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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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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

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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!