ClareDes

Claremont Designs

Washington, D.C. | 91 Sales

ClareDes

Claremont Designs

Washington, D.C. 91 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (17)

Announcement   Edison lamps have come to define Claremont Designs, at least in the world of Etsy. While the beauty of the Edison lamp might be in the vintage look and feel of the bulb's glowing filaments, I focus my work on the wood case. All of my pieces are handmade and prominently feature through dovetails on all of the corners.

Claremont Designs features the furniture of Alex Aldag. It is named after the location of the original shop (on Claremont Avenue in Chicago, IL). Only a limited number of pieces are crafted each year. My primary woods of choice are walnut and cherry. Core to my design philosophy are the notions that not all flaws in wood should be hidden and that the unique character of each piece of lumber should be evident in the final design.

You can see more of my work at http://claremontdesigns.com

Announcement

Edison lamps have come to define Claremont Designs, at least in the world of Etsy. While the beauty of the Edison lamp might be in the vintage look and feel of the bulb's glowing filaments, I focus my work on the wood case. All of my pieces are handmade and prominently feature through dovetails on all of the corners.

Claremont Designs features the furniture of Alex Aldag. It is named after the location of the original shop (on Claremont Avenue in Chicago, IL). Only a limited number of pieces are crafted each year. My primary woods of choice are walnut and cherry. Core to my design philosophy are the notions that not all flaws in wood should be hidden and that the unique character of each piece of lumber should be evident in the final design.

You can see more of my work at http://claremontdesigns.com

Alex Aldag

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Alex Aldag

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About

Building furniture I like; hopefully you do too

Claremont Designs started in Chicago, IL in an alley off of Claremont Ave. The shop produces a small number of unique pieces each year. Most of the original pieces were tables and casework, but increasingly the shop has been associated with Edison Lamps.

Since the start of Claremont Designs, the shop has relocated to Fredericksburg, VA and the output has picked up a bit. At best, the shop gets used 8 days a month; this is a fun activity for the weekends. Even with the limited amount of shop time, the shop is now producing 2-3 lamps a month. Almost all pieces are made to order, but occasionally I'll find a nice piece of lumber and make a lamp that's ready to ship.

Please feel free to contact the shop if you are looking for something custom.

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  • Alex Aldag

    Owner

    I build/design all of the pieces sold through my Etsy shop. Building custom furniture out of my shops for 10+ years, first in Chicago and now in Fredericksburg, VA. Learned woodworking through lending my dad a hand and watching Norm Abrams on TV.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 24, 2013
Claremont Designs is not a full time job for me, but it allows me to build furniture that I love. Unfortunately, it generates a lot of scrap lumber. I hated seeing it go to waste so i make a number of items with the extra lumber. Most of what you will see on this site are items such as an iPad Stylus or Edison lamps.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Generally items are sold as is, but I'm reasonable. If something happens in shipping or an item fails, let me know and i'm sure we can remedy it.
Shipping
I usually ship USPS, but contact me if you want to do something different