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SD-0089 "Vail" Chair by Mike Herbert

Groovystuff "Vail" Chair by Mike Herbert
Groovystuff "Vail" Chair by Mike Herbert
Groovystuff "Vail" Chair by Mike Herbert
Mike Herbert is a junior at Columbia College, Chicago majoring in product design and film/video. He is inspired by historic design and the meanings behind artistic movements. To him, design isn’t merely making objects look nice; it’s to enable others in the world to see and experience excellent things. His “Vail” chair was created as a casual lounge chair that Bond would feel comfortable sitting in while sipping a martini!!! For a long time, he has been inspired by the glory days of American train travel and art deco architecture. Now, his involvement in church music, filmmaking, and art and design has given him a broader perspective in pursuing what makes our created things worthwhile and meaningful.

SD-0085 Stickworks Table Lamp by Sally Bluemke

Groovystuff Stickwork Lamp Sally Bluemke
The “Stickworks” table lamp by Purdue University design student Sally Lolene Bluemke is a standard desk lamp that was inspired by the world renowned artist Patrick Dougherty. Sally was inspired by the intricate and elegant weaving done by Dougherty and implemented a similar technique in the center of the “Stickworks” lamp base.

SD-0077-30 Large Time Revealed Side Table by Janice Kammler

Groovystuff Large Time Revealed Side Table by Janice Kammler
Janice Kammler is studying Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho. Her daily inspiration comes from her background of living in Nevada and traveling in the Northwest. The current drought in the south-west has caused the water to drop to levels not seen in the lake since it was first filled 80 years ago. The chocolate color and curves of the teak vines resemble roots exposed from the receding water levels of Lake Mead near Las Vegas. Textured, sinuous branches serve as the base for the "Time Revealed" making these tables the perfect conversation piece as a side table or an accent piece for displaying treasures. Her degree aspirations are to work in the commercial sector designing nightclubs with a focus on sustainability.

SD-0077-24 Small Time Revealed Side Table by Janice Kammler

Groovystuff Small Time Revealed Side Table by Janice Kammler
Janice Kammler is studying Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho. Her daily inspiration comes from her background of living in Nevada and traveling in the Northwest. The current drought in the south-west has caused the water to drop to levels not seen in the lake since it was first filled 80 years ago. The chocolate color and curves of the teak vines resemble roots exposed from the receding water levels of Lake Mead near Las Vegas. Textured, sinuous branches serve as the base for the "Time Revealed" making these tables the perfect conversation piece as a side table or an accent piece for displaying treasures. Her degree aspirations are to work in the commercial sector designing nightclubs with a focus on sustainability.

SD-0075 Senor Coat Rack by Chad Griffith

Groovystuff Yosemite Sam Coat Rack by Chad Griffith
Groovystuff Yosemite Sam Coat Rack by Chad Griffith
Chad Griffith is an Industrial Design graduate from Auburn University with a minor in Sustainability. Zero waste and minimal environmental impact are primary components of his design. In his design “Senor,” he creates a coat, umbrella, hat rack from a discarded oxen yoke thus eliminating the use of virgin materials. The design of the "Senor" rack itself was inspired by the stereotypical thick and bushy mustaches often found on the silver screen and the ranches and streets of today's modern West. Adapting the steel rims of used carts for eyes gives the rack the personality needed to create the look. Very little manufacturing is required in the construction of the rack itself, thus creating lower manufacturing costs and a better market price point. The fun and useful Senor Coat Rack pays homage to the resourcefulness and usefulness of the materials, the original people who used them, and likewise the residents of the rugged West. His focus is simple, engaging, and attractive designs that last.

SD-0009-30 Large Balance Side Table by Jeremy Maher

Groovystuff Large Balance Side Table by Jeremy Maher
Groovystuff Large Balance Side Table by Jeremy Maher
The "Balance" table by Appalachian State University, Product Design graduate Jeremy Maher, incorporates the rustic feel of the Celebrity Dick Idol Legends and Groovystuff brands into a contemporary interpretation. His experience in wood working, metals, plastics, and ceramics has given him a well rounded skill set with which to work. While the base of "Balance" utilizes reclaimed teak wagon wheel parts and an antique plow is used for the decorative handle and center support, the top is milled clean, giving definition to an otherwise organic form. Lastly, my interpretation illustrates the illusion of a floating top. The table is cantilevered, creating more negative space and visual interest.” Designer Jeremy Maher strikes a perfect balance with this reclaimed Balance Side Table. Is it a primitive farm tool or an abstract sculpture? You decide.

SD-0009-24 Small Balance Side Table by Jeremy Maher

Groovystuff Small Balance Side Table by Jeremy Maher
The "Balance" table by Appalachian State University, Product Design graduate Jeremy Maher, incorporates the rustic feel of the Celebrity Dick Idol Legends and Groovystuff brands into a contemporary interpretation. His experience in wood working, metals, plastics, and ceramics has given him a well rounded skill set with which to work. While the base of "Balance" utilizes reclaimed teak wagon wheel parts and an antique plow is used for the decorative handle and center support, the top is milled clean, giving definition to an otherwise organic form. Lastly, my interpretation illustrates the illusion of a floating top. The table is cantilevered, creating more negative space and visual interest.” Designer Jeremy Maher strikes a perfect balance with this reclaimed Balance Side Table. Is it a primitive farm tool or an abstract sculpture? You decide.

SD-0070 Stacking End Table by Kacie Leisure

Groovystuff Stacking End Table by Kacie Leisure
Groovystuff Stacking End Table by Kacie Leisure
The “Stacking” table by the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Industrial Design graduate Kacie Leisure was inspired by the wagon wheel rim. Utilizing this material provided a sleek and sophisticated look. The “Stacking” Side Tables can be used alone or in a group to celebrate the modularity of the design.

SD-0057 Pathos Patio Chair by Brent Dutton

Groovystuff Pathos Patio Chair by Brent Dutton
Groovystuff Pathos Patio Chair by Brent Dutton
The boldly designed teak “Pathos” patio chair by Auburn University Industrial Design graduate Brent Dutton is at home equally in nature or on a contemporary patio. Inspired by Asian ox-carts, the “Pathos” patio chair offers a comfortable place in which to relax but with an “antique modern” feel. The “Pathos” patio chair is uniquely constructed from re-purposed heavy ox-cart wagon wheel rims that once helped farmers plow their fields and transport the fruits of their labor to market.

SD-0008 Deschutes Bench by Michelle Walbert

Groovystuff Deschutes Bench by Michelle Walbert
Groovystuff Deschutes Bench by Michelle Walbert
Groovystuff Deschutes Bench by Michelle Walbert
Shelly Walbert is an Oregon native and an Industrial Design graduate from Appalachian State University. Driven by perception of design serving people, she strives to develop products and furniture which address real consumer and environmental needs. Shelly got her inspiration for the "Deschutes" bench by the river in Oregon which shares its name. The "Deschutes" bench showcases the beauty of raw teak through contemporary rustic design. The Deschutes River, named from the French phrase "le riviere des chutes” meaning “the River of Falls”, follows a path of untouched beauty in the Pacific Northwest ranging from the desert to forest while seamlessly enhancing the surrounding environments. The Deschutes Bench follows the tradition of its river namesake, using eco-friendly design and contrasting elements to add an enriching, timeless piece to any setting inside or outside your luxury mountain home." Michelle is interested in pursuing a career in the Furniture Industry.

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