Block Desk and Quartet Chair by Shawn Sowers

Design Showcase 2011

Design: Block Desk and Quartet Chair Materials: Solid Walnut, Painted Maple, Clear Finish Designer: Shawn R. Sowers

"The word common, as used by my grandmother, has an entirely different meaning from what is found in the dictionary. She uses the word to describe a person whose character is the perfect balance of simplicity, familiarity, and goodness. I set out to translate the idea of “common” into modern furniture. What I arrived at is an elegant collection of pieces that represent those three ideals through form, construction, and material. >> Go To The Entry

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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