Electric Shade Becomes Newest AMMP Member Electric Shade Co., Inc. has signed on as the newest founding member of Allied Manufacturers of Motorized Products (AMMP).
Electric Shade was founded in 1994 in south Florida to provide the motorization and automation industries with complete personalized motorized systems for window coverings and shading.
AMMP, www.ammp.info, is a collaborative alliance of industry leading manufacturers that aims to generate awareness of creating smarter homes and commercial spaces with automation products, as well as to connect automation dealers with motorization manufacturer dealers.
Greenhouse Design, High Point, NC, has opened two fabric showrooms at Furnitureland South, one of the largest home furnishings showplaces in High Point/Jamestown, NC.
The COM line features two showrooms on the Furnitureland South campus: one in the mart and a second in the main showroom. COM lines benefit Furnitureland South’s customers who would like to purchase a piece of upholstered furniture, but wish to replace the existing fabric with one that is more their style and fit, according to a statement from Greenhouse Design.
Furnitureland South’s 180 interior designers and sales representatives now can offer their customers almost 2,000 fabrics including upholstery, multipurpose, indoor/outdoor and faux silks. This sampling of Greenhouse Design’s multipurpose and upholstery line is part of the company’s overall collection of more than 10,000 fabrics and trims, it added.
“The goal of this program was to implement a line of value-priced fabrics as an option for the sales team of Furnitureland South to offer to their budget conscious consumer,” said Victoria Capuano, of Greenhouse Design’s creative department. “Our presence at Furnitureland South is beneficial since customers choose to use our fabrics for everything from upholstery to drapery and accent pillows,” added Capuano.
Additional fabrics are available for purchase to the trade and viewable to the public, at the company’s redesigned Web site www.greenhousedesign.net.
Next Creative Camp Scheduled for March
The Third Annual Creative Camp! event has been scheduled for March 5 to 8, 2009, at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX. This weekend event for medium to advanced level workrooms is produced by The Custom Sewing Institute and features industry leaders and specialists Joanna Braxton, Chris Watt, Carlette Cormier, Leslie Fehling, Sherrie Horner, Sharon Greiner, Sandy Gardner, Peggy Morgans and Donna-Marie Lee.
Hands-on classes allow the attendees to learn new techniques and to take home the newly constructed samples to show their clients and designers. The classes include Hands-on Motorization, Historical Pelmets, Fabric Origami and Fusible Appliqué, and Decorative Frogs and Chinese Knots.