Design Walk 2012

Design Walk 2012 Schedule Of Events

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DesignWalk NYC 2012 – September 12 to 14

“3 days of Presentations, Talks, Tours and Open Houses”
Put on your comfortable shoes and join us while we take it to the streets. It’s 3 days of adventure and exploration below 30th Street with our Industry Partners who will be hosting product presentations, CEUs, museum tours and offering complimentary breakfast, lunch and evening cocktail receptions. Sign up and walk on down for a fun and educational journey through some of the most trendy parts of New York City!

Explore – Experience – Discover

Chelsea/Flatiron September 12
Soho / Tribeca September 13
Meatpacking September 14

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THE DESIGN WALK IS MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR PARTICIPATING INDUSTRY PARTNERS::

PLATINUM PARTICIPANT LEVEL

632 on Hudson
Originally built in 1847 as a townhouse for the family of a sashmaker, 632 Hudson Street was converted to a general store and produce market late in the 19th century by Hugh King, whose name appears on the pediment.
Purchased by the Esteve family in the 1930′s, the building became home to an import export business and chorizo sausage factory, which it remained until 1992.
In that year the present owner acquired the building, restoring and renovating it over a period of twenty years which led to its present incarnation as the private event space 632 on Hudson.
Arhaus
Arhaus stores are compelling, inspiration-filled environments—each an average of 20,000 sq. ft.—showcasing one-of-a-kind handcrafted home furnishings reflective of a distinct global point-of-view. Arhaus collaborates with skilled artisans to craft its many exclusive collections, which are complemented by timeless upholstered pieces (slipcovered, leather and custom-ordered), indoor and outdoor dining, bedroom furniture, and more. Made of the world’s finest materials, products are then presented in dramatic lifestyle settings using architectural elements embellished with hand-painted murals and fresh botanicals.What does it mean to be “green”? At Arhaus, it means working with artisans who share our earth conscious values and use renewable and recycled materials when making pieces for our stores. Sustainable without sacrificing style, Arhaus brand furnishings are made with everything from recycled glass and copper, to reclaimed wood and timber, like Bamboo, Mango and Teak, grown for the sole purpose of building. And unlike other retailers, Arhaus’ commitment to conserve dates back to 1986 when John Reed founded the business and quickly vowed to never use woods from the world’s endangered rain forests.

Arhaus is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bisazza
Established in 1956, Alte Vicenza, Northern Italy, Bisazza is one of the top luxury brands in the design sector and the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaic for interior and exterior decorations. Bisazza has become a trailblazer, marked by a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, a mastery of modern technologies with an ability to read and anticipate the needs of a global market. Over the years, the company has worked with leading figures in architecture, design, art and fashion; notably Michael Graves, Jamie Hayon, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Andre Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and Nendo.

Daltile
Daltile is one of the most respected brands in the flooring industry, offering the widest selection of distinctive lines of ceramic, porcelain, glass and metal. It features an impressive variety of natural stone products, the ONE quartz slabs and the newest collection, NEXT. Dedicated to innovative product development, Daltile remains committed to incorporating environmentally friendly processes throughout its organization.
Established in 1947 in Dallas, Texas, Daltile is the largest manufacturer and distributor of tile and stone products in North America. Operating nine manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, the company employs approximately 10,000 people and manages over 250 company-owned stores nationwide – 47 of which are Natural Stone Showrooms along with 11 Gallery Design Centers. Each showroom employs trained Interior Designers and functions as the best resource for industry professionals. Visit the Galleries in Anaheim, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Manhattan, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Las Vegas.

Hafele
Häfele America Co. serves the US market as a distribution organization and maintains its Corporate Office and primary Distribution Center in Archdale, North Carolina. We provide products and services to the Furniture, Cabinet, Architectural/Builders and Access Control industries. 
Sales and Marketing activities focus on the needs of customers including Architects/Specifiers, Manufacturers and Retailers. A Hafele Showroom network is established in major cities in the US, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Our second Distribution center is located in Los Angeles.

Hansgrohe
Established in 1901, Hansgrohe and Axor, the designer brand of the Hansgrohe Company, epitomizes the best in luxury shower, bath
and kitchen products. A global pioneer in the sanitation industry, with roots in Germany, Hansgrohe has a passion for water and is
committed to innovation, performance and quality with exceptional design. Hansgrohe is committed to creating innovative
products with unsurpassed technology, quality and design. In addition, we are committed to preserving the precious resource,
water through sustainable practices and EcoRight products. Hansgrohe is proud to be a WaterSense partner since 2007.
Visionary thinking to create values that last.
Conserving what’s valuable while developing ideas for the future.At Axor we collaborate exclusively with the world’s top designers – Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec to create Designer Visions for the Bathroom. Hansgrohe USA manufactures kitchen & bath products with
German engineering and Georgia craftsmanship, please visit us at www.hansgrohe-usa.com.

