Schumacher offers major scholarship and more news
From big business changes to great product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this bimonthly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Schumacher Offers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship at NYSID
Schumacher & Co. has taken an important step in trying to make the design space a more inclusive industry by offering a diversity, equity and inclusion scholarship to the New York School of Interior Design. The move will help support BIPOC students for years to come. “We are working with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission to make NYSID a platform for designers from under-represented communities,” NYSID President David Sprouls said in a press release. “We hope to amplify voices that are not being heard in the industry, and we are grateful to Schumacher for helping us achieve this.”
JennAirs’ New Trends Report Keeps Customers Up to Date
Since its debut earlier this year, the luxury appliance brand has kept the industry up to date on all things cooking with its first trend report. The launch is timely, given that it responds to a year in which the kitchen has seen heavy use. Interested in finding out more? Head to the JennAir website for information on trends, must-haves, and fun home improvement ideas.
Abstract carpet debuts
An alluring new carpet collection from a group of Austrian design talents has been officially launched. TSAR carpet, a Melbourne-based studio, came out with the Taepper Collection, which was designed with Infinite Design Studio, a Sydney-based interior company run by Michelle Macarounas. Made from 100% New Zealand wool, the four hand-tufted designs are inspired by the freewheeling artwork of Alexander Calder. They all add a touch of graphic drama underfoot.
Annie Albers’ iconic rug takes on another life
british carpet designer Christophe Farr partnered with London-based home retailer Twentytwentyone to recreate the iconic Albers 1925 wall hanging. The design marks the most recent project for Farr and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. (The two sides have worked together for 10 years to bring back some of the most famous and beloved designs of the Bauhaus pioneers.) Made by June Swindell of Salt Fabrics, the limited edition tapestry is available for $ 920 on the Twenty one website.
ABC Carpet & Home joins Industry City
Since its inception, Brooklyn’s Industry City has drawn some of the biggest names in design to its Sunset Park complex. On June 7, it further expanded its footprint with 20,732 square feet of land ABC & Home rugs exit. Beyond the benefits of extra space, being a part of the Industry City community offers something new for the housewares brand. Eileen Applebaum, senior vice president and general manager of rugs and carpets at ABC Carpet & Home, told AD PRO: “We work with a lot of stylists and designers in the Brooklyn area and we are really committed to deepening that connection. Applebaum adds, “We are excited to connect with the design community in a more meaningful way. “
The great design shines in the city of angels
Do you dream of participating in inspiring design events in person again? LA’s Cienega Design Quarter has a particularly interesting offering to consider. interior designer of Italian origin Adriano Balestra, an expert on Japanese antiques, hosted a themed showcase titled “NOMA 2021: A Journey Through Japanese Kagu,” which opens on June 16. After reading the range, jump over to see more design on “Sized”.
Changes are coming to AD100 Ferguson & Shamamian Architects
Architectural firm Ferguson & Shamamian Architects is gearing up for many years of success to come, with a series of new promotions. Four people who sit on the company’s executive committee have been officially named partners and will lead the organization alongside founding partners Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian, as well as directors Andrés Blanco, Peter G. Francis and Andrew Oyen. An increased number of talented executives will hopefully mean even more great designs on the horizon for this AD100 company of 80 people.