Brian Boggs Branches Out
Brian Boggs is on a lot of people’s short list for best chairmaker in the country. Boggs lived and worked for more than two decades in Berea, Kentucky, and his chair shop there helped make the small town of Berea one of the most interesting places a woodworker could visit. Brian has always been teeming with ideas for improving his company as well as his furniture, and when he moved to Asheville, NC several years ago, you had to wonder what his next shop would look like.
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The results are in–his new place is a chair shop where he is producing many of his classic chairs and busily designing new ones, but it is also a co-operative venture with a handful of other craftsmen who share space and overhead and ideas. And it is a school, as well, with several apprentices learning from the various members of the team. The new company is called the Boggs Collective, and Brian sent us a video yesterday that gives a tour of the work being done there.
Here is his email in part:
“We just got chosen as one of Asheville’s best businesses by The Destination Guide. Now if we get enough views on the video they shot we can win 25 TV spots on the Travel Channel. So help us by watching this in its entirety and sharing it on FaceBook. Only entire viewings help us out. Check it out and let us know what you think. Thanks!”