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August 2nd First Friday and Dances with Owls

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Join us August 2nd for Stonington Galleries First Friday Open Gallery Night

Visit Geoffrey Warner Studio from 4pm-9pm  to enjoy our Owl Stools, Refreshments, & good company. Night Owl Music begins at 7pm with an Open Mic.

Acadia School of Traditional Music, recently held in Bar Harbor, was a great opportunity to see and hear some extremely talented musicians.  One of our favorite performances featured Vishtèn’s Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc who got a “leg-up” with Owl Stools.  Take a look at some great footwork:

Emma and Pastelle LeBlanc

Step Dancing on Owls

 

We hope to see you Friday!

-Geoff and the Owl Team

First Friday Studio Celebration

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

First Friday Studio Celebration 

Bruce W. Bulger

Featuring the paintings of Bruce W. Bulger, and music by Archipelago

Come experience the unusual comfort of Owl Furniture… and more!

Please join us Friday, July 5th 4-7PM– and beyond!

43 North Main Street in Stonington

 

Treat yourself to a tour of the Stonington Galleries and Studios, and come by Geoffrey Warner Studio to take a seat in an Owl Stool, enjoy some light refreshments, fine art, and live music.

This month’s featured installation is Bruce W. Bulger’s collection of paintings entitled, “Artist as Witness”. We’ll also have our own handcrafted Continuous Arm Chairs, Live Edge Tables and our Bar, Rolling & Perch Owl Stools, and Geoff’s furniture workshop will be open to tour.

Stick around the studio for our Night Owl celebration featuring the eclectic acoustic melodies of Archipelago. You’ll also have a chance to enter to win an Owl Stool, and share your own music during an open mic following the performance!

We hope to see you Friday!

-Geoff and the Owl Team

 

 

GIG Award Results in New Owl Furniture®

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

Geoffrey Warner Studio received a Great Idea Grant (GIG) in April of 2011 from the Maine Arts Commission. The GIG award allowed Geoff valuable design and sourcing time to develop two more successful products for our line of Owl Furniture. We are proud to introduce the Peanut Desk and Rolling Owl Stool.

The Peanut Desk features a steam bent knee brace which gives the leg structural integrity and aesthetic beauty. Drawing sketches, creating mockups, and collaborating with outside vendors allowed Geoffrey Warner Studio to develop and successfully introduce this knee brace feature into our line of tables and desks.

Peanut Desk shown with Owl Chair

With the aid of the award, we also developed the Rolling Owl Stool. We applied our ergonomic Owl seat to a rolling 4-legged base—to create a perfect mobile stool for office environments.  We outsourced the pedestal bases to Midcoast Powder Coating of Belfast to apply our four new design colors. Since its introduction in Oct of 2011 we have sold over 30 Rolling Owls. With the aid of the expanded Owl Furniture line, GW Studio increased 2012 first quarter sales by ten-fold compared to 1Q2011!

Rolling Owl Stools

The GIG supported us in our preliminary research and design for the two Owl Furniture pieces mentioned above. The funds helped GWS to sustain growth in the business while honoring our philosophy to support community, economy and ecology. We continue to make affordable furniture available to our friends and neighbors and support jobs in Maine while creating smart designs and beauty from wood.

Thank you to the Maine Arts Commission for their valuable support.

Geoffrey Warner

Geoffrey Warner Studio

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The Cello and the Owl

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

 

We enjoy hearing from our customers and were recently touched by the story of Kenya. Kenya suffered a serious back injury as a child and found sitting for long periods playing her cello was uncomfortable. Last fall her mother and brother came to one of our workshops where he made Kenya an Owl Stool as a Christmas gift.  When we visited her this winter, she beamed as she described how much more comfortable she is now. She said the first time she sat in an Owl stool:

“… my back just instantly relaxed, and that had never happened in a chair before.”

Give your back some comfort with an Owl stool.

Geoff