Eight Barbadians to exhibit at “Love Freedom Flow: New Caribbean Design” of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
According to Manager, Core Services, Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export),Veona Maloney, “…the show culminates over a year of work by a six-member regional design team and regional companies. The team began by examining the work of 60 companies from across the region. Twenty-two of these companies have actually continued through the process to become part of this regional line.”
The eight Bajans are among a team of Caribbean artists to launch a new and exciting collection of Caribbean furniture in New York.
Harwood Woodworks; Luna Design; Hamilton’s Pottery; Quality Lamps, Antique Creations Limited, Julianna Inniss, Ayissa Textiles and Earth Mother Botanicals Ltd, will be among 22 companies from the region to take the collection, Love Freedom Flow: New Caribbean Design, to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on May 15-18 this year. Collectively, the 22 companies will represent the furniture, textile, home accessories and lighting sectors of the region.
The collection represents the work of companies from Haiti, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. It is expected that the profile and identity of the Caribbean design sector will be of interest in this design market with design firms, hotels, architects and high end retailers more interested than ever in ethical consumerism and hand made, high quality products.