Among our longest-running lines, The Milling Road Collection has evolved over the decades — but has always stayed true to its promise of timeless forms for a casual lifestyle. Though decidedly Old World, the collection is able to transcend genre through its mixabilty and simplicity.
The latest additions to the collection represent a further evolution, a broader range of styles with impeccable craftsmanship. These authentic styles were inspired during trips around the world, from antique shops to boutiques and flea markets; from cosmopolitan cities to pastoral hamlets. While the classic DNA remains, the spirit of these pieces exudes modernity. Here are seven of these distinct new designs, each showcasing the global influence of the collection.
Relaxed Traditional: Breton Dining Chair
The Breton Dining Arm Chair has a stately presence, in part because of its substantial scale. For this reason it works well as a host chair or flanker — and it could even hold its own as an occasional chair. The turned arm and leg provide a sense of Baroque ornamentation, while the straightforward rectilinear form offers a more modern effect. For a traditional look, choose a wood finish; for an updated look, try it in Shale (as shown); or for a more casual environment, choose a finish from our Designer Palette program.
Scandinavian Style: Katrine Chest
The Katrine Chest catches the eye with its Scandinavian-inspired reeded diamond breakfront, which plays with the light at different angles. Its neutral Frost finish and perfect scale allow it to work in any room — whether beneath a vanity in a bedroom, as a sideboard in a dining room, or as a chest flanking a doorway or fireplace in a living room.
Modern Industrial: Colonnade Cocktail Table
The Colonnade Cocktail Table is at once both rustic and industrial. Its rugged metal base in an unpolished Kettle finish lends a studio-made appeal, while the Shale finish on its wire-brushed acacia planes was inspired by an old country farmhouse. The table is a good length to pair with a longer sofa — and is perfect for displaying larger-scale objet d’art. One could even place the table at the foot of a bed as a bench for storage.
Eastern Casual: Tanabe Side Table
The Tanabe Side Table adds warmth and texture to the room. It draws from Japanese design, using natural rattan and wood materials that bring the outdoors inside. For this reason, the table is at home in a sun room. It’s also well-suited as a drink or book table — and can even be used for seating in a pinch.
Exotic Neutral: Han Cabinet
The versatile Han Cabinet takes its inspiration from designs of the Han Dynasty. Its simple structure and hand-planed, -painted and -rubbed finish gives it an antique look that mixes easily with any style room. The design features additional doors on each side of the cabinet for easy access to the interior. Use it as a dry bar, a chest or a server, or stack it beneath the Han Open Case for a striking display case.
Provincial Accent: Fletcher Accent Table
The Fletcher Side Table was inspired by a provincial piece found in a New Orleans antique shop. The three-legged iron design is reminiscent of a time when tavern floors were so uneven, four-legged furniture would not stay steady. The triangular shape commands the eye, while the Kettle finish maintains a humble and rustic appeal. The form is functional as well: the angles of the table encourage flanking lounge chairs to the same angle, providing an intimate conversation setting. Another item that can be used as a stool if seating is limited.
Baroque Flourish: Malabar Breakfast Table
The Malabar Breakfast Table was influenced by designs that emerged when the Dutch colonized India; a time when a fusion of European Baroque and Southeast Asian flourishes occured. The beautifully sculptural base supports a carbon terazzo top, which is available in two sizes, and is also available in glass. The table is the perfect scale for an eat-in kitchen, a sunroom, or apartment living — and can also work well as a game table.