Cantor Designs Gets National Media Exposure on Handcrafted Copper Bowls - Shop Moves to Larger Space

Home and Garden Television (HGTV) contracted Cantor Designs, Canadensis PA , to produce copper bowls for series ‘The Outdoor Room’. A portion of a video documentary is included in the episode. Cantor Designs is now moving to a larger facility.
July 26, 2010 - PRLog -- Canadensis, Pennsylvania, USA - Home and Garden Television (HGTV - Scripps Networks, Knoxville, TN) contracted Rich Cantor, owner of Cantor Designs, Canadensis PA , to produce copper bowls for the new series ‘The Outdoor Room’ ( hosted by Jamie Durie, ( noted landscape designer from Australia.   A video shoot was completed in Cantor Design's ( metal spinning studio that documented the traditional ‘old world’ skills used to create the copper bowls.   A portion of the video documentary is included in the series currently airing episode named ‘Indian Serenity’.

The 35" hanging copper bowls were incorporated into a new outdoor room design based on Jamie's travels to India.   Using hand tools and a vintage metal spinning lathe, Cantor Designs produced the hand spun solid copper bowls that are featured in the episode by forming  42” disks of sheet copper over a wooden form as they both rotated on the lathe.  With the team of Stix Productions ( Blairstown, NJ) set up in the studio, the cameras rolled as Rich and his assistant Terry used hand tools to shear, form, trim, heat, cool, roll and sand the copper into the finished planters that were incorporated into Jamie Durie’s Indian inspired design.

HGTV’s release schedule for the second season of the show ‘The Outdoor Room’  coincides with Cantor Design’s move into a larger production space located in the historic ‘Old Engine Works’ mill complex in Stroudsburg PA.

“The HGTV exposure and the move to Stroudsburg are next steps in the growth of the company.” Mr. Cantor states,  “The national visibility from the relationship with ‘The Outdoor Room’ and the move to the Engine Works complex will increase our sales & production efficiency, permit larger scale projects to be undertaken and lead to both the creation and retention of the skilled jobs our area needs to prosper.”

In addition to producing a line of copper and brass period lighting fixtures, bowls, fountains and home accents, Cantor Designs is a wholesale contract manufacturer of spun and fabricated metal products to numerous industries including Lighting, Landscape, Architectural, Catalog Houses & the Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication sector.

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Cantor Designs is a metal goods manufacturer specializing in metal spinning and sheet metal fabrication. In addition to our product line of period lighting fixtures, water fountains and copper bowls, we also perform contract manufacturing services.
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