St. Louisan Dave Stine A Contender In Martha Stewart's American Made Competition
Richmond Heights native and veteran furniture craftsman Dave Stine is a leading contender in the 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Competition, which honors the top contenders in artisan crafts and design. “It’s a tremendous honor to be in this competition. Martha Stewart is an iconic brand and her willingness to promote handmade craft and design with an emphasis on the local is inspiring,” says Stine. He is nominated in the design category which recognizes makers of furniture and other functional products.
Stine has been handcrafting furniture since 1997 and sustainably harvests all of his wood at his family’s farm in Dow, Ill. (near Grafton). He is also a regular participant in the Architectural Digest Show in New York and exhibits his unique pieces across St. Louis. Stine’s local clients include Javelin and No Coast executive Charlie Smith, designer Annie Brahler and Laura Maurice of Style Network’s “Resale Royalty” and Chef Gerard Craft, for whom Stine created the dining room tables at Niche.
Both an audience choice and grand prize winner will be selected from each of the six categories of food, craft, design, style, garden and tech. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to New York, a photo shoot with Martha Stewart Living, an appearance on the Martha Stewart Living SiriusXM radio show and $10,000. Stine says, “I’m honored to be nominated, but I want to win this! St. Louis has a vibrant art, design and craft community, and I would love to spotlight that. I want to bring this home for my city and my region.”