My Visit to Dennis Miller

Today I was lucky enough to spend some time with the wonderful Gerry LeFrancois, who is my rep extraordinaire at the Dennis Miller Showroom here at the NYDC. Gerry spent a lot of time showing me the new products DM is carrying, and what a luscious offering they have!

Dennis Miller Showroom

Dennis Miller Showroom

First off, my fave Jiun Ho, has introduced some lighter-scale pieces perfectly appropriate for smaller Manhattan apartments.

Jiun Ho Desk NEW

Jiun Ho Desk NEW

I do have a bone to pick with Jiun, as I’m still not clear on whether or not his manufacturing practices are the least bit sustainable…He’s coming to NYC on 23-September so I’ll be sure to discuss with him then! We did use his St. Cere Chair in a recent project on Central Park West:

Nirmada Project Featuring St. Cere Chair

Nirmada Project Featuring St. Cere Chair

DM does have some GREEN alternatives, and are  starting to see the need for luxury paired with sustainability. Antoine Proulx has even introduced sustainably harvested wood finishes, and acrylic based lacquers. There’s hope for us yet!

antoine scene

Amazing light fixtures are dispersed throughout the showroom, with pieces from McEwen Lighting Studios, Powell and Bonell, Fuse Lighting, and Broad Beach Design.

Broad Beach Paris Lamp

Broad Beach Paris Lamp

The biggest news Gerry let me in on is that Emma Gardner is now the creative director for Wendell Castle! Two of my favorite manufacturers together in a perfect marriage of color and style. So the pieces I brought you from ICFF, are part of their standard offering.

Wendell Castle Armoire

Wendell Castle Armoire

wendell

Alpha Workshops tops off DM’s offerings with great designs for an even greater cause. The Alpha Workshops is the only not-for-profit organization in the country that trains and employs people living with HIV/AIDS in the decorative arts. Jamie Drake recently used one of their beautiful wallpapers in the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse here in NYC:

kipsbay jamie

Dennis Miller is truly a one stop shop for Nirmada!

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