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THE SPEC'd LIST :: Inspiration & Conversation

SUMMER 2020 | JULY Issue


HELLO! My name is... Frövi

Crafting innovative design since 1976, we’ve honed our skills to produce distinctive furniture, by expert British craftsmen. Every one of our newproducts is created

in-house from the ground up. We’re a talented team of creative thinkers, trend spotters, pattern makers,metal workers, wood-crafters, seam-stitchers and comfort testers. Frövi designs and manufactures furniture using a variety of materials and techniques, both traditional and innovative, producing that distinctive Frövi style. Frövi's North American team is supported by a top furniture manufacturer based in Canada. We have an extensive QUICK SHIP section of the catalog, including tables (co-working, cafe, occasional), lounge chairs and sofas, booths, chairs and outdoor furniture.


It's a brand new weave! 

Inspired by the rich character of surfaces that grow more interesting with time and patina, Fresco is an especially versatile texture for floors, walls and windows. Its veil of organic forms evoke the beauty of antiquity and the nuances of nature. Fresco debuts in five colorways: Concrete, Obsidian (pictured), Sage, Seaspray, and Teak.


A sophisticated touch... 

It's amazing how a couple of well executed design decisions on materials, can make a classic MCM chair look like a design that is currently #trending on Instagram. Howe's 40/4 chair proves to be one of those timeless designs turned trending classic.

It's so much more than a stacking, side chair - lounge height, conference on casters, outdoor durable, counter and bar stools too! 


(top) 40/4 Lounge, COL Upholstered

(bottom) 40/4 chair, black poly, black PC frame


OOPS... a coffee spill

Don't worry, it's Chilewich!



We sure do miss catching up with friends and colleagues over a cup of coffee (or tea!). It's one of the most cherished moments of the workday.  Whether it's a mid-morning break or an afternoon pick-me-up, it's that moment we get to connect face to face that is priceless. 

Until we can gather at cafes again, we've discovered some local, BIPOC owned coffee lovers and roasters that we want to share with you... 

ON THE GO JO - On The Go Jo was created by three girlfriends with a strong desire to bring craft coffee, specialty espresso based drinks, along with specialty sweets to events across Chicago and neighboring suburbs.

ENDIRO COFFEE - Hailing from Illinois via Uganda, Endiro Coffee’s mission is simple: “to end child vulnerability globally through coffee.” Started in 2011, Endiro has blossomed into a multiple-national brand, with a cafe in Aurora, multiple storefronts in Kampala and other Ugandan cities, and certified B Corporation status all being achieved in those nine years.

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