Kravet Celebrates Move to New Showroom at theMART

The newly designed space features an all-in-one-place experience led by Kravet and popular Kravet Workspace concept, along with luxury brands Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils, and others

Chicago, IL (September 10, 2020) – Design Center at theMART is excited to announce Kravet has relocated to a newly designed showroom at the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. The space (6-121) will feature Kravet, as well as the company’s collection of luxury brands: Lee Jofa, GP & J Baker, Brunschwig & Fils, JD Staron, CuratedKravet and more.

“Design Center at theMART has been delighted to call Kravet Inc. a long-standing and valued partner,” said Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “Designers looking for a comprehensive collection of well-respected brands, along with exemplary care and service, will be impressed with the one-stop convenience of the newly designed showroom.”

“For over 100 years, it has been our business to offer exciting new offers, advances in technology, and a firm commitment to being the resource for the interior design trade,” said NAME, TITLE. “In addition to the company’s many luxury brands, our newly realized Chicago showroom highlights the popular Kravet Workspace, making it a truly one-of-a-kind, all-in-one-place experience for fabric, wallcovering, furniture, trim and décor.”

As noted, the reopening includes the introduction of Kravet’s latest shop-in-shop showroom concept, Kravet Workspace, which boasts advanced technology and user-friendly shopping resources intended to meet the changing needs of interior designers. Kravet Workspace is merchandised to work the way designers do – by color. The new self-service color library offers samples in nearly every color across all of Kravet Inc.’s major brands. Explore the inspirational color walls to find a perfect match, then simply scan the sample to see other colors offered, as well as check stock and pricing information instantly.

Also, the new showroom features an enhanced wallcovering wing with brand new displays intended to inspire, as well as a 2,000 square foot floorcovering studio featuring rugs from Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils and JD Staron. The new Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils additions to this space will have their own separate entrance to properly highlight both luxury brands’ vast fabric and furniture offering, as well as a Metaphores boutique with Brunschwig & Fils.

Visit the new Kravet Inc. showroom now open in Suite 6-121 and theMART.

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About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)

The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Tai Ping l Edward Fields Makes Move at Design Center at theMART

“On a daily basis, the Tai Ping l Edward Fields showroom transforms the most complicated custom designs into works of art that exceed expectations,” said Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “We are pleased to celebrate their continued commitment to designers, sparking inspiration through their brand-new showroom experience, continued dedication to personal service and expertise brought to each and every project.”

Tai Ping and Edward Fields are two rich heritage brands; both, built on a promise to preserve the artistry of hand-made rugs and ensure the integrity of heritage, craftsmanship, and responsibility – while at the same time, serving a sophisticated clientele of interior design professionals.

“Designers will always find ideas in our showroom,” said Ariana Massouh, Design & Brand Director for Tai Ping l Edward Fields. “We designed the space so that everything is at our clients’ fingertips, creating a more dynamic, project-friendly workflow. Not only is there a ‘wow’ factor visually, but also a set-up that makes it easy to seek, collaborate and create with our team.”

The new Tai Ping showroom is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1487. See photo gallery featuring examples at the end of this release.

About Tai Ping

Founded in 1956, Tai Ping is a luxury carpet manufacturer and global leader in the custom carpet industry, collaborating with architects and designers on many of the most prestigious interior projects worldwide. Regarded for its design, superior quality, and unparalleled concierge service, Tai Ping offers a wide range of hand-tufted, hand-knotted, pass-tufted, tile and Axminster carpets made to specification for residences and hotels, restaurants, casinos, airports, public spaces, retail, convention centers, offices, yachts, and private jets.

About Edward Fields

Edward Fields Carpet Makers is a vanguard of American design and has been creating bespoke luxury carpets and rugs for eight decades. Founded by Edward Fields in 1935 and acquired by the House of Tai Ping in 2005, Edward Fields revolutionized the carpet business by elevating carpet making to an art form and through collaborations with the best designers and artists of mid-century America, including Raymond Loewy, Mies Van der Rohe, Phillip Johnson, Van Day Truex and Marion Dorn.

