Outside the Box

By staff March 1, 2006

Whole Foods Market Center has sparked the opening of other hip nearby boutiques, with the newest bringing Indonesia to downtown Sarasota. Maurice (who also builds custom homes with DooleyMack) and Vanessa Opstal have opened Box Furniture Boutique, the first retail store offering their family-owned Box line, formerly available only to the trade and to wholesalers. The furniture pieces, made exclusively from the best Indonesian teak, can give your house the ambiance of the exclusive hotels of Asia, but at affordable prices. Maurice's brother, Marcel, and Marcel's Indonesian wife, Maya, are former architects who turned to furniture design seven years ago in Jakarta, Indonesia. Maurice and Vanessa handle the U.S. distribution as well as the new store. Box Furniture Boutique at Whole Foods Market Center, 1417 First St., Sarasota. (941) 366-8164.


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