This past Tuesday, September 30th in Kravet showrooms across the country, we celebrated the launch of one of the year’s most exciting partnerships. Earlier this year we announced our collaboration with Pantone, the global color authority. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers, which now includes Kravet fabrics.
Pantone is the provider of professional color standards for the design industries, so it was with Pantone’s guidance that Kravet introduced a series of color-coordinated pattern books. Each Kravet fabric in the collection has been matched within the color stories to Pantone colors, and paired with coordinates for easy mixing and matching.
To launch the collection to our customers, each showroom selected a Pantone color and designed an all-day event around that color, incorporating food, drink, clothing and, of course, lots of fabric. Here are some snapshots of our very successful Pantone Day:
Header image and flowers, Parisian Blue, D&D Building
At Kravet, we are reminded every day that success is about people. People make the difference at every point in the process of designing, creating, processing, marketing, selling and distributing the beautiful things that we sell. Labor Day is a national tribute to the contribution workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
Samuel Kravet arrived in America in 1918, and his dream of creating a business that would support his family has continued through many generations, thanks to the hard work of countless individuals. We consider everyone who touches the Kravet company in some way to be a part of our extended family, and we are grateful for your continued support.
Our offices and showrooms will be closed in honor of Labor Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 2.
As summer marches towards it inevitable close, there is still one thing to cross off the to-do list before fall makes its entrance. Book a flight, rent a car, hop on the train: this is the final week to visit this year’s Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse in Bridgehampton, NY, featuring the work of recognized designers from across the country.
This year, designers Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler, from the prominent Hamptons design firm Mabley Handler, transformed a bedroom using furniture and fabric from Kravet. The design duo is known for a classic, elegant style that is subdued and serene, but this year they wowed everyone with a bedroom that is bold, colorful and graphic.
The duo used several fabrics from the Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet collection, which launched this summer. Working with a midnight blue palette, they combined pattern and texture to brilliant effect. The Stone Harbor Linen-upholstered custom king Madrigal bed provided a soothing counterpoint to the graphic DVF China Club indigo coverlet and shams, and DVF signature Funky Zebra draperies and Westbury chair. The Wrapped Desk in Navy linen and custom colored Rosa chest reinforce the navy color scheme, with a pop of orange from the Van Buren sofa in Dungaree coral linen. The result is a chic, punchy twist on a classic Hamptons color palette, marked by thoughtful accents and attention to detail.
If you find yourself in Bridgehampton between now and Labor Day, don’t miss a chance to see the bedroom in person, and tour the rest of the house. Now in its 14th year, it is recognized as one of the country’s most successful showhouses. Tickets are $35, with proceeds benefitting Southampton Hospital. For more info, visit http://hamptondesignershowhouse.com/.
All images courtesy of Mabley Handler Interior Design.
Lee Jofa is proud to announce a new collection from the legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. The collection, which includes fabric and a debut selection of wallpaper, is a follow up to the 2010 debut of Oscar de la Renta Home for Lee Jofa.
The new collection builds upon the most successful elements of the first collection, with new embroideries, saturated ikats and ethnic-inspired patterns, all exhibiting the fine tailoring and detailing that is the Oscar de la Renta signature. From romantic floral chintz to exotic embroidered kuba cloth, one sees the same sensibility he brings to his clothes. The collection features traditional colors and patterns, rendered in a thoroughly modern scale and ideal for upholstery and drapery that adds sophistication and elegance to any space.
"This is a very iconic collection, in the sense that it most reflects Oscar’s lifestyle and sense of refinement, and all that he loves the most: His passion for gardens, his love of romantic chintzes, exotic prints and rich saturated colors," said Carolina Irving, Creative Director of Home. "This is a diverse collection that can live in a country house, a New York apartment or a tropical island, but always with the same connecting thread, Oscar’s sense of elegance."
Oscar de la Renta Home for Lee Jofa is now available in Lee Jofa showrooms throughout North America.