As we say goodbye to Albert Schweitzer’s quirky Critters, we say hello to artist Duane Cregger‘s Continuum.
Spanning three distinct series of paintings, Duane Cregger’s Continuum is an exhibition of recent work that investigates circular and cyclical processes—physical and metaphysical. These vivid, heavily textured works in oil and acrylic explore and incorporate Cregger’s distinct layering and inscribing from earlier work, reinterpreting these elements in a bright abstract narrative of his urban-to-rural migration experience and life in the mountains of Virginia.
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Duane Cregger is a contemporary artist working in oils and acrylics. His large, brightly colored and heavily textured works from an abstract narrative of life in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands.
Cregger’s works will be on display in the Vastu showroom gallery through September 2014.
It’s finally here!
The 15th Annual MidCity Dog Days Sale at Vastu is happening this weekend, August 2nd & 3rd
All weekend long, we’ll be offering…
- 15% OFF all new custom Steven Anthony Upholstery orders! This includes sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans, beds, and even throw pillows!
- Deep discounts on various showroom models and floor samples throughout the store. Between 20% and 80% off! We have home accessories, lighting, chairs, shelving, casegoods…the list goes on and on. Floor sample pieces that have been marked down will be first come-first serve so get here early tomorrow, Saturday, August 2nd.
And when you’re done at Vastu, check out what our other MidCity neighbors have in store for you!
Anybody familiar with Vastu’s product offerings will know that we love pieces that can be customized and personalized to fit your space and lifestyle. One of the easiest ways we accomplish this in our client projects is through custom upholstery by Steven Anthony!
We’ve written about Steven (yes, the brand is a real man) many times before, but enough cannot be said about what his work brings to the DC Metro area and beyond. We’re able to offer hundreds of styles in any dimension, configuration, fabric, and more!
Once more, Steven Anthony is participating in our MidCity Dog Days sale and offering 15% OFF all styles of sofas, sectionals, chairs, beds, and ottomans. So if you’ve been considering a new upholstered piece now’s the time to take advantage of great savings on exactly what you want!
Daniel Stromborg’s young, but already robust career is informed by a variety of evolving professional interests. After studying pre-med and comparative literature at the University of Montana, Stromborg fell into object design and furniture making. He briefly studied Interior Architecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, before moving to Los Angeles to study Environmental Design at The Art Center of Design in Pasadena. It was in this context that Stromborg added brand-based and conceptual work to his interests.
After stints with digital-imaging pioneer April Greiman and furniture designer Richard Holbrook, Stromborg worked with Knoll-designer Don Chadwick. Accordingly, his first introduction to Knoll product design came while he worked as Lead Designer on Chadwick’s Spark Series. Stromborg left Chadwick’s studio to pursue his own projects full-time and collaborated with Knoll to create the Stromborg Table. He is currently working with his studio – The Creative Common Good – on a variety of contracted projects, creating inventive consumer electronics, residential furniture, and branding.
The Stromborg Table is included in the Knoll Home Office Sale and is eligible for 15% OFF through July 29th!
When you think of office furniture, what comes to mind? Big bulky wood desks? Cubicles? Uncomfortable “ergonomic” desk chairs?
While this may be a reality in some offices around the world, it doesn’t have to be yours when designing your own home office. One of our favorite companies we represent, Knoll, carries a line of office furniture suitable for commercial or residential design that’s both stylish and highly functional.
Shape and Stile is the hand crafted work of Jared Luke, an American artist and designer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. For the last 10 years he’s worked as a display designer for Urban Outfitters in addition to working on a range of personal and commercial projects including installation, retail design, furniture and much more.
He is inspired by mid-century modern furniture designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Paul McCobb and Adrian Pearsall just to name a few. His new venture is making organic wood household objects such as planters, sculptures and modern children’s furniture out of a workshop he built in his own backyard, some of which can now be found in the Vastu showroom!
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The Shaw neighborhood in DC has been exploding with new construction, from the City Market at O to places like the Dacha Beer Garden, which is a hidden gem!
The beer garden opened this past Spring and what strikes you first is the enormous mural of Elizabeth Taylor on the side of the building next to Dacha beer garden. I think it makes a great backdrop for FB and Instagram pictures!
They have many great happy hour specials but be warned, get there early because it can get packed during big sporting events or special weekends like DC Pride! If you love beer, love to be seen, or love to people watch, make sure to visit Dacha Beer Garden!
Dacha is located at 1600 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.
When our clients, Mike and Heidi, purchased a second home as a weekend getaway they didn’t think twice about using Vastu again for our design services.
The modern home is nestled in the woods outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. As you can see by the architecture they wanted to represent a clean, but comfortable, modern look on the inside as well. The living space which features the Saarinen Womb Chair, side table and Flos Spun Light invite you to relax and enjoy that space.
For the bedroom they wanted to pull out the colors in their Lemons Rug and the headboard by using some artwork. They love Brian Petro’s work and felt like the pieces had a great modern, dynamic feel that would contrast with the natural setting.
The house is amazing and we are so grateful that Mike and Heidi welcomed us to feature them on our blog!
Florence Knoll Bassett (born May 24, 1917) is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. Knoll received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Armour Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1941 and briefly worked with leaders of the Bauhaus movement, including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and the American modernist, Wallace K. Harrison.
Nearly half of the furniture pieces in the Knoll collection were her designs including tables, stools, chairs, sofas, benches and desks. She designed furniture not only to be functional, but also to designate the way she wanted the interior space to function as well as relating to the architecture of the space and the overall composition.
This week Vastu’s featured product is Florence Knoll’s Executive Desk. This stylish yet functional piece is available in several Veneer top finishes including Natural Oak (pictured), Medium Brown Mahogany, Ebonized Oak, Light Oak, Light Walnut, Teak and Rosewood in addition to two base options in polished or satin chrome. The two pencil drawers are constructed out of solid maple lumber and the frame and legs are heavy gauge welded steel. Look like a true professional with the Florence Knoll Executive Desk!
- Bernhardt started as a family owned company 125 years ago and remains so today.
- Bernhardt is divided into four divisions, with Bernhardt Design being the modern/contemporary arm of the company:
- Residential Divisions: Bernhardt & Bernhardt Interiors
- Commercial Divisions: Bernhardt Design & Bernhardt Hospitality
Along with their 125th Year Anniversary, Bernhardt Design has released several new designs!
“To mark this occasion, Bernhardt Design honors the company’s heritage with a new collection of products that underscore this artistry. Designers Ross Lovegrove, Jephson Robb and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance draw inspiration from three different traditional furniture archetypes and recreate them for today’s world. New York artist Frederick McSwain completes the celebration by paying tribute to generations of craftsmen with a series of original artwork.”