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Brighten things up! Liuku Pendants & UMA Sound Lantern (NEW)

August 1, 2016

Let there be light!

Designed by Finnish designer Maija Puoskari, Liuku is a contemporary LED pendant lamp with an oak base and glass shade. Available with clear glass or in three beautiful tones of smoke, gradient violet or deep dark. Liuku’s wooden ball or tear drop shaped base can be used alone as a single pendant, or to create a rows and clusters for both residential and commercial environments.

Liuku violet gradient, ball and drop

Mater liuku pendant in drop smoke, shown in an environment

Good design is indistinguishable from magic

Pablo’s UMA Sound Lantern is the ultimate multi-tasker, combining a portable warm LED lamp and 360° high fidelity surround sound speakers into one innovative product. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can stream the highest quality audio wirelessly from your smart phone or tablet-any mobile device. The UMA is strikingly elegant and easy to use. With touch sensitive volume control and an intuitive full-range light control dial, using the UMA feels a little bit like having magic powers. Weighing less than 3lbs and with a handy leather strap, the UMA goes where you go. Liven up the party and brighten up your life!
UMA Sound Lantern - with hand for scale
UMA Sound Lantern - on floor


WantedDesign 2016 Press Release

May 11, 2016

DESU DESIGN brings the Mercury to WantedDesign at Terminal Stores, Manhattan
NEW YORK, NY – May 11, 2016

DESU DESIGN presents the Mercury table, a precisely engineered sculptural piece fit for the world stage.

With shows throughout the city and spanning nearly two weeks, NYCxDESIGN 2016 rivals showings in Milan and London. At WantedDesign Manhattan, exhibitors hail from across the globe, and include Brooklyn’s own DESU DESIGN. Forget the image of a lone, bearded hipster; Brooklyn is an internationally recognized hub for design talent and technology. DESU DESIGN has been on the forefront of this scene since moving to the borough in 2000.

DESU DESIGN’s founder, David E. Scott, looks to the intersection of technology and the natural world when exploring forms and materials. Inspired by the effect of surface tension on a drop of mercury, DESU’s Mercury table presents a seamless curved form that is finished to perfection. Technical sophistication and exquisite craft give the Mercury table its edge, or rather, its curves.

The Mercury table’s mirror polished stainless steel top rests on a blackened steel base like a bead of water on a freshly waxed car. Elemental in its design and effect, the Mercury table is at once visually weighted and light. Conceived as a centerpiece, the table’s low and highly reflective surface is constantly changing as it incorporates the viewer, the light and its surroundings. Whether in a humming and vibrant public space, or a tranquil and airy home, the Mercury amplifies the qualities of its environment.

Founded in 1998, award-winning DESU DESIGN has built a reputation for work that is minimal, elegant and playful. DESU’s signature is simplicity of form and structure, and a reductive approach to the design process. DESU’s innovative products for the home consistently blur the boundary between art and design, and the studio has a decades-long reputation for fabrication expertise. With studios in Brooklyn, NY and Stratton, VT, DESU’s inspiration comes from the forms found in nature, the history of modern design, and the combined beauty of geometry and the machine.

Best known for the Symbol Coat Rack and 1-Line Spice Rack, the studio’s line includes furniture, outdoor sculptural seating, serving pieces and accessories. DESU’s production methods merge the finest materials, cutting edge technology, and the unmatched skill of the human hand. DESU DESIGN’s work can be purchased at and select retailers.


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Join us at Wanted Design Manhattan May 13-16, 2016

May 4, 2016

Wanted Design Manhattan logo

Join us during NYCxDESIGN, NYC’s official citywide celebration of design. We’ll be exhibiting our Mercury table at WantedDesign in Manhattan May 13-16


Learn more and register to attend:

Visit us at Booth 44

Holiday Shipping Schedule – Quick Ship Gifts

December 10, 2015

Want to know exactly when you can expect your items to arrive, before you place an order? The following products take 2-7 days for delivery, depending on your location within the USA. See the map below for time in transit.

 UPS holiday shipping

Luxurious Leather: NEW designs from OROPOPO & Alice Tacheny

October 21, 2015
We love quality leather for its durability, natural beauty, variation and raw appeal.  We’re proud to introduce two new designs that highlight the allure of leather.

