Leading Manufacturer in Window Coverings Expands Its Design Studio™ Program with Two New Featured Artist Collections
PEARL RIVER, NY (September 20th, 2021)—Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments, announced today the expansion of its Design Studio™ Featured Artist series with collections from San Francisco-based textile designer Seema Krish and New York City-based visual artist Marcie Bronkar. Launched in 2019, Design Studio was Hunter Douglas’ first foray into the soft goods arena—offering Drapery and Side Panels, plus an expanded assortment of Roman and Roller Shade options designed to seamlessly coordinate with existing Hunter Douglas products so consumers could effortlessly achieve the layered look at the window that they desired. Founded with Rebecca Atwood as the inaugural Featured Artist, the expanded assortment will provide customers thoughtfully designed textiles in a wide range of options for a fully dressed window.
“Launching two new Featured Artists for our Design Studio program is an incredibly exciting moment for Hunter Douglas. As we think about the current needs of our consumer, we are certain that the introduction of these collections will only further their ability to complete the look of their window through our portfolio of products. With Seema’s collection that embraces hand-craft techniques and Marcie’s assortment that pays homage to time-honored design, we are confident that each artist’s aesthetic will resonate with consumers as they seek out inspired designs for their home.” says Ron Rubinoff, president of Hunter Douglas Window Designs Group.
Seema Krish and Marcie Bronkar’s Collections for Design Studio will debut with fresh and modern fabrics designed to enhance rooms with their distinctive designs. The fabrics will be available in Side Panels, Drapery, Roller Shades and Roman Shades in harmonizing colors and patterns. The collections perfectly complement and coordinate with the Design Studio Core Line of fabrics and as well as the entire assortment of Hunter Douglas window treatments.
With a deep love of travel, Seema Krish’s Artisanal Craftsmanship collection of seven fabrics borrow from the vibrant cultures and scenic beauty encountered in her journeys around the world. Rooted in heirloom hand-craft techniques together with modern processes, her designs are infused with vivid colors and striking dimensional beauty that delight the senses and make a bold style statement.
“I'm thrilled to have worked with Hunter Douglas to translate my aesthetic and patterns that derive from the concept of wabisabi or imperfect beauty and craft traditions, towards light-filled homes and spaces. The patterns can be used by themselves or effortlessly layered together. The hope is to spark a memory of travel or a distant culture while bringing quiet beauty to our living environments,” says Seema Krish on her collection with Hunter Douglas.
An accomplished artist herself, Marcie Bronkar draws inspiration from historical period artwork and objects, reinterpreting them with a modern twist that forms the basis of her seven fabrics. Her collection features highly stylized patterns and nuanced colorways that pay homage to their historical roots, yet beautifully integrate with today’s more contemporary traditional décor.
“As a modern traditionalist, I create textile collections that rely on the colors that stem from my paintings. Giving a new voice to time-honored design. I tend to believe in thinking out of the box and truly love creating patterns that find their way throughout a home as the owner sees fit. While creating my collection for Hunter Douglas, I relied on the premise that natural light can and will enhance the texture and dimension of these textiles when brought into the home.” says Marcie Bronkar.
Both Seema Krish and Marcie Bronkar’s collections are fully customizable and offered with a variety of operating systems including PowerView® motorized hardware. PowerView is an innovative operating system that can easily be paired with Design Studio solutions—allowing a customer’s window coverings to move automatically according to schedules set—day or night, whether home or away.
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About Hunter Douglas, Inc.
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products in North America. Products are sold through certified retailers where dedicated specialists work with consumers to find and then install the perfect window treatments. Continual innovation of its wide range of high quality window coverings is the cornerstone of the Hunter Douglas brand. With products designed to enhance light, provide energy efficiency and add convenience with motorization—Hunter Douglas window coverings not only elevate the style of a space, but truly enhance the lives of its consumers. For more information on Hunter Douglas, please visit https://www.hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-274-2985.
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