Palo Samko is a true artisan who pays careful attention to the smallest details and materials that go into his work. I met Palo at this year’s Architectural Digest home design show in New York. His collection quickly caught my attention because his aesthetic was like no one else’s at the show and his passion for his design is evident in his work.

Brass hardware is a reoccurring feature in his work, he uses brass on this dining table to show the connection between the wood top and the metal industrial style legs and then surrounds that hardware with leather inlay to give it his signature look.

Organic Industrial Style from Palo Samko

While giving us a tour of his booth, Palo shares, “Clocks have always been my admiration”. He introduced us to his clock tower and explaines his design intention with this piece was to stay away from the digital. This clock tower works by manually pushing the buttons from the back; the top two rows indicate the month, while the smaller buttons indicate day.

His signature brass and leather details subtly adorn this piece as well. An admiration for clocks is the inspiration behind these unique time pieces. I think what excites us at Dig This Design the most about his work is that there is no one single “box” to place Palo Samko’s designs in. Tell us your thoughts about his collection in the comments below.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.