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July 14, 2014

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Marco Bogazzi once designed products for Tiffany & Co., Hunter Fan and the medical industry. Ten years ago, the industrial designer felt a pull to connect with nature and turned his attention to wood.

The company: Atlanta-based Marco Bogazzi designs and fabricates custom wood furniture with clean, modern lines.

The founder: Born in New Jersey of Italian immigrants, Bogazzi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial design from the Pratt Institute School of Art and Design (NY). After working in the corporate world, he opened a furniture-making studio in Panama in 2006. Last year, he moved to the Atlanta area. When he is not creating his own furniture, Bogazzi designs products for the Big Green Egg in Atlanta.

The goods: Tractor seat stool in cherry and walnut ($700); Osteria dining chairs in walnut ($750, pictured below); Hewn barstool in solid maple and mahogany ($300); and folding outdoor chairs in mahogany ($500, seen below).

Hot seats: The Hewn barstools, which were developed a few months after moving to the Atlanta area, have become a best seller. In Panama, Bogazzi sold more than 100 of the Osteria chairs to restaurants and homeowners.

Where to buy: In the Atlanta area, at Atlanta MADE, 1187 Howell Mill Road NW (atlantamade.us). Also at www.bogazzi.com.

 

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