Alumnus opens furniture store, featured in newspaper

December 22nd, 2010 by Amanda Fondriest
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Photo courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch.

Alumnus Tim Friar (CCAD 1988), owner of Grid Furnishings in Columbus’s Short North, was recently interviewed in the Columbus Dispatch’s weekly section Shop Talk.

Friar’s store opened in November 2010 and is described as a modern furniture shop. “Many people, when they think of modern, they think of the ’50s or the ’20s,” Friar said in the article. “(This is) what’s next after the modern that was the midcentury. Everything you see in here is exclusive in central Ohio, and in some cases, the Midwest.”

When asked what he’d been doing since graduation, Friar said, “product design consulting–anything from forklifts to kitchen appliances to medical products.”

To read the entire article, check out the Columbus Dispatch. For more information about Grid Furnishings, visit the shop’s website.

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4 Responses to “Alumnus opens furniture store, featured in newspaper”

  1. Myka's Apartment says:

    Thanks for sharing this post. Another thanks for giving a link to his business website so we can take a look at his furniture store.

  2. Custom Furniture Makers says:

    Furniture making is an art and you’re equipped with the right skill set, so wishing you good luck.

  3. Scout O'Ryan says:

    Congrats! Nice to see an alumnus following his dream.

  4. Modern Furniture Replicas says:

    Congrats on opening your store!