HOUSE BEAUTIFUL'S NEWELL TURNER RALLIES FOR AMERICAN FURNITURE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL'S NEWELL TURNER RALLIES FOR AMERICAN FURNITURE

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

Home decor arrives on Capitol Hill Tuesday, when Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) will hold a Washington press conference to encourage consumers to buy American-made home products in order to stimulate the economy and boost job growth.

Though 227,000 jobs were added to the economy in February,according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate still stands at a staggering 8.3 percent. Turner, Hagan and leading members of the furniture manufacturing industry hope to expand the American-made home furnishings business to create more U.S. jobs. Worldwide, home decor is a multibillion-dollar market.

The domestic furniture industry itself is relatively small, but Hagan says it has a notable impact on American jobs, especially in her home state of North Carolina.

"Our state has a rich history in the furniture industry, and I am working to do everything I can to support and keep those jobs here in America," Hagan tells Stylelist Home in an email. "Many Americans buy American products as a way to support our economy as it recovers, and furniture is no exception."

"There's no better time than ever to promote American industries," Turner says. Moreover, he adds, "There's nothing more important than creating a home that makes you feel good and safe."

To strengthen his call for American support of domestic products, Turner is planning to discuss the findings of a new survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, which questioned 1,000 adults about their furniture preferences and shopping habits. Some 91 percent of participants said they would choose to buy American-made furniture over products manufactured abroad. However, almost half of those surveyed either had recently bought foreign-made products or were unsure of their purchased item's origin. These findings suggest there is huge potential for growth for the American furniture industry.

With international retailers like IKEA offering competitive low prices, we understand why buyers might still opt for non-American-made products. Plus, international retailers employ a substantial number of U.S. workers. But Turner says there are affordable options made right here in the United States.

Additionally, there is the "strong unquestioning level of quality" of American furniture ensured by federal safety regulations, Turner argues, noting that even the Chinese want American-made furniture "because they know the quality is guaranteed."

If the quality and accessibility of American furniture have not persuaded you, there's also the environment to consider. "From a green perspective, you're lowering the carbon footprint of things," Turner says because U.S.-made furniture doesn't have to travel as far to your home.

Turner's efforts for American-made furniture don't end with the Tuesday press conference. The April issue of House Beautiful features the growing furniture and design sector in Southern California, with brands likeCisco BrothersElite Leather and William Haines Designs (the company founded by a former silent movie actor) shipping products across the country.

Although we agree that buying American-made anything is important to our economy, we believe the largest obstacle to buying locally remains the price. Budget is often the single biggest factor when it comes to choosing furniture. So although we may want the gorgeous coffee table handcrafted in California and made with locally harvested wood, if our budget doesn't allow it, we may just stick to our $20 Ikea Lack table ... for now.

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Donato Sofa and Silvano Daybed in House Beautiful / March issue

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hello everyone! Check out the great feature in this month's House Beautiful issue. 

Our recently introduced Donato Sofa and Silvano Daybed are in there.

Go to http://ciscobrothers.com/Press

Cisco Brothers at the NYIGF

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

 

Thank you for visiting us at this years New York International Gift Fair!

We are proud to present our new over-dye colors; magenta, indigo, pewter and cafe. 


Fall 2011 High Point Show

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

 

Thank you all for visiting our showroom during the Fall High Point Show. If you weren't able to make it this time, here are some images of what you missed.

Thank you Apartment Therapy for visiting us at Spring 2011 High Point Market

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cisco Brothers 
High Point Market Spring 2011

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If you're willing to go off the beaten path at High Point, you find the best stuff. A few minutes from town, in an old mill, is the showroom for Cisco Brothers, from Los Angeles. A favorite with designers and ABC Home, Cisco Pineda and his family, have an amazing space and touch with furniture, all of which is made in LA in a sustainable, local way. Check these pics out!

