Atelier Lapchi, LA

August 7, 2013

Atelier Lapchi Hosts GoodWeave Focus Group

Published on July 30, 2013 in atelierlapchi.com News

Atelier Lapchi in Los Angeles was proud to host a dynamic focus group working to end child labor and exploitation in the carpet industry. With the aim of raising awareness and support in the Los Angeles design community, Kristi Nelson of KMNelson Design teamed up with Nina Smith, the Executive Director of GoodWeave and Atelier Lapchi to kick off a high energy think tank on June 20th, 2013.

Left to Right - Nina Smith, Margret Dunne & sidekick James, Krist Nelson of KMNDesign, Andrew Neave of Lapchi LLC

Left to Right – Nina Smith, Margret Dunne & sidekick James, Kristi Nelson of KMNDesign, Andrew Neave of Lapchi LLC

Since 1995, GoodWeave has been on the forefront of the nonprofit fight to rescue, educate and rehabilitate over 1,000,000 thousand of “carpet kids” from enslavement.

Left to Right - Rafi Kalichstein of Forma LA, Shaun Thompson of Shaun Thompson PR, Julie Du Brow of Dubroworks

Left to Right – Rafi Kalichstein of Forma LA, Shaun Thompson of Shaun Thompson PR, Julie Du Brow of Dubroworks

After absorbing an in depth presentation by Nina Smith of the facts and abusive child labor practices rampant in the handmade carpet industry, a potent mix of LA interior design talents, rug industry leaders, public relations professionals, publishing and business consulting brains, tackled the facts and debated long and short term initiatives to make ethical carpet sourcing and specifying and outreach a priority.

Left to Right:  Bill Frack of LEK Consulting, Rafi Kalichstein of Forma LA, Zak Graff of Ensemble ZKG, Alex Ahmadi of Ariana Rugs, Mark Wryan of Mark Wryan Designs, Peggy Platner of Platner & Company, Delta Wright of Curated, Julie Du Brow of Dubroworks, Shaun Thompson of Shaun Thompson PR

Left to Right: Bill Frack of LEK Consulting, Rafi Kalichstein of Forma LA, Zak Graff of Ensemble ZKG, Alex Ahmadi of Ariana Rugs, Mark Wryan of Mark Wryan Designs, Peggy Platner of Platner & Company, Delta Wright of Curated, Julie Du Brow of Dubroworks, Shaun Thompson of Shaun Thompson PR

Moderated by Kristi Nelson and Bill Frack of LEK Consulting, the guests discussed the issues of child abuse, human trafficking, and the human cost of unchecked labor practice. Aware that simply writing a check is not enough, and using their pooled contacts, industry and multi media savvy and out of the box thinking, the team are forming plans to effect change in our industry – and have a great time doing it! We will be hearing more from this committed and compassionate group in the months to come.

Nina Smith - Executive Director of GoodWeave,  Kristi Nelson of KMNDesign

Nina Smith – Executive Director of GoodWeave, Kristi Nelson of KMNDesign

Lapchi’s core values are creativity and quality with a conscience, and we are delighted to be a part of this initiative.

Kristi Nelson is a talented and enthusiastic long term Lapchi client, and has made a commitment to GoodWeave and the fight to end child slavery, abuse and bonded labor in Nepal, India and Afghanistan. “Using child labor in the production of Luxury goods such as high-end, handmade carpets is unacceptable to me as an interior designer and a mother. Thanks to organizations like Goodweave, designers can specify products that are socially and ethically responsible.” Kristi can be contacted via email.

Since 1995, GoodWeave has been on the forefront of the nonprofit fight to rescue, educate and rehabilitate over 1,000,000 thousand of “carpet kids” from enslavement. For more information please visit GoodWeave.org and please join with us in eradicating child labor!

The first round of champion players are: 

Alex Ahmadi, Ariana Rugs
Julie Du Brow, DubroWorks
Margret Dunne, Pacific Design Center
Bill Frack, LEK Consulting
Zak Graff, Ensemble ZKG
Rafi Kalichstein, Form LA
Karolin Kahen, Andrew Neave, Atelier Lapchi Staff
Joanne Medeiros, Elle Decor
Kristi Nelson, KMNelson Design
(with team Channon, Leeann, and Shenee)
Peggy Platner, Platner and Company
Shaun Thompson, Shaun Thompson PR
Delta Wright, Curated
Mark Wryan, Mark Wryan Design
Peter Valli, PCV Photographic

Supportive players also include:

Arianne Nardo and Michael Wollinger
from Interiors Magazine
Michela O’Connor Abrams, Dwell Magazine

Photos ©2013 Peter Valli, PCV Photographic


Lapchi Atelier-Portland

November 13, 2011

We Think It’s In the Details

How did they do it?

Since a photo is worth a thousand words, perhaps it’s best if we share a few. As mentioned in a previous post, Team Portland gathered around and did it together.

