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*Guest Blog from President Sackett Wood as he recalls his first meeting with Lee Industries and what an important moment it was for Moore & Giles.
Time goes by so fast. When I reflect back on my early years with the company, I have vivid memories of the people who were willing to give us an opportunity. Dottie Coley, one of the original founders of Lee Industries and the Vice President of Merchandising, was one of those people for me. It took a little time but Mrs. Coley, knowing nothing about me or Moore & Giles, gave me an appointment and I was invited to their factory in Newton, North Carolina.
It was 1997 – we had recently developed a new leather from Pamplona, Spain inspired by a vintage riding boot. The leather was full of rich tonal qualities, heavy in weight and firm in temper – certainly not a conventional upholstery leather at the time. It was, however, beautiful – and that little I knew. My meeting was with Dottie and her husband Bill Coley, who co-founded Lee in 1969 to “manufacture quality, American-made furniture that they would use in their home.” I was worried the meeting would be brief because we only had a few other leathers to offer and when the silence became deafening after the first two showings of leather, I defaulted quickly to Plan B and pulled out the only large piece of the new Spanish leather that existed. We had aptly named it Equestrian.
In what would become a signature trademark in my meetings with Lee in the years to come, as I began to speak about our inspiration for the leather, Mr. Coley got out of his chair and pulled the large piece away from the viewing horse without saying a word. As I kept presenting, he slowly and methodically began working the leather with his hands, manipulating it to the point that made it no longer recognizable as my sample. It was unnerving. I could barely watch as he continued to manhandle it. So I just kept talking and Mrs. Coley just smiled at me sensing my anxiety. When I finished, I sat there in what seemed like an eternity of silence until Mr. Coley, in his first words of the meeting said, “well, the factory’s not going to like it, but its a beautiful piece of leather and I think we oughta buy it.” They named it Eyore. I was elated and also relieved.
Dottie ordered 25 hides to show at the Spring 1998 Furniture Market and it made it through the factory just in time for High Point. When market was over, their purchasing director, Robin Bartles called me and said she was sending an order and to call Mrs. Coley upon receipt. If they had ordered 800 sq. ft. I would have been thrilled just to know it sold. When the order came over the fax it read “80,000 sq.ft..” I assumed was a mistake – truth be told, I was praying it was a mistake because we had only made the 25 hides in production. I called Mrs. Coley and thanked her for the order, but I told her I “think you may have one too many zeroes in your order amount.” She assured me that her zeroes were correct and in her calm, gentle manner, made it clear to me that this was not an opportunity to squander. It wasn’t without a few hiccups, but the leather turned out beautifully and became one of our first successful introductions of a truly natural leather and validated our efforts to take a fashion approach to upholstery leather.
There is a Lee chair in my office today covered in Eyore. It is a symbol to me, not only of an important chapter in our history, but, also of the kindness and graciousness of Dottie Coley who was willing to take a chance on us. Our leather meetings with Lee are very similar today with Dottie’s oldest daughter, Ginny Collet, leading the creative effort of the company along with their Creative Director, Reine Cenac. And Bill Coley still sits in on our showings, which means so much to us. If Mr. Coley doesn’t pull a piece of leather to work on during that showing, you are most likely not leaving with an order!
When you call on Lee, you call on the family and we have come to know them as a family. Ginny’s brother Billy works in sales for the company in Georgia and her sister-in- law Bondi Coley handles all their Marketing and PR. Bondi’s husband, Norman Coley, Ginny’s older brother, was previously Lee’s President and died suddenly last year. Norman was an integral part of our relationship and a strong supporter of our efforts. He is missed by all of us. He was a true leader for Lee and for our industry. He was also a friend.
Lee has always been willing to take chances and this remains a reoccurring theme – their ability to see the beauty and potential in the raw materials. Ginny often says “We go with what we love.” That was evident at the Spring 2015 Market as she and Reine took on a project that involved our new Valdesa Cigar shrunken sheepskin, using very small hides and marrying them with a compatible leather on smaller silhouettes that would accommodate the hide size. The photo speaks for itself.
