Posts Tagged ‘Made in Maine’

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

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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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

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

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

Building Rolling Owl Stools

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner 6 Comments

You may think that you’re looking at Santa’s Workshop…

We’ve got a seat for you!

…and you’d be right, after all even the big guy needs helpers!  Geoff & the crew are busy getting ready for the holiday season.  The first batch of cherry & walnut seats are sanded and ready for their coats of natural tung oil.

In our new addition, we’re assembling the many Rolling Owl bases that just arrived from our Maine powder-coater. Each of the staff has a favorite color.  If Buddy the Elf were here, he’d ask “What’s your favorite color?” — Big Smile Red, Lobstah Orange, Her Eye’s in Blue, Night Owl Black, Tropical Blue or Foggy Morning Green?

Rolling Owl Stool bases just arrived from the powder-coater. Love those colors!

Polly loves to help!

Once the bases are assembled and the tung oil dries on each seat, the base is paired with either a walnut or cherry seat.  With the fall season in full swing the Lobstah Orange base with a walnut seat and the Foggy Morning Green with a walnut seat have been very popular!

For those who are not familiar with the Owl Stool, be sure to read the Anatomy of an Owl.  Our Owls are more than just a stool–they’re the best seat in house!  The postural support holes literally let you sit hours without fatigue.

 

As always, we appreciate your support and hope that you’re enjoying everything that the Fall season has to offer!

Geoff  & the Owl Team

NEXT OWL Stool Workshop is Wednesday 10/17/12 – call to register.

Our Studio is open year round, 10-4 Tues-Friday and other days by chance or appointment.   207.367.6555  ~ www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

 

Owl Perch Stool Soars to Common Ground Fair

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

This month, Geoffrey Warner Studio introduced the Owl Perch Stool and the Owl Bar Stool.  See and test Your seat on these new Stools at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME September 21-23. These new Owl products are a direct response to customers asking for taller stools for kitchens, offices, and family craft areas. The Owl Perch Stool uses a stationary steel base and the seat adjusts from 22” to 30”.  The all-wooden Owl Bar Stool may be ordered in customized heights from 25″-32″.

Both stools are designed with the ergonomic Owl Seat–available in cherry or walnut. The postural support holes relieve spine tension and allows sitting for hours without fatigue.

When asked about the colors for the Owl Perch, Geoffrey Warner explained “Our colors are inspired by Nanne Kennedy’s wonderful seacolors yarn –and we enjoy bringing lighthearted humor and out-of-the-box thinking to everything we do!” The Owl Perch base is available in six colors:  Foggy Morning Green, Her Eye’s in Blue, Night Owl Black, Lobstah Orange, Tropical Blue and Big Smile Red.

 

The New Owl Perch Stool adjusts from 22″-30″ and the base is available in six colors.

To see the Owl Perch being tested, view our video from the September 7th Gallery Open House:

(Owl Perch visible on video at the ~53-59 second mark.)

Thank you to Brooke Dojny & Sow’s Ear Winery for making our “In the Kitchen with Lobster & Wine…and Bar Stools a great success! And thank you to Archipelago for the music!

As always, thank you all for your continued support.  See you at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Sept. 21-23  –or stop by our Stonington, Maine Studio after the Fair.

Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Join Us for Lobster & Wine- Sept. 7th

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us on Friday, Sept. 7th for  

“In the Kitchen with Lobster, Wine & Music!”

In celebration of Geoff’s new Owl Bar Stool,

we’re bringing together a few of our kitchen favorites — Lobster, Wine & Kitchen Stools!

* The celebration begins at 4pm with Wine Tasting from Sow’s Ear Winery.

 * Sample Lobster dishes from Brooke Dojny’s cookbook “Lobster! 55 Fresh & Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating.”  Brooke will sign books from 5-7pm.

 * Archipelago will perform acoustic music from ~ 7pm-8:30pm (free concert)

* Comfortable Owl Seats for one and all!

Owl Bar Stool offers ergonomic comfort. Customized heights offered up to 32 in.

Our September 7th Open Studio Night is in conjunction with Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Gallery Night.  Download a touring map at www.stoningtongalleries.com. Our fellow galleries are offering wonderful new exhibits, talks and demonstrations.

 

We hope to see you on September 7th for an evening of good food, fine wines and many comfortable Seats!

 

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

43 N. Main St. Stonington, Maine

207.367.6555

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Enjoy Wine?  The Wine Web is a great site for Wine & Winery information.

Archipelago will be in the HOUSE Friday night!

 

Coupon for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show 8/10-12

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Get ready to visit Rockland, Maine! Join Geoffrey Warner at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, this weekend August 10-12.

Meet Geoff in Tent J to learn about his handcrafted furniture including the wooden Owl Stools, Stonington Continuous Arm Chairs, Live Edge Tables, Owl Chairs, and the popular Rolling Owl Stools.

Below is a 2 for 1 coupon for the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show — Purchase One Ticket & Bring in a Friend for Free.  Print page or jpg–and bring coupon to the show.

Events are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and –on Sunday morning, there is the Boat Yard dog contest!…come for some laughs, then stop in to Try an Owl Stool.  Geoff will be featuring his new wooden bar stool, called the Owl Bar Stool.  Constructed with four sturdy legs of Ash, the seats may be made of Cherry or Walnut.

Map & Directions to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show ~ Rockland, ME ~ August 10-12th

 

As always, thank you for your continued support. Sign up for our Newsletter to enter to Win an Owl Stool!

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

Open Studio & Owl Stool Demo 8/3/12

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Please join us on Friday, August 3rd for our Open Studio Night from 4pm – 7pm–and beyond!  Geoff will offer tours of the newly expanded furniture workshop where you can see his custom handcrafted projects.

At 6:00pm Geoff will also provide a demonstration on the building of an Owl Stool.  Samples of Geoff’s finished chairs, stools, cabinets and live edge tables will be on display–and of course, don’t be shy, try an Owl on for size!

Owl Stool Components

Owl Stool components with finished stools in background.

In celebration of the Stonington Galleries’ First Friday Night, local musicians will perform an eclectic acoustic mix of songs and fiddle tunes from 7pm onward.  Come and enjoy music, laughter and refreshments.   As a preview, enjoy the video from July’s First Friday:

We hope to see you Friday, August 3rd !  During your visit, Enter to win an Owl Stool and receive a free 2-for-1 coupon to the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show (August 10-12).

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Geoff & the G. W. Studio Team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

43 N. Main St. Stonington, Maine