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Halloween Treats: 20% off Orange & Black Rolling & Perch Owls

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

Happy Halloween from the gang at Geoffrey Warner Studio!  

Our special treat for you this October is 20% off Orange and Black Rolling Owl and Owl Perch Stools.  You may select a cherry or walnut handcrafted seat. For those just discovering the Owl Stools, the secret is in the eyes. The Eyes (holes) provide the ergonomic comfort that allows you to sit for hours without fatigue.  Try one!–see our Store Locator or visit the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth at the Providence Fine Furnishing Show, Nov 1-3.

 

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Don’t let the Goblins or the HOOOOligans get you!  Happy Halloween!

Geoff & the Owl Team

View all furniture offerings at www.owlfurniture.com

(Halloween offer ends October 31st)

 

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

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!!!)

Owl Stools now in Bar Harbor, Camden, Ellsworth & Blue Hill

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

Please join us in welcoming 4 new Owl Furniture Affiliates in Maine. Window Panes Home & Garden in Bar Harbor, Once a Tree in Camden, Windsor Chairmaker in Ellsworth and Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill.  Each store offers unique home furnishings –pay them a visit and enjoy their new items including our Owl Stools!

Window Panes, located in Bar Harbor, offers beautiful items for the kitchen, bath and garden.  Lighting, gifts and accessories to help you set the table are just a few of the gems in this store.

Window Panes in Bar Harbor

Window Panes in Bar Harbor

Once a Tree in Camden is a stunning store filled with Maine fine woodworkings including bowls, jewelry boxes, and works of art.  Recently they’ve “branched out” and added home accessories ranging from wind chimes & wine glasses to innovative eco-friendly products.

Handcrafted wooden Bowls at Once a Tree

Handcrafted Wooden Bowls at Once a Tree

Marc Blanchette is a master Windsor Chairmaker in Ellsworth.  He uses only hand tools and 18th century methods of construction.  Marc offers a wide variety of windsor chairs including dining room chairs, settees, and even children’s high chairs.

Marc Blanchette, master Windsor Chairmaker

Marc Blanchette, master Windsor Chairmaker

 Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill offers a wonderful variety of art including pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography and fiber arts. This welcoming gallery also includes a Children’s Room with wooden toys and marionettes!

Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Wondering if a shop near you carries Owl Stools?  Visit our Store Locator.
If you have a store or gallery in your area that would be perfect for selling Owl Stools, please let us know.  We look forward to spreading our wings and sharing the joy and comfort of Owl Furniture around the country.  Representative inquiries are also welcome.

As always, thank you for your support.

Geoff & the Owl Team

www.owlfurniture.com ~ Comfortable ergonomic seating for all rooms of your home.

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

 

Best in Show at Baltimore FF Show

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Earlier this week, KL Communications and Rockler Woodworking announced that Geoffrey Warner Studio is a 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Fine Furnishings Show – Best in Show award recipient.

A panel of Baltimore area industry professionals reviewed the show’s talented exhibitors, their work, and booth layouts to select the finalists in nine categories. Warner received the prestigious Marc Harrison Award for Marketing Excellence. The judges were particularly impressed by Warner’s advertisements. “The Owl Collection ads are whimsical and capture the spirit of the product.”

Geoff & Iana at the Baltimore Fine Furnishings Show.

Geoff & Iana at the Baltimore Fine Furnishings Show.

When interviewed, Geoff Warner replied “We are thrilled with this honor. I have a passion for humor and enjoyed the process of designing the original Owl Stool as well as working with my team to create the messaging that all of our Owl Furniture is both fun and comfortable.”

Geoffrey Warner Studio is located in Stonington, Maine.  Their owlfurniture.com website also illustrates their life-is-fun attitude– even the names of their base colors are whimsical: Big Smile Red, Night Owl Black and Lobstah Orange are a few examples!

One of the Show’s banner image depicts Geoff’s student’s at the Stonington Stone Cutter Statue after a workshop class–how often can a piece of furniture double as a mask!

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The Show judges included Phil Adams, ASID, CID of Floors Etc., Catherine Mallette of Chesapeake Home + Living Magazine, and Jeffrey A. Penza, AIA, LEED AP of Penza Bailey Architects.

For more information about Show winners, visit www.facebook.com/finefurnishingsfinecraftshows.

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A note from Geoff: This weekend, May 17-19 is filled with events celebrating the 8th annual Wings, Waves and Woods — come out and enjoy!

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

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

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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]

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