Their level of taste remains unmatched. Throughout their showroom we see risks and creativity meshed into beautiful completion- their style is elegant and tasteful. From matching Auckland Shearling chaises, bright red dining room chairs, a pair of comfortable Club chairs made in the leather named “Sackett Truffle”(couldn’t resist) and hair-on-hide ottomans, Lee continues to envision outside of what exists into what could be. Creativity in design is not hyper-focused and limited to one piece, but rather seen in correlation together to create beautiful environments and an accessible lifestyle.
Over two decades later I am still impressed by their passion, creativity, craftsmanship and their unique ability to create furniture that we can immediately see using in our own homes. You can see it in mine. – SW
Find out more about Lee here: http://www.leeindustries.com
A Small Start in a Big City – Cisco Brothers Celebrates Their 25th Year
The family-run, Los Angeles based company brings a west coast flair to their showroom in High Point. The cozy and inviting space is sprinkled with iconic Los Angeles pieces – graffiti pillows, blue hand-blown glass light fixtures and a life-sized text reminder stating, “MADE IN LA.”
Walking into the brightly lit showroom, you quickly recognize the urban influence of an always fashionable, but not fussy family. A few steps in and it feels as if you have been transported to an exquisite large loft-like downtown apartment. Casual. Curated. Calming. The Cisco Brothers style seems to combine chic comfort with inquisitive centerpieces. And as a reminder of their light-hearted approach amidst a sea of white linen couches and fluffy oversized throw pillows, two indoor swings sway casually from reclaimed crane strapping – for this market they have become instagram magic.
From Low-Riders to Lounges
Francisco “Cisco” Pinedo started in the upholstery business doing low-riders before making the switch to furniture. A talented craftsman from LA – his knack for design and comfort led him to create furniture that was both comfortable and beautiful. In 1990, he took the leap by emptying his savings account and starting Cisco Brothers. The company’s humble beginning was quickly skyrocketed by their creation and use of slipcovers. Their big break came at a Culver City furniture store where the first signature Cisco Brothers slipcovers sold so many orders in one night that they thought the fax machine might have been broken.
Since then, Cisco Brothers has grown to become a driver in sustainable furniture manufacturing. As the company has grown and evolved, one thing has remained at the center of their inspiration and success – their hometown, Los Angeles. Cisco was born and raised in the city, growing up during the LA riots. His choice to stay enhanced his love for his community and provides an unending source of inspiration for the brand. This same inspiration and philosophy has been passed down to his talented pair of daughters Maurishka and Natalie, who are leading in marketing, development and design.
“Inspiring environments that feel good – that’s our goal.” Maurishka and Natalie, share, “Its about feeling good – eating well, wearing soft clothes, and taking care of yourself while surrounding yourself with friends that make you feel the same. We work hard to create an environment around those ideas.”
The Cisco philosophy also overflows into the location and selection of their showrooms, “We will not settle for a space that does not speak to us or the product or does not tell the Cisco story well,” states Maurishka.
When asked about the other inspirations, Maurishka and Natalie are quick to offer food as a driving source for inspiration. “A lot revolves around food,” says Maurishka, “when we go on vacation we are always planning what we are going to eat for lunch at the breakfast table and what we are eating for dinner at lunch.” Food has been so influential in both their family and professional lives that they even added a kitchen to their showroom where Cisco plays chef with fresh local and seasonal ingredients.
Additionally, colors influenced by seasons play a big role in their design process. Spring brings out the dramatic white linens, while winter lends itself to rich deep green leathers -like our Moore & Giles Echo Autumn Leaf. “We like to view leather as jewelry pieces,” says Maurishka. Though leather may not be an overwhelming site in the Cisco showroom, the leather pieces are very intentional. They are quick to take advantage of the beauty marks of natural leather, showcasing our Absolute collection’s beautiful pull and color variation on bright colored one-of-a-kind stools.
As tradition goes, the family business – a mix of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and daughters to Cisco – genuinely seek to create pieces that will be passed on from generation to generation. One of their favorite, and most well loved sofa frames, “The Donato.” is posed at the front of their showroom as an invitation to sit, rest and be with family. After our time with Cisco and the girls, that is exactly where we could be found.
