Craftsmanship

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We believe that honest design articulated through unique material and impeccable craftsmanship will withstand the test of time.  We design our furniture to showcase the history and character of each hand-selected piece of wood, rather than force-fitting the material into a specific design.  Every item is also created by hand using both traditional methods and modern techniques.  The final result is exceptional furniture that’s made to last a lifetime.

Contact us at:
35 Lehigh St.
Geneva, NY 14456
866.599.6722
info@milesandmay.com

Material

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Nearly 90 percent of our wood is reclaimed, recycled, or from local non-commercial sources.  This dedication runs deeper than environmental consciousness.  Its about sourcing the right material for the right design, and most of our material can't be bought at a lumber yard.  We hand select virtually every timber we use and have it milled and dried to our specifications.  Our design process stays true to each piece of wood so that we may share with you what we find special in it.  This process is time consuming, often spanning years but the end result is well worth the wait: material and form that are meant to be together.

Community

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We draw inspiration from our community and our physical surroundings.  In addition to donating 10% of our net profits to local charities, we operate mentor and internship programs for young adults to ensure that American design and craftsmanship live on.  Every raw material also comes from as close to home as possible to support local business and protect the environment.  For us, home is the Cracker Factory, a 65,000 square foot turn of the century complex in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  Half of the factory is dedicated to our manufacturing facilities while the remainder is used for artistic and community development: gallery and exhibition space, artist studios, and a letterpress printing shop.  The community space regularly hosts arts events, live performances and literary events curated by our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, 3 Stories.  To learn more about the Cracker Factory, visit thecrackerfactory.org.

Press

Fine Woodworking

November 2014

New York Times

May 2014

Architect Magazine

March 2014

Dwell

March 2014

Dwell

July / August 2013

Dwell

November 2012

Interior Design

October 2012

Metropolis

June 2012

New York Times

May 2012

Interior Design

May 2012

Interior Design

October 2010

Interior Design

 October 2010

New York Spaces

September 2010

New York Times

January 2010

Interior Design

October 2009

Interior Design

May 2009

Design Today

December 2008

Men's Journal

November 2008

Robb Report

November 2006

Home Miami

October 2006

Home

January 2006

Time Out New York

November 2005

Elements of Living

September 2005

Metropolitan Home

September 2005

For Rent

January 2005

Interior Design

May 2004 

Oprah

Spring 2004