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introducing aryn

We’re very happy to introduce our Design Assistant, Aryn. Aryn started with us here at Twelve Chairs this summer and we are so so lucky to have her. She is such a pleasure to work with. Even in such a short amount of time she has started to put her mark on Twelve Chairs offering countless insights, loads of expertise, and a fresh eye. If we could only use five words to describe Aryn, we would say she is gracious, thoughtful (in more ways than one), savvy, driven, and meticulous. Without further ado, we asked Aryn to answer some of our favorite interview questions in a very Twelve Chairs fashion.

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Where do you currently reside?

Washington Square, Brookline

What are you up to these days?

My weekends are often spent hiking in the White Mountains. Right now, I’m on a quest to conquer all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000-footers! I’m also thrilled to be back in New England after having lived elsewhere for years. This summer I’ve been savoring every moment — soaking up sunshine by the lakes and enjoying the ocean’s salty coastal breeze. After having studied art history for years, my passion for the arts runs deep. Whether exploring new exhibitions and artists or visiting galleries and museums, I like to keep an eye on what’s happening in contemporary art. Down the line, I’d also love to return to Europe (especially France) or plan a trip to the Pacific Northwest! Mostly, I’m honored to be joining the lovely Twelves Chairs team and very much look forward to new adventures in design!

What five words best describe you?

Ambitious. Inquisitive. Eclectic. Nostalgic. Modern.

What is your favorite number?

6! (my birthday)

What is your favorite chair?

This question is especially tough! There are so many different styles of chairs that I could only dream of one day having in my home. I adore mid-century modern design, especially the Danish icons Hans Wegner and Ib Kofod Larsen, as well as Børge Mogensen’s 1958 Spanish Chair. At the same time, I equally love Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Chair! 

introducing tiffany

We’re delighted to introduce our Design Assistant, Tiffany. Tiffany joined the Twelve Chairs team as our Design Intern and was recently promoted to our assistant! She’s such a joy to have around the office and brings a helpful hand to our projects. If we could only use five words to describe Tiffany, we would say she is: spirited, purposeful, dedicated, stylish, and kindhearted. We’re so happy to have Tiffany as part of our little team! Without further ado, we asked Tiffany to answer some of our favorite interview questions in a very Twelve Chairs fashion.

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Where do you currently reside?

South Boston

What are you up to these days?

Aside from battling snowbanks and mountains of snow, I am currently planning for a trip to Italy. After exploring the Southern Coast of Spain last August, I fell in love with the Mediterranean. I’ve never been so I’m really looking forward to some authentic Italian food and the architecture.

What five words best describe you?

Ambitious, energetic, visionary, organized, and innovative

What is your favorite number?

My favorite number is 11! It’s always been my lucky number. My sister and I always message one another if we see 11:11 or 1:11 on the clock to make a wish. It was also my number for any sport I’ve played growing up.

What is your favorite chair?

That’s tricky… I have so many! Right now I’m really into indoor hammock chairs, probably because I’m always dreaming of the beach, but (the chair pictures) is my favorite. It has such a great shape, it’s cozy, a little boho, and has such a beachy vibe. I also love a good fur throw. You can never go wrong with one!

introducing erin

We are so excited to finally introduce our incredible Project Manager, Erin. She’s our go-to girl for all things hip and fabulous around the city. If we could use only five words to describe Erin we would say she is well-traveled, encouraging, classy, fashionable, and upbeat. She has been a huge part of the Twelve Chairs team since 2013 and is always there to keep our client orders (and our team) on schedule and in line. We asked Erin to answer some of our favorite interview questions in a very Twelve Chairs fashion.

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Where do you currently reside?

I currently reside in a hidden part of Boston called Bay Village. Tucked away between the Theater District and the South End. The brick sidewalks and gas street lamps used to be home to the architects of Beacon Hill, and the neighborhood prides itself for being the birth place of Edgar Allen Poe!

What are you up to these days?

Right now I am trying to train for a 5K, making Nantucket Baskets for wedding gifts, and enjoying everything fall.

What five words best describe you?

Creative, historic, empathic, enthusiastic, and (if you follow astrology) most people say I am a classic Libra.

What is your favorite number?

My favorite number is 12! Its my birthday (October 12), the number of my favorite athlete – Tom Brady, it makes up a dozen, comes before the unlucky number 13, and is the start of where I work. It’s one of the many reasons I was attracted to work at Twelve Chairs!

What is your favorite chair? 

I have too many, but my favorite chair at the moment is the Hardoy Chair by Jorge Ferrari Hardoy – more commonly know as the Butterfly Chair. I recently found a vintage original frame with a leather cover and totally fell in love! The chair is simple,  structurally beautiful, and timeless (originally designed in 1938). But the best part is when you sit in the chair you feel like you are floating in air – you don’t want to get up!

 

introducing courtney

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of our incredibly wonderful and multi-talented Shop Associate, Courtney, to her new position of Shop Manager & Creative Coordinator. We thank our lucky stars on a daily basis to have Courtney as part of our Twelve Chairs team and are so ecstatic that she has accepted the role. If we could use only five words to describe Courtney we would say she is artistic, enterprising, original, thoughtful (in all senses of the word), and enthusiastic. She has been instrumental in our growth over the past year and we’re so excited for what this new year will bring. Without further ado, Courtney has answered a few of our favorite interview questions with a Twelve Chairs spin.

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Where do you currently reside?

Downtown Providence, Rhode Island

What are you up to these days?

When I’m not working at the lovely Twelve Chairs, I’m either bothering my cat, throwing wedding plans at my (very recent) fiance, or planning my next blog post. Sometimes I find time in between to wander around my new city or help out Foret Design during their major projects.

What five words best describe you?

Crafty. Cheesy. Changing. Excited. Realistic.

What is your favorite number?

27

What is your favorite chair?

Easy! The Eames Rocker by Ray + Charles Eames for Herman Miller. I love its shape, scale, look, and feel. I remember looking through different design books when I was younger and realizing that no matter what style the interior was, this chair always felt right in the space. In my opinion, it’s just about the perfect chair for any room!

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P.S. Look out for more posts from Courtney where she plans to “talk shop” and give you more of a look into the great products we’re carrying, the companies we represent, and much more.

 

Introducing Cadee Wilder of Kreme Life

We got to meet Cadee last summer in NYC at the ICFF. We sought her out while there knowing we wanted to carry her pillows and wallpaper in the shop and when we saw her beautiful collection in person we knew we were on to something. Check out our collection of Kreme pillows and wallpaper on our facebook page.

What five words best describe you? Design-obsessed. Creative. Intuitive. Focused. Quirky.

How did you make the leap to starting your own company? I had a lot of help! My husband really is the number one reason, he really believed in me, and the idea, and saw to it that I had everything I needed to get this company off the ground on the business side, while I was able to focus on the design and creation of the product.

Where do you find inspiration for your line? Everywhere! When I travel, go to museums, shop, even just a walk around the block. I think the key to being inspired is always taking the time to really look at things, just slowing down a bit.

Where would you love to see your company in 10 years? I would love to see Kreme as an international brand [I love to travel so what better way than under the guise of work!]