On this week's Shop Small Saturday Showcase, I am happy to showcase the fantastic creations of Kevin Anderson from Silicate Studio! At last year's Unique L.A., I was immediately drawn to the rustic and clean designs, and I absolutely loved the combination of wood and metal of the Turnbuckle shelves. Then, I saw all of the different designs and knew I just had to feature the shop and share with all of you. Just check out the fantastic headboard below, and you'll know what I mean!
Lastly, the giveaway today is extra special because we will not have just one winner... but three! That's right, three of my lucky readers will have their choice of one of Silicate Studio's beautiful geometric mirrors. There are a few pictures in the interview below, so keep an eye out for which one you'll pick if you are a lucky winner. :) Now, let's learn all about Silicate Studio from Kevin, shall we?
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
I come from an interior design background and I also come from a cabinetmaking design/construction background. I decided to start my own business after realizing that I loved furniture and the creation of it more than designing white rooms.
Where did the name of your store come from?
It sounded like the beach to me, and I am a full-blooded beach boy. But it also sounded unique and related to mirrors and glass.
Why did you start making goods for Silicate Studio?
I have an insatiable need to create things with my hands. I can't control it.
What is your favorite item?
Don't have one, how can you say which child is your favorite? If I had to pick it would be our turnbuckle shelves. They started as a uber-quick solution. I needed a nightstand to put into a photoshoot and I had turnbuckles, a few slabs of old wood and soem random pieces of harwdare. They just sort of fell together and I realized after gettign TONS of questions about them instead of the bed in the picture, that these had some cool potential.
What is your most popular item?
Turnbuckle shelves and hardwood mirror.
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
Everywhere--magazines, houzz.com, etsy, furniture showrooms. Just about everything I see gets the wheels turning.
Check out the designs!
What is the toughest part about making your goods?
Filling large orders--it is a lot of work. I tend to like the prototyping process more than the repeatable part of manufacturing. Making something new is always more interesting than making something you have made before.
Do you take custom orders?
We do custom occasionally. there is a setup fee plus the cost of the piece. Also shipping is calculated per piece.
Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?
More: We are also available at SEED people's market in Costa Mesa at The CAMP, on onekingslane.com, on Dotandbo.com, and Robert Westley Gallery at SOCO in Costa Mesa
Isn't this the perfect mix of rustic and modern, with a fun industrial edge? I am so happy to share the shop with you and even more excited that three of my readers will get to take home a wonderful piece!
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