Colorado Furniture Maker, Corbin Clay Answers GQ’s Calllivxmin
Corbin Clay’s Aurora-based Azure Furniture Company beat out 12,000 other contestants in GQ Magazine’s – A Gentleman’s Call – One man. One idea. A hundred grand on the line. A Gentleman’s Call was a celebration of creativity, ingenuity, and above all ideas. Kettle One Vodka, partnered with GQ Magazine, to call upon those with the same passion and conviction that Ketel One Vodka was built upon by the Nolet family.
The call to action was simple – submit an idea rooted in the same commitment to craftsmanship and excellence that has guided Ketel One’s distilling techniques for over 300 years, and they would share the wealth, pay it forward in a sense. Corbin’s idea rocked the contest, beating out front-runners with equally bright ideas, such as Clean Water Reserve, and Bread4Change – but it was Corbin’s heritage furniture biz built on the foundation of beetle-kill pine that won it all.
The Rocky Mountains consist of 4 million acres of beetle-killed pinewood which poses a large forest fire risk. In order to combat the disastrous effects on our beloved state’s fortitude, Corbin saw this as an opportunity to not only make eco-friendly pieces to benefit the environment, but furniture that is hand-crafted, heirloom quality. With Corbin’s ingenious idea, he significantly reduces the chance of forest fires in Rockies and allows remaining trees to prosper. Sotheby’s International Realty salutes Corbin Clay’s dedication to producing a quality, eco-friendly, extraordinary product. Congratulations Corbin, on answering A Gentleman’s Call.