Smilow Furniture Featured in “AmericanMade” at Suite NY During ICFF 2014

ICFF commenced with a bang when Smilow Furniture was a featured local designer at SUITE New York’s Q&A panel discussion, AmericanMade.

New York Magazine’s Wendy Goodman moderated the panel, which featured designers and manufacturers Kelly Behun of Neo Laminati, Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows of BassamFellows and Mark Albrecht of Mark Albrecht Studio.

Kris Fuchs, Principal of SUITE New York noted, “The AmericanMade panel was a unique opportunity for SUITE NY to bring together several voices in American furnituremaking to discuss their shared passion for quality craftsmanship and sustainability. Maria and I are thrilled to be in partnership with these four outstanding companies that truly represent the best of American modern design.”

As the discussion centered around the trends and strategies inherent in choosing to be American Made, two things became clear; proximity and craftsmanship.

Several of the designers including Smilow pointed out the importance of factory proximity to the product development and design process for the designer when producing their hand-crafted products.

Judy Smilow also noted that for her family’s furniture line, “American Made has been less about trend strategy and positioning. For Smilow Furniture “American Made” is simply a part of our brand’s DNA.” She also pointed out that Smilow Furniture, known for their enduring Modern classics, have been made in America since 1949 and continue in that same tradition today.

The designer’s furniture and products were featured in a special exhibit at SUITE New York during ICFF 2014. Smilow Furniture will continue to be available and on display in SUITE New York’s showroom.

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Charles Sumner Post #25, G.A.R Grand Opening Schedule of Events

Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic

Grand Opening
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10 am – 7 pm

206 South Queen Street|- Chestertown, MD
Charles Sumner Post Grand Army of the Republic

Events and Timing

9:00                         Buffalo Soldiers hold their quarterly meeting in the Building

9:30                         Buffalo Soldiers ride

10:00                     Festival Opens with children’s games and May Pole

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

10:20                        Sensational Stars

10:40                        Souls of Faith

11:00                        Burke Family Singers

11:20                        Frederick Douglas – reenactor Maryland Humanities Council’s Bill Grimmett

11:40                        Mass. 54th reenactors

NOON                     Ceremonial Wreath Laying for USCT (Colored Troops)
Led by Mass 54th soldiers, and the Kent County Middle School drum corps, followed by the festival attendees March to the Memorial Park on High Street in front of the Court House. A prayer by Rev. Clarence Hawkins.

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

1:00                        The New Gospelites

1:20                        Peter Heck & Mary Simmons

1:40                        God’s Wealth with Sunny Fassett et al

2:00                        Pam Ortiz Band

2:20                        Pilgrim Travelers

3:00                        Tribute to the elders of our community

3:15                        Poetry by Robert Earl Price and introduction of speaker

3:25                        Dr. Clara Small, Keynote speech

4:00                     Ribbon Cutting at Charles Sumner Post, plus Star Spangled Banner

MUSIC UNDER THE TENT

5:00                         The Vaughn Bratcher Project

6:00                         100 Voice Choir

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