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2008 Issue 2

the meRchandIse maRt desIgn centeR news

dreamRooms now open in the north lobby

save the date for fine design @ neocon速

treasure hunt

Returns this may!

green products more green products for your environmentally conscious clients


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Explore the best in home furnishings during Fine Design @ NeoCon® The Merchandise Mart Design Center’s permanent showrooms on floors 6, 16, 17 and 18 as well as LuxeHome boutiques on the ground floor and Market Square on the 15th floor, boast nearly 200 stunning showrooms, dedicated to residential furnishings resources. Exquisite furniture, fabric, wall covering, floor covering, kitchen and bath products, art, accessories, antiques and the nation’s largest collection of casual/outdoor furnishings are all here under one roof. Visit The Merchandise Mart Design Center, LuxeHome and Market Square during NeoCon for entertaining events, design inspiration, hospitality, networking and product debuts. Visit merchandisemartdesigncenter.com for a listing of all CEU-accredited seminars and showroom events. Special thanks to

Fine Design Participating showrooms Anacara Co. Atelier Lapchi Avery Boardman Betty M Collection Brunschwig & Fils Corragio Textiles de Aurora Showroom Dessin Fournir Companies Ebanista Edelman Leather Edward Farrell + Lewis Mittman

Gallerie One Holly Hunt Ltd. Janus et Cie Julia Gray Ltd. Melvin Wolf & Associates Michael-Cleary, Ltd. Niedermaier, Inc. Pindler & Pindler Todd Hase Furniture, Inc. Whitecraft, Inc.

Fine Design: Keynote Luncheon Luxury Without Limits Presented By: Roger Thomas Wednesday, June 11, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Experience Five-Star design through the eyes of award-winning designer, Roger Thomas. The creative genius behind the world famous Bellagio and Wynn hotels in Las Vegas, Thomas has the self-described distinction of being the only designer “who has overspent an unlimited budget.” His designs and over-the-top-luxury have mesmerized the world; from his breathtaking hotel projects, to his numerous nationally published private homes. Thomas has been selected to the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle and was recently honored as one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers. His presentation will take you through the creative process and execution of one of the world’s finest hotels, Wynn Las Vegas. He will share the interesting juxtaposition of how residential design has always been the core of his approach to hotel design; the home is now influencing fine hotel design, and how in return hotel guests like to take “the hotel home” with them, whether it be bedding, bath, linens, or even his furniture from EF+LM. Thomas has designed a collection for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman which can be viewed at the EF+LM showroom in suite 1870A. To R.S.V.P for this Keynote Luncheon please visit www.neocon.com Join Roger at the EF+LM showroom, Suite 1870A, for wine and dessert immediately following the presentation and drop your business card for a spectacular raffle drawing that will not disappoint. Winner must be present. Reception R.S.V.P 312.822.9966.

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Fine Design: Cocktail Reception Please join JANUS et Cie for a cocktail reception during Fine Design to celebrate the introduction of our spectacular new collections. R.S.V.P. 312.822.0460 or rsvpone@janusetcie.com Sponsored and Hosted by JANUS et Cie, Suite 1876 Monday, June 9, at 4 p.m.

Fine Design: What is a Green Textile? Leigh Anne Van Dusen of O Ecotextiles will discuss how to evaluate textiles which claim to be “green”. Learn how to identify fabrics that are safe for both your clients and the earth, and how specifying a green textile will impact LEED points or health insurance premiums. Where does recycled polyester fit in? What are the important questions to clarify possible misconceptions or misleading claims? Learn what the myriad of confusing fabric certifications really tell you and what they don’t. Participants will come away with an understanding of the pivotal human health and environmental issues regarding textile use that designers should know in order to ensure the well being of their clients and avoid potential future liability. R.S.V.P. 312.822.0440 Sponsored and Hosted by Design Atelier-Modern, Suite 1848 Seminar times: June 9, 10 and 11 at 10 a.m.; June 9 and 10 at 3 p.m.

Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Treasure Hunt! May 16–18, 2008 Treasure Hunt,™ the home furnishings luxury Sample Sale at The Mart will kick off with a special Trade Preview on Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Treasure Hunt is a business resource for you, even beyond getting excellent savings. As always, admission is complimentary for design professionals with credentials. On Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Treasure Hunt is open to the public for an admission fee of $10. The sale will educate thousands of area shoppers’ on the importance of quality home furnishings, ignite their desire for the building’s wealth of resources, and demonstrate the importance of working with a design professional. MMDC will continue in its effort to beautify every home in the Midwest with professional design advice and the best products. In addition to seminars about how and why to work with a designer, The Merchandise Mart Design Center’s online portfolios will once again come to life through complimentary onsite consultations. To learn more about this exciting luxury Sample Sale and the many treasures available, visit merchandisemartdesigncenter.com for regular updates.


