Posts Tagged ‘Architectural Digest Home Show’

Friday, March 25, 2011

diffa — dining by design 2011

DIFFA's (Design Indus­tries Foun­da­tion Fight­ing AIDS) pre­mier fundrais­ing event, Din­ing by Design, took place last week con­cur­rently with the Archi­tec­tural Digest Home Show. The cre­ative table dis­plays were sim­ply amaz­ing, and there were so many, I apol­o­gize for not being able to iden­tify some of the pic­tures I took. That aside, indulge in some eye candy!

Through the efforts and resources of the design com­mu­nity and cor­po­rate spon­sors, Din­ing by Design has granted over $38 mil­lion to hun­dreds of AIDS ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions nation­wide. An amaz­ing effort is put forth every year by par­tic­i­pat­ing design­ers, and their hard work pays div­i­dends to so many. Bravo!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

architectural digest home show 2011: bornholm kitchen

It was my very great plea­sure to visit Susan Serra (@SusanSerraCKD), Pres­i­dent of Born­holm Kitchen, at what was essen­tially the débu­tante party of her new line. Show­cased for the first time at the AD Home­Show, Born­holm Kitchen's story is multi-faceted. Inspired by clas­sic Scan­di­na­vian style, this line of cab­i­netry and van­i­ties is at once smooth and mod­ern, warm and ele­gant. With chameleon-like ease, these pieces blend into their sur­round­ings, from Euro­pean coun­try to Shaker sim­plic­ity, while still mak­ing a design statement.

bornholm kitchen with inset cooktop

born­holm kitchen with inset cooktop

The Born­holm line is the per­fect choice for a fitted-furniture kitchen. A depar­ture from the look of tra­di­tional Amer­i­can kitchen cab­i­netry, Born­holm can be con­fig­ured to offer all the stor­age you need.

bornholm kitchen pantry

born­holm kitchen pantry

Another ter­rific fea­ture of Born­holm Kitchen is their sus­tain­abil­ity story. U.S. made, the cab­i­net bod­ies use soy-based resins instead of urea formalde­hyde. The durable oil fin­ish is 100% VOC-FREE and con­tains no toxic chem­i­cals. Addi­tion­ally, the Born­holm Kitchen fac­tory has been awarded the ESP (Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship Pro­gram) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Kitchen Cab­i­netry Man­u­fac­tur­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (KCMA). Beau­ti­ful for you, beau­ti­ful for the environment.

bornholm vanity fitted with vessel sink

born­holm van­ity fit­ted with ves­sel sink

Intrigued? Can you see your­self with a fit­ted kitchen? To see more, visit the Born­holm Kitchen.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

architectural digest home show 2011: glass artisans

The AD Home Show MADE sec­tion fea­tured some 150+ indi­vid­ual artists and design­ers of lim­ited edi­tion and/or one-of-a-kind objects and fur­nish­ings. There were an amaz­ing num­ber of cre­ative peo­ple here! I saw numer­ous glass arti­sans, and each had some­thing spe­cial to show. Con­sider these:

An extra­or­di­nary wall instal­la­tion of glass "peb­bles" from Bueno Glass. Notice the pen­dant light­ing on the right — fabulous!

glass stones from bueno glass

glass stones from bueno glass

Blown glass pen­dants from Jamie Har­ris Stu­dio LLC are delight­fully irregular:

hand blown glass pendants from jamie harris studio llc

hand blown glass pen­dants from jamie har­ris stu­dio llc

Lumi­nous col­ors and ele­gant shapes define the glass­ware from Michael Schunke of Nine Iron Stu­dios:

elegant glassware from nine iron studios

ele­gant glass­ware from nine iron studios

Grace­ful, tra­di­tional shapes excite with deli­cious translu­cent color from Hart­ford Art School alum Moshe Bur­suker:

lovely pendants from moshe bursuker

lovely pen­dants from moshe bursuker

This is just a sam­pling of the amaz­ing glass arti­sans on dis­play the the AD Home Show. The show fea­tures such tal­ent — be sure to attend next year if you missed it.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

architectural digest home show 2011: the new traditionalists

As an inte­rior designer, attend­ing a show like the Archi­tec­tural Digest Home Show is a chance to see new prod­ucts and ideas in per­son, and hope­fully have a few "wow" moments. And The New Tra­di­tion­al­ists' booth was one of those moments. The fur­ni­ture is sim­ply gor­geous, with excep­tional atten­tion to detail. If you love tra­di­tional style, the sil­hou­ettes feel com­fort­ably famil­iar but the inter­pre­ta­tion is strik­ingly dif­fer­ent. Dozens of wood fin­ishes and lac­quers are avail­able on the case goods. As seen in these pic­tures, the uphol­stered pieces offer lim­it­less oppor­tu­ni­ties for cre­ative expres­sion. Built right here in Con­necti­cut — what could be better?

The New Traditionalists Chair no. Twenty Nine in dune linen with brown hair-on-hide leather

The New Tra­di­tion­al­ists Chair no. Twenty Nine in dune linen with brown hair-on-hide leather

The New Traditionalists Loveseat no. Seventy Seven in walnut with aubergine leather

The New Tra­di­tion­al­ists Loveseat no. Sev­enty Seven in wal­nut with aubergine leather

he New Traditionalists Bed no. Ten Forty in bleached walnut with hair-on-hide panels

he New Tra­di­tion­al­ists Bed no. Ten Forty in bleached wal­nut with hair-on-hide panels

In our fairly con­ser­v­a­tive area of Con­necti­cut, where con­trast­ing welt (gasp!) is often viewed by tra­di­tion­al­ists as a bold state­ment, this is a col­lec­tion to con­sider. As their web­site says, "if you think "tra­di­tional" and "cool" are not mutu­ally exclu­sive", check out The New Tra­di­tion­al­ists. Visit too their children's line, duc­duc, for more fresh con­cepts. And a warm 'thank you' to social media maven and CEO of The Kalei­do­scope Part­ner­ship Leslie Carothers (@tkpleslie) and CEO Philip Erdoes of The New Tra­di­tion­al­ists (@CEO_TheNewTrad) for tak­ing time to chat and snap a few pic­tures. It was a plea­sure to meet you both!

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