Marty Welch, upholsterer, and John Kiryanoff, finisher, were among the craftsmen featured at Baker Furniture’s Craft + Design event at the New York Design Center. Combined, the two have 68 years of hands-on experience with upscale furniture.
Imax Corp. debuted its line with designer Nikki Chu at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market last month, complete with a party to celebrate the event. Imax’s Al Bulak, left, and Rex Yoakley socialized with designers Chu, far left, and Connie Post, who also has a line with the company.
At the Dallas International Lighting Market, Crystorama unveiled its new licensed lighting line with designer Libby Langdon. At its market party are, from left, Crystorama’s Brad Kleinberg and Nancy Lonoff, Langdon and Crystorama’s Ryan Ranzino.
Surya employees and their families recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity home build in the Calhoun, Ga., area. The team helped landscape the new home, which is scheduled to be completed this fall. The project is part of an initiative by Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, Ga. The company plans to volunteer with the nonprofit on an ongoing basis.
West Elm welcomed Bill Clinton for a visit to its Brooklyn headquarters. The former president stopped by to view, and express his gratitude for, the retailer’s work to support artisans around the world by offering their handcrafted products under West Elm’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. Here, Clinton speaks with Jim Brett, West Elm’s president.