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Come to DesignBuild Cincy This Weekend

Posted on October 31st, by Andy Brownell in Design, marketing & promotion. No Comments


After completing my booth set-up yesterday and dropping off a few more beer growler crates this morning, I find myself positioned among some pretty amazing local talent. DesignBuild Cincy is a specially curated group of local artists, architects, designers, cabinet makers, craftsmen and of course, furniture makers.

This is definitely a step way above a traditional home show or crafts fair for Cincinnati. Doug Hart has worked tirelessly over the last several months to pull from the best of what the area has to offer. He worked hard to convince me over the preceding months of this event to consider showing my work. Needless to say, his persistence paid off in spades.

With over 130 booths of furnishings, decor and design for the home, any discerning buyer of quality-made goods will find making the trip this weekend totally worthwhile. Running this Saturday-Sunday down at the Music Hall grand ballroom in the OTR neighborhood, you can come to DesignBuild Cincy, and then get out and explore the restaurants, breweries and outdoor exhibits at Washington Park.

If you do make the trip and decide to make a visit to one of the areas breweries, I still have about a dozen hand-made sugar pine and leather beer growler crates for sale (see them in my Pinterest board to the right) at $75/each. These are also a great gift for any beer lover during the holidays.

Like everyone else here, I’m hoping to secure one or two larger commissions for custom furniture pieces. As a reminder, I have an exceptional inventory of materials to pull from. This includes but is not limited to Honduran Mahogany, African Sapele, massive slabs of Makore, Burmese Teak, Bubinga and limited quantities of pre-embargo Brazilian Rosewood. I also have plenty of domestic species like pine, oak, cherry, and walnut to build you something that will last several lifetimes.

My design process is collaborative with my clients and typically involves the creation of a 1:6 scale model prototype. I’ll have a few of these on hand as well as some other small crafts projects available for sale. My projects are built with a combination of power and hand tools and employ traditional joinery methods. The larger pieces at my booth includes a solid Bubinga desk, a Walnut and German Bog Oak TV console with 10,000 year old preserved panels containing some exceptional color. I’ve also brought some campaign furniture pieces including a Roorkee chair made from Burmese teak and leather. You can probably find me sitting in that.

If you live locally, please feel free to stop by and say hello, and support the other 129 exhibitors here as well.

– Andy

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