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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!

OwlFurniture.com

 

Stop by and "Rest  A Spell!"

Stop by and “Rest A Spell!”

 

 

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

 

Geoff Builds Expandable Dining Room Table

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoff’s Latest Furniture Design:  Last week Geoffrey Warner Studio completed a large Dining Room Table. This stunning cherry table has a 54″ diameter and when the 3 leaves are inserted, the table expands to 90″.

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This custom wooden table will seat 6 to 12.  Owl Chairs in cherry are also being made to accompany the table.   Here’s a brief video of Geoff finishing the table: http://youtu.be/Edr0p9mOV10

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Inspiration for the  tables base stems from nature and the art nouveau design period from over 100 years ago. The sawn knees and legs are hand-shaped round and hard edged in order to reveal a graceful flow of form, enhanced by the play of  light and shadow.

These are details that Geoff has refined and grown fond of  over the years, and now refers to as part of his design vocabulary.

 

Do you have a furniture wish list?  Geoff is now accepting new commissions.

Looking Ahead….Mark your calendar for the first Stonington Galleries First Friday, July 5th. GW Studio will host a grand event with music…more details coming soon.

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

Geoff and the Owl Team

GeoffreyWarnerStudio.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”.

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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.

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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

Show update: NYC & Baltimore

Posted on: April 12th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

When we last “spoke” we were headed to NYC for the Architectural Digest Show.  It was an amazing experience.  We met wonderful and interesting people and, of course, we enjoyed sharing the joy of finding just the right seat with everyone we met!  Below is a peak at Geoff & Iana in our booth.  The Rolling Owl Stools continue to be the most popular item!

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Now we’re getting ready for our first Exhibit at the Baltimore Fine Furnishings Show and we hope that our Maryland–and all our friends–will come to the show and support all of the wonderful artisans.  We’ll have more information about the show later in the month, but mark your calendars for May 3-5, 2013, Baltimore Convention Center.

Wishing you a happy spring! (although it’s sleeting in Stonington right now!)

Geoff & the Team

Geoffrey Warner Studio

www.owlfurniture.com

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.

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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.

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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

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

Season Greetings & Special Offer

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Everyone at Geoffrey Warner Studio wishes you a joyous holiday season!

To celebrate we are offering up to a 20% discount on our Ergonomic Owl Stools through January 4th 2013…give us a call to receive your discount. Owl Stools include from kits, 18-24″ wooden stools, Rolling Owls, Bar Stools and Owl Perches.

Gift Certificates are also available.  Customize your gift amount.

It is also a great time to dream up your custom furniture.  We are now accepting commission orders for 2013.  Geoff will take your concept and create your ideal piece for spaces large and small.  Live Edge Dining Room Table with chairs, Sofa Tables, Couches and Coffee Tables are among the popular items.

Enjoy the holidays!

Geoff & the GWS team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com ~ 207.367.6555

 

‘Tis the Season for Owl Chairs!

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

There has been a lot of action happening down in the shop in the recent weeks! Everyone has been working long hours preparing orders of multiple Owl Chairs and 4 Legged Owl Stools with Backs. Below are just a few images of Geoff, Steve and Iana hard at work putting together the chairs, and having fun while doing it.

 

These images are of the two 24″ Walnut Owl Chairs being made:



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As well as the 24″ Owl Chair, we are finishing up 2 pairs of 24″ 4 Legged Owl Stools with backs (as shown in the picture below). The Owl Chairs back extends to the floor in a fantail shape becoming the back leg structure for the chair (as shown in the photos above). 

Geoffrey Warner Studio Wins Blue Ribbons at Fine Furnishings Show

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio Won Two Blue Ribbons at the Fine Furnishings Show held in Rhode Island, November 2-4th.  Awards were received for Best New Product Debut & Best in Show for contemporary design.  Approximately 50 exhibitors from Maine to California displayed furnishings ranging from stunning tables and chairs to basketry and woven rugs.  According to the show judges, selected winners received recognition due to elements such as outstanding craftsmanship, simplicity, elegance, use of interesting materials and the interpretation and homage to period styles and crafts.

Geoffrey Warner Studio’s Fisherville Cabinet won Best in Show for a contemporary one-of-kind design.  The Judges’ commented, “Exquisite detail… Jury considers this the overall “best of show” piece – refined and elegant detail and carving.”

Geoffrey Warner Studio also received a Blue Ribbon for the Best New Product Debut for their new Owl Perch Stool. Judges’ comments included “Very comfortable, inviting, and great color palette. They are fun, unexpected and can be used and placed anywhere!”

The Owl Perch offers a comfortable ergonomic seat in cherry or walnut and adjusts from 22” to 30.”  The Owl Perch base is available in six colors including Big Smile Red.  When asked about the show, Geoffrey Warner, had his own big smile and stated “The show far exceeded my expectations.  The Best in Show recognitions are a tremendous honor.”

Our Next Show is the Bay School Winter Faire December 1st in Blue Hill, Maine.

Enjoy the fall!

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

PS The show was more than a little fun–coming soon a video on our spontaneous Rolling Owl races!

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com or call 207-367-6555.

Photo Credit for Geoff with Blue Ribbons: DGLPhotography

Discount Tickets to Fine Furnishings Show—Nov. 2-4th

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio will be participating in the 2012 Fine Furnishings Show taking place at its NEW HOME at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center,  November 2-4, 2012.  (near Providence, RI)

Discount Admission:  As a Geoffrey Warner Studio supporter, we are providing you with VIP Half-Price admission for up to 4 Adults per flyer.  Print flyer (below) or load on your smart phone.

While at the show, visit the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth(#100) to “test drive” our comfortable Owl Furniture® including the ergonomic kitchen bar stools such as the New Owl Perch and popular Rolling Owl Stools for kitchen or office use. All stools are available with the signature Owl Seat in cherry or walnut.  Custom furniture samples such as Geoff’s Live Edge Tables will also be on display.

 

The Fine Furnishings Show features approximately 60 exhibitors from throughout New England and across North America who design and handcraft furniture, accessories, fine art, and craft. This is an annual show offering American made, handcrafted furniture, accessories and art for sale and order in the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center and is open to the public and trade. Craftsmen and artisans will showcase studio and custom furniture along with home décor accessories such as lighting, floor coverings, and fine art as well as quality handcrafted ceramics, glass, sculpture, and more. All work is for sale, order and/or commission. For more information visit www.FineFurnishingsShows.com.

 

WIN amazing DOOR PRIZES!  Geoffrey Warner Studio’s Rolling Owl Stool was selected as the Grand Prize—good luck and see you at the Show!

 

SHOW DETAILS:

Fine Furnishings Show – Providence (Telephone: 401 816-0963)

November 2-4, 2012; Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5

Adults $10 – cash only ($5 with Discount above!)

Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange St. – Pawtucket, RI

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As always thank you all for your interest in our Owl Furniture and custom creations.  We hope that you will join us at the Fine Furnishings Show!

 

Geoff & the G.W Studio Team

 

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com