Furniture designers, anxious to showcase their latest work, will be featured at the Seventh Annual F*Show at Tyler Village, September 18 from 5:00-10:00 p.m.

According to Amanda Radcliffe, co-coordinator of the F*Show with husband, Jayson and owners of 44 Steel, “The show has grown in popularity over the years. Five designers and 200 attendees came to the first show.   We’re anticipating 25 designers and 1,500-2,000 attendees this year.”

44 Steel

Participants responded to a call for artists requiring that all involved are furniture builders/designers. Each had to submit photographs of work created.

Domenic Fiorello, owner/designer of Domenic Fiorello Studios is among the participants.  A new Tyler tenant, this is his third year participating in the F*Show.  Fiorello describes his furniture as being created primarily from sustainable, local hardwood although occasionally including reclaimed woods and metals.  His sustainable wood has all been harvested and milled in northeast Ohio. “My aesthetic is different than most furniture designers in this area,” he explains.  “I’m inspired by mid-century Scandinavian design.”

Domenic Fiorello Studios

In business since 2011, Fiorello has relocated from his former west side studio to a 6,000 square foot space in Tyler Village shared with a woodworking coop.

Robert Knauer, another member of the coop and owner of Saw Horse Woodworks, will also showcase at the  F*Show.  Knauer has been involved with the F*Show for the past six years.  This year, he’ll display a bedroom set although he’s probably best known for designing the table tops at Butcher and Brewer on East Fourth Street.

Knauer grew up surrounded by woodworkers.  His mother built a stable when he was three.  “It took her a summer to build. She’s pretty incredible.  She tripled its size when I was a teenager.”

Saw Horse Woodworks

After drifting from job to job for a while, he decided that woodworking was his calling.  His work has a Danish modern aesthetic, “a more delicate style.  I also like things that fold up and use traditional joinery; no metal fasteners,” he says.

His wooden boom box may be his personal favorite. Integrating his designs with electronics, these one-of-a-kind marvels are wired for Bluetooth and provide quality sound.  Pricing starts at $450.

There is no charge for admission to the F* Show.  Food will be provided by SOHO Kitchen; music by Dan Polito.


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