The Straw Shop is pleased to introduce Santiago Salgado. Santiago is a 20 plus year custom furniture designer from the New York area. His handmade furniture is a mix of traditional and modern furniture building techniques. He is a craftsman utilizing straw among the many other creative materials he uses.
He always has been in love with straw. He believes straw marquetry is a technique that raises his designs to an even higher level and really sets his handmade furniture designs apart from others.
Referring to straw marquetry, he says, “it demands a lot of attention and accuracy from the craftsman, a lot of effort and patience, but the reward is well worth it.”
“I don’t know of any other material that can create such striking reflection with light.”
“The Straw Shop gave me an open door to work with this wonderful material and I hope that more people get to know it and appreciate it.” “Without The Straw Shop it would have been very difficult to develop straw marquetry in US”.
“It is just so beautiful.”
We invite you to scroll through the below gallery.
After viewing his pieces below you will have the opportunity to learn even more about him at the end of this page.
The following images shows a cabinet door in progress:
This next image incorporates straw from The Straw Shop.
You might enjoy this detail of the center of the blue table:
After the Style of Jean Michel Frank he presents nesting cocktail tables.
The following video will give you even more insight into this artist.
If you are in the New York area, we encourage you to contact him. There are very few accomplished straw marquetry producers in the United States.