Posts Categorized: Historic

From “Demi-Lune” to La Lune Collection: Evolution of the (Rustic) Console Table

The console table – or “sofa table” as it’s often referred to today – exists in its present day form by way of an interesting evolution. Originating in France in the early 1700’s, console tables were small, half-moon shaped tables fastened to the wall at counter height with a “console” – or a little curved… Read more »

We’re in Full Swing – Introducing La Lune’s New Porch Swing Collection!

It’s been 85 years since jazz legend Duke Ellington first proclaimed that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” – and today, with the introduction of our newest beautiful porch swings, those words ring truer than ever at La Lune Collection. To understand the indisputable attraction of the porch swing, we look to the… Read more »

Everything You Wanted to Know about La Lune Collection – and More!

(A CBS Sunday Morning Spotlight Story) Every business has its own unique story to tell, and La Lune Collection is no exception. Founded almost 40 years ago by Cathy and Mario Costantini, the story of La Lune Collection’s beginnings and subsequent development is punctuated with references to college romance, Italian opera arias, Ralph Lauren, urban… Read more »

La Lune Collection’s Top 5 of 2015

As we look forward to 2016, we’re excited to consider the new opportunities, experiences – and beautiful new rustic furniture designs – that the new year will bring. At the same time, what  fun it is for us to recall the full year that we have just left behind! And so, in the spirit of reflection, we’re delighted to share here our most popular articles of 2015:… Read more »

La Lune Collection Throws its “Doors Open”!

During one special weekend in September, over 100 buildings in Milwaukee allow their doors to be thrown open, much to the delight of the curious guests who take a peek at what’s going on inside. The weekend event, dubbed “DOORS OPEN”, was inaugurated by Historic Milwaukee, Inc. in 2011, and La Lune Collection has enthusiastically participated in… Read more »

At La Lune it (Still) Begins with a Drawing…

At La Lune Collection we’re very proud of our lovely website, which features hundreds of photographs and a wealth of interesting things to read about our company and our people, as well as about our work “outside” of La Lune. And, of course, the highlight of our website is our beautiful and unique handcrafted rustic furniture! However, many years before La Lune’s website… Read more »

Work Hard, Play Hard – Partying with a Purpose at La Lune Collection

At La Lune Collection we’re proud of our hardworking team of artists, craftsmen, and sales professionals – it’s thanks to their dedication and skill that we’re able to create the most beautiful rustic furniture available anywhere. However, as the old proverb goes, “all work and no play make Jack a dull boy” – so, we also… Read more »

La Lune Collection at the “Showhouse for a Cure”

At La Lune Collection we’re delighted to have created a space in the 2015 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse, which opened to the public this month and marks the fifth straight year in a row of La Lune’s participation in this important project. The WBCS group of dedicated volunteers presented its first showhouse in 1998 to raise funds for cancer research… Read more »

Service With a Style: Beautiful Buffets from La Lune Collection

Everyone knows that a well-dressed dining room will feature as its centerpiece a dining table and chairs, as this is precisely where family and friends will gather to share meals and conversation. However, let’s not forget another important dining room furniture piece – a necessity for serving said delicious fare to its eager recipients – which is alternately referred to as a “sideboard”,… Read more »

Where to put the King’s Robe? Majestic Armoires by La Lune Collection.

La Lune Collection Armoire #2046

There’s no question that the armoire– a tall, freestanding cabinet with doors, drawers, shelves and room for hanging clothes – is an imposing piece of furniture.  Indeed, stemming from the Latin word “armorium” which means literally “a chest for storing armor”, the armoire’s original function was for storing armor and weapons. Eventually, the armoire was… Read more »