Evolution of Design: Inside Kravet’s Studios

Kravet’s trendsetting Blogfest 2012 wrapped up today with a fabulous tour of their design studios here in New York City.

Kravetis one of the biggest, best and most innovative companies in my industry. They are style makers – not followers! In addition to their world famous Kravet brand they also own design houses Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils.

Here is my inside scoop of one of my favorite to-the-trade brands.

Sketches, illustrations and countless hours go into each every design. Their hospitality team of designers create customized works for some of the biggest names in hospitality including Hard Rock Hotel, Disney…even the White House!

From artwork to fabric, these were custom-made for Nona Barrett Design.

Fabric design for The Congressional Club’s luncheon for first lady Michelle Obama – seen on everything from tablecloths to tote bags!

Hospitality lead designer Tony Amplo shows the process
– from sketch to fabric – like this one produced for Disney’s
Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.

 Another of their specialties, a photographic image on vinyl created
for this headboard featured in the Hard Rock Hotels.

Lee Jofa, known mainly for their traditional designs, also has a contemporary division
called Groundworks. Here’s a sneak peak of Kelly Wearstler’s second collection for Lee
Jofa, Groundworks.

Kravet is more than just fabrics! Their line of rugs, including designs by Jonathan Adler
and Kelly Wearstler, come in bold graphics and a wide array of patterns and colors. All
are customizable and some are even in stock.

Kelly Wearstler’s “Waltz of the Arabians” and “Arabarb”

With Kravet’s forward-thinking mindset they have truly placed themselves in the
forefront of design. Thank you Kravet for your fantastic Blogfest 2012. Kudos to
you – you did a great job!