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Custom makers welcome at Boston show

The Furniture Project, an annual furniture exhibition held in conjunction with the New England Home Show, took place Feb. 21-24 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The exhibition gives participating furniture makers the opportunity to expose their work to buyers of quality custom furnishings.

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Rick Waters, administrative director of the project, says his goal is to help established and emerging artisans engage the public and understand different consumer perspectives.

“We strive to offer both makers and buyers a unique opportunity to learn from each other about the mutual benefits of custom furniture. More than simply introducing makers to clients, we hope to introduce quality furnishings back into the public consciousness.” says Waters.

The New England Home Show attracts an average of 25,000 consumers. In addition to the furniture displays, demonstrations and presentations on technique, design, and other topics run throughout the weekend.

“This gives people a chance to connect on a deeper level than strictly producer/consumer. Our annual mix of fresh faces and veteran makers gives all parties an opportunity to learn about the art and business of making furniture,” adds Waters.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue.

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