Christiane Lemieux, Co-Founder of Cloth & Company, to Host Textile Design Contest and Present at Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2017

May 25, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

 

Dwell on Design will welcome designer Christiane Lemieux this year as a featured speaker and exhibitor. Lemieux is one of the country’s leading design entrepreneurs and experts in home décor and furnishings. Her keen eye for fashion and unconventional approach to the age-old furniture and textile industries has propelled her to be one of the go-to authorities in the world of interiors.


 A serial design entrepreneur, Christiane is set to follow the success of her first company, DwellStudio with her new venture Cloth & Company. Lemieux has partnered with fourth-generation furniture maven, Meganne Wecker, to create this customer-curated furniture brand. Wecker is the President and Chief Creative Officer of her family’s Chicago-based wholesale furniture manufacturer, Skyline Furniture. Using digital 3-D modeling and printing technology, Cloth & Company produces custom designed pieces including upholstered seating and window treatments that ship within six days of purchase. With quick turnarounds and virtually limitless design possibilities, Cloth & Company is innovating the ways in which retailers can create and manufacture furniture. Currently they offer collections for several retail partners and have an exceptional collaboration program which recently launched celebrated collections with Oh Joy!, Apartment Therapy and now Dwell on Design.


 This year, Cloth & Company is partnering with Dwell on Design to host a special contest for emerging designers. Contestants will have the opportunity to submit textile designs to be considered for production by Cloth & Company. The selected top five finalists will have a prototype chair produced and exhibited in the Cloth & Company booth #2107 at Dwell on Design from June 23-25. The final winner will be announced onsite and will have their design produced into a line of five to six furniture pieces to be sold through a major online retailer. Designers can submit two to three designs that can be applied to various furniture styles at the link below. The deadline for submission is June 7, 2017.

 https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/dwell-on-design


In addition to the exciting contest, Christiane will be onsite throughout the weekend, speaking at multiple presentations, covering everything from ethical design to technology to creative solutions. She will join her Cloth & Company co-founder, Meganne Wecker for “Manufacturing Disruption” on Friday, June 23 at 2:15pm, a conference session discussing the capabilities of 3-D printing, and the current state of technology within the design market. Lemieux will also speak alongside a number of designers and industry professionals onstage about ethical and sustainable design practices for “Ethical Design: Fair Trade and Sustainability” on Saturday, June 24 at 10:45am. Lastly, she will share the stage with other creative visionaries as they discuss inspirations and debate solutions to design challenges for “Powerhouse of Creativity” on Sunday, June 25 at 11:45am.


Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday, June 23 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, June 24 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. Architects and design professionals, along with the design enthusiast public, may purchase tickets online at dwellondesign.com/register.


 
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