Designer Carol Kurth Launches Her Own Furniture Line
We spoke with local architect and designer Carol Kurth, who recently introduced her new furniture line, Urban Edge.
Photo by Hulya Kolabas
What made you decide to design a furniture line?
I’ve been designing custom pieces for my clients my entire career — everything from the smallest detail to the entire suite of furnishings for an apartment or a home. The idea of a furniture collection has been on my radar for a long time, but about a year ago I decided to focus and develop the home-furnishings aspect of our business and offer it to a wider audience.
What was your inspiration for this line?
The collection features a mix of materials, such as luxurious wood finishes and lustrous metal detailing, introducing a cohesive thread of design throughout the collection, which was inspired by the architecture of New York City.
Do you have a favorite piece?
I’m partial to the Squarish Chair, as it has evolved to have a life beyond simply the functionality of its intended purpose as seating. The chair in its InBloom iteration is currently on tour at various art galleries [Forward Contemporary in Katonah, Sorelle Gallery in New Canaan, and this fall its headed to Galleria Ca’ d’Oro in New York City].
• 30 pieces in the line
• $5,000 for chairs up to $20,000 for a showstopping dining room table
• The collection is available to the trade and by special order at www.carolkurth.com or by calling 914.234.2595