The last couple of days have seen an endless stream of emails into the (smow)blog bunker asking if we are OK.
And if we’re OK, why aren’t we posting anything?
Can’t we be bothered?
Are we bored?
Have we finally be rumbled by the (smow)boss?
Far from it, the sad truth is we’ve been forced into doing some real work for change.
We know, we can’t believe it either!
(smow) ... in stock and ready to go...
The combination of Christmas holidays and heavy snow throughout Europe has meant that numerous deliveries from a number of (smow)suppliers have been delayed of late.
Delayed deliveries which all arrived on Thursday.
As we arrived at (smow)HQ on Thursday morning, Vitra were already waiting with a lorry full of products from designers as diverse as Charles and Ray Eames, Maarten van Severen or Verner Panton.
Then USM Haller arrived with a lorry full of Haller tables, USM Haller sideboards and roll containers. And as they left us to head back to Bühl, moooi arrived from Amsterdam.
Sometimes it really is like the EU car park in the (smow)yard!!!
And then with lunch barely digested Moormann, Lampert and lapalma rolled up.
Fantastic as all this was, it did of course mean that someone had to pack all the new deliveries away.
And that task befell us.
But don’t worry, we weren’t actually forced to sweat.
USM Haller being carried by Eames Elephants into the (smow)warehouse
For such tasks we have a team of specially trained and qualified Eames Elephants; we are simply needed to coordinate the whole exercise.
And so we have spent the past few days directing Eiermann desk, Vitra DSR and USM Haller carrying Vitra Eames Elephants through the endless corridors of the (smow)warehouse.
But everything is now – finally – stored away and our Eames Elephants have returned to the Leipzig Ratsholz to continue helping Leipzig City Council rid the public forests of the plague of nordic walking pensioners who have taken up residence there.
Good luck! We’re counting on you!
And we are back to drinking too much coffee and searching out the finest designer furniture stories for your entertainment.
Vitra Eames Elephants prepare to ambush nordic walking pensioners in Leipzig