Young designer mentored by Simon Acres makes first sale

Joseph Boobier has secured a first sale for his designer chair to kitchen and bathroom retailer, Goodey and Howell

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Joseph Boobier, a young furniture designer mentored by the Simon Acres Group, has secured a first sale for his designer chair to kitchen and bathroom retailer, Goodey and Howell.

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The Resolution Chair, a back to back chair inspired by the concept of compromise, caught the eye of Jim Shuttleworth from Goodey and Howell for a showroom in Wellingborough. Although the showroom is closed at the moment, Shuttleworth plans to showcase the chair as a display model, and believes that it will be a fun way for couples to resolve any differences on the final designs for their new kitchens.

‘The chair is stunning, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that will not only look great but will also provide a talking point for our customers’ said Shuttleworth. ‘I can see it being a huge success in the Wellingborough showroom and will look to order a second for our Northampton showroom too. I am sure that being able to use the chair will encourage customers to order a chair for their own home, which is great because we will then also be supporting a talented young designer.’

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Simon Acres Group director Simon Acres added, ‘We are delighted that Goodey and Howell are the first showroom to purchase the Resolution Chair. We hope that many more retailers will confirm orders in the coming months, allowing them to have the chair ready for when showrooms can reopen.’