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ABC Carpet & Home announces first-annual Design Week
May 11, 2010

Parallel to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, ABC Carpet & Home store in Manhattan will feature a series of events targeted toward the design community and open to the public.
Events include an exclusive preview of new designs to be unveiled at the ICFF by British designer Tom Dixon; a special launch event of The Conran Shop at ABC Home; artist talks by fresh local designers in partnership with VOOS Brooklyn moderated by Eames Demetrios; designer Piero Lissoni on classic Italian glass design; and an installation of The Egg by Tal R.
 
“We believe in creating home as a mirror of individual vision, values and self-expression. Design Week is our opportunity to inspire our community. Through reflections of today’s times, forward thinking and a tremendous storm of creative energy, we capture and present a vision of renewal, new life and new inspiration,” said Paulette Cole, CEO & Creative Director of ABC Home.
Events include:
May 12-May 31
The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ Egg Tour: A Tribute to Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair by Artist Tal R 
ABC Carpet & Home is proud to be the New York home of this special exhibition during its world tour. Inspired by the iconic silhouette of the Egg, and by Sigmund Freud, artist Tal R presents 50 unique patchwork designs as a tribute to the Arne Jacobsen Egg™ chair by the Republic of Fritz Hansen™. 

May 13-19
Exclusive Preview of Tom Dixon’s new line: “Industry” prior to ICFF launch
Tom Dixon, the revolutionary British furniture and lighting designer, previews the robust line of industrial design that he will show at the ICFF during an exclusive viewing event at ABC Carpet & Home on the 2nd floor.

John Reeves Reveals the Sketch Collection 
Award-winning British designer John Reeves showcases his new furniture range – lucid, free and spontaneous – based on designs loosely drawn directly onto the software that ultimately cuts the material. Reeves took inspiration from the late Alexander McQueen, finding the confidence to “just get it done, with flair and validity - why not?”

May 14
Launch of The Conran Shop at ABC Carpet & Home
The Conran Shop launches its anchor U.S. destination in an 8,500 sq ft shop on the lower level at ABC Carpet & Home. The Conran Shops’s unique, passionate and fresh design approach has been revolutionary. Conran continues to stay vital, curating state-of-the-art design with a commitment to creativity and eco-philosophy, and a recognition that the solution to a healthy planet starts at home.

May 16, 6-8pm
Good Design: A Panel on Local, Sustainable and Passionate Design with Eames Demetrios
Filmmaker, artist and author Eames Demetrios hosts a conversation with visionary Brooklyn based designers drawing on the legendary design concept of modern design as an agent of social change pioneered by his grandparent Charles and Ray Eames. ABC Carpet & Home champions local artisans and their work as part of a commitment to sustainability and healthy local economies.


May 17, 6-8pm
Piero Lissoni Glasitalia
Designer Piero Lissoni hosts the launch of Studio Lissoni’s installation of innovative, experimental, unmistakably striking designs in the purest of materials- glass. Since the start of his career in 1978, the designer and architect has produced major works for every room in the house for some of the most influential brands in the design world, as well as homes, showrooms, and hotels in cities around the globe.

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