Fall Market 2013 Round Up ~ Part 2

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With a beautiful new, user friendly NY showroom, Benjamin Moore took us thru their color forecast for the coming year.  Calling upon an ethereal, barely there palette of new neutrals.  Words like hints, whispers, and tints describe the path color is going down.  Colors with a soft hand, pastels that flatter and flirt.
Leading the way is the Benjamin Moore color of the year 2014~ Breath of Fresh Air

Rachel Doriss of Pollack Fabrics spoke of their new Makers Collection, a collaboration with talented artists working in different media.  The panel discussed a fashion to home, form follows function story, and the challenge of translating that to textiles.  Since I am always interested in hearing about "that spark" and "that thing" that inspired, this was a conversation that had me intrigued.  It is art driven design.

Jewelry designer Klus Bürgel translated his free form, layered movement into exuberant designs that dance on the fabric.

Liz Collins, knitter extraordinaire, pushes boundaries with her fashion forward, couture like textiles for Pollack.

Design stars step forward for a good cause.  26 designers donated their time and talent to redesign the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.  As it reminded me of my day spent at St. Jude here and here, I was moved.  Good design is healing!  See for yourself this weekend when the doors will be open for  tours of the newly designed areas.

Anthony Baretta, Sara Gore, Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, Lisa Kravet and Cary Kravet

Story boards give us a sneak peek...

Amanda Nisbet

Tilton Fenwick

With drinks in hand, mine Bourbon (it was a long day), we were wowed by the men at work in the Neidermaier showroom..  Logan, Travis, John, and Denis wowed us with their hand crafted designs. Again, speaking of inspiration and the nuts, bolts, and challenges of designing a hand crafted "thing of beauty" that is commercially successful.

All in all, another great market.

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