Archive for April, 2007

Coverings 2007

By danielle

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After a weeklong adventure in Chicago, I am happy to report that Coverings 2007 was quite the success. Chicago’s very-own Mayor Daley walked the show floor, the design-calendar girls partied it up with tile & stone enthusiasts at the Chicago Illuminating Company and the House of Blues, and we sat-in on some amazing seminars presented by industry icons including architect Richard Meier.

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Let the festivies begin!

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Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier (middle left), Richard Meier & Partners Architects, poses with fellow architect Foreman Rogers (middle right), TVS Interiors, Christine Abbate, Novità Communications and Luciano Galassini, Confindustria Ceramica.

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Innovative new products were on display throughout the convention center. This exhibit was designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects and included a cafe (check out all those people enjoying some delicious Italian pasta).

Metropolitan Home Design 100

By danielle

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With Caipirinha’s (# 4 in Met Home’s Design 100) served to you as you entered, a book-signing by glass-master Dale Chihuly (#95 on the list) Design Calendar found a roomful of the most influential people in our industry at the Four Season Hotel last night. This event is guaranteed to be the subject of hot water-cooler talks in many offices. Congrats to our friend Cara Greenburg for winning the famed Cradle Wing Chair striped chair (#27 of D100).

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“Blonds have more fun!” Watch out Marilyn Monroe – Katherine E. Nelson, Metropolitan Home Senior Editor Architecture + Design and Jolie Cross Cohen, VP of PR for The Robert Allen Group are stars of this show.

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Kimberly Oliver, founder of AmericanSuccessMachinery and HauteGreen 2007 Juror and Jamie Gray, owner of our favorite Park Slope design store Matter and domino’s daily dose material guy enjoy the cocktail of the hour.

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A shout out to our friends at FunFurDe and Nancy Koltes!

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Glass-artist Dale Chihuly’s amazing installation served as the perfect centerpiece for the evening. He also signed books and took photos with fans!

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And the award for the best Saucy Stripes (as the invitation called for) goes to….