Thoughtful Sophistication—Interview with Scott Kester

We’ve been talking about Thoughtful Sophistication™ a lot in our studios; what it means to us and what we hope it means to others. Of course, there’s our Thoughtful Sophistication collection—but it’s more than just the products and finishes you see.  It’s a way to move Beyond the Barn™  to see the other side of reclaimed wood, options that are sleek and modern with a soul. 

However, nothing good comes from just talking in your own bubble, so we reached out to some of our design friends to get their take on Thoughtful Sophistication. 


I had the fantastic opportunity to chat with Scott Kester of Scott Kester Design.  His work in hospitality and restaurant design can be seen throughout many well-known and regarded establishments like Coi, Plum, Sushi Samba, Lotus, and Gramercy New York. We talked about the quality of “old wood”, why there are mirrors behind a banquet, and where’s the next place we have to eat in NYC.

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