A driveway is often a starting point for bigger things, whether its smacking balls against the garage door for a future tennis pro, or just smacking balls for a guy who'll soon be in prison. For slick furniture with driveway roots, JG Custom Design.
Opening a full-on showroom next week in the Merchandise Mart, JGCD's the brainchild of a dude whose architecture major/furniture design minor was seeded by formative years spent messing around in his driveway with wood and power tools, so...Mark Cuban? Table designs include the VAULTable, a low-riding coffee job with four hidden storage compartments, all made from cherry and walnut; the BRIGTable, with a far more industrial feel thanks to numerous steel rods that operate as stow space under the glass top; and another made for the kitchen with a welded, riveted metal base supporting a cherry counter called the Astroid, which Bruce Willis would attempt to destroy if he wasn't always Copping Out. JG's also covering storage needs with action like an arrangement of 10 interlocking walnut shelves and 16 aluminum panels that can be moved around to optimally display/store all manner of media/pictures/etc, and the Gossamer, a modern black dresser with a diagonal slice through it that splits into two nightstands; meanwhile, seating opportunities come with the XChair, sporting an ash frame and hand-tanned pieces of hide that "easily accommodate large weight loads", so Chris Berman can once again be with leather.
As the name indicates you can opt to go fully custom with your housewares, and he's even dabbling in abstract painting and hand blowing his own glass, a great way to experiment so long as you keep it out of your driveway.