Watch out, Mattress Mac. You've got a guerrilla retail ambush in your backyard.
Earlier this week, the furniture visionary, wacdesignstudio, hosted a daylong event at the now-abandoned Landmark Chevrolet dealership on Interstate 45. Styled as "Furniture Sale on North Freeway," the happening showcased the studio's first line of furniture, which offers an alternative to those belligerent big box furniture outlets lining the freeway.
The studio, which consists of the husband-wife team Scott Cartwright and Jenny Lynn Weitz-Amaré, squatted in the desolate parking lot adjacent to the crumbling dealership building. It served as a statement on the devastating fallout of the recession, its effect on the city's landscape, and the viability of a locally designed and produced furniture collection.
Prepared for the worst, the couple brought along a fat envelope of cash to pay off any pesky security guards, along with a sack of munchies for the stray indigent.
Best of all? Wacdesignstudio's offerings feature fun, organic shapes and jarringly sharp angles. Yet their use of castoff wood from suburban construction sites keeps the pieces warm, comfy — and pretty righteous.
If you're dying to catch a glimpse of the studio's wack designs, you won't have to risk getting hit by an 18-wheeler on the feeder. Their wares are now on display at their Summer Street Studio (right above those devilish David Adickes president heads).