Find out more about Cisco Brothers here: http://www.ciscobrothers.com/
This year’s annual HD Expo show in Las Vegas proved to be another tremendous success for Moore & Giles. We saw a dramatic increase in traffic in our booth and throughout the entire convention center. Designers from across the US and around the world arrived by the thousands to attend one of the most important and largest hospitality trade shows in the industry. The vibrant color schemes and dynamic offerings in our booth attracted a constant stream of designers and architects and translated into many new and exciting client relationships. The display of the shoes from our recent Papillon advertising campaign was an unexpected and creative way to showcase our heritage and early beginnings. Mission accomplished!
For more photos and recap from the event check out HD Expo’s page here:
Every year in early May , the La Cienega Design District in Los Angeles becomes one of the country’s most dynamic design destinations during the Legends of La Cienega event. This event is an inspirational celebration of design held over three days. Designers, authors, editors and bloggers from around the country and abroad will join their counterparts in L.A. and descend on the La Cienega Design Quarter for lively panel discussions, high-profile cocktail parties and special showroom events. Event partners include the nation’s most prestigious shelter publications:Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors + Design and Veranda.
If there is one thing we have learned in this business, it is that relationships – real relationships – are essential. In a world ruled by likes, tweets and followers, we took extra time to slow down and interact the old fashioned way. With firm handshakes, eye contact and clinking glasses we form long-lasting face-to-face relationships that exist apart from a bright screen.
Our customized 1973 Airstream is a unique space where simplicity is celebrated and rugged elegance prevails.
It is a vantage point for our leather’s endless possibilities; an intimate shelter for some of our biggest ideas.
The airstream is a visual testament to our endless quest for quality, innovation and timeless style.
A symbol of a dream, its philosophy and history runs parallel to ours.
IRocko Bernardo walks into a room and immediately attention is granted. His mere presence bequests respect. But on this particular June evening, amongst family and friends, at 88 years young, he is not just respected, he is admired. He is treasured. In a leisurely setting, it is easy to take notice of his overlooked qualities – a deep laugh, a wide smile and a love for his family that overflows in his speech.
Northwest of Venice, at the base of the Italian Alps, quietly rests a small medieval town that has played home to both world wars and Earnest Hemingway alike. Bassano Del Grappa, whose name namesake comes from the nearby Monte Grappa, is famously known for its beautiful covered wooden bridge that spans the Brenta River and its strong grappa liqueur. The area’s architecture reflects Bassano’s location: typical Veneto-style arcaded streets and piazzas are interspersed with alpine wooden balconies, and some of the hostelries have a decidedly Austrian flavour. Its also famous for its rich history in leather. Bassano is home to our fifth generation tannery and dear friends at the Adelaide and the Finco Family.
This spring shades will be shifted. Pastels will be coming back, but with a slightly darker tinge. Taking the popular blue to green palette that was bold for most of 2013 and transforming these colors into a soft romantic color way with a few neutral accents and soft floral was a huge jump as we forecast for the new year. This color scheme highly reflects the gardens depicted in French impressionism, a beautiful blend of pastels brought together to create one story. Visualize Monet, Renoir and Pissarro – embrace your inner impressionist with this season’s color trend. Shown (top to bottom): Domaine Spearmint, Holland Spring Green, Manta Ray Pistache, Notting Hill Metallic Maritime, Holland Mint, Holland Mist, Echo Mediterranean, Kipling Denim, Valhalla English Lavender, Diablo Nude.
Ward off the winter chill by surrounding yourself in lavished comfort. Take a moment and lose yourself in our featured leather collection, Dresden. Dresden’s supple hand and distinct grain combine to create the ultimate luxury experience. Available in a variety of warm neutrals and soft color, Dresden’s charming palette and large hide size allows for this article to have a high range of upholstery options. To experience Dresden yourself request a sample by clicking here.
The annual Holiday House NYC is now open at The Academy Mansion in New York. Holiday House NYC was founded 6 years ago to raise breast cancer awareness within the design industry. Among the list of fabulous interior designers participating this year is New York based designer, Darrin Varden. Varden’s room entitled Winter Solstice Lounge brings the beauty and mystique of winter nights indoors. Featured in Varden’s design are two chairs completely covered in our Manta Ray Black transfer. Photographed below by New York based photographer and Moore & Giles collaborator, Rick Lew, are the pair of Manta Ray chairs.