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Chicago Home + Garden Blog

DreamRooms Returns Featuring Nine Spectacular Rooms

C.A.I. Designs by Christopher Guy Harrison

Donghia Inc. by Randall Phelan

George Smith by Michelle Thomas

Henredon Interior Design Showroom by Lynn Wright

Holly Hunt by Holly Hunt

Interior Crafts by Emily Ursini

Design Dose, a new blog, is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that Chicago Home + Garden magazine provides every other month, only in smaller doses. Magazine staffers share news and trends, confess their latest design obsessions and dilemmas, and take you behind the scenes to exclusive design events and showrooms. Design Dose is updated several times a week.

A new blog by the editors of Chicago Home + Garden. Get your fix now at chicagohomemag.com.

VENU opens in June Kravet by Susan Fredman Design Group

Stark by John Stark and Steven Stark

Woodland Furniture by Pat Harker

Celebrate the ART of design. The Merchandise Mart Design Center and Chicago Home + Garden invite you to tour nine stunning rooms, created by top leaders in the home furnishings industry. These luxurious environments showcase the couture furnishings found on floors 6, 16, 17 and 18. DreamRooms presents a rare chance to see how these industry leaders demonstrate design at its best, using their own favorite furnishings and surroundings. Start your day at DreamRooms! Many designers find DreamRooms to be a conversation point for client meetings, compare design styles and get a feel of nine showrooms’ offerings, all in one space. Open Now–July 12, 2008 Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 1st Floor, North Lobby For more information, visit merchandisemartdesigncenter.com/dreamrooms Sponsored by:

Opening June 9, VENU, a furniture company founded by Gary Lee and Thomas McWalters of the venerable design atelier, Gary Lee Partners. Suite 1689 will serve as the furniture company’s brand new permanent flagship showroom. Locating VENU’s global flagship showroom in The Merchandise Mart was the logical choice for Lee and McWalters, both longtime Chicago residents and active members of the local design community. The 3,000 sq. foot showroom space will have a theatrical, ethereal feel. Conceptually, the showroom will be set-up to be a 100’ long runway linked to five vignettes. The surfaces and materials throughout the space will remain neutral to highlight the one-of-a kind furnishing design pieces. An additional accent will include a suspended ceiling, with the lighting angled for a dramatic appeal. Each vignette within the showroom will contain silk draping, as well as a large scale art installation. The space set-up and the décor frame the very refined and elegant furniture.  VENU is pleased to announce that they will be world premiering their new, elegant furnishings line, TG Couture, at the upcoming NeoCon world trade show in Chicago this June 2008. TG Couture is the second collection for VENU and consists of thirty, brand-new beautiful and architecturally-sophisticated pieces. The line is greatly inspired by couture fashion, and reflects their signature craftsmanship, attention to detail, elegant lines and classic materials. Each piece, hand-crafted in America by the finest artisans, exudes luxury while at the same time maintaining its essential authenticity and functionality. In keeping with VENU’s overall design ethos, TG Couture is a reflection of the designers’ neverending search for perfection—in both form and function—and is the result of the duo’s decades of commercial and residential design experience. Each piece is at once a work of art while remaining highly functional… perfect for a variety of environments.

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showroom news

Niedermaier, partnering with Tufenkian, hosted ELLE DECOR The January 28th event featuring ELLE DECOR, Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Russell proved to be a huge success with nearly 200 designers and guests in attendance for the presentation and book signing. The event was another stop on Margaret Russell’s promotional tour for her new book, So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces. Guests dined on a light lunch and sipped on Prosecco while mingling their way through the beautiful setting of the Tufenkian rugs in the Niedermaier Showroom. One hundred books were sold and signed by Russell and a great time was had by all. 

Avery Boardman Opens Chicago Showroom AVERY BOARDMAN, known as the design industry’s premier source for the ultimate in custom upholstery, will open their new showroom on June 1, 2008 in the Chicago Merchandise Mart on the 16th floor. The new showroom boasts approximately 2,000 square feet and will house a varied selection of elegant pieces from the AVERY BOARDMAN fine furniture collections. The collection’s designer, Luigi Gentile explains, “The decision to open the Avery Boardman showroom in Chicago came from the realization that Chicago is a very similar city to New York. The level of sophistication is such that our full focus and attention was needed in order to serve the Midwestern designers in a more efficient and thorough way. We wanted to be able to fully express our message of being able to design and create completely custom sofas, sofabeds and upholstery.” Stop in Suite 1676 and welcome them to the building.

