Congratulations! Atelier Lapchi – Ohio Design Centre Market Day 2011

September 27, 2011

September 22nd, 2011.

The 30th Anniversary of the Ohio Design Centre – And the day Atelier Lapchi, Cleveland won for “Best Tasting Cake” in the Let Us Eat Cake contest! Congratulations to Thom Capretta, Showroom Manager, and Sasha Goldstein, Lapchi National Sales Director, and to the staff of the Ohio Design Centre on a great turnout and a wonderful design day.

Atelier Lapchi's winning cake from Phyllis Lester Designs

In honor of the Ohio Design Centre’s 30th, each showroom teamed with a local baker to present a cake during the Fall Market Day events.

Atelier Lapchi paired up with Phyllis Lester, a lovely & highly acclaimed Ohio cake designer, who created a three layer, sinfully rich Black Forest Cake, with Chocolate Mousse filling and Italian Meringue butter cream frosting. Phyllis borrowed the graceful Quill pattern from Lapchi’s André Arbus Design Collection for the exterior, but wowed the crowded Atelier showroom judging with her award-winning cake.

The only way to top the cake was to spend the afternoon with Thom and Sasha as they spoke about Lapchi and the creation of the André Arbus Collection on display in Atelier Lapchi.

An icon of French 20th c. design, Arbus re-defined the traditional language of the French decorative arts in a clean, stylized manner. Trained within a family heritage of fine furniture manufacturing, Arbus further extended his personal interests and education to include interior design, architecture, and landscape. Maybe even cake……

For more information on André Arbus, Lapchi and our collection of both iconic and inspired interpretations of his design archives, please visit or contact your local Atelier Lapchi showroom.

For information on fabulous cakes in the Ohio region, please contact Phyllis Lester,

And if you would like to read more and see more of the cakes designed and enjoyed during the ODC Fall Market, link to – a design blog written by Lisa M. Smith of Interior Design Factory, Ltd. who provided wonderful photos of her favorite cakes – which we thank her for (see link below).

Let us Eat Cake at the Ohio Design Center’s Market Day 2011


Lapchi is a member of GoodWeave, an organization dedicated to ending illegal child labor in the carpet industry and offering educational opportunities to children in South Asia. For information on Lapchi and our network of Ateliers, please visit

Thom Capretta, Manager, Atelier Lapchi, the Ohio Design Centre
Lapchi Arbus-Quil

Lapchi's Quill from the Arbus Collection

Suite 103, 23533 Merchantile Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122 – 216.360.0104

Atelier Lapchi, Design Chicago, Fall 2011

September 27, 2011

Fall in the Great Lakes is a beautiful time of the year. Crisp mornings, autumnal tree displays and Design Chicago all manifest in the month of October.

Atelier Lapchi Open House – Join Nathan, Iwona and Catrina during Design Chicago in the Merchandise Mart. On display – the Lapchi André Arbus Design Collection and our new Répertoire Collection.

Attendees will receive two complimentary raffle tickets for André Arbus: Architecte-Décorateur des Années 40 by Yvonne Bunhammer, an inspiring compendium of the Arbus legacy to be raffled at 5pm on Friday, October 14th.

Atelier Lapchi's Book Raffle Prize

Atelier Lapchi – Design Chicago Open House: Suite 6-160, Oct. 12th-14th, 9am-5pm. House-made tea breads served with coffee and tea. Contact:, 312.321.0090, in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago


Returning to Atelier Lapchi from its New York premier, is the André Arbus Design Collection. An icon of 20th c. French interiors, André Arbus re-defined the traditional language of the French decorative arts in a clean, graphic, stylized manner.

Lapchi - Arbus NYICS Premier

The Répertoire Collection by Lapchi is a luxurious series of designs in tonal colors and subtle textures. It addresses the designers desire for abstract organics, twills, and linear patterns that express movement over the rug surface. Woven in Tibetan wool and fine silk, Répertoire Collection designs can be completely customized.

From the Lapchi Répertoire Collection - Modified Ikat


What is Design Chicago? The Interior Design Educational Conference at The Merchandise Mart, was created to educate and inspire residential interior designers. Seminars highlighting color trends, new wall covering techniques and financial management for design firms as well as new product launches in residential showrooms dominate the agenda.


Lapchi continues to support GoodWeave in its efforts to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. For more information,visit


For information on Lapchi, our philosophy and products, please visit

Lapchi’s “Quick-Ship” Carpet Program

September 26, 2011

Custom “Bespoke” hand-made carpets are the core of Lapchi’s brand and focus. A completely hand-made custom carpet consisting of millions of individually tied knots of Tibetan wool and fine silk simply takes time to conceive and weave. There are no shortcuts.

Lapchi recognizes that many of our design clients assume responsibility for projects that require shorter delivery times. We created the “Quick-Ship” Program to help designers compete for this business without sacrificing quality and beauty.

We originally committed to having twenty-two of our most popular “made-to-measure” carpet designs available or on-loom in order to shorten fulfillment times. Updated recently, we will be adding two carpets from our newest collection, the Lapchi André Arbus Design Collection to the Quick-Ship program based on their popularity.

It’s the impossible, delivered: A Lapchi or Texere, indistinguishable in quality from the fully customized, woven-to-order carpets we are famous for; in your client’s space in a fraction of the time. Small thumbnail photos follow as an on-line reference for our 2011 program recommendations.

Alpujara, Anthemion, Arrowroot & Aurora. In Pearl, Oak, Stone, Terra Cotta & Frost

Bamboo, Belle Leaves, Broad Leaf, Chevron & Feathered. In Silver, Mushroom, Porcelain, Pearl & Moonstone

Jardan, Mirage, Mosaic, Nebulous & Playa. In Silica, White Poplin, Steel, Dusty & Lettuce

Renaissance, Sash, Satori & Sutra. In Sea Glass/Ocean, Range Brown, Wheat, Range Brown & Ginger

Thalia & Victoria. In Frosted Green & Foggy

When a project could be perfected by placing a standard sized 8′ x 10,’ 9′ x 12,’ or 10′ x 14′ carpet in a design color way from our “Quick-Ship” program, check on availability, weaving and shipping schedules by contacting your local Lapchi Client Showroom (for listings:

Lapchi Carpets are GoodWeave Certified. GoodWeave is working to end illegal child labor in the carpet  industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. Visit www.goodweave .org

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