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					This has been an exciting year at the
Stone Blitzer studio. Here is a sample
of some of the projects we’ve had the
pleasure to work on.
Stone Blitzer is a Chicago-based design and fabrication
firm operated by Tyler Peterson and Shaun Owens-Agase.
The two began working together at the University of
Wisconsin - Madison in 2003, working on site-specific
installations with the OODA Group arts collaborative.
After graduation, they opened a studio in Chicago,
accepting representation from the Wendy Cooper
Gallery and participating in exhibitions around the
country. In 2005, they were awarded a solo exhibition at
the Museum of Contemporary Art and early the
following year, included in the MCA’s “Mapping the Self ”
show. During this time, both were working for well-
known Chicago furniture designers and developing the
logistics behind operating Stone Blitzer. In 2008, the
paperwork was filed and Stone Blitzer opened its doors.

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Our business model is a simple one: Detailed design and high quality fabrication will produce pieces       We love meeting new people and discussing

that last a lifetime. This is a vital part of our practice and the motivation behind everything that has   ideas. Whether you have a project we can help

our name attached to it. Like many designers, we hold the idea of sustainability in high regard,           you with or would just like to chat, we would

but believe the conversation must not stop at environmentally friendly materials and production            love to hear from you.

methods. Objects must be built to last. We take pride in our building methods and are meticulous
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in minimizing the waste our shop produces. Our clients can also rest assured that we support local
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hardware suppliers and manufacturers and strive to use only American made building materials.
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Whenever possible, we advocate the use of reclaimed lumber.

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                                                               Ignatius Bed
                                                               The Ignatius Bed began as a limited edition series, using reclaimed douglas fir from St. Ignatius
                                                               College’s gymnasium bleachers. The headboard’s distinctive finish is the result of removing the
                                                               material’s softgrain, with a wirewheel. The cantilevered sidetable features a milkglass top and
                                                               drawer storage. As demand has grown, we now offer the Ignatius Bed as a custom piece, available
                                                               in all bed sizes, with a variety of materials, finishes and orientations to choose from.

                                                                01 Limited Edition
                                                                Ignatius Bed at Post 27

                                                                02 Detail of Cantilevered
                                                                Side Table

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This year, Stone Blitzer has been fortunate enough
to partner with one of Chicago’s most energized
retail spaces, Post 27. Working with designer Angela
Finney-Hoffman, we have been selling our Ignatius
Bed here exclusively. We have also particpated in Post                                                                                                                              04

27 sponsored events such as Ottomania and the 5th                                                                                        03 Marcellus Table at DIFFA’s

Annual Guerrilla Truck Show. It’s fair to say we’re a bit                                                                                Table Blitz

biased, but this is by far our favorite shop in Chicago.                                                                                 04 Detail of Marcellus Table

This fall, our Marcellus table is included in DIFFA’s
Dining by Design - Table Blitz event. Stores like
Macy’s, Stitch and Post 27 will be displaying tables by                                                                          03

some of Chicago’s leading designers in conjunction             Marcellus Table
with their annual Dining By Design gala. DIFFA
(Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is                The Marcellus Table is made entirely of reclaimed and milled old-growth douglas fir. Tight grain

one of the oldest and largest funders of HIV/AIDS              pieces were selected for the top and the base features robust mortise and tenon jointery. The table
                                                               seats six and has a waxed finish.
service and education programs in the U.S.

                                                               Research &
                                                               We like to stay busy at Stone Blitzer and are
                                                               constantly working on prototypes for future
                                                               production. Some concepts are currently
                                                               sitting on the shelf, waiting for the right time
                                                               to move forward. However, we are always
                                                               interested in discussing ideas with interested
                                                               parties and might just have what your company                                                                        05

                                                               is looking for.                                                                                     05 Prototype of
                                                                                                                                                                   Marcellus Bench
                                                                                                                                                                   & Stools

                                                                                                                                                                   06 Sir Douglas

                                                                                                      Optimo Hats
                                                                                                      Optimo Hats is a world renowned haberdashery that Chicago is lucky enough to call its own.
                                                                                                      Owner Graham Thompson was looking for new display cases that would not only be as well-crafted
                                                                                                      as his hats, but also emphasize the classic taste his company has become known for. The custom
                                                                                                      casework not only strengthens the display of the hats, but also molds itself to a variety of dynamic
                                                                                                      functions around the storefront.