The Mart welcomes Benjamin Moore

welcome Samuel and sons

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The Merchandise Mart is pleased to announce that Samuel & Sons Passementerie has opened their showroom in Suite 6-168. Samuel & Sons Passementerie is a leading designer, importer and distributor of the finest interior design Atrimming. Creating exclusive New York tradition now available in the materials heart of Chicagosuch as silk, collections with wool, glass and jade, their diverse colÓÓÓÊ ,   - Ê ,/Ê* <ÊUÊ-1  / Êȇ£Èn  "]ÊÊÈäÈx{ÊUÊΣӰÎǙ°£xää lection of over 20,000 trims are sought after by designers, architects, and hotels. Featured among collections are design lines by Lori Weitzner, showcasing her modern romantic style. Custom items are also available2/25/08 upon esidence_Drctry_H_Ad08.indd 1 4:38:58 PM request to provide designers with the perfect accompaniment to their interiors. The sales team; Ken, Brittney and Tyra, have spent time training in the New York showroom to provide the highest possible level of service. Stop in and explore a new approach to working with trim to create fresh and exciting looks for your clients. 

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Imagine ... a place where you can find the entire Benjamin Moore color collection, product information, large color samples, trend research and uncompromising service. The new Benjamin Moore Designer Showroom opens soon in Suite 1686, making color inspiration a reality at the Design Center. Surround yourself with a collection of over 3,000 colors as you create the perfect design for your client. Select colors under the showroom’s custom lighting system for color accuracy and learn through educational seminars throughout the year. Benjamin Moore has also been named the official paint sponsor of DreamRooms! Benjamin Moore is delighted to bring you color, service, information and inspiration in its Designer Showroom.

Callard & Associates merges with Area International Exciting news to report from the 16th floor of The Merchandise Mart. Two destination showrooms are merging under the new ownership of Leslie Farcy of Area International. Peg Callard has sold Callard & Associates to Leslie, knowing the design community will benefit from the broadened choices offered by combining the showrooms. Area International will be able to offer a full range of wallcoverings and fabrics in addition to Callard & Associates’ extensive furniture collections.


showRoom news

hollY hunt celebRates 25 YeaRs In busIness

mIchael cleaRY, suIte 1822

hollY hunt is credited for raising the bar in the interior design industry for style, showroom presentation, quality and service. beginning in 1983 with her first showroom in chicago, hollY hunt is now celebrating 25 years of maintaining an international brand widely recognized for design excellence. to celebrate the occasion, hunt has invited several exceptionally talented designers, who were at one time in the past quarter century collaborators or associates at hollY hunt, to design a limited edition furniture or lighting piece in honor of the company’s silver anniversary. all designs, developed incorporating silver materials and finishes, will be unveiled to the public at neocon 2008. In addition to these design developments, hunt leatheR will debut an anniversary silver leather. the company will acknowledge its industry partners and relationships in many distinct ways throughout the year. It is with these best-ofclass partnerships that the hollY hunt brand, showrooms and collections will continue to influence the interior design industry far beyond its silver year. stop in the chicago showrooms, suite 1728 and1844.

peg callaRd RetIRes peg callard, owner and founder of callard & associates, has become a recognized design icon at the merchandise mart design center for the past 27 years. she was first introduced to the design industry by hand-printed textiles designers eleanor and hank Kluck of elenhank designs and Renaissance man Jack denst. It was through these designers, along with passion and dedication, that she gained the experience and knowledge to open her own showroom. In 1981, peg opened her eponymous showroom, callard & associates, on the 16th floor of the merchandise mart, known for its soft, contemporary furnishings and accessories. peg notes, “I wanted to create a space that was inviting, where people can feel comfortable browsing through our collection of furnishings, textiles and wallcoverings.” In her personal life, peg’s signature style is more eclectic; an avid antiques collector, peg mixes antique pieces with modern and eco-friendly elements throughout her chicago home. after 27 successful years in business, callard & associates has become synonymous with the very best in design, offering such lines as barbara beckman, lee weitzman furniture, Koplavitch & Zimmer, peter alexander, and wicker works among others. In april, 2008 callard & associates is merging with showroom area International giving peg the opportunity to move forward and pursue other interests. working at the merchandise mart for more than three decades, peg has met a lot of people. “I will miss many things, but most importantly the people. some of my closest friends are manufacturers, designers and merchandise mart employees.” but peg will never fully stray from the design world. her friends turn to her for decorating advice and resources, and the design gene runs in her blood. “I am very proud of my daughter, meg prendergast, senior Vice president of design for the getty’s group and her husband, James prendergast, partner leading the interior architecture practice at goettsch partners.” John brennen, executive vice president for merchandise mart properties, Inc. and longtime friend of peg’s speaks for many when saying, “peg has become a permanent fixture and dear friend of the merchandise mart design center, known for her exquisite taste, warmth and generosity and I’m not alone in saying that she will be sorely missed.”