Oropopo - Filly Basket in Natural

OROPOPO’s Filly Basket is like nothing else we have seen. Designed by Ka’rolė Mazeika and Grady Jaynes in their New Mexico studio, the Filly references an icon of the American West – an upturned Cowboy Hat. The lattice work pattern gives the basket a lightness while casting beautiful, intricate shadows.
2 Tasche Wall Pockets in Brown & Dark Brown
Alice Tacheny’s work embodies a clarity of form and understated grace, as demonstrated in the Tasche Wall Pocket. Constructed of thick latigo leather, folded into an envelope shape and hand stitched with waxed twine, the Tasche Wall Pocket is perfectly refined.
JZD Leather Link - flexible trivet or iPad holder
While not new to our site, JZD:MERCANTILE’s Leather Link iPad Stand is a superb companion to these other leather pieces, showing off the possibility of the material in a completely different way. When lying flat, the Link is a functional, durable multipurpose surface, but its links can be articulated into subtle positions to hold an iPad in place vertically or horizontally.

The perfect gift for Dad? Beautiful, well-crafted, & FUN!

June 3, 2015

We all want to find the perfect gift for the ones we love. We want to give something that is functional, beautiful, and used every day. But what about something that is purely fun? Our most prized possessions are often tied to fond memories. Share in the enjoyment of a timeless American tradition with the heirloom-quality Stickbat.
Boy playing with Stickbat
Chances are if you played stickball growing up, you used an improvised bat: a broom handle, a broken hockey stick, or a similar item reclaimed from the trash. You might be lucky if these bats lasted through the game, let alone a whole summer. Designer Travis James reimagines the traditionally expendable stickball bat as a handsome plaything meant to be loved for generations.
Stickbats in varies finishes
Each Stickbat is crafted from carefully selected premium hardwood, lathe turned, and wrapped with soft deer tan leather. The bats are available in your preference of either Oiled Walnut, Blackened Walnut, Whitewashed Maple or Oxidized Maple with the choice of a black or a white leather grip. The set also include two cork balls, one white and one black, designed to be easy on the bat (and any nearby windows). Manufactured by MAY Furniture Co. in Brooklyn, NY.

Go make memories!

Oxidized Maple Stickbat with two cork balls

3 Gift Ideas Under $50

April 30, 2015
Searching for the perfect gift? We have 3 options sure to please, each for less than $50 including free shipping within the USA.
1:2 Candle Holders
1:2 Candle Holders – Set of 4, $48

Machined from a solid block of aluminum, the 1:2 Candle Holders are perfectly proportioned and striking in their simplicity. Sleek and substantial, these candle holders effortlessly fit into many design schemes, making them the perfect gift. Designed to fit standard tea light candles.

Lift Trivet
Lift Trivet, $48
Brand new at DESU DESIGN, the solid brass Lift Trivet does exactly what its name implies—lifts hot pots and warm dishes above the surface of your table or counter top. This minimal object with a simple purpose offers graceful protection from heat. When not in use, the undulating Lift Trivet is still lovely to look at.
Leather Coasters
Leather Coasters – Set of 6, $38 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
With this set of square Leather Coasters, focus is on the natural beauty and variation of heavy-duty, vegetable-tanned bridle leather. Elegant in their simplicity but with a raw appeal, these understated brown Leather Coasters protect your furniture in style. Custom monogramming is available at no additional charge for a personalized gift.

Happy 2015!

January 20, 2015
At DESU DESIGN, we believe that simplicity is the ultimate luxury. We strive to bring you objects that have been pared down to their finest, cleanest, and most harmonious expression. As we settle into the New Year, we offer a roundup of our favorite products from 2014 – products of the highest quality, conceived in this philosophy. Here’s to the year behind us, and the year ahead!

Leather Coasters
With this set of Leather Coasters, focus is on the natural beauty and variation of heavy-duty, vegetable-tanned bridle leather. Elegant in their simplicity but with a raw appeal, these understated Leather Coasters protect your furniture in style. Custom monogramming is available. Designed by Jim Zivic & Tiffany Wheat and manufactured by JZD:MERCANTILE in the USA.
Pendulum Door Knocker in Brushed Stainless Steel
When it comes to outdoor design, a home’s first impression is its entryway – make a statement with a sculptural door knocker. Originally conceived in stately silicon bronze, the Pendulum door knocker is now available in brushed stainless steel for a clean contemporary look. Highlighting the beauty of simple, well-balanced geometric forms, the unadorned Pendulum is as much a work of minimalist art as it is functional hardware. Designed by David E. Scott and manufactured by DESU DESIGN in the USA.
E2 Bronze Console Table
Starting from the same basic form as our beloved EDGE Table, the E2 Bronze Console Table takes it to the next level in brilliant bronze. This versatile console table is perfect for narrow entryways, along the back of a sofa, or as an accent table in the dining room. Constructed from solid silicon bronze (the alloy used in most fine art castings) the streamlined E2 is shines in warm rich metallic. The living bronze finish will develop a beautiful patina over time. Designed by David E. Scott and manufactured by DESU DESIGN in our Vermont studio.
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