Last week I wrote about five of my favorites from this year's New York International Gift Fair, among which were some fantastic outdoor mats. This week the coverage continues with the best indoor rugs I spotted in the booths.
As I feverishly made my way around the seemingly endless maze that was this year’s New York International Gift Fair, I more than once found myself seeking sanctuary in the transportable garden booth by BACSAC.
From budding names in the business, to big players we know and love year and after year, the 2011 New York International Gift Fair was buzzing with lots of amazing designers. There was tons to see and plenty to write about, so for now, check out my top five favorites.
Since the early 1900s, Pendleton has honored the story and romance of America's National Parks with their collection of beautiful and boldly-colored Park Blankets. We've all seen Pendleton textiles before, but it wasn't until NYIGF that I was reminded of their responsible manufacturing and heirloom-quality product.
Cast from reclaimed metals, Manuel Ferreiro's Bronze Art Objects are beautiful and unique treasures worthy of seeking out. Not sold online, Ferreiro's retailers are spread across the country: Gump's in San Francisco; Accessory Preview in Los Angeles; Material Possessions in Chicago; Nantucket Looms in Nantucket; Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Inspired by everyday life and music, Ferreiro transforms mundane objects—from those seen above to wire hangers, buttons and paperclips—into collectible pieces, animated with personality and movement.
You've probably seen vetiver without knowing it or about its power. A fragrant, naturally occurring root, vetiver's scent is said to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Yes, please! Zen Deluxe sells a line of fair trade vetiver products for the home, including: bath mats, tassels, and sachet pillows. One of my first finds of NYIGF last week, I was super stoked to learn vetiver also naturally protects against sweater-eating moths.
Made from the sustainable fiber wool, Bulgar's line of fine Bulgarian textiles are luxuriously soft and available in naturally occurring colors: cream, taupe, beige and brown. No synthetic cleaning agents or moth-proofing chemicals are used during the manufacturing process. With their easy drape and soft hand, Bulgar's luxurious throws, rugs and pillows are worth considering. For pricing and availability in your area, contact Bulgar.
Solos Glass was a highlight of the New York International Gift Fair last week. Their works are stunning. With their clean lines, beautiful colors and artful shapes, Solos Glass would be a great accent to any space. The pieces are artfully crafted and blown by company owners Nanda and Rebecca Soderberg in their Rhode Island studio. Read on for details, dimensions, and contact.