Brian Boggs Chairmakers in Asheville NC Is One of the Finalists for the 2014 NICHE Awards with Its Lily Chair

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Handmade Outdoor Furniture

The Lily Chair by Brian Boggs Chairmakers

(PRWEB) January 21, 2014

The NICHE Awards, which began in 1989, was created to celebrate artists within the fine craft industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. The NICHE Awards receive nearly 2000 entries each year and is highly regarded within the fine craft sector and beyond.

“To be one of the finalists of the 2014 NICHE Awards is truly an honor, just being part of this prestigious award process has been thoroughly enjoyable, I love to connect with like-minded peers and to have a platform where we can display some of our most treasured work,” says Brian Boggs, co-founder of Brian Boggs Chairmakers.

When you visit the Brian Boggs website, you immediately see that this is no ordinary furniture. The shop is located in Biltmore Village, a charming area which also adds an underlying exclusive feel to Asheville. Influenced by tradition yet contemporary in form, each Brian Boggs piece is designed for connoisseurs of fine furniture. Each piece is a work of art, yet functionality and ergonomics are never compromised. No matter how beautiful a chair may be, it must be comfortable and strong.

Brian only uses lumber that has been hand-selected and custom sawn specifically to his exacting criteria. These high quality materials are an integral part of how Brian produces world-class furniture to the market place.

The judges for the 2014 award included: Erin Fergusson, of Uncommon Goods; Michael Higdon, the National Building Museum Shop Manager; Dana Singer, former Executive Director of SNAG; the Real Mother Goose Gallery owners, and Judy Gillis.

According to Hope Daniels, editorial director of NICHE magazine, “The professionals inspire us with their technical mastery and their understanding of the role of craft in shaping culture.” In addition to being nominated, artists are invited to display their work in the NICHE Awards Finalist Gallery at the Buyers Market in Philadelphia.

The Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation’s largest wholesale fine craft tradeshow, artists get the opportunity to meet qualified buyers representing independent stores that sell a range of items including gifts, jewelry and home furnishings.

About Brian Boggs Chairmakers

For over thirty years, Brian Boggs has provided indoor and outdoor furniture with craftsmanship quality and artistic design. With all furniture built in house and by hand at the Brian Boggs Chairmaker’s Workshop in Asheville, Brian Boggs utilizes high-end wood, artisan tools and over 30 years’ experience that allows his furniture to stand the test of time. The Brian Boggs Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00-5:00, and Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00. Tours of the workshop space are also highly recommended. For more information, visit

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