Simple Pleasures

Modern Decor

1swingsFew objects are more emblematic of the simple pleasures of a long, lazy summer than a gently swaying tree swing—which is why the pure, basic beauty of these hand-carved swings found at the Hudson, New York gallery and workshop Culture+Commerce Project got our attention immediately. Designed and made by the New York studio Dzierlenga F+U, the swings are crafted from cedar and reclaimed oak, threaded with hemp rope, and finished with copper detailing—and reflect a humble utilitarian elegance, coupled with a seasoned appreciation for a product thoughtfully made.

Which may, in the end, be an apt description for Culture+Commerce Project, a creative endeavor predicated on showcasing the work of emerging New York-based artists and artisans engaged in hand made, sustainably sourced, and locally produced contemporary furnishings and accessories. An admirable mission, by any measure—and we, for one, hope Culture+Commerce Project remains squarely in…the swing of things…for quite some time.

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Images: Culture+Commerce Project

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  1. sj

    May 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you for featuring our Hand-Made in NY Oak Swing! We are in Hudson NY- 2 hours north of NYC- 3 hours West of Boston. Come visit us! We ship- of course! culture+commerce project works with 20+ makers from the Hudson Valley to Brooklyn. Custom, contemporay hand-crafted in NY. Furniture, lighting, accessories, jewelry, fine art AND SWINGS….

    • Elliot Moore

      Feb 3, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      I’m so interested in your swings. I’d like to get one to hang in my loft. I live in New York City – do you all have a phone number where I can call and talk to someone about ordering?
      Thank you! :)

      • Promila Shastri

        Feb 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

        Hi Elliot, Thanks for your inquiry. The swing in the editorial is not a 2Modern product. Kindly consult the links included in the article for more information. Good luck!

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