The Octagon Dining Table is an Award Winning Design

Hickory Chair Furniture Company announced the winners of its Centennial Design Challenge in the January 2012 issue of ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST magazine. INSTUDIO interior Design Director Samuel Fleming Lewis of San Francisco was the proclaimed winner of the design professional category with his Octagon Dining Table. Hickory Furniture Company was founded in 1911 in Hickory, North Carolina and continues to handcraft fine custom furniture on the site where it was founded.

The Octagon Dining Table was inspired by a crystal candlestick designed by the American architectural master Frank Lloyd Wright. The table would be at home in a contemporary, modernist or mid-century interior. The simple geometric shapes can be a counterpoint to a traditional dining room or used as a center table in a grand foyer.

Lewis designs home furnishings with no boundaries.  His contemporary aesthetic has developed through his interest in art, architecture, craft and designs from many periods, styles and cultures. His timeless and sculptural designs are suited to mix with anyone’s personal style.

Samuel is one of the few furniture designers that continue the tradition of developing his ideas through the art of hand drafting.  Mechanical pencils, plastic triangles, architectural measuring scales along with crisp white vellum paper are the media used to cultivate his drawings and designs rather than reliance on computers.

The INSTUDIO Design Director is thrilled to have the Octagon Table selected as a winner by this iconic American furniture manufacturer. Samuel’s winning entry will be produced by Hickory Chair Furniture Company as his prize in 2012. Visit to see the realized Octagon Table next year.

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