materials and finishes

wood
the shapiro joyal collection is available in the following standard species:
maple
american walnut
cherry
white oak

finishes
our pieces are finished by hand in los angeles using one of the following:
clear oil
oil + wax
lacquer
polyurethane
paint

*custom colors and combinations are always available.

textiles
for ordering simplicity, upholstered pieces are priced using the COM ( customer’s own material ) method. our prices include upholstery labor. required yardages for each piece are given, based on 54” plain goods.  

our standard fabric selections include:
cotton
linen
velvet
mohair
COL ( customer’s own leather ) pricing offered on a per quote basis.

*architects and designers may additionally specify from the Knoll or Maharam catalogs.

*unique, limited edition fabrics are offered at the studio on a per availability basis, and we love creating individual stories for our customers and clients.

construction
our upholstered pieces are built using the finest materials and workmanship. all items are built with corner blocked hardwood frames and 8 way hand tied springs. fill choices range from HR foam to 25/75 down/feather.  we also offer synthetic down for those wanting a hypoallergenic option.
 

of additional consideration
shapiro joyal studio takes pride in producing furniture that is beautiful in its most natural state, therefore, we aim to use uncomplicated materials and finishes on our collection. we love finishes that enhance the natural beauty of the materials being used. our wood pieces are hand rubbed in a clear oil which celebrates the color and grain of the wood yet offers a low level of protection, therefore care must be used to avoid contact with moisture and soil. if more protection is desired, it is advised to use a more protective finish.

solid wood is an organic material.  expansion and contraction are expected reactions to fluctuations in temperature, and these shifts may produce cracks and changes in the appearance over time.  as with most high quality materials like leather, we consider these “imperfections” to be a thing of beauty, and invite them.  the rich patina that will develop on your furniture over time is an expression of its uniqueness and individual character.