Here’s what’s happening at one of the Stonington Farmers Market artisan vendors:
Building Chairs & Unique Sale!
Greetings from Maine! …and Geoffrey Warner Studio!
From Drafting Table to Shop,
“Jigging Up” Supports Consistency and Efficiency
As we continue to slide through, dig out, and stoke up our fires during this “wicked cold” Maine winter, the shop is preparing to “jig up” for two chair orders.
We are building sets of Stonington Continuous Arm Chairs and Owl Chairs over the next few months for some of our enthusiastic and supportive customers.
When building multiples of one design it is necessary to create and set up jigs in order to be efficient and accurate while making intricately shaped parts that form a finished piece. I love embracing the day when dozens of carefully shaped parts converge and we begin gluing pieces together.
Gluing & Shaping
Often the ” jigging up” can take many times longer than the actual shaping, routing, morticing, cutting and drilling.
What is important when building small limited production furniture runs, is that the original design addresses building techniques and is complete enough to support accuracy and efficiency in the shop. Such considerations during design conception bring ease and grace into the chair building dance.
Tage Frid, my teacher at RISD, always encouraged us to remember that “form follows function.” As a free wheeling artist I used to shun those words, but now as a practical furniture designer, continuing to grow the line of Owl Furniture, I live by them.
In order to build even more efficiency into these two batches of chairs we would love to add more to both batches.
Perhaps you will consider a pair or even a set of Continuous Arm Chairs or Owl Chairs for you and your family?
Your grandchildren will thank you!
All our handcrafted furniture is guaranteed for life and made in Maine.
Chair and Stool Set Incentives:
Owl Chairs: 10% off each or one free with order of 7 or more (see image below)
Std Retail: 18″ $775; 24″ $945
Select American Cherry or Walnut
Stonington Continuous Arm Chair: 15% off each or one free chair with order of 5 or more
Sale price: $2052.75 ea.
Std Retail: $2415 ea. (see image in header above)
Select American Cherry, Walnut or Ash
4 Legged 24″ – 32″ Owl Bar Stool: one free with order of four or more
Std Retail: 24″ $495; 25-32″ $525 (cherry or walnut seats)
Rolling Owl Stools and Owl Perch Stools:
Free shipping, plus 20% off!
All offers are good until April 1st, 2014
The image below shows an Owl Chair in Cherry with a Peanut Desk. The Owl Chair may be used in the office, dining room, or kitchen counter. You may select a seat height of 18″ or 24″ and we offer these comfortable chairs in Cherry or Walnut.
This is a Unique Sale! –perhaps we’re a little stir crazy after this winter!
Sincerely, Thank You for your continued support and interest in our handcrafted furniture.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Geoff & the G.W. Studio Team
Geoffrey Warner Studio