From a long-held interest in art and antiquity sprang the idea to design one-of-a-kind assemblages that manifest the lasting character and rich patina of aged iron, metal, glass, stone and other vintage materials. Martha Pool’s elegantly eclectic candlesticks coupled with pure, hand-poured beeswax candles are a favorite among interior designers and other clients seeking unusual accessories to enhance both the home and corporate environment.
The name chosen for her enterprise is just as creatively unusual as her work. “Objets Lang Syne” is a French and Scottish blend that she translates as “objects of desire from times long since.” “I feel more at home surrounded by the old rather than the new,” says Martha. She and husband Robert enjoy working in tandem, infusing their passion for collecting with artistic expression.
Robert is a noted furniture maker whose designs run the gamut from massive mirrors to stylized furniture pieces and distinctive re-interpretations of antique and vintage furniture. With their deep appreciation for reclaimed materials, the pair incorporate a sizable amount of salvaged items into their work. Their Kingsland studio and adjacent gallery showcase their innovative designs as well as an impressive selection of American and European antiques and vintage furnishings, architecturals and original art.
Growing in popularity is their “First Saturday” sales event held the first Saturday of each month. A great selection of antique and vintage pieces are brought in each month by a growing number of dealers.