EverLasting Furniture (ELF)
Building Furniture That Lasts!
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Les Thede, Furniture Maker
413 E. Lima Ave. • Ada, OH 45810 • 419.634.6290 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Awards & Notes
Art on the Lawn (Yellow Springs, OH) gives Honorable Mention -
Les and Diane Thede, owners of EverLasting Furniture, were awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Wood/Metal/Sculpture at Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs, OH. The award is given in "recognition of excellence in craft and presentation." Art on the Lawn is sponsored by the Village Artisans of Yellow Springs and took place on August 11, 2012. The Thede's were one of over 100 exhibitors at the festival.
'Once Upon A Sunday' gives Best of Show Award -
Les and Diane Thede, owners of EverLasting Furniture, were awarded Best of Show at ArtSpace/Lima's "Once Upon A Sunday" art festival on September 30, 2007. The juried art festival included 40 exhibitors and each was eligible to submit one piece of their collection for judging. The Best of Show award was given for a modern cherry corner table featuring figured maple and birch burl veneer. (See picture and link at right.)
Les Thede, who retired from a teaching career at Ohio Northern University earlier this year, developed his lifelong hobby into a dedicated pursuit of building quality furniture that can be passed down to future generations. The public and the judges seem to approve of that emphasis. The Thede's have lived in Ada for the past 23 years.
Ada Herald, October 10, 2007
'Lazy Daze Festival' gives Honorable Mention -
EverLasting Furniture, owned by Les and Diane Thede, was awarded Honorable Mention at the 14th Annual Lazy Daze Festival in the Grandview Heights area of Columbus recently. The juried art festival is sponsored by the Grandview Heights & Marble Cliffs Arts Council and included more than 50 exhibitors. EverLasting Furniture features quality handcrafted hardwood furniture and furnishings.
Lima News, August 5, 2007
'The Crafts Report' includes Thede's advice -
Fellow Artists Gave Helpful Advice
My wife and I made a commitment early in our business development to concentrate on high-quality furniture and furnishings. However, we were not as discriminating when it came to choosing arts and crafts fairs to display our work. Some of our early choices had vendors who emphasized low price over high quality. With the help of fellow vendors, we learned to choose fairs which emphasized art and required a jury process. Although the jury process added an additional step, in most cases it guaranteed a fair with quality products and an audience to appreciate (and buy) them.
Les Thede, Everlasting Furniture
The Crafts Report, June, 2008
To discuss a project you have in mind, contact me at:
413 E. Lima Ave.
Ada, OH 45810