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Just one look at Syrette Lew's wooden wares, and you know she's one to watch. The former West Elm designer just took home two awards from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, for her sublime mirrors, chairs, and credenzas. In fact, we want all the designs from her line, Moving Mountains. It's modern and minimalist — with a wink or two.
We swung by the Hawaii-native's chill Bushwick studio to discuss craftsmanship, family heirlooms, and her enviable, laid-back style. Make no mistake, Lew has the relaxed cool-girl vibe on lock. Ahead, a tour that will leave you wanting to makeover your house (and possibly adopt a Pomeranian, too). Be prepared to want every single piece.
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