picture may be worth a thousand words, but a fossil has a word count that is beyond counting. New to the retail wholsesale business, custom furniture designer John Strauss uses materials such as fossils from lakebeds - you read that right, fossils - to make gorgeous works of art as well as coffee and accent tables. So, it's not often you get to set a drink down on a piece of stone where you can see the fossil bones of millions and millions of years ago right below your glass of Coca-Cola, but Gallery Furniture's High Point Market team found just such a piece you could accomplish this on.
Though Strauss has branched out - and the Gallery Furniture High Point Market Team found him as a result of Twitter trends on the High Point topic - he still has not fully engaged in the retail sales experience, and so he's pretty lucky to get found by the Gallery Furniture High Point Market buying team. Carol Dougherty, Nancy Burke, Lori Murphy, and a Gallery Furniture staffer checked out the very chic showroom John Strauss had in Interhall at High Point Market. John Strauss only brought a few pieces in, but the pieces he brought in had an impact on Lori, Carol, and Nancy.
"The use of the fossil in the stone is innovative, this is AIA Home quality material here," she said flatly, referring the Architectural Association's annual pick of homes in Houston, TX. Beyond that, "I liked his catalogue of material and pieces he does, many are hard to peg down in style - and I like that - are they transitional? Traditional? Contemporary? When you can't pin down a type, that means the furniture will last your family a while."
From dining to occasional, from benches tbold fossil art pieces, John Strauss had a lot of bases covered beautiuflly, though he extent of his catalog was not done one bit of justice by the smaller space he occupied. A great find by the wonderful team for Mattress Mack to go through!