August 6, 2013
This past weekend we experienced our
first ever Kempen Fest in Barrie, Ontario. It was pretty much perfect weather
(no rain) only minor winds blowing every now and then. Gav and I had the
pleasure of sharing a tent with our good friend and talented artist Vanessa De
Groot. Over 200,000 people pass through the tents over this 3 day period making
it the largest arts and crafts festival in Ontario... or so I heard!
We had the opportunity to talk with
many fantastic people, many of whom had stories about experiences with VW
Westfalias. It was really interesting to hear their experiences. One woman had
a sister who lived in a bus for 9 years of her life. Which got us thinking that
we might sell our house. Just kidding... sort of.
One thing we noticed was how much
kids were drawn to the chairs as you will see in our gallery of photos. Not
sure exactly what it is about them, perhaps the vibrant colours, perhaps they
just wanted to sit down! Whatever the reason, it got us thinking, maybe we
should create a smaller version. So look for the circle back mini in the near
Another bit of feedback we received
was to make tables, with a similar top to the back of these chairs, which we
thought was a natural progression. We had considered this possibility but
wanted to start with a focus on the chairs. Tables will certainly be happening
in the near future. We did make a small side table with wheels on the base of
it which we sold to a lovely couple.
Please let us know about any chair requests
you have by sending us an email through our about/ contact page on the website.
We are happy to customize chairs based on your personal tastes! Also the ecommerce
portion of our website will be up soon. Each chair sells for $300 unless you would
like to stain it yourself in which case you may purchase the unstained chair for
Thanks to all for stopping by the booth and checking us