Keith fritz “made in america” in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, where the old world traditions of fine furniture making have been passed down through the generations. Keith fritz creates items that will set the stage for life and become your legacy to future generations. every piece is lovingly hand-made, allowing you to customize your individual order. You can also count on timely delivery and excellent service.

colIe & haRRIs, suIte 1720 the traditional wing chair has been updated. this is but one of many new introductions leathercraft has provided for today’s homes. In a beautiful fabric and leather combination, you create your own idea of beauty. choose from many leather patterns and prints, fabrics, ultrasuede or com. quickship is available in over 70 leathers. the team at colie & harris looks forward to seeing you.

coRaggIo, suIte 6-170 the migration of affluent americans from the suburbs to urban centers is a demographic phenomenon. from luxury apartments to high-rise condominiums, the lure of city life has created a “downtown metropolitan Renaissance.” as we all know, demographic shifts bring change, including design aesthetics. Visit the coraggio showroom to experience the manhattan collection—an elegant interpretation of urban contemporary design.

nancY coRZIne, suIte 622 nancy corzine welcomes the addition of florio to the showroom. all you need to know about florio collection is spelled out in the march issue of Traditional Home. when Joanna poitier set her sights on draperies for the Vera harrah—of harrah’s casino’s— she sent silk panels to India to be embroidered for the design of the villa window treatments, hence birthing yet another business venture. now the florio collection is in full swing with partner Janet Rodriguez showing the entire collection of silk embroidered panels in 12 showrooms across the country. “a must see!” says John cannon of cannon frank.

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what’s new

1. A. Rudin, Suite 1711 Since 1912, A. Rudin has been one of the United State’s leading manufacturers of custom upholstery and fine furnishings. Their showroom on the 17th floor radiates timeless style with a fresh modern edge. Clean lines, shapely curves and a size that’s just right makes the 642 chair a perfect fit for any Chicago home. Visit their Web site at www.arudin.com

2. Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite 6-187 The Marrakech Side Table features a hexagonal shaped top with a raised gallery, supported by six carved, tapered legs that form a conical design. The table exterior is finished in glossy ivory paint, while the interior is offered in a soft blue.

3. Bright Group, Suite 6-166 Bright is proud to announce Wallace Fine Mirrors. This newly created collection features the Verona Mirror playful hand bent steel “loops” nod to a mid-century treasure coupled with restrained 21st -century attitude. All mirrors layer and reflect a delicious well appointed interior condition, available in custom dimensions and finishes.

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4. Holly Hunt, Suite 1844 Widely recognized as the premier source for interior designers, HOLLY HUNT showrooms present the best in high-end interior furnishings. Currently displayed in the Chicago HOLLY HUNT showroom is the Studio H Linden Lounge Chair, proud winner of Interior Design magazine’s 2007 Best of Year Award.

5. Nancy Corzine, Suite 622 Now showing in the Nancy Corzine showroom is the Palm Beach collection, complete with chest (shown here), sofa, cocktail table and the Sinatra lounge chair. This streamlined collection incorporates Old Hollywood influences and, as always, can be customized to your specifications. Please stop by to view the collection and take a look at all their new finish options. 

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6. Summer Hill, Suite 6-157 Summer Hill is delighted to announce the acquisition of a top English line—Hector Finch Lighting from London, U.K. Widely respected for their elegance and style, Hector Finch is a name synonymous with high quality and functional fittings, gracing some of the most prestigious projects in the U.K. and U.S.A.

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what’s new

1. Avery Boardman, Suite 1676 The new luxury chair collection, Optima, is defined by classic beauty and unparalleled comfort. The collection is comprised of 25 plush upholstered chair designs, perfectly scaled and proportioned, providing a pleasing aesthetic from every angle. The collection’s designer, Luigi Gentile, assures that each design can be customized to the client’s exact specifications.

2. Betty M, Suite 1684 Betty M presents exciting new products and finishes from Invincible/IPF. Chair and casegood programs offer interchangeable carved elements and size variations and IPF dining tables contain an ingenious surprise to everyone’s leaf-storage dilemma. These and many other progressive design solutions, combined with the beautifully hand carved details and exquisite finishes, allow you to enjoy the beauty of timeless, traditional design. 1.

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3. Century Designer Showrooms, Suite 1700 This four poster canopy bed is part of Century’s new Metro-Luxe Collection. This is a fun collection full of movement, lively color and exotic woods to soothe the most sophisticated buyer. The bed has a rich grained Chestnut veneer on its wavy topped headboard and simple foot panel. Its posters are tall, slender stacked spheres that get smaller as they approach the ceiling. The round metal canopy is in a brushed nickel finish.

4. Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Suite 1870A Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman introduces its Designer Request Luxury Headboard Program. Pick your design, pick your size, pick your height. Sounds pretty simple, right? That’s the whole idea. The Designer Request Luxury Headboard Program is the simple way to specify luxury upholstered headboards from Lewis Mittman. Stop in the showroom to view the collection and order yours today! 3.

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5. Filsinger Chicago, Suite 1870 Hamilton Inc. uses an exotic hardwood from Hawaii called KOA to create this modern take on a 19th-century Louis Philippe classic. Inspired by an antique, the clean lines of its silhouette allow this piece to transition beautifully into today’s modern interiors.

