We received an interesting request for proposal this week, on our commercial side (that’s also me ;). Alda Naha of Purchasing Management International, a purchaser for hotel, resort and casino furnishing worldwide, had seen our sustainable furniture at a resort, Stowe Mountain Lodge, in Stowe Vermont and was interested in receiving a bid to furnish a couple areas of a new Ritz Carlton in Tuscon, AZ.
The project was a terrific match for Vermont Woods Studios since our artisans are often working on massive tables like this for hotels, colleges, and government offices all around the Northeast. We have not made our way out West much, however, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to bid. The designer who was working on spec’ing the project had guayubira wood in mind for the project, but since that is a rare and endangered wood, we proposed to use either reclaimed chestnut or walnut. We are hoping PMI will consider this green alternative for the present project and also keep us in mind for future eco-friendly, luxury furniture needs.
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