I have been meaning to get to my blog for months with one simple mission at hand, to rave about a new product line called “Couef” by Jamie Schactel. I first saw Jamie’s perfectly Coiffed, Couefs at the New York Gift Show. Her show space was jamming with excited buyers who all had to have one of Jamie Schactel’s multi-functional, aesthetically beautiful poufs. I love these little ottomans. Not only for their pure ingenuity and design appeal but because a designer designed these. As a designer, my first reaction I have to admit was a pang of jealously. (How did she do it? Why didn’t I think of that? Felllow designers, I am sure you can all relate). But once past the intitial envy my emotions turned to pure support. It’s one thing to develop something for namesake but another to create something that is so flawless that even another designer has to have it. Kudos to Jamie Schactel for creating the perfect Couef. Find it at www.couef.com
I have been meaning to post about my finds from High Point Market but have to say I was slightly under impressed as a whole. The Rough Luxe trend is still going strong and it seems like the British Invasion is marching along. Throw a little Belgium in the mix and that defines my High Point vantage point. So this post is not macro but micro. A snapshot of my petite finds these ottomans and stools are simply delightful:
I am starting this new category – “Industry Spotlight”. An inside look at hot products from hip wholesalers. If you are not in the trade, this will be a great resource for you to see boutique lines with interesting product. As a practicing designer what you will find in the weeks and months to come are the products that I love and can hopefully find a home for whether it is for my client or your house. I hope you enjoy.
Guildmaster – a very innovative manufacturer with a wide array of Country Casual, French Reproduction and imported designs. Last year they were renowned for their well priced burlap upholstery. This year their new rattan seating collection is fun and fresh. Take a look at a few of my faves: