• Credit: Courtesy ARCHER

ARCHER, a Washington, D.C.-based furniture design, fabrication, and retailing company, has created a collection with Jacobsen Architecture. Working closely with Washington’s Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA, and Simon Jacobsen, Assoc. AIA, ARCHER has created a 50-piece furniture line based on classic modern pieces they’ve designed for custom residential clients over the years. “Everything is as Hugh and Simon designed it,” says ARCHER’s Robert Chapman. “It’s made locally, at our own cabinet shop and upholstery shop.”

My first question to Chapman was whether Jacobsen Architecture’s supremely orderly egg-crate bookshelves would be available, and indeed they will. “All the iconic Jacobsen stuff” is part of the collection, he says. Chapman’s personal favorite is the cruciform-based Vero coffee table, shown at left. The Jacobsen Collection launches at ARCHER on Oct. 18, and may be available in other brick-and-mortar locations soon.