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6. Sherrill Collection, Suite 1666 Based on the easy-going style of romantic Italy, Hickory White has launched the San Lucca Collection. Named after the city of Lucca, this collection represents the best of both worlds—Old World craftsmanship and New World design. With pieces both eclectic and complimentary, the San Lucca collection is offered in two major wood finishes in both smooth and textured. Premium chestnut, maple and antique cherry veneers and specially designed hardware are also highlighted. Stop by the showroom for a first-hand look at this wonderful new collection!

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what’s new

1. Brunschwig & Fils, Suite 6-121 Brunschwig introduces E’tofec Exotique for Spring ’08, a nongender specific collection of textiles with eclectic influences blending into any environment. Stop in to see this collection of printed velvets, linens, silk velvet lampas, damasks and jacquards. Kirk Brummel has introduced a variety of lush textures focusing on elegant neutrals, black, cerise, red and chartreuse. From velvets to metallics to pure silks and linen cotton blends, the collection is elegant and sophisticated.

2. Holly Hunt, Suite 1728 Known as the premier resource for natural textured wallcoverings, Phillip Jeffries Ltd. is an innovative and unique addition to the Holly Hunt Showroom, offering a range of exciting wallcoverings from Japanese Paper Weaves, Raffia and Metallic Leaf to Silk, Hemp and Arrowroot grasscloths. Featured here is the newest addition, Juicy Jute Grasscloth. 1.

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3. Lee Jofa, Suite 6-136 Clarence House at Lee Jofa is pleased to announce their Spring Awakening Collection. Turandot was inspired by the colors, costumes and set from the famous opera of the same name. It presents a dramatic interplay of cut and uncut linen pile to present a geometric pattern of concentric circles and squares, available in three color ways. There is no question that Turandot is the perfect mid-century look for any modern interior.

4. Cowtan & Tout, Suite 638 Babylone, from the Manuel Canovas 2008 Collection, is a graphic silk embroidery reminiscent of the most sophisticated ethnic textiles. The entire collection can be viewed in the Cowtan & Tout Showroom.

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5. Grange, Suite 1825 GRANGE is pleased to feature the Provençal collection in its showroom. Provence, a region in the south of France, is renowned worldwide for its scenery, art and cuisine. An inspiration to artists and travelers, the rich colors and sunlight of this region determine the warm finishes of the Provençal Collection.

6. Westwater Patterson, Suite 1806 James Vilona’s cast bronze Zen Bench would be fabulous in a foyer, in a garden or on a deck. His works are limited editions and are collected worldwide. Visit Westwater Patterson to see some of his select pieces.

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what’s new

1. C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1619 Showcasing a wealth of colors, fabrics and designs to choose from, create a distinct look that is custom tailored for you. With award winning designers and highly skilled artisans, Legacy Home creates some of the finest, most luxurious linens in the industry.

2. Duralee, Suite 6-167 New York-based designer Philip Gorrivan has partnered with Highland Court to create the Philip Gorrivan Collection for Highland Court, a six-book set of woven color books featuring his signature style of fresh, modern designs with a touch of the past and punches of color. For more information on the Philip Gorrivan Collection for Highland Court visit the Duralee showroom.

3. Dessin Fournir Companies, Suite 1813 Introducing the New Silk Damask Collection from the renowned London firm, de Gournay. The ebullient pineapple design is available paper-backed for use as wallpaper or unbacked for use as drapery and soft furnishings. The collection includes 28 exciting new shades to give a contemporary touch to a traditional motif. Colors range from dramatic black, amethyst and chocolate brown to an extensive palette of neutrals and stunning jewel brights.

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4. Julia Gray Ltd., Suite 1856 Beds, beds and more beds. Julia Gray Ltd. is known for having a nice selection of beds. If designing a master bedroom, a guest suite or a child’s room, choose a complete bed, three rails or headboard only. Easy options available, choose from a number of finishes and custom colors. Also, you must see the luxurious Pratesi linens. Stop in or visit their online catalog at juliagrayltd.com.

5. Melvin Wolf, Suite 1674 While representing manufacturers of fine furniture, the word “custom” has become synonymous with Melvin Wolf. It is possible to accomplish your specific design needs by customizing everything from case pieces, metal pieces and lighting. At Melvin Wolf, they have been paying attention to details for three generations. Setting shown from The Sterling Collection. Numerous samples for sale.

6. Osborne & little, Suite 610 Perrouet–printed fabrics, wallcoverings and silk stripes inspired by the elegance of Paris, with a hint of whimsy: delicate orchids and bold stylized thistles, roses in full bloom with colorful parrots, a 1940s park scene in the manner of a toile de jouy.

7. TCD/ELLO, Suite 1883 The TCD Showroom presents a collaboration of fine Italian handmade wood and refined Swarovski crystals combined into an extravagant furniture collection solitare! View this exceptional collection on display at the TCD showroom.

