When we hear Montana we think untamed, wild, natural – in Spanish the word means mountain, so you can imagine how hard it was for the Montana Table and Chair parents to teach their kids how to behave properly; to have good posture and be strong when people want to sit; and to stay still and easy to clean when people want to eat. Now that the kids are grown and are popular best sellers, the senior Montanas feel proud and happy they did such a good job.
Yoland, short for Yolanda, was slender, with slim, rounded pale wooden legs, a beautiful curved shape with soft, comfortable upholstery. Many years ago her ancestors in Greece had been rulers; she knew her great, great grandmother had been an Empress. Maybe because of her background, she had very elegant taste, and loved Italian Opera. The problem was that all the other girls she met, liked pop music and had unrefined taste in finishes, fabrics and woods. Then one warm summer morning, Yoland awoke looking at slim gently rounded pale wooden legs very much like her own; under a matt finish white table top.
“You’re so elegant,” Yoland exclaimed, “what is your name?” “Manon Oval Dining Table,” she replied, and this is my brother Manon Sideboard.”
“OMG!” exclaimed Yoland, Manon is my absolutely, hands-down favorite opera. Will you be my friends, I think we were made for each other. And so, like a happy fairytale, they lived together happily forever after.
Ville was French and when he was born, his parents named him Ville, meaning “city”, but he knew that in the Middle Ages the name meant “farm”. What a dilemma, was he a city boy or a country boy? One day, sitting quietly, pondering his identity he noticed a small table sitting next to him. “What’s your name?” he asked.
“Oliver,” the small table replied, “what’s yours?” Ville started to cry. I don’t know who I am, my name is Ville which means city, but long ago it meant farm. So, who am I, a city boy or a country boy. Oliver broke into a big smile “Oh, that’s easy, I can tell we’re going to be really good friends. My name means olive tree, so of course you’re a country boy. Ville broke into a big smile, “You know what Oliver, you’ve solved my identity crisis, will you move closer to me, I finally have a real friend!”
Elodie loved her name, derived from a saint, but was unhappy because she was so tall. Tall was not considered a positive attribute for a girl. Hasina, Elodie’s room mate, also loved her name as it meant beautiful. But like Elodie, she was not happy about being so tall. Then one day two tall people walked into the store where they both lived. “Darling,” said the pretty woman, “look at”…she hesitated, as she looked at the tag…”Elodie, finally something that is tall enough for me!” “Look over here,” said the handsome man she was with, “Hasina, tall enough for me! Let’s take them both,” they said as they walked to the cash register. Needless to say, both Elodie and Hasina lived happily ever after.
The unusual quadruplet babies born to an Iranian couple were all given the same name; Jaleh. They looked so much alike no one could tell them apart until their Mother noticed that each one liked a different color; so they became Jaleh Red, Jaleh Black, Jaleh Gray and Jaleh White. As they grew up they lived up to the meaning of their name, friendship, affection and love.
One day the Jaleh sisters met a girl who also knew the meaning of her name; Collette, focusing on business and achievement, neglecting her private life and relationships, even though successful she was not happy and felt lonely. Just what Collette needed. They became instant friends and now, always sit side by side.
Wesley loved his name and always became annoyed when people put a “t” into it and called him “Westley”. When he was old enough for marriage he saw the movie “The Princess Bride” where the character with his name was the lover of Buttercup, so he began looking for a wife with the name Buttercup.
One day, Wesley, wandering the earth looking for Buttercup, stopped exhausted and fell asleep. When he awoke he was staring at a beautiful girl sitting very close to him.
“And who are you,” he asked. “My name is Deanna and I love sitting next to you. You’re the right height, no legs for me to trip over….some might say a perfect fit!
Wesley was speechless for a few seconds then said – “So what’s your name?”
“My name’s Deanna,” she replied…My dad’s name was Dean and my Mom’s name was Anna so voilà Deanna!”
That did it – Wesley’s heart was captured and they have been together ever since.
A wooden three-dimension basin representing the streets of central part of London. London map choice being a tribute to the fact that it was England where first industrial products had appeared back in the XVIII century. Use a topographic map as a basin where the water flows through the ducts resembling the river channels.
A Bit of a Scandal
When the coffee and side tables heard they had been named Catherine they protested and argued that they weren’t Russian, weren’t great and did not have illegitimate sons. That is until the day they were sent to India, and placed in an elegant living room in front of and at the sides of the Shyam sofa, and then the rumors became true. Shyam was married and had many sons.
It was love at first sight (it did not matter that he was already married), they moved so close to Shyam, people could not actually sit down on him. Soon, Shyam divorced his wife, which caused the Catherine tables to cool off a little and move a short distance away. Now people can enjoy sitting down, placing their books and snacks on the Catherine tables and relax comfortably with Shyam, reading or watching TV; the kind of happy ending to a story everyone likes to hear.
You know what they say: NOTHING’S PERFECT! But we believe that Deodat and Zad have a perfect marriage! First of all, Deodat has no legs – normally that would be a sad event – but not for Deodat! He has a large round base exactly in the middle of his perfectly oval top. The base is huge and strong and the best part is that the eight guests sitting around Deodat enjoying their “Gourmet” meal can stretch out, kick and swing their legs because Deodat just sits comfortably happy with no legs and doesn’t interfere in any way.
Now, about the Marriage: Deodat is married to Zad; she is a soft, comfortable upholstered dining chair who does not have any legs either. They fit together perfectly – forming what so many people would love but do not have…The Perfect Marriage!
An office chair named Napoleon! A desk named Collette and a cabinet named after Cabriolet. So there you have it. Napoleon is strong, soon to be crowned Emperor of all Office Chairs! While married to Joséphine, he had an affaire with the well-known courtesan, Collette…who is remembered by her quote: what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised!
So…the perfect home office: a chair who is an Emperor, clever enough that while married to beautiful Joséphine, was able to carry on an affair with the infamous Collette, while keeping his fortune in his Cabrio.
Everyone wants a perfect home office where they can be with famous people all day.