Edward Fields is known for unparalleled design, quality and craftsmanship, its extraordinary custom capabilities have made it a trade secret among American designers for decades. Located in architectural landmarks and notable private residences – including the White House and the Glass House by Philip Johnson – Edward Fields’ rugs are found in the most prestigious American locations and continue to be specified by designers for contemporary projects.

About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)

The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.

Tai Ping l Edward Fields Photo Gallery

Attention Grabber: The RAW Collection by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance, Tai Ping

For Raw, designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance explores the origins of the planet, the formation of the Earth, the foundation of civilization, the tension in the tectonic plates. Raw transposes this hard material into something soft, thanks to Tai Ping’s unparalleled skills in hand-tufting.

Best Seller: Ten Thousand Years from REVERENCE by Fernando Mastrangelo, Edward Fields

With Reverence, the landscape-inspired pieces crack, break, and flow to evoke a kind of realism that floats between abstraction and photography, watercolor and pastels. Each fiber is meticulously planned and hand-sculpted by artisans at Edward Fields- from blended silk and wool yarns, to shag with low-pile contrasts, to surprising edging that -like nature- defies right angles.

 

New Star: Highland Collection, Tai Ping

The Highland Collection is a sophisticated take on beloved plaids. Through the use of texture, scale and color, these motifs are transformed from familiar tartans into chic and modern designs. Crafted by artisans, these ten patterns are handmade using a variety of tufting techniques in wool and dull silk. These understated and refined designs make an elegant enhancement to any room.

The Highland Collection consists of ten standard designs and colorways, made to order with stock Presto yarns. They are ready for shipment at an expedited lead time of six to seven weeks and at a competitive price point.

Pop of Color: Beta from the Tides Collection, Tai Ping

Tides invites the observer on an immersive journey through a series of ethereal maritime environments. The collection as a whole utilizes a palette of clean pastels, contrasted with metallic tones and flourishes of intense color. These are expressed in fluid patterns that offer a vision of depth and complexity as alluring as the seas themselves.

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Save the Date: Design Chicago 2020 October 6-8, 2020

The Midwest’s largest, most immersive residential design conference plans for virtual programming, feature products and by-appointment-only showroom meetings for a one-of-a-kind, three-day experience

WHAT: Design Center at theMART and LuxeHome will host Design Chicago 2020, the Midwest’s largest residential design conference, October 6-8, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursday). The event moves to three full days and will welcome leading interior design, architecture and luxury custom home building professionals for educational and innovative virtual programming hosted by 120+ showrooms on the Merchandise Mart’s 1st, 6th and 14th floors, which feature the finest in kitchen, bath and home furnishings.

Also, Design Chicago 2020 will highlight feature products and designs from participating brands, celebrating what’s new as well as the latest style directions. .

Additionally, Design Center and LuxeHome showrooms plan to schedule individual appointments with designers who wish to have one-on-one, in-person time to discuss upcoming projects and needs. For the latest guidance on visiting theMART, visit www.designcenter.com or www.luxehome.com.

WHO: Design Center at theMART, the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design (Floor 6, 14)

LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation (Floor 1)

WHEN: Design Chicago 2020, October 6-8 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2020

WHERE: Merchandise Mart
Floors 1, 6, 14
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Virtual programming will be hosted online by showrooms. Details coming soon.

REGISTER: Programming is designed for a trade-only audience, and attendance is complimentary. Details on registration coming soon: www.designchicagoevent.com

About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)
The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.

About LuxeHome®
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. With more than 125,000 square feet of showroom space featured in over 45 boutiques, LuxeHome is host to the finest products for home building and renovation from the most recognized and respected manufacturers worldwide.

