Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Best of Show: Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Part III

Wrapping up the “Best of Show” series from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the ECPR team has included several more products for our readers. We encourage you to read our initial show recap entitled “The Best of Beautiful Design from NYC,” dated March 25 on our blog as well as Part I and Part II for more insight about the “Best of Show” series. Media members, designers and retailers, we thank you for your comments and support thus far, and we hope you will continue to tap into the previous and new product / company profiles in this series.
Oasiq Outdoor Furniture presented the Kagan Capricorn Collection designed by Vladimir Kagan at the New York Architectural Design Show in March. Vladimir Kagan is known for his contemporary designs, particularly the Capricorn Collection. Originally designed in 1952, the collection has since been reinvented in a white powdercoated steel frame to appeal to today’s modern furniture connoisseurs. The timeless collection includes lounge chairs, sofas, coffee tables, dining chairs, and much more to create sleek, modern outdoor living spaces. To view more pieces from the Kagan Capricorn Collection, visit Oasiq’s website at www.oasiq.com.

Eastern Marketing is a distributor of exclusive, top-of-the-line appliances. With so many great appliances from which to choose, the ECPR team decided to include three products from Eastern Marketing in the “Best of Show” series. The Six-Four oven from AGA combines the iconic design of cast-iron construction and glossy enamel finish with modern features. With six burners and four electric ovens, owners of this oven will never have to worry about preparing large family dinners or parties. This time-saving oven is stylish, practical and bold, making it a valuable inventory consideration for retailers. Available in a variety of unique colors, the Six-Four can transform a kitchen into the ultimate cooking and entertaining area.

The Bertazzoni range distributed by Eastern Marketing infuses precise engineering and Italian craftsmanship to provide the highest quality ovens and ventilation systems. For kitchen designers, whether your client is a culinary expert or just a homeowner who loves to cook, the Bertazzoni range combines a sophisticated look with exceptional mechanics. The oven range features gas burners close to the flame to reduce cooking time by 30 percent, while the ventilation system draws away steam and heat to allow for a comfortable cooking atmosphere.

XO kitchen ventilation systems owned and distributed by Eastern Marketing are designed to complement high-end ovens. Specifically, the XOB has classic lines to match modern or traditional kitchen designs. The XOB features 3-speed electronic illuminated controls and a 600 CFM high-velocity blower to remove smoke, grease and odors. Each hood also boasts two 50W halogen lights to provide brilliant light over the cooking surface. Additionally, the XOB is crafted from stainless steel with a handcrafted Italian finish. To view more products distributed by Eastern Marketing, visit www.EasternMarketing.com.

Ethan Allen has launched five new signature lifestyles, Romance, Modern, Vintage, Explorer, and Elegance. Each new signature style represents its own distinct vision to stand apart from the crowd. Designed to help consumers choose their own interior design style preference, Ethan Allen has created these new signature lifestyles to match various buyers’ personalities. The Romance lifestyle is inspired by traditional European design. Alternatively, the Modern lifestyle creates the feeling of sleek and contemporary living. Additionally, the Vintage lifestyle engages in a mixture of color and texture to produce a peaceful and harmonious feeling. The Explorer lifestyle provides a worldly adventure through intricately detailed woods and global inspired fabrics. The final signature lifestyle is the Elegance lifestyle, which has been selected for the “Best of Show” series from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Elegance is the essence of timeless sophistication. With classic design elements, this new luxurious style is a cosmopolitan mix of ornate and clean woods paired with chic, enduring fabrics. Editors, the lifestyles would make for a well-received, five-point article regarding how to design interiors. Contact us if our article writing is of help. For more information about Ethan Allen’s new signature lifestyles, which we believe will address homeowner and designer trends in a fresh new way, visit www.ethanallen.com.

A maker of high-quality cabinetry, Maple Ridge Cabinetry creates designs to reflect the buyer’s lifestyle and personality while providing fully functional workspaces. Depending on design preferences, Maple Ridge Cabinetry offers over 40 door and drawer styles with a grand selection of moldings, corbels and curio cabinets. The company offers expert design advice to help create a truly unique space. Using only superior materials and construction techniques, Maple Ridge Cabinetry offers 13 wood species, soft-close drawers and doors as well as a limited lifetime product warranty. The company exhibited at the New York Architectural Design Show, showcasing a new line of multicolored finishes with techniques to convey a time-worn vintage theme. Designers, if you’re looking for kitchen ideas and resources for clients, keep Maple Ridge Cabinetry on the radar. For more information, visit www.mapleridgecabinetry.com.

SA Baxter is one the premiere crafters of high-end, exceptional quality architectural hardware. Of the many companies in the category we have known over the years, this one offers an impressive assortment spanning several lines. The company’s architectural hardware products are handmade to order by a group of local, world-renowned artisans who use both modern and old-world manufacturing techniques. SA Baxter was an exhibitor at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, where the company showcased a vast number of products, including breath-taking Gothic Door Knobs. Inspired by Gothic designs, the door knobs can provide a majestic and enchanting feel to traditional interior designs. The Gothic Door Knobs are available in Polished Nickel, Bronze Antique (Dark), Antique Brass (Light), and Burnished Silver as well as 2.25", 2.5", and 2.75" diameters. Their styling is well-fitted for both residential and commercial settings. Media members, we know from your editorial calendars many of you are currently seeking this type of accouterment to share with your readers. Contact us with feedback and questions. For additional information on SA Baxter, visit the company’s website at www.sabaxter.com.

* To vote for your favorite "Best of Show" product, add your "Comments" below. Be sure to indicate the name of the product in your comment. At the end of our article series, the product with the most comments will be awarded the top "Best of Show" status.

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~ ECPR 

7 comments:

  1. Thank you to Jeff Collard and Dominique de Bruin on our team here at ECPR for their diligent efforts to help bring exposure to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and its select exhibitors over the past months. Thanks, too, to the media members who have shown interest in our articles, photos and content.

    Don Eberly
    ECPR

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  2. These new kitchen design collection look so trendy and fashionable. I like the kitchen design with light effect here.
    dean graziosi

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  3. Thanks, Dean. We agree. The Architectural Digest show offered us a very nice selection of kitchen appliances, cabinetry and designs to feature.

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  4. The Ethan Allen upholstered bed is a strong statement piece. It looks sophisticated but still updated at the same time.

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  5. I love the Ethan Allen upholstered bed. A classic piece with a totally elegant, yet modern feel. It gets my vote!

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  6. The upholstered bed by Ethan Allen gets my vote. I've been inspired to redo my bedroom!!!

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  7. I have the upholstered headboard in my Master Bedroom. And I love it!!!!! It gets my vote everytime!!!!

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