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Wentworth Intern Assists with New Designs

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Christina Fenton, our intern from Wentworth Institute of Technology, aided us with several projects during her 3 month co-op.  Christina excelled in graphic design and a willingness to jump into any project! She provided assistance with projects ranging from a new trade show banner to tackling the conceptual drawings for two of Geoff’s new designs.  The two new accessories for our Rolling Owl Stools are the Wing and the Back.  The Owl Wing will provide an adjustable work surface for tablets or laptops.  The Owl Back will also be adjustable to ensure that the “sit bones” are positioned to maximize the ergonomic comfort of the Owl stool. Christina’s outstanding conceptual drawings are below.

Wing Drawing2 horiz. Chair Bracket

We would like to thank Wentworth Institute of Technology for offering the Co-op Program.  It was a tremendously positive experience.  Christina’s skills, enthusiasm, and initiative accelerated the progress on all of her projects.  In addition to her design work, Christina also began sourcing parts and manufacturers for the the Rolling Owl accessories.

Christina Fenton 2013

The 3 months flew by– it was difficult to see Christina leave our nest!  We thank Christina for her contributions and wish her the best in her future pursuits. We know that she will be a success where ever she lands after graduation.  To see more of Christina’s industrial designs visit: www.christinafenton.com.

Stay tuned for more information about the Wing and Back!

Geoff & the Owl Team

Owlfurniture.com

 

Spring Sale & New Testimonial

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Spring Sale & New Testimonial:  Our Spring Sale began this week and runs through May 18th.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are around the corner!

Do they need the Perfect Seat? — for computer work, painting, playing music or enjoying a comfortable drink at the counter?

The secret is in our Owl eyes. Contoured holes in the Owl Seat are designed to relieve pressure on your ischial (sit) bones.  Sit for hours without fatigue. (see new testimonial below)

From April 18- May 18, we are offering 20% off of our Rolling Owl Stools, our 24″ wooden stool, and our 25″-32″ Bar Stool –we customize the height at no extra charge.

Our handcrafted stools are built to order, please specify your choice of seat in our stunning Cherry or Walnut. To order, Contact us via email or phone with Code “Spring2013”.

Red Rolling Owl Stool, Walnut SeatDSC_0034

Sale Price List:
3-Legged(3L), 24″ Wooden Owl: $344 (reg.$430)
4-Legged(4L), 24″ Wooden Owl: $396 (reg.$495)
4-Legged(4L), 25-32″ Wooden Owl: $420 (reg.$525)
Rolling Owls (select from six colors*):$476 (reg.$595)

* Six base colors are Big Smile Red, Foggy Morning Green, Night Owl Black, Her Eyes in Blue, Lobstah Orange and Tropical Blue

Another Happy Customer!

Here’s a great testimonial from a recent customer who found relief in her Owl Stools–she bought 3!

39 years ago, at the age of 22, I had my first back surgery for a ruptured disc.  When I was 36, I had two more surgeries.   My focus since my first surgery has been on prevention of back pain.  I exercise faithfully, and I have had a pain free life for the most part.  This is not to say I don’t have my limitations.  The first limitation is the kind of chair, couch or stool I am sitting in.  I avoid most of them, as they make my back feel uncomfortable and unstable, and often choose to sit on the floor instead.  When I purchased the Owl Stool, I experienced INSTANT back relief.  It was as if I was floating on air.  For the first time in nearly 40 years, I can sit without a worry in the world!  Thank you for giving me a big part of my life back! – Susie D.  Portland, ME.

Susie Daniels

Susie, thank you for sharing your story — we appreciate your kind words!

We enjoy hearing from our customers, please drop us a note anytime.

Cheers….Geoff & the Owl Team

www.owlfurniture.com/207.367.6555

Free & Discount Tix to NYC Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 6 Comments

Earlier this week we announced that Geoffrey Warner Studio would be exhibiting at the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show  in New York City, March 21-24, 2013.

3/14/13 NEW Info–we will have a few downloadable Complimentary Tickets available on Monday 3/18/13-email us if you are definitely going to the show and want to get in FREE!

Here’s the earlier announcement about downloading unlimited Discount Tickets:
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Please accept our Discounted Tickets to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 21-24. See Discount Admission instructions below.
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While at the show, visit Geoff and Iana in the MADE section, booth M38 to “test drive” our comfortable Owl® Furniture including the ergonomic kitchen stools and popular Rolling Owl Stools for office desk use. Love Your Back!

 

All stools are available with the signature Owl Seat in cherry or walnut. Custom furniture samples including one of Geoff’s Live Edge Tables will also be on display.