Yes, we had fun

Inventory Control Expert

Neither the First, Nor the Last…

Refinements

the “Ultimate” Break

Tackling the Technical

Atelier Lapchi, Portland, Oregon
809 NW Flanders Street @ Park
Portland, OR 97209
T – 503.719.6589
 
Hours: T-F 10-6, Sa-11-5, Monday by Appointment, Closed Sunday
 
Opened: November 29th, 2011
For information: atelier.pdx@lapchi.com
Showroom Contacts: “Sasha Goldstein”; “Meg Coulter” ; “Lauren Stockunas”
 
Lapchi Carpets are hand-woven works of enduring beauty, with patterns derived from centuries of Art, Design and Culture. Lapchi reliably delivers products of unsurpassed quality, utilizing a sustainable process which respects the materials and honors the lives of the people who make them. See us online at lapchi.com
 
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. Please visit goodweave.org.

Lapchi – Portland, Oregon

October 30, 2011

Lapchi is deliriously happy to announce the opening of Atelier Lapchi, Portland

One of our longest journeys to fruition is complete; Atelier Lapchi Portland’s door is now open

It’s a glorious fall weekend in Oregon. The streets of NW Portland are full of people riding bikes, walking dogs and heading towards the hilly trails to the west of our new showroom, trails so close you can see the dense evergreens of the park and the beautiful homes nearby. Also to the west and east of our showroom rise both the historic and Leed Certified condominiums of the Pearl District, the Park Blocks and the Willamette Riverfront. Which of the people walking into our showroom and gasping delightedly live there? We are finding out…

Here are a few of the photo stories on the path to the showroom opening.

Atelier Lapchi buildout begins

Atelier Viewpoint East

Pacific Northwest details

A friend visiting approves

An infinite amount of light, when it’s not raining.

This is just the beginning – we will share more. No matter the long journey, right now, this instant, we are ready to work. Congratulations to everyone in Lapchi and we do mean everyone. We couldn’t have created such a beautiful, lovely working space for design clients and friends if the entire company had not banded together in support.

Kerry and John enjoy the moment

Atelier Lapchi, Portland, Oregon
809 NW Flanders Street @ Park
Portland, OR  97209
T – 503.719.6589
 
Hours: T-F  10-6,   Sa-11-5,  Monday by Appointment, Closed Sunday
 
Opened: November 29th, 2011
For information: atelier.pdx@lapchi.com
Showroom Contacts:  “Sasha Goldstein”, “Meg Coulter”, “Lauren Stockunas”
 
Lapchi Carpets are hand-woven works of enduring beauty, with patterns derived from centuries of Art, Design and Culture. Lapchi reliably delivers products of unsurpassed quality, utilizing a sustainable process which respects the materials and honors the lives of the people who make them. See us online at lapchi.com
 
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. Please visit goodweave.org.

ATLA, Fall 2011

October 14, 2011

Atelier Lapchi, West Hollywood, Celebrates Change

Fall Markets in LA can be fun, but “Fall” with its variegated warm coloration, may visually exist only within showrooms in the Pacific Design Center.

The Display Stage at a Glance - Atelier Lapchi

Atelier Lapchi’s Display Stage – it’s the first glance that captures the client. Coordinating patterns command the long view and all sides of center stage.  Clients recognize in an instant installation possibilities for Manhattan Beach, Wilshire condos and a Chelsea Brownstone – bi-coastal designing being the norm these days.

2011 Fall Market Variation

Staging allows designers to visually coordinate entire homes while working comfortably in our Atelier. Samples line the walls and are easy to transport. Small stacks of standard size carpets demonstrate technique and are available for purchase yet “Bespoke” is Lapchi’s specialty — Atelier Lapchi was designed to facilitate interesting and challenging projects requiring custom production.

Texere for Lapchi Display

Displays change continuously; color and texture cues are derived from history, fashion, or simply the season. This fall, visit Atelier Lapchi in Suite G-176, the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood. It’s very difficult not to glance – so easy to enter.

Atelier Lapchi, suite G-176
8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
atelier.la@lapchi.com  310.967.0082
 
Working from home or office?  Visit lapchi.com for information and to see what’s new. Our carpets are certified by GoodWeave as child-labor free. For information visit goodweave.org

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 Lapchi.com or contact your local Atelier Lapchi showroom.

For information on fabulous cakes in the Ohio region, please contact Phyllis Lester, www.phyllislesterdesigns.com/

And if you would like to read more and see more of the cakes designed and enjoyed during the ODC Fall Market, link to DecorGirl.net – 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

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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 lapchi.com.

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
atelier.cl@lapchi.com – 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: atelier.ch@lapchi.com, 312.321.0090, in the Merchandise Mart, Chicago

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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

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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.

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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 goodweave.org

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For information on Lapchi, our philosophy and products, please visit lapchi.com


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.com).

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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