Greetings from Maine,
2013 is expected to be a very exciting year for Geoffrey Warner Studio. We hope it will be a year of growth and new products.
Our review of the last few years revealed that our goal to sell our products at the lowest price possible has hindered our ability to sustain the business and hire needed workers.
For 2013, we must raise our Owl® Furniture prices. New Prices will take effect on February 26th. **
New 2013 MSRP Pricing for our most popular sellers will be:
3 legged 18” Owl Stool: $360
3 legged 24” Owl Stool: $430
4 legged 24” Owl Stool: $495
4 legged 25-32” Owl Bar Stool: $525
Rolling Owl Stool: $595
Owl Perch: $675
**For current friends and their friends, we will honor our 2012 pricing through March 10th. To order, call or email us and use Code “FRIENDS2012.”
One of our founding philosophies for Owl Furniture was to offer fine furniture that would be affordable to friends, neighbors, and everyone. We will continue to honor that philosophy through the continued offering of our 3 legged wooden stools, Owl Stool Kits and workshops. We will also offer special discounts to our friends and supporters through our monthly e-newsletter. Be sure to sign-up (email us or enter your email at the bottom of all website pages).
As we move forward, we will remain committed to building the finest ergonomic, hand-crafted furniture in Maine. Each Owl Seat is made from renewable American cherry or walnut and will continue to be hand-finished to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain.
For those who have purchased Owl Stools, please send us your testimonials. We appreciate the stories of comfort and pain relief. Your kind words have inspired our new tag line “Love your back!”
Thank you again for your continued support.
Geoffrey Warner Studio
Email: [email protected]
Will you Help a Friend? Wren Warner, a close friend, relative and former shop assistant, is now pursuing a career in film making and photography. While presenting her recent film, Transpass, in San Francisco, her camera was stolen from the car. Please consider donating to help Wren replace this vital camera.
Learn more about Wren, the films and consider donating at Indiegogo.com: (GWS Blog)
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
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:
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
Characters welcome! The conversation and joking never stops in our shop! This week Geoff and Steve worked on several bar stools for our affiliate partner, Deb’s Natural Gourmet store, located in Concord, MA. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peak at Geoff & Steve finishing the bar stools :
The stools are 26 inches in height and were made with walnut seats and ash legs. This all-wooden stool was finished with two coats of natural tung oil. The holes in the seats help create the perfect postural support. Sit for hours without fidgeting!
If you’re traveling near Concord, MA, stop by Deb’s wonderful store to “test drive” these Bar Stools and select some yummy natural food. The stools should be in the store by Saturday, November 3rd. If you don’t live near Concord, check out our Store Locator, to find a shop with Owl Furniture near you!
Also, Geoff is heading to the Fine Furnishings Show near Providence, RI. The show is November 2-4 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. A discount admission coupon is available in last week’s blog. We hope to see you there!
As always, thank you all for your interest in our Made in Maine furniture!
Geoff & the Team
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!
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
Put on your foot-tapping shoes and head for the Penobscot Coffee House on Friday, October 19th. Singer-songwriter, Geoff Warner, will be performing a mix of his original songs on guitar with a few popular cover #s. His fiddle is always handy if a tune or two are requested.
The Penobscot Coffee House will offer an open-mic hour from 7-8pm, followed by an “eat and greet” for 15 minutes. Geoff Warner will take the Music Buffet stage from 8:15 to 9:00pm.
The Coffee House Music Buffet is held at the United Methodist Church in Penobscot. There will be a free will donation to benefit the Community Fuel Assistance Fund and the Tree of Life food bank.
For more information, contact us at 367-6555. Hope to See you Friday!
United Methodist Church Directions from Deer Isle:
Follow ME-15 N
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*Continue to follow ME-15 N
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*Continue to follow ME-175 N
Church is located on ME-175 & is visible from junction of 199 & 175
Information: 326-8427, 326-8501.
You may think that you’re looking at Santa’s Workshop…
…and you’d be right, after all even the big guy needs helpers! Geoff & the crew are busy getting ready for the holiday season. The first batch of cherry & walnut seats are sanded and ready for their coats of natural tung oil.
In our new addition, we’re assembling the many Rolling Owl bases that just arrived from our Maine powder-coater. Each of the staff has a favorite color. If Buddy the Elf were here, he’d ask “What’s your favorite color?” — Big Smile Red, Lobstah Orange, Her Eye’s in Blue, Night Owl Black, Tropical Blue or Foggy Morning Green?
Once the bases are assembled and the tung oil dries on each seat, the base is paired with either a walnut or cherry seat. With the fall season in full swing the Lobstah Orange base with a walnut seat and the Foggy Morning Green with a walnut seat have been very popular!
For those who are not familiar with the Owl Stool, be sure to read the Anatomy of an Owl. Our Owls are more than just a stool–they’re the best seat in house! The postural support holes literally let you sit hours without fatigue.
As always, we appreciate your support and hope that you’re enjoying everything that the Fall season has to offer!
Geoff & the Owl Team
NEXT OWL Stool Workshop is Wednesday 10/17/12 – call to register.
Our Studio is open year round, 10-4 Tues-Friday and other days by chance or appointment. 207.367.6555 ~ www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com