Taos, New Mexico Designer Emily Henry Introduces Hand Carved Millicent Furniture Collection

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Interior designer Emily Henry announces one-of-a-kind, custom works inspired by the landscape and people of New Mexico at ICFF in New York City; hand carved by Taos artisans, Millicent’s heirloom-quality North American wood pieces are both functional and striking

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Millicent’s one-of-a-kind pieces are a result of over 200 hours of drawing, carving and fine-tuning. The furniture’s motifs—which pull details from New Mexico’s topography, agriculture and fabrics—are distilled from Henry’s original drawings.

Interior designer Emily Henry is pleased to introduce Millicent; an heirloom-quality furniture collection inspired by New Mexico’s expansive landscape and rich history of artisan handcraft. Fusing hints of Spanish Colonial craftsmanship with modernist ethos, Millicent’s hand carved collection includes: credenzas, end tables, desks, and custom built-ins. From conception to realization, each piece embodies weeks of artisan hand labor, exuding craft and quality.

Born in Taos to an artist and an architect, Emily Henry grew up on the Mabel Dodge Luhan Compound just behind the Nicolai Fechin House. Raised among artists in a creative setting, Henry was continuously influenced by the architecture of her Northern New Mexican surroundings and by the area’s pioneering luminaries. After 15 years of working as an interior designer in nearby Santa Fe, Henry began to see the need for both function and art, which guided her decision to begin designing the bold works that now encompass the Millicent brand.

“I was exposed to some original pieces and custom interpretations made popular during FDR’s Works Progress Administration in the late 1930’s. The furniture was so different, but extremely functional and breathed this noticeable life into any space,” said Henry. “I started Millicent to not only pursue my design passions, but to hopefully continue to revitalize some of these past traditions of bespoke American manufacturing.”

Millicent’s one-of-a-kind pieces are a result of over 200 hours of drawing, carving and fine-tuning. The furniture’s motifs—which pull details from New Mexico’s topography, agriculture and fabrics—are distilled from Henry’s original drawings. Taos-based craftsman then work to carve sourced pine, poplar, and walnut down to reveal the intricate relief patterns. Pulls are comprised of unique castings or custom fabrications, mounted in a way a jeweler would mount a precious stone, and the interior is painted a turquoise hue, which captures the clear Taos blue skies.

Millicent will be exhibiting at this year’s ICFF high-end furniture show at the Javits Center in NYC from May 16-19 (Booth #2442). For press inquiries and to schedule a time to meet with Emily and her team on-site, please contact Kathleen(AT)jlhmedia.com.

Millicent’s studio is located at 227 East Palace Ave. Visits are by appointment only. To inquire about a visit, please call 575 737 8129. Furniture can also be purchased at the John Brooks Incorporated Showrooms in Scottsdale, AZ (480 675 8828) and Denver, CO (303 698 9977).

For press inquiries, contact:
Kathleen Langlois
JLH Media
413 374 7655
kathleen(AT)jlhmedia.com

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About Millicent Furniture: Millicent furniture pieces are inspired by the rich landscape and history of Northern New Mexico. Celebrated interior designer and owner Emily Henry designs and produces the heirloom-quality pine, poplar and walnut works, which are hand carved by artisans in Taos, New Mexico. Each piece honors the area’s deep traditions and paves the way toward a new iconic era of craft and artistry. All series are limited and each piece is numbered as it embarks on a journey as an iconic and treasured heirloom. http://millicentfurniture.com

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