LuxeHome offers discerning homeowners and trade professionals one-stop shopping convenience with access to the finest kitchen, bath, tile, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and much more. LuxeHome displays the widest selection of products to suit all upscale design styles, from modern European to classic American to traditional English. In addition to the extensive lineup of premier brands, each boutique offers knowledgeable designers who are available to assist with all phases of each design project. For more information, visit luxehome.com. Follow LuxeHome on Facebook, Houzz, Instagram or Twitter.

About theMART
theMART (formerly The Merchandise Mart), located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more. As the largest privately held commercial building in the United States, it is one of the world’s leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent international business location in Chicago. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day and nearly 10 million people annually. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers, and recently has become home to Chicago’s most creative and technologically innovative companies including Motorola Mobility, 1871, Yelp, PayPal and MATTER, as well as Fortune 500 companies Conagra, Allstate, Kellogg, Beam Suntory, and Grainger.
theMART was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2007 and LEED Gold Certification in 2013 and in 2018.

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Design Center at theMART Presents Product Debuts from Showrooms

Featured in Conjunction with NeoConnect, June 2020

CHICAGO (June 4, 2020) – Design Center at theMART is pleased to present dozens of fresh collections and products, being promoted by showrooms as part of NeoConnect, the dynamic digital hub launched on neocon.com.

Explore the latest product introductions and stay on the pulse of innovative design trends, courtesy of Design Center showrooms:

Baker Furniture (6-187)

The Luxe Collection for Baker is an authentic, fashion-forward assortment imbued with an eclectic mix of 1970’s modern. Infused with unique jewelry-like silhouettes and informed by an era of icons such as Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and Warhol, the collection represents a ready-to-wear approach to attainable luxury. In this collection, bold sculptural profiles pair effortlessly with modern forms, incorporating semi-precious materials that showcase Baker’s attention to detail. Clean, casual and comfortable, the Luxe Collection captures the essence of today’s trend-savvy lifestyles.

The new Barbara Barry Collection is inspired by Hawaiian and Scandinavian design sensibilities, celebrating the spirit of casual luxury. The color palettes, shapes and textures take cues from the harmony and calmness of nature. Quartered figured walnut plays a large role in the materiality story, and new finishes are introduced to bring in a fresh, neutral tones, including Mica, Coconut, Almond, Mercury, Flint, Silverlake and Dusty Amethyst.

From Baker’s origins as a humble cabinet shop in 1890 to the glamour of today’s global showroom openings, glittering Hollywood events and collaborations with world-renowned interior designers, Baker’s story is one that’s vital and evolving. Baker continues to set the standard for using the best methods for each piece. Quality at the core assures a form and feel that can only result from the highest standard of craftsmanship. The new additions to the Baker Originals Collections comprise 27 in-house-designed additions. The new introductions were created in classic forms, using unique materials such as bronze, Carrara marble, eggshell, eel skin, Murano glass and acrylic.

From left to right: Luxe Collection; Barbara Barry Collection; Baker Originals Collections

Bradley (6-157)

(From left to right: Saddle Los Triple Bench, available in 2 – 4 seat sizes; Double Bolster Dining Bobby Chair, also available in bar and counter height; Curved Counter Nelly Stool, available in counter height and bar height)

Forward Space : Studio (614)

West Elm Work Belle is a modular sectional that boasts beauty and brawn. Inspired by deco-era design and expertly tailored, its seat and wide channeled back stands up to commercial wear and tear. Better yet: it’s totally modular, able to adapt to the layout of your space. Designed by West Elm. Made by Steelcase.

Hardworking materials lend West Elm Work Greenpoint a workshop-crafted feel. Clean lines and fresh finishes reinvent the private office for a vibe that’s sleek, not stuffy. Named after a neighborhood near West Elm’s Brooklyn-based headquarters, Greenpoint Private Office offers a contemporary take on the private office with its distinct visual language and fresh materiality options.

Created in collaboration with UK-based designer James Harrison, this modern Wing Chair features a high back and extra-large winged sides to provide privacy in the workplace.

