Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Domestic Bliss

Stand Up Eight relaunches as local, handcrafted furniture store

Stand Up Eight


Wanted: Style-savvy homeowners and renters willing to forego big box stores and give unique, carefully curated furniture and accessories with backstories a good home.

  Stand Up Eight
  1// "8" letterpress set, $208. 2// 'Fish People' koa sculpture on marble, $550. 3// Hedgehog nesting ashtrays, $104.

Shelter: Stand Up Eight, open since September 2011, was recently renovated and rebranded from thrift store to showroom with a focus on quality design and craftmanship.

Breed: Mixed. Explore consignment pieces handcrafted by local artisans (like a koa table with wood and shell butterfly inlays that won the Artists' Choice award at the 2011 Hawaii's Woodshow), vintage finds (e.g. classic Series 7 molded plywood chairs by Arne Jacobsen), and mid-century rescues that were salvaged and refurbished in-store by owner Mark Ariyoshi. His workshop, with an impressive collection of reclaimed wood, sits behind the cashwrap.

Size: Ranges from large-scale furniture, like tables, benches, and cabinets, to small goods, think Danish teak and mahogany candlesticks, vintage tea sets, even an assortment of Scrabble tiles.

Contact Stand Up Eight at 1113 S. King St. with any inquiries.

Hours are Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (808) 593-4414 or click here.

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Permalink

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