Live Edge Online debuts line of designer eco-wood lamps, furniture
Seattle WA – December 2009
Seasoned woodworker and artisan John Blunt has developed a product line of one-of-a-kind live edge lamps and bonsai stands. Each piece is constructed by hand using sustainably harvested and salvaged woods, and finished with an earth-friendly dairy by-product varnish. They are sold exclusively online at LiveEdgeOnline.com and in an affiliate brick and mortar store in Seattle.
John’s interest in illuminating wood veneer has simmered for over 30 years, and has recently come to fruition. After much investigating, John has devised a way to make ecologically benign, pliable veneer lamp shades. The shade material adapts to free-form shaping, which allows each lamp to be a distinctive unification of form and function. The base and stem of each lamp are also unique constructions, often requiring innovative techniques for wiring and assembly.
Not only are the lamps useful, beautiful, and eco-friendly, they are ambassadors of the natural world in our often highly-processed habitats. Each lamp, bench, table, and bonsai stand brings into a room the representation of nature at its most expressive and vigorous. “Live edge” refers to the living part of the tree, the outer rings. A log is cut into slabs and then typically the slabs are used in their entirety. Only the bark is removed, yielding the natural edge.
John Blunt is also the proprietor of IsGood Woodworks, a custom cabinetry shop that has been serving high-end clients in the Greater Seattle area since 1992. Donald Smith creates the benches and tables found on the website, which are also available at his City Trees shop in Seattle. Andrea J. Bernard contributes lamp design and construction, as well as web design and marketing support. More of her work can be seen at autumnthing.com.
It is with much pride and eagerness that Live Edge Online opens its doors and offers its designer-class line of lamps and assorted furniture to the discerning public.
About Live Edge Online
Live Edge Online is a burgeoning enterprise, piggybacking on the success of its parent company, IsGood Woodworks. The web store is making its debut online, having launched in November 2009.
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