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When: Friday, November 9, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join us during the 72nd Annual Ramble for Fairchild’s green design and furniture show. This show celebrates beauty and eco-innovation, bringing together some of South Florida’s most talented green designers to showcase their works. View unique and beautiful furniture made out of reclaimed woods, recycled materials and other repurposed materials

In the spirit of sustainability, if you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Green Mobility Network will be here Saturday and Sunday offering their unique bike valet service at the South Gate.


Rocky Lyons designs contemporary furniture from reclaimed local hardwoods. 

Rebecca Kyrouac, metalworker, jewelry maker, and interior designer, draws inspiration for her decorative metalwork and jewelry designs from the imagery and textures of the natural world. She works with partially recycled metals, leather, wood, and semi-precious stones.

Brian Booth, artist, designer, and woodworker, builds contemporary sculptural furniture that conceptually examines the architecture of accumulation and accident. These durable pieces are made of everything from reclaimed tropicals and natives, to manila rope, to hardwoods salvaged from the shop floor.

Sander Willig, designer and woodworker, specializes in historical restoration, architectural millwork, and sculpture fabrication. His contemporary furniture gives form to his belief in the durability of good design and solid wood.

Chuck Reeves offers a new twist on the art of Tiki.

Uta sees nature as art and creates contemporary multimedia work that combines these images in surprising ways. 

Wee Rock Toy Co. is a local toy company founded by Miami natives Catherine O'Sullivan and Michael Galea. The two founders were trained as architects and have a particular interest in design and materiality. This interest is reflected in their unique rocking toys which are assembled without tools, hardware or glue and feature a beautiful all natural bamboo plywood."

Ric Orgaz has been collecting local native hardwoods and making fine furniture for over 30 years in Miami.

Austin Matheson is a local furniture maker and designer creating custom handmade furniture on commission.  He specializes in colonial West Indian furniture and strives to use locally sourced hardwood and reclaimed materials in his work.

Miles Black uses 100% post-consumer hardwood lumber and reclaimed woods to make one-of-a-kind furniture.

The Palletwood Furniture Design Team at Florida International University School of Architecture believes that there is hidden beauty in even the most humble materials. We are experimenting with ways to make furniture and other products using packaging materials used in both domestic and international shipping. We believe that it is our duty as designers and material researchers to investigate the infrastructure that supports our culture and propose new uses for the cast-off materials that support our consumer driven society.

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

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