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About Forsyth

Forsyth is a Saint Louis based gallery presenting important antique and 20th century furni­ture, contemporary art, & luxury home objects. 

Forsyth is well-known for its highly curated collection of one-of-a-kind furniture meticulously restored and reimagined in the world’s finest fabrics.

Founded in 2015 by sisters Maggie Kidd and Anne Genovese, and artist John O'Hara, Forsyth has established itself as a destination for collectible design for clients around the world. The stylish edit of furniture, art, and accessories is available online and in Forsyth's 15,000 square foot warehouse and studio.

Introducing OTZI Design Studio

OTZI was founded by Otis Ingrams in 2013 in London. At its core is a belief in functional, timeless design that showcases honest and beautiful materials. Referencing classic Bauhaus sensibilities and midcentury aesthetics, OTZI uses only the highest quality leathers and characterful native hardwoods creating objects with integrity, durability, and purpose that are made to age gracefully. Forsyth is pleased to offer a selection of OTZI baskets and beautiful furniture pieces. 

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Introducing The Shag Rugs

Our Shag Rugs are handwoven in Turkey by traditional weavers in silky mohair and beautiful sheep’s wool. The natural fibers are spun using a special weave technique that results in a long, soft, plush pile. The Forsyth Shag Rugs are designed in natural, neutral colors with an emphasis on craftsmanship.

The design inspiration | Anne and Maggie grew up with a 1970s Flokati rug their Mom shlepped home from Greece during her world travels. They've been wanting to recreate that style since day one - a thick, high pile, run your fingers through, shaggy, chic rug in a most luxurious manner.

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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!

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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. 

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Introducing Project 213A

Project 213A is a European design house founded in 2020 as an idea by four friends linked by a common design philosophy. Forsyth is thrilled to offer a curated collection of Project 213A's furniture collection. Each piece is a work of art.

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One-of-A-Kind Chairs

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: Pair of 1980s Italian Chairs with new custom cushions handcrafted from Gabriela Hearst cashmere throws.

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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.

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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 over 150 hours of work.

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Forsyth Mushrooms

Our popular mushroom is the perfect addition to any space. We designed our Mushroom Ottoman to add a little whimsy to a room. Easy to move around and can work in any space, they quickly became a favorite Forsyth item. Each is hand-crafted and available in a variety of fabrics and hides.

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Just In | Métier

Métier is a luxury leather goods house dedicated to creating beautiful and timeless pieces of the highest quality, handcrafted in Italy. Designed thoughtfully for all excursions, each collection is intended to work together to enhance function, allowing an unmitigated ease extending from journey to destination.

We fell in love with Métier's collection of intelligently designed bags (pockets for everything!) using the most luxurious materials (the suedes are to die for). These are heirloom bags destined to be passed down to the next generation. They are forever. We are thrilled to offer a curated collection of our favorites.

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Introducing Jennifer Alfano Fine Jewelry

Jennifer Alfano jewelry is handmade by artisans in New York City, the place she's called home for over 35 years. Each piece in the collection is made-to-order. This allows for ultimate customization and collaboration with clients, epitomizing the values of hand-crafted luxury.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Introducing luxury homewares from Arandu, the famous saddle shop in Buenos Aires

Arandu, a luxury talabarteríastarted 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.

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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. Our favorite Fourth St object? The Egg Sculpture. Available in a variety of materials.

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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.

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The Gift Shop

Shop a cool collection of unique finds and beautiful gifts curated by the Forsyth designers.

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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.

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