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The Modern Shaker dining set, in solid natural cherry wood.  By Vermont Furniture Designs.

The Craftspeople of Vermont Furniture Designs

Rob Bachand and Adam Blaisdell are the new owners and master craftsmen at Vermont Furniture Designs.  VFD is one of the Green Mountain State’s most respected furniture companies — it’s been around since 1970, nearly half a century.  Today we’re sending out our congratulations to it’s new leadership, Rob and Adam who took over the company upon the recent retirement of founder, Arthur Weitzenfeld.  Rob has been crafting furniture at VFD for 30 years and Adam for 16.  We’re excited to see them take the helm and continue the tradition of producing handmade furniture of exceptional quality and design.

 

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Shaker Furniture from Our Friends at Vermont Furniture Designs

Who’s been making incredible Shaker style furniture in Vermont for almost 50 years?  It’s the talented craftsmen and women at Vermont Furniture Designs VFD in Winooski. VFD was born in 1970 with the mission of creating the most beautiful and durable hardwood furniture possible. Once you see their work and run your hands across the baby-soft surface of their wood, I think you’ll agree with me – they’ve succeeded!
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American-made-furnitureIn the furniture world, High Point, North Carolina is the place to be in October.  All the big, multi-national furniture wholesalers are there at the Annual Furniture Market selling to retailers from across America. 

For the past 30-40 years these companies have been manufacturing their furniture in China, Vietnam and other third world countries.  They moved there from places like North Carolina and Virginia in the 70s and 80s to take advantage of cheap labor, illegally harvested wood and lax safety and health regulations. 

Well, now that wages and safety are both on the rise in China, the furniture companies are moving back to the USA.  This year they are pushing two new over-arching sales themes at the High Point Market:  American Made Furniture and Eco-Friendly, Green Furniture.

Hmmm.  That sounds familiar, doesn't it?  In Vermont our furniture makers have embodied these themes throughout our history.  Vermont furniture has always been true to its American heritage, American quality and American jobs.  And our states' furniture craftspeople have consistently used eco-friendly, sustainably harvested wood and non-toxic finishes for their work. 

From the small custom shops that make one of a kind studio furniture to our medium and large scale furniture makers like Lyndon Furniture, Copeland Furniture, Pompanoosuc Mills, New England Woodcraft, Vermont Furniture Designs and Maple Corner Woodworks, Vermont craftsmen have been authentically American and eco-friendly throughout our history.  It's not just a passing fad in Vermont and you can rest assured that we will be providing heirloom quality, natural, handmade furniture for generations to come.

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