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    Monday, 20 October 2014

    Anna Maria Island Shopping Experts

    Every month we like to share with you an expert perspective on Anna Maria Island living. This month, our theme has been shopping and style, and so for our Experts piece we had to go with the most stylish person we know – Mark Nodeen of 390 Design.

    At first glance, you might not think of Mark as a style icon if you were to see him in his battered jeans and threadbare t-shirts and paint-splattered hands. But we’re not talking sartorial style (though he actually kind of rocks his laid-back look): we’re talking about furniture and interior design. And right now, Mark Nodeen is setting the tone for sustainable design throughout the Suncoast with his handcrafted furniture and one-of-a-kind perspective.

    390 design Anna Maria
    390 Design

    Mark is probably best known for his line of Delec-Tables. His farm style-inspired tables (which are each individually hand-crafted out of reclaimed wood) combine rustic elements and a modern edge along with the 390 Design trademark floating leg. The result is a table that is has a sleek graphic impact, but also a real sense of heft and history.

    Mark builds his pieces by hand in his small at-home workshop and backyard, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a huge impact. When Poppo’s Taqueria (one of our favorite sustainable eateries on the Anna Maria Island) opened a second location in Bradenton earlier this year, they hired Mark to design and custom-build all of the restaurant’s furniture and much of the décor. While in the middle of that project, he was also approached to design the café area for the new Whole Foods in Clearwater (his furniture can be seen there now).

    In the meantime, 390 Design is popping up all over the place. You’d be hard-pressed to walk past a Anna Maria restaurant or retailer these days that doesn’t have one of his A-frame signs out front (appropriately enough, in his catalogue they are dubbed “The Anna Maria”).

    Stores from Sarasota up to Tampa are carrying his furniture line. And he has continued to do custom pieces and small space design for clients in Anna Maria, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas.

    Furniture trends will come and go. But as far as we’re concerned, the fresh and fun sustainable pieces by 390 Design are timeless classics. 

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