Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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D E S I G N B E S P O K E It's hard to imagine a successful furniture business without a showroom, but don't tell Capers Cauthen, owner of Landrum Tables. Word of mouth has served him just fne. "Wherever a table is, that's the showroom," he says. In that case, Cauthen has showrooms throughout Europe, 32 states and all over Charleston: Bull Street Gourmet, Prohibition, Whole Foods, Fig and the Fat Hen to name only a handful. Those places all have such a good vibe, could it be because of the tables? Cauthen marries modern construction technology with local antique wood to create functional, American primitive tables with a sense of history and a dash of Hepplewhite in the slender, tapered legs. You'll know a Landrum table when you see one by its fne lines and rough wood. They're earthy and streamlined, rustic yet honed, textured and spare all at once. "I'm an outdoorsman, so it's a look inspired by old slab boards and hunt tables," he says. It's a look that people have responded well to. Cauthen has been in the table business only six years but already his pieces have been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Country Living, Architectural Digest, and the most recent issue of Woodcraft Magazine. You don't get an eye for this kind of work overnight. Though NO TWO ARE ALIKE BY TOR I COSCAS | PHOTOG RAPHY BY HOLG E R OB E NAUS 240 CSD landrum tables merges history, form and function

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