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The Sustainable Furnishings Council is a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.
Their mission is to help companies reduce their environmental footprints as they grow, and to help consumers find healthy furnishings. To accomplish these lofty goals, we provide the best education, promotion, and networking opportunities available. We raise consumer interest in environmentally safe furnishings and promote the development of many more sustainable options.
SFC urges the use of Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental and health impact of products and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and lead the industry in best practices throughout their supply chains. Members are committed to continuous work toward a healthy future, inside and out.
Creator of the original decorative hide rug, Kyle Bunting has redefined how hide is used in interior applications. Hide is a material of incredible depth and dimension that brings unlimited design potential to rugs, walls, pillows, and upholstery. Kyle Bunting continues to be true to this one material, constantly creating new designs in hide. With his team of contributing designers, Kyle Bunting innovates and expands the possibilities from his studio in Austin, Texas. From elegantly understated to magnificently bold, he handcrafts the finest Italian hides into intricately designed works of decorative art. Their specification mantra, “any size, any shape, any color,” provides unlimited design potential to create the extraordinary in hide.
Victoria Sanchez, one of America’s premier design professionals, has been creating one-of-a-kind interiors for hundreds of prominent clients over the past three decades. Dubbed a home décor “style maker” by Luxe magazine, Victoria is an award-winning designer who offers services ranging from project management and space planning to kitchen and bath design and furniture selection. She and her team are backed by the region’s leading contractors, painters, architects, kitchen and bath pros, flooring specialists, audio-visual experts, and other professionals.
The husband and wife team and creative force behind FOUR POINT, Laura and Cliff Muller, provide clients with the expertise of over sixty years of combined independent experience in the field of residential and commercial luxury interior design, construction, and project management. FOUR POINT's strong collaborative style encourages a positive and inclusive process, and their long lasting relationships with specialists, engineers, and trade suppliers allows them to bring an unmatched level of service.
Alan Tanksley is one of America’s leading practitioners of residential design, detailed interior space planning, and custom furniture and fixture design. An expert colorist, he pays particular attention to make every interior space both sophisticated and relaxing simultaneously. Past working relationships with such leading architects as Maya Lin, James Dayton, Robert Orr and Harry Elson haven given the firm abilities to realize a wide range of architectural renovations for each project. In addition to residential design, Mr. Tanksley has worked closely on a number of projects with developers such as Greenwich, Connecticut-based National Resources and New York City-based Alchemy, the experience of which lends flexibility and capacity of the firm towards hospitality and commercial design.
With roots in both Indiana and Washington, DC, Keith Fritz's passion for furniture blossomed at an early age. As a teenager, Keith logged over 1200 hours into his first piece of furniture, an award-winning ornate Bombay Chippendale secretary. After years of building his business, Keith Fritz Fine Furniture is now represented by the finest trade-only showrooms across the country. Every piece Keith creates is lovingly handmade and the tailored to the client's exact specifications. Keith's reputation for timely delivery and excellent customer service make him a valuable partner to the most discerning interior designs and architects across the country.
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy has been a designer for 50 years. The hallmarks of his work — intelligent pragmatism, quiet elegance — have remained consistent over his long career. He worked alongside design luminaries like Lawrence Halprin and Arthur Gensler before opening Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates in 1987; he has designed furniture collections for Steelcase, McGuire, HBF, Boyd Lighting and Matsuoka.
Diaz-Azcuy holds a degree in Architecture from Catholic University of America, and in Landscape Architecture and City & Regional Planning, both from the University of California at Berkeley; he has also received two honorary doctorates. He is a member of Interior Design's Hall of Fame, and has been named as Interiors magazine's Designer of the Year and a California Icon of Design.
After many years of working in marketing, business development, and public relations for firms including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, and Accenture, Maryline Damour returned to school to study interior design at Parson The New School for Design, eventually co-founding a full-service design/build firm with business partner Fred Drake. Originally from Haiti, Maryline has been actively involved in building projects in her home country since the earthquake of 2010. In 2018, Maryline developed the Kingston Design Connection to connect Hudson Valley designers to each other, to potential clients, and to the growing design scene in Kingston.
Kingston Design Connection hosted its first design showhouse in October 2018. It included 10 interior designers, over 40 Hudson Valley makers and over 50 local design/build companies.
212box thinks outside theirs. The multidisciplinary design firm approaches their work with a singular mix of detail-oriented commitment and a rigorously developed sense of play. From large-scale schematic plans to small-scale conceptual design, 212box applies the same attention and no-holds-barred ambition to projects of every scale. Lead design partners Eric Clough and Eun Sun Chun are materialists - not materialistic. Exercising a tireless exploration into the material nature of things, they consider the connection between the value of the material to the value of the experience in all their design work. Collaborating with artists and artisans to create bespoke, one-of-a-kind and truly thoughtful pieces, 212box has situated themselves at the center of a global network of craftspeople, thinkers, and resources. 212box has a showcase office in New York City and works on projects throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Born from the mind of designer Kevin Kolanowski, Fuse Lighting is renowned for capturing attention in inexplicable ways. Widely regarded as "jewelry for the home," each fixture captures Kevin's flair for the atypical and clarity of design. Fuse Lighting is the epitome of modern glamour.