Turquoise, a favorite of 2013, is now becoming grounded in darker shades seen in a palette full of earth tones. Rich spices reflect colors inspired from the Middle East and add a fierce contrast to the sea of turquoise and smoky navy’s. The boldness of the Moroccan red and gold accents burst into the season while the cool shades of blue refresh the palette. Shown (top to bottom): Mont Blanc Rainforest, Barrington Reef, Valhalla Eclipse, Echo Granite, Deer Run Thyme, Doral Mist, Echo Meridian Red, Mantra Ray Glamour Red, and Persia Chiffon lay across Mont Blanc Carmel. To request a sample or to learn more about these article please click the respective names.
Join us in the Big Apple November 10 and 11 for Boutique Design New York. BDNY is a 56,000 square foot Hospitality Design show that registers 5,000 attendees of the industries top designers and architects. This year Moore & Giles will be located at booth #755. Stop by to view our latest collections and the latest color trends and while you’re there relax while enjoying music and a drink on us. To register for BDNY or for more information on the show click here.
When it comes to color we are always living in the future. Along with the warmer weather we are also looking forward to what spring has to bring and we are already starting to see those trends emerge. Carrying over from 2013 blue is still a relevant color but now with a smoky tinge. Complimenting the smoky blues are aztec reds and shades of lichen. If you need a punch of color fuchsia is the perfect accent for any décor. However, if you want to keep it neutral choose a warm camel color. Shown below are, Valhalla Eclipse, Mont Blanc Bay, Doral Mist, Echo Meridian Red, Diablo Nude and Satin Suede Pomegranate. To request a sample or find more information please click on the respective article.
Make your next destination Las Vegas! Join us October 22 through the 24th for NBAA, the aviation event of the year. This year’s event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Prepare to land at our booth, # N5729, where you will experience the finest in aviation leathers. And new this year we are introducing an aviation leather cleaning kit, specifically made for aviation treated leather. We look forward to you joining us. For more information or to register for NBAA please click here.
We are currently at the Westedge Design Fair located at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica California. This is the show to be at if you want to see everything Moore & Giles has to offer. Not only can you view our bag line but we have all of our latest leather collections and you can view our recently launched furniture line, all hand made in Virginia. All trade shows can take a lot out of a person; we know this that is why we brought our newly remodeled Airstream along to the show as well. Inside you can enjoy music, sip a cocktail and view our latest leather collections or just sit back and relax. If you’re visiting Westedge this week please stop by and visit us. You can find us at booth #231.
This week we hit the road again with our completely remodeled Airstream. It is a true leather experience. The new design displays over 200 leather samples and a large color range of full hides while also showcasing our timeless bag collection. Need a drink while your here? We can’t forget the alluring, fully stocked with Bulleit Bourbon bar. The Airstream will be making its show debut in two weeks at the WestEdge Design Fair. WestEdge will be held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica California. The show runs from October 3rd until the 6th. For more information and tickets please click here. To see if the Airstream will be stopping in a city near you check out our events page.
Fall brings crisp air and beautiful color. This season add warmth to your décor with natural leathers in our beautiful fall palettes. And this fall – purple reigns. Deep berries mixed with rich pomegranates that have been accented by metallics provide an autumn glow. Below Valhalla Currant, Barrington Hyacinth, Brighton Mulberry, Satin Suede Pomegranate and Manta Ray Glamour Red are shown. Individually each color is warm but collectively this palette is radiant enough that we will gladly bring on the new season. To request a sample or to learn more information please click on the respective article.
Our latest ad can be found in the October issue of Elle Décor. The ad features Valhalla English Lavender on a Herbert Chair by Vica which can be found through Angela Brown LTD. English Lavender is a new addition to the Valhalla collection. Valhalla is a natural leather that provides a smooth hand making it inviting when upholstered to any frame. The soft color of the English Lavender combines with the natural shades of off white and accents of rich earth tones to create the perfect palette for Fall 2013. To see the entire Valhalla Collection and to request samples please click here.
There is no denying that if emerald is the color of the year, blue would be a close second. This July we added seven colors to our Mont Blanc collection, including various shades of blue. Shown above is Mont Blanc Riviera, a deep turquoise that reflects the natural colors found on the beaches of Southern France.
