In an unassuming warehouse just off Industrial Highway is the epicenter of Lorimer Studios, a furniture-making enterprise.
David Ellison, the founder of Lorimer Studios, has had a lifelong fascination with handmade furniture. His interest in tables traces back to his childhood in Scotland. The passion for building has always been at the forefront of his mind. In 2007, he left a 30-year corporate career with
Pawtucket-based Teknor Apex Company to pursue his dream of building affordable handcrafted wooden tables. His first workshop was in an unused warehouse space on Mendon Avenue, Pawtucket. After a five-year relocation to Providence, he has once again happily returned the workshop to its new location in the heart of industrial Pawtucket, on Vineyard Street.
Ellison believes the success of Lorimer Studios comes from connecting with new people all over the globe who share an interest in simple, economical, and well-crafted tables. Providing the highest level of customer service, they work with homeowners, architects, designers, decorators, and individual companies to make custom tables that stand the test of time.
During a recent visit to Lorimer Studios, Mayor Donald R. Grebien remarked, “The level of quality from David and his team is amazing. We thank David for choosing Pawtucket, and for contributing to our evergrowing community of world-renowned artists.”
David and his crew are committed to quality, painstakingly crafting exactly the piece that each customer wants in their home or business. Lorimer Studios’ tables range from sleek to rustic and have been shipped to every state in the continental United States and even Europe and the Middle East. Their tables have been featured in The New York Times, The Pawtucket Times, and many blogs including Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and ETSY's Process blog.
Interested customers are encouraged to plan a visit to the workshop. Says David, “Looking around really gives a strong sense of the quality of our tables and the construction and our designs.”
Learn more at LorimerStudios.com
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien