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Mirror Image from Last Year!

I.A.Keer - The Art of Furniture Wins Second Straight Design Portfolio Award with Cleo Portrait Mirror

In last years Design Portfolio Awards, I.A.Keer won the Specialty Products category with a unique pair of signature portrait mirrors, Tux and Zoot. This year, Keer's design studio - The Art of Furniture triumphs again adding Cleo - - a themed portrait mirror to his award winning design portfolio.

Sponsored by CWB (Custom Woodworking Business) Magazine, top winners in five categories were selected to receive Design Portfolio Awards for 2001. Judges selected five winners from hundreds of nationally submitted slides and photos. Awards were presented in the categories of Residential Furniture, Commercial/Institutional Furniture, Kitchen/Bath Cabinets, Architectural Millwork, and Specialty Products. The Award Judges had this to say:

  • Exceptional work! The winning projects are a testament to the ... talent creativity and dedication to quality found throughout (the) woodworking) industry
  • The Cleo mirror (is) a standout! The silk tassel and unique shape are whimsical touches
  • A playful use of wood tempered with serious craftsmanship create the Cleo mirror
  • CWB Article: 2001 Awards(1)

    CWB Article: 2001 Portfolio Awards

    Inspired by Cleopatra, this signature mirror reflects Keer's fascination with the rich culture of Egypt. Ancient charm and youthful beauty are the heart of Cleo's classic and mysterious myth. This award winning work explores both character and costume, melding historic theme with contemporary vision.

    Crafted with the finest ecologically sustainable materials, Cleo is handmade to order. Available direct from the Artist, editions are limited to 50 units. Each work is signed, numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Sure to be a personal favorite and soon a treasured heirloom, Cleo joins a growing collection of spirited studio-art furnishings offered by I.A.Keer.


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