I love beautiful, locally designed furniture. Nothing makes me more proud to call Minnesota my home state than when I see the graceful curves of a beautiful chair from Rapson Inc or the bright colors of Blu Dot’s Strut Table.
This must be my month because both local companies are hosting sales!
Rapson Inc. is hosting their first ever sale. All furniture is 15% off. The sale has been going since the 1st of the month, and it lasts until October 31st. You can find Rapson Inc. furniture at:
Danish Teak Classic
1500 Northeast Jackson Street Minneapolis, MN
Forage Modern Workshop
4023 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
The chic, modern furniture design company, Blu Dot, is also having a sale! Their 20/20 sale started on 10/20 and lasts 20 days, ending on November 8th. You can find Blu Dot furniture at:
2914 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Now if only I can get someone to get me this desk as an early Christmas gift! Isn’t it lovely?
A new exhibit showcasing Ralph Rapson’s work as a furniture designer opens this week at Danish Teak Classics. Rapson, a leading figure in American architecture and design, designed many buildings in Minnesota, including the old, demolished Guthrie building and Riverside Plaza. His furniture designs are the focus of “Ralph Rapson: Chair Design in the Architect Studio”.
The exhibit will feature a vintage Rapson chair produced in the 1940s for H.G. Knoll as well as many sketches of the designer’s unrealized designs. New pieces from family-owned Rapson-Inc’s Greenbelt line of modern classics will also be on display and available to purchase in the Twin Cities exclusively through Danish Teak Classics. The furniture line features the Highback Rapson Greenbalt Rocker, first designed for the MoMA’s landmark Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition of 1940.
Additionally, the exhibit will feature 3 drawings of pieces from the Rapson design library and give fans the chance to vote on which design will enter limited production at Danish Teak Classics in 2012. Fans may vote in-person at the exhibit or online until January 31st. The winning design will be announced during a closing ceremony on February 2nd from 6-9pm.
The exhibit begins December 29th and goes through February 5th. There will be an opening ceremony on December 29th from 6-9pm at Danish Teak Classics, located at 1500 Jackson St. NE, Ste 120 in Minneapolis. The exhibit is free to the public during the stores normal hours, which may be found at http://www.danishteakclassics.com/.