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what’s new

1. Atelier Lapchi, Suite 6-160 Throughout the spring, Atelier Lapchi will be celebrating Flora and Fauna, an exhibit of handwoven carpets from the Lapchi Collection featuring designs inspired by organic floral motifs. Pictured is Arrowroot in Stone. From brightly hued abstracts to tonal 19th-century British patterns, each Lapchi carpet is handwoven to-order in wool and silk and is certified by the Rugmark Foundation to ensure that no child labor has been used in its production. 2. Schumacher, Suite 6-133 Matthew Patrick Smyth and Schumacher have joined forces to introduce one of the most exciting Spring collections. Featured here is Durance Embroidery, adapted from Matthew’s Irish heritage—a classically inspired design based on a traditional Celtic knot has been reinterpreted into a modern embroidery on a cotton and linen ground.

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3. Hokanson Carpet, Suite 1881 Following a reputation for quality and design excellence, Hokanson Carpet has developed a line of carpets that confirms its leadership in this industry. Their products are made of wool, silk and viscous, incorporating design influences from every era, dating back to ancient Greek Motifs. With over 500 patterns and a wide palette of colored yarns, textures and weaves, they can accommodate all of your needs. Premium express delivery is available upon request. 4. J. Robert Scott, Suite 1873 Gold—this precious mineral has long been a symbol of value, capturing attention and sparking desire throughout history. Now with her modern day alchemy, Sally Sirkin Lewis introduces The Gold Collection from the Golden state, an extraordinary group of sophisticated, luxurious textiles in tones of gold.

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5. Odegard, Suite 1828 Odegard’s Chicago showroom presents the Paul Mathieu Collection of hand-knotted carpets featuring Acanthe Dedans. Renowned French designer Paul Mathieu painted designs inspired by acanthus and oak leaves, which Stephanie Odegard translates into her carpets. This collection is part of their six years of collaboration on jewelry for the home. 6. Pindler & Pindler, Suite 618 Pindler & Pindler recently introduced five Signature Exclusive indoor/outdoor drapery designs which were exclusively woven in Sweden with Sunbrella yarns. These patterns are 59” wide and woven and then clipped with a fil coupe technique. Sunbrella sheer and casement fabrics embody romantic luxury without compromising high performance.

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what’s new in sustainable products

1. Edelman Leather, Suite 1873D We’ve made it easy to have Edelman Leather in corporate and home offices­—they are GRADED into: Herman Miller, Geiger, AIlsteeI, HBF and OFS. In addition, Edelman is proud to announce that all of its leathers are 100% GREENGUARD certified. Total freedom for designers in style, color and texture. 2. JANUS et Cie, Suite 1876 In keeping with JANUS et Cie’s long-standing commitment to sustainable living, the new Details Collection of finely crafted accessories incorporates utilitarian, recycled and new elements from around the world. JANUS et Cie’s lifestyle furnishings add a distinctive look to private and public settings.  Their staff serves clients with creativity and efficiency, offering elegant solutions to any design environment.  Visit the showroom to preview Details and many other spectacular new collections. 312.822.0460 www.janusetcie.com 3. Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Suite 633 Pure Style is designed for customers wishing to reduce environmental impact without sacrificing style. Innovative constructions distinguish these offerings in a palette ranging from deep tones and bright, bold hues to natural shades and soft pastels. These extraordinary fabrics are recycled, organic or sustainable, colored with low-impact dyes and have environmentally responsible finishes.

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4. ToDD Hase, Suite 1622 TODD HASE proudly welcomes rugs by Woven Elements. Made by hand in Nepal combining naturally dyed Tibetan wool, mohair, silk, hemp, nettle and cactus, Woven Elements honors sustainable harvesting and family weaving practices, as no factories or mills are used to produce their made-to-order collection. 5. Hinson & Company, Suite 6-117 HINSON PARALLELS VELVET is an eco-friendly fabric woven of 50% bamboo, the yarn that provides the lush cut velvet pile. It is the first time Hinson has used bamboo yarn, a renewable resource, which continues to grow back. Woven in Belgium, Parallels qualifies for heavy duty contract application, available in brown, mushroom and off-white. It is modern in design, new in bamboo yarn content and versatile in function. 6. Niermann Weeks, Suite 1820 Niermann Weeks presents creation baumann’s “Spring Greening” Wednesday, May 7 création baumann produces awardwinning strictly eco-friendly textiles. The whimsical, fantasy-inspired textiles are suitable for residential, hospitality or contract use. Join them for a presentation and to support the use of eco-friendly textiles in interior design. Refreshments will be served.

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7. Innovations in Wallcovering, Suite 629A Innovations is thrilled to introduce Nautilus, an exciting addition to their Innvironments Collection of eco-friendly wallcoverings. This luxurious new wall treatment is created with ultra-thin layers of mica that is adhered to a cellulose backing, producing an organically textural look, reflecting the beauty of nature in every jewel tone. Nautilus is 36” wide and available in six colors.

