MONDAY MAY 23, 2022

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An ancient fabric, linen has long been favored for its many attributes, among them beauty, durability, breathability, and sustainability. One of the highest designations of quality for this material is the Masters of Linen® trademark. It guarantees excellence as well as production entirely in Europe, from field to spinning to finished fabric. The mark also means the linen is sustainably made from European flax fiber with no waste, irrigation, or polluting chemicals.

To gain the coveted designation, a certified artisan must weave the fabric from linen yards that are 100% Masters of Linen-certified, with a final composition of pure linen, majority linen, or linen union (a minimum of 40% linen). All Hartmann&Forbes’ Ertheweave fabrics are 100% linen and carry this prestigious trademark, offered in seamless widths by the yard up to 118" and shades up to 114."

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MONDAY MAY 9, 2022

SUSTAINABLE FIBERS | RICH COLORWAYS | REFINED TEXTURES

“We aim to design products that are conscientious and soul-satisfying, delivering a balance of restorative beauty and time-honored craftsmanship – products that are sustainably made in every sense of the word.” ~Rebecca Welch, H&F Design Director

A passion for handweaving, design exploration and a love of nature continues to fuel the evolution and growth of our H&F Studio Collections. New products for Spring/Summer ’22 include Reflection, a zen-inspired Woven-to-Size Papyrusweave series available in two colorways. Additionally, our Soft Natural Fabric Collection gets an update that includes new colorways for the Weathered, Cords, and the Fields series, plus a Brushed series refresh now milled in one of Europe’s most revered linen mills. These linens are all Masters of Linen certified, which guarantees excellence and 100% European traceability at each stage of processing. We’re also re-introducing the high-performance, sustainably made Ecoweave and an update to the Solarweave 5000 series in our Performance Fabric Collections.

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MONDAY MAY 2, 2022


In Conversation with Designer Amy Meier

Founder and principal designer of Rancho Santa Fe-based Amy Meier Design and Amy Meier, a specialty boutique, Meier is renowned for an aesthetic that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation. Her projects have been published in such magazines as House Beautiful, Veranda, and ELLE DECOR, and she was named a Traditional Home Rising Star in 2017 and one of Veranda’s Next Legends for 2022. 

Join us for a conversation with Meier and Arianne Nardo, design editor and journalist, as they discuss the inspiration behind her collaboration with Hartmann&Forbes and her new collection of handwoven natural windowcoverings.

WEDNESDAY | MAY 11TH | 1PM ET/10AM PT

MONDAY MARCH 28, 2022

FINDING INSPIRATION from seemingly disparate sources: Japanese Minimalistic Design, the Bauhaus School, and ancient Korean cloth tradition, and then finding the common “thread” that unifies these movements: Minimalism, Functionalism, and the use of raw materials is the vision behind our latest collaboration with designer Amy Meier for Spring/Summer22.

We sat down with Meier to discuss her process, inspiration, and what it was like designing this collection with Hartmann&Forbes.

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H&F: Tell us about how this collaboration came about. What was the process like? Was it conducive to your typical design process?
AM: During the first month of the pandemic, when so little was known about how the whole thing would play out and how it would affect businesses, Rebecca, H&F’s Director of Product Development, reached out to me about the possibility of working together. At the time it felt like so many doors were potentially closing, here was an exciting opportunity to open a new door and discover what was behind it! I knew that Rebecca and I were connected via Instagram, but what I did not know was that we are basically neighbors, connected by our small Southern California community ties.

The process, in a word, was collaborative. And of course, the proximity really helped in being able to bounce things off of each other on off days and at odd hours. H&F, and Rebecca specifically, were very open to my process, my interests, and my sometimes-crazy ideas, and really supported me in being as involved as I wanted to be (VERY). They were open and supportive, they nurtured and taught when needed and also allowed me to experiment and push ideas. I never heard “No,” only “Let me see if it is possible.” We explored new materials and concepts, which actually led to the creation of a new type of pedal loom. 

