Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Durham Furniture Designer Partners with Durham Manufacturer

Durham is known for its creativity and for being a hub of entrepreneurialism. It is also a place filled with people who appreciate authenticity and value integrity.  Those traits tend to foster synergistic relationships between local businesses.  Just such union has recently been formed to bring to market a line of children's furniture both designed and manufactured in Durham.

Durham-based furniture designer Mas Sato Designs has expanded operations of its modern children’s furniture line by partnering with Phillip Fletcher of Durham Bookcases in Downtown Durham. The company has added production capabilities using local craftspeople to build and assemble originally designed furniture pieces.  In the past year, Mas Sato Designs has launched a new website to improve availability and ease of ordering. It has also added a flat-ship option to expand its offerings and lower shipping costs.

Mas Sato Designs began as a small independent craft maker and quickly saw international demand and sales growth for high-quality modern children’s furniture. It provides locally manufactured furniture that is sturdy, modern and elegant for children ages 1-10.

About Mas Sato Designs
Mas Sato Designs’ mission is to create stylish furniture children will love to use and adults will love to display. What started as a project for his own family grew into a business that helps children to create, imagine and be independent. Mas Sato’s designs are elegant, minimal and decidedly modern. Drawing from both traditional Japanese aesthetics and mid-century modern design, the pieces offer a unique twist to standard children’s furniture. Each design is original and is designed and manufactured in Durham, NC. In addition, Mas Sato Designs takes commissions for custom furniture work and works with interior designers, architects, business owners, and homeowners. www.massatodesigns.com, Mas Sato Designs is located at Livingstone Place, Durham, NC.

About Durham Bookcases
Durham Bookcases opened in 1995 building bookcases at competitive prices with high quality workmanship. Today, its 20,000 sq ft retail and manufacturing building creates more than 450 standard sized bookcases in addition to a large variety of furniture pieces in all kinds of woods and finishes including crown mouldings, solid wood doors and stylized drawers and more. In addition to standard built pieces Durham Bookcases builds custom designed pieces. Learn more at www.bookcaseshop.com, Durham Bookcases factory and store are located at: 301 S Duke St. Durham, NC 27701.

Like to stay in touch with things made in Durham, go to the Durham Stuff website!

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