design et al are delighted to announce that Sauder Woodworking has been shortlisted for the Table Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
The New Grange Side Table, designed by principal designer Shawn Sowers for Sauder Woodworking, is an open shelving table designed for storage and display. With a high level of finish on all sides, for versatile placement around the home. Manufactured with a durable, powder coated metal construction in an elegant matte black finish and a standing height of 56cm. Designed to be multi-functional and a stylish addition to a residential design.
Shawn Sowers is a principal designer at Sauder and the creative director for many pieces within Sauders’ furniture offerings. Drawing inspiration from different countries; antique shops in Italy to quaint boutiques in Scandinavia, Sowers’ principal culture to implement into his designs is that of Scandinavia, with the use of round edges, unfinished wood and warm colours.
Sauder Woodworking Co. started in 1934 with Erie Sauder’s home woodworking business in Archbold, Ohio, USA. Primarily the creator of bespoke cabinetry and church pews, Sauder decided to use the leftover wood to create small tables. 6 years later, the creations caught the eye of a salesman who ordered 25,000 units. From this, the company grew from strength to strength and now employs about 2,000 craftsmen.