Archive for the ‘Ergonomic Seating’ Category

1st Clue: Shaping Table Knees

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Mission: Design and Create a Custom Table.

Location: Geoffrey Warner Studio, Stonington, Maine

 

Geoff is in the process of building a special table. The first clue to the design is the shaping of the table knees.  This brief video shows Geoff in action:

http://youtu.be/ZDKMyBXMJI4

Table knees are the curved supports as shown in this live edge sofa table and dining room table built last year.

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Stay tuned for more clues about Geoff’s current work!

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Yipee! Common Ground Fair: Sept. 20-22

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Join Geoff & Iana at the Common Ground Fair, September 20-22 in Unity, Maine.

This is one of The best fairs I’ve ever attended. The variety and talent of craftspeople, the quality of the education sessions, the fun of the livestock, and of course the delicious food, make the Common Ground Fair a memorable experience every year.  I, of course, also love the MUSIC and dancing…if I’m not in the booth….follow the music, I’ll have my guitar and fiddle with me!

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The Common Ground Fair is an opportunity to reward Maine’s artists and entrepreneurs for following their heart and trying to make a living doing what they love!  It’s also time to reward yourself by bringing beautiful objects into your home, trying a new food–or learn about a new skill such as spinning, mushroom foraging or bee keeping! It’s a time to have an adventure for the senses, take a moment to watch and hear the kids giggling as they slide down the hill on their cardboard sleds, touch the gorgeous fleece and felt products, cheer for the parade, see the beautiful jewelry and paintings and taste something sweet or spicy.

The best way to enjoy the fair is to get a program paper in advance or visit the MOFGA website to review all the events.  The website allows you to bookmark your favorite events or sync them to your phone.  Be sure to also “schedule” some free time to wander…and warning, you may want to go more than one day once you see all the offerings!

When you get tired of walking, stop by the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth located in the Maine Marketplace tent.  We’ll have our selection of Owl Stools to help you relax your feet and your back.  And yes, similar to the other vendors, we will offer some show specials!  You can also order at the show and have the product shipped — a great way to hide the holiday gift for your special someone!

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Hope to see you this weekend!

Geoff, Iana & the Owl Team!

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Stop by and "Rest  A Spell!"

Stop by and “Rest A Spell!”

 

 

Building an Owl Chair (video)

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 4 Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio: Building an Owl Chair 

Geoff discusses some of the steps of building an Owl Chair in his latest video.

The image below shows a finished Owl Chair with a Peanut Desk.  Geoff is currently taking orders for

custom furniture to be built this fall and winter.  What’s on your wish list??

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Please mark your calendars to join us, Friday Sept. 6th for our Open Studio Night –part of  Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Celebration 4pm – 7pm. Tour Geoff’s work shop and enjoy the photographic images of guest artist, Wren Warner.  Beginning at 7pm our Night Owl Music will begin with an open mic.

Hope to see you!

Geoff and the Owl Team

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Stonington Farmer’s Market Video

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Stonington Farmer’s Market…something for everyone.

Come visit Geoff, Polly & Iana at one of the best farmer’s markets in Maine….lots of produce, seafood, flowers, 44North Coffee, yummy pastries, fresh salsa, TenderHearth breads, a wide variety of art and crafts, and, of course, Geoff has plenty of Owl Stools to test drive!  View the SFM website to see a full list of vendors.

Stonington Farmer’s Market is open 10-12 every Friday thru mid-October…here’s a glimpse from last Friday 🙂 (video)

 

Video shot from the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth at the Stonington Maine Farmer’s Market.

Hope to see you Friday!

Geoff and the Owl Team

 

Welcome Hanna & New Testimonial

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Welcome Hanna! & New Video Testimonial

Our new Owl Stool shop assistant, Hanna, is already flying solo.  Her attention to detail is helping to create beautiful Owl Stools.  Below Hanna is working on the final sanding process for a variety of Owl Stools.  We have short stools, tall stools and stools that watch you while you work!

 

 

Thank you to all HOOOO stopped by our booth last weekend at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor show!  What a great event.  Our corner booth allowed our custom furniture on one side and Owl Stools on the other side.  Below, Iana takes a well deserved break!

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Thank you to Lise for her spontaneous testimonial (see video)–after a long meeting on an Owl Stool she realized that she never shifted her weight (no fatigue); she exclaimed “One of the most comfortable things I’ve ever sat on!”


NEXT SHOW:  Mark your calendars to join us September 20th-22nd at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME.  We’re also at the Stonington Farmer’s Market — every Friday*–one of the best and most diverse Farmer’s Markets!

(*Exception: we will not be at the farmer’s market Sept.  20th due to our participation at the Common Ground Fair.)

We hope that you are grabbing the last bit of summer!

As always, thank you for your interest in our Owl Furniture.

Geoff & the Owl Team

Maine Boats Homes & Harbors–Aug. 9-11 Rockland, ME

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors–August 9-11 Rockland, ME

Join Geoffrey Warner Studio at one of the best shows in Maine. MBH&H offers access to a wide variety of over 150 craftspeople/exhibitors—from our Owl Furniture to jewelry, nautical prints, and much more.  Come to Tent J to roll on a Rolling Owl & get high on an Owl Perch!

Enjoy a day by the water and tour over 70 amazing boats and of course get there in time for the Boatyard Dog Contest.  Geoff is entering Polly, so if Geoff is a little wet in his booth, you’ll know why!