Live Edge Table with Owl Chair

Discount Admission:  As a Geoffrey Warner Studio supporter, we are providing you with $5 off admission tickets* valid Friday-Sunday. Simply follow this link, enter promo code “ADEXHIB” at the top and your name and information underneath. Repeat process for multiple tickets. Regular Advanced ticket price is $30; $25 with the discount.

 

*Ticket also includes admission to DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN viewing table. G.W. Studio will be donating a Rolling Owl and 24″ Owl Stool! DIFFA is the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.Show Details:  March 21-24, 2013

Thursday: 11am-7pm (Open to Trade and Preview Guests)
Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm (Open to the Public)
Sunday: 10am- 6pm (Open to the Public)

Use link to download discount ticket for $25.00, tickets are $35.00 at the door, children under 12 are free.

Location:
Piers 92/94
55th St. at 12th Avenue, New York City

Rolling Owls six 002HR
Thank you again for your continued support.  Stop by booth M38 and say Hello!
We hope to see you in New York!
Geoff Warner

Geoffrey Warner Studio
owlfurniture.com
Stonington, ME
207-367-6555 / [email protected]

Arch Digest

Discount Tix to Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments
Geoffrey Warner Studio will be exhibiting at the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show taking place at Piers 92/94 in New York City, March 21-24, 2013.
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Please accept our Discounted Tickets to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 21-24. See Discount Admission instructions below.
*
While at the show, visit Geoff and Iana in the MADE section, booth M38 to “test drive” our comfortable Owl® Furniture including the ergonomic kitchen stools and popular Rolling Owl Stools for office desk use. Love Your Back!

 

All stools are available with the signature Owl Seat in cherry or walnut. Custom furniture samples including one of Geoff’s Live Edge Tables will also be on display.

Live Edge Table with Owl Chair

Discount Admission:  As a Geoffrey Warner Studio supporter, we are providing you with $5 off admission tickets* valid Friday-Sunday. Simply follow this link, enter promo code “ADEXHIB” at the top and your name and information underneath. Repeat process for multiple tickets. Regular Advanced ticket price is $30; $25 with the discount.

 

*Ticket also includes admission to DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN viewing table. G.W. Studio will be donating a Rolling Owl and 24″ Owl Stool! DIFFA is the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.Show Details:  March 21-24, 2013

Thursday: 11am-7pm (Open to Trade and Preview Guests)
Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm (Open to the Public)
Sunday: 10am- 6pm (Open to the Public)

Use link to download discount ticket for $25.00, tickets are $35.00 at the door, children under 12 are free.

Location:
Piers 92/94
55th St. at 12th Avenue, New York City

Rolling Owls six 002HR
Thank you again for your continued support.  Stop by booth M38 and say Hello!
We hope to see you in New York!
Geoff Warner

Geoffrey Warner Studio
owlfurniture.com
Stonington, ME
207-367-6555

Arch Digest

Wentworth Intern Helps Develop Banner!

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Our industrial design intern has been working on many new things!  Christina Fenton from Wentworth Institute of Technology has been using her computer skills to help develop our company banner.  We are excited to receive our final prints to display at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC this March!

Let’s take a look at how the banner evolved.   This is the first draft of our banner in our digital ‘booth’.  Our advisers thought the skeleton was a little too ghoulish, so we went back to the drawing board.

Original Sample

In the final version of our banner, we decided to focus on the building process and our team’s attention to detail.  Here is a sneak peak of our 8 by 8 foot banner that will debut in the Architectural Digest Show.  The banner will be a great backdrop for our colorful Owl Stools.

FINALTAN

Be sure to check us out in New York City!

Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue

NYC, NY    Thurs.- Sun. March 21-24

Booth Section: Made 38

Image in header shows Christina and Robert receiving instruction from Geoffrey Warner.

Shop Assistant Wanted

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio is now accepting applications for a Woodworking Shop Assistant. We are looking for an enthusiastic, quick learner to help us build Owl Furniture year-round.  Our Studio is located in the beautiful, coastal community of Stonington Maine.

Shop Experience Preferred. Hours negotiable. Salary dependent on experience.

Geoffrey Warner Studio produces a variety of Owl Furniture and operates a fast paced team environment. Ability to complete one-of-kind commissions from plans would be a plus.

In addition to Owl Furniture, the shop assistant would also help Geoff with his custom furniture. Watch Geoff work on a walnut table:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to

Geoffrey Warner at [email protected] or

P.O. Box 710, Stonington, ME 04681

Please pass this Help Wanted notice to your friends!

