Forsyth, founded by sisters Maggie Kidd and Anne Genovese and artist John O’Hara, is a Saint Louis based gallery presenting design, contemporary art, and a curated collection of luxury lifestyle goods from around the world.
Forsyth is known for their collection of restored, vintage furniture. Carefully sourced and curated by the Forsyth designers, each piece undergoes a meticulous restoration with beautiful new upholstery. Every piece that leaves the Forsyth studio is distinctly one of a kind with both vintage character and a new look for modern living.
It is our passion to bring new life to vintage chairs. We restore iconic designs of the past to be loved and lived in today. Every piece that leaves our studio is distinctly one of a kind with both vintage character and a new look for modern living. These are statement pieces worth designing a room around.
Shown: A Pair of Hans Wegner Wing Chairs restored in Pierre Frey Mohair Velvet.
Upcycled Womb Chairs
We like to consider what we do a form of recycling, but of course, in a most luxurious manner. Our upcycled Womb Chairs are some of our most popular designs. Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something she could really curl up in." The Womb Chair is a design icon with comfort at its core. We take that to the next level. After undergoing a complete restoration from the frame out, each seat and back cushion gets 100% feather fill for an incredible sink-into, enveloping feeling. With beautiful finishes like sheepskin, boucle, cowhide, and luxury fabrics from Loro Piana and Pierre Frey, our bespoke Womb Chairs are worth designing a room around.
Introducing Art We Felt by Stevie Howell
Art We Felt is an ongoing series of exhibition posters meticulously recreated in needle-felted wool and embroidery. The wool is sourced from New Zealand and hand dyed, then felted in collaboration with two incredible embroidery artists based in Mumbai. Each piece takes about 90-100 hours of work.
John O'Hara Art
We are proud to be the exclusive gallery of John O’Hara (American, b. 1963). O'Hara is a self-taught artist from Saint Louis and is known for his large-scale decorative pieces. His medium of choice is encaustic—a mixture of pigments and beeswax and he allows the material to dictate color, line and texture. His work is included in both public and private collections around the world. Michael Kors selected O’Hara’s Tar series for his Milan, Paris, and New York showrooms and London flagship store designed by Pamela Meech. O’Hara’s Brands on Yellow is hanging in the lounge of Maison de Luz, the new luxury hotel by Atelier Ace and designed by AD 100 design firm Studio Shamshiri.
John O'Hara's Vinyl Paintings
What's your favorite song? O'Hara's Vinyl paintings are the coolest piece of art you could hang on your wall. It's our best-selling art and no wonder! We love the way the texture of the encaustic creates a fluid motion almost as if the record was spinning on the wall. It's not only aesthetically cool and great looking but emotional. Songs are so personal making a John O'Hara vinyl painting the greatest gift you could give someone you love. Rock on!
Introducing Rachel Saunders Ceramics
Rachel Saunders is a multidisciplinary artist and designer born on Salt Spring Island, Canada. She currently works (and plays) with clay as her primary medium. Values such as connection, playfulness, functionality, simplicity, and sustainability are at the forefront of her process. Through her work, she aims to highlight the inherent beauty of natural materials and innovation through design through self-taught technique.
Introducing David William Baum
David William Baum is a fashion, still life, and fine art photographer that focuses on the intimate, natural moments between frames. For David, his work is a meditation practice of letting go while using the technical aspects of photography to allow those moments to be seen at their best representation.
David is sought after by fashion labels and chic brands for his expert eye. His product photography portrays each item in a new light. It was a shot for an LA based jewelry designer that drew us to David's art. A delicate hoop earring affixed to an ear surrounded by hair. The composition, the image, the style. Brilliant. We also love his horse series and his out of focus Chanel perfume bottle. The best. This is the kind of fine art photography we love hanging in our homes. It looks chic and cool in any interior style.
Hand-crafted furniture from Japan
Ibazen is a furniture workshop located in a small town called Biei on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. The chief designer and maker, Iba Takahito, uses traditional Japanese woodworking techniques to create works of art. We love his Japanese oak stools and cherry wood chairs.
Introducing Rabitti 1969
In 2015, Italian home décor brand, Giobagnara, acquired the famous Italian saddle leather specialist, Rabitti. Rudi Rabitti, who launched the company in Milan in 1969, was a pioneer: his was the first brand to offer a wide array of home accessories in this type of leather. With Rabitti 1969, Giobagnara is expanding its offer, both by revisiting the house archives and creating new collections. Because saddle leather is thick and particularly sturdy, it needs no reinforcement and makes it possible to create objects entirely in leather. Three words. Italian. Saddle. Leather. Need we say more?
