Lotus Furniture: Coming Together!!
Today I visited the wood shop of master artist Christopher Quist Kautz to check on progress of our new, yoga-inspired line of furnishings called "Lotus Furniture". Our first pieces serve as both altars for yoga practice and storage pieces for mats, blocks and straps. Christopher's work is flawless: he embraces Japanese techniques, uses domestic hardwoods and environmentally friendly adhesives. I am a huge fan of his Cranewalk line, so he seemed the perfect artist to construct our prototypes for the line.
Shown in the works, our first piece, the Balasana Altar will store a yoga mat, a block and a strap. The larger Dhyana Altar can store multiple mats, blocks and a blanket. The two can be stacked to serve as an even larger piece, a focal point in a yoga studio.
Christopher carefully aligns the wood for the Balasana. Each piece will be available in a natural Maple, Ink dyed Poplar (very black and sexy) and Walnut. The prototypes will be dyed deep black and finished with a matte glaze. Each altar will come with a yoga blessing that can hang on the wall above the altar and a locally made aromatherapy candle.
Christopher and I worked on the logo: each hand made altar will have a carved Lotus to represent our furniture line. These first pieces will be ready on Saturday! I will be presenting them to the yoginis enjoying the "Winter Wonderland" yoga retreat from Big Sky Yoga Retreats. Can't WAIT!!!