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EF+LM | Accessible Luxury

 

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The above title sounds strange, and yet it perfectly describes Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman’s position in the market. Since the beginning of my career as CEO of EF+LM 8 months ago, I have been listening and learning to understand how this company fits into the home furnishings marketplace, and now I get it! We do things the old fashioned way. We hand craft our furniture in North America, in North Carolina at our own 90,000 sq. ft. factory, to be precise. Many luxury companies do not own a factory but instead have their designs produced by outside suppliers, or even offshore. This can cause double mark up, increasing the “To-The-Trade” price. Because we make our own products, we are able to charge less and often ship much faster than other companies. So, in that sense, especially for our upholstered designs, our furniture becomes “accessible luxury”. It’s the same quality with lower prices and better service. Same hardwood frames, same 8-way hand tied coil construction, same luxury cushioning, same hand-rubbed finishes- just a little more affordable.

It’s funny. For a long time it was considered a bad idea to manufacture in America instead of offshore, but thankfully EF+LM never got that message and continued to produce excellent furniture in High Point, North Carolina exclusively “To the Trade”. And, we never expanded to sell retail, even though our wholesale price for a sofa is often only slightly more than the price for a mass retail sofa that has been marked up and marked up again. In light of the recent disastrous Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of the conglomerate Furniture Brands International (bankrupting Hickory Chair, Henredon, Thomasville, Pearson, Maitland Smith, etc.), remaining small and family-owned now seems to have been a good strategy after all.

So, we are the entry line to the luxury end of the market, and are happy in that niche. One designer told me, in reference to a certain wonderful luxury furniture company she was specifying in her client’s living room and dining room, “They get the living room and dining room, Crans, but EF+LM gets the rest of the house.” That is our niche, “except we are pretty good at living rooms, too”!

For more information contact: Daniel Tillman | daniel.tillman@c3design.info

Urban Front | New Launches

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october 2013 newsletter – the latest from urbanfront – launches

Urban Front e98 Passive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this month sees the launch of our new e98 passive – our first Passive House Certified door. to read more click here

Urban Front October Launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

recently launched at London’s 100% design, the three newest additions to our collection, the comocapriand numero can now be seen on our e80 product pages.

 

for more information contact: Daniel Tillman | daniel.tillman@c3design.info

Sina Pearson Textiles | Color Stories

The Richness of Gold

This fall, gold seems to be everywhere. A warm neutral, it works with browns and greys, as well as plums and magenta. Here we mix various shades of gold with the deep brown of our Prairie epingle and the heathered tones of Reindeer. Gold looks great as a graphic, in bleach cleanable Alhambra or the multicolor Woods. Metallic Groove, our newest polyurethane provides a contrast in reflection while Lina is an elegant, yet durable linen satin weave. Gold always looks good, and these patterns reflect its consistent value.

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Groove 409-12
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Marsh 177-91
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Woods 346-13
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Alhambra 401-12
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Reindeer 227-91
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Lina 345-13
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For samples or more information contact: Daniel Tillman | daniel.tillman@c3design.info

Sina Pearson Textiles | Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards

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Sina Pearson Textiles:

Please help us get out the vote for the 2013 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award.
 
We have entered in two categories this year:  The Cut shapes Collection in Textiles: Contract and the All Spaces Collection in Textiles: Health Care category.
 
Voting opens October 1 and extends through Friday, October 11.  See link below to vote in each category: 
 
 
For Textiles:  Contract category:  Sina Pearson Textiles Cut Shapes Collection:  Go to  http://boyawards.interiordesign.net/voting/category/textiles-contract
 
For Textiles:  Health Care category:  Sina Pearson Textiles All Spaces Collection:  Go to http://boyawards.interiordesign.net/voting/category/textiles-health-care
 
 
Thanks for helping us spread the word!
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