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January 2015 Kinzig Design announces the opening of a showroom at AmericasMart

Kinzig Design Home, a boutique manufacturer of striking blown glass lamps handmade in the US, announces the opening of a showroom at AmericasMart. The showroom will be located in Building one, on the new 15th floor, along with an extraordinary group of other home furnishings companies. In addition to welcoming Buyers during Market dates, the showroom will be open daily to the Trade.

Kinzig Design Home was launched in 2003 by sisters-in-law, Susan and Caryn Kinzig. The lamps incorporate vibrant blown glass and unique silk shades. The line includes table lamps, floor lamps and fixtures. There are approximately 75 lamps in the ever changing collection; but there are many combinations that can be made for designers who are working on specific projects. “We have the ability to customize the lamps and turn them around on a timely basis as we produce the lamps ourselves.”

Susan and Caryn want Buyers to see the decorative range of the lamps, from contemporary to traditional. With that in mind, they selectively invited other highly regarded artisans to produce tables and accent furniture to be displayed with the lamps which may help people to visualize the collection in new ways. The other companies that will be represented include: MAS Glass, Girardini Design and Salmagundi upholstered furniture. The showroom will have a distinctive ambiance with very unique pieces, all Hand Made in the United States.

Michael Amis of MAS Glass Studio has been the primary glass blower for Kinzig Design lamps since 2005. Michael is an accomplished glass artist producing colorful platters, glass ware, bowls, vases and centerpieces.”I use traditional and non traditional techniques to produce contemporary functional and sculptural hand blown glass pieces.” Expect to find a selection of Michael’s vessels on display.
Girardini Studio – The husband and wife team of Ken and Julie Girardini have worked with metal since 1990. They produce exceptional functional metal designs for the home, including custom fireplaces, tables and other decorative objects. “We strongly feel that objects that people interact with daily need to be well designed and functional in addition to being beautiful.” The focal point of the showroom will be one of their beautiful fire places. The fireplace facades range from contemporary to organic, depending upon the architectural style of the surroundings. They primarily use steel, copper and mixed metals.

Salmagundi designs and manufactures distinctly different accent furniture. Not your everyday household word, it is a French derivative meaning mixture, medley or combination. Jill Towery is the creative force behind these fabulous unconventional designs blending fabric with whimsy. She incorporates green practices-recycling fabric and frames with stylish results. The primary furniture offerings include chairs, settees and tuffets.

Kinzig Design Jewelry– Susan Kinzig is also an accomplished jewelry designer, with a line she started nearly 30 years ago. She incorporates pearls,semi precious stones and inlays, A selection of jewelry will be on display.“We believe the lamps are beautiful, artistic and can be incorporated into a range of home styles. We hope that the new showroom, with all of the unique pieces on display, will help tell our story in a more complete way.”