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ABC Carpet & Home Hosts Events To Coincide With ICFF

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Parallel to the ICFF, ABC Carpet & Home annouced that it will feature a series of events targeted toward the design community, but open to the public at large. These include an exclusive preview of new designs to be unveiled at the ICFF by revolutionary British designer Tom Dixon; a special launch event of The Conran Shop at ABC Home; artist talks by fresh local designers in partnership with VOOS Brooklyn moderated by Eames Demetrios; designer Piero Lissoni on classic Italian glass design; and an installation of The Egg by Tal R. 

All events will take place at ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway at 19th St, NYC.  

"We are excited to launch this season’s curation of diverse, inspired design at ABC – from visionaries such as Sir Terence Conran and Tom Dixon to the next generation of young designers such as John Reeves and the local designers from VOOS, Brooklyn," says Paulette Cole, CEO & Creative Director of ABC Home. "We believe in creating home as a mirror of individual vision, values and self-expression. Design Week is our opportunity to inspire our community. Through reflections of today’s times, forward thinking and a tremendous storm of creative energy, we capture and present a vision of renewal, new life and new inspiration." 

May 12-May 31: The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ Egg Tour: A Tribute to Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair by Artist Tal R  
ABC Carpet & Home is proud to be the New York home of this special exhibition during its world tour. Inspired by the iconic silhouette of the Egg, and by Sigmund Freud, artist Tal R presents 50 unique patchwork designs as a tribute to the Arne Jacobsen Egg™ chair by the Republic of Fritz Hansen™.  

May 13-May 19: Exclusive Preview of Tom Dixon’s new line: "Industry" prior to ICFF launch 
Tom Dixon, the revolutionary British furniture and lighting designer, previews the robust line of industrial design that he will show at ICFF during an exclusive viewing event at ABC Carpet & Home on 2. 

May 13-19: John Reeves Reveals the Sketch Collection  
Award-winning British designer John Reeves showcases his new furniture range – lucid, free and spontaneous – based on designs loosely drawn directly onto the software that ultimately cuts the material. Reeves took inspiration from the late Alexander McQueen for the confidence to "just get it done, with flair and validity - why not?" 

May 14: Launch of The Conran Shop at ABC Carpet & Home 
The Conran Shop launches its anchor U.S. destination in an 8,500 sq ft shop on the lower level at ABC Carpet & Home. Conran’s unique, passionate and fresh design approach has been revolutionary. Conran continues to stay vital, curating state-of-the-art design with a commitment to creativity and eco-philosophy, and a recognition that the solution to a healthy planet starts at home. 

May 16, 6-8pm: Good Design: A Panel on Local, Sustainable and Passionate Design with Eames Demetrios 
Filmmaker, artist and author Eames Demetrios hosts a conversation with visionary Brooklyn based designers drawing on the legendary design concept of modern design as an agent of social change pioneered by his grandparent Charles and Ray Eames. ABC Carpet & Home champions local artisans and their work as part of a commitment to sustainability and healthy local economies. 

May 17, 6-8pm:  Piero Lissoni Glasitalia 
Designer Piero Lissoni hosts the launch of Studio Lissoni’s installation of innovative, experimental, unmistakably striking designs in the purest of materials- glass. Since the start of his career in 1978, the designer and architect has produced major works for every room in the house for some of the most influential brands in the design world, as well as homes, showrooms, and hotels in cities around the globe. 

May 17, 5-7pm: Deepak Chopra on Design, Beauty & Commerce; Serving as a Tool for Social Evolution

Visionary philosopher and author Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks on the connection between aesthetic and commercial societal values and the human ability to embrace and instill change. With special guest Donna Karan, Urban Zen. Presented with T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Talk starts promptly at 5:45pm in the Moroso M’afrique space on the Mezzanine and features a taste of abckitchen with Jean-Georges. rsvp@abchome.com or 212 473 3000 x3590. 
ABC Carpet & Home is an iconic NYC destination that has served as a catalyst in representing home design as a key form of self-expression. Through experience, beauty, and magic, ABC guides participants to manifest home as a refuge, offering a diverse selection of globally sourced product, including vintage & antiques, the ultimate in recycling; abc goodwood furniture from responsibly managed forests; chemical free organic beds; indigenous artistry from global cooperatives; jewelry and apothecary; tabletop and lighting. As the largest retailer of rugs and carpets in the world, ABC features a diversity of sizes and designs, including one-of-a-kind antiques, Chinese needle-points and hand-woven oriental rugs, modern graphics, and eco-friendly fibers, sourcing beauty for the foundation of your home. 

For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.abchome.com or e-mail rsvp@abchome.com 

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