Jonathan Charles at Livingston Furniture | Tampa, FL

The art of seaweed marquetry involves a highly-specialized technique of carving elegant curves and inlaying two contrasting woods to achieve an interlaced design, a meticulous process which designer Jonathan Sowter refuses to utilize modern machinery to accomplish.

Aptly named to resemble the graceful motions of seaweed swaying in the ocean, seaweed marquetry elevates any piece of furniture to a royal level. From the complex detailing to ornate hand-cast brass hardware molded by the company’s own foundry, every piece showcases the passion Jonathan Charles is famous for.

The art of seaweed marquetry involves a highly-specialized technique of carving elegant curves and inlaying two contrasting woods to achieve an interlaced design, a meticulous process which designer Jonathan Sowter refuses to utilize modern machinery to accomplish.

Aptly named to resemble the graceful motions of seaweed swaying in the ocean, seaweed marquetry elevates any piece of furniture to a royal level. From the complex detailing to ornate hand-cast brass hardware molded by the company’s own foundry, every piece showcases the passion Jonathan Charles is famous for.