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Decorative Accent with Form & Function by Derek Fell & CedarStore

April 30, 2010

I have always loved impressionist art, a style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it, in fact I just visited the Musee d’Orsay in Paris this past fall to see these very well known paintings. Now Derek Fell, a well known author and photographer, will be designing garden structures and furniture inspired by these Impressionist Artists’ gardens for CedarStore.com

CedarStore.com, announced its exclusive collaboration with Derek Fell, a nationally recognized garden design expert.

"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 exclusive partnership with CedarStore.com also is seen by the designer as an advantageous collaboration. "I greatly value the opportunity to work with the CedarStore on a special series of garden structures," said Derek Fell, designer. "The CedarStore is pre-eminent in the field of garden structures, including custom designs."

For over 45 years, Derek 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 with a unique canopy; Cezanne’s Trail Bridge, a rustic design perfect for any outdoor setting; 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," said Fell 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."

I am excited to see the new designs that will be available beginning this summer.
For more information about these new products, either write a comment below or contact CedarStore.com

These are my outside views…Marcia Blake