Garden designer joins with online retailer
Staff Staff -- Casual Living, April 29, 2010
Online retailer and manufacturer CedarStore.com has partnered with garden designer Derek Fell, to manufacture and market his original line of outdoor furniture and garden structures.
Van Gogh's Zig Zag Bridge
Monet's Garden Bridge
Fell, an award-winning writer and photographer with art, travel and garden books totaling more than 2.5 million in print, selected CedarStore.com to release the initial pieces within the line beginning in early summer of 2010.
"We are proud to be the exclusive source for Derek Fell's furniture and structures," said Tim McTighe, founder and owner of CedarStore.com. "As a quality manufacturer with the benefit of an international marketing arm through CedarStore.com, Derek's creations will receive the highest level of comprehensive attention from craftsmanship to customer service."
The designer described the exclusive partnership with Pittsburgh-based CedarStore.com as an advantageous collaboration. "I greatly value the opportunity to work with the CedarStore on a special series of garden structures," Fell said. "The CedarStore is pre-eminent in the field of garden structures, including custom designs."
For more than 45 years, Fell has specialized in documenting gardens worldwide and writing about garden design as well as garden furniture and structures. Favorites of landscape professionals and certified landscape architects and garden designers are such Fell titles as Garden Accents, The Encyclopedia of Garden Design and Structures, and 550 Home Landscaping Ideas. In Fell's most successful series, he focused on great French Impressionist painters and their restored gardens. More than 50 of his garden features have been published in Architectural Digest magazine. From these travels, examples of garden furnishings and structures were documented and provided the inspiration for designs within this signature launch.
Pieces from the initial offering being crafted and offered by CedarStore include Monet's Bridge with Wisteria Canopy, an arched Japanese footbridge; Cezanne's Trail Bridge, a rustic design, and Van Gogh's Zig Zag Bridge, a Japanese slab bridge designed after those used to keep evil spirits out of a garden sanctuary. Other designs include a 3 Compartment Compost Bin inspired by Renoir and Caillebotte's Driveway Gate. All designs provide not only beauty to an outdoor space, but an intriguing story into the lifestyles of famed European artists.
"I always think that when you add a structure to a garden, it must serve two purposes -- a decorative accent that's a pleasure to look at, and functional," Fell noted in CedarStore's AllOutdoorPatioFurniture blog. "When you can add a third element, a talking point, I don't think one could ask for more of a bridge, bench or gate."
For more information, visit CedarStore.com.
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