Mont Blanc’s soft and drapey hand is only enhanced when upholstered. The finishing wax on Mont Blanc creates a beautiful pull up that allows color to burst through to the surface bringing this leather to life. We loved this leather so much that we needed it on a frame in our office. On this mid-century modern frame it reminds you of a beautiful 1967 Cadillac.
To request a sample of Mont Blanc Riviera or to view the entire Mont Blanc collection click here.
Fall is right around the corner and that means new color and styles are here for the season. After months of research and preparation we are excited to introduce to you our latest leather articles.
A touch of glam never goes out of style so we decided to put a little twist on our transfer collection. We have taken 5 of our most popular transfer patterns and applied them to Glamour Gold. The Gilded Collection consists of Manta Ray, Stingray, Boa, Medusa and Style Point.
Plus, we also saw a need to add a pop of color to a few of our most popular collections. Various shades of rich blues and deep greens were our focus going into this fall. Color additions were made to Deer Run, Brighton, Mont Blanc, Raven, Satin Suede and Valhalla.
Please visit the New Items page found under the Leather tab to request samples and view all of our latest collections.
Introducing the Victoria Collection, a baroque inspired floral pattern, this symmetrical design emulates an elegant old world appeal of the 1800’s. Baroque influence is becoming a larger trend and it will continue to influence fashion and interiors through 2013. Victoria is available in three natural shades that will add an element of romance into any décor. To request a sample of Victoria please click here.
Shown below: Victoria Cream Beige Enchanted, Victoria Smoke Black Matte, Victoria Stormy Black Matte
When starting to develop new ideas for our transfer collections, introducing new colors to the Manta Ray line was a must. Manta Ray’s shagreen pattern bursting with color on top of our smooth Satin Suede makes it one of our most popular transfers. We have added two colors to the Manta Ray family that bring the entire collection together. Manta Ray Black highlights the unique colors found in the pattern while Manta Ray Pomegranate’s cravable color brings life to the already inviting collection. To request a sample of Manta Ray click here.
Shown below: Manta Ray Black, Manta Ray Pomegranate
Introducing the Valhalla Collection at Moore & Giles. A pure aniline leather, Valhalla’s soft touch and drapy hand gives it a rich charm not found in most leathers. Valhalla is available in 9 warm earth tones, all complementing Valhalla’s inviting characteristics. To request a sample of Valhalla click here
Shown Below: Valhalla Nutmeg, Valhalla Bottle and Valhalla Cayenne.
Our latest print ad can be found in the May issue of House Beautiful. This beautifully styled environment shot features our latest collection, Holland, shown in bright on trend colors for Spring 2013. Holland Turquoise adorns a banquette accentuated by Holland Aqua piping while opposing armchairs shown in Holland Aqua are defined by contrasting Holland Isle piping. For more information on Holland or to request samples click here.
Introducing Holland, the latest collection from Moore & Giles, this semi-aniline leather is great for high-traffic areas with a polished finish and a soft hand. The extensive new collection is available in over 40 fashion forward colors ranging from classic neutrals to bright hues , all of which are on trend for 2013.
Our current advertisement can be found in the March 2013 issue of Elle Décor magazine. In the ad, an oversized club chair is upholstered in Ragtime Parisian with Himalaya, a Mongolian sheep hide, draped over the back of the chair.
Ragtime is a distressed leather with an authentically aged appearance. Due to the thickness of the leather it is better used on applications that are more linear as opposed to curved. The tagline “Designed for Life” was used to reiterate how our leathers can be used to bring style and luxury to applications that are a part of everyday life. The message here is to live with leather and not be afraid of it. Natural leathers get more beautiful with wear and with age and we want to encourage it!
For more information on Ragtime or to request samples click here. Himalaya is available in two panel sizes, 22” and 46”. For pricing on Himalaya please call 434-846-5281 or toll free 800-737-0369.
Every January, the design industry flocks to Paris for Maison et Objet, Europe’s largest design exhibition and the place to discover and admire upcoming trends in design. At the show, we were thrilled to see these two benches that French designer, Philippe Hurel showcased in his booth that feature Moore & Giles’ Silverplate Brown leather and impeccable brass detailing on the base.