(From left to right: West Elm Work Belle, West Elm Work Greenpoint, West Elm Work chair “James Harrison”)

Innovations in Wallcoverings (6-130)

Embrace achingly cool innovation with Boa, a novel cork wallcovering with a raised metallic snakeskin print. Inventive application of a material typically used in the high-end fashion industry, elevates natural texture and brings a chic animalesque surface to walls.

Empress uses iridescent foil and a 3D raised-surface printing technique to create a captivating motif. Layering metallic and matte finishes with a subtle stripe, Empress deconstructs a classic floral with modern flair.

Inspired by tin ceilings permeating SoHo architecture, Innovations’ NY design studio created Blossom. An elegant non-woven, Blossom spotlights rich embossing and deep metallic variations for a masculine twist on a romantic floral.

(From left to right: Boa, Empress and Blossom from Innovations in Wallcoverings)

Kravet (6-121)

The newest fabric collection from Kravet Contract, Ardsley Court, is designed to perform in the toughest commercial environments. Each yarn is fully encapsulated to resist moisture, stains, bacteria and odor. From healthcare to senior living, or hotels and restaurants this collection is ideal for all interiors where performance is paramount. Ardsley Court utilizes Crypton technology, which makes it extremely easy to clean but can also extend the life of furnishings up to seven years. This durable collection of fabric offers transitional designs in plush chenille and textures with fresh colors to enhance interiors in a variety of scale. Made in the USA and 99% Fluorine-free, Ardsley Court is also in our exclusive Guaranteed in Stock program to meet time sensitive deadlines.

Kravet Contract introduces a new book of durable fabrics, Inside Out Performance Fabrics®. These fabrics were designed with modern living in mind, combining luxury and performance. Think poolside, spa, restaurants, lobby areas, guest rooms as well as any high UV areas. Beautiful and soft body cloths ranging from chenille, to linen-looks, herringbone, boucle and velvet – all exceeding ACT standards. In a crowded and confusing performance fabric market, Kravet Contract has made it simple by launching the first All-In-One Performance fabric that provides your customers “go-to” performance fabrics that will satisfy every need – no matter the end use or the performance required.

Heyward Textures, a new collection of upholstery fabric, emulates the look and feel of linen. These versatile fabrics are designed to fit an array of interiors and are perfect as a foundation in any setting. Three sophisticated textures including a subtle chenille, linen-like slub and a modern classic weave are offered in a natural and contemporary color palette. Hues range from neutrals and grays to minty greens, steel blues, citrine and lilac. These durable textures are widely applicable to hospitality and commercial projects. Exceeding 50,000 double rubs, Heyward Textures also has the added benefit of Kravet Armor performance finish for maximum cleanability and stain resistance.

(From left to right Ardsley Court, Inside Out Performance Fabrics, Heyward Textures)

Samuel & Sons Passementerie (6-168)

Captivated by the tranquility of Bali’s pearlescent white sands with crystal clear water, terraced rice fields, rainforests and mystical valleys, the Samuel & Sons Design studio created Bali, a collection of trimmings influenced by the aesthetic of the lush natural environment.

This Celestial collection of embroidered, laser-cut, hand-beaded and applique borders emerged from the artistic collaboration of the Samuel & Sons Design Studio and a group of distinctive artisans. Intrigued by the landscape of the night sky, the Samuel & Sons Design Studio set out to explore unique materials reminiscent of otherworldly luminosity.

Tiverton is a classical collection of passementerie composed of a hand-tied pear bead fringe with a scalloped header, delicate corded gimp, Twill Gimp and Border as well as two crepe cords. These trimmings are complemented by a tri-color fan edge and pinstriped gimp. A coordinating Pleated Border with picot edges completes this ensemble.

(From left to right: Bali, Celestial and Tiverton collections)

Scalamandré (6-132)

Whether your preference is beachside or poolside, or possibly gazing out from the loggia, the Old World Weavers Elements VI collection decorates it all. Along with statement patterns, Scalamandré offers a wide range of small scaled contemporary designs for broad use in seating. Named for the beautiful white and black sanded beaches on Tenerife and Costa Rica, the serenity of these blue oceans calls us back.

