New Collection for Brimfield Fair, Fall 2015
September 8-14, 2015
We're heading back to Brimfield Fair this Fall 2015! Due to the wonderful reception and phenomenol success of our premier pop up shop at the Brimfield Antique Show last Spring 2015. We've listened to clientelle feedback and had fun with some new designs, which we are showcasing this Fall at Brimfield, in addition to original signature designs which we are known for. So come visit us at Space #4, located in the New England Motel and Antiques field at Brimfield Massachusetts.
Premier Pop Up Shop at the world renowned BRIMFIELD ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES SHOWS
Come join us as we unveil and showcase our limited collection of locally handcrafted and designed furniture, at the Antiques and Collectibles capital of the US, in Brimfield Massachusetts, at the BRIMFIELD ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOWS. Our signature collection is compromised of industrial chic designs, with a very dinstinct vintage rustic style. A refined fusion of metal and reclaimed wood. We are located in the NEW ENGLAND MOTEL AND ANTIQUES MARKET.
Heading to Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Shows
Newly designed, created and reclaimed furniture to be
showcased and up for sale, for the very first time at the renowned Brimfield Fair, in Brimfield Massachusetts. The largest outdoor antique show in New England. Find us at NEW ENGLAND MOTEL & ANTIQUES MARKET
We won! We want to thank DesignxRI for giving us this opportunity! Could not have done this alone!
#designxri #pvdcatalyst, Rhode Island School of Design , ProvPlanning , Jorge Elorza , Social Enterprise Greenhouse.
Read More About It Here:
Providence Design Catalyst Program Kick-Off
We had a wonderful time meeting with grantee recipients, program partners, and mentors.
Our 1st Design Catalyst Workshop 01.28.2016
Facilitated discussion with guest speaker, Bill Foulkes.
Bill is a consultant, entrepreneur, and Faculty at RISD. He is a strategic planning and marketing consultant, entrepreneur and currently a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. Bill holds an A.B. in History from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Our 2nd Design Catalyst Workshop 02.29.2016
Facilitated by Seth Price, Sales & Marketing Strategist, B2B Blogger and Marketing Speaker. Seth hosts a Marketing Podcast called the Craft of Marketing. Check it out at: http://craftofmarketing.com/
We are a Championship Winner! 03.23.2016
We are proud and honored to announce that Christian Thomas Designs has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club.
The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 103 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. The American Small Business Champions each received a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training event, SCORE mentoring for one year, and promotion throughout the year to showcase each Champion’s story. Each Champion is also eligible for one $25,000 grand prize.
The prizes, training, publicity and SCORE mentoring we have been awarded will help us take our business to the next level, and better serve you, our customers. We look forward to attending the training event in (Washington, D.C.), and will be sure to check back in and let you know how it goes.
Our 3rd Design Catalyst Workshop, DesignxRI 03.28.2016
Facilitated by Dan Gertrudes, Managing Director & Chief Startup Advocate, Growth Lab. Growth Lab helps startups and innovators spring forward. A strategic financial partner and adviser for all things startups, emerging growth companies and the venture community. Located in Boston and Providence.
Dan has over 15 years of experience in business strategy, corporate development, finance and accounting, and business development in multiple industries including Fortune 500 firms, middle market companies and startups. He is a financial partner and adviser to early and growth stage companies and can usually be seen in front of a white board. He enjoys working with founders and entrepreneurs with business and financial modeling and developing investor materials and communications, while overseeing the team’s finances.
The American Small Business Championship training event Washington D.C. 04.19.2016
Proud to be named a national #BizChampion by @SCOREMentors & @SamsClub, with the President of the SCORE Foundation, David Bobbitt.
As part of our American Small Business Championship win, we’re attending a fantastic small business training event today. Excited to learn from dynamic speakers, such as renowned speaker, and training coach, Giselle Chapman and meeting other dedicated entrepreneurs like ourselves.
Thank you for supporting your Local Small Businesses!
