21 May 2011

College students win "The Paper Runway" at Stationery Show

press release

- Design to be Featured in Kate’s Paperie During Fashion Week -

WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 19, 2011…The National Stationery Show® (NSS) and Kate’s Paperie have named LIM College students Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll as winners in ‘The Paper Runway’ competition, for “Feather Fantasy”. The paper fashion contest and exhibit was a feature of NSS 2011, offering some 11,000 attendees a unique demonstration of the paper-fashion relationship. The students will receive a $1,000 cash prize and window display at Kate’s Paperie during Fashion Week.

Runners up were “Orange Burst” by LIM College student Alexis Michaelides and “Golden Warrior” by LIM College student Gina Mercatili. Also participating in the exhibit was Kate’s Paperie, with several paper fashions from cutting-edge designers, as well as NSS exhibitor DCWV, Inc. and LIM College Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising Marjorie Lee Woo.

“We were thrilled to collaborate with the National Stationery Show and Kate’s Paperie on this innovative project,” said Elizabeth S. Marcuse, president of LIM College. “It provided a wonderful opportunity for our Visual Merchandising students to get hands-on experience that will strengthen their resumes – which is one of the cornerstones of an LIM College education.”

The 66th annual National Stationery Show, the comprehensive source for greeting cards, social stationery and related lifestyle products, will run Sunday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Show features nearly 900 exhibiting companies and attracts some 11,000 buyers worldwide. The Show also presents excellent educational programming, product demonstrations, engaging events, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities throughout the market week.

The National Stationery Show is owned and managed by GLM. For exhibitor information, contact Kelly P. Bristol, sales manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604. Telephone (914) 421-3228. Fax (914) 948-2918. E-mail kbristol@glmshows.com. Attendee information is available by contacting GLM’s Customer Relations Department, at (800) 272-SHOW or (212) 204-1060, or by email, at customer_relations@glmshows.com. Additional information and registration is available online, at www.nationalstationeryshow.com.

About LIM College

LIM College is the nation’s only college focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, offering a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, and Professional Certificates. Housed in four buildings in midtown Manhattan, LIM College provides a well-rounded education through the combination of in-class instruction and required fashion industry internships. LIM College was founded in 1939 and has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for more than seven decades. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Coach, Jones Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Liz Claiborne, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. www.limcollege.edu

20 May 2011

Transitional sofas, chairs with classic details

Casali sofa from Taylor

“Essence of Elegance” is a collection of architecturally inspired, moderately scaled upholstery silhouettes from Taylor King.  The collection is represented with the Casali sofa. The vendor states, "the extreme front-to-back convergence of the graceful arms, adorned with pewter nails, allow this sofa to make a style statement when shown as a pair in a room. An ultra femme feeling is created by the use of lush, graphic beautifully appointed textiles."
The Tresor chair (left) is available with a dressmaker skirt.

“Urban Archeology,” an urban mystique that focuses on a casual approach to elemental beauty, is featured with the Smythson sofa. Intricate American craftsmanship is featured with the sophistication of the diamond tufted treatment on the outsides of the sofa.

Smythson sofa

19 May 2011

U.S. furniture made from reclaimed trees

Robin Wade Furniture rescues trees from the local landfill and turns them into hand-crafted furniture. The U.S. company exhibited in IHFC’s Interhall during the furniture market in High Point in April.

18 May 2011

Stylish, classic furniture designs for the first home

“We designed Square 1 specifically for first-time, serious furniture buyers who are ready to invest in quality pieces they plan to keep for a long time,” says Jeff Scheffer, president and CEO of Universal Furniture International Inc. “Square 1 is fresh and current, and as distinctly relevant today as it will be 30 years from now.”

Mahogany veneers in a Java finish are slightly distressed to create a natural feel and texture. Crisp ebonized walnut inlay, geometric square motifs and metal accents that blend seamlessly with the brown Java finish add modern appeal. Simple bronze knob hardware, also finished to blend with the mahogany, features just a hint of copper rub-through.

The company showed its new designs in High Point in April.

17 May 2011

Hand-knotted rugs from around the world

Zaki Oriental Rugs is a source of high-quality hand-knotted rugs from around the world. The company has 14,000 rugs on display at 600 South Main St., High Point, N.C. All sizes, as large as 17 feet by 28 feet, are in stock. A recent addition of 4000 Oushak, Zigler, Kazak and contemporary rugs has made the collection even more diverse. Rugs are shipped (insured) to trade accounts any where in the world.

16 May 2011

Value-priced furniture designed for Gen Y's budget

Tamarind dining table set


The Gen Y generation is drawn to the stylish, less expensive furniture collections named Lincoln Park (below) and Tamarind (above), says aspenhome, which revealed these new lines at the April furniture market in High Point. The company says the "scaled-down sophistication [fits] into their starter homes but with the extra features to meet their 'high-tech' lifestyles."

The company also designs furniture for the tastes of Baby Boomers. To further help retailers tell the story to their Baby Boomer and Gen Y customers, aspenhome has a complete POP package along with floor plans.

Lincoln Park dining set

Lincoln Park bed with drawers in the footboard
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