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  • Balcones Chair
  • Esther Chair
  • Waverly Lounge Chair
  • Balcones Chair
  • Esther Chair
  • Waverly Lounge Chair
  • Waverly Sofa
  • Albers Stool
  • Alba Stools
  • Waverly Sofa
  • Albers Stool
  • Alba Stools
  • Sidney Dining Table
  • Slab Table 1
  • Slab Table 2
  • Sidney Dining Table
  • Slab Table
  • Slab Table
  • Montoya Coffee Table
  • Segal Coffee Table
  • Montoya Side Table
  • Montoya Coffee Table
  • Segal Coffee Table
  • Montoya Side Table
  • Bed Side Table
  • Carlisle Desk
  • Solomon Desk
  • Bed Side Table
  • Carlisle Desk
  • Solomon Desk
  • Saw Horse Desk
  • Brooklyn Bed
  • Sidney Bed
  • Saw Horse Desk
  • Brooklyn Bed
  • Sidney Bed
  • Day Bed
  • Tall Brooklyn Dresser
  • Low Brooklyn Dresser
  • Day Bed
  • Tall Brooklyn Dresser
  • Low Brooklyn Dresser
  • Lot 40 Shelf
  • Janeto Step Stool
  • Abner Tool Box
  • Lot 40 Shelf
  • Janeto Step Stool
  • Abner Tool Box
  • Ticomo Utensil Holder
  • Cutting Boards
  • Coasters
  • Ticomo Utensil Holder
  • Abner Tool Box
  • Coasters
Frijolillo Wood

wood SPECIES:

FRIJOLILLO


ALL FRIJOLILLO COMES FROM TREES 100-150 YEARS OLD FELLED DURING HURRICANE FELIX IN 2007. FRIJOLILLO IS A HEAVY AND DENCE WOOD THAT IS LIGHT IN COLOR AND VERY DURABLE. FRIJOLILLO HAS LONG CONSISTENT GRAIN PATTERNS THAT BLEND TOGETHER AND WORK VERY WELL FOR FURNITURE.



WOOD ORIGIN: ROSITA,
NORTH ATLANTIC AUTONMOUS REGION, NICARAGUA

Nogal Wood

wood SPECIES:

NOGAL


ALL NOGAL COMES FROM TREES 50-70 YEARS OLD. NOGAL IS COMMONLY USED AS A SHADE TREE FOR COFFEE PLANTATIONS IN NICARAGUA. ONCE THE NOGAL TREES BECOME TOO LARGE THEY ARE REPLACED WITH SMALLER TREES THAT PROVIDE MORE ADEQUATE SHADING. NOGAL IS MEDIUM WEIGHT AND HARDNESS AND IS A CONSISTENT DEEP BROWN COLOR.



WOOD ORIGIN: MATAGALPA,
NICARAGUA

Cedro Macho Wood

wood SPECIES:

CEDRO MACHO


ALL CEDRO MACHO COME FROM TREES 100-150 YEARS OLD FELLED DURING HURRICANE FELIX IN 2007. CEDRO MACHO IS IN THE SAME FAMILY AS MAHOGANY BUT HAS A SLIGHTY LIGHTER REDDISH COLOR.



WOOD ORIGIN: ROSITA,
NORTH ATLANTIC AUTONMOUS REGION, NICARAGUA

Nanciton Wood

wood SPECIES:

NANCITON


ALL NANCITON COMES FROM TREES 100-150 YEARS OLD FELLED DURING HURICANE FELIX IN 2007. NANCITON IS A DEEP BROWNISH PURPLE WITH STRAIGHT CONSISTENT GRAIN PATTERNS. OVER TIME NANCITON WILL DARKEN AND LOOK SIMILAR TO WALNUT.



WOOD ORIGIN: ROSITA,
NORTH ATLANTIC AUTONMOUS REGION, NICARAGUA

Teak Wood

wood SPECIES:

TEAK


ALL TEAK COMES FROM TREES 20-40 YEARS OLD TAKEN FROM PLANTATIONS AROUND NICARAGUA. TEAK PLANTATIONS ADD VALUE TO LAND USED FOR CATTLE FARMING AS WELL AS FILTER LARGE AMOUNTS OF C02 WITH THEIR LARGE LEAVES. PLANTATION TEAK IS LIGHTER IN COLOR THEN OLD GROWTH TEAK BUT IS STILL A FAVORITE AMOUNG WOODWORKERS FOR ITS SMOOTH GRAIN AND WORKABILITY



WOOD ORIGIN: RAMA,
CARRIBEAN COAST, NICARAGUA

Aarons Workshop

"silla" making the balcones chair

Sturdy, fair and functional, Aaron Poritz Furniture embodies a sustainable system of sourcing, fabrication and design. The process begins with wood from coffee and teak plantation trees as well as from old growth trees felled by Hurricane Felix and sourced from the North Atlantic Autonomous Region on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Aaron Poritz Furniture believes knowing where the wood is sourced is vital in developing a lasting connection and appreciation for the furniture.


Aaron Poritz approaches each piece with a desire to combine strength, comfort, efficiency, quality and design. He focuses on limiting waste and using the strength of the tropical hard woods so the furniture uses no more material then necessary. Each piece is designed using expressive twists on classic wood joinery, showing off the geometric connections and allows the furniture’s structure to be seen and understood. The result is high-quality furniture that people feel good about owning.


Aaron is an American-born designer who splits his time between Managua, Nicaragua and New York City. His architecture studies at the California College of the Arts instilled in him the principles of sustainability, a guiding force that continues to inform his design today. Before graduating in 2008, he designed the award winning Refract House for the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Having established his studio in 2012, Aaron specializes in responsibly sourced hardwood furniture for the home as well as hospitality and work environments.


For all furniture inquiries please contact Aaron. Showroom visits available by appointment.


P (917) 755 2948

E ap@aaronporitz.com

180 Bainbridge Street. Brooklyn, NY



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June 10, 2013


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The Red Hen just had its grand opening in Washington D.C. I sourced and fabricated all the custom chairs and bar stools, tables, benches, wide plank flooring, ceiling and even the baby bar stools. Everything came out great and the restaurant has been full every night. Stop by and check it out in person, 1822 First St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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January 18, 2013


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Sorting through the 10 foot raw edge slabs stored in the lumber yard.

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Carrying the Nanciton slab to the sander.

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Custom steel legs being fabricated for the raw edge table.

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Lester working on the Seaton Chair.

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Working to extract a fallen Jatoba Tree in the jungle.

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View looking up the massive trunk of the Jatoba tree.

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Getting a little help from the local OX to pull out our truck from the river.

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Sidney Dining table in progress.

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Nogal from a local coffee plantation.

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Lester starting on the Balcones Chair.

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Caleb filming "silla" at the mill.

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First time sitting in the Balcones Chair.

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Legs for the Esther Chair.

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Aram Terry's five-year-old Teak trees on his plantation.

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Working on the Brooklyn Bed.

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The Maderas Sostenibles team finishing loading a shipment heading to Washington, D.C.

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