Next stop on the Blogfest agenda – touring the Kravet and Lee Jofa offices in NYC and boy was it fun!! I now have a deeper understanding of how they work and their departments within the company.
(Above left) Jennifer Powell of Kravet striking a pose at her desk. The space is so organized and clean! I wonder how they do it ?! (Above right) Various fabrics displayed for the marketing department.
(Above) Design concepts for several Kravet showrooms across the country and Canada.
(Above) The Kravet hallways. Look at all that storage, my I wish our fabric filing at Design Lines looked this good!
Fabrics, fabrics, fabrics, and more fabrics!
(Above) The CAD Room where staff members work on fabric coloring. It is a must, to have big printers.
(Above) Kravet also does custom fabric requests for various projects. The one above, is for Disney.
(Above) Lilly Pultizer fabrics by Lee Jofa. I love all the pop of color. Did you know, within every Lilly pattern you will find her name? Oftentimes, it is hidden but you can see in the lower left picture.
While technology plays an important part in fabric coloring today, sometimes matching fabric color by paint is the best way to go. (illustrated above lower right.)
(Above left) A Lee Jofa employee who has been with the company for over 40 years – he was so passionate about all the fabrics and was extremely knowledgeable.
(Above) Trends and inspiriation boards inside Lee Jofa.
Thank you for the tour!
Next, we’ll give you some more eye candy with our visit to the New York Design Center. See you tomorrow. Continue reading
Next stop on the agenda – May Studios on Long Island. The Blogfest 2011 crew was spoiled with a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Lee Jofa celebrated the launch of their new “Heritage Collection” by having 6 iconic interior designers design vignettes using fabrics from the collection. This party was hosted by Traditional Home.
Suzanne Kasler, David Easton, Diamond Baratta Design, Eric Cohler, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Thomas O’Brien were all in attendance. These designers were all gracious and autographed our very own “Inspired Styles” book published by Assouline.
(Above left) Thomas O’Brien’s vignette and (Above right) Hilaire with Thomas O’Brien
(Above) The Rosebank Print and vignette designed by Diamond Baratta Design.
(Above lef) Jennifer Powell of Kravet speaks with Eric Cohler about his vignette while (above left) is a glimpse of David Easton signing books for fellow attendees of the event.
Tomorrow we’ll have a review of the Ace Hotel, plus more on the events at Blogfest including a kickin cool tour of Kravet and Lee Jofa’s headquarters in Manhattan.
images: 1. Mayo Studios & the rest are personal
After a day of battling the fog I finally arrived in NYC for day two of Blogfest 2011. Blogfest attendees received an up close look at the new Lilly Pulitzer home furnishings line with a preview and picnic in the Lee Jofa showroom.
(Above) Hilaire with Susan from Bridget Bear Designs & Faith of Faith Sheridan Design Group, Inc. inside the Lee Jofa Showroom.
I can’t get over the blues! I love the blue checkered pattern on the walls and all the pop of orange.
Growing up in the interior design industry, I have always heard of Barbara Barry and seen her breathtaking designs – but I never thought I would have the opportunity to hear her speak let alone meet her.
(Above- left) Mrs. Kravet & Scott Kravet speaking with Barbara Barry after her presentation. (Above – right) Jennifer interviewing Barbara inside the Kravet Showroom.
Barbara Barry introduced her new line of Kravet fabrics called “Indochine,” and we even tasted Barbara’s new delicious tea from Tea Leaves called “Citrine.” My it was quite the event!
Thank you Barbara, for your gracious spirit. You are a true inspiration!
Tomorrow, we recap our visit to Long Island with Lee Jofa’s Heritage Collection and my do I have a treat for you!
The month of May will be a big hit! Have you got entertaining on your mind or better yet wanna eat out? Leave it to us, as we share our favorite area restaurant reviews. We will tell you what dishes are worth getting and give you are secrets on why we recommend this eatery.
Warmer weather also means lots of travel. We’ll be journeying to Philadelphia for the Light Fair and New York City for what I believe to be the most anticipated conference of the year – Blogfest2011, which is hosted by Kravet.
Somewhere in there we’ll even sprinkle some lifestyle posts and update you on a couple of our current projects, including the Chancellor’s House at NC State.
So Stay Tuned!
image: Waterworks Blog