Sferra introduced its new collection with designer Peter Som at a December party at the Crosby Hotel in New York City. Here, Som, right, poses with Sferra’s Paul Hooker.
Wendy Fried of G. Fried Carpet & Design Center—left, and with her buyer and designer Iris Mendez, right—won Oriental Weavers’ Options Rug Gallery contest for its displays highlighting Oriental Weavers’ Options reversible area rug line. Brett Finkelstein, left, and Mike Riley, both of Oriental Weavers, presented Fried with an iPad for her winning entry last month.
George Beylerian, the founder and chief executive officer of Material ConneXion, the global materials consultancy and materials library, was one of the recipients of this year’s Visionaries! awards from the Museum of Arts and Design because of his trailblazing work in contemporary design. Here he accepts the award at the event, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Designer Thom Filicia’s shop-within-a-shop launched at the Safavieh Home Furnishings location in New York last month, bringing together his furniture, rugs, framed art and fabric collections. Among the partygoers were Martha Stewart, who stopped in to congratulate both Filicia, left, and Safavieh’s Arash Yaraghi on the in-store shop.