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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

VON FAB in SAN FRAN

CAVALIER GRAND OPENING


Alexandra travelled to San Francisco last week for the Grand Opening celebration of Cavalier by Jay Jeffers.  The event featured a champagne reception and trunk show of Alexandra Von Furstenberg's accessories collection as well as a retrospective of the work of iconic San Francisco jewelry designers Alex & Lee

Proprietors Jay Jeffrers and Michael Purdy gave Alexandra a warm reception and the event was well attended by San Francisco's prestigious design community.  If you're in San Francisco, please visit Cavalier Goods located at 1035 Post Street featuring a wide selection of AVF Accent Accessories as well as a viewing of our iconic Brilliant Console.


1035 Post Street, San Francisco


Michael Purdy, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Jay Jeffers

San Francisco's Design Community

AVF Acrylic Accessories on display

Jay Jeffers in front of the AVF Brilliant Console Table



Sunday, September 09, 2012

New York International Gift Fair AUGUST 2012

Attached are photos from our latest show that took place in New York in mid August.  Our newest items, the Printed Charm Bowls, Backgammon Attaché, and Tamarind Bowl made their debut to great success.  We knew these would be popular, at the show, and they were well received from our current customers as well as many new ones.

Look for them at your favorite home store that carries AVF near you, or you can always shop on our website.  We can ship almost anywhere!

Thank you New York for a great show, and we look forward to our next one in February.  

CHARM BOWLS!

BACKGAMMON ATTACHE

NEON ASSORTMENT

PRINTED CHARM BOWLS


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AVF Visits the Big D

Alexandra recently traveled to Dallas, TX to pay a visit to the local home design showrooms and stores.  She had fun shopping for her own home, as well as seeing her own designs in several of the Dallas stores that carry the AVF Brand.  Dallas did not disappoint.  Her trip highlights included a visit to Dahlgren Duck which carries that AVF furniture line as well as the accessories and then to the Highland Park Village where the beautiful store Madison carries AVF.  Madison was created and founded by Interior Designers and sisters, Kirsten Fitzbiggons & Kelli Ford of Kirsten Kelli.

So if you're in the Dallas area, and looking to find some AVF products, visit these two great stores, as well as Gary Riggs Interiors also located in Dallas, TX.

Thank you Dallas for the wonderful and friendly Texas welcome!  

Alexandra at Dahlgren Duck next to the M-16 Cube End Table with Red Charm Bowl on top.


Alexandra at Dahlgren Duck next to a display of AVF Accessories and our Trillion Side Table


A beautiful display of AVF Accessories at Madison, located in Highland Park Village.


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Windows to the World


Interior Designer, David Hicks, from Australia, was one of the few international designers selected to be a part of the Legends of La Cienega, Windows to the World event.  It's an annual design celebration where different interior designers create store front windows up and down La Cienega Blvd in the Los Angeles Design Quarter.

This year, David chose to use one of Alexandra's most popular designs, the Brilliant Console Table as part of his beautiful design located in the store window of Downtown located on 719 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Congratulations to David Hicks and his amazing creation.  We were so proud to be a part of it.



Friday, March 23, 2012

Stars of Design

The Stars of Design Awards


March 21st was one of the biggest events of the year in the L.A. design scene: The honoring of the Pacific Design Center's Annual Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards.  It's kind of like the Academy Awards of the design industry.  The Event was part of WestWeek 2012 and some of Los Angeles' leading professionals in the design industry were honored.  The Stars of design Awards honors professionals in the design field in categories including interior design, architecture, graphic design, photography and art.  Alexandra Von Furstenberg was honored as a Rising Star in the field of design.


Alexandra Accepting Award
 
It was such an honor for Alexandra to be recognized for her work especially since Alexandra Von Furstenberg LLC recently celebrated it's fourth anniversary.  Being personally selected by Mr. Charles Cohen to be recognized amongst such industry leaders as Waldo Fernandez, Luc Leestemaker and Donna Livingston made that anniversary even more special.  Alexandra would like to thank everyone who was involved with the event for making it such a memorable special night.  

Charles Cohen


Alexandra and Waldo Fernandez


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

THE PINK SWAN PROJECT



Alexandra Von Furstenberg designed this Swan chair as part of the The Pink Swan Project to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Her inspiration:

"My idea for this design was to see how I could transform the original swan chair into an interpretaion of what I do.  The Alexandra Von Furstenberg brand is an acrylic based furniture and accessories house.  My inspiration was melted taffy, how could I melt plastic on top of the swan chair to look either like draping, melting or molding...et voila a chair in armored plastic.  The brand is best known for its neon colors so what better way to support Breast Cancer than by using our pink neon acrylic.  ON the back rest of the chair is the lip logo in pink sealing it with a kiss and a white painted leg to streamline the whole look.  It was a joy to participate in such a wonderful cause.  Thank you.



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Monday, March 07, 2011

Oscars On Ice

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Alexandra Von Furstenberg's Ice Table raises money in support of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

The Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) was created back in 1992, by Sir Elton John himself.  The foundation raises money to support innovative HIV prevention programs as well as to combat the negative stigma and discrimiation so often associated with people living with HIV/AIDS.  Since its inception the foundation has risen over 220 million dollars supporting projects around the world.

 For the past 19 years, to raise money for this noble cause, EJAF has held their Acadamy Awards Viewing Party here in West Hollywood, California.  At the party, items are donated by various designers, where they are auctioned off to raise money for the foundation.  This year, to show her support of EJAF, Alexandra Von Furstenberg donated one of the prized gems of the AVF Limited Edition Collection, "The ICE Table" which we are proud to say raised $35,000.00 during the live auction.

 

Thank you to the Elton John Aids Foundation for allowing Alexandra Von Furstenberg, LLC to participate in this year's event.  We were honored to be a small part of Sir Elton John's big dream.  

 

Alexandra Von Furstenberg standing in front of her table design, Ice, wearing DVF at the Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party, 2011.  Photo courtesy of WIREIMAGE.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG MEETS CHARLES HOLLIS JONES

Back in February 2010, renowned, respected, and published Lucite furniture designer, Charles Hollis Jones came to visit with Alexandra Von Furstenberg in her store.

Charles Hollis Jones and Alexandra Von Furstenberg, both share a love of working with acrylic to create modern furniture that encompass luxury, modernism and function with an artistic point of view.  Having driven by the store and looking at Alexandra's designs through the window, he finally made time to stop in to see them in person.  He complimented the pieces and introduced himself to us.  Unfortunately, Alexandra wasn't in the store at the time, but we arranged a time for him to come back later that week.
There is certainly a mutual admiration for each other's work.  Alexandra has often expressed how she was inspired by Charles' use of the material, and he referred to Alexandra's work as, "so alive and vibrant, the energy jumps off the furniture to the observer--it's electric".

Charles admiring Alexandra's design, the Acrylic Charm Candy bowl.

Charles Hollis Jones admires the AVF Acrylic Bowl Design


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