Thursday, November 5, 2015

Greetings 2015! Yes, we know it is already November but we haven't posted in over a year! So Hello!  We hope you are doing well!

Stay tuned for a new series being launched through Ghostly of Matt's work in mid November.

We will also have some new work up on our website just in time for the holiday season--- wood items and limited edition prints. And a new subscription series is in the works for 2016 - 2017. Stay tuned for more info and images!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New fall 2014 8E Quarterly piece

Well, we've been pretty absent from updating our blog. As you can see.... But that doesn't mean we haven't been busy in the studio.

We just launched the Fall 2014 8E Quarterly subscription piece!

5th meridian is made from Michigan maple, and has geometric mountains and valleys. It measures 4.5" x 4.5" with its highest peak at 1.5".

 It can free stand on a shelf or hung on a wall as a decorative tile.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winter 8E Quarterly Subscription Piece: Burrow

There are reasons why people tell you not to make major decisions or take on additional projects when pregnant with your first baby! Fjora Magnolia (pronounced F-Yora) was born in May + we bought our first house in June + did some traveling. It's been a whirlwind 6 months! Our Eight Emperor studio hours were cut way back. Matt took the helm in designing and making the Winter 8E Subscription piece this year. And Thea is now returning to the wood studio,  creating new pieces that will launch in January! Stay tuned. Onward and Upward!

This Winter's 8E Quarterly Subscription Piece is titled 'Burrow' and is a great little flipbook that measures 4 1/2" x 1 3/8" x 3/4". It is made from acid free archival paper and aluminum screwposts.

It comes with a cover to protect it when not in use.

Those already signed up for the subscription will receive it starting December 1. Matt has made a bunch of flipbooks along the way and each has always been well received. Check out this one on vimeo--- Cutout Flipbook

We missed posting about the Fall Subscription series piece! 'Dorsal' will be available as part of our regular collection in January 2014 at a premium price.

The 8E Quarterly Subscription offers you four seasonal art & design pieces. You can sign up any time during the year. If you sign up to receive 'Burrow' for Winter 2013, you will then receive a piece in the Spring (March 1, 2014), Summer (June 1) and Fall (September 1). Each is a surprise, with an image of the piece leaked 1 month before it ships!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Summer 8E Subscription Launch

Chrysalis, made from maple and stained white, Summer 2013
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, spring is a little slow to progress. We see robbins and birds migrating back but the trees are still holding onto their winter coats. It snowed last week! But at Eight Emperors, things are trucking right along! To play catch up, we had a great sale on in February followed by the launch of the inaugural piece, We are Building, in the 8E Quarterly Subscription on March 1.

March and April were spent fulfilling orders, prototyping new pieces, and preparing the summer piece in the subscription series. And in the midst of this, we are expecting our first baby any day now and just bought a new home! So though spring is slow in Michigan, our lives have been on fast forward!

Speaking of the subscription series, the Summer piece launches TODAY! We'd like to introduce you to Chrysalis. Made from locally sourced maple, its shape is pulled from blueprints of a flattened icosahedron and then rotated back into space. It fits nicely in your hand.

Chrysalis is stained white, which allows the wood's history to come through. Sign up May 1 through July 30 to receive it plus the following 3 other seasonal pieces. If you are already signed up, fantastic! Chrysalis ships starting June 1.


Also added to our collection this Spring are three different shelving units: Blomst Single, Blomst Double and Lille Blomst. Each comes in either maple or walnut. The Blomst series, meaning flower in Danish, adds a little nature above your office workspace.

Lille Blomst in maple and walnut

As always, we'd be happy to add a personal message when you give pieces in our collection as wedding, anniversary or birthday gifts. And if you are interested in keeping up with our announcements, sign up for our e-newsletter. We promise we won't bombard you! Happy Spring everyone!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Final days to receive Spring Subscription paper piece!

Do you know what traditionally is the 1st year wedding anniversary gift? It's paper! And did you know that we are in our final week of promoting the Spring 8E Quarterly Subscription piece?

We are Building, paper, 2013

We are Building is cut-scored curve folded paper and is the inaugural piece in the series! It is available until April 30 and then won't be available again on our website until August and at a premium rate. When you sign up for 8E Quarterly Subscription ($200 + shipping), you receive 4 art & design objects for each season. Sign up anytime during the year.

We are Building on Blomst Double maple shelf, 2013

We see these pieces as either building onto your art & design collection or the start of your very own curated collection. The 8E Quarterly Subscription makes an excellent wedding or birthday gift!