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What teddy bears & tables have in common…


“Tedward” leaning against a Bella Loca latte table

“Every adult said it would never work. Why would anyone ever want to make their own stuffed animal?” This, according to Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, was the overall reaction to her idea of offering children and their parents a new process for buying that most popular of stuffed animals, the teddy bear. A process that involved not only choice, but –more importantly–meaning, bonding, and even soul-infusion.

When we began dreaming of an entire new way to buy a custom table, we ran into similar skepticism. After all, isn’t it easier — whether you’re a home owner or an interior designer — to go to a retail or wholesale outlet, choose something that’s “close enough” to what you’re looking for, and buy it? Or perhaps you could construct a table from some limited “custom” options online (never mind that this rarely results in a piece that is any more interesting than its “ready-to-wear” counterpart)?

Yes, these common approaches to buying a table may be easier. But are they engaging? Creative? Dare we say…magical?! One of the cornerstones of the Rosewalker Arts philosophy is collaboration. Collaboration within our studio, collaboration with our clients. Stay tuned over the coming days as we share more about Rosewalker‘s ultra-collaborative Bella Loca table design experience. We think you’ll find there is a way to get a table (or a bear) you’ll love from the bottom of your heart.


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