March was a busy month for Christopher Clemans Furnituremaker (CCF). After the Syracuse Home & Garden show debut, some of the fine furniture pieces we’ve crafted were crated and shipped to the big city. Chris, Carolyn and production manager, Sandy, drove to NYC and met the crates at Pier 94 in midtown Manhattan – home of the Architectural Digest Home Show.
After submitting a portfolio of work to the Architectural Digest jury of judges several months earlier, CCF was awarded a spot in the MADE section, dedicated to the work of small elite craftsmen. Other exhibitors included Chris’s furniture making idol, George Nakashima, so we were truly among the best of the best!
The show ran Thursday through Sunday, March 26th- 29th, with the first day reserved just for designers, architects and other Architectural Digest VIP’s. In total an estimated 30,000 people attended the show over the 4 days, so there was plenty of opportunity to tell the stories behind the pieces we brought. The hit of the show was a sink base and wall unit designed around a yard sale find. Our reclaimed tractor seat stools were definite attention-getters, creating some of the best conversations of the whole weekend. Photos of CCF pieces at the AD Home Show and more, can be viewed at: http://cabfab.com/furniture