Designed to imitate the appearance of a traditional grasscloth wallcovering, these styles provide the charming aesthetic one seeks from grasscloth but without the delicacy. Grassland Vinyl Wallcoverings provide easy maintenance and exceed the Type II contract specifications, making them ideal for high traffic contract and hospitality areas in need of a durable product that adds character and warmth.

Lelièvre, a family-owned company based in Paris, offers professional interior designers and architects a vast array of the finest quality textiles and wallcoverings, Lelièvre Contract 24 Collection features bold color and innovative looks, from classical to contemporary, including collaborations with the fashion world.

(From left to right: Old World Weavers Element VI Collection, Grassland Vinyl Wallcoverings and Lelièvre Contract 24 Collection)

Zoffany (6-117A)

Anthology introduces Volume 07, an evocative collection of ten wide-width wallcoverings that further explore man’s interaction with the natural world, unearthing abundant inspiration and endless possibilities.

Antiquary is a stunning portfolio of 10 prints, weaves and embroideries. Zoffany’s AW19 launch is a feast for the senses, a designer’s companion of vivacious, adaptable fabrics and wallpapers inspired by art, history and travel.

In this latest collection, Harlequin adds three new books to its successful Momentum range, with the launch of Momentum 6 Wallpapers, Momentum 11 Upholstery and Momentum 12 Drapes, where architectural elements and the subtleties of nature entwine with inspiration from leading hotels of the world.

Inspired by the Silk Road, Sanderson Caspian opens up a world of intriguing and captivating delights with its exotic fusion of versatile designs. Featuring three beautiful embroideries, nine authentic prints, eight dramatic weaves and 13 striking wallpapers, Caspian’s dynamic color palette is influenced by natural dye colors such as Madder, Indigo, Turmeric and Saffron running through to the subtle tones of Linen, Ivory and Charcoal.

(From left to right: Anthology, Antiquary, Harlequin and Sanderson Caspian collections)

Artisan Electronics Group (1486)

From left to right: Custom home cinema designs; Design, Build and Install complete custom home cinema rooms, from Drawings to Dreams come true)

Ebanista (1457)

Hand-carved Lemaire lounge chair with turned legs and reeded base in antiqued and distressed 22K gold finish with 12K Borghese detailing. Antiqued gold nail head trim along inside back. Loose seat cushion with self-welt. Includes one standard back pillow 19″W x 14″H with knife-edge and self-welt.

Tufted tight-back Marchese Sofa. Single bench seat cushion with decorative cording. Hand-carved reeded base and six decorative legs in antiqued and distressed 22K gold finish. Includes four standard 22″W x 22″H throw pillows with knife-edge and decorative cording.

Wrought iron Guerlain cocktail table. Shown in antiqued 22K gold finish with segmented antiqued mirror top.

(From left to right: Lemaire Chair, Marchese Sofa and Guerlain cocktail table)

HOLLY HUNT (1428)

The Imola Cocktail Table is a dynamic and versatile living room center piece conceived to be transformed into many custom versions from rectangular to asymmetrical. The exquisitely finished lower and upper tops are separated by elegant, fluid forms finished with deep grain that invites the touch.

The iconic outdoor Omura Lounge Chair has been reinterpreted for the indoors in a flawless, polished stainless-steel frame. Generous cushions are suspended using beautiful saddle leather straps available in 2 colors.

A sculptural, organic expression of ever-changing shapes. The biomorphic sibling of the larger, more geometric Rogue Side Table, Ronin is made from cast bronze. In its interior, this bronze has been rubbed to reveal the light-catching properties of its material; the contrasting exterior features a deep, rich patina. Taken together, these elements offer a unique and actively shaped design for an entertaining or living space.

