WallGoldfinger Furniture, a division of Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport, Mass., recently unveiled a new conference table, credenza and waste receptacle line. It targets the ‘resimercial market’, a design trend that incorporates a home-like atmosphere in workplace gathering spaces such as lobbies and cafés.
Named Doko, pieces in the new line feature unique rounded corners. The name was inspired by the inverted shape of doko baskets used by porters to carry goods in regions like Nepal. Mark Richey, president of Mark Richey Woodworking, is an elite mountain climber who has climbed Mount Everest in Nepal and supported poverty relief efforts in the country.
“To me, this new line is a reminder of not just the shape of the doko basket, but the strength and integrity of both the basket and the people who utilize it,” says Richey.
“Nepal is a rugged place with people of remarkable endurance. The setting of this furniture in corporate America will be quite different than its roots but offer the market the same lasting durability of its namesake. There is something very special in that.”
WallGoldfinger joined Mark Richey Woodworking two years ago and all WallGoldfinger Furniture is now made at Richey’s 130,000 sq.-ft. factory.
“We’re excited about this line and where it will place us within the fixed conference and resimercial market,” says John Wall, vice president of sales for WallGoldfinger Furniture.
“WallGoldfinger has historically been known for its custom work and reconfigurable table lines, but we know easier to spec, fixed conference lines are in high demand. We are pleased to provide designers and businesses a new, versatile option.”
For more, visit www.markrichey.com.
This article was originally published in the March 2021 issue.