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Shell out for handcrafted heirloom furniture, or snap up trendy, mass-produced pieces? That used to be the question—before former race car designer Scott Bennett, founder of Denver furniture-design firm Housefish, saw a solution: Pair digital fabrication with hand-finishing for pieces that are handsome and accessible. Consider the Lock Chair. Designed using 3-D engineering software and cut by a computer-controlled router, its components are shipped as two pieces for owners to fit together (hence the name “Lock,” suggested by a Facebook fan in a naming contest). Made of sustainably harvested plywood and powder-coated metal—and free of VOCs and formaldehyde—the chair shows off Bennett’s signature design move: geometric angles softened with subtle curves. High tech, meet high style.
Lock Chair, $269–$279, Housefish, 4800 Washington St., Unit E, Denver, 720-295-5068, housefish.com