Yes, the process was very similar to my typical process in that it was organic, built upon layers, and the ideas evolved over time. There was a loose holistic concept that was like a seed that germinated, and we really took the time and did the legwork to fully develop ideas and concepts.

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H&F: What inspires you?
AM: Beautiful imagery, travel, art, light, craftsmanship, organization.

H&F: What was the initial inspiration behind this collection? Where did the ideas come from?
AM: I love how H&F uses natural fibers and I wanted to really embrace that, which led to this idea of creating something that felt organic and natural, but also highly structured. So I poured over images from all different eras and contexts, movements, and mediums…for ideas and images that emoted these qualities. And over and over again, I kept flagging all these seemingly disparate sources, and literally, every one of them fell into one of three buckets. Here is the bucket of wonderful examples of traditional Korean Pujagi, here in the middle is the bucket for exemplary Japanese minimalistic design, and here on the right is the bucket for the Bauhaus School. I filled up each bucket with images not knowing I had even created these buckets.

H&F: During the design process were there any unexpected surprises?
AM: Yes, there were so many! But I especially loved discovering that the backs of the weaves were as beautiful as the intended fronts, which led us to embrace them and use the reverses as well.

H&F: Are there specific patterns or colors you find yourself drawn to?
AM: Yes, neutral and natural colors, but ones that are slightly off. Like a beige with a hint of purple, or a cream with a soft pink undercurrent.

H&F: How would you describe this collection?
AM: I like to think of it as calm and relaxing, but because of its structure and organization, if that makes sense. Really, at its core, the collection is about the subtle tension between opposing forces. Rigidity versus relaxation, tight versus loose weaves. Organic yet organized.

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H&F: What was it like working on a collaboration with H&F?
AM: It really was a wonderful experience working with such a talented, kind and supportive group of people, all with separate talents and roles. Everyone was super positive, helpful, and informative. They let me do my thing when appropriate but also knew when to lend their own expertise. It was a great collaboration.

H&F: How did you feel about the natural, handwoven, and sustainable elements of the collection?
AM: This is truly one of the reasons why I was so excited to work with H&F. And we really embraced the nature of the materials and used many of them in their natural form. Honestly, we looked to nature to do what it does, feel natural but also structured, organized yet free!

H&F: How important are window coverings in the overall design of a room?
AM: Huge, it is often how we start the design of a given room. For me, rooms are about emotion, and the light in a given space is the number one determinant of the emotion it will evoke. And of course, there is no better way to manipulate natural light than with window treatments and coverings.

H&F: Tell us how you envisioned the other uses for the weaves with the lighting, upholstery, and screens.
AM: I envisioned this line to be used in as many ways as possible, and yes, lighting, furniture upholstery, screens… even lanterns, and handbags. Specifically, Stipple, Fret, and Joinery were intended to be used in many of these applications as they have the most structure, but really all of them were made and intended to be used in a variety of ways.

The Amy Meier Collection by Hartmann&Forbes features seven Woven-to-Size Grassweave Windowcovering series.

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2022

AMY MEIER, founder and principal designer of Rancho Santa Fe-based Amy Meier Design and Amy Meier, a specialty boutique, is renowned for an aesthetic that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation. Her projects have been published in such magazines as House Beautiful, Veranda, and ELLE DECOR, and she was named a Traditional Home Rising Star in 2017 and one of Veranda’s Next Legends for 2022. Her collection by Hartmann&Forbes deftly fuses inspiration from Japanese design, the Bauhaus School, and traditional Korean cloth.

“Though I drew inspiration from seemingly disparate sources: Japanese Minimalism Design, the Bauhaus School, and ancient Korean cloth tradition, it’s what these movements have in common that excited me: Minimalism, Functionalism, and the use of raw materials.  And what better medium than the naturally beautiful Hartmann&Forbes handwoven products to express the organic yet highly structured design I envisioned.  It is my hope that these individual weaves are seen and used as a whole, as it was my intention for them to work and play off of each other, creating a far richer composition.” ~Amy Meier

The Amy Meier Collection by Hartmann&Forbes features seven Woven-to-Size Grassweave windowcovering designs.

