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!
First off, my fave Jiun Ho, has introduced some lighter-scale pieces perfectly appropriate for smaller Manhattan apartments.
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:
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!
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.
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:
Dennis Miller is truly a one stop shop for Nirmada!