Our collaboration with Michael FitzSimmons, which last year produced the very successful GuildCraft Collection of C.F.A. Voysey designs, is active again on a new collection to be introduced later this year. Inspired by the collaboration between Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken in the first decade of the 20th century, an example of which is shown here, the collection will be authentic enough to satisfy the most demanding purist, while having broad market appeal.
After meeting in New York with the VPs of development for Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin, Tracy and Danielle visited Taliesin West to meet with the design team for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and discuss licensing rights. Oskar, the chief archivist for the foundation (at left in photo) graciously gave them access to the vault where they were able to admire many of Mr. Wright’s original drawings and see the famous pencils. Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (above) gave Tracy and Danielle some excellent insights and charmed them with his stories of Mr. and Mrs. Wright, who were surrogate parents to him when he joined the Taliesin…
As a result of the Grove Park Inn show in Asheville, GuildCraft added several new retail showrooms for the GuildCraft Voysey Collection: Historic Lighting, Monrovia, CA Modern Bungalow, Denver, CO Voorhees Craftsman, Pasadena, CA Charles-Rupert Designs, Victoria, BC Nest & Co., Montclair, NJ We are very gratified by the positive reception to these carpets, and welcome the new showrooms. A complete list of retailers can be found on the Donegal Carpets website.
Davis Freud had several meetings with architects and designers in New York, as well as a presentation to the VPs of development for Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin. Watch for breaking news on this front as soon as it can be made public…..
Tracy and Danielle attended the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Though Donegal Carpets was not an official exhibitor, they were able to display a few samples from the GuildCraft collection which were enthusiastically received by exhibitors and public alike.