Thursday, September 10, 2009

G-20 Opportunity


Urban Tree Forge to create
Tables for the G-20 Summit here in Pittsburgh

Thank you!!... to Phipps Conservatory for the great opportunity to participate in our city's hosting of the G-20 summit!
Phipps Conservatory, located here in the city of Pittsburgh, asked us to design twelve tables for a dinner and discussion session that will be held in their beautifully remodeled facility for the G-20 summit, and we just received the official approval to begin the project.

Uhhhh... just one thing...
we only have two weeks to turn 12 oak slabs into tables!

Fortunately, we just happen to have a number of trees that we recovered from Riverview Park, located here in the city, that were removed last year.

Joe and Ben Suto of Lumberjack Tree Service were kind enough to allow us the
opportunity to utilize the trunks of some of these magnificent beauties that the city was forced to remove for local projects. We weren't sure how we would use them, but we knew they were just too amazing to walk away from... and now we know why, especially since they just came out of the kiln last week... Talk about synchronicity!! How wonderful to be afforded this great opportunity to make use of the tremendous natural resources available to us here right in our own great city Pittsburgh.

When we're finished with this project, we'll still have a few more of these beautiful specimens available for consideration for a future project or two... maybe there's an opportunity waiting for you... We'll just have to wait and see!

1 comment:

KEvan said...

Hi John,

Kaaren and I visited an upscale condo village nearer to the Chicago area yesterday. It's called Optima and it captured my eye the first time I visited here a couple of years ago. The design and space of the 3 buildings are spectacular, but the real treat we discovered was that at least 100 original Nakashima pieces are part of the living set designs in most of the open models. We learned that the builder/architect has for years been an avid collector of his work and many other well known designers and artists. But what struck both of us is that Nakashima's love of craftsmanship and creativity comapares equally with your own original work John. It's really great to see you and your business grow in addition to the many opportunities and doors that are opening in response to your effort, dedicatication and hard work. Best to you.

Karen and Kaaren