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Furniture and Furnishings

Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture designNews from BGR:
When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state of the furniture market.
“I had this taste in quality, Sewell told Entrepreneur, “but a budget that was [...] Continue Reading…

Martin O’Malley, Maryland’s bargain shopper

Posted on 5 Sep 2015 In: furniture

Martin O’Malley, Maryland’s bargain shopperNews from Washington Post:
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. (Craig Lassig/Reuters)
By Editorial Board September 1
FORMER MARYLAND governor Martin O’Malley made his name as a champion of liberal causes, but who knew he was also adept at scoring bargain-basement deals on personal household furniture — at taxpayers’ expense?
Thanks to what looks like a generous interpretation of state rules, by some pliable state officials, Mr. O’Malley, a Democrat who left office in January, was allowed to purchase much of the governor’s mansion’s residential furniture —
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195 Things: Route 177 Flea Market serves casual, frequent bargain buyersNews from Fall River Herald News:
By Marc Munroe DionHerald News Staff Reporter Posted Sep. 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am

TIVERTON — There are only two kinds of people who go to flea markets, three if you count the people doing the selling.

Of the two groups not selling there is, first of all, a group of people who go to flea markets the way other folks go to ballgames or to museums. For these folks, flea market attendance is a hobby, [...] Continue Reading…

CG Custom Wood Work caters to unique furniture tastes

Posted on 20 Aug 2015 In: furniture

CG Custom Wood Work caters to unique furniture tastesNews from TBO.com:
Earlier this year, Christopher George took the leap, leaving behind a full-time job to fully commit to CG Custom Wood Work, the company he founded to indulge his passion and further his craft.
“I’ve been working with wood since I was probably 13,” said George, a Dover resident and master woodworker. “Pretty much I just transitioned from my primary job to making this my full-time business,” he said. “I took the risk, and so far it’s been a blessing.”
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Online furniture design brand MADE.COm to open Liverpool store in city’s …News from Liverpool Echo:
Online furniture design brand MADE.COM is to open its latest showroom in Liverpool.
The new 4000 sq ft store will be in the city’s Metquarter shopping centre and will open in mid-September.
MADE.COM has flagship showrooms in London’s Soho and Leeds and will serve the North West from its Liverpool site.
Its model is based on stripping out middlemen, such as agents, importers and vast warehouses, to connect the customer directly with the makers. It sells online only.
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VMODERN Furniture Design Competition

Posted on 16 Aug 2015 In: furniture

VMODERN Furniture Design CompetitionNews from Dexigner:

Aug 12, 2015 2:53 am  |  by Levent Ozler

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eVolo Magazine has launched a new furniture design competition that aims to create a forum for the discussion, debate and development of innovative design.VMODERN is an ideas competition and designers may submit pieces in production, prototypes, and/or concepts. Projects will be evaluated based on creativity, originality, feasibility, function, and aesthetics.The competition includes three categories: Seating, Planes, and Lightin…………… continues on Dexigner
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DA A lecce is where heavy-duty mechanical industry meets furniture designNews from Designboom:

aug 07, 2015

DA A lecce is where heavy-duty mechanical industry meets furniture design

DA A lecce is where heavy-duty mechanical industry meets furniture design the tatou chair by angeletti ruzza fabricated at DA A

italian construction company DA A italia specializes in producing heavy duty machinery parts, but with unstable markets they decided to expand its portfolio with endeavor into furniture. in a gang of large machinery, they are able to bend, shape and form large sheets of metal without any disruption [...] Continue Reading…

Fine Furniture Design completes rebranding process

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 In: furniture

Fine Furniture Design completes rebranding processNews from Furniture Today:
Furniture Today Staff – Furniture Today, August 13, 2015

HIGH POINT ― Case goods and upholstery resource Fine Furniture Design has completed a rebranding process that includes a new logo featuring a hummingbird that the company says represents its core values and business principles.
“Hummingbirds symbolize persistence and accuracy,” said Eric Graham, the company’s newly appointed president. “They are always searching for the best nectar, and will travel far and wide to find it. Similarly, at
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Balboa Park central plaza furnishings get colorized

Posted on 28 Apr 2015 In: furniture

Balboa Park central plaza furnishings get colorizedNews from U-T San Diego:

Anit Kuruvilla, who is visiting from northern California, lays back in a large cushion at Balboa Park Plaza de Panama on Wednesday in San Diego, California. The new amenities were made possible by an $ 85K grant from Southwest Airlines. — Eduardo Contreras

Anit Kuruvilla, who is visiting from northern California, lays back in a large cushion at Balboa Park Plaza de Panama on Wednesday in San Diego, California. The new amenities were made possible by an $ [...] Continue Reading…

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And LampsNews from Co.Design:
Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into little pieces, and then finally join it all back together into a whole new shape. When such furniture is mass-manufactured, the process is hard on the environment. It wastes wood, and uses lots of energy for powering trucks, chainsaws, and factories.
Gavin Munro, a furniture designer based [...] Continue Reading…