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what’s new for outdoor

1 . Anacara Company, Suite 16-130 The Saratoga collection has the feel of traditional wicker but features the durability of all-weather resin wicker material that will hold up for years. Your comfort is enhanced by the deep seat domestically made cushions. Choose from any of their 200 fabrics, or provide your own fabric. Complete the look with the Saratoga Dining Collection.

2. David Sutherland Showroom, Suite 1800 Sheer Net, one of four distinctive patterns from the new Perennials™ Outdoor Fabrics collection, NetWorks™ , is the industry’s first printed solution-dyed acrylic sheer with a pattern drawing upon primitive Polynesian fishing nets. The elegant pattern intensifies with light casting through the casement. From the exterior the look is neutral and solid while the interior is a dreamy, ever changing play of pattern and light.

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3. Lloyd Flanders, Suite 1650 A traditional favorite, the Centennial collection combines comfort and function with old world charm. Added to the collection for 2008 is the 35” square dining table, perfect for small balconies or contract applications. Available in 17 Lloyd Loom custom finishes and 230 fabrics—Come home to Lloyd Flanders.

4. Mallin, Suite 1766 Mallin announces their first ever Super Sizzling Sample Sale!! Mallin specializes in classic furnishings that provide comfort, pleasure and years of enjoyment. Mallin offers cast, aluminum and all weather wicker furniture with custom fabrics and frame finishes. Together with Mallin your personal style will be as unique as your outdoor surroundings. Call Donna at 312.836.0375 for your personal viewing.

5. Meadowcraft, Suite 1747 Meadowcraft announces the grand opening of their new showroom, Suite 1747. Meadowcraft wrought iron is designed to provide maximum comfort and durability that withstand the elements of modern life. Meadowcraft can be seen in interior or exterior applications in residential or commercial settings. Stop in for a personal tour of the 2008 selections. Don’t forget that Meadowcraft ships in 10-15 business days.

6. Michael Taylor Designs, Suite 1868A Michael Taylor Designs presents the Bamboo Collection, a full collection of lounge, dining and poolside designs for outdoor and indoor living hand cast of solid aluminum offered in several signature finishes and an array of powder-coated colors. Take advantage of their outdoor furniture and fabric promotion offered March 1–May 31.

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1. O.W. Lee, Suite 1786 The Monterra Collection features unique details such as hammered rivets at key intersections and embossed flat bars that envelope the cushioning of the chair, creating beautiful and distinctly comfortable deep seating.

2. Rock Wood, Suite 1760 Take a peek at Rock Wood’s Teak! Rock Wood is the teak supplier of choice to some of the world’s most prestigious contract projects. Rock Wood elegant teak collections redefine the standard of elegance both indoors and out. Whether you are looking for a small bistro table or one to seat the entire family —Rock Wood has a style and size for everyone. Don’t forget Rock Wood Teak offers your client a lifetime guarantee.

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3. Telescope Casual Furniture, Suite 1776 Forward thinking and forward movement are represented in the clean, crisp, yet fluid lines of the Momentum Sling Collection from Telescope Casual. With its vast selection of frame/ fabric combinations the collection can have a variety of different looks, ranging from contemporary to transitional.

4. Veneman Collections, Suite 15-120 Tan for Two—this unique pool lounger from Veneman Collections is not just ultra-stylish, but it is quite accommodating as well.  Both the back and leg sections of the chaise can be lifted to different heights, allowing guests to lounge side by side or face to face. Cushions are extra deep for extra comfort and available in 15 different weave finish colors.

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5. Winston Furniture, Suite 16-100 Elegant and intricately detailed—These are the appropriate words to describe Colonia a striking new collection from Winston. This traditional, fine cast aluminum furniture combines comfort with a new level of design sophistication. Colonia is a complete collection of dining, seating and bar height dining. All of Winston’s frame finishes and multitude of fabrics are available for coordinating with any outdoor setting.

Outdoor Lifestyle, Suite 1785 See their commercial grade cast aluminum furniture for your Memorial Day gathering.

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Antiques from Around the World Arrive in Market Square

Market Square Chicago offers inspiration and magnificent product to complete any chic living space with accessible luxury, located on the 15th floor of The Merchandise Mart. Explore your style at Chicago’s unique destination for design – offering an extensive variety of global products such as, lighting, bedding, decorative accessories, furniture, tabletop, wall décor, floor coverings, antique’s, causal furnishings and much more, Market Square Chicago has something for all to explore. 

