DESIGN SHADOW: OLD SCHOOL FURNITURE MAKING

I spent the day on the road traveling around the valley to various furniture workers that I am using on some projects. The purpose of the visits were to inspect the quality of the work, answers questions of the fabricators and just plain see how the furniture is coming along. It is a very exciting thing …

DESIGN SHADOW ON PROBLEM SOLVING AND ANTIQUE LAMPS

This has been an interesting couple of weeks. I would love to say “today I did …” and name a specific item. Right now I am all over the board on multiple projects doing site inspections, creating/maintaining budgets, preparing purchase orders for and buying furniture and following up on vendors that are providing products for our …

DESIGN SHADOW ON ANTIQUES

The current project that I have been working on is a historic renovation and has required me to do a lot of in-depth research into the late 19th century. I specifically have spent a lot of time with the Eastlake, High Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival design movements of the overreaching Victorian aesthetic. I have …

CUSTOM CHAIR CARVING REVIEW

I received in the mail a package of wood carvings today. This is the best kind of mail! These carvings are submittals for the crown of a designed chair going into a historically sensitive remodel. This chair is modeled after a Victorian  – Eastlake movement – antique. I have written a previous blog on a …

PRISON FURNITURE

I spent a portion of today reviewing furniture made by UCI; Utah Correctional Industries. For those not familiar with this program,  the State of Utah’s prison system seeks to give the prison inmates skills, to provide for themselves once out of the prison system.  In one of the departments they offer training in furniture making and upholstering. …