Posts Tagged ‘Made in Maine’

1st Clue: Shaping Table Knees

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Mission: Design and Create a Custom Table.

Location: Geoffrey Warner Studio, Stonington, Maine

 

Geoff is in the process of building a special table. The first clue to the design is the shaping of the table knees.  This brief video shows Geoff in action:

http://youtu.be/ZDKMyBXMJI4

Table knees are the curved supports as shown in this live edge sofa table and dining room table built last year.

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Stay tuned for more clues about Geoff’s current work!

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Halloween Treats: 20% off Orange & Black Rolling & Perch Owls

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Happy Halloween from the gang at Geoffrey Warner Studio!  

Our special treat for you this October is 20% off Orange and Black Rolling Owl and Owl Perch Stools.  You may select a cherry or walnut handcrafted seat. For those just discovering the Owl Stools, the secret is in the eyes. The Eyes (holes) provide the ergonomic comfort that allows you to sit for hours without fatigue.  Try one!–see our Store Locator or visit the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth at the Providence Fine Furnishing Show, Nov 1-3.

 

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Don’t let the Goblins or the HOOOOligans get you!  Happy Halloween!

Geoff & the Owl Team

View all furniture offerings at www.owlfurniture.com

(Halloween offer ends October 31st)

 

Building an Owl Chair (video)

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner 4 Comments

Geoffrey Warner Studio: Building an Owl Chair 

Geoff discusses some of the steps of building an Owl Chair in his latest video.

The image below shows a finished Owl Chair with a Peanut Desk.  Geoff is currently taking orders for

custom furniture to be built this fall and winter.  What’s on your wish list??

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Please mark your calendars to join us, Friday Sept. 6th for our Open Studio Night –part of  Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Celebration 4pm – 7pm. Tour Geoff’s work shop and enjoy the photographic images of guest artist, Wren Warner.  Beginning at 7pm our Night Owl Music will begin with an open mic.

Hope to see you!

Geoff and the Owl Team

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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

Family Vacation–Owl Style

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Family Vacation–Owl Style.  Summer is filled with adventures and this month, families from Massachusetts & Virgina spent a day with Geoff building Owl Stools at the Geoffrey Warner Studio in Stonington, Maine.

In the Owl Stool Workshop, Geoff taught the families how to attach the legs with all-wooden joinery, trim the front legs to create the stool’s ergonomic tilt, and carefully sand the walnut or cherry seats and ash legs. The workshop ends with everyone applying the first coat of natural tung oil on their new Owl Stools–and watching the beautiful wood grain pop out!  A day of laughter and learning created great memories for all.

Next workshop with availability is Wednesday, August 21st or groups of 4 or more may arrange a private date.

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Owl Pride–nothing beats a sense of accomplishment.

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What a Hoot!  Owl Workshop “graduates” July 2013.

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Stop by to visit…and of course, Sit a Spell 😉

Geoff & the Owl Team

PS Mark your calendars for the Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show, August 9-11, Rockland, Maine.  (In addition to exhibiting Owl Furniture, Geoff is entering Polly into the Boatyard Dog contest!!!)

Owl Stools now in Bar Harbor, Camden, Ellsworth & Blue Hill

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us in welcoming 4 new Owl Furniture Affiliates in Maine. Window Panes Home & Garden in Bar Harbor, Once a Tree in Camden, Windsor Chairmaker in Ellsworth and Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill.  Each store offers unique home furnishings –pay them a visit and enjoy their new items including our Owl Stools!

Window Panes, located in Bar Harbor, offers beautiful items for the kitchen, bath and garden.  Lighting, gifts and accessories to help you set the table are just a few of the gems in this store.

Window Panes in Bar Harbor

Window Panes in Bar Harbor

Once a Tree in Camden is a stunning store filled with Maine fine woodworkings including bowls, jewelry boxes, and works of art.  Recently they’ve “branched out” and added home accessories ranging from wind chimes & wine glasses to innovative eco-friendly products.

Handcrafted wooden Bowls at Once a Tree

Handcrafted Wooden Bowls at Once a Tree

Marc Blanchette is a master Windsor Chairmaker in Ellsworth.  He uses only hand tools and 18th century methods of construction.  Marc offers a wide variety of windsor chairs including dining room chairs, settees, and even children’s high chairs.

Marc Blanchette, master Windsor Chairmaker

Marc Blanchette, master Windsor Chairmaker

 Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill offers a wonderful variety of art including pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography and fiber arts. This welcoming gallery also includes a Children’s Room with wooden toys and marionettes!

Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Wondering if a shop near you carries Owl Stools?  Visit our Store Locator.
If you have a store or gallery in your area that would be perfect for selling Owl Stools, please let us know.  We look forward to spreading our wings and sharing the joy and comfort of Owl Furniture around the country.  Representative inquiries are also welcome.

As always, thank you for your support.

Geoff & the Owl Team

www.owlfurniture.com ~ Comfortable ergonomic seating for all rooms of your home.

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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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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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