(From left to right: Imola Cocktail Table, Omura Lounge Chair and Ronin Drink Table)

Scott Group Studio (14-129)

From left to right: Karri – From the Empire Collection by Hokanson; Agata with silk – From the Escala Collection by Scott Group Custom Carpets; and Cambrian – From the Basho Collection by Scott Group Custom Carpets)

Wired Custom Lighting (14-132)

The Verga lighting pendant has a contemporary aesthetic adding a luxe sophistication yet industrial atmosphere to any interior. Refined Industrial chandeliers are dominating current interior design trends.

The Nash Pendant features mahogany tone shapes in a geometric sculpture bringing class and richness to the interior design composition.

Dazzling lights like the rays of the sun. This handmade chandelier called Fuoco blends luxe sophistication and maximalism fundamentals for an illuminating fixture that complements both contemporary and traditional decor. Glass with class!

(From left to right: Verga, Nash and Fuoco lighting)

Homecrest Outdoor Living (1518)

Infiniti is designed for maximum ease of use in any space, at work or at play. It is generously proportioned and simply designed, making it adaptable to all kinds of environments, space designs and functional requirements. It features Homecrest’s exclusive Sensation fabric, an elastomeric stretch sling that provides a luxurious sit, exceptional shape retention and surface memory, without any of the maintenance that comes with a traditional cushion. Together with the intelligently designed Infiniti tables that can function as end or corner units, Infiniti offers flexibility and the incomparable quality of Homecrest’s American manufacturing.

The Mid-Century era was a great time to be in furniture design. Decades later, this iconic style is experiencing a renaissance, but with all of the benefits of modern technology. The Revive Air collection uses our unique Sensation sling material, which offers incredible stretch, memory and UV resistance, providing the look and feel of a cushion, with none of the maintenance.

The clean lines of the Allure collection, met with the strength and durability of powder-coated aluminum, provide premium comfort. Allure features a field-replaceable double layer sling with no welting, and carries an unprecedented sling warranty. The quick-drying café chairs are available with or without arms.

(From left to right: Infiniti, Revive Air and Allure collections)

Kannoa (1598)

The Santorini, a collection of outdoor furniture imbued with handmade craftsmanship and a mid-century feel. Chair and table bases are made from sustainably-harvested teak wood. The seats are injection molded seats upholstered in Spradling Silvertex vinyl which has an antimicrobial, UV resistant and anti-abrasion patented formula. The chairs are offered in 8 different colors and the tables have the option of having a white or graphite HPL tops. (Shown, Dining Chair and Table)

For Kannoa, Luis Alejandro Blasini has designed an outdoor club chair perfect for garden or poolside soirees. With a handsome profile and an urban tropical look, the Nest chair features sturdy construction of all-weather wicker wrapped around a lightweight aluminum frame. The Nest is offered in a graphite finish topped with plush cushions covered in all-weather acrylic Sunbrella fabrics. Nest or entertain al fresco in subtle style.

(From left to right: Santorini Dining Chair and Table and Nest Chair)

Kellter USA (1544)

The Timber lounge is one of our most versatile sets in our new lounge series. There are many different elements so you can combine the pieces to fit your family and lifestyle. Create a corner set using the open benches, extension and corner pieces, or create a cozy patio set using the 2.5-seater bench in combination with the arm chairs. The ceramic table is height-adjustable, and with one hand can quickly transition from being used as a lounge table to a fully functional dining table for outdoor dining.

The Paros Lounge set is inspired by minimalist European designs, with a small footprint while boasting a large presence in your outdoor living room. The durable, sleek, powder coated aluminum frame, and weatherproof seats allow this set to be left outside for enjoyment year-round. Featuring non-slip cushions, allowing you to freely relax in any position as you unwind at the end of the day. This modern set is a valuable addition to virtually any space, and provides the ideal environment for spending time with friends or family.

