Samuel and Sons Passementerie

04.12.18

Creating Couture

When first presented with a new collection, one is often left intrigued by the journey that led to its creation. Our partner, friend and renowned designer Lori Weitzner has graciously offered an intimate look inside her studio and the process of creating Couture.

New for Spring 2018, the design of Couture was a labor of love inspired by the work of contemporary fashion icons. Taking cues from advanced construction techniques, innovative approaches to pleating, embroidery and coloration took shape.

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look—from watercolors to color trials—at the development of  Couture cords, tapes, brush fringes, tassel fringes and holdbacks.

Inside the Studio of Lori Weitzner

Carolina Ombré Holdbacks

 

Lori Weitzner Studio Scenes - Creating Couture

Experimentation with pleating alongside her completed design, the Isabel Pleated Border seen here in Hibiscus.

 

Watercolor - Lori Weitzner's Studio

Watercolors and yarn reelings; Carolina Ombré Tassel Fringe in the making.

 

Lori Weitzner Studio - Creating Couture

Considering colorways and the construction of dimensional “ruffles” for the Isabel Pleated Border.

Creating Couture - Inside the design studio of Lori Weitzner

Exploring subtle shifts in color; the Carolina Ombré Brush Fringe in Rosewater.

 

 

Shop the Couture collection online or at trade showroom near you.

 

Download your copy of the Couture brochure.

Couture by Lori Weitzner

03.14.18

London Design Week 2018

A milestone for our London showroom set the stage, and our creative wheels in motion, in the months leading up to London Design Week 2018. Beyond showcasing the latest designs for Spring 2018, Creative Director Milton De Paul was among the talented tastemakers chosen to participate in the Legends at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. This series of visionary window displays and showcases offered visitors “a voyage of discovery on every floor.”

Our five years in London, a period which has seen tremendous growth, prestigious awards and successful showings at both Paris Déco Off and Decorex, inspired a series of five exquisite cakes. Taking cues from five collections having launched between 2014 and 2018, our window display of beaded, embroidered and tassel-trimmed confections paid tribute to the Gala, Shangri-La, La Terre, Oberon and Cirque collections.

 

Behind-the-scenes moments captured during the creation of each design…


Gala Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2014]  Gala Collection designed by Lori Weitzner

 

Gala Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2015 ] Shangri-La Collection by Roger Thomas

 

La Terre Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2016 ] La Terre Collection

 

Oberon Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2017 ] Oberon Collection

 

Cirque Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2018 ] Cirque Collection

 

A highlight of London Design Week, we were awarded “Best in Show” by Elle Decoration!

 

Best in Show | Elle Decoration

 

Showroom visitors enjoyed light refreshments while viewing new Spring 2018 collections:
Cirque, Hair-On-Hide, Couture
and Matelassé.

 

Samuel and Sons | London Flagship Showroom

London Design Week 2018

Delighted to see our borders in the high-flying “Canvas of Creativity” installation designed by stylist Arabella McNie.

Canvas of Creativity - London Design Week 2018

LDW 2018 Brushes

Sloane Velvet Border Brushes

Le Soir Ikat Border

Talia Border LDW 2018

Many thanks to all who visited the showroom during London Design Week!

02.23.18

Paris Déco Off 2018

Annually running alongside Maison & Objet every January, Paris Déco Off is a key event in the interior design calendar which attracts an international crowd of industry professionals and press eager to view the latest collections from the industries’ finest and most innovative brands. We were proud to present our new Spring 2018 collections—Cirque, Hair On Hide, Couture and Matelassé—at this year’s show.

The creative team arrived with a vision, and more pom poms than one could count. Upon arrival in Paris, they set out to transform a gallery space in Saint Germain into an unforgettable pop-up showroom. The concept would center around a white Wisteria tree placed in the middle of the gallery so as to take advantage of its soaring ceilings. Using elements from the Cirque collection, hundreds of pom-pom tendrils were created and suspended above two bespoke pom-pom poodles—a nod to France’s national dog.

The collections were met with praise and we had the pleasure of welcoming Lori Weitzner into the showroom on more than one occasion. Guests donned the hats from our Couture ad campaign, posing for Polaroid snapshots—the perfect, pocket-sized mementos of their visit to our Paris pop-up.

 

 

Samuel & Sons seen on the streets of Paris Déco Off…

Samuel & Sons | Deco Off Street Signage

 

 

Paris Deco Off 2018

Paris Deco Off

 

Pom Pom Poodles

 

Pom Pom Display at Deco Off

Samuel and Sons UK

Samuel & Sons Paris Pop-Up Showroom

Deco Off 2018

Paris Deco Off 2018

 

 

01.13.18

Spring Collections Debut at Paris Déco Off

New collections for Spring 2018 are set to debut at Paris Déco Off. Our plans for this five-day celebration include a spectacular display of trimmings inside our pop-up showroom at 26 Rue Bonaparte. Cirque, Hair on Hide and Matelassé as well as Couture, a new collection by Lori Weitzner, will be shown January 18 – 22.

Join us for special events on Thursday, January 18th and Saturday, January 20th. See below for details and RSVP to rsvp@samuelandsons.com

 

Paris Deco Off_ Samuel and Sons

12.19.17

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey

Over the course of six weeks this fall, visitors to the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey witnessed the beautiful work of 20 top interior designers. We were privledged to see Samuel & Sons trimmings used throughout the home. Interior designers, landscape and decorative artists from New York as well as New Jersey generously contributed their time and talents to benefit the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center. Congratulations to all involved!