 
 

>> Cisco Brothers supplies many retailers and has their own retail store, Cisco Home, in LA

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>> Cisco Brothers supplies many retailers and has their own retail store, Cisco Home, in LA

Images: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

Spring 2011 High Point Showroom

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Our High Point showroom this Spring 2011 was one of the most colorful, take a look!
Acacia Bed, Elena Settee, Olivo DaybedBolton Sofa, Tilo Stools, Sonoma Chair, Davenport OttomanDalia Sofa, 26in Pouf OttomanDaniela Sofa, Reclaimed Coffee Tables with military bread baskets
Edith Sofa, Fiona Chair, One of a Kin OttomanGenevieve Sofa, Cruz BenchGoodman Chair, Savannah ChaiseGrecko Sofa, Lunette Chairs, Tilo Stools
Hawthorne SectionalJasmin Sofa, 20in Pouf OttomanLoft 2pc Sectional, Trinidad Chair, Lumi Co. wall art/headboardsSeda Sectional
Setting the Standard for Sustainable LivingTilo Stools, Lumi Co. Wall ArtWynette Sofa, Sebastian Chair, Davenport Ottoman

At Spring '11 High Point Market

Saturday, April 02, 2011
Here we are!



Fall 2010 Introductions

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Take a look at our showroom last High Point Market
Crescent chair in vintage textile and leather | Reclaimed mold side tableJulen bar stool and Mina pendant lampsNinna rocker chairPlaca credenza
John Derian Dromedary Loveseat with Lumi printingAldwin loveseat | Wine barrel side table | Lumi art framesLloyd chairAgosto sectional | Pillows by Sara Palacios
Agosto sofa | Raphael chair | Romi chair by Sara Palacios | Topper tufted ottomanLuccia sofa | Fiona chairs by Sara PalaciosMorgan twin bed | Vino night stand
Arden sofa | Leonard chair | Fiona chair in Fox Brothers wool | Maria Chandelier | Mazo coffee tableFranco sofa and chairsEdith sofa | Iron step coffee table | Romero chair in Fox Brothers woolSeda sectional | Savannah round ottoman in vintage textile | Winery chandelier
June sofaGenevieve sofa | Lunette chair

Pretty Little Green Things

Friday, June 04, 2010

Cisco Brothers – Sustainable Luxury



The last company I’ll be showing you in this series of beautiful, sustainable and long lasting furniture is Cisco Brothers.  Based in LA, Cisco Brothers was founded by Cisco Pinedo, a furniture designer with an impressive commitment to quality and to the environment.  In fact, he has been making furniture for 20 years now and was the first to create 100% sustainable furniture furniture.  Here’s how: wood furniture and frames are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council), adhesives are water based, and there are a variety of green cushion options including natural latex, down, feather or soy-based foams.  Upholstered items are made with natural and organic fabrics (which as I’ll describe in later posts, are not the same).  In addition, in an industry where many factories have been moved to China, Cisco Brothers furniture is proudly made in California.   For those of you who live in New York like me, fortunately you can find his beautiful furniture at ABC Home.

What I love about this furniture is its casual elegance.  Each piece is totally understated but the clean lines and unique design touches mean that they’ll be pieces you’ll love forever.

Since it would take pages for me to post every single piece of beautiful piece of furniture they make, you’ll have to jump to their website to take a look.  But I will leave you with a few shots of the interior of their showroom and some of their newer introductions.  Enjoy!

I love the combination of the crisp white sofa and modern lines of the chairs together with the rustic root sculpture

This is a perfect sectional to curl up on and watch a movie


This is a wonderful glamorous take on a traditional English sofa.  And as you’ll soon learn, I’m a huge fan of anything with nailheads on it!

These beds are beautiful.  I may have found the perfect bed for my bedroom!

Here’s a great view of their High Point Showroom.  You can see how big it is and how many different pieces of furniture they have.  I’ll be following up with a post on Cisco Pinedo’s house in later posts.  Suffice it to say, that his home is just as beautiful as his furniture.

Photos from Cisco Brothers

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Spring 2010 Introductions

Sunday, May 02, 2010