If you are searching for a statement piece that will draw everyone to your outdoor living space, then look no further. The Fitz Roy lounge set in teak is a beautiful warm blend of all natural, grade A, Indonesian certified robust teak wood on a strong lava aluminum frame combined with soft luxurious cushions. The finesse of the calm color palette of this lounge set fits in perfectly anywhere, while the modular seating and side tables provides you with space to enjoy your refreshments with friends and family. The Jones’s will now be trying to keep up with you.

(From left to right: Timber, Paros and Fitz Ray lounge sets)

OW Lee (1572)

The sleek modern lines of the Studio collection are inspired by mid-century and contemporary design. This all-aluminum group makes Studio perfect for coastal locations and is a good fit in any contemporary space. Included in this collection is the new proprietary Flex Comfort™ that allows for the comfort of cushioned seating with sling-like ease of maintenance. The Studio collection features a dining arm chair, swivel rocker dining arm chair, lounge chair, swivel rocker lounge chair, ottoman, chaise lounge, and left/right/center/corner chaise sectional pieces.

The simple modern lines of the Lennox collection are inspired by designs of the 50’s and 60’s that made functionality a priority. Most pieces in this group are designed to efficiently stack for easy storage. With a spirit of mid-Century design and updated materials such as galvanized steel tube and expanded metal mesh, Lennox embodies the mantra of form follows function.

The Aris collection was inspired by Mid-Century design and architecture, where clean lines and geometric shapes were key. Aris’ clean look is met by the prevalent Mid-Century design principle of ergonomics. The Aris collection includes dining, deep seating and lounge pieces in twelve frame finishes and over 75 stock Sunbrella fabrics.

(From left to right: Studio, Lennox and Aris collections)

Pavilion Furniture (1519A)

Inspired by the authentic nautical architecture of sailing, motor yachts and cruise lines central to the coastal resort culture of Miami, the Marina collection from PAVILION designed by Richard Frinier sets sail with comfortable FlexStrap seating surfaces interwoven by hand over a classically styled powder-coated aluminum framework. Embellished with clever arm wrap details crafted with colorful yacht cord or a Deckor wood-grain cap rail design instantly transporting the mindset of guests to drift and relax.

The Tides Collection is form and function brought to the outdoors. Inspired by the beauty of the ocean’s movement, the curvilinear lines and shapes of the chair convey the fluidity of the tides. The curved elements of the chair are spaced evenly and repeatedly throughout the piece evoking motion. Narrow extrusions closely aligned and gently bending to support the human form exude ergonomic comfort. The collection is constructed with an inner and outer frame that allows the chair, ottoman and tables to be specified with contrasting colors. Sunlight passes through the slats, creating intriguing shadows as the sun moves across the sky. The Tides Collection evokes nature’s movements and our effort to bend it to our will with unique design.

(From left to right: Marina and Tides collections)

POLYWOOD (15-105)

Designed for comfort and style, the EDGE Modular Deep Seating is scaled for a variety of outdoor living areas — from a spacious patio to an intimate balcony. The all-weather deep seating features plush pillow-back cushions as well as supportive seat cushions covered in high-performance outdoor fabric. The EDGE Collection is also available in outdoor dining.

Inspired by the popular 18th century design style, the Chippendale Collection showcases an exquisite blend of intricate details and fine lines. The Chippendale Collection includes outdoor dining, benches, and gliders.

The modern appearance of the Euro Collection bears the essence of cool sophistication, and the welcoming warmth and comfort you expect from POLYWOOD outdoor furniture. The Euro Collection includes outdoor dining and chaise lounges.

(From left to right: EDGE, Chippendale and Euro collections)

About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)

The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.

