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1.17.2017

