Allan Knight & Associates

Allan Knight & Associates

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • The Barbara Daseke Effect

    Not long ago, our friend and client, Barbara Daseke, was in the showroom. As I watched her and Allan enjoying the fun of brainstorming about a new project, I realized how fortunate they are to have this kind of opportunity in our business. This expression of ideas bursts forth from those on fire with the love of beautiful things, and Barbara is one such designer.     Mrs. Daseke poses with friend...

  • Allan Knight Spring Textile Event

        Allan Knight's first Annual Spring Textile event was a great success thanks to very active client support and the participation of owners Katie Leede and Lisa Fine. Overall, about 150 design friends, editors and supporters came through to meet Lisa, Katie and also Katherine Arntzen from Carolina Irving Textiles. Adding to the fun, caterer extraordinaire Douglas Brown provided the most spectac...

  • Robyn Menter - Artistic Collaborations

      To me, the most obvious mark of a good designer is return clientele. When I hear that a designer is working on the third or fourth residence for a family, my ears prick up. The ability to navigate trends, attitudes, and the daily and weekly grind of budgetary constraints, matters of taste, style and materials and that ever-looming installation date gives me great respect for the professional de...

  • Sally Sirkin Lewis is J. Robert Scott

      In recent months I have come to realize how many interesting people Allan and I have worked with whose businesses have been the subject of articles and blogs for our company. It has been my sincere pleasure to document better our relationships with designers and their projects and the lines they have created as manufacturers. No other is quite like the designer and manufacturer who is the subje...

  • Sara Wise Intentions

    Cyclo Table Blackened Steel in Graphite Finish and Rift White Oak in Ash Finish Before you look at the rest of these images, stop and think of nature… pure and unrefined, chaotic and robust… nature as our friend and as our indomitable foe. Now, take that vision of nature and place it in your dining room, now in your den. The vision that I have just helped construct in your mind is the one that ...

  • Travelogue on Thailand

    Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom   On traveling to Southeast Asia and similar climes—note to self for future trips: No jackets or dress clothes are necessary. Leave the suit at home next time to make room for more return-trip loot! Thailand is tropical, so loose-fitting clothes and comfortable shoes are the rule of the day. Another note to self: Open eyes and mind to new ideas, religions and customs. T...

  • The Scoop on "Dallas" the Series

        The thing to remember about high-rise living is that the view from above renders the city below as art. The windows are frames that present the masterwork in its best light. Maybe this is why Ken Topolsky, Producer and Richard Berg, Art Director for the series Dallas decided to use an apartment in Museum Tower Dallas as the backdrop for a continuing story line. Their objective: to present Da...

  • Soane Britain Jumps the Pond

            Turkish Blossom - 100% linen   What makes a house a home? So many things in my daily existence make me comfortable in my abode:  the lighting, the furniture and each collected item or book that makes its way into a closely guarded panoply of exotic or mundane items. I wonder how I ever got along without that chair or lamp when it has been installed in its new home. These are the threads o...

  • Fall Lighting Launch

    Last year, I announced that we were keeping ourselves busy during the summer of 2011 by crafting our new fall lines. At the beginning of Fall 2012, I have this to report. Allan and his team have been hard at work for one solid year to be ready for this September's highly anticipated lighting launch. What words cannot capture, hopefully images may. In short, Allan has dazzled us again!   All of th...

  • Traveling with John Robshaw

     John Robshaw photographed near his country house in Kent, Connecticut. "The only way out is through." I have heard the truism said and, at one point in my life, actually made it my own personal mantra. I have since learned another lesson. That is, the only way to build something of value is to truly appreciate what you do and give your heart and soul to it. Your craft may break your heart, but ...

  • Enter Urban Interiors

     Residence in Preston Hollow - Living Room.   "Waste not, want not." You heard this phrase as a child, most likely from your mother as she admonished you to finish you broccoli or put you in hand-me-downs. (My apologies if you like broccoli or vintage clothes.) We also heard, "It's sweet to share." Most of us endured the utterance of these adult catch phrases well into our teen years and may even...

  • Allen Kirsch - A Modern Perspective

       Project on Shorecrest Drive, Dallas.    We move from place to place in our lives. Numerous times, we pack and label boxes, then watch as our possessions roll away towards a new home. At some point, we may come to rest in the perfect place. With any luck, a talented pair of hands will help us create an abode with comfortable zones which merge our collected items, conjure more space out of mere p...

  • Endless Summer Originals

      Smoothie and Summit X collections.   Every now and then, a line grabs my eye. The form, the technology and the materials all come together in such a memorable way that I just stop and stare. That has been my experience with Summit and Santa Barbara Designs. These two separate companies share many of the same elevated ideals. The beauty and the technology contained in both lines are amazing. Appa...

  • Paris is a trip!

      There are only a few places on the planet that have that certain "It-Factor." Paris has this quality in historic amounts. The fashion, the art and the incredible architecture are all so inspiring. This year, Design Week-Maison d'Object collided with Fashion Week, which caused restaurants and shops to overflow; but there seemed room to spare due to the sheer energy in the city!    Taken from wind...

  • 2011 Highlights

    Fantastic 2011. A selection of last year's articles in review Artwork by Doug Aitken, New Horizon (2009) Charlotte Jones Anderson - Fashioning a Modern Forum" May 2011 It seems that 2011 is finally taking its bows, but I couldn't let this year end without listing some of my favorite moments in the blog. In the Spring I tracked down our busy friend and client Nancy Corzine to talk ...

  • The Sun Valley Experience

    Sun Valley postcard featuring the lodge and famous round outdoor swimming pool. I thought this would be an easy article to write. With notes-in-hand  from my interview with Jack Sibbach, Director of Marketing at Sun Valley resort, I was ready to post media shots provided by the resort and also a few vacation photos of years gone by. Funny how when you really care about something, the harder...

  • Baltus - Point of Departure

      Gemma sofa. Nowhere is quality and stylish comfort more apparent than in contemporary furniture. Baltus, our newest offering in that genre, continues in that trend of quality, comfort and style. For those who have seen Baltus furniture in Miami, Chicago or Los Angeles, you know what to expect. Its approachable genius enthralls but then disappears in a cloud of sexy, deliberate restraint. ...

  • Museum Tower Rising

            Welcome to the Museum Tower - Main Entrance The Tour Begins - Lobby and Reception                                   Dinner in the Clouds - Kitchen and Terrace.                             (Rendering of Richard Schultz 1966 Lounge Chairs.                               A View from the Top - Master Bedroom and Bath. Arrival - Air of Expectation. N...

  • Richard Schultz Design - Beyond 1966

        The Innovators Early ad featuring Knoll 1966 Collection with Richard, standing.   The Richard Schultz Brand has its beginnings in the very heart of contemporary American design. Richard has been a presence in the field of fine manufacturing since the 1950s, and none of the associations which impacted his early success has been more important to him or his son Peter than the one whic...

  • Travel Series Vol. II "Santa Fe Surreal "

    If for some, the experience of artful shopping is a spiritual practice, then the most elevated form of Zen happens in Santa Fe. Many vendors of primitive and rare antiquities have come to light in this city. Knowing this, we decided to brave the crowds to immerse ourselves in the antique shows that go on in mid- to late August. One of these is the Antique Ethnographics Art Show. The cultural offer...

Out-Market Your Competitors

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account Log in

Out-Market Your Competitors

Get complete competitive insights on over 2.2 million companies to drive your marketing strategy.

Create Free Account

Already a user?  Log in