The London Design Festival is less than a week away. This year, we will join 120 new exhibitors as we make our Decorex debut. Visitors can expect a beautifully crafted “library” showcasing an extensive display of passementerie.
“We’ve incorporated a nod to the Neo-Classical architecture of Syon House to recreate a library from a great House where someone from a Grand Tour would come to muse over their collection of exquisite treasures and antiquities. A place of learning and researching, a place to study 100’s of collected samples and understand their beauty.”
Make plans to pop by our showroom during the London Design Festival for FOCUS/16. Enjoy a glass of fizz, delicious canapes and look at our new La Terre, Le Soir and Saisons collections of trimmings and tiebacks.
We’re pleased to introduce three new collections for Fall 2016. La Terre, Le Soir and Saisons showcase an array of new construction techniques, fibers and patterns in the spirit and styling synonymous with Samuel & Sons. And in response to the popularity of our Swiss Velvet Piping, we’ve expanded the palette of our luxurious velvet cord to include seventeen additional colors.
An organically inspired collection, La Terre embodies purity and understated elegance in linen, jute and luxurious cottons.
Also seen in the La Terre Printed Border, the technique used to create our Le Soir hand-printed silk borders is an industry first. Le Soir, meaning evening, draws inspiration from the moments between day and night when light renders a vista of color at the horizon. Le Soir is available in eight colors, from the subtle Mist to the vibrant Eventide.
Our latest collection of luxury performance trimmings explores complex constructions and multiple weaving techniques. Sophisticated yet durable, Saisons offers graphic and dimensional borders in varied widths in addition to classic twisted cords, a plush 1″ brush fringe, a key tassel and single tassel tieback colored in neutrals, mid-tones and brights. Saisons is woven in 100% Bella-Dura solution dyed polyolefin yarns, providing soil, mildew and UV resistance.
Recent visitors to our NYC showroom have had the pleasure of viewing the latest in a long line of imaginative window displays. For years, Luis Valentin has been the creative mastermind behind our window designs. This summer his big idea brings a small-scale beach club to Third Avenue trimmed in tapes, fringes, braids and tassels from our Harbour, Cabana, Twist & Knot, Labyrinth, Carousel, Printemps and Aurelia collections.
The Samuel & Sons Beach Club sets the scene for summertime fun in high style complete with a cast of iconic Gene Dolls. Every detail was considered, down to the tiny Labyrinth towels, impeccably trimmed cushions, even teeny tiny copies of Architectural Digest and Veranda Magazine. Join us in congratulating our creative team on another job well done!
Each year the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House calls on the talents of top interior designers for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The organization, which got its start in 1915, provides much-needed educational and developmental programs for children. By transforming a Manhattan residence into a showcase of design inspiration and the world’s finest interior furnishings, the Show House has raised over $21,000,000 over four decades.
It’s an honor each time we see Samuel & Sons trimmings used the Show House, and the range of styles and creative applications never fail to impress. This year, we were proud to be included in designs by Alex Papachristidis, Drake/Anderson, David Kleinberg,Phillip Thomas, Suzanne Kasler, Victoria Hagan and Les Ensembliers.
We’re proud to announce an upcoming event designed to showcase the unlimited potential of our Semi Custom Program in partnership with the talents of top interior designers. We hope you will join us on the evening of June 9th for Semi Custom for a Cause. Enjoy cocktails and conversation as Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 moderates a panel discussion including Renae Cohen, MichelleNussbaumer, Tina Ramchandani, Ron Scinto and Darrin Varden.
Each year, in a spectacular display of creative talent, top interior design firms gather in support of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, one of New York’s premier non-profit organizations. The annual Spring Gala affords designers a chance to stretch their imaginations within the boundaries of a table top for ten.
In celebration of “A Century of Design” each firm brought a designated design period to life through a carefully curated display of dinnerware, linens, florals and an impressive dedication to every detail. We were honored to see Samuel & Sons trimmings among these exquisite details, supporting several firms through donations of tapes, tassels, fringes and tiebacks.
In a new series designed to educate and inspire, we’ve called upon respected designers and workrooms to share their unique trim applications, techniques and installations. In our first post, Robin Feuer of The Ruffled Window, a custom drapery workroom in Englewood, New Jersey, shows how simple tapes and braids can be used to create custom window treatment designs.
Custom window treatments allow designers to set themselves apart, frequently calling on Robin for guidance to achieve a desired look. To create curved designs, for instance, she recommends a soft tape like a 1/2″ grosgrain. “It allows you to shape it, mold it and steam it into place.” Once in place, the corners are stitched by hand, finishing the sides by machine
Kenneth Alpert and Andrew Petronio of KA Design Group make a streamlined statement with black tape, using it as a border and to create a pair of wide horizontal stripes.
We’re grateful to Robin for sharing this behind the scenes look into her workroom and for contributing to the first in a series of posts designed to stretch your imagination and encourage creative trim applications.
In advance of West Week 2016, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of our LA showroom at the Pacific Design Center with two very special guests. Joining us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and design are Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief of Veranda Magazine, and designer Lori Weitzner.
Event details can be found below. Kindly let us know if you are able to attend. RSVP to email@example.com by March 15.
If you can’t join us for the event, see this previous post for a glimpse of Spring 2016 collections on display in our LA showroom.
This year’s Oscar contenders have been personified in passementerie; translated in trim using iconic images as inspiration by the same brilliant team behind our memorable print advertisements.
They’ve captured the rugged terrain of The Revenant, the authentic spirit and color of 1950’s Brooklyn, The Martian’s desolate, otherworldly palette, and finally, the seductive tones and feminine allure of The Danish Girl.
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures via architecturaldigest.com
Step inside our Los Angeles showroom at the Pacific Design Center where the new Spring collections are on display. Our talented merchandising team has assembled a dazzling display of Bejeweled trimmings set amidst a backdrop of sparkling Lucite and mirror.
Watch for a colorful collection of Calisto tassels and fringe artfully hung nearby Optix-lined walls and lampshades, adding geometric dimension in a palette of sophisticated neutrals.