 

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FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2022

For over 20 years, we have been guided by a clear vision of who we are and what we stand for; we celebrate a diverse community motivated by exceptional craftsmanship, environmental stewardship, and uncompromising service. For nearly a decade, we have made the annual list of Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Green Workplaces,” rising up the ranks to #6 in 2021. Continuing and expanding on our commitment to workplace best practices and employee job satisfaction, 2022 marks our first year to be recognized as a “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon!”

We are humbled and honored to be recognized as #19 under the medium-sized companies category across the state that participated in this year’s survey. Thank you to our dedicated and loyal employees who help us be better every day.

Congratulations to all the companies in Oregon who earned this accomplishment.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2021

We are pleased to announce the reintroduction of the black and white Metal Ball Chains as an option for Roman Style shades with a Clutch or Roller Style shades. Please see all options listed below and note in your Style Guide for future reference.

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Clutch Control Loop Options

- Textile Cord Loop- Textile Cord Loop
- Bead Chain- Bead Chain
- Metal Ball Chain- Metal Ball Chain

 

 


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Control Loop Options

- Bead Chain- Bead Chain
- Metal Ball Chain- Metal Ball Chain

 

 


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Control Options

- Metal Ball Chain- Metal Ball Chain

 

Please direct any questions you might have regarding this update to Customer Relations at 888.582.8780

MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2021

For the past 21 years, the Hampton Designer Showhouse has been the showcase for some of America’s premier design talent and has raised nearly $2M for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. 

This Fall more than 20 top interior designers transformed a magnificent, historic 1830s Hampton House into a decorating modern masterpiece. Originally part of the Wooley Estate, the historic house has been designated a contributing resource to the Southampton Village, and as such, features the original 1835 front porch design complete with Italianate brackets and swan spirals. While adhering to the strict façade guidelines, the renovation also included over 7,000 sq feet of living space, expanding on 3 levels with over 23 modern interior spaces. 

The 2021 Hampton Designer Showhouse was sponsored by HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens). 


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KITCHEN & BREAKFAST ROOM DESIGNER: Kate Singer | Kate Singer Home

WINDOWCOVERING: Traditional Roman Shade in PW157-33 Woolen Mill - Sky, from the Tailored-to-Size Papyrusweave collection, pre-woven and in-stock to accommodate shorter lead times.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Hamptons, Designer Kate Singer used watery blues, driftwood and rattan finishes. “Along with the creative aspect,” Singer told HC&G, “the showhouse gives me the opportunity to join my colleagues in support of a worthy cause.” 

 

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Photos by Marco Ricca


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BED & BATHROOM DESIGNER: Shannon Willey | Sea Green Designs

WALLCOVERING: WL418-33 Island Coast - Sea Mist natural grasscloth wallcovering

Designer Shannon Willey has been helping homeowners in Southampton and beyond overcome design overwhelm for 20 years. Creating coastal retreats using sustainable materials whenever possible. For this project, “Coastal farmhouse” was the inspiration behind Willey’s bed and bath room design.

 

 

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Photo by Michele Scotto Trani

MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2021

We are excited to announce we will be joining Janine and Jay Guerin in their new showroom, Rue IV, as they inherit the J. Lambeth location at the Washington Design Center.

On November 1, the Lambeth family will pass their baton to Janine and Jay Guerin, industry veterans who will launch Rue IV. Rue IV will continue the great tradition of providing this talented industry with incredible products supported by stellar staff. Janine and Jay look forward to being champions and supporters of designers and design students in the DC market and the Mid-Atlantic region – in the same fashion as the Lambeths.

Rue IV (named for the Guerin’s love of wandering the streets of Paris, and their three-year-old daughter, Ivy) will be a multiline showroom anchored by Fabricut and featuring many other luxury brands including Hartmann&Forbes. Janine and Jay are thrilled by the opportunity to be a premiere agent showroom.

RUE IV
1099 14th St. NW #220
Washington DC 20005
202.646.1774
www.ruefour.com

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