Meet Matt Rink and Sarah Bader of New Antiquity out of Redding, Connecticut.
"Matt Rink and Sarah Bader are full-time artists and builders living in Redding, CT. They both attended Alfred University in Alfred, NY, each receiving a BFA in sculpture, metal casting, and photography combined. Matt attended Clemson University in Clemson, SC, for his MFA in sculpture.
Matt and Sarah started building furniture for their own apartment, along with a series of pieces for their wedding. It swiftly grew from an exciting collaboration into a full time job for the two of them after opening their shop on Etsy.
They use primarily reclaimed wood from local barns and turn-of-the-century buildings, as well as sustainably harvested new lumber to create one-of-a-kind pieces. They strive to create furniture which appears to be a family heirloom that will one day become one.
Their work is built and designed with clever details and fine craftsmanship that is both practical and whimsical. In addition to specializing in furniture, they are experienced in custom built-ins and renovation work. Their shop boasts a full array of woodworking and metal fabrication equipment allowing an unlimited range of aesthetic possibility. The couple offers custom design services and on site work for projects in Fairfield County, lower New York State and NYC.