March 27, 2015

Jeffrey Court’s Chapter 2 collection reborn as “Vintage Studio” with new ceramic mosaics

Meeting at the intersection of classic “vintage” style and forward “studio” thinking, Jeffrey Court’s new Chapter 2 “Vintage Studio” was born out of an appreciation of a warm, unpretentious vintage style and an openness to modern design preference.  The Vintage Studio collection embodies both charm and comfort, as reflected in the two new ceramic mosaics recently added to the line.

 

The “Brushwork” mosaic features a chic, linear stick pattern that is available in six solid field tile colors and two color blends, “Natural” and “Organic.”  The “Composition” mosaic is a traditional 1-inch stacked pattern and is available in the same two complementary color blends. These blends are styled to be companions to the entire field and trim offerings featured in the collection.

The six field tile colors that complement the new mosaics include: Starry White, Mountain Mist, Enchanted Shadow, Crisp Linen, Natural Burlap and Antique Lace. Each is available in the timeless 3” x 6” subway tile size and a 3” x 12” bar tile, to satisfy modern design preferences.  Both are available in flat and beveled options. Trim pieces are also available in all six colors, with two glass mosaics, Gesso and Varnish, that add a touch of chic, and accompany the color schemes in the entire collection.

For ease of installation of the line’s beveled tiles, Vintage Studio offers a unique “Ramp Edge,” a signature trim piece that creates a finished edge on both the beveled and the flat tiles in the collection.  A 3” x 3” beveled tile is “dropped in” at the end of a run, eliminating any awkward cuts during a offset brick pattern installation.

“This next evolution in ceramic mosaics expresses the attitude we had when we first designed this collection,” said Andrew Casanova, Jeffrey Court Marketing Director. “Our plan was to create a line that meets our standards of design and style, while meeting the budget conscious needs of many of today’s consumers. Chapter 2 masters both exceptionally well.”

Founded in 1991 out of a love of craft and dedication to innovation, Jeffrey Court designs and purveys the highest quality decorative tile, natural stone, metal and glass elements at the best value for its customers.  Its cornerstones: commitment to fashion-forward design, constant product improvement and dedication to trade and retail partners’ success have made the company a leader in the decorative tile industry. The Vintage Studio Collection is just one of many readily available collections in stock at Jeffrey Court’s warehouses. To place orders or for more information, call 951-340-3383 or visit www.jeffreycourt.com

 

Coverings 2015 reinstates Appreciation Days for diverse range of tile and stone attendees

(ALEXANDRIA, VA — February 20, 2015) Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, has announced the return of its “Appreciation Days,” which will feature tailored programming for specific attendee segments, including architects, designers, fabricators, contractors, builders and remodelers. Comprised of guided tours of the show floor and focused education sessions, the Appreciation Days will provide participants with opportunities to further their knowledge alongside fellow industry members during Coverings 2015, which will be held April 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Participants of each Appreciation Day will have access to a designated lounge, providing a space dedicated to networking and relaxing during the show. Additionally, all registered participants of Coverings’ Appreciation Days will be offered complimentary lunches and numerous opportunities to network with other professionals during their respective day.

“Each attendee segment is important to Coverings and their attendance is appreciated, so we are continually searching for ways to enhance their show experience,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings show director. “Appreciation Days not only allow us to celebrate the diverse range of Coverings’ attendees, but also provide them with curated educational and networking opportunities.”

Dates and programming highlights for the Appreciation Days are as follows:

  • Builder & Remodeler Day will take place April 14, and feature roundtable discussions in English and Spanish over lunch in the Appreciation Lounge, facilitated by the Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (in Spanish) and the Florida Home Builders Association, focused on current trends in the builder and remodeler industry in the Southeast market. In addition, guided tours of the show floor will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., starting and ending at the Appreciation Lounge.
  • Architect & Designer Day is April 15 and begins with breakfast at 9:15 a.m. with Interior Design Magazine’s Hospitality Design Power Panel, moderated by Deputy Editor Edie Cohen. Lunch is provided during Joey Shimoda’s noon Keynote Session where he will present “The Sensuality of Surface,” sponsored by Contract Magazine. In addition, specifier attendees are encouraged to attend the Featured Session presented by American Society of Interior Designers Executive Vice President and CEO Randy Fiser, who will discuss “Designing Wellness.” In between the dynamic education programming, facilitated tours of the show floor will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., leaving from the Appreciation Lounge.
  • Contractor Days will span two days, from April 15-16. On these days, the National Tile Contractors Association will host roundtable discussions over lunch in the Contractor Lounge. Discussions will be divided into residential and commercial contracting interests and are open to all experience levels. The Contractor Days also feature eight, one-hour guided tours of the show floor and happy hours with prize giveaways in the lounge in the afternoon.
  • Fabricator Day will take place on April 16, featuring several roundtables over lunch in the Appreciation Lounge on key topics, including, “CEU Immersion Class | Providing CEUs to Architects & Interior Designers Using MIA’s Turn-Key Program,” “How to Handle Wastewater in a Fabrication Setting,” and “Perspectives in Benchmarking.” “Stone Zone Passports” will also be available at registration and in the Lounge for fabricators to use as a map and guide to exploring the dozens of exhibitors located in the machinery and allied products area of the Coverings show floor.

To learn more about conferences, programs, exhibitors and special events planned for Coverings 2015, visit coverings.com.

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About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.

Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by National Trade Productions.

Coverings 2015 takes place April 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact National Trade Productions, Coverings Show Management, 703-706-8257.

 

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