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Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rockland, Maine, Harbor Park on the waterfront.

We hope to see you there.  Geoffrey Warner Studio’s Booth is located in Tent J.

As always thank you for your support.

Geoff & the Owl Team

 

Family Vacation–Owl Style

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Family Vacation–Owl Style.  Summer is filled with adventures and this month, families from Massachusetts & Virgina spent a day with Geoff building Owl Stools at the Geoffrey Warner Studio in Stonington, Maine.

In the Owl Stool Workshop, Geoff taught the families how to attach the legs with all-wooden joinery, trim the front legs to create the stool’s ergonomic tilt, and carefully sand the walnut or cherry seats and ash legs. The workshop ends with everyone applying the first coat of natural tung oil on their new Owl Stools–and watching the beautiful wood grain pop out!  A day of laughter and learning created great memories for all.

Next workshop with availability is Wednesday, August 21st or groups of 4 or more may arrange a private date.

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Owl Pride–nothing beats a sense of accomplishment.

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What a Hoot!  Owl Workshop “graduates” July 2013.

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Stop by to visit…and of course, Sit a Spell 😉

Geoff & the Owl Team

PS Mark your calendars for the Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show, August 9-11, Rockland, Maine.  (In addition to exhibiting Owl Furniture, Geoff is entering Polly into the Boatyard Dog contest!!!)

July 1-5: Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts

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

Do you love music and want to learn more?  This July,  the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts will hold two sessions at the College of Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Geoffrey Warner Studio supports this event and encourages musicians of all levels to sign-up and learn from an outstanding list of instructors.  Don’t forget your Owl Stool– sit and play for hours in comfort!

“The Acadia Trad School” is dedicated to promoting education and appreciation of traditional music, dance, art, instrument crafts and associated technologies. The school is for people who love traditional music and want to advance their knowledge and skills in music or dance. Students sign up for one week of intensive (but fun loaded!) classes held at COA.

2013 Class schedule:

Irish/Old-Time week, July 1 – 5 **

Acadian/Québécois, July 15-19

**Look For Geoff’s booth during the Irish/Old Time Week.  Special musician stool at 20″ height with slightly higher foot rest will be available–see below.

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The ergonomic comfort of the Owl Stool allows musicians to play for hours without fidgeting and fatigue.  The secret is in the Eyes!  The holes relieve pressure on your ischial (sit) bones.  Our Owl Stools are available in custom heights, as well as our standard Owl Stool heights of 18″ and 24.”  Special Summer Sale: 20% off all finished Owl Stools.  The 18″ 3 legged stool is $288,’ the 20″& 24″ is on sale for $344.  You may choose a handcrafted Cherry or Walnut seat.

The Acadia TRAD sessions will also offer evening events open to the public.  In addition to the Contradance July 2nd at 7:30pm, come out and listen to some awesome musicians, here’s a select list of music nights:

Open mostly Irish/Old Time SESSIONS (no charge, everyone welcome)

 

Hope we’ll see you in Bar Harbor–the Acadia Trad School is a great experience!

Geoff and the Owl Team

GWS @ Maine Home & Design show June 29-30

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

GWS to Exhibit at Maine Home & Design Show,  June 29-30th.

Join Geoffrey Warner in Rockport, Maine!  The Maine Home & Design Show promises to be jammed packed with a wide range of exhibitors, ranging from Interior Design, Home Furnishings, Kitchen & Bath, Architects, Landscape Design and the Artisan Annex.  We will of course have a wide variety of love-your-back Owl Stools at our booth (#104) — stop by and “sit a spell!”

Owl Stools are available in Bar Stool size, kitchen counter heights and the Rolling Owl Stool makes a great office chair–sit for hours without fatigue.  See them all at www.owlfurniture.com

We have 10 complimentary Tickets, please limit to two per family. To access the free tickets (value $10 ea), go to http://mhdshow.com/tickets/ and enter promotional code “MHDSHOWGEOFFREY”  Tickets available on a first come basis, please only redeem if you will attend the show.

Thank you…see you there!

Geoff & Owl Team

PS. Stonington Galleries First Friday Open Studio Night is Friday July 5th 4pm-7pm; Night Owl Music 7pm-?  Mark your calendar and look for details in Next week’s blog

Geoff & Iana are ready for Rockport!

Geoff & Iana are ready for Rockport!

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GWS Recieves MTI Grant for Ergonomic Study

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio is pleased to announce the receipt of a Maine Technology Institute (MTI) grant for the purpose of further exploring the ergonomic benefits of the Owl Stool.  The $5,000 grant was received from MTI/Capital and Commercialization for Research and Development.

The process of evaluating the Owl Stools began by delivering four stool versions to US Ergonomics, located in Sea Cliff, NY.  The versions vary by the angle of the seat and the contours of the edge of the seat.

Below is an image showing US Ergo staff testing Iana’s sit pressures on a Rolling Owl — notice the computer screen showing pressure points. The Study will evaluate comfort and the healthy postural support of our line of ergonomic Owl seating. We expect to receive the study results by mid summer.

Many of our customers who suffer from back and other related pains, have found they can sit for hours and receive great relief from the Owl. Visit our testimonial page for more information.
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Happy Memorial Day!

Geoff & the Owl Team