Heller Gallery
Heller Gallery: Representing artists using glass as a fine art medium since 1973.
our featured exhibition, on view during the Design Walk 2012 is:September 7 – October 6
MARC PETROVIC
AVIANS

also on view in September works by:
STEFFEN DAM
JEANNET ISKANDAR
LUKE JERRAM
TOBIAS MOHL
NORMAN MOONEY
SIBYLLE PERETTI
LINO TAGLIAPIETRA

Merchant House
The Museum is now engaged in implementing a house-wide series of restoration projects in an effort to present an even more authentic interpretation of the house and the Tredwell family’s original furnishings from 1835 to 1865. Join Museum Consultant Vincent Plescia for an illustrated slide lecture where he will discuss the results of the top-to-bottom paint analysis, structural changes uncovered and forensic techniques employed to determine appropriate window treatments and floor coverings.
NEXT by Daltile
NEXT by Daltile is a high-end collection of rectified large format tiles with modern colors and textures specifically created for commercial projects such as retail and hospitality.
Each series is a collection of ceramic and porcelain, some of which contains high percentages of recycled content, created with the latest Italian technology using the highest quality of raw materials.GALLERY – Vibrant, bold colors with linear textures available in floor, wall and Slimlite tiles as well as in an oversized hexagon floor tile.
EC1 – Sleek contemporary porcelain tile and panel sizes in several textures.
SUBLIME – The sophisticated color palette of this wall tile collection is enhanced by its modern surface-painted designs.
ELITE – This versatile porcelain floor tile has the essence of stained concrete.
CHALET – Digital Reveal Imaging technology is used to create this understated wood-look porcelain planking.

Savoir Beds
For more than 100 years Savoir bespoke beds have been the choice of luminaries as diverse as Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Sir Terrence Conran, and Marilyn Monroe. Although in existence since 1905 (when Savoir Beds were first crafted for the Savoy Hotel in London) it is only recently that the brand has found itself outside of its hometown and making its mark with designers globally – especially New York. Spend a Third of your Life in First Class”… something that truly comes true at Savoir Beds flagship store located at 28 Wooster Street in the heart of SoHo, New York City on the corner of Grand Street.

Stone Source
Over the past 20 years, many of the world’s top architecture and design firms have put their trust in Stone Source. We have delivered carefully-selected materials from all over the world, including: natural stone, porcelain tile, ceramic tile, glass tile, engineered stone, reclaimed and old growth wood and other materials.
We have continuously sought to understand the evolving needs of firms and have made it our mission to solve for these unique challenges. Distinctive products to help you achieve separation with your projects, same day sampling, 98% on time availability and project management for national rollout programs; these are just a few of the services we provide to make each project a success.
We are headquartered in New York City and have showrooms and sales offices nationwide. Our warehouses are located in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles.

GOLD PARTICIPANT LEVEL

Carnegie
Carnegie is a creative business that designs and manufactures innovative textile and wallcovering solutions for the global interiors marketplace.
To Carnegie a commitment to quality and innovation is inseparable from a commitment to sustainability. Not only is our entire collection free of PVC, but the company discourages its use and invests significantly in the research and development of sounder environmental textiles and finishes.

Flou
Flou has remained committed to its mission which is to help people sleep well. By consistently producing high quality beds with soothing, clean and contemporary design lines, Flou has subtly redefined sleep culture. Most noted for its elegant storage beds with removable fabric upholstery, Flou also offers a complete bedroom furniture assortment that includes wardrobes, night tables, storage chests, duvets, mattresses and linens which are available in both European and American sizes. Flou is available in major cities throughout the world. Its flagship showroom in North America is at 42 Greene Street in New York City.

Fritz Hansen
Founded in 1872, Republic of Fritz Hansen™ is one of the world’s leading design and manufacturers within premium furniture design. Fritz Hansen is renowned for its quality and collection of design icons through collaborations with some of the world’s most influential architects and designers including; Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and more recently, Jaime Hayon and Cecilie Manz. Republic of Fritz Hansen’s US headquarters and flagship showroom is located in Soho in New York City. www.fritzhansen.comDesigner Todd Bracher will be our guest speak for the Sept 13th talk.

