In the event you’re on the lookout for furnishings and timeless items that can set your room a world aside — actually a world aside — Madera Craft Furnishings has now opened its new showroom at 400 North Davis Freeway in Pensacola to public.
The previous brick constructing, standing tall on the nook of Belmont Road and North Davis Freeway, was as soon as residence to Pensacola’s first Bicycle Store when T.T. Wentworth Jr. relocated almost a century in the past.
However Madera Craft Furnishings house owners Josh and Aimet Oberhausen hope the brand new showroom additionally will probably be generally known as the intersection the place artwork and nature meet.
“Our grand opening occasion went very effectively,” Josh Oberhausen mentioned, referring to the opening earlier this month. “Folks have been excited to return in and have a look round. We additionally fell in love with the constructing, floorplan and excessive ceilings. We hope to host extra group occasions quickly.”
Nevertheless it was the love for design and furnishings that introduced Josh and Aimet collectively greater than 20 years in the past. Josh, a local of Pensacola, and Aimet, a local of Puerto Rico, met and labored collectively in Miami, and are coming to Pensacola with an intensive background in design, actual property, structure, hospitality and public relations.
It is the fruits of those experiences that helped finesse their eye for element, serving to them promote merchandise which are certainly one of a sort.
“No two items in our showroom are alike, and we get a brand new cargo each 30 days,” Josh Oberhausen mentioned. “We needed to herald distinctive, artisanal, heritage items that may be handed down from technology to technology.”
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The items, direct from the Indonesian island of Bali in Southeast Asia, are handcrafted and principally produced from stable teak wooden. Identified for its density and imported to Indonesia within the sixteenth century by Buddhist monks from Burma, teak wooden is a cloth that is continued to be in excessive demand. Lengthy eating room tables, woven chairs and towering artwork sculptures, in addition to a wardrobe with doorways from an previous farmhouse, are only a few of the various curated items you will see that at Madera Craft Furnishings.
And all of them have a narrative to inform.
“We’ve a terrific respect for artisans and the work they do,” Josh Oberhausen mentioned. “We needed to convey distinctive artistic endeavors and one thing completely different to Pensacola that focuses on artwork, design, the surroundings and structure.”
There’s even a narrative behind the identify itself. Madera is the Spanish phrase for “wooden,” a nod to Aimet’s Puerto Rican heritage.
Madera Craft Furnishings is open 10 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesday via Friday and 10 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday. For extra data, go to maderafurnishings.com or name 850-390-0154.
Kalyn Wolfe is a contract columnist for the Information Journal. Ship new enterprise tricks to firstname.lastname@example.org.