Monday, October 06, 2008

Report from Day 1 of Fall Furniture Festival

Despite the unexpectedly rainy early start, Day 1 of the Greenjeans Fall Furniture Festival at the Brooklyn Flea was great!

Tons of people from the curious to the serious came through the Festival to check out work by Brave Space Design, City Joinery, Nine Stories Furniture, Standard 41, and Uhuru. Most of the furniture makers were on hand and both the press and the public enjoyed talking with them directly about their work.

Many told me they had no idea there was so much great furniture being made in Brooklyn, so the Fest seems to be doing its job of raising awareness of the amazing skill and talent to be found in our fair borough!

Major thanks to Sam, Nikki, Andrew, Jamie, Bill, Dave, and Rob for helping set up and take down those huge tents -- it was quite a task and your help made it not only possible but fun -- it practically felt like a barn raising! And thanks to everyone who came to see the work -- please come again!

Looking forward to the next three Sundays in October when we'll present work by more than a dozen additional local and regional furniture makers. Come check it out!

Link to Furniture Festival webpage, including list of exhibitors and dates.

Posted and photos by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.

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