Design Wire October 2017

CALEB JOHNSON STUDIO and WOODHULL OF MAINE recently renovated and redesigned the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarborough. Owned by Migis Hotel Group, the new design features 23 updated rooms and bathrooms, a nautical blue and green color palette, and covered outdoor dining at its restaurant, Shade.

CHILTON FURNITURE CO. has collaborated with SEA BAGS to create the High Mast bed, which is inspired by Maine’s woodworking and seafaring heritage. Sea Bags designed and manufactured the repurposed sailcloth headboard, which is affixed to posters using brass grommets and marine rope. More beds as well as lounge seating will launch soon.

Augusta’s MAINE STATE MUSEUM is exhibiting Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood. The traveling retrospective focuses on the entirety of the company’s 45 years in business and features the work of founder Thomas Moser as well as other designers. Moser and curator Donna McNeil cowrote the exhibition catalog, Moser: Legacy in Wood, to accompany the show.

THE LANDING SCHOOL in Arundel is currently building an ecofriendly lobster boat with a trimaran hull designed by Douglas Read, an associate professor at Maine Maritime Academy. Its launch is planned for May 2018.

Portland’s MAINE STREET DESIGN CO. has recently designed a new neighborhood restaurant in Chicago’s Humboldt Park: Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar. The new space highlights vintage lights and memorabilia, as well as architectural finds such as a Vaselineglass globe chandelier salvaged from a Chicago townhouse. The caviar bar has, fittingly, sturgeon-shaped glass accents from 1930.

SMARTHOME SOLUTIONS, a custom electronics design and integration company, has moved to a new location in Kennebunk. The renovated showroom will feature audio and visual equipment for indoor and outdoor use, automated shading, automated lighting, and a variety of other home automation solutions.