Welcome to Owl Furniture.

We are a furniture design/build workshop located in the scenic coastal town of Stonington, Maine. Using innovative design and skilled craftsmanship we create furniture that is beautiful, durable and ergonomic from sustainably harvested American hardwoods.

Our Story

2nd_photo_For_AboutPageIn 2009 Geoffrey Warner began to develop a new focus for his designs based on a philosophy honoring community, economy and ecology. He wanted to build a stool that he could sit on for hours without feeling pressure on his ischial tuberosities (sit bones). Enlisting advice from his chiropractor Geoff designed the Owl Stool, a seat that removes sitting pressures and directly supports optimal spinal alignment. We are pleased to hear frequently from customers who report increased ease and comfort from their Owl stools. By offering kits and workshops as well as finished furniture we have built a loyal and appreciative customer base both within the U.S. and abroad.

Love your back. . . try an Owl!

THE EVOLUTION OF THE OWL STOOL

From the earliest Owl Stool designs, Geoff Warner was guided by a strong commitment to comfort and beauty. He brought the first Owl stool to his own chiropractor, Michael Aker of Blue Hill, Maine, for evaluation. Dr Aker loved the design and advised creating a 4 degree angle to cradle the pelvis at the optimal angle for good spinal alignment. We followed his advice, and the result is that, when someone sits on an Owl Stool for the first time they often remark on how effortless it is to sit up straight and how relaxed their back feels.

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“Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.”

– Paola Antonelli Senior Curator, Department of Architecture & Design,
Museum of Modern Art

We continue to hear from happy customers who use their Owl stools daily and report postural improvement and relief from discomfort they thought was with them for good! Check out their testimonials on our website: owlfurniture.com

The Pro Owl (patent pending) evolved to meet the needs healthcare professionals. Using feedback from those in the field, we have softened the front corners to allow for greater range of leg motion. Our sturdy cast aluminum base, made in the USA, features durable rubber footrests, allowing for variable sitting heights, and the gas cylinder is lifetime-guaranteed. The Pro Owl Stool will move with you effortlessly, supporting optimal posture and helping you glide through your workday with ease. Some happy customers even call it “an extension of the body”.

My inspiration as a furniture designer began with Scandinavian and Eastern influences. These forms were close to my heart many years ago when I studied with the Danish master, Tage Frid at the Rhode Island School of Design. After many years practicing as a designer, craftsman and solutionary I still find passion working with the natural beauty of wood. I said to a customer recently that I am a wood Doctor. They said “Really?” No, just kidding, but I love seeing how the Owl has provided such healthy, ergonomic comfort and relief for so many of our customers!