One of the joys of our practice is that we get to work
with other business owners and develop a dialogue
around how their companies work and how spatial
improvements can improve work-flow. Through the
process, we not only gain insight into our own                                                                                                                                                                        02

progress, but also develop a personal stake in the
successes of the businesses we work with. We also
make a few new friends.

This year we worked on two dramatic commercial                                                                                                                                                                        03
renovations for Optimo Hats and Swim Cafe. The                                                                                                                        01
results were fabulous upgrades to already popular

We also offer graphic design services that we
approach with the same meticulous detail as our
furniture. Earlier this year we designed the packag-
ing for Whatfor’s latest album, Sooner Late Than Never
and more recently, the identity and in-house materials                                                                                                                       01 Bamboo banquettes at Swim Cafe

for Swim Cafe.                                                                                                                                                               02 Swim Cafe tables and wall treatment
                                                                                                                                                                             03 Redesigned Logo
                                                                                                                                                                             04 Outdoor Seating


                                                                                                      Swim Cafe
                                                                                                      Remodeling Swim Cafe began as a dream of ours well before owner Karen Gerod even approached
                                                                                                      us about it. The cafe has been a staple in Chicago’s Eckhart Park neighborhood for some time and
                                                                                                      the overwhelming demand for seating required a much needed solution. The project upgraded the
                                                                                                      space from floor to ceiling, including new carbonized bamboo banquettes, tables and countertops.
                                                                                                      This summer saw the addition of outdoor seating and an overhaul of the cafe’s graphic identity,
                                                                                                      menus and print materials.
Science of Sound Records
When Science of Sound Records asked us to work on album art for Whatfor’s latest album, “Sooner
Late Than Never”, we decided to challenge ourselves with some parameters. We took a photograph
inspired by the music and content of each song and those twelve images would make up the
booklet. Our challenge was to not use photoshop for the entire process; even the hand lettered text
on the case’s spine had to be photographed. The result was a seamless companion piece to the
album that ended up being noted in many of the album’s reviews.

                                                                                                                                                                                               01 Whatfor Album Cover
                                                                                                                                                                                               02 Booklet Page for
                                                                                                                                                                                               the song “I Can Barely
                                                                                                                                                                                               Breath Here”


Ordering custom designed furniture for the home can
be a meticulous process and we strive to make those
decisions as pleasurable as possible. We take great
satisfaction in collaborating with the visions of our
clients, while providing detailed design options to
ensure that the quality and versatility of our work
stands up to that of the lifestyle it enhances.

No idea is too big or small to inspire creative design,                                                                                                                           04

and our residential projects have reflected this across                                                                                     01 Drawing for bedroom built-in

a wide range of scale and complexity. A custom set
                                                                                                                                            02 Custom concrete floating shelves
                                                                                                                                            03 Living Room built-in
                                                                                                                                            04 Guitar storage detail

of floating concrete shelves proved a clean and mod-                                                                              03
ern platform to showcase a collection of miniature
chairs. Forms and details of a rare danish chair were
precisely replicated for a custom ottoman. Several         Wandawega Lake Resort
different styles of built-in cabinetry and shelving all
transformed seemingly useless space into charged           Late this summer, we began working on a very special project. We were approached to design and
                                                           build a treehouse around a dying elm that held sentimental value to the owners of Wandawega Lake
transitions between furniture and architecture. One        Resort in Elkhorn, WI. The project soon developed into a three-story cabin that supports both the
of our latest projects has also been one of our largest,   surrounding architecture and the tree itself. Most of the structure has been built out of reclaimed
building a three-story cabin around a dying elm tree.      materials, salvaged from the Wisconsin-Illinois area. This project is still in progress and is expected
                                                           to be finished later this fall.

                                                                                                                 05 Setting joists on the second level of
                                                                                                                 Tom’s Treehouse

                                                                                                                 06 Salvaged joists from an 80-year old
                                                                                                                 Wisconsin dairy barn

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