Journal

Wood Furniture Care Guide

Wood Furniture Care Guide

With simple, proper, every piece of Canopy furniture will last generations, developing a lustrous patina in the process. But with all the overhyped products and bad advice out there, we thought we'd round up a few basic steps to keeping your piece beautiful for decades. 1. Preventative Care Taking a few simple preventative steps to care for your furniture will ensure it lasts well beyond your lifetime. First, make sure to keep hardwood furniture away from prolonged or excessive sun exposure. We love flooding our homes with natural light as much as anyone, but exposing your piece to many hours...

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In Search of a Creative Director Co-Founder

I built Canopy with the belief that more people should own handmade, sustainably-sourced furniture built to last. The vast majority of consumer furniture is crap — designed for trends, irresponsibly sourced and cheaply built. Most products last only a few years, until the next move or the next pay increase or the next design trend comes along. I wanted to make it easier for people to choose timeless, soulful, hand-built pieces over mass-produced options. In less than a year I recruited five talented producers, built a functioning e-commerce site, launched a content strategy through email marketing, and made my first...

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Design Reading List

Design Reading List

All this extra time at home has us picking through our book shelves in search of inspiration and distraction -- a way to both kill the time and make the most of it.  As we perused the stories of the 20th century's most influential designers and craftspeople, we were overwhelmed by the power of their creativity, ingenuity and tenacity. Their bold and bracingly original perspectives pushed the field forward and forever changed what we think of as furniture. Today, we see traces of their work everywhere we look, including and especially among many of the pieces we feature on Canopy....

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