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Design Center at theMART Presents Programming during NeoConnect

Resources, programming and events at the heart of NeoConnect during June 2020

CHICAGO (June 1, 2020) – Design Center at theMART is pleased to present four compelling CEU programs during NeoConnect, a month-long celebration of the commercial design industry, featuring a series of online resources, programming and events in June 2020. The four featured programs offer an informed view on diverse topics important to designers, architects and industry professionals seeking insight on

  • Lighting trends driving wellness
  • Best practices on making sustainability decisions
  • Color forecasts and the impacts of today’s current events
  • The continuing evolution of resimercial design

NeoConnect, the dynamic digital hub launched on neocon.com; registration for daily CEU webinars and virtual events is open now. Programming exclusively presented by Design Center includes:

New Lighting Design Trends in Wellness and Hospitality
Wednesday, June 10
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Jose Antonio Gonzalez, AIA, principal, Jagar Architecture and Design, Los Angeles, CA
[DC010] [INTERMEDIATE] [HOSP] [LT] [WE]

This session should appeal to both architects and designers, particularly those interested in lighting and spaces. See the lighting design process with the eyes of a hospitality design architect. In fact, new design trends are utilizing lighting as a tool to create ambiance in built experiential environments and is key in supporting new brands and concepts. In the search of attractive, functional and exciting built environments, architects and designers rely on the versatility and quality of current lighting technologies to emphasize the elements of new trends on retail, wellness and hospitality projects. The attendee will also understand the power of lighting design in brand and ambiance creation. Ultimately, attendees will learn a new approach to the use of lighting design with natural light in harmony for hospitality projects.

How to Talk to Your Clients about Going Green
Wednesday, June 17
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Joan Kaufman, FASID, LEED AP, director of design and project management, Interior Planning & Design, Inc., Naperville, IL
[DC017] [INTERMEDIATE] [GR] [RES]

As clients increasingly want to go green, we designers need a strategy to talk with them about how best to do so. Join this program as it employ evidence-based design, which reveals how materials and products used in interior spaces directly impact health/wellness of people, pets and the environment. Learn to compellingly inform clients with accuracy. Also, learn how to navigate the latest industry resources and gain the knowledge, tools and foresight to make sustainable, healthy and informed decisions for building occupants, as well as to provide documentation for project accreditation submissions. Finally, discover how to become a client’s most trusted advocate by enhancing well-being through the use of healthy, sustainable materials.

2021+ CMG World Color Forecast™ – From Beyond the Telescope to Under the Microscope
Wednesday, June 24
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Peggy Van Allen, designer and color anthropologist, Color Marketing Group, Cary, IL • Montaha Hidefi, MIB, PWAC, CMG, creative color consultant, Guelph, ON Canada
[DC024] [INTERMEDIATE] [PD]

This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of macro drivers influencing the 2021+ CMG World Color Forecast™ including an insight of the latest developments affecting changing society’s color consumption. CMG’s color design professionals will examine their global color forecasts microscopically to reveal the societal and cultural forces impacting 2021+ color directions. Designers and product development teams know the power of CMG’s 64 color, multi-industry World Color Forecasts to their product’s success and are challenged to interpret the World Color Forecast from within new chaotic and uncertain world. The chaos of the evolving “new normal” will impact how color directions are applied, mature, and evolve. CMG Key Color stories from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific will be in the spotlight during the presentation with the aim of supporting product design decisions for 2021 and beyond.

No Place Like Home: Catalyzing Creativity with Resimercial Design at Home and Work
Tuesday, June 30
4:00pm–5:00pm EDT
Donald Rattner, AIA, principal, Donald M. Rattner, Architect, New York, NY
[DC030] [BASIC] [OF] [RES]

The migration of work to home during the COVID pandemic has accelerated the longstanding erosion of boundaries between workplace and domestic environments. One consequence of this erosion has been the emergence of resimercial design. A synthesis of commercial and residential elements, resimercial design is purported to boost occupant creativity and innovation, among other benefits. But what is the evidence for this claim? Have specific characteristics of home environments been proven to enhance idea flow? And is resimercial design applicable to home-based workspaces as well? This presentation explores the science behind the new philosophy and how building professionals can advocate for a resimercial approach on an informed rather than intuitive basis. Topics explored include furnishings, lighting, artwork, materials, planning, and programming.

About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)

The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.

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