Beautiful Palm Sculptures from Oaxaca
Rrres Studio is a collective of artisans and makers using traditional crafting techniques based in Oaxaca, Mexico. We fell in love with their beautiful palm sculptures crafted by a family from Tlamacazapa.
We love the curvaceous shapes of the palm sculptures but their size truly makes each a statement piece. From a design perspective, we love them displayed in groups. It adds height, visual intrigue, and a beautiful story. We also love bringing natural elements indoors - think marble, stone, beautiful woods. The lightness, warmth, and touchable texture of palm is a favorite.
The Ottoman Shop
Our collection of beautiful, made-to-order ottomans from our coveted mushroom pouf to our best-selling large sheepskin ottoman, add the perfect warmth and texture to any room. We love large ottomans as the centerpiece of a seating arrangement. They are functional but bring a certain cool factor too. Whether displaying beautiful art books, holding trays of decorative objects, or just throwing your feet up, ottomans are so versatile. Have your own design idea? Reach out. We are known for our beautiful custom work and can create a bespoke ottoman that fits your space perfectly.
Introducing luxury homewares from Arandu, the famous saddle shop in Buenos Aires
Arandu, a luxury talabartería, started as a family-owned shop in Buenos Aires in the mid 1980s. A talabartería is a traditional Argentine outfitter selling gaucho gear, saddles, ponchos, mate gourds, silver, leather, cowhides, and more. We adore the home collection from Arandu including exceptional steak knives, beautiful silver and leather-wrapped candlesticks, and silver bowls for entertaining. Gaucho style to the fullest.
Introducing Fourth Street, Luxury Home Objects
Fourth Street is a New Zealand-based home collection founded by Rukaiya Daud. We love Fourth Street's beautiful objects and home accessories and how they convey a true sense of artistry and craftsmanship with an emphasis on material and form.
Introducing Artist Marine Edith Crosta
We are thrilled to be the exclusive gallery of London based artist Marine Edith Crosta. Crosta (B. 1985) studied Fine Arts in Bordeaux, France, and exhibited her work internationally. Mostly known for her miniature paintings, she is now going back to exploring portraiture, in oil paint, focusing on skin tones, garment renderings, and expressive brushstrokes.
We adore her Lost at Sea miniature tondi paintings. The small scale exhibits an intimacy in the images. And even though the subjects are scenes of stormy seascapes with waves crashing and cloudy skies, there is a calmness and peacefulness to each. We love them hung in groups.
New Work by Emily Buck
Based in London, British artist Emily Buck studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She majored in the ancient world which influenced her desire to rethink and create classical forms with a contemporary, sensual, and feminine aesthetic. Emily creates elegant and unique hand-built ceramic stoneware sculptures, embodying the Female. The works in this series are named and inspired by the Greek goddesses.
In October 2020, Emily had a solo exhibition as part of London Craft Week at celebrated fashion label Roksanda's flagship store in Mayfair. And in July 2021, Emily was featured in British Vogue. Forsyth is thrilled to be the first US gallery to represent Emily's beautiful work.
New Work by Matt Eddmenson
Artist Matt Eddmenson draws from a range of influences and sources for his practice, including Cowboy Comics, Pop Art, and the work of Cy Twombly. His works are gatherings and reconfigurations of American imagery and iconography, commonly featuring cowboys, skulls, and rodeo horses. He also incorporates images from the golden age of comics and tattoo culture.
New Work by Maggie Robertson
We fell in love with Maggie Robertson’s ceramics when we first saw them at a local art show. Each of her pieces is hand-built and hand-painted in classic blue and white, and each is one of a kind. The Country Gentleman collection, inspired by British linen tea towels and old English ceramic mugs, depict a picturesque pastoral world of English hunt scenes and countryside living. Cool, one-of-a-kind pieces that feel like beautiful heirlooms.
We are thrilled to be the first US retailer of Colville, the Milan-based label founded by Lucinda Chambers (former Fashion Director of British Vogue) and Molly Molloy (former Design Director at Marni). Colville brings a kaleidoscope of color, pattern, texture, and craftsmanship to every piece that leaves their studio. Each item, whether a cozy wool blanket, a striped jute rug, a knitted throw, or shaggy pouf exemplifies their love of color, pattern, and texture.
The Gift Shop
Shop a cool collection of unique finds and beautiful gifts curated by the Forsyth designers.