Press Releases and Articles
KFOR – Oklahoma News 4
KFOR.com – Updated Jun
An excellent article from KFOR that talks about the beginnings of Amatoya and why it is such a success.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KFOR) – Most people who think of Native American furnishings draw a blank.
“It goes beyond Navajo rugs and turquoise jewelry from Arizona,” says architect and interior designer Cray Bauxmont- Flynn.
He started with the basics, right down to the stories his Cherokee great-grandmother used to tell him to form the building blocks of culture.
“I wanted to tell the story of my culture in a different aspect,” says Flynn.
A dream to bring those designs to real furniture brought Cray to Muskogee and the Thayer family – in business since 1955, building and upholstering just about anything that needs it.
Greg Thayer showed him around and introduced him to his family, many of them who still work here.
‘Can you build my designs?’ he asked them.
‘Yes we can’, they replied.
Click the link below to read the full article and learn more about Amatoya.
Learn more about Cray and his vision and why he feels it is so important for the Native American community.
TULSA – With an interest in furniture design for more than 10 years, Cherokee Nation citizen and architect Cray Bauxmont-Flynn is realizing the idea of creating custom furniture with his new business Amatoya, a furniture design firm.
Bauxmont-Flynn is an architect by trade with the Edmonson Flynn Group Design & Architecture firm, where he is principal owner and chief operating officer.
With Amatoya, his vision is to have Native American culture and artistry promoted in the production of the furniture line by adding cultural elements to the designs and names of the pieces.
To learn more about Amatoya you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 918-812-8860.
nativeknot.com – Apr 7, 2021
Native Knot also picked up the article. Amatoya is very proud to be generating interest in and recognition for the skills and talents of Native American artists.
Tulsa architect and entrepreneur Cray Bauxmont-Flynn has launched Amatoya, a Tulsa-based Native American furniture design and manufacturing company.