Amish Artisans Collaborate to Create a New Solid Wood Furniture Design, the …
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Brandenberry Amish Furniture continues to grow with custom furniture choices with the newly designed dining set, the Custer Dining Collection.

Shipshewana, IN (PRWEB) July 20, 2012

Brandenberry Furniture, a custom, solid wood furniture enterprise in Shipshewana unveils the Custer Dining Collection. The Custer Dining Set is the result of collaboration between expert Amish artisans using traditional woodworking methods, select regional hardwoods and a shared design concept. The Custer Dining Table features gently curved legs, Quarter Sawn White Oak, a Mission edge and carved feet. Each of these design accents (the Mission edge, curved legs and carved feet) are mirrored in the Custer Four Door Hutch, becoming the signature style of the Custer Collection. Customization allows furniture lovers to select each detail of these pieces to their liking, including wood type, size, hardware, finish and inlay choices. Finishes include a great multitude of stain…………… continues on Midland Daily News

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RoboChair designer seeking investors to get production started
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Thanks to online fundraising giant Kickstarter, Brad Benke of Stahl Architects already has donations from people around the world in support of his furniture design called the RoboChair.

Benke has until 10 a.m. next Friday to find investors willing to help him reach the $ 17,500 needed to refine and mass-produce the foldable lounge chair that also serves as functional wall art. As of noon Thursday, Benke still needed a little more than $ 11,000 to reach his goal.

Kickstarter pairs inventors, artists, musicians and other entrepreneurs with potential investors. Creators set a fundraising goal and deadline for their project. Money does not change hands unless that goal is met.

Like most Kickstarter entrepreneurs, Benke is offering promotional merchandise, limited-edition products and even a one-of-a-kind trip to supporters based on their donation dollar amount.

Benke, an intern at Stahl Architects in Fargo, designed the RoboChair under the tutelage of the firm’s owner, Phil Stahl. Benke was a student of Stahl’s at North Dakota State University, where he expects to graduate next year with a master’s degree in…………… continues on DL-Online

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