Fellow B Corp partner Neil Kelly is kicking off an exciting workshop series! September is a month of transition. There’s change in the air, a hint of color in the hills, and a sense of excitement about a return to familiar places and close company. It’s a time when we turn our attention to home and comfort, in preparation for the coming winter months.
In celebration of this spirit of change and returning to home, Neil Kelly presents Fall Into Home, a month-long series of design and remodeling workshops for Portland-area homeowners. Whether you’re thinking of redesigning your home or simply making it more comfortable and energy efficient, Neil Kelly’s workshops will provide expert information, inspiration and advice to help you get started.
By whatever fate finds The Joinery showroom stocking hardwood furniture on a street called Woodstock, it kindles a certain sense of, ahem, mission here. We mean to keep our wood stock fresh and flourishing, appropriate to the season, and with new growth continually bursting forth. So you’re always rewarded for taking a new walk of discovery through our woods.
This month we’ve restocked, rearranged and reimagined the entire showroom to spotlight our newest designs and exhibit some one-of-a-kind showpieces.
Here’s our latest and greatest Woodstock sequel:
We’ve matched our Celilo dining table with our Whitman chairs, both in beautiful oak (there are five other wood species to choose from). The table’s elegant simplicity pair perfectly with the chair’s contemporary re-interpretation of mid-century modern design. Tastefully casual, the combination is the furniture equivalent of a Top Chef recipe for comfort food.
For Argyle Winery, the project of expanding its tasting room and hospitality facility had a focus on blending the past with the present.
While that intent included retaining the “feel” of the production facility that formerly stood on the Dundee campus, it also extended into a very literal sense of utilizing the same building materials from the old structures, which were carefully deconstructed by crews over the past eight months.
One of the large buildings, home to the crush pad equipment, was built in 2008 and therefore was still in great condition when the project began. With the new plans for the site, though, it wasn’t needed as an indoor space.
“It would have been criminal to tear it down,” Argyle director of sales and marketing Chris Cullina said.
The Joinery built a custom fir table and benches (shown above) from the lumber salvaged from the project.
In many homes it’s the coffee table, even more than the dining table, the wet bar or the kitchen island, that serves as the community center. At various times it can be library and snack bar, display space and conversational hub. It’s certainly a centerpiece in most living rooms, and as such acts as a kind of first violinist, setting the tone for the surrounding “orchestra.”
Holly Mueller was already an accomplished seamstress and textile designer when she ran across an old book on macrame from the ‘70s and — voila! — she was hooked. Or rather, hitched. The possibilities of putting a contemporary spin on traditional macrame, using a variety of fibers, materials, plaits, shapes, weaves and dimensions, have been energizing and engaging her ever since.
The Joinery is proud and delighted to showcase Holly’s work in our Yamhill store, where her original wallhangings, window covers and room dividers are just as apt to take a visitor’s breath away as the craft of our own master woodworkers.
In the hands of our master craftsmen, wood is truly as beautiful as it's cut out to be. No surprise then that The Joinery is prone to present its furniture au naturel, with nothing obscuring the warmth and unique character of every cut of wood.
But as our Metro Sofa demonstrates, our furniture looks pretty spectacular dressed to the nines, too.
When you're ready to turn a new page in your décor, have we got some pages for you! The Joinery's new catalog makes its debut in September, and we can barely contain our excitement over its stunning new vignettes of our pieces at home in their natural habitats.
We thought we’d tease you with a sneak peek of two new catalog shots featuring some Joinery favorites as well as new designs that made their debut this year.
Here at The Joinery, we appreciate kindred spirits — well, spirits of most any kind, really — but especially those of New Deal Distillery, the small-batch distillery in southeast Portland that’s been making award-winning liquors and liqueurs since 2004. Their philosophy of true craftsmanship, environmental stewardship and giving back to their community meshes (or is that mashes?) nicely with our own. New Deal has graciously supported us in recent events like our celebration for the re-opening of our downtown showroom in June.
So we’re excited to be able to turn the tables and support New Deal in our own inimitable fashion: our recently introduced Milo Bar Cart is a most elegant conveyance for any and all of their exceptional spirits. Short of the back seat of a Rolls Royce Phantom, no liquor cabinet could ask for a smoother or more refined ride.
We rolled our new Milo Bar Cart into service just in time to serve New Deal cocktails during the Grand Re-Opening of our downtown Portland showroom at 922 S.W. Yamhill in June.
If you ever wondered about the current state of Oregon Craft and its critical role in providing creative fuel for innovation and economic development that goes well beyond the beautiful pieces the artisans create, look no further than the current exhibit at Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft (MCC), on display this summer.