Before Kevin Kolanowski started Fuse Lighting in 2000, there was no middle ground between traditional and modern lighting. Driven by his desire to marry the two, he spent years studying the interaction of light and texture with unusual materials. He now creates amazing works of light that continue to surprise and delight both himself and his clients. Fuse Lighting is handcrafted entirely in California. Local craftsmanship is key to maintaining the authenticity, integrity and unparalleled quality of our designs.
Sarah Von Dreele has been the creative director of Onethread Design, Inc., a New York-based design consultancy, which she founded in 2003. She has spent the last 20 years of her career developing brands and communication systems for business to business and consumer facing clients. Hailing from the rust belt of Pittsburgh, Sarah has applied her tireless work ethic to a comprehensive, visual exploratory process, informed by client goals and business strategy.
After a career of marketing strategies, photoshoots, and all things rag right, Sarah has returned to her desire of the process of making by hand. What began as a simple creative exercise at the end of the day quickly evolved into a collection of surface designs, painted exclusively in gouache. Sarah has always been influenced throughout her career by pattern as a visual and organizational tool. Her latest works explore the integration of imperfection and repetition to create rich patterns. The abstracted floral and geometric forms are ethereal and calm, lending themselves to a variety of applications for the curated home.
In addition to her collaborations with interior designers and an upcoming line of products with a home decor brand, Sarah’s work is currently being distributed as wall decor to the trade by the London-based fine art publisher Rosenstiel. In May of 2019, Sarah launched her debut collection of wallpaper at ICFF 2019 in New York.
Sarah welcomes commissions, partnerships, and collaborations which extend the hand-painted designs to bespoke interiors and consumer products.
Andrea Hysmith; Founder of ASH Interiors and Design is a Licensed Designer, Manufacturer Representative, Speaker and Presenter that has been sharing her knowledge of luxury design and products in the design industry for over twenty years. Her industry experience includes kitchen, bath, and interior design…focusing on residential and light commercial spaces. Her background as a manufacturer’s representative of luxury kitchen and bath products has increased her knowledge of products, skills in training and business development. Her relationships with the A&D Community have made her a well-recognized resource in the Washington Metro Market. Andrea recently opened her design studio and office space in Historic Ellicott City becoming the first woman of color to open a brick and mortar design space in this area. In this studio space she works with design clients as well as B2B partners educating them on the luxury products the firm represents. Andrea is a member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH) & Black Interior Design Network (BID). As well as an advisory board member of the Historic Ellicott City Board. Andrea loves connecting to her clients and peers…she is said to be relatable, knowledgeable, informative, and always fun. She believes that design is truly a lifestyle!
Joseph Marini, a veteran caterer, event designer and ardent host has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of entertaining. His accomplished roster of clients who have enlisted his catering and event services range from CEO of BBDO - Alan Rosenshine and Actor Tim Allen to Mark Winkelman, Board of Directors for Goldman Sachs and Alice and Tom Tisch, among others. He even has had the humble honor to cater an intimate function in which President Jimmy Carter was the esteemed guest of honor. Joseph has been invited to engage his talents philanthropically to such prestigious organizations as Lenox Hill House, High Hopes, The Center for Disability Services and The Florida Orchestra.
Joseph has also pioneered two retail locations: a home and garden shop in Essex, Ct catering to interior decorators and celebrities such as Billy Bush and Dorie Greenspan, and a well-regarded gourmet food and housewares shop in Atlanta, Ga which featured his prepared dishes, event services, specialized cooking classes and private dinner parties. His most memorable event was a candlelight dinner for 40 for a Colonel of the United States Air Force.
Kammi Reiss is the founder and president of Kammi Reiss Design, L.L.C., an interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial commissions, as well as custom products and furnishings. Kammi’s career in design began when she was a member of the founding editorial staff of the US edition of Elle Décor. Kammi served as the Photo Editor where, in addition to coordinating all of the photography for the magazine, she also supervised and styled many of the photos featured on the cover and inside the magazine. In 1999, Kammi pivoted her design career to launch an eponymous handbag line with The Pegasus Apparel Group. After 10 years of building Kammi Reiss Handbags to a successful brand of custom bags, Kammi was drawn back into the world of interiors by a hotel commission. She felt she had returned to her passion and moved back to designing interiors exclusively. Kammi loves excellent craftsmanship, welcoming environments, and designs that endure.
