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Joe Ruggiero High Point Showroom for Miles Talbott Wins Design Award

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The Joe Ruggiero Showroom for Miles Talbott has been honored with the Visual Appeal Award in the Second Annual High Point Market Showroom Design and Merchandising Ideas Competition sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. A total of 70 showrooms were entered with only six winners selected. “In decorating the Miles Talbott showroom for market, my goal was to create a serene, uncluttered, home-like environment, which is reflected in the neutral tones on the walls and sea grass matting on the floors,” said Ruggiero, who recently joined forces with the upscale upholstery manufacturer. “With the hectic pace of market, people appreciate having a space where they can relax and enjoy the furnishings.” The showroom layout was also designed to showcase Ruggiero’s Sunbrella® fabrics to best advantage, emphasizing high levels of design sophistication for performance fabrics offerings. Ruggiero brought 26 of his most successful Sunbrella designs to the Miles Talbott showroom for fall market, supplementing these best sellers with 18 new introductions. One of the most striking elements in the Miles Talbott showroom, which also captured the eye of judges, is the use of Sunbrella Sheer fabrics printed with photography that Ruggiero shot during a trip to Germany. Sunbrella Sheers, designed for window treatments and architectural embellishments, were printed using a Colorspan UVX printer and UV cured inks. “Joe’s design aesthetic is ideal for the Miles Talbott customer,” said George Jordan, president of Miles Talbott. “Firmly based in the classics of design, Joe interprets time honored looks for today’s homeowners. His styling of the High Point showroom brought this vision to life for the enjoyment of our customers. It was the ideal celebration of a milestone event for Joe and for our company.” Joe Ruggiero is one of the nation’s most influential home furnishings authorities with a career that has spanned three decades and included ongoing appearances in the national media, including HGTV. In addition to his Miles Talbott upholstery line, Ruggiero also designs Sunbrella fabrics and complementary Phoenix trims; casual furniture for Terra Furniture; wood furniture by Gat Creek; and all-weather wicker for Woodard and Viro. On the Web at www.joeruggiero.com. Miles Talbott was founded in 1993 by Michael Thomas Furniture to expand its offering of top quality furniture for the growing market of lifestyle upholstery. On the Web at milestalbottfurniture.com. The Miles Talbott High Point showroom is located at 1690 English Street. Glen Raven revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics perform with the introduction of Sunbrella in 1961. Today, durable, easy-care Sunbrella is available in thousands of sophisticated styles, patterns and colors for wherever people live, work and play. On the Web at www.sunbrella.com.

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