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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)

 

Yipee! Common Ground Fair: Sept. 20-22

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Join Geoff & Iana at the Common Ground Fair, September 20-22 in Unity, Maine.

This is one of The best fairs I’ve ever attended. The variety and talent of craftspeople, the quality of the education sessions, the fun of the livestock, and of course the delicious food, make the Common Ground Fair a memorable experience every year.  I, of course, also love the MUSIC and dancing…if I’m not in the booth….follow the music, I’ll have my guitar and fiddle with me!

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The Common Ground Fair is an opportunity to reward Maine’s artists and entrepreneurs for following their heart and trying to make a living doing what they love!  It’s also time to reward yourself by bringing beautiful objects into your home, trying a new food–or learn about a new skill such as spinning, mushroom foraging or bee keeping! It’s a time to have an adventure for the senses, take a moment to watch and hear the kids giggling as they slide down the hill on their cardboard sleds, touch the gorgeous fleece and felt products, cheer for the parade, see the beautiful jewelry and paintings and taste something sweet or spicy.

The best way to enjoy the fair is to get a program paper in advance or visit the MOFGA website to review all the events.  The website allows you to bookmark your favorite events or sync them to your phone.  Be sure to also “schedule” some free time to wander…and warning, you may want to go more than one day once you see all the offerings!

When you get tired of walking, stop by the Geoffrey Warner Studio booth located in the Maine Marketplace tent.  We’ll have our selection of Owl Stools to help you relax your feet and your back.  And yes, similar to the other vendors, we will offer some show specials!  You can also order at the show and have the product shipped — a great way to hide the holiday gift for your special someone!

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Hope to see you this weekend!

Geoff, Iana & the Owl Team!

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Stop by and "Rest  A Spell!"

Stop by and “Rest A Spell!”

 

 

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 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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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

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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Season Greetings & Special Offer

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Everyone at Geoffrey Warner Studio wishes you a joyous holiday season!

To celebrate we are offering up to a 20% discount on our Ergonomic Owl Stools through January 4th 2013…give us a call to receive your discount. Owl Stools include from kits, 18-24″ wooden stools, Rolling Owls, Bar Stools and Owl Perches.

Gift Certificates are also available.  Customize your gift amount.

It is also a great time to dream up your custom furniture.  We are now accepting commission orders for 2013.  Geoff will take your concept and create your ideal piece for spaces large and small.  Live Edge Dining Room Table with chairs, Sofa Tables, Couches and Coffee Tables are among the popular items.

Enjoy the holidays!

Geoff & the GWS team

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com ~ 207.367.6555

 

Breaking the Rules! -video

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by Geoffrey Warner No Comments

Breaking the rules at the Providence Fine Furnishings Show:

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Life is meant to be fun…Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Cheers from the Owl Gang!

www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com

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