The Zen Table: Where Innovation Meets Practicality

By Brianna Ruelas Brianna Ruelas has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on September 25, 2023

When it comes to interior design, innovation often comes from the fusion of craftsmanship and artistic vision. Enter Chronicle Home, a global furniture design company, and its latest masterpiece, the Zen Table. Designed by the renowned artisan Joey Myers of Searcy, Arkansas, this exquisite piece challenges the conventional notion of a side table.

Join us on a journey through the world of design, where aesthetics meet functionality and sustainability becomes a driving force, with none other than Chronicle Home’s Founder, Taylor Ross.

Elegance Meets Functionality

The Zen Table is not just a piece of furniture; it’s a testament to the harmonious blend of artistry and utility. This creation by Chronicle Home is a tribute to the craftsmanship of Joey Myers, a designer who understands that every weld, every angle, and every detail matters. Crafted with precision and adorned with premium materials, the Zen Table is more than a furniture piece, standing out as a work of art that embodies the essence of modern design.

The base is solid steel with a powder-coated finish. Even the single weld proceeding up from the floor is so bold that it required extra engineering. It perfectly demonstrates Chronicle Home’s commitment to bridging the divide between stylish and functional design — the artisan world and the design world.

Ross, the visionary behind Chronicle Home, shares his passion for the Zen Table, saying, “It’s more than just a piece of furniture; it’s sophisticated yet holistically designed with the artisan in mind. We wanted to create a versatile piece that not only elevates living spaces but also empowers the makers. I’m immensely proud of what our team has accomplished with this remarkable table.”

The Artisanal Revolution: Meticulous Craftsmanship at Scale

Chronicle Home has carved a niche for itself as an industry disruptor, bringing artisanal craftsmanship to a global audience. The Zen Table is a shining example of this philosophy, pushing the boundaries of furniture aesthetics and tactile experience. Each Zen Table is meticulously handcrafted yet has systems in place for scalability, ensuring true contract-grade quality. This fact alone is evidence of Chronicle Home’s commitment to delivering excellence.

“The Zen Table boasts a design that transcends trends and time,” said Ross. “Making it a timeless addition to any room.”

The Zen Table is not confined to a single mold and embraces diversity. With various finishes and sizes available, it’s a “semi-custom” piece that allows customers to tailor it to their specific preferences. From Carrara white marble tops to other premium materials, the Zen Table adapts to your unique style.

Ross shared, “Each Zen Table is meticulously handcrafted but with systems in place for scale. The use of premium materials — like solid bar stock instead of tube steel — ensures true contract grade. Each piece is heavy and rich. We understand that every space is unique. So, the Zen Table is available in various finishes and sizes, ‘semi-custom,’ so customers can tailor it to their specific preferences.”

Elevating Spaces and Impactful Sustainability

Beyond its stunning appearance, the Zen Table offers practicality. Its clean lines, minimalist aesthetic, and specific angles make it versatile and complementary to various design schemes.

“Its footprint is small, and its angles match several other pieces we make, minimally adding to the seating of a room and allowing life to flow around it,” said Ross.

Furthermore, the Zen Table reflects Chronicle Home’s commitment to sustainability. Drawing from his experience living on various continents and collaborating with materials sourced globally, Ross deeply appreciates the significance of responsible resource utilization. Having welded in Asia and built furniture in Europe and Asia, materials are sometimes the least sustainable part of big firms’ designs.

According to Ross, big firms will expend enormous resources to bring materials into a piece that they specified on one continent to build on another. This table, on the other hand, is a tribute to his dedication to pushing the boundaries of sustainability, aligning with the principles of responsible design.

Connecting Visionaries with Artisans

The Zen Table joins Chronicle Home’s illustrious collection of wooden bathtubs, sinks, and other exceptional furniture pieces. But Chronicle Home aims to be more than just a furniture retailer. It is looking to be a bridge connecting elite interior designers with talented artisans worldwide.

“There was a cancer in the industry that got revealed in the housing crisis of 2008 to 2010,” said Ross. “Designers and architects were still buying furniture, but not from showrooms. This is a painful truth. So, we saw we had to put our identity as a ‘bridge’ to work. Elite design needed someone to put them in touch with the person or group who could give them exactly what they wanted with the money they were spending. It’s really a phenomenal psychographic study of what the high-end does in crisis. We saw the genius in connecting these buyers to struggling-but-brilliant artisans we already knew.”

Ross’s dedication to this mission has earned him recognition from esteemed platforms such as ICFF Miami, ICFF NYC, Wall Street Journal, KBB, and At Home Arkansas. Chronicle Home isn’t just about furniture but about shaping the future of design by forging connections and celebrating craftsmanship.

The Zen Table — A Legacy in the Making

The Zen Table is more than a piece of furniture; it’s a symbol of the Renaissance in design — a fusion of artistry, functionality, and sustainability. Chronicle Home, led by Taylor Ross, continues to redefine the boundaries of interior design, offering not just furniture but a bridge between visionaries and artisans.

This remarkable creation is poised to become an iconic centerpiece in homes and commercial spaces alike. It represents the dawn of a new era where artistry meets utility, and design meets purpose. The Zen Table is a testament to Chronicle Home’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and the enduring power of craftsmanship.

Stay tuned as Chronicle Home unveils more members of the Zen Table family, each carrying the legacy of artistry and vision. To explore the Zen Table, its cousins, and Chronicle Home’s exquisite offerings, visit the company’s website.

By Brianna Ruelas Brianna Ruelas has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Brianna Ruelas is a Dallas-based account executive and news desk editor at Grit Daily. She is also a motivational speaker and singer, creative cultivator, and bestselling author. Reach her at

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