2 DAY DESIGNS
PO Box 369 Rt 1
162 A Ridge Rd
Eastanollee, GA 30538
Crafted from recycled antique lumber whenever possible, 2 Day Designs specializes in the unique and ecclectic. Featuring Warren Kimble designs they make a lot of occasional table, end pieces and some dining furniture.
2ND AVENUE DESIGNS
737 W. 2nd Ave
Mesa, AZ Tel: (800) 843.1602
Fax: (800) 826-2317
Starting in 1979 in Arizona, 2nd Ave Design offers couture services in iron lighting and home accessories. With the largest selection of styles, hand finishes, shade options and crystal choices, 2ND Ave can create exactly the look you want. When you buy from 2nd Ave. Design, you can feel confident that you will receive a quality product made to your specifications, delivered in a timely manner. Their handcrafted iron products grace homes and hospitality facilities all over the world. The history of 2nd Ave starts in a Philadelphia snowstorm when Sheldon Nitzky, an independent lighting sales representative, decided it was the final straw. “That’s it, he said, “We’re moving to Arizona and I’m starting a high-end, lighting showroom and mail order business.
Arriving in Arizona, Sheldon discovered that the Wild West mentality was still riding high. No one wanted to sell this newest pioneer any product for his showroom. Angry, frustrated and needing to earn a living for his family, Sheldon said, “If no one’s going to sell me product, I’m going to make it myself!” The very next day he bought $2,500 worth of used sheet metal equipment. Serendipitously, an out-of work, sheet metal worker came knocking at the door.
“Can you make lanterns?” asked Sheldon.
“I can make anything if I have a pattern.” Said Steve. And so it began.
Within a short time, Steve and Sheldon’s lanterns were seen on the finest homes all over the Wild West. Another fortuitous event happened which changed the company forever. A master blacksmith from Germany arrived looking for employment. He and Sheldon collaborated to design iron products from the most exquisite of classic European designs. A forge was ordered from Germany and the blacksmith began to ply his trade. Now, exquisitely turned chandeliers came from the small factory and the fires of the forge ignited a passion for creating beauty and superior product. Once again, another terrific moment of serendipity happened when a lighting representative visiting Arizona from Dallas invited the small company to show their product in his showroom at the World Trade Center. The overwhelming reception the company received at the show determined the next step forward for 2nd Ave. Design. 2nd Ave. Design launched a national product line in 1987 playing a major role in heightening the growing recognition of American-made, handcrafted products. Here's their product listing: ACCESSORIES, BAKERS RACKS, BATH LIGHTS, BEDS, CEILING MOUNTS, CHANDELIERS, COCKTAIL TABLES, CONSOLE TABLES, DINING TABLES, END TABLES, ETAGERES, LAMPS, LANTERN/FOYER, MIRRORS, PEDESTALS, PENDANTS, POT RACKS, SCONCES, SCREENS, SUITE LIGHTS, TABLES.