Oliver Makes Appearance in Texas Home & Living

Posted on July 26th, 2011 No Comments

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Oliver Ottoman featured in the latest Austin-San Antonio Design Guide

Posted on May 28th, 2011 No Comments

Vervano Oliver Ottoman

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VERVANO by Laura Britt Design launching at ICFF, May 2011

Posted on March 30th, 2011 No Comments

VERVANO sustainable modern furnishings by Laura Britt Design will be debuting at the International Contemporary Furnishings Fair (ICFF) from May 14th – 17th.  ICFF is held annually at the Javits Center in New York City and features the latest and greatest in the world of contemporary furnishings.

Designed in Austin TX and built in the United States, VERVANO features clean lines and supreme functionality with an eye to detail and quality meant to last for generations.

VERVANO sustainable modern furnishings will be unveiled at booth number 2451 at ICFF.  Please stop by to sample the future of luxury sustainable furnishings for yourself.

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Vervano Sadie Youth Chaise Featured

Posted on March 8th, 2011 No Comments

{ excerpt from March 2011 edition of The Boca Raton Observer }

VERVANO SADIE YOUTH CHAISE designed by Laura Britt makes a great accent piece for any little girl’s room with its sturdy construction and pink butterfly detailing. Available at vervano.com.

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Vervano line featured in Austin American-Statesman Glossy Home

Posted on November 15th, 2010 No Comments

AustonianExcerpt from article:
Keeping in step with the ever-growing interest in green design, local designer Laura Britt has recently launched a fully sustainable furniture line dubbed Vervano. The collection of clean-lined, modern pieces, ranging from slipper chairs to settees, allows for stand-alone separates or functional groupings. From the selection of natural renewable fibers such as wool and bamboo to the low-VOC sealants and harvested wood base, this inventive collection is made with longevity and sustainability in mind.

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The Vervano Oliver Ottoman Makes the Designer Pages Top 10 List!

Posted on October 4th, 2010 No Comments

The 3rings Design Pages Blog has included the Oliver Ottoman on it’s Top Ten ‘No Ordinary Ottoman List’! They said “Generally speaking, the ottoman is one of the most versatile, comfortable pieces of furniture on the market. Although often overlooked – since the vast majority are simple and functional – we’ve spotted a few pieces of art that wear the hat of a bench, stool, storage compartment, building block, or even a massive puzzle piece. In this week’s Top Ten, we’ll make sure that whatever you do in the design of your living spaces in the future, you’re sure to overestimate the power of the ottoman.”

5. Oliver

Designer: Laura Britt
Manufacturer: Vervano

Oliver OttomanInspired by a recent 3rings blogpost featuring the entire line of Vervano furnishings, it’s clear that beneath the sustainably-designed Oliver Ottoman by Laura Britt is a great addition to your family room or bathroom. Store toys, blankets, or laundry inside the soft-closing, hinged top, and appreciate the eco-friendly wood frame and renewable, plant-based foam that is all built by hand in Central Texas.

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Vervano featured on 3rings blog

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 No Comments

Vervano eco-friendly table

Here’s an excerpt from their post:

A classic set of visually pleasing basics, Vervano offers dining chairs, lounge pieces and an elegant table called the Wells table. The Wells takes the inverse approach to the dining table, with a metal slab top and simple wood legs. I also love the Cole side chair, which is so graceful it looks like it could dance away. The frame is made from walnut which has been carved in subtle but sexy angles, adding just the right amount of flair to the timeless piece. All the Vervano furnishing use sustainably sourced FSC certified wood, low VOC finishes and plant-based foams. The furniture is all locally fabricated in Texas with traditional mortise and tenon joinery to limit glues and mechanical fasteners.

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Texas Home & Living | Vervano Full of Life

Posted on September 16th, 2010 No Comments

Here’s an excerpt from Jack Frink’s article in the September/October 2010 issue of Texas Home & Living:

Austin, Texas is home to a very exciting and innovative new line of sustainable home furnishings being created by Laura Britt Design. It is known as the Vervano Sustainable Modern Furnishings. “’Verve’ means full of life, sustaining life,” explains Britt.

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” Britt begins. “I was looking around for sustainable furnishings for our studio, and I searched and searched and very few options appeared. I thought if it was this difficult for me then it was definitely hard for everyone else.”

From there Britt took it upon herself to rectify the situation. It started with just a few sketches in her personal sketchbook, but later 3-D renderings made Britt’s theories more concrete.

“As we move through the design process, it is critical to see how all these pieces fit together. We do a ‘sit test’ for the furniture prototype and from there we know what to tweak for the second prototype.”

“There are a few important things to know,” Britt explains. “We’re using water-based finishes for low off-gassing. The furnishings will also have plant-based foams as opposed to oil or petroleum. We’re using sustainably harvested woods and locally produced mortise and tenon joinery so that the furniture can last for years to come.” Vervano will be very durable.

Additionally, the pieces are multi-functional and meant to be pulled together for use in pairs and threes. There are child-sized pieces as well, which Britt says has gotten great response from her female clients.

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Austin Monthly Home | Think Green

Posted on September 10th, 2010 No Comments

Eco News for the modern world

The Fall 2010 issue of Austin Monthly Home features Laura Britt Design, along with two Austin eco-friendly showrooms. “I launched this collection to provide elegant, functional furnishings that will stand the test of time,” notes Britt.

The article highlights that the Vervano line of furniture is manufactured in Central Texas and is eco-friendly down to the smallest detail. Britt uses organic cotton, walnut certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and low-VOC stains and adhesives.

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Apartment Therapy features VERVANO

Posted on September 10th, 2010 No Comments

Adrienne Breaux, of Apartment Therapy Los Angeles, has been a fan of Laura Britt Design for awhile now, and was delighted to find out that Laura Britt and her designers have created their own line of sustainable furniture. Ms. Breaux blogs:

I love all the eco-friendly elements to the Vervano line, but I’m also really enjoying how the line is a great mixture of traditional and modern details. The Clayton Chair is a perfect example with the angles of the arms and the great walnut wood finish.

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