Bunakara, Norwalk Participate in New American Remodeled Home
February 13, 2017,
LISBON and NORWALK, Ohio—Home furnishings manufacturer Bunakara and furniture maker Norwalk Furniture both contributed products to the New American Remodeled Home, a feature of the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.
Bunakara furnishings in the New American Remodeled Home
The home, built in the 1980s and converted for the show to a Bahamian-style residence, displayed Bunakara’s Fingerprint Two Stripes Arm Chair, made of acacia wood and covered in the company’s striped Fingerprint fabric; the Fingerprint Ribbon Armchair, also made with the Fingerprint fabric; two sizes of the Rich Bronzes Indian daybed, made of acacia in a matte finish; and the Sewing Box Bedside Table, which combines acacia with brass legs and hardware, and a removable fabric sewing-box drawer. All of the pieces include the Flower of India insignia, a Bunakara design signature.
Norwalk’s contributions encompassed upholstered beds, sectionals, sofas, chairs, benches and storage ottomans, located in the master bedroom, the guest room, the great room and the media room. Among the pieces that Norwalk contributed are the Miranda and Hudson Queen Beds, the Tatum and Colton Sectionals, the Kaden Sofa, the Annette Cuddle Swivel Chair, the Jane and Renee Chairs, the Andy Bench, and the Nora and Dillon Storage Ottomans.
“Much like this home, Bunakara is all about blending the old with the new,” said Dixon Bartlett, Bunakara U.S. national sales and marketing director. “Bunakara, which means ‘weaver’ in Hindi, weaves the emotions, the history and the knowledge of the past with the present into each design through Bunakara’s creator, Joana Aranha’s, vision and the talented artisans’ craftsmanship.”
“This was a great opportunity to get Norwalk’s sustainability story out there,” said Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. “Plus, it was a canvas to display the range and diversity of our products in a single home.”
Originally built in 1987, the New American Remodeled Home was updated with a more symmetrical, open floor plan, along with the home furnishings from Bunakara and Norwalk, and a light, contemporary color scheme to modernize the space. The International Builders Show took place from Jan. 7-12 and attracts about 80,000 attendees annually.