We live in a time of abundant design stores and online interior retailers that churn out fast furniture in a similar way the fashion behemoths turn over fast fashion. While many of us are constantly on the look out for interesting, modern, well-crafted design pieces at a truly affordable cost, sometimes it’s hard not to resort to the typical catalog companies and Ikeas of the world. Personally, I’d prefer to buy directly from a carpenter, artisan, or maker—there’s something about this exchange that feels more personal—but I often don’t find products I truly love at a price I can pay. Thankfully, OneFortyThree is here to fill the void.
What originally started as a blog by Logan Hendrickson and his wife, Roxy, to chronicle their move into a new house in Henderson, Nevada (“143″ was their house number), quickly transformed into a design business when the duo realized they needed furniture and lighting to fill their new abode. Logan had woodworking knowledge but wanted to expand upon it and challenge himself, so he started making lights and chairs. What’s so incredible about his products, other than the fact that they’re streamlined and beautifully designed, is that he’s tested them all in his own home as well as those of his friends and family and proudly stands by his products.
His lights come in various styles, materials, and colors. There are simple sconces in black or white metal with filament bulbs and corresponding or contrasting wood and brass components, as well as bare bulb pendant lights in both neutral and bright colors. I’m a huge fan of his swinging wall lamp and seafoam green table lamp, and his latest work has yielded classic sets of string lights. But beyond that, Hendrickson offers killer seating, too, in the form of walnut rockers and armchairs. He sells online and in his Etsy shop (don’t forget to check out the magazine racks and multifaceted planters) and looks to be adding credenzas and storage units to the mix. I’m thrilled to see what OneFortyThree continues to come up with and love that this is their company policy:
“I stand behind my workmanship. Although I push myself to try new things and construction techniques, I have confidence in what I build.”