The Providence City Center of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and AIA (American Institute of Architects) Rhode Island, Green Rhode Island 2016– A Sustainable Product Showcase 04.21.2016
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Thank you fellow grantee and Interior Designer Joshua, from Joshua Shockley Interior Designs for inviting us to explore the tradeshow floor to learn about sustainable products from over 30 vendors,
Our 4th Design Catalyst Workshop, DesignxRI 04.25.2016
Facilitated by Melissa Withers, Managing Director at BetaSpring. Melissa Withers runs accelerator operations. Her priority: harnessing the power of Betaspring's mentor network to help companies win. Her career began at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT, with a unique gig working communications for the Human Genome Project. She was Executive Director of the Business Innovation Factory, a leader in the design and testing of new and disruptive business models. As a mentor, her skills are in PR, customer experience design, customer discovery, and get-to-market communications.
Take a peek at our redesigned Signature Collection from our new production line
BRIMFIELD ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES SHOW
Come join us as we showcase our signature collection of locally handcrafted and designed furniture, at the Antiques and Collectibles capital of the US, in Brimfield Massachusetts, at the BRIMFIELD ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOWS. The Ernest coffee table, Cecile accent table, Industrial desk, and innovative Vanities are just some pieces from our brand new production line. We are located in the J &J PROMOTIONS FIELD, for Friday and Saturday ONLY.
Art Uncorked 2016
06.07.2016 District Hall in Boston, MA
Wonderful turn out! Donated to Fundraising Event for Art Uncorked. Thank you Josh from Joshua Shockley Interior Designs (http://www.joshuashockley.com/) for sharing this great cause! http://iidane.org/art-uncorked-2016-june-7th/
Art Uncorked is a fundraising event highlighting the artistic talents of our industry while benefiting Raw Art Works. During the silent auction event, you’ll view a range of artistic creations from your peers while networking with many of industry partners. The beneficiary, Raw Art Works, mission is to ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in under served youth. This year’s proceeds will again be donated to Raw Art Works. Learn more at: http://www.rawartworks.org/home
Thank you DESIGNxRI for the opportunity to speak to the Mayor Jorge Elorza and his staff, about small, #Providence businesses such as ourselves. The struggles and the opportunities that came with being a reciepient of the first Design Catalyst grant offered by DesignxRI and the city of Providence. We are happy to hear that the Mayor supports our efforts and hope to encourage continued funding for this grant to help open doors for Design based businesses such as us! Thank you for all of the support! Happy #nationalsmallbusinessweek!
Providence Design Catalyst Showcase 05.25.2016
Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub
With Special Guest: Mayor Jorge Elorza
In December 2015, 17 design businesses were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to take part in this innovative new program. After four months of funding, mentoring, learning, and connecting, the program culminates with this celebratory event.
Join us. Meet the design businesses. Learn about their catalyzed growth. And celebrate Providence’s creative businesses.
Deciding which rugs to use for an upcoming photoshoot with local photographer and RISD Graduate Rob Chron. Thank you Loominous Rugs (local retailer, high end handmade rugs) for the generous loan of these gorgeous rugs and supporting local small businesses! There were way too many to choose from. We loved them all!
Featured in Providence Monthly Magazine
We were excitingly featured in August's Providence Monthly Magazine in the ARTS section! What a fantastic opportunity for us to share our work and what we're all about! Many thanks to the Providence Community, Providence Monthly, DesignxRI, and of course our families and friends for all the support! Grab a copy and read all about it, or check it out here: http://providenceonline.com/stories/Christian-Thomas-Designs-furniture-providence-monthly,19881?
SNEAK PEEK! Behind the Scenes!
We just wrapped up a fantastic photoshoot for our brand new production line. Take a look at some of the behind the lens look at the exciting MAGIC that happens on a set! We can't wait to share what we have been up to with projects. Stay tuned for what's next. We will have the new online catalogue available late August!
READY SET DESIGN GO!
Downtown Providence Arcade
The first ever Ready Set Design GO! party planning committee met today. The Providence based Design showcase will showcase local artists and talent, at the first and oldest mall in thr US! How cool is that? It will take place on September 16, 2016, during RI Design week, September 14-25, 2016. We will keep you updated with what we're going to have planned as we go and the date gets closer! It's going to be out of this world!
Featured in Providence Business News
We were excitingly featured in August's Providence Business News in the ENTREPRENEURSHIP section! What a fantastic opportunity for us to share our story and growth as a small local business. Many thanks to the Providence Community, Providence Business News, and of course our families and friends for all the support! Grab a copy and read all about it, or check it out here: