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Groovystuff Introduces UNCG Student Designer Abigail Buchanan At The Las Vegas Furniture Market

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Groovystuff announced that it will introduce a new product collection from The University of North Carolina – Greensboro, Interior Architecture Student Abigail Buchanan, and the “Enclosure Collection” at the Las Vegas Market, July 30 to August 3,2 2012, World Market Center, Showroom Number B-0146, Las Vegas, NV.

The “Enclosure Collection” by Abigail Buchanan is one of the many new Groovystuff products that provide retailers with designs to fill the trend gap between emerging young adults and established consumers. These new products give retailers a product that meets the price point of this sensitive and emerging demographic and the style points that established consumers look for when furnishing their home.

According to Ms. Buchanan, “the Enclosure Collection focuses on the use of rectilinear planes intersected by the curvature of reclaimed teak logs. Inspired by the natural beauty of the teak, this table cradles the branches, further highlighting and showcasing the beauty of the teak. The contrasting iron frame wraps around the table top, suspending the wood and further accentuation the wood's natural beauty.”

Abigail Buchanan is pursuing a degree in Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in the field of visual displays and temporary installations.

According to the founder and visionary behind The University Hall: By Design: “Connecting Education to Industry” cooperative, Chris Bruning, “This collaboration with the design students from across the country and now internationally with the Industrial Design department at KMITL in Bangkok, Thailand, offers dealers carrying the Groovystuff line a whole new round of products designed from an entirely new perspective, untarnished by the pressures of trends and product saturation.” Mr. Bruning goes on to add, “Sustainability is an essential part of the Groovystuff Message, and the collaboration with these universities has helped get that message out to a broader demographic and a much more global audience. The educational institutions today are providing students with a foundation of knowledge that considers energy conservation, quality of life, and the responsible use of resources when teaching design. Our goal is “to provide the students with a platform for creativity and encourage them to embrace the home furnishings industry,”

The Enclosure Collection by Abigail Buchanan is another example of sustainable design done right, Bruning adds, “and gives retailers something special to offer one of the largest buying segments in the market today.”

For additional information, contact: Chris Bruning | Groovystuff | chris@groovystuff.com | 214-956-0536.

Founded in 1998 by Chris Bruning, Groovystuff designs, produces, and distributes unique reclaimed teakwood home furnishings at upper-medium and high-end price points. Based in Dallas, TX, Groovystuff is showing next at the Las Vegas Furniture Market, World Market Center, Las Vegas, NV, Building B, Showroom No. B-0146).

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