Destination Maine – Furniture and Accessories Integrating Maps of Maine

Detail of “Round Coffee Table” by Chart Table Company of Maine

The “Vacationland” slogan has proudly graced the Maine license plate since 1936, and for good reason.   Cool, pine-scented breezes, blue skies and lobster have lured vacationers to its shores for generations. Maine has certainly established itself as a favored destination.  If you can’t get enough of this beautiful state, you can bring it home with you!

“Occasional Table” by Chart Table Company of Maine

The Chart Table Company of Maine, based in Pownal, Maine, designs and fabricates elegant wood tables with inset nautical map table tops.  Expertly crafted, the table designs are simple and striking. Owner Ben MacDonald explains “the tables are very custom in nature in that the client not only selects the chart of map of their interest, they also can customize the area and points of interest on the chart/map that is most dear to their heart – from that customized information, I can crop the chart, design the table accordingly.” MacDonald works in collaboration with Galeyrie, a Falmouth, Maine company that specializes in vintage maps, among others. Tables are made from maple, cherry, mahogany, walnut or FSC lumber.  Finishes choices include lacquer, paint, Danish oil or wax.

“Vintage Maine Pillow 18×18” by salt-labs

“Vintage Portland Nautical Chart Pillow 18×18” by salt-labs

Robbi Lindeman of salt-labs, a small design studio based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, makes eye-catching digitally-printed textiles that are fabricated into pillow covers. Seductively colorful and intricately detailed, the designs are often sourced from collected vintage illustrations, maps and nautical charts and reinterpreted for the contemporary home. Salt-labs’ pillows are handmade using eco-friendly textiles and printing methods. The front panel is a 6.2 oz. linen/cotton blend while the reverse panel is 100% natural color linen.

“Mt. Desert Island” by Peter Fasano is a wonderful, quirky wallpaper that would offer humorous direction to a special space.  Boldly drawn like a sketch on a diner napkin, the “map” includes whimsical landmarks, figures and hand-written notes.  This wallpaper has an endearing, personal sketchbook quality to it.  Their website reveals “the inspiration comes from everywhere, but the product always reflects Peter’s own original twist”.  Available in three colorways, the Char/Antique is my favorite. All  Peter Fasano wall coverings are hand silk-screened using soluble, earth-based pigments.




Contacts: / Ben MacDonald 207-318-9315


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