Thursday, February 27, 2014

EZMod Furniture Announces New Arrivals That Include Mounted Photographic Images announces a bounty of new arrivals for customers with an interest in furnishing or accessorizing any space well. The site now offers wall hangings in the form of well-proportioned mounted photographic images.

Softening the modern furnishing edge just a bit, now offers, amongst its newest arrivals, a bevy of mounted photographic images for customers looking to fill wall space. Numerously offered, the site brings specific locales to life by way of interesting photographic vantage points captured by creative photographers worldwide. No less than thirteen mounted photographs can be had on three out of four of the website’s New Arrivals pages. One need only sign on and pour over the offerings and begin the arduous task of choosing just one or two.

Vivian Du, President of said of the modern furnishings website’s new arrivals, “ We have quite a few new things for our customers this time around. Everything from a Pryor inspired loveseat bench to a Tillman inspired display shelf. That said, our newest venture into wall hangings are just breathtaking with originality. Hanging our new photography is the next best thing to being there.”

Mounted photography offered in diptych style include “Majesty” which captures the Eiffel Tower from an ominous ground view in black and white. Equally enrapturing but with a symmetrical approach is the “Rocky Shore” mounted image reminiscent of Carmel, California also in black and white. This accessory highlights wind shaped trees jutting out over a seascape with rocks resting in oceanic repose. For a French inspired full-color image EZMod offers their “French Chateaux” photo which portrays an expansive reflecting pool for added emphasis. All offered at the new arrival price of $69.99 other photographic images include “Autumnal Boulevard” awash with glorious yellows, oranges and reds and “Glorious Giraffes” with the same color influences. “Manhattan” gives one the feeling of flying over New York City skyscrapers to a blue, billowy cloud-filled horizon. Also offered are the calm reprisals of “Desert Solitude”, “Canoes”, “Mountains” and “Horizon” all in stunning colors that pop with intention. “Iconic Italy” is offered in black and white and puts one in the mind of a 1950s film with a gondolier piloting an iconic gondola. Rounding out the offerings are “Waters” for solitude, “Grecian Crossroads” for the traveler at heart and “Zebras” for a safari-like romp on a Savannah.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brian Boggs Chairmakers Set to Unveil Two New Product Lines at the Architectural Digest Show 2014

Brian Boggs has chosen the 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show, in NYC, as the platform for unveiling his latest Sunniva outdoor line and Lily barstool.

After more than 30 years as a chairmaker, Brian is internationally recognized as one of the world's premier furniture designers and craftsmen. He is excited to be showcasing several unique and mouth-watering pieces at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

The Brian Boggs Chairmakers booth will include Brian's newest design, the Lily barstool. Brian created this inviting addition to his Lily line after the floral-inspired Lily dining chair was named a finalist in the 2014 Niche Awards. The booth will also feature several pieces from the Sunniva Collection, named from a Gaelic word meaning gift from the sun. This collection offers the finest in highly durable yet luxurious outdoor furniture, including a swing, armchair, rocker, settee and cocktail table. Each of these pieces are elegant sculptures perfectly crafted with ergonomically responsive curves and angles for ultimate comfort. Both the Sunniva line and the Lily barstools are a must-see for those attending the show in March.

The 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show includes a curated selection of limited-edition, one of a kind fine art, furnishings, photography, and lighting. The Jenn-Air Master Class studio held in the show's theatre, will feature exclusive programming by Architectural Digest and the New York Times. Trade seminars, keynote presentations and a seminar series are also provided.

This is truly an international design show with exhibitors from the UK, Italy, New Zealand, Belgium and Spain. The show features today’s top artisan design talents in the MADE section.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Woodhaven Industries to Debut at High Point

Woodhaven Industries will debut an expanded furniture and upholstery exhibit in High Point in April. Woodhaven plans to introduce new lines of upholstered furniture and bedding at a 6,000 sq. ft. display in the Home Fashions Resource Center (Fabric Center) located at 312 South Hamilton Street, 3rd floor. Although Woodhaven is a new exhibitor at High Point, the manufacturing division has been creating quality furniture for more than 40 years. With two upholstery and eight bedding plants located around the country, Woodhaven produces “built in the U.S.A.” furniture for Aaron’s, Inc. lease-to-own stores and for other major retailers. Woodhaven employs more than 750 employees.

“We’re very excited about unveiling our expanded line of upholstered furniture and bedding at High Point,” said Mike Jarnagin, Vice President of Woodhaven Industries. “For 40 years, we’ve built furniture enjoyed in homes across America. Because we control the quality, cost, delivery, styling, durability and quantity of our furniture products, our customer benefits by having access to the most popular pieces at affordable pricing. We stay in front of the trends in order to offer the most current and popular products demanded by the consumer”.

Woodhaven has been recognized for its sustainability practices. Woodhaven was announced as the winner of the Green Save Award at the 2011 Atlanta Business Chronicle Environmental Awards. On average each year, Woodhaven recycles more than 10 million pounds of material and has reduced the waste sent to landfills from its plants by 92 percent. “We are saving the world, one sofa at a time,” said Mike Jarnagin.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hans Wegner, Axel Christiansen Sell High in Kaminski 20th C. Modern Auction

On January 12, 2014 Kaminski Auctions of Beverly, Massachusetts held a high quality 20th Century Modern Design auction. The sale achieved an approximate sell-through rate of seventy percent, while displaying a steady rhythm of strong hammer prices. Bidders showed great enthusiasm on the floor, on the phones and particularly through several online bidding platforms.

An outstanding Axel Christiansen rosewood credenza was also featured prominently in this sale, achieving $3,500 amidst heated competition on the floor and between several telephone bidders. Ceramic enthusiasts and furniture collectors also clearly appreciated a mammoth pair of Swedish “onion” lamps, circa 1950s, with original parchment shades and matching ceramic finials. These classically Scandinavian lamps sold for $3,250.

Sculptural and glass items drew interest from all bidding platforms, leading to a strong hammer price of $3,000 on an outstanding work by David Aronson, “False Messiah”. Buyers also appeared to covet the small collection of Lalique objects and placed bids accordingly. A Lalique plaque titled “Masque de Femme” sold for $4,750, followed by a Lalique Bacchantes vase selling for $2,000 mid-way through the sale.

A hand-signed silkscreen titled “Six Variants” and dated 1969 by Joseph Albers reached a strong price of $1,100. A staunch advocate of teaching the fundamentals, Albers joined the Bauhaus faculty in 1922 until its closure in 1933, at which time he was invited to teach at Black Mountain College located in North Carolina. There, Albers presided over artists such as Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg as head of the painting program until 1949. Albers transitioned to Yale University in 1950 and has been credited with implementing a complete overhaul of the university’s Art program.

In the same genre of Abstract Expressionism, an original oil painting by Elaine de Kooning (wife of renowned artist Willem de Kooning), “Untitled Bull”, was awarded to an anonymous phone bidder against an online bidder for $3,000. Rounding out the sale were two works by Henry Moore. Both of the small watercolors on paper depict several abstract, reclining nudes, as was often Moore’s signature subject. The first of the two lots by Henry Moore achieved $5,000, while the second reached $4,000.

Past lots are now available for after-auction purchase and can be reviewed by accessing the prices realized link on Kaminski Auctions is currently seeking new consignments for the upcoming Spring 2014 Modern sale, to be held May 10th.