Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show 2013- Part 1 of 2

This past weekend, the 23rd St. Armory in Philadelphia...

...was fitted out with many wonderful booths.

Here's just a sampling:

 
Functional and decorative blown glass...

...by the charming Jim Loewer.

 
Beautifully crafted outdoor planters...

...by Gretz Craft.

 
Laminated wood and molded plywood furniture featuring creatively re-purposed metal parts...

...by the delightful Clint Parker.

 
These handsome craftsmen from Philadelphia Woodworks...

...were on hand to offer classes and membership opportunities.

 
Walnut Wood Works strives to honor the natural shape of a chosen piece of wood.

 
Claudia Mills' beautiful and lovingly crafted rugs...

...provided a welcome jolt of color.

 
This father and son team...

...form the brains and brawn behind Harrington Design Studio.

 
As you can see...

...I recently spent an enjoyable morning at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show.

In addition to the oh, so welcome experience of spending a beautiful spring Sunday downtown...

...I was able to engage in interesting conversations with many of the talented vendors at this intimate show.

Next time: we'll meet a few more artists...

...including two more rug makers!

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5 comments:

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Tego typu imprezy, to możliwość pochwalenia się własnym talentem, ale również możliwość spotkania ludzi, którzy mają wspaniałe pasje. A przy okazji można podpatrzeć wiele ciekawych rozwiązań.

Rachel said...

It sounds like a great day out - it is always lovely to see the people who made the things you are looking at...

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--You're right! These artists certainly were passionate about their work!
Rachel--I agree. Sometimes, you hear a story that 'fleshes out' a piece and makes you love it even more! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

What a fun way to spend a day. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-It was such a pretty day, too!