04 November 2011

Manual Woodworkers & Weavers celebrates 80 years

Manual Woodworkers & Weavers will celebrate 80 years of American design in 2012. Four generations of the Oates family have produced made-in-America home accessories, including rugs, throws and gifts. The family-owned business, which began as a small souvenir store in Bat Cave, N.C., today occupies over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution space in the mountains of western North Carolina.
The company will celebrate its anniversary with customers at the Atlanta International Gift Show (showroom in Building 2, West Wing, Suite 697) and at its new location at the Dallas Home & Gift Show (Trade Mart, Suite 1355).

03 November 2011

High Point's best showrooms

High Point Market Exhibitors Recognized for Display Excellence 
in Showroom Design Competition  

By the High Point Market Authority

High Point, NC , Oct. 24, 2011 —The home furnishings industry’s annual showcase for excellence in showroom design culminated tonight with the presentation of two awards honoring the High Point Market’s most creative and innovative exhibitors.

On the Stars Under the Stars stage, High Point Market Authority COO Tammy Nagem presented High Point Market exhibitor Red Egg (415 W. High Ave) with the prestigious Best of Market Award in the High Point Market Showroom Design Competition.

The award singles out the best display for Fall 2011 as determined by a jury of respected industry editors. The panel of judges for the annual event included Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest; iconic designer and architect David Easton; and Tracy Bulla, senior product editor for Home Accents Today.

Red Egg was recognized by the judges for its serene display space and its use of accessories to layer a white-on-white palette.

According to the judges, runners up for the Best of Market award this season were:
  • C.R. Laine Furniture (IHFC H1004), and 
  • BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams (310 North Hamilton St.). 
For the People’s Choice Award, all marketgoers were invited to vote for their favorite showroom design via Twitter or text messaging. Judging criteria is left to the discretion of individual Market attendees.

This year’s People’s Choice Award winner, for the third year in a row, was Four Hands (Union Square 201). Runners up in the People’s Choice competition included Roweboat Art (430 N. Wrenn St.), and Dorya (200 Steele 144). Winning entrants in each category were presented with a crystal trophy cup for display in their showroom.

About the High Point Market Authority 
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official organizer and sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 106 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry

02 November 2011

New bedding line from Barclay Butera

Interior designer Barclay Butera has created a wide range of luxury bedding and decorative pillows for Eastern Accents. The textiles are hand-crafted in Eastern Accents’ Chicago studio. The collection was shown at the furniture market in High Point in October.

01 November 2011

Contemporary furnishings for the dining room

Ve buffet from Roberta Schilling's Moderna collection

The Ve buffet, open

At the High Point furniture market in October, Roberta Schilling showed the Leque dining table and the Ve buffet, two pieces from her Moderna Collection. The collection is marked by smooth metal, exotic woods, fine leather and delicate fibers which are cut into clean lines and striking shapes.
Leque dining table

31 October 2011

Angela Adams designs on soy candles

Artwork by the designer Angela Adams adorns soy candles by Crash. The designs are fired on the glass tumblers, becoming permanent, so that the glass can be reused after the candle has been consumed. The candles are made in the Chicago area, hand-poured using 100% natural soy wax, cotton wicks, and complex fragrances. The company calls itself the only candle company featuring artwork by prominent, contemporary designers on the candle itself. Crash natural soy candles also features art collections by Lotta Jansdotter, Zuz Design, and Binth.

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