Issue Date: 2018 MAY, Posted On: 5/17/2018

05172018 Brooklyn Designs Hosts Pavilion at ICFF, Includes Area Rug Designers
By Lisa Vincenti

Bole Road introduces the Omo Valley collection of coordinating scatter rugs, pillows and throws inspired by the region's patterns and colors. Hand loomed in Ethiopia of Ethiopian wool, the Bana rug, shown in Cerise retails at $155 in 2x3 size.

BROOKLYN,  N.Y. -- Brooklyn Designs, an annual event founded by the Brooklyn  Chamber  of  Commerce, kicked off NYCxDesign with its annual fair hosted at the Brooklyn Museum, and now heads across the East River with a pavilion at ICFF, running May 20-23.

The special exhibit offers NYCxDESIGN-goers  a  second  chance  to  see  Brooklyn's  talented  design  pool, which includes a handful of area rug designers, at  the  Jacob  Javits  Center in booth  2771.  The  Brooklyn  Designs  Pavilion,  designed  by  Maiarelli  Studio in  close  collaboration with  the  Brooklyn  Chamber  of  Commerce, will  display  curated  highlights from  the  show.  
The  vignette  will  feature  a  variety  of  local  designers  working  across  various  mediums  including furniture,  textiles,  lighting,  ceramics  and  accessories  who  exhibit  the  sophisticated  craft  and  meticulous  detailing  that defines  Brooklyn  design.
Brooklyn-based Bole Road debuts its latest area rug designs (shown, Bana in cerise) at Brooklyn Designs and its ICFF exhibit located at booth 2771.
Brooklyn  Designs  was  such  a  huge  success,  this  year,  highlighted  by  our  change  of venue  at  the  Brooklyn  Museum  that  it  seems  only  fitting to  continue  the  momentum  of  the  show  by  taking  our  wonderful  design  community  to  ICFF," said  Brooklyn  Chamber  of  Commerce Acting  President  Rick  Russo.  "We  are  excited  and  honored  to  be  part  of  this  special  exhibition and  once  again  celebrate  the  creative  economy  by  taking  part  in  NYCxDESIGN." Included in the Brooklyn Designs at ICFF assortment is a new  collection by Bolé  Road Textiles called  Omo  Valley  that  is  inspired  by  Southern Ethiopia's patterns  and  colors. The handmade range includes new sizes for pillows, euro shams, long lumbars, rugs and throws.
In addition, Susan Steinbrock Design, established in 2004, known for its colorful hand-painted scarves, original quilts and custom made rugs debuts a new collection of area rugs and wallpaper in playful geometric designs.
Textile designer Susan Steinbrock debuts a line of rugs and wallpaper based on her collages of colored paper at Brooklyn Designs, and takes the colorful collection to the show's pavilion at ICFF.
Susan Steinbrock debuts a line of rugs and wallpaper based on her collages of colored paper at Brooklyn Design.
At the Brooklyn Museum event, which  took  place May  11-13, show-goers also got to see works from the one-year-old Ama Connection, which creates Peruvian handcrafted home textiles, area rugs, prints and ceramics. 
Ama Collection area rugs are reversible and made by artisans of pure llama wool.
Ama Collection debuted at Brooklyn Design 2018 in early May, showcasing its expertly crafted, globally sourced home accessories, rugs and prints, above. Below, the studio's reversible llama wool rugs.
Quiet Town, Inc., introduced Brooklyn Design-goers to its contemporary take on bathroom accessories.
The two-year-old company offers a line of shower curtains, (locally dyed and crafted), hooks and bathmats. Quiet Town's bath mats debuted new looks in two collections: the all-cotton hand-woven Mendocino kilim collection,which is crafted in India at a globally certified organic certified facility.
Quiet Town, a Brooklyn maker of bath accessories, introduced its assortment of organic, handwoven cotton bathmats at Brooklyn Design, hosted at the Brooklyn Museum this year.

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