Thank you.

Geoff

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Coupon for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show 8/10-12

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Get ready to visit Rockland, Maine! Join Geoffrey Warner at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, this weekend August 10-12.

Meet Geoff in Tent J to learn about his handcrafted furniture including the wooden Owl Stools, Stonington Continuous Arm Chairs, Live Edge Tables, Owl Chairs, and the popular Rolling Owl Stools.

Below is a 2 for 1 coupon for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show — Purchase One Ticket & Bring in a Friend for Free.  Print page or jpg–and bring coupon to the show.

Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and –on Sunday morning, there is the Boat Yard dog contest!…come for some laughs, then stop in to Try an Owl Stool.  Geoff will be featuring his new wooden bar stool, called the Owl Bar Stool.  Constructed with four sturdy legs of Ash, the seats may be made of Cherry or Walnut.

Map & Directions to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show ~ Rockland, ME ~ August 10-12th

 

As always, thank you for your continued support. Sign up for our Newsletter to enter to Win an Owl Stool!

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Open Studio & Owl Stool Demo 8/3/12

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us on Friday, August 3rd for our Open Studio Night from 4pm – 7pm–and beyond!  Geoff will offer tours of the newly expanded furniture workshop where you can see his custom handcrafted projects.

At 6:00pm Geoff will also provide a demonstration on the building of an Owl Stool.  Samples of Geoff’s finished chairs, stools, cabinets and live edge tables will be on display–and of course, don’t be shy, try an Owl on for size!

Owl Stool Components

Owl Stool components with finished stools in background.

In celebration of the Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Night, local musicians will perform an eclectic acoustic mix of songs and fiddle tunes from 7pm onward.  Come and enjoy music, laughter and refreshments.   As a preview, enjoy the video from July’s First Friday:

We hope to see you Friday, August 3rd !  During your visit, Enter to win an Owl Stool and receive a free 2-for-1 coupon to the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show (August 10-12).

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

43 N. Main St. Stonington, Maine

 

Walnut Sofa Tables from Start to Finish

Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

This week, Geoffrey Warner Studio was buzzing with the creation of two Live Edge Sofa Tables.  Constructed of fine walnut, these two book-match tables measured 60 in x 16-18 in x 29 in.

Geoff used European Walnut for the tops and American Walnut for the bases.  The knee braces not only add a beautiful design element, but also make the tables incredibly strong.  Geoff used mortise & floating tenon joinery throughout the tables.  Watch the table assembly….and start dreaming of the perfect live edge piece for your home!

As always, we appreciate your interest in our furniture!  Don’t forget to visit us at the Stonington Farmer’s Market on Fridays from 10-12 and see you this weekend July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show.  Come try an Owl Stool!

Next stop is the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show–mark your calendars for August 10-12 in Rockland, ME

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Stonington, Maine

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Thank You! & Welcome Partners!

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Thank you to one and all who participated in our new wing’s grand opening on July 6th.  We offered tours of the new workshop wing as well as the newly expanded gallery area that featured the new Peanut Desks and Rolling Owl Stools.

Local musicians jam with Geoff (guitar) at July 6th celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live music began around 7pm and lasted into the evening.  Thank you to all the musicians from the area who made the evening a lively celebration! We also appreciate the “Seat of Approvals” given to the owl stools that kept musicians comfortable while playing!

View our video: July 6th Celebration (90 sec.)

 

WELCOME New Affiliate Galleries & Stores.  We would like to welcome & thank all the galleries and stores who have become our partners with selling our Owl Furniture(R) in their area.  Please visit our new Store Locator to find a Gallery near you!  Geoffrey Warner Studio also has many partnering businesses who have Owl Stools on display to allow you to try an Owl Stool.  Whether you’re in Blue Hill, Belfast, Boothbay or Pennsylvania, an Owl Stool may be just around the corner– “Sit-a-Spell” and experience the ergonomic comfort.  Our Owl seats may be attached to stationary legs or the new rolling pedestal bases–available in six colors.

Geoffrey Warner Studio is interested in adding an Owl partner in Boston, Mass., Rhode Island, New York & beyond–if you would like to recommend a gallery or store, please email Geoff at [email protected]

 

Next Show: Mark your calendars to visit Geoff and 45 other fine craftspeople at the Blue Hill Fine Craft Show, July 21-22 at the Blue Hill Consolidated School.  Geoff will also be at the Stonington Farmer’s Market, Fridays 10-12.

 

As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Stonington, Maine

207.367.6555