Presenting our COLLECTION of MODERN HEIRLOOMS that NOD to the PAST while staying CONNECTED to the PRESENT and RELEVANT in the FUTURE.
Our Original Designs are made to order by master craftsmen, using historical techniques passed down through generations, to create modern heirlooms that will endure for many years to come.
“HANDS are the KEY to EVERYTHING.”
Our furniture designs are exquisitely upholstered by hand, with a choice of coverings from textiles typically available only to the trade, to bespoke leathers from a 450 year-old family owned tannery.
We’ve reconsidered and completely redesigned the exposed hardware that bonds our furniture, transforming these unsung heroes into elegant emblems in custom finishes.
“HONORING the OVERLOOKED.”
Our lighting designs are crafted from the noblest of materials, by skilled artisans both here and abroad, resulting in quietly captivating pieces that beautifully engage with a space, even when unlit.
The Guild has been in the making for almost three decades, a hearty stew of co-conspirators Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch tenaciously sought out from around the globe to bring their Original Designs to life. Each design is a creative discussion that evolves while Stephen sketches and, often, will prototype in the woodshop he built at the couple’s Montauk home.
Creating a Vision
Voracious champions of natural materials, deliberate and methodical historical techniques and the master artisans who are
devoted to preserving them, Robin and Stephen continue to thoughtfully expand their collection with heirloom-quality designs that reinvent the Guild for a new century.