The Keno Bros in Oregon

Television celebrities and furniture experts Leigh and Leslie Keno walked a red carpet designed especially for them, autographed pieces from their new collection of classically modern furniture and wowed more than 200 fans attending a gala event at Bella Casa Furniture, Oregon in their honour  late last month.

Mirror images - Leigh and Leslie meet their alter egos in the store window at Bella Casa.

Hosted by Richard Codanti, owner and creative force behind Bella Casa Furniture, 10 percent of sales from the special evening event benefited Albertina Kerr’s Army of Angels. The non-profit empowers Oregonians who face mental health challenges and developmental disabilities to lead fuller, self-determined lives.

Richard Codanti, owner of Bella Casa

Best known as the identical twin appraisers on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS television show, “Antiques Roadshow,” the brothers were on hand to introduce their eponymous furniture collection. Crafted by Theodore Alexander, the Keno Bros. collection is made up of approximately 100 individual pieces, ranging in style from 18th Century classics to 20th Century modern adaptations.

“With an avid interest in beautiful and rare Americana for more than 30 years, the Keno Brothers are considered among the country’s foremost experts on antiques,” Codanti told the crowd. “The pieces in the collection they have introduced are destined to become the heirlooms of tomorrow.”

Striking a pose with the Tall Fine Point

As part of the event, the brothers regaled the crowd with engaging stories about the inspirations behind their furniture, focusing on the importance of authentic design and expert craftsmanship and how these principles apply to their classically modern collection. They also autographed furniture pieces and offered a few anecdotes about their upcoming television series, “Buried Treasure” debuting next on the 24th August at 8pm on Fox.

Bella Casa has won numerous industry awards for design and merchandising.

“Our customers look to us for a definitive point of view,” Codanti said, “which is why the Keno Bros. collection, with its emphasis on quality, as well as multi-purpose functionality that meets the needs of today’s consumers with style, resonates so beautifully here. The event itself was an incredible success, but the lure of the new collection is still drawing people into the store.”

The audience is enthralled from the start

The organic curved of The Stream shot in the Bella Casa showroom

Signing The In and Out Box for a fan

Taking time for a photo opportunity

Signing furniture sometimes requires awkward positions

Signing a portion of The Slice

Leslie surprises a fan

Exquisite veneers characterize the Keno Bros collection. This is golden madrone burl from The Trumpet table.

To learn more about the Keno Bros. collection, please visit www.kenobroscollection.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kenobros, or follow them on Twitter @kenobros.

About Bella Casa Furniture

Bella Casa is an ever-changing canvas of color, texture, lighting, and scents, with a flow of new items arriving daily. Their collections are inspired by the most significant periods in European architectural history.

The Bella Casa style is a unique and eclectic combination of custom furniture, handcrafted lamps, unusual wall decor, exquisitely fashioned tabletop items, and beautiful home accessories.  For more information visit bellacasa.net or facebook.com/bellacasa.net

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