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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!

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Stop by and "Rest  A Spell!"

Stop by and “Rest A Spell!”

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Geoff’s Bar Stool Video & RI Furniture Show

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

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

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

New Wooden Owl Bar Stool

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

In response to customer requests, Geoffrey Warner Studio is now offering a four-legged, wooden Owl Bar Stool.  Made with Geoff’s ergonomic Owl Seat, the new Bar Stool is available in heights ranging from 25″-32″.  The Seats are available in Cherry or Walnut.  A perfect kitchen bar stool — with the postural support holes, you can sit for hours!

Geoff worked with a chiropractor to create this ergonomic seat–check out our Anatomy of the Owl Stool.

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Owl Bar Stools available in heights of 25″ to 32″. Cherry seats featured.

A shout out to Design Marchard, who selected the Rolling Owl Stool as one of “The Best Stools”in their recent blog–Thank you!  Kristen, you’ll need to consider the new Owl Bar Stool in next year’s picks!

As the summer speeds by, we’d like to thank the many folks who have visited with us as we travel across the state.  Last weekend we were in Rockland at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show. To those who visited our booth, here’s a personal “Thank You” from Geoff:

Geoff’s Thank YOU from Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show.

 

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

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Family

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Stonington, Maine

P.S. Mark your calendars for Sept 7th – Open Studio Night (4-7pm) with Lobster & Music!  More info. coming soon.