17 February 2012

Colorful tabletop items for indoor/outdoor use

Liora Manné has new designs for spring. Her bright, vibrant and versatile home goods are created by her patented Lamontage process. The tabletop wares are durable and suitable for indoor/outdoor use.

16 February 2012

Contemporary, classic, fun pillows

emma at home the modern home décor collection by Emma Gardner, has added 25 pillows to its assortment, bringing the total to 42. Featuring original designs embroidered on natural linen, the pillows are stuffed with a luxurious down and feather fill and come in one size, 20 inches by 20 inches. 

Each pillow features the award-winning designer's signature American style and exudes her celebrated sense of color. The irreverent Bagel & Lox joins Bento from last season in the brand's Lunch Box Collection. 

The company also offers art, candles, throws and hand-tufted rugs. Products are currently available at the emma at homes's flagship store and website, at retailers around the world, online and at occasional flash sales. 

15 February 2012

DNA is a new design fair in Copenhagen

Press Release
In September 2012 Copenhagen welcomes the World of design with the launch of a new annual fair for contemporary furniture, lightning and design objects. The focus of the fair is to catch the essence of the Nordic high quality design and its creative DNA. To show that Nordic design is contemporary, modern, and innovative and continues to evolve, while standing on the shoulders of the giants of the past. This is why the fair is simply named: DNA. The initiative is created by the pioneering team behind the CPH Vision/ Terminal-2 fashion fair, a fashion event that in few years has become one of the most exciting of its kind in Europe.

DNA is new design hub with an exclusive mix of Scandinavian and international brands, of creative talent and established manufactures. As a natural melting and gathering point for retailers, buyers, architects, interior designers, journalist and design lovers, DNA is loaded with the potential to become a new platform for design in Northern Europe. Situated in the stunning old warehouse Lokomotivværkstedet in the centre of Copenhagen the fair is a new key event in the international design calendar. 

“For some time Copenhagen has lacked a fair for furniture, lightning and design. A place that once a year puts focus on and celebrates the creative and exiting development and a fair is just the right thing for that. It seems so natural since furniture and design is such a big part of our Nordic consciousness and the Danish capital has everything needed to host such an event: Great architecture and culture, accessibility and modern infrastructure” says Erik Rimmer, editor-in-chief of the exclusive Danish design and living magazine BO BEDRE.

The launch of DNA is an important step on the path to establishing Copenhagen as an epicentre for high quality design of the kind that caters for a demanding audience. This is a step, which is very welcomed by the key players in the design industry.

“The DNA fair focuses on quality and not quantity, which makes it different from other events in the same category. It is a platform for the companies that are thinking ahead and doing really well,” says Michael Anker, the Danish CEO of the Italian lightning company Luceplan.

“With the fair at Lokomotivværkstedet we now have the optimal setting for Nordic brands to show the world what they do so well – and for international brands as Luceplan to show their work in this high quality context. And putting focus on quality in both design and materials points backwards to a proud tradition in Scandinavia and at the same time it points to a future where a lot of newer, innovative brands are heading for success,” Michael Anker explains.

In order to ensure Copenhagen as a landmark on the international map of design we thrive to include a number of high-end brands, such as Engelbrecht and Hay situated in the Danish capital as well as Luceplan and Montana, that already created permanent showrooms at Pakhus 48 in the area Nordhavn. These companies have already shown their interest in participating at DNA and with the new annual DNA fair the companies see an even stronger potential of showing just how much Copenhagen has to offer as a major and international design city.

“I warmly welcome this initiative. Copenhagen simply has to have a design fair.  Lokomotivværkstedet is a unique location for Danish as well as international design and we at Montana are looking forward to combining what we do at Pakhus 48 with DNA. It is important that we are all heading in the same direction in order to attract as much attention as possible to Copenhagen and the great World of Nordic design,” says CEO of Montana, Joakim Lassen.

WHEN: 6-9 of September 2012
WHERE: Lokomotivværkstedet, a stunning 15,000 m2 warehouse in the centre of Copenhagen.
WHAT: DNA exhibits in all categories, including living, retail, office and public.

Additional info: Jan Busch Carlsen, Exhibition Professionals, Phone +45 3964 8586 – Mobile +45 4095 8586 – E-mail jbc@cphvision.dk or Tine Jaegerskou at: Email tj@cphvision.dk

14 February 2012

'The Guest' by Lladro coming to Chicago

The Guest has been called "the most ground-breaking Lladró character." It was conceived by Jaime Hayon for the Spanish artistic porcelain brand. It is traveling to Chicago for a special exhibition at the design showroom Haute Living. The opening will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, and will be attended by Rosa Lladró, president of Lladró. The exhibition will be on view there for three months and will also include additional pieces from The Fantasy by Jaime Hayon, his first collection for Lladró.

As with all Lladró  works, the Guests are handcrafted at its workshops in Valencia, following an entirely artisan process. The profound knowledge of porcelain, the specialized technique of the decorating team and the close collaboration with the artists resulted in the creation of pieces unexpectedly amusing and ground-breaking.

The Haute Living showroom is located across from the Merchandise Mart in the heart of Chicago's River North Design District. It carries furniture lines from emerging designers and progressive brands. 

13 February 2012

Handturned wood cups are great gifts

Beechwood boxes
Lidded beechwood containers are fastened securely by magnets on embedded on the top and bottom.  The are designed by Teroforma Studio and handturned by Drevotvar in Czech Republic. They are great for the kitchen, night stand, home office and bath.
Search this blog for other stylish home accents from Teroforma.

Great gift for that hard-to-buy-for man.

For the office

As a candy dish

Jewelry storage

Small household items

Keep pills and vitamins handy

12 February 2012

Las Vegas Market honors 3 exhibitors

Press release

Three gift and home décor exhibitors were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Merchandising at Gift+Home at the 2012 Winter Las Vegas Market.

Celebrity designer Monica Pedersen of HGTV and home products and trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti evaluated spaces on innovation, creativity, technique and aesthetic. Three awards were given, based on booth size, to spaces that excelled in delivering beautifully merchandised displays with the Las Vegas Market buyers’ retail showroom in mind.

Heavenly Hostess, Twelve Timbers and Collins Painting and Design all took home awards as well as a celebration of champagne and flowers for their excellent spaces. By telling a story with their products, as well as allowing buyers to visualize how they could be displayed in a retail environment, these companies were able to attract strong traffic to their spaces.

“We were very surprised and pleased at receiving this award,” said Connie Nielson of Twelve Timbers. “We work very hard at putting together our display and it means a lot to be recognized. We notice people are drawn in by the sparkle and color, and that has attracted a lot of visitors into the space. It’s been a great show for us and we will definitely be back for Summer Market.”

Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is widely regarded as the must-attend gift and home décor show in the west, by providing the industry with a large-scale trade event that fuses the best gift resources for buyers on the west coast in an unrivaled market destination.

Winter 2012 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market featured a strong variety of dynamic gift products and lines. Gift+Home temporaries, located on the 5th floor of Building C, joined the hundreds of permanent showrooms featuring top gift and décor lines. This Market consistently generates added value to both attending exhibitors and buyers by allowing for vast crossover potential among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries.

For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.

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