Posts Tagged ‘Owl Stools’

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)

 

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

 

August 2nd First Friday and Dances with Owls

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Join us August 2nd for Stonington Galleries First Friday Open Gallery Night

Visit Geoffrey Warner Studio from 4pm-9pm  to enjoy our Owl Stools, Refreshments, & good company. Night Owl Music begins at 7pm with an Open Mic.

Acadia School of Traditional Music, recently held in Bar Harbor, was a great opportunity to see and hear some extremely talented musicians.  One of our favorite performances featured Vishtèn’s Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc who got a “leg-up” with Owl Stools.  Take a look at some great footwork:

Emma and Pastelle LeBlanc

Step Dancing on Owls

 

We hope to see you Friday!

-Geoff and 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.

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 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

 

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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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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