Silverplate Brown is designed on Italian hides and reflects all the qualities of genuine antiqued leather. To learn more about Silverplate Brown and to request samples please click here.
Our latest advertisement can be found in this month’s issue of Interior Design Magazine. The inviting palette was inspired by our favorite winter trends and features a range of warm purples, rich berry and a hint of metallic. Articles shown (top to bottom) Brighton Mulberry, Barrington Hyacinth, Glamour Gold, Persia Kalamata, Notting Hill Metallic Grapefruit, Kipling Metallic Terra Cotta, Absolute Tamarillo and Twilight Russet laid on top of Sherling Pink Barisa Wool. To request a sample please click the link on the respective leather.
The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) Los Angeles chapter hosted a Masquerade Ball on the evening of December 7, 2012. The black tie event was held to benefit the NEWH Los Angeles founding chapters and 2013 scholarship recipients. Moore & Giles was a proud sponsor of this event and we were excited to join in the masquerade fun. Our donation of various articles of leather were used by design firm Intra Spec to create one-of-a-kind masks that were later auctioned off to raise money for NEWH. Please see the pictures below to view the unique masks.
To learn more about the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality please click here.
Our latest advertisement in the December issue of Hospitality Design features a dark palette of cool purples, black metallics and a mixture of textures inspired by 2013’s rich color trends. Leather from eight Moore & Giles collections is shown from top to bottom: Finesse Imperial Iris, Barrington Hyacinth, Catalina African Violet, Matinee Amethyst, Kipling Onyx, Moccasin Point Black Pearl and Twilight Onyx lay across Catalina Black. To request a sample please click the link on the respective leather.
Our latest advertisement in the October issue of Hospitality Design features Style Point Blue Moon New Taupe Pearl. Style Point is an intricate and delicate transfer pattern that resembles the geometric shape of early European lace. This is an ornate transfer that adds a soft, glamorous and modern touch to any base color. To learn more about our transfer process click here. To request a sample of Style Point please click here.
Persia is a Middle Eastern-inspired pattern designed on 14 square foot hides. The collection features seven different colors with a complementing metallic that aids an air of the exotic. The opulent color palette is reminiscent of traditional hues still found in the Middle Eastern culture.
Style Point is an intricate and delicate transfer pattern that resembles the geometric shape of early European lace. This is an ornate transfer that adds a soft, glamorous and modern touch to any base color.
Our latest advertisement in the October issue of Architectural Digest is full of rich, autumn colors. A modern chair is shown in our Mont Blanc Amber leather, the latest color to be added to the collection this season. Paired against a wall panel upholstered in Parliament Sunflower and an inviting hair-on-hide rug in Catalina Shortbread, the complimenting colors come together to create a warm, inviting environment. Our Bo Urban Satchel is also shown in Brompton Brown.
To view our complete Bag and Accessory collection, please click here.
To request samples of our leather, please click here.
This season, metallic’s are on everyone’s mind. In the September issue of House Beautiful, our Futura Corduroy leather in Denim Pewter is included in their Fabrics Shimmer round-up. This beautiful leather features a familiar corduroy pattern embossed into the leather that is dramatically dressed up with an elegant metallic finish in the wales of the corduroy pattern. It was designed to bring a more glamorous and elegant twist to traditional corduroy to better pair with today’s modern interiors. Our Futura Corduroy is available in six different colorways, click here to view the complete collection.
Congratulations to New York designer Nick Olsen for his gorgeous project in the July/August issue of Veranda that features six beautifully upholstered custom chairs in our Echo Mediterranean leather. Learn more about our Echo leather and the vibrant colors in the collection by clicking here.
Our Chevron embossed suede in Pacific, Cream and Adriatic was featured in the Decorator’s Notebook section of House & Garden’s July 2012 issue. This uniquely textured leather features a traditional chevron pattern on our luxurious Satin Suede in a range of beautiful, rich colors. View the complete collection here.
Moore and Giles invites you to discover leather’s infinite possibilities at Booth No. 8-1089 at NeoCon®, June 11-13 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
Explore our extensive portfolio of leathers and enter-to-win one of our beautiful leather bags.
