After a successful inaugural event, we’re pleased to announce the second installment of our Designer Series featuring Lori Weitzner, renowned wallcovering, textile and trim designer. Lori will be discussing Gala, her latest collection for Samuel & Sons that recalls notable New York neighborhoods and landmarks. Learn how she translates what inspires her, into innovative collections.
Join us at our New York showroom on Wednesday, November 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails and flavorful noshings will be served. See below for event details.
If you plan to like to attend, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Each Designer Series event will feature an esteemed guest in the design community to discuss trends, techniques, inspiration and other timely industry topics. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive updates on upcoming events.
In one of her two new collections designed for Samuel & Sons this fall, Lori Weitzner combines her lyrical, painterly approach with dimensional embroidery and her signature sophisticated palette. The Four Seasons Collection of embroidered tapes offers a contemporary take on florals in four seasonally inspired colorways: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
The Four Seasons Collection
From Left: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Lori Weitzner has long been associated with many of the industry’s most influential and respected brands. She has earned recognition through her textile and wallcovering designs as well as several collections in partnership with Samuel & Sons Passementerie.
Ajouré – A feminine, luxurious and fanciful beaded border
Broderie – A collection of intricate, embroidered borders
Everglades – Classic designs reinterpreted in abaca, linen and wood
Gala (NEW for Fall) – A celebration of New York neighborhoods and landmarks with art deco details
To mark this year’s London Design Festival, we have collaborated with House & Garden to create a one-of-a-kind cushion. Gabby Deeming, House & Garden’s decorating editor, created a bespoke design featuring playful pops of color. Gabby selected the Printemps Chevron Border in Mandarin, Citrus, Midnight and Fuchsia, and to complete the bold look, edged the cushion in the Printemps Brush Fringe in Mandarin.
Special thanks to Pauline at Curtain Design for creating the cushion.
A guiding principle for the Samuel & Sons design team is that with each new collection, beyond creating beautiful trimmings of the highest quality, we introduce something new, something unique.
Harnessing years of experience, and a depth of technical knowledge that only a select few in this country possess, the level of innovation that we employ with each new collection is what sets Samuel & Sons apart.
You will see advances in color, materials and construction throughout our Fall 2014 introductions, including the Toscana Italian Leather Collection seen in our last post, and the new beaded and bullion fringe shown below.
New for fall, Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe is a fine branch bullion offered in a timeless range of colors.
Notice the intricate header with its rolled cord edge and linear border stripes.
The collection offers a palette of 17 colors including Gold and Silver, which combine matte and lustrous yarns.
Taking color cues from Venetian glass crafted on the island of Murano, an art form in practice for over 700 years, our new Ajoutée Tiered Glass Fringe combines silk threads with glass beads in a luxurious, hand-knotted tiered fringe.
If you happen to have missed our most recent post, click here to learn more about our new Toscana Italian Leather Collection. And for more information or to request sampling, contact your nearest showroom.
What better way to head into fall than armed with a luxurious collection of leather passementerie? Today marks the official launch of our Fall 2014 collections, delivering a new range of beading, bullion, tapes, tiebacks and cords that we will showcase on the blog in coming weeks. Among them, the Toscana Collection pairs the finest Italian leather with twenty-first century innovation.
We’ve sourced the finest Italian leathers from tanneries near Florence, transforming them into impeccably crafted appliqués, tassels, cords, fringe and embellished borders. The collection’s palette ranges from core black and chocolate tones to earthen midtones and lighter neutrals.
Natural stitching highlights the embrace of our Leather Tassel Tieback. Available in four colors: Buff, Sorrel, Black Bean and Coal.
The Leather Key Tassel is available in 15 colors ranging from neutral to vivid hues.
A couture menswear-inspired twill wool border was developed by our design team and is adorned with an intricate leather cord appliqué. Seen above, Leather Appliqué on Twill Wool Border.
The supple 5.25” Leather Cut Fringe features the same distinctive grain and soft texture leather as the braided cord.
The debut of our new Designer Series featured special guest Michael Tavano, creative director of the Marks & Tavano Workroom. Designers gathered in our New York Showroom for Trim-ology: The Art & Science of the Details. The discussion touched on current trends and innovative techniques; unique approaches to customization. Guests enjoyed gathering with colleagues at an event that was as educational as it was entertaining.
If you weren’t able to attend the event, visit the Marks & Tavano Blog for a few key points from Michael’s presentation.
Marks & Tavano is a full-service workroom located in New York City specializing in luxury custom window treatments, shades, blinds and home automation. Together with a team of skilled artisans, Marks & Tavano also creates exquisite linens, bedding and wall upholstery. Learn more about founders Lloyd Marks and Michael Tavano and see their work HERE.
Pictured above, Opaline Cultured Pearl Fringe.
It is always an honor to be on display at the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This year, we were delighted to see Samuel & Sons Passementerie trimming the walls of a space designed by the New York firm, Mendelson Group. Our 1.75” Canopy Braid from the Oasis Collection by Lori Weitzner paired beautifully with suede walls in a shade of deep teal; a rich backdrop for neutral furnishings and a collection of modern artwork.
Mendelson Group was founded in 2003 by Gideon Mendelson in New York City. Their goal is to provide “functional, comfortable spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also timeless in design, youthful and energetic.”
See more of their work online at www.mendelsongroupinc.com.
Photography by Eric Piasecki via Houzz.com.
We are pleased to introduce a new event concept coming soon to our New York showroom. The Samuel & Sons Designer Series will be presented by respected members of the design community and will prove to be as educational as it will be entertaining. Our first event on June 18th, will feature Michael Tavano, of the Marks & Tavano Workroom, who will speak on the art of customization and his approach to accentuating details in interiors.
See the invitation below for more information. Those who wish to attend may RSVP to email@example.com.