Launched 2020, KD Reid Interiors has approached interior design with a completely client-focused approach. This, along with their unique, personal designs, are just some of the many reasons why they are a truly visual storytellers of their craft. Combining their passion for great design, art and architecture, they have developed a reputation for creating beautiful yet functional spaces.
Candita Clayton, a Providence, RI native, has worked within the art and gallery community for just about a decade. Although always an entrepreneur, previous to the arts world she worked in fitness and nutrition, as well as professional organizing and closet design. She has had the honor of being featured with HGTV online, as well as other TV interview columns on organizing. However, after 20 years in those fields, she still held on to her dream of creating an art gallery. With Providence being a hub for arts and culture, it only made sense that she dug into her roots of her hometown, and moved forward with the creation of her eponymous gallery in 2010, and then subsequently, she opened her second gallery in New London, NH. With her constant inspiration surrounding art and those that create it, and her direct work with interior designers, she has an advantageous edge when it comes to artist representation and marketing artists’ work to be sold. With Candita’s experience and her entrepreneurial spirit, she has become a leader in the Rhode Island and New Hampshire arts community.
ANNE RAINEY ROKAHR
Anne Rainey Rokahr is the owner, founder, and lead designer of Winston-Salem based Trouvaille Home, the South’s leading destination for bespoke interiors.
Anne’s worldly perspective and maximalist tendencies inform a colorful, collaborative working experience. With her degree in Art History and Women’s Studies from Randolph Macon Woman’s College, this pursuit of the deeper meanings led her through a dynamic career path - from barista at the corner coffee shop, to personal assistant to a Madison Avenue countess, to Fashion and Beauty PR Exec, to interior design and everything in between.
Anne believes, fundamentally, that in order to live and operate at one’s optimum level, everything your eye falls upon in your home or business must please you and create a sense of order in the mind. This philosophy is distilled in her mantra, “why be plain when you can be fancy?”
Raised by a terribly literate mother and under the auspices of a philanthropist grandmother, Anne brings a definitive feminist edge to her work, guided by a dedication to the advancement of the arts, a commitment to community involvement, and the firm belief in the saving power of beauty.
Since opening in 2008 The Antiques Diva® & Co has become the world's largest antiques touring company operating in Europe, Asia and America. We offer customized, private one-on-one antiques buying tours, sourcing and shipping services in 16 countries working with private individuals (tourists) and to the trade (antique dealers and interior designers). Our team of local Diva Guides are well-versed in the local culture, language, and best regional sources for antiques - whether those are area flea markets, antique warehouses, antique boutiques or private, by-appointment-only stores.
Everything in Brazil is a mixture: accents, climates, ideologies, landscapes. With a laboratory of ideas as vast as Brazil's demographic boundaries, the Raiz Project's creations depict the identity of the country: diversity. Recognizing that the combination of cultures feeds the national creativity and nurtures a unique personality, the Raiz Project aims to show the world the many features that form the basis of Brazilian furniture design, influenced by all the cultural aspects that surround it.
Cortina Leathers started out as a small handcrafted producer of upholstery leather for the office furniture market in 1903. While we still manufacture leather at our original factory location in Ohio, we now also work with a network of artisanal tanneries around the globe to deliver a unique collection of the finest leathers. We believe in the enduring quality and timeless beauty of real leather - and this core belief informs everything we do.
Area Environments is a creative studio that curates original work from contemporary artists to produce exclusive wallpapers and large-scale murals. Founded in 2012 out of a shared adoration of fine art, Area’s unique approach to creating wallcoverings continues to be fueled by this passion, alongside our obsession with quality and our desire to challenge the link between art and environment.
Area's participating artists are from all over the world, and we consider them our partners. Their wide-ranging artistic voices, stories, and talents have allowed us to build consistently compelling collections, and we are grateful to them for the opportunity. We’re also proud of their individuality; we honor their work by maintaining the integrity of their original pieces, as well as compensating them with a portion of each sale.
In the years since Area was founded, we remain just as committed to selecting artwork that inspires the creative process, delivering unparalleled service, and surprising and delighting all who work with us.
The world of design is eager to announce the launch of Hudson One Media, the parent company to aspire design and home and the recently acquired art and lifestyle magazine, Galerie. With this merger of respected editorial names, Hudson One Media restates its commitment to a forward-thinking, all encompassing, synergistic approach to communications through promotion, digital content, and print opportunities for today’s design professionals.
With Hudson One Media, formerly ASPIRE One Communications, both aspire and Galerie will continue to serve, inspire, inform, and connect the design community. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Janice Brown, Galerie continues to operate under the direction of Editor-in-Chief, Jacqueline Terrebonne. Amy Snyder will continue to serve as Editor-in-Chief for aspire design and home. Long-time aspire contributor Andrew Joseph will represent Hudson One Media as the newest name on his already-impressive list of public relations clientele. Samantha Emmerling brings two decades of editorial experience as she joins Hudson One Media as Market Editor for both aspire and Galerie.