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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!

Wentworth Intern Assists with New Designs

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 2 Comments

Christina Fenton, our intern from Wentworth Institute of Technology, aided us with several projects during her 3 month co-op.  Christina excelled in graphic design and a willingness to jump into any project! She provided assistance with projects ranging from a new trade show banner to tackling the conceptual drawings for two of Geoff’s new designs.  The two new accessories for our Rolling Owl Stools are the Wing and the Back.  The Owl Wing will provide an adjustable work surface for tablets or laptops.  The Owl Back will also be adjustable to ensure that the “sit bones” are positioned to maximize the ergonomic comfort of the Owl stool. Christina’s outstanding conceptual drawings are below.

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We would like to thank Wentworth Institute of Technology for offering the Co-op Program.  It was a tremendously positive experience.  Christina’s skills, enthusiasm, and initiative accelerated the progress on all of her projects.  In addition to her design work, Christina also began sourcing parts and manufacturers for the the Rolling Owl accessories.

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The 3 months flew by– it was difficult to see Christina leave our nest!  We thank Christina for her contributions and wish her the best in her future pursuits. We know that she will be a success where ever she lands after graduation.  To see more of Christina’s industrial designs visit: www.christinafenton.com.

Stay tuned for more information about the Wing and Back!

Geoff & the Owl Team

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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!

Geoff & Iana in the booth

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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

Free & Discount Tix to NYC Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 6 Comments

Earlier this week we announced that Geoffrey Warner Studio would be exhibiting at the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show  in New York City, March 21-24, 2013.

3/14/13 NEW Info–we will have a few downloadable Complimentary Tickets available on Monday 3/18/13-email us if you are definitely going to the show and want to get in FREE!

Here’s the earlier announcement about downloading unlimited Discount Tickets:
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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 / [email protected]

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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.
*
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

Rolling Owls six 002HR
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.

2013 New Owl® Pricing

Posted on: February 21st, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

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.

Sincerely,

Geoff

Geoffrey Warner

Geoffrey Warner Studio

www.owlfurniture.com

Email: [email protected]

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