Archive for April, 2012

Milan Through The Eyes of a Designer

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

As a designer, there are many Home Furnishings shows held worldwide throughout the year.  In my opinion, one of the best shows for a designer is the iSaloni, also known as Salone Internazionale del Mobile.  This show is held in Milan, Italy (one of my favorite cities!) and as I explore iSaloni, I wanted to share my experiences with you.

At the iSaloni, a designer has the opportunity to see the most luxurious home furnishings and lighting, kitchen & bath designs that are absolutely breathtaking! Each year, they alternate between Lighting and Kitchen & Bath designs.

From Classical Designs to Transitional, Contemporary Designs, there is something new and spectacular for every taste.

The iSaloni is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector.  Attending this show provides an invaluable tool for our industry…around the globe to network and create a business relationship. The iSaloni made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known worldwide and continues so bring in its visitors from all parts of the world.

The show begins tomorrow but before we begin that adventure, let’s do explore Milan by going to their spectacular restaurants and shops!!

As my husband and I sit at a local cafe, we love to people watch and experience life with the locals.  Milan is an amazing and energizing town filled with some of the most chic men and women!! What’s interesting is that one is even more chic than the other… As you enter the city, you are instantly blessed with their fruit stands and the fragrance of beautiful flowers in their flower stands.  Their scent is as unbelievable as their presentations. Can you tell that I love Milan?

Come take a walk with me down Via della Spiga (Italian pronunciation: [ˈviːa della ˈspiːɡa]). This is one of Milan, Italy’s most prestigious and upscale shopping streets, forming the north-east boundary of the luxurious Quadrilatero della Moda (fashion quadrilateral), along with Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via Sant’Andrea and Corso Venezia.  For more pictures, click here.

I Look forward to the upcoming experience at the ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile’ and visiting with old friends and meeting new ones.  Have you been to Milan?  If so, what are your favorite memories?  Please share them with us on www.Facebook.com/HalehDesignInc!

 

 

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‘Mirror Mirror’ starring Julia Roberts Featuring Brilliant Lalique Pieces

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Have you had a chance to see the movie Mirror Mirror?   For those of you that have not heard about Mirror Mirror, this is the latest permutation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” with an interesting and creative plot created by emerging director Tarsem Singh and produced by Relativity Media.  This is the modern day retelling of the fairy tale that finds a vengeful Snow White joining forces with a gang of seven dwarfs after her evil stepmother kills her father.

Lalique is thrilled to announce its partnership with Relativity Media’s highly-anticipated reimagining of the beloved Snow White legend, ‘Mirror Mirror’,  starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane and Sean Bean.

Brilliant Lalique pieces illuminate the chamber of the Evil Queen, played by Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. The iconic Lalique Cactus table is placed prominently in the center of the room. Sitting atop is Lalique’s 24-karat gold hand-painted Abundance Bowl, flanked by three crystal Dahlia boxes.  In the bedroom, the evil Queen’s bed is framed by two sparkling Lalique Marsan tables adorned with Lalique’s Oak sconces, Dampierre and Beauvais vases and decadent Hirondelles, Cactus, Dahlia and Clairefontaine perfume bottles. These Lalique pieces used on set.

Snow White | Mirror Mirror Lalique Cactus Table + Abundance Bowl on the set | Haleh Design

Mirror Mirror-Julia Roberts with Cactus table + Abundance Bowl

Tea Room Lalique Abundance Bowl | Mirror Mirror with Julia Roberts

Lalique Perfume Bottle - Limited Edition | Luxury Vanity by Haleh Design, Inc.

Lalique Abundance Bowl - Gold | Mirror Mirror | Haleh Design Inc.

Lalique boutiques in New York and Beverly Hills unveiled specially-designed ‘Mirror Mirror’ window displays to celebrate the partnership in the weeks leading up to the film’s nationwide release on March 30th.  Please find attached images of the New York boutique window displays.  The trailer of the movie is looped to run constantly on iPads in the windows of both boutiques.

Lalique Boutique Window Display for Mirror Mirror | Cactus Table | Abundance Bowl

 

Lalique Boutique - Window Display to promote Mirror Mirror | Cactus Table

For more information or to view the actual pieces used on the “Mirror Mirror” set, please contact Haleh Design.

 

Foyer with Lalique Cactus Table | Luxury Interior Design by Haleh Design

 

 

 

 

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