New York furniture designer visits Valdosta - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

New York furniture designer visits Valdosta

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

June 21, 2006

Valdosta - A flea market purchase inspires designs for a line of furniture.  New York furniture designer and interior decorator Rick Shaver visited Turner's Fine Furniture in Valdosta.

He has designed furniture for former President Bill Clinton and Stanford University, but this is Shaver's first venture into designing for the retail market. 

And he said the inspiration for the designs came from an old box of photographs he found at a flea market.  "In that box of photos was basically someone's vacation shot from the nineteen teens and twenties and they took place on board luxury liners."  Shaver's collection will be available in Turner Fine Furniture stores in Valdosta, Tifton, and Albany.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=FurnitureDesigner/AE