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Harpist, Karlinda Caldicott will be performing seasonal music in the Nikita Convertible Furnishings Showroom on Thursday, December 1st during the annual Victorian Streetwalk in Saratoga Springs. Come over, sit on some comfy Nikita Furniture… just lean back and listen to the most beautiful music you could ever hope to hear.
To our dear Oneonta and surrounding area customers:
Thank you for buying GOOD DESIGN MADE IN OTSEGO COUNTY!
As our company continues to grow – we will continue to serve the Oneonta and surrounding areas from our Design and Wood Shop in Richfield Springs, NY.
We will miss the charming location in downtown Oneonta – for it is not without a twinge of sadness that we relocate this showroom. But – we are growing!!! And, in an effort to manage the growth, we are consolidating our efforts and resources.
We hope that you will visit us in Richfield Springs, or in our anchor store in Saratoga Springs or on line at www.JustLeanBack.com.
Again, thank you to all of our customers. Every one of you has made a difference. It has been a real pleasure serving you and providing you with, what we think are the coolest, smartest, easiest, strongest SofaBeds in the world ~ designed and built right here in Otsego County! We hope that we have made a difference in your life and home with these great furniture designs.
If you are thrilled with your Nikita Convertible Furniture ~ Please tell your family and friends. Please help to spread the good word. You’ll be doing them a favor and helping us to keep local Americans employed building some of the best SofaBeds on the Globe.
Nikita and Joanne Grigoriev
Radio Interview at WIOX: Nikita talks about sustainability with the NY Watershed Agricultural Council
Nikita chats with Joshua VanBrakle and Tara Collins of the NY Watershed Agricultural Council. Topics range from living and working in the Catskills to sustainable design and production. Nikita talks about how his designs have evolved from the first patented futon sofabed (which was granted to him while living in upstate New York in the 1980s) to his new and current line of Convertible Furnishings for Indoors AND Outdoors. Josh, Tara and Nikita talk about mass-customization for wood products and the need to build durable goods that WON’T end up in our land fills. Its an interesting and fun “listen” – so we invite you to relax, just lean back and listen to the conversation. http://www.nycwatershed.org/wiox041311.html
Last spring I posted about Nikita Convertibles being perfect for the “man cave” environment and asked readers to send pics of their own man caves. Here’s a response to my query, courtesy of Pat F. from Clifton Park, NY.
Pat’s man cave is furnished with a Nikita Scandia Sofabed, Chair and Ottoman of cherry wood with oil finish. The chair’s box cushions are Faux Leather (a washable fabric called Pecos). The sofabed sports a Feathertouch mattress with a slip cover of “Atomic” pattern fabric. The Scandia sofa “leans back” and converts to a full size bed (hope the game and quirky commercials aren’t snoozers!). The chair and ottoman combo make a cot size bed. The Nikita chair has our sure stop recline feature for finding the perfect lean back angle. Nice. This man cave is ready for the playoffs and the big day: Super Bowl Sunday. Hope the Jets make it! Did I mention the wall mounted flat screen TV in this basement man cave renovation? Not first on my list because I am coveting the rich cherry furniture.
Hurry on down to Nikita Convertibles at 7 Elm Street, Oneonta, NY or 508 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, and you can have furniture for your man cave ready by Super Bowl XLV (February 6, 2011). Or visit our website: JustLeanBack.com or our new Etsy Store.
In November, Nikita Indoor Outdoor donated a Freedom Frame Sofabed Package to the Twentieth Annual A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital Gala in Oneonta, NY. This year’s gala was huge success, raising over $70,000, which Fox Hospital will use to buy patient furniture and equipment, as well as provide additional funding for the Susan Remillard Scholarship.
Congratulations Bonnie C., a Fox employee and the lucky winner of the Freedom Frame Sofabed. Bonnie told us she was surprised to be the winner but that she was hoping for the sofabed as it will be perfect for visiting holiday guests.
We were fortunate enough to have “waterfront property” at the NYC Craft Fair at Lincoln Center on June 19 and 20. It was an incredibly hot 2 days – and yet our booth stayed relatively comfortable. We kept the back of the tent off so that we could feel the cool breezes wafting up from the water. It really was very lovely. It felt like a vacation spot. People kept stopping in to sit down and lean back on our Nikita Scandia Chair – they would always comment on what a fabulous spot we have – by the cool water, with the amazing sculpture and the Julliard School beyond.
BTW – somebody bought the chair.
Here’s a heads up for Binghamton area residents– you’ll be able to see Nikita Indoor Outdoor Convertible Furniture at the 26th Annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, August 6, 7 and 8. We’re excited to make our first Spiedie Fest appearance among local crafters and we think you’ll be excited to see our convertible furniture demonstration and maybe even take home a Freedom Frame Convertible Sofabed. Stop by our booth and ask for our Spiedie Fest Discount Coupon to save when you visit our Oneonta, NY showroom (7 Elm Street, Oneonta, NY 607 267 4623).
Travelling downstate, we’re looking forward to taking part in the 22nd Annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, September 25th & 26th. Stop by and see our garlic themed sofabed, a work of art.
***NOTE FROM THE GARLIC FESTIVAL: I went in search of a cup of coffee ( declined the garlic sugar) and returned to find a gathering of friends at our booth. All had just enjoyed a garlic dish of one kind or another …hot dogs with garlic relish, soup with garlic croutons, salad with garlic dressing, raviolis with melted garlic butter and yes, garlic icecream… so friends sit close together and enjoy each other’s company …
More to come,
Leaning Back Blogger
Stop by and say hi to Yuliya, our new Sales Associate at the Nikita Indoor Outdoor Convertibles showroom, 508 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Yuliya attends Fashion Insititute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, has achieved an Associates Degree in Interior Design and is working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Here’s what Yuliya has to say about Nikita Convertibles:
I came home for the summer and looked around for a job in my field of interest and was intrigued by Nikita furnishings. I’ve never seen anything like this convertible furniture design even in New York City, where you can usually find anything. Convertible furniture fills so many needs, I was immediately taken with its versatility and surprised to find it right here in Saratoga Springs.
Yuliya is happy to put her knowledge and experience to work to answer any furniture questions or help you with design decisions.
Speaking of New York City, our next road appearance will be at the American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the weekend of June 19-20, 2010. Hours are noon to 9:00 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 9pm on Sunday. Hope 2010 graduates who are moving to their first homes or apartments, and those seeking contemporary modern furniture and space saving solutions for indoor and outdoor living spaces will stop by and lean back and experience comfortably designed sofabeds, loveseats, chairs and chaise longues. For a preview of our furniture, visit the Nikita Indoor Outdoor website: www.JustLeanBack.com
Thanks for listening,
Blogger & Design Aficionado
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