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karenlee
08-28-2012, 02:50 PM
I see Sennelier has these beautiful empty pastel storage boxes in various sizes, but I can't find any US artist suppliers that carry them: What's the deal??? Has anyone seen these in the USA?

http://www.sennelier.fr/Ang/Empty-wood-sets_fiche_4354.html

I have the Sennelier 500 pastel wood box and it is terrific; there are three lift-out trays enclosed, with three partitioined sections in each tray. A lovely thing! I want another one, somewhat smaller.

Turpintine45
08-28-2012, 05:25 PM
Have you looked at the Dakota boxes they are quite reasonably priced and sold here.

karenlee
08-28-2012, 06:36 PM
HI Turpintine45,
Thank you for reading & answering my post!
Yes I have looked at Dakota's boxes. Maybe if you could see the Sennelier box, you would understand why I want another one just like it.

Kathryn Wilson
08-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Link is not working.

mudfish
08-28-2012, 08:11 PM
It worked for me. I want this box too, but haven't seen it in US. Sennelier FB post says they were to be released in May here.

Kathryn Wilson
08-28-2012, 08:52 PM
An extremely slow web site - I finally got to the welcome page and got no further.

averagejane
08-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Link worked fine for me and opened quickly. My art teacher gave me a 25 yr old large Sennelier wooden box. It is very cool.

mudfish
08-28-2012, 09:10 PM
They have a FB page that might keep you updated, and I sent them an e-mail. If I get an answer, I'll post it. Maybe additional e-mails would help.

karenlee
08-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Yes, I haven't found a nicer one. The top is a hinged lid. Inside are lift-out wood trays with dividers running lengthwise; the 3 long spaces accomodate your pastels (any brand). The box is 11.5" x 24"; unfortunately the store I bought it at is out of business.
Here is what I copied from the Sennelier web page (my box doesn't have that white thing-- I think that is just a paper label):
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Empty wood setshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2012/45183-wood_box.jpg

Empty wood set for 50 sticks Code: N262585
Empty wood set for 100 sticks Code: N262586
Empty wood set for 175 sticks Code: N262583
Empty wood set for 250 sticks Code: N262588
Empty wood set for 525 sticks Code: N262589

I emailed Savoir-Faire, which is listed as the USA distributor of Sennelier. Maybe we can get some info somehow!!

mudfish
08-29-2012, 10:05 PM
I just got an e-mail from Pam Diaz, Customer Service rep at Savoir-Faire - which is interesting, since I sent my request to Sennelier. I guess they forwarded it to their US rep. Anyway, she says they do NOT carry the empty pastel box. If you really must have it, maybe you can order it from a euro source. I haven't even found out what it costs yet. :crying:

karenlee
08-29-2012, 10:37 PM
Hi Mudfish--
Same here; I sent an email to both Sennelier and Savoir Faire. :(
I have seen these boxes on UK websites. Still trying...

JPQ
08-30-2012, 08:05 AM
Is "nice" see somethings are harder for pastel artist in usa than finland.:) "nice" means there is nothing nice but both seems have own odd things with this stuff.

Rosemarie
08-30-2012, 10:36 AM
Hi Mudfish--
Same here; I sent an email to both Sennelier and Savoir Faire. :(
I have seen these boxes on UK websites. Still trying...

Why not buy them from UK? I buy things from all over the world. It works fine.