Finding Stand Up Eight!
We’re located just Diamond Head of the King-Pensacola intersection, on the makai side of the street. We’re next door to the building with the old Coca-Cola sign on the front (now House of Photography). We have a light-green storefront sporting the S8 logo. Street parking only. 1113 S. King St. (between Bac Nam Restaurant & House of Photography)
Before the Before
An Exhibit of Early-Mid 20th Century Wooden Foundry Patterns
Beginning Saturday, November 9th, through December 21, S8 Furniture will be displaying a unique collection of 70-100 year-old wooden foundry patterns salvaged by local artist Dineh Moghdam Davis from a Pittsburgh foundry which shut down in the mid-1970s.
Stand Up Eight teams with local craftspeople ~ furniture makers, woodworkers, metalworkers, upholsterers ~ to offer unique, beautiful, handcrafted furniture. These artisans are often using the wood of local trees when available, or trying to source their materials locally as much as possible. One thing for sure is that the pieces we carry will always embody the phrase, “made by hand with attention and soul.”
We began by salvaging used furniture that was bound for the landfill. Admittedly, some of it should have gone there. Two years later, we still save pieces from this fate on a regular basis, but necessity and experience dictates that we be selective ~ that we can’t save everything, no matter how much we want to. Some pieces truly deserve to be saved, others no.
The simple beauty of everyday things
Ray & Charles Eames, the well-respected mid-century designers, had a deep understanding and appreciation of objects ~ not just from a visual design perspective, but from a very human perspective that included all five senses, and a good dose of emotion. We try to emulate them. From the elegant shape of a ceramic vase, to the smooth feel of a handmade wooden box, find that simple object that calms your mind and brings beauty to your space and life.