Day: January 21, 2021

Where I Work: Christina Z Antonio

Back in October, we fell hard for a pair of chairs that incorporated neon lights in the backrest and from there, we had to know more. The person behind the Helio Chairs is New York City-based artist and furniture designer, Christina Z Antonio. Born and raised in London into a family of Greek leather artisans, Antonio is a trained master craftsman in a range of mediums creating innovative furniture, lighting and objects from materials including leather, parchment, gemstones, wood, metal and blown glass. In this month’s Where I Work, we head to Chelsea to get an inside look into where she dreams up her much-coveted works.

What’s your studio/work environment like?

I keep most areas museum level tidy, and very organized so I can think clearly. Nico, my dog, is a constant companion!

How is your space organized/arranged?

I have a desk and additionally we have workbenches. The workshop area can certainly get messy, especially when deadlines are looming. However, I always try to instill a sense of discipline with my team.

How long have you been in this space? Where did you work before that?

I have been in my Chelsea studio space since 2015. Prior to

Chelsea House taps Ross as showroom designer

Mark Ross has joined home décor designer and supplier Chelsea House as showroom designer.

In this role, he will work with Creative Director Bradshaw Orrell and his team.

“We undertook an extensive search to find the right designer that could reflect the sophistication and creativity of the products in the showroom presentation,” said Pam Cain, president of the Rocky Mount, N.C.-based company. “Mark and Bradshaw make a formidable team and the perfect pairing to continue to advance the inspiring and exciting showroom experience.”

Ross has more than 30 years of experience in visual merchandising and product development. Most recently, he spent 32 years serving various roles at Two’s Company including bringing permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to life, managed the direction and styling of the bi-annual sales catalog, scouted trends at shows in Paris, London and in Asia. He was also involved in new product and he was ultimately named the head of the visual merchandising and product development division in addition to acting as creative director.

Ross’s work garnered 30 industry awards, most notably: First Place for Visual Display, Best of Floor for Outstanding Visual display, Best of Show for Window Display, Best

Some New Ideas To Decorate Your House With Wood Handicrafts

Furnishing your outside? Finally, it is time to add the finishing touches with some nerdy accessories to personalize the room to your tastes. You probably already have a lot of Dungeons and Dragons memorabilia and books mendacity about, so this part should be fairly simple for you. However, I’ve discovered a pretty cool wastebasket which I believed I’d present you (since I certainly didn’t assume you would get waste baskets that matched this theme earlier than I began analysis), and advocate some tutorials for DIY bed room equipment for these of you who like to get crafty.

There are a myriad of residence decor magazines within the journal racks at your local bookstore or magazine outlet. Decorating ideas abound on their pages, and beautiful pictures encourage us further to be daring and daring in our decor selections. Catalogues additionally give us the possibility to buy our wares straight from them whereas we’re at a fevered pitch to have their very room layout down to the drapes and carpet. I have seen brass used in some commercially produced outside furnishings, but do not advocate it. Whereas brass doesn’t type purple rust, and is effectively suited for many moist applications comparable to …