Three Friends Studio – Asian Antiques and Furniture, Suite 1532 (Photos LEft) Three Friends Studio Asian Antiques & Furniture is truly a one-of-a-kind showroom owned and operated by two extremely passionate individuals, Margaret and Michael Chung. Both born and raised in Hong Kong, they came from families strongly rooted in literary traditions and both had grandfathers who were famous Chinese Scholars. Margaret has her Master’s in Chinese Art History & Michael has over 25 years of design experience. All pieces found in the showroom originate from China. One can find anything from architectural artifacts, Chinese antique furniture and beautiful sculptures that represent Chinese dynastic history. Margaret explains one of her favorite pieces, “Our 19th-century large Root Couch from Anhui Province in Southeast China where the art of making furniture from tree roots was indigenous to the local craftsmen.” The Chung’s research every piece they buy to share the history with all of their customers. They pair their love for Chinese art history and their professionalism to create a unique showroom. Margaret is also a member of the Women’s Board of The Field Museum of Natural History. Be sure to ask Margaret about her vast knowledge of the history behind some of the famous Chinese art that has traveled to Chicago.

Crescent Worth Art & Antiques, Suite 1536 (Photos Right) Crescent Worth Art & Antiques is a family-owned business, run by Lynda Dehler and her daughter Colleen Doyle for over 20 years. They recently opened a showroom at Market Square carrying antiques of beautiful paintings, historic furniture & gorgeous jewelry. Their passion for the business involves the discovery, research and restoration of wonderful objects of beauty & history. Lynda and Colleen’s true passion visibly lies in the paintings they bring into their business. “It is incredibly rewarding to know the paintings we sell will be enjoyed by another family for many generations to come” says Lynda. “We find great satisfaction in seeing these pieces, so treasured in the past, find new homes,” adds Colleen.

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LuXEHOME®, mart moves & calendar of events

LUXEHOME Christopher Peacock, Suite 148 Christopher Peacock is pleased to announce the formation of Christopher Peacock Paint. The new company will offer several types and finishes of the world’s finest paint and two types of premium undercoats. All 90 premium colors are available in color sample pots, Color Cards and Fan Decks.

Farrow & Ball, Suite 105B The showroom is delighted to announce the arrival of exciting new colours for 2008. Striking and contemporary, they are as intense as the passion for authenticity and quality that created them. They will inspire you to create unrivalled contemporary interior (and exterior) designs. The colour palette includes over 130 stunning colours in over a dozen finishes, which means that there is a Farrow & Ball paint for every wall, floorboard, door, window frame, summerhouse, garden bench and sideboard, in every discerning home across the world.

Career Opportunities South Sea Rattan, Suite 1785 South Sea Wicker and Rattan will be opening their Chicago Merchandise Mart showroom in August 2008 and is looking for a showroom manager with experience in outdoor and indoor. To submit an application please contact Sandra Marion, director of sales and marketing at Sandra@southsearattan.com or 336.294.4100 Sherle Wagner, Suite 1623 Outside sales rep needed for the Chicago and surrounding market. Please fax resume to 312-464-9302. Full-time position plus benefits. For more information please contact John at 312-464-9300.

Calendar of Events May May 1 Samuel & Sons Grand Opening May 7

House Beautiful Color Institute to the Public

May 7 Niermann Weeks presents “Spring Greening” May 16 Treasure Hunt Trade Preview May 17 & 18 Treasure Hunt, Luxury Sample Sale May 26 Memorial Day—Design Center Showrooms Closed

Waterworks, Suite 333 Spring furnishings from Waterworks exude the beauty of a spring garden. Colors that breath fresh green grass, a bright April sky and vivid flower blossoms in yellow and lilac bring new life to textiles and accessories.

June June 7 DIFFA Gala June 9–11 Fine Design @ NeoCon®

July July 9–11 Official ICFA Pre-Market

September September 1 Labor Day­—Design Center Showrooms Closed September 9 Filsinger Anniversary Party September 21 DreamHome™ Opening Benefit September 22–December 22 DreamHome Open to the Public September 15–18

Mart Moves A. Rudin, Suite 1711 A. Rudin is happy to announce the return of Judy Schlosser, she looks forward to reconnecting with previous clients and building new relationships. Please stop in for a visit. Brunschwig & Fils, Suite 6-121 Brunschwig & Fils would like to welcome their new Chicago showroom manger Chris Snider to The Merchandise Mart. If you have an opportunity, stop in and introduce yourself and see their exciting new Spring collection.

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™

October October 2–3 Design Chicago, two-day Market of future fashions for fabric, furniture and more October 3–6 The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair™—Fall

November November DIFFA’s Dining by Design

December December 5–7 One of a Kind Show and Sale®

Ebanista, Suite 1677 Ebanista would like to welcome Laura Nelson to her newly appointed position as Showroom Manager. Please stop by the showroom, Suite 1677, to congratulate her.

December 22 DreamHome closed

EF+LM, Suite 1870A Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman is thrilled to announce Milissa Alverez as their new showroom manager. Please stop by Suite 1870A to congratulate her.

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