Wednesday, June 22, 2011


We here at Smart Furniture recently wrapped up our Semi-Annual Herman Miller Sale, where everything from that august manufacturer is 15% off. It’s always an exciting time for us, and this year was no different. We shipped tons of Herman Miller designs to the homes and offices of our customers, and each one was uniquely customized by you. These included designs by Charles & Ray Eames (Eames Lounge & Ottoman, Molded Plastic Chairs), George Nelson (The Swag Leg Collection) and Isamu Noguchi (Noguchi Table). Many of those amazing things, like the Embody Chair, are still in stock - meaning you won’t have to wait long to get them shipped to your door. Check out all the great items that are still on the shelves at our In Stock Page. The sale was a huge success, and we’d like to thank all of you for helping us make it so. You’re the reason we do what we do!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Clarification & Warning

We would like to clarify our position and issue a sincere warning relating to the article published June 6, 2011 in titled ”Downtown parking, towing issues prompt discussion” by Chloé Morrison. While we appreciate’s bringing the issue of parking shortages and towing regulations to light, with all due respect, we feel that they have missed the bigger underlying issue.

In the 6 year period has occupied its corporate offices on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, we have been faced with a pervasive issue about which we believe the community should aware. Clowns. Not just any fun loving circus clowns, but a countless number of rowdy and dangerous clowns that appear out of nowhere and follow you wherever you go.

In our parking sign featured in the article, you can clearly see that we have attempted to 
warn people that these clowns exist and are a problem (see article).

However, failed to see the underlying problems these clowns cause and did not mention them in the article. When quoting our own Natalie Bigger in fact, the article did not include a portion of her quote which contained more important warnings:

Quote from
"People still park there and don’t think twice about it,’ Natalie Bigger with Smart Furniture said."

The completed quote:
“People still park there and don’t think twice about it. I mean, if they knew that when they park here to go over to the Big Chill to have a few Appletinis that when they come out, they will be followed by a gang of weirdos juggling, doing magic tricks, and making pooping noises, I bet they would park somewhere else.”

It is not our intention to be critical of, but we believe if they would have spoken to a few regulars at Taco Mac or the Big Chill, they would have been enlightened. Montgomery Durant, an esteemed member of Taco Mac’s Brewniversity, when asked was quick to say, “I can’t even do a Jägerbomb anymore without thinking about those damn clowns. It seems like every time me and the old lady run downtown to eat at Applebee’s, look at those big catfish at the Aquarium or drink a few at Taco Mac, those [expletive] follow us everywhere. “

Durant added, “It’s not like I got something against clowns, cause I don’t, but these things are creepy. All acting like they is trapped in a box and can’t speak and stuff. I tell you, if I had to do it all over again, I would have just paid to park somewhere else.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You say Componibili, I say Componibili

Componibili. Say that three times, fast. In English it may sound like a funny word, but it has a nice ring to it when spoken in Italian. Who doesn't love Italian design? Anna Castelli Ferrieri, a pioneering architect from Milan, designed the iconic Componibili in 1969. Known for her interest in new technologies and materials such as plastic, Ferrieri was instrumental in fueling the explosion of Italian modern design in the 60's, 70's and 80's. She believed in the importance of quality in design and this was reflected in her work as an architect and designer. Our very own Componibili is featured this month in Women's Day as a "Favorite Find from Home Design Bloggers". Modular, versatile, stylish, yet very affordable, award-winning Componibili complements any room setting and stashes your unwanted clutter.
And for those who disagree that plastic can be stylish – Bloomingdales created an entire New York skyline out of these in their home furnishings department. Now that's meraviglioso!

Friday, June 3, 2011

We Have Interns - and We're Not Afraid to Use Them

We've come up with a couple of interns recently, and apart from doing an excellent job in the creative and marketing departments, Chris and Jessie also make above-average beverage fetchers. Because, as we all know, the Herman Miller Sale is in full swing here at Smart Furniture, and our stellar folks deserve a little refreshment as they rock some customer satisfaction!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The SAYL Chair Overview Video

Hello Everyone! We wanted to point you in the direction of our brand new video, the SAYL Chair Overview. It's the very latest and very greatest in our ongoing series of product overviews focusing on the best and most popular furniture we have to offer. The SAYL Chair was designed by Yves Behar, one of our favorites here at Smart Furniture. The stuff he makes is invariably gorgeous and unfailingly cool, and this chair is no exception. The video really highlights the amazing lines and sweeping structures that define the chair. We're really proud of it. We wanted the video to be informational, beautiful, and thorough. So take a look at it here on our YouTube channel, and let us know if we succeeded!

Herman Miller Sale

Hey Campers, June is here, and you know what that means - the Herman Miller Semi-Annual Sale! Herman Miller is one of our absolute favorite brands here at Smart Furniture, and every time they put on this sale it feels like Christmas. Everything from the Eames Lounge & Ottoman to the Embody Chair is going to be marked down, priced to move, and ready to ship all over the country. Herman Miller is home to some of the best designers and furniture on the American market, and we couldn't be prouder to offer it to our customers at sale prices. Eames Lounge Chair Don't miss your chance to get incredible deals on all Herman Miller products online! See what's in-stock, here. The sale runs from June 3rd to June 13th, so if you blink (or hesitate), you'll miss it. See you soon!