Trade members, please plan to participate in these informative and interesting presentations from experts and artisans throughout MDC showrooms and in the Mid-America Room on Spring Market Day, Wednesday May 9. The presentations, times, and participating showrooms follow:
Take a glimpse into the fascinating world of handblocked prints in the Kravet/ Lee Jofa/ Brunschwig & Fils showroom. At a time when automation and digital production are at the forefront of today’s textiles, the traditional art of handblocked prints provides interior designers and their clients with a unique work of artisanal craft. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Miller at Elizabeth.Miller@kravet.com or call 248.649.3020. Kravet, Suite 105.
|10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Reps from Lakeside/Metro Quartz mini-slabs will discuss how Metro Quartz can be book-matched, unlike some other quartz products on the market. Live 20/20 demos with TV monitor will be situated in the front window and will run all day. There will also be a drawing for a free photo shoot with Beth Singer of a kitchen that was completed with E.W. Refreshments will be served. E.W. Kitchens, Suite 93.
Jason Artus, vice president of sales and marketing for Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry, presents “Distinguished by Detail,” focusing on Rutt’s Exeter, Prairie, and Ruskin lines. Artus will lead you through the historical connection and stories that define these collections of premium cabinetry, created in Lancaster, PA. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Presented by Gardner Builders, Inc. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
|1 - 2 P.M.
The Ghiordes Knot, in partnership with the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), will host a textile weaver demonstrating on a table loom. There will also be textiles from the BBAC on view during the day, some of which are from the exhibition The Textile Connection: A Dialogue, on view at the BBAC through June 7. In addition, Ghiordes will host their master weaver demonstrating hand serging on custom rugs. Light refreshments will be served. The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 20.
|1 - 3 P.M.
Norman Window Fashions representative Steve Bezenah presents the history of the company as well as the latest in Norman’s offerings in shutters, shades, and blinds. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Huntington Window Fashions, Suite 96.
Ursula Schneider, sales manager for Solid Surfaces Unlimited, presents “Beyond the Surface: Everything You Should Know About Solid Surfaces, Quartz Surfaces, and Natural Stone,” which will include how each product is made and real-life applications. Presented by Gardner Builders, Inc. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
Nicole Kromrey, district sales manager for Lakeside Surfaces, will speak about some of the more unique applications for quartz products. Step out of the design box and learn how this product can be used in many ways, not just on a countertop. Discover how programs such as Slabmith and robotic technology in the fabrication affect the overall finished product. Feel free to bring your design challenges and see how engineered stone could be the solution. Presented by E.W. Kitchens. Mid-America Room, Suite 86.
THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
|The Robert Allen showroom invites you to view the new collections from Robert Allen and Beacon Hill, including Color Library: Epicurean Color, in an open house. Enjoy light refreshments and discover what’s new in outdoor furniture while meeting with the representative from Brown Jordan and Lloyd Flanders. Also, enjoy pillow raffles throughout the day! Robert Allen, Suite 28.|
|Duralee welcomes you to see what’s new for spring in their open house. Stop by the showroom to meet with reps from Thibaut and York Wallcoverings, and see the latest collections from Highland Court and Lonni Paul. Light refreshments will be served, and there will also be pillow raffles throughout the day. Duralee, Suite 38.|
|Join Pindler to see its latest collection, Printworks. Every design originates by hand, starting with paper, pencil, and paint brushes. Colors are layered into the patterns, adding dimension and depth. Come and see the creative process and inspiration for Printworks. Light refreshments will be served. Pindler, Suite 69.|
|Please join MDC’s newest tenant, Earthscape Home, for an open house. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Earthscape Home, Suite 95.|
|Virginia Tile Company presents new collections from Terra Bella Marble, featuring fine mosaics and waterjets. Virginia Tile Company, Suite 100.|