Posted in Bistro Chairs, French Cafe, Kitchen Seating, Old World European, Pot Racks, Pub Chairs, Thomas W. Newman

Howard Kaplan Designs: A new classic

In a time where conspicuous spending is beginning to fade, and consumers are purchasing classic designs rather than trends, Howard Kaplan Designs will be at the forefront of this shift. Visit to learn more about Kaplan’s refined design aesthetic and unique pieces.

With a love for Parisian bistros, European kitchens, and New York inspired lighting, Howard Kaplan Designs not only add function to today’s homes, but act as focal points and pieces to spark conversation among guests.

Here are a few of my favorite furniture pieces. Be sure to view the full collection on line at

Europa Pot Rack
The Architect Base Table
Beautiful details. As shown: In Tiger Maple with Light Tiger Maple Finish; as the optional “Flip Top”; opens from a console 19 1/2″ x 72″ to a 39″ x 72″ dining table seating 8. The addition of the two end leaves makes it a 39″ x 96″ seating 10. It is perfect for a foyer, dining room, or behind a sofa.Available as a plank top table, with center leaves available.

Bistro chairs are so very french cafe.

With so many weave options available, you can create your own one of a kind chair or bar stool to match your style.

I love this pub table. Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. Nautical details.

Howard Kaplan’s favorite activity in England, France, or anywhere in Europe is sitting in a pub and having a drink. His inspirational “Pub collection” will give you the same pleasure. The best bar in Paris is at the Ritz Hotel, where the rich and famous gather. The quality of craftsmanship of this collection is only rivaled by the quality of the drinks at the Ritz.

These Pub stools are typical of old- world bars in Europe.

Finishes Available: Polished Brass, Satin Brass, Antiqued Brass, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Antiqued Nickel, Oiled Bronze, Copper, Chrome.

Quaker Base Table

Thomas W. Neuman Tables.

Howard Kaplan says “Thomas and I have worked together for 30 years creating this line of custom tables. Tom likes to say he is creating “heirlooms of the future.” Each table is created from a single tree chosen and cut by Tom. These unique pieces express the love of wood I have experienced throughout my career as an antique dealer, decorator and designer.”

More about Howard Kaplan.
For more than 30 years, Howard Kaplan has been designing home furnishings and accessories. With a keen eye for original and inspirational pieces, Kaplan has introduced many interior styles to the U.S., most notably the French Country design aesthetic. His work has been featured in countless interior design and lifestyle publications, and he has decorated the homes of many prominent society figures. Kaplan’s mission is to bring the many styles that transverse the worlds of interior design into the homes across America. The textures, details, and superior craftsmanship are what makes a Howard Kaplan Design truly unique. It is why, when people speak of a “Howard Kaplan,” they speak about an effortless sophistication that is instantly recognizable – a treasured heirloom from the moment you see it.


Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

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