Grohe
Grohe AG is Europe’s largest and the world’s leading single-brand manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings. Quality, technology, design and sustainability. Four brand values that illustrate our commitment to creating exceptional experiences. We set our standards extremely high to ensure that every time you turn on a GROHE faucet or step into a GROHE shower you can feel the difference. GROHE’s new 15,000 square-foot Live! Center, located at 160 Fifth Avenue in New York’s Flatiron district, is designed to provide support, training and inspiration for GROHE’s professional partners. Architects, designers, project specifiers and their clients are invited to view GROHE’s extensive product portfolio in the relaxed environment of the new Fifth Avenue showroom.
Lillian August
For over 25 years Lillian August and her team have designed the interiors of hundreds of homes throughout the United States. No other designer or furniture store can offer the assortment of fabrics, furniture, rugs, accessories and design services than those found at Lillian August.Lillian August currently has four stores: an 80,000 square-foot design center in Norwalk, CT, an outlet in South Norwalk, CT, a design store in Los Angeles, CA located in H.D. Buttercup, and its newest 17,000 square foot addition at 12 West 20th Street in New York, NY. Trade is welcome at all locations.

P.E. Guerin
P.E. Guerin is the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City. The company was started in 1857 by French immigrant Pierre Emmanuel Guerin and has been at its current location on Jane Street in Greenwich Village since 1892, run by P.E. Guerin’s great grandnephew.
The four-story flagship building still houses the company’s main offices, the New York showroom, and a foundry and factory where virtually any custom request can be produced. We also have more than 25,000 stock items on hand. Our Made-to-Order collection draws from over a century of historical and custom patterns.
Our company has grown from a single location into a thriving worldwide business that includes foundries in Valencia, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal as well as six showrooms across the United States.
The P.E. Guerin family has always stood for the highest quality and finest service — and we maintain this standard today.

Trak-Kit
FLOW™ featuring the Trak-Kit™ system was designed to meet people’s need for mobility and versatility with their work/living space. FLOW™ delivers custom dynamic spaces that accommodate a range of lifestyle needs that are in sync with the changing world that we live-in today. FLOW™ is the company, where smart technology, modern architecture and functional design are developed together simultaneously to offer an unparalleled experience and work flow. For so long we adapted our lifestyles to work with technology, at FLOW™, we will continue to adapt technologies and design to meet our lifestyles.

SILVER PARTICIPANT LEVEL

Belle Epoque
We offer one of the largest collections of fine rare Authentic Art Nouveau and Art Deco vintage posters / antique posters & other related paper memorabilia from the Belle Epoque through to modern times 1880′s to the 1990′s. All of our vintage posters are guaranteed originals. We do not offer reproductions. We offer only authentic vintage advertising posters made for the original advertisement.Linda Tarasuk and Elie Saporta, the proprietors, are founding members of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA).
Linda, a collector of vintage posters for forty years turned her passion for collecting, together with her partner, into a thriving business. She graduated from New York University where she majored in art and studied under notable artists such as Helen Frankenthaler.

Elie is the past chairman of the authentication and vetting committee of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association setting the world standards for collecting vintage posters.

We have been involved in organizing museum exhibitions and have been interviewed by prestigious newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post etc.

Custom conservation framing of vintage posters, graphics, paintings, documents, heirlooms and objects, from a selection of hand carved, gold leaf, lacquer, exotic woods, hand wrapped fabric mats, shadow boxes, fan frames and more. Exquisitely crafted frames and painstakingly designed framing solutions result in a powerful, striking statement.

Flor
FLOR’s innovative system of carpet squares comes in an inspiring palette of colors, patterns and textures that can be assembled to create custom rugs, runners or wall-to-wall designs of any shape or size. Designed for real life, FLOR squares let you replace squares, not rooms, and are an environmentally-responsible choice for modern lifestyles.
Flos
Founded in 1962 in Merano, Italy, FLOS is an international company that offers a range of lighting products and systems for residential and architectural applications. Known for its creative and innovative lighting solutions, the company can boast a rich catalog of iconic products created by legends of design like Achille Castiglioni, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, and many others. FLOS shows constant commitment to technological research and innovation, together with an extraordinary capacity to spot new creative talent. With the recent launch of the Soft Architecture collection, an avant-garde project which has received top international awards, the company gave further proof of a well established brand’s ability to look to the future without forgetting its own tradition. Flos has flagship stores in Rome, Milan, Paris, Hong Kong, Stockholm, London and New York.
Knoll
Knoll, recipient of the 2011 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, brings together the way we work and live. Today, our commitment to modern design, understanding of the workplace and dedication to sustainable design has yielded a unique portfolio of products.
Sherwin Williams
Whether you’re looking for color options, environmentally responsible solutions or guidance on selecting the best coating, you can count on Sherwin-Williams at every step of the design process. Sherwin-Williams offers resources tailored exclusively for design professionals and we’re committed to supporting your project from vision to execution.

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