Brooklyn-based design studio Harold was founded in 2015 by Reed Hansuld and Joel Seigle. As it turns out, both designers had a grandfather named Harold, and the name was a clever reference to their family histories. During this Fall 2019 season of Maison & Objet in Paris, international audiences got to see what the creative label is all about.
House Tipster Industry partner and Maison & Objet Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter spoke exclusively with Seigle at Harold’s booth ahead of this season’s Rising Talent Awards, at which the brand was honored with other up-and-coming brands from around the United States.
In just a few years, the Harold brand has really taken off and found its footing. The company is known for turning out specialty racks for holding record albums, candelabras, mixed-material accessories, ceramic planters for low-tech greenery, and many luxurious wood objects, including rolling filters made from maple shavings.
Many of Harold’s products on display at Maison & Objet were created to be different scales of one another: from a warm walnut wood and brass candelabra to a 22-inch mirror with similar lines, and a full coffee table, each item celebrates fluidity and exceptional source materials.
“When we received the award, we used it as a launching point to come up with some great new things,” Seigle shared. “We went all out and decided to make some furniture. We wanted to make this form that looked like it came from one sheet.”
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To hear more from Patti Carpenter’s interview with Joe Seigle and see more of Harold’s designs, be sure to catch a recap of House Tipster Industry’s exclusive Paris live stream in the video player below.
Stay tuned for even more of our upcoming Maison & Objet coverage, including additional exclusive profiles of Rising Talent Award winners. Make sure to also catch every compelling episode of our House Tipster Live series, filmed in Paris.