INDUSTRY NEWS: ARTS Awards to Kick Off 2018!

Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced that John-Richard was one of the finalists in the portable lamp category for the 29th annual ARTS Awards.

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry. The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 19, 2018.

“These finalists are the industry’s best representatives and reflect the highest level of creativity, passion, innovation, and dedication,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We congratulate all of this year’s finalists and look forward to a wonderful evening of celebration.”

“The 29th ARTS Awards finalists include legends and impressive new leaders,” adds Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. Sharon has been a trailblazer in the industry whose passion, creativity and drive inspires everyone in the design community.

Here are some new lighting introductions that showcase the breadth of design in this category.aas

 

Mark McDowell, who designed this lamp exclusively for John-Richard, talks about inspiration and the creative process. Take a moment to enjoy the video that reveals the original idea that culminated in the finished product that was brought to Market.

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John-Richard Launches ‘Designer Shorts’ Video Series

Lights, Camera, Designers

John-Richard was thrilled with the response to our new video series, ‘Designer Shorts’, which debuted at High Point Market. Our stellar cast included interior designers Catherine and Justine MacFee, Scot Meacham Wood, Erika Ward, Lisa Mende, Robin Baron along with esteemed abstract artist Carol Benson Cobb and award-winning product designers Malene Barnett and Mark McDowell. These segments, hosted by Arianne Bellizaire, offer a treasure trove of design inspiration. The format, much like a designer-style Actor’s Studio, allows magical conversations to organically develop among creative people.

Here are some snapshots of the series highlights. Please note that the last screenshot has a video snippet below that can be viewed. To enjoy the full version and to see the other ”Designers Shorts’ segments, please click here.

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Shay Geyer and Arianne Bellizaire discuss the importance of layering in design and how to incorporate trends.
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Lisa Mende, Mark McDowell and Arianne Bellizaire explore how nature influences design.
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Erika Ward, Malene Barnett and Arianne Bellizaire talk about trends and the process of both interior and product design.
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Carol Benson-Cobb, Robin Baron, and Arianne Bellizaire with thoughts on the relationship between art and interior design.
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Catherine and Justine Macfee, Scot Meacham Wood and Arianne Bellizaire on what influences and what’s next in interior design.