JODIE O’ DESIGNS

Jodie O Designs Showhouse Bedroom

Sloane Velvet and Ribbed Borders

Jodie O Designs Bedroom Design

Jodie O Designs Showhouse Chair

Pillow trimmed with Inca Brush Fringe

 

CHATHAM INTERIORS

Chatham Interiors Custom Sofa

Aslan Beaded Border by Roger Thomas

Chatham Interiors Custom Sofa

Chatham Interiors Showhouse Sofa

Pillow and chair skirt trimmed in Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border

 

M.R. SFERRA INTERIOR DESIGN

M R Sferra Interior Design

Orbit Border in Bronze

 

K+K INTERIOR DESIGN

Window Treatment by K and K Interior Design

Le Terre Cut Fringe in Pebble

 

ID 810 DESIGN GROUP

Tableskirt by ID 810 Design Group

Table Skirt: Le Terre Cut Fringe
Drapery: Seychelles Wood Teardrop Fringe

NY Showhouse by ID 810 Design Group

Drapery Design Detail by ID 810 Design Group Showhouse

 

JENNIFER MCGEE DESIGN

Draperies by Jennifer McGee Design

5/8 and 1.5″ French Grosgrain

Jennifer McGee Design Drapery Details

 

BARBARA OSTROM ASSOCIATES

Barbara Ostrom Associates

Cabana Ring Border

Barbara Ostrom Associates Showhouse Design

 

DIANE DUROCHER INTERIORS

Diane Durocher Interiors

Interior Design by Diane Durocher

Drapery Detail - Diane Durocher

Paddington Openwork Braid

Custom Pillows by Diane Durocher

Pillow trimmed with 3/8″ Aurelia Cord

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey

Pillow trimmed with Annecy Brush Fringe

Chair Design by Diane Durocher

Italian Leather Piping

 

THYME & PLACE

Thyme and Place Interior Design

Le Musée Cord with Tape

12.28.16

Alex Papachristidis in Veranda Magazine

From the simplest cord spotted on an upholstered piece, to a show-stopping space with trim at every turn, each time we see our product in print we’re filled with great joy and gratitude. As this year comes to a close, we look back with thanks and look forward to the New Year with eagerness and optimism as our trimmings can be seen throughout the cover story in Veranda’s first issue of 2017.

Designed by Alex Papachristidis, the Kip Bay Decorator Show House dining room exudes elegance and offers many lessons in the importance of details, from expertly applied trim on furniture, pillows and lamp shades, to hand-painted seat backs. It has been our pleasure to support Alex’s vision and this worthy cause.

Alex Papachristidis in Veranda Magazine

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Alex Papachristidis

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Custom Lampshade Featuring Samuel & Sons Beaded Fringe

Normandy Silk Ornamental Fringe

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Dining Room Chair, Samuel & Sons Trim

Délicat Silk Gimp

 

 

Dining Room Chair - Kips Bay Show House featuring Samuel & Sons Trim

Délicat Silk Gimp

 

Samuel & Sons Rosette Trim - Kips Bay Show House

Le Musée Silk Rosette

 

Samuel & Sons Trim - Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Le Musée 1/4″ Silk Cord with Tape

 

Custom Cushions - Samuel & Sons Trim in the Kips Bay Show House

Le Musée 1/4″ Silk Cord with Tape

 

Elegant custom pillow with Samuel & Sons trim by Alex Papachristidis

Le Musée Narrow Braid

 

Alex Papachristidis Interiors - Sofa featuring Samuel & Sons trim in the Kips Bay Show House.

Le Musée Silk Fringe with Jasmines

12.23.16

NYC Showroom Winter Display

Just in time for the official first day of winter, we unveiled the latest New York Showroom window display. The Samuel & Sons Ski Lodge takes us inside a chic winter getaway complete with ladies and gents dressed to impress after a day on the slopes. One of our not-so-fortunate guests has found herself with a broken leg, but not to worry. She has an issue of House Beautiful magazine (and a cocktail) to keep her mind off the pain. Enjoy this snowy white mix of shimmering beaded trimmings and pint-size pillows inside our winter window. Season’s Greetings from our house to yours!

 

A Closer Look at Our Winter Display

Samuel & Sons Winter Display

NYC Showroom Window

 

Samuel & Sons NYC Winter Display

3/4” Cabana Ribbed Border in Cardinal, 9/16” Cambridge Strié Braid in Poppy

Samuel & Sons Holiday Window Display

La Terre Branch Border in Bark

Samuel & Sons Holiday Window Display

3/4 Cabana Ribbed Border in Firewood (scarf)

 

Samuel and Sons Holiday Window Display - Studded Leather Border

Toscana Studded Leather Border in Antique Gold in Saddle (bench) and Antique Silver in Claret (Bag)

 

Custom Pillows/Cushions - Samuel & Sons

Céline Ombré Bruch Fringe in Mushroom and Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border in Pearl

 

Samuel & Sons Tri - Custom Pillows

1.5” and 9/16″ Cambridge Metallic Braid in Marcasite

 

 

Glass Beaded Trim - Samuel & Sons

Lumiere Glass Beaded Fringe in Sandstone (drapes)

 

Samuel & Sons Holiday Window

3/4” Cabana Ribbed Border in Downriver and Seychelles Chevron Gimp in Cloud (scarves) and 1/8” Saisons Cord with Tape in Canvas (bag straps)

 

Samuel & Sons Ski Lodge

 

 

 

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