You can register here.
Congratulations to Arlene Angard for being one of the top ten best selling rooms at Design on a Dime 2012.
See a picture of her vignette below featuring our Nile Pearl leather pouf.
Our latest advertisement in the May issue of Architectural Digest marks our first effort to showcase our leather in a room environment. Featuring our Ragtime leather, it demonstrates how a traditional “worn-in” leather like Ragtime can pair nicely with furniture and accessories that have a more modern aesthetic. In the ad, a vintage mid-century chair is upholstered in our Ragtime Pacific leather while the wall panels in the background are upholstered in Ragtime Country White.
To order samples of our Ragtime leather, please click here.
Moore & Giles To Introduce An Array Of New Colors In Its Tempest Outdoor Leather Collection This May
New Palette is Designed to Brighten Al Fresco Living while Bringing the Comfort and Appeal of Leather Outdoors
Moore & Giles today announced that it is unveiling a series of new bright and eye-catching colors in its Tempest outdoor leather collection this May. Originally launched in 2011 as a more neutral collection, Tempest represents a new generation of leather that provides all the comfort and appeal of leather furniture, but that is suitable for outdoor living.
Handcrafted in an artisan tannery in the South of France on Buffalo hides, Tempest is a full grain, semi aniline leather with a unique finishing system that leaves its surface impervious to the elements. Each hide is also hand polished during tanning to create a beautiful tipping effect that highlights this leather’s distinctive natural grain. Hides will average 24-26 square feet.
The array of 14 new rich and fashionable colors that will be available in May include Palm, Pool, Hosta, Mango, Lush, Lupine, Lapis, Lobelia, Cornflower, Azalea, Redbud, Scarlet, Pansy and Papaya.
Leading Leather Design Company to be Represented by the Venerable Design Resource in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey
FOREST, VA –
Moore & Giles (www.mooreandgiles.com) today announced a new partnership with Angela Brown Ltd. (www.angelabrownltd.com) Effective March 1, the 78-year-old leather design company will be represented in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey by the esteemed New York City-based firm.
“We are thrilled to welcome Angela Brown Ltd to our network of showrooms and sales professionals around the world,” said Sackett Wood, president of Moore & Giles. “Their high level of integrity and passion for their work was evident from the moment we met. We are confident that their efforts will further enhance the awareness and accessibility of our leather so that we are a greater resource to the New York Design community.”
Moore & Giles leathers are reputed for their high quality, extensive color range and wide variety of unique textures. As a part of the new relationship, the entire Moore & Giles portfolio will be showcased at Angela Brown Ltd’s studio in New York at 153 West 27th Street.
“Angela Brown Ltd’s meticulous curation of the world’s finest textiles has earned them the utmost respect from discerning designers and architects in the New York Market,” said Wood. We are honored to be a part of the exclusive group of products they represent. Our visions for growth and our commitment to superior quality are parallel to one another.”
“Our team was immediately impressed with the quality and variety of leathers in the Moore & Giles portfolio,” said Angela Brown, principal of Angela Brown Ltd. “It is really a unique leather resource because of the breadth of its offerings and the broad range of color in its collections. We look forward to playing a pivotal role in this important chapter of its history in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.”
Moore & Giles was previously represented in the New York area by Mix Industries, the company that also represented Valley Forge Fabrics, a leader in sustainable textiles and the largest producer of decorative fabrics in the hospitality industry.
“Valley Forge’s strategy to sell direct to the Hospitality market in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut was timed perfectly with Moore & Giles plan to expand their sales in the area beyond the Hospitality focus that we had,” said Diana Dobin, principal of Mix Industries and the newly appointed President of Valley Forge Fabrics. “We value our history with Moore & Giles and look forward to continuing a wonderful relationship with the Moore & Giles team in the future.”
“Valley Forge Fabrics and Mix Industries–specifically its principals Diana and Michael Dobin and sales representative Lauren Harm–have been loyal partners to Moore & Giles,” said Wood. “For the past 15 years, they have made tremendous strides in cultivating relationships for us in the New York territory. Their efforts have been exceptional and we are extremely grateful for their commitment, support and professionalism over the years and especially during this period of transition.”