WESTERN SHOWS RECIPROCATE ATTENDANCE
Visitors to the Pacific Home Fashions Fair (PHFF) and the Western Paint & Decorating Show (WPDS) in January in Las Vegas, NV, will be able to register at no charge for the Surfaces floor covering show also scheduled for January in Las Vegas. Likewise, attendee badges for Surfaces will be honored at PHFF/WPDS.
The joint Pacific Home Fashion Fair, produced by Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and Window Fashions magazine, and the Western Paint & Decorating Show, produced by the Paint & Decorating Retailers Association, was scheduled to coincide with Surfaces. (See D&WC, January 1999) Visitors to any of the shows will be able to attend the others in an effort to create a cross-purchasing effect between them. "We believe the timing of these events creates a tremendous opportunity to bring an entire home fashion industry together at one time," explains Roland Bleinroth, president of Messe Frankfurt.
The Pacific Home Fashions Fair and the Western Paint & Decorating Show will be held at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, January 25 to 27, 2000. Surfaces is sponsored by the World Floor Covering Association and will be held at the Sands Expo Center January 26 to 28.
DDI DECORATORS MAKE FULTON HOUSE A HOME
The Northern Virginia Region of Decorating Den Interiors (DDI), Montgomery Village, MD, recently took on a project to rehab the interior of a once delapidated property in Washington, DC, that has beome a program boarding house for women with addiction problems.
Fulton House—A House of Hope is a 6,500-square-foot facility that was refurbished under the U.S. Justice Department's Weed and Seed Program for state-of-the-art treatment and restoration. DDI's Northern Virginia Region accepted the challenge of making the former crack house and brothel an aesthetically pleasing home for program residents. The project included 25 rooms and 41 windows.
The home was scheduled to formally open at the end of October once all interior work was completed. At a recent dedication ceremony, Carol Donayre Bugg, DDI vice president and director of design, spoke about the psychology of color and how surroundings and environment affect hope and healing.
Fulton House will be home for 43 women who will participate in a year-long program of
sprititual, psychological and physical education and vocational development.
STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION ANNOUNCED
Surtex® has announced "Décor for the Store" as the theme for its 2000 International Student Design Competition.
The competition is open to all students enrolled in an art or design program in the United States or international institution of higher education during the semester of entry. It is designed to encourage creativity and to provide an introduction to the unique and competitive design markets worldwide. More than 250 schools have been invited to participate.
Students will be challenged to design a retail store for a fictional client. The competition encourages students to consider their clients' tastes and to envision all elements that make up the retail environment. The deadline for entry is February 7, 2000. For more information, contact Becky Hade at George Little Management, Inc. at (914) 421-3253; fax: (914) 948-6088; e-mail: email@example.com.
LUNDY'S SALES TO HELP YELLOWSTONE PARK
Lundy's Ornamental Iron, Wenham, MA, is donating a portion of the proceeds of all Rock Yellow River Collection purchases to the Yellowstone Park Foundation in Montana. The non-profit organization funds projects that protect the park, which is visited by more than 3.1 million travelers each year.
Kristin Larson, Lundy's owner, wanted to do something to contribute to the Yellowstone Park Foundation after she spent time at the park last summer. "The Yellowstone Park Foundation is a terrific and much needed organization that does a lot to preserve the park's integrity," Larson says. "This is a nice way to give back," she adds.
Yellowstone National Park serves as the nation's foremost playground and has for more than 127 years. The foundation has supported more than 30 projects since January 1997 including wildlife restoration, a self-guided tour of Fort Yellowstone and a project to reduce encounters between park bison and domestic livestock.
VAN LATHEM FORMS FABRIC DIVISION
Van Lathem, Inc., Salisbury, NC, has formed Patrimoine du Pevele, a new decorative fabric division targeted to the upper-end upholstery and design market. The new division has been in a test phase for the past year, according to Art Reilly, vice president and general manager.
The new line concentrates on classic, traditional European looks and emphasizes wovens produced by selected high-quality mills, Reilly says. Fabrics for the new line are stocked in the company's headquarters in North Carolina.
MAEN LINE ADDS BUMP FABRICS
Maen Line Fabrics, St. Petersburg, FL, has added a line of bump fabric. Bill Maen, company president, says the thick bump fabric is being offered at much lower price points than bump from England. The company is set up for distribution of Maen Line Bump from centers in Philadelphia, PA, and St. Petersburg, FL.
Maen Line manufacturers a variety of inner linings.
AZTEC OFFERS SPECIAL PRICING
Aztec System Technologies Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is offering special pricing for its ProQuote software beginning in October. The special pricing will apply to the Limited Edition, Full Version and Enhanced Version of the software, according to a company statement.
TIMBER BLINDS EXPANDS INTO NEW FACILITY
Timber Blinds, McKinney, TX, has relocated to a new facility that is seven times larger than its former space. The company's rapid growth has driven the company to move its 17,500-square-foot facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to a 136,000-square-foot plant.
The new facility, which employs 150 people, is located at 800 E. Elm St., McKinney, TX 75069. "The new facility will enable us to provide more efficient delivery and expand to more markets at the same time," says Daron Hopkins, vice president.
Timber Blinds is a wholesale fabricator of two-inch horizontal products. It currently distributes throughout a 10-state region.
M. CIARLA MOVES TO NEW FACILITY
Effective August 1, 1999, Les Enterprises M. Ciarla Inc. has relocated to a new facility. The company's new business address is 4661 Boul. Des Grandes-Prairies, St. Leonard, Quebec, Canada H1R 1A5; (514) 322-5060; fax: (514) 322-5044; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.