Tropical State of Mind

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It is almost less than 100 days until SUMMER & we can’t wait!

We are already working on summer prints in the studio and have seen the tropical influence stretch from Germany to Paris to NYC. Here are some of our favorite tropical inspired products and prints from our travels.

Also, make sure you SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM of this blog post to see some of the fun prints our in-house artists are working on!  

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Here are some great examples of what our artists are working on now. If you are interested in purchasing any prints or want to see what else we create, CLICK HERE 

 

In the name of print & pattern, 

DW 

Paris..products and lots of “purdy stuff” at Maison Objet!

How many years can one person attend a show and still get inspired…the answer is 20! Yep I have been coming to Maison Objet for the past 20 years and I still get excited spotting fresh and fun products. Sometimes it’s just an updated color or a new texture or technique that inspires me but you guested it…key word is INSPIRED!

So many people today say that retail is flat and that products are not interesting, but I beg to differ because products today “have to be exciting in order to survive because the competition is so vast” so let’s start looking in the right place….shows like Maison that inspire us to be “our best self” in the product world of course…

It’s true that the show is large and getting larger each year…why because this is where you come to be in inspired…sorry had to throw that in…but it’s true…that is why we schlep through millions…or it seems like millions of aisles to find those inspiring products and ideas that make us smile…

Here are a few of mine…..

 Lalie Design  Trend Hall

 Flamant

  Mero Wing

 Vent de Boheme

  Twoolies

  SebraRina Menardi

 Toulemonde Bochart  Vitra

Check out my other blog colorchaosandcreativity.com tomorrow for an overview of Kind + Jugend, an International trade show for kids products in Cologne Germany.

Thanks for following….

Nancy Fire

Creative Collabrations-New York City

Dividing my time as an exhibitor at Surtex NYC, a trend-forward design surface pattern show with my NYC based studio, Design Works International, attending the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, where I was part of the IFDA’s “Take A Seat” campaign which is an on going project promoting talent within the design community while giving back to local charities, (on May 27th we will auction off our one of a kind up-cycled chairs with more details on the IFDA website) and visiting the National Stationary show to view the latest and greatest in graphic design and new printing techniques…..it was a week of “Creative Collabrations”!

All three exhibitions were located at the Javitz Center at 655 West 34th Street.

Surtex, in its 29th year is a business to business marketplace dedicated to selling and licensing original art and design. The show features an unparalleled and up-to-the-minute range of color, design and pattern trends for every product category imaginable!

The ICFF, in its 27th year is North America’s platform for global design and lures those in pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends in home design featuring contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles and kitchen and bath for both residential and commercial interiors.

The National Stationary Show in its 69th year is the worlds most comprehensive marketplace for greeting cards, stationary and related lifestyle products. Showcasing products such as cards, custom invitations, gift wrap/ribbon, stationary, speciality party products, paper tableware, bridal accessories, in-store printing equipment and much more, the stationary show is the go to source for all innovative trends regarding the newest in paper based products.

Some highlights from this “Creative Collaboration” week in NYC….

Top left: Amadi Carpets, Ornameta Tiles, Apadana rugs, Tadeco Home Wall Panels  
Design Works International Surtex Show @designworksinternational

Moora Brazil  @mooramobilia ICFF Show

  Keiou Design Lab, Wall Surface Panels ICFF Show

  Tadeco Home Fabric Wall Panels ICFF Show

  Brooklyn Owl National Stationary Show

  Leonardo Bueno ICFF Show  B+ N Industries ICFF Show @BN_Industries

Fermob ICFF Show @Fermob

  Stationary Show Best in Show Display

  Amadi Carpets ICFF Show

 IFDA’s  “Take A Seat” ICFF Show

Nancy Fire in NY Moves Magazine

Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International, was honored to be featured in the most recent issue of NY Moves Magazine, talking about design and the impact of women in the design  industry.

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