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June 17, 2014

Well Made

 Today we are featuring Chicago maker Well Made, an industrial design and furniture studio of Brandon Knowlden.  Brandon’s experience in industrial design led him to create STiiCKs, a solid wood and magnet system used to frame art.  WhitewashKitchen STiiCKs use 4 thin strips of sustainable American hardwood embedded with strong magnets to sandwich artwork in place. Magnets are just below the surface to leave artwork undamaged and furniture-grade lacquer means an acid-free finish.  stiicks-magnetsThey’re perfect for prints, photos, and even heavier materials such as canvas. BedsideBeing custom furniture designers, Well Made makes every one of these STiiCKS to furniture-grade standards.  These “frames” are created to not only last, but to be a modern, simplified, and affordable way to frame art. BlackCounch_loft With an emphasis on sustainable and responsibly-sourced materials, Brandon’s desire is to interact with the world through simple, thoughtful solutions designed to stand the test of time.  Well Made offered us a small glimpse into their Chicago studio where they create STiiCKs.STiiCKs_magnetic_poster_frame_detail We love seeing behind the scenes of how our makers are able to take objects that were left to waste and reclaim them into something new and exciting!STiiCKs_magnetic_poster_frame_log STiiCKs_magnetic_poster_frame_trimmed We are so thrilled to have Well Made bring STiiCKS to our Chicago Mini Market this upcoming weekend!  Check out their amazing product on their Well Made website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well.  See you all this weekend!