John Strauss Furniture Design
One of the great things about living in High Point, NC is being able to attend the furniture industry’s big biannual market week. Topping my list of unusual –and beautiful– things I saw this week was this table by John Strauss Furniture Design out of Canton, Ohio. All of John’s furniture is made in the USA of sustainable materials and finishes in factories owned and operated by Amish craftspeople.
The table you see here showcases a slab of 50 million year old fossil limestone! Ancient fossils have a vibration similar to crystals. The energy of the ages is embedded in the stone.Feng Shui By Fishgirl just loves ancient fish…and this table has a balance of elements: wood, water (the glass), metal, earth (the fossil). Incorporating not only nature but history and beauty into your space is very positive feng shui.
John Strauss tables. Photo by Veronika Miller of Modenus
What’s new at High Point Furniture Market this week? One of the most exciting trends is Made in America. Furniture designer John Strauss of Canton, Ohio is in the forefront of this movement. Shown above is just one of his designs, “Lozere Table”, that comes in 6 vibrant shades. I told John that I thought the table had wonderful feng shui. Why? Because it has an octagonal shape that reminds me of the bagua, it has yin curves and yang angles combined in a balanced and pleasing way, and the colors are chi-ful. Plus, they are good karma since John uses sustainable woods, sustainable paint, and produces this line in an Amish factory in Ohio. While I was in the John Strauss showroom admiring his furniture, I met the very dynamic Veronika Miller, CEO of Modenus. Check out the Modenus interactive website for inspiration and up-to-date design information and their blog for Veronika’s take on John’s table. John Strauss furniture is custom made and that means if you want to order a single piece, you probably can. Check it out at StraussFurniture.com.