Volk Furniture, a design studio founded by Brian Volk-Zimmerman and based in Brooklyn, New York, may be full of contemporary pieces, but the designs allude to an honored past through its focus on wood materials and tribal-like patterns. Considering that the studio's name pays tribute to the Volk Furniture designer's great-great-great-great grandfather, John Volk, a furniture maker of local renown in the early 19th century, it is only fitting that is the case.
From cabinets to tables, Volk Furniture recently debuted new pieces during this year's New York Design Week. Each one is full of geometry and color. In addition to the striking hand-painted details, Volk Furniture incorporates brass embellishments to add a bit of elegance to the otherwise sleek rustic designs.