May 21, 2012

Beginner’s Luck: Janosi Designs Debuts at the International Home Furnishings Center

Squeezed into a pocket of the sprawling International Home Furnishings Center, first-timer Janosi Designs more than delivered on the style-to-square-footage ratio. Founded last year by the husband-and-wife team of Peter and Leanne Janosi, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based company wooed designers with its custom-oriented approach.

jonosi showroom

The naturally sculptural profile of the London chair by Janosi Designs is formed from locally sourced walnut.

janosi chair

In walnut over birch, the Cherry Blossom wall panel by Janosi Designs is 5 feet wide and 8 feet tall.

cherry blossom wall panel

220 Elm welcomed its latest Euro-Mod tenant in Varier USA. The Massachusetts-based arm of the Norwegian manufacturer debuted with an emphasis on striking seating. Olav Eldøy’s Peel chair is designed to follow the body’s natural movements.

220 elm

Originally released in 1965, Sven Ivar Dysthe’s Planet chairs were freshly reissued by Varier USA for North American designers.

planet chairs

The curving seat and back of Varier USA’s Invite chairs come in a variety of fabrics and leathers, with choice of chrome or matte chrome legs.

220elm 3

In the juried Salon section of Market Square Suites, Chattanooga-based Aaron Cabeen introduced his design/build company, Cabeen Originals. The floor lamp in American cherry and black walnut puts all thoughts of the antiquated tray table floor lamp to rest.

floor lamp

Sideboard in American cherry and black walnut by Cabeen Originals.

cypress side board

Cypress and walnut table by Cabeen Originals.

walnut table

Not nearly a newbie, Valencia-based Vondom nonetheless made its High Point debut under the aegis of one of its Spanish neighbors. Heralding its freshly inked distribution agreement with the outdoor décor specialist, Hurtado carved out of prime chunk of its English Road showroom for the manufacturer, even giving it a window seat.


Always a hotbed of discovery, the Interhall section of the IHFC also hosted the High Point debuts of some established players. Arriving primarily to promote its manifold manufacturing partners, crystal giant Swarowski couldn’t resist flaunting a little sparkle of its own, namely its Swarowski Elements wall coverings.


Another Interhall denizen, lamp specialist Flow Décor offered an almost singularly silvery statement, including the Sussex table lamp in mouth-blown glass and charcoal/silver finish.

table lamp

In the midst of major evolution, the 200 North Hamilton building in the upscale Hamilton-Wrenn district attracted yet another designer-friendly exhibitor. Stone specialist Charles Luck showcased its new Kreoo by Decormarmi line of furnishings and bathroom appointments by Enzo Berti, including the marble Nabhi bowl/basin.


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