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Feizy Names 4 Designers to Haute Trends Team
Rug supplier Feizy has selected four-person Haute Trends design team to create the first collection to be unveiled at the April High Point Market.
The inaugural collection will be designed by professionals who were chosen from a competition open to people across the U.S. Michel Boyd, Julia Buckingham, Kerrie Kelly and Jackie Von Tobel were chosen to design two rugs each as part of the new collection, resulting in eight rugs that will be presented this spring.
“We had a lot of fun creating and executing this exclusive selection process to find the best of the best,” said Kim Vance, Feizy vice president of marketing and communications. “We are thrilled to work with these designers and see their imagination, talent and hard work come to life in what will be a stunning and unique collection.”
The company initially had eight designers on its finalist slate. An internal panel selected the final four.
“Feizy masterfully bridges the gap, providing luxury at any price point. Now everyone in my family can own one of my designs... no excuses,” said Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd Interiors in Atlanta. As an award-winning designer and in-demand panelist and speaker, Boyd is a recognized trendsetter who is not afraid to make a statement. He prides himself on creating spaces that his clients not only adore but delight in calling home.
“What an electrifying new design opportunity,” said Buckingham, of Buckingham Interiors + Design in Chicago. “Like an exhilarating roller coaster ride full of exciting new experiences, I am honored to be a part of the inaugural Feizy Haute Trends collection. Looking forward to sharing my designs with the savvy and sophisticated Feizy customer. Be on the lookout for my inspirations fusing my passion for color and my signature Modernique aesthetic.”
Buckingham is an accomplished interior designer, 21st century design specialist, antiques dealer, brand ambassador, trend spotter, blogger, triathlete and mother of three, among other things.
“I am thrilled to be a part of Feizy's new Haute Trends designer launch,” said Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in Sacramento. “Inspired by travel, design and fashion discoveries, I am excited to debut my California casual vibe with two dynamic, colorful Feizy rugs as part of this collection.”
Kelly is creative director of an award-winning interior design firm, author and innovative product developer for multiple interior design brands.
“Being chosen to participate in the Feizy Haute Trends collection is a thrilling experience for me, and I can't wait to see my rugs showcased alongside those of the other talented designers featured in this fun and innovative design challenge,” said Jackie Von Tobel in Las Vegas.
As an award-winning interior designer, product designer, author and educator, Von Tobel is a leading force in the home décor and design community.
Feizy will host a Champagne brunch and Haute Trends designer meet and greet during the Las Vegas Market. the event will be held Monday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon in the company’s showroom, C399.