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WELCOME TO CR237 Backlit station Beginning is Near Frame chalkboard Yardstick shelf Impact stamps


Backlit standing workstation Design

44″ bar height makes the surface ideal for working from either a stool or while standing,

and a warm LED backlit illuminated pegboard offers both wall storage and ambient light, and

a refinished surface top sports a custom “The Beginning is Near” image transfer, sealed with a

soft satin poly finish to personalize the desk. Featured in Apartment Therapy / 2013.

The Beginning is Near

Image burn onto wood tabletop. Satin finish.

Repurposed wooden frame

Vintage wooden frame converted into chalkboard for simple, functional home decor.

Yardstick Shelf

A broken vintage yardstick constructed into a simple, small kitchen shelf with Seafoam L-brackets and a chalkboard panel.

Creative Room 237 is a Philadelphia design house serving the Philly/NYC/DC areas and specializing in antique / vintage & industrial related projects for your space.

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Glad you asked! We can assist with a number of projects. We will source antique elements/wood etc on a per project basis to meet your needs, here is a breakdown of work we have done:

• Industrial Coffee tables / Shelving / Desks
• Custom chalkboards
• Backlit paneling for workspaces / Standing butcher block desk tops
• Image transposition to wood surfaces

• Illustrations for designer pillows through Homegoods
• Print design: Business Cards / Posters / Signage

• Lighting Design
• Repurposed antique Clocks / TV’s / Radios
• Reclaimed woods, metals, glass

Chris Elsasser

After recently relocating from Boston to Philadelphia Chris spends his free time learning to cook, walking the city, attending auctions, taking photographs, & traveling with his partner, Erin. Follow his tumblr to keep up with his own projects.

Chris Elsasser

    With a background in Graphic Design, Branding, Lighting and antique craft Chris’ work can be found in TV/Film productions for Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros, AMC, and Showtime where he provided custom pieces for sets. Additionally his work has been documented in publications including The Boston Globe, Apartment Therapy, Life Hacker, the DailyCandy, and Coastal Living magazine.

Nick Szumowski

Nick spends most of his free time cross country skiing with his wife Lena, hiking in the Green Mountains & Adirondacks, taking tons of pictures, learning to play the mandolin, and cleaning up after his two rabbits, Frankenstein and Wizzard. He’s also writing a children’s book, in French…c’est vrai?

Nick Szumowski

    Designer, with a specialty in Front End Web Development, including: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Google AdWords campaigns, Google Analytics, Facebook Advertising and Email Marketing. Additionally Nick has worked on a number of design projects with various marketing and advertising agencies including, ThinkSpark Media and Brandthropology, and Shoutplans.

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You know you best. We are inspired by your spaces and project needs and always welcome any new challenges. So what can you bring us?

Our Collection

Backlit pegboard<br>Workspace
Vintage frame<br>kitchen Chalkboard
Vintage Yardstick<br>Shelf
Industrial Coffee<br>Table
Repurposed frame<br>chalkboard

The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.

–Marty Neumeier


Creative Room 237
267 858 4549 // chris @
Queen Village, Philadelphia PA

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