Posts Tagged ‘custom furniture’

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

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!

Discount Tix to Architectural Digest Home Design Show in NYC

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments
Geoffrey Warner Studio will be exhibiting at the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show taking place at Piers 92/94 in New York City, March 21-24, 2013.
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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

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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

Booth Section: Made 38

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

 

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

You’re invited to Rockport Maine 6-30-12!

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

Road trip to Rockport Maine!  The Maine Home & Design Show will be held this weekend June 30 – July 1.  This will be Geoffrey Warner Studio’s first year of participation.  We would like to invite everyone to come to Rockport to enjoy the show.  Stop by our booth–lucky number 77.  We’ve been madly building Owl Stools and Rolling Owls–come try a seat and view our live edge wooden tables and continuous armchairs!

The Maine Home & Design Show will feature 150 exhibitors including 50+ artists.  The Maine Home+Design Show has constructed a 30,000 square foot clear span semi-permanent structure on the grounds of Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.  They promise that the experience will be like walking into the pages of their magazine.  Exhibitors will range from home furnishings to kitchen & bath to landscape & design.  Architects will be on hand to answer questions.  It should be quite a show!

See you in Rockport this weekend!

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Mark you calendars:  Studio Celebration July 6th 4pm – 7pm  
Geoffrey Warner Studio will open its doors July 6th 4-7pm in celebration of our new wing and expanding Owl Furniture line.  There will be LIVE Music, refreshments and tours of the expanded workshop and gallery areas.  More information next week.

As always, thank you for your support and interest in our handcrafted furniture.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

Custom Doors & What’s Yours?

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Our current project is four interior doors for a New York family. With the desire to bring nature and character into their NYC apartment, Geoff selected 4 different live edge wood panels—English Wych Elm, Olive, Big Leaf Maple and European Walnut. This project began with creating a mahogany frame for each door.  Each live edge board is then sanded and routed to accept the custom-shaped mahogany splines that fill the space between the live edge and frame. To bring out the beautiful wood grain, each panel will receive 3 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. We look forward to showing you the final pieces in May.

Image above shows unfinished English Wych Elm door with an example of an oiled English Wych Elm board (left) in the background.

Custom Piece Opportunity ~ What’s Your Dream?

Geoff will be delivering these custom doors and visiting Hearne Hardwoods mid-May.  If you would like to give some beautiful wood a second life, Geoff can select the perfect live edge board for your project.  Please contact Geoff to discuss your table, desk, door or other furniture.  Contact Geoff by May 10th – we’re ready to fill our empty van before returning to the Studio!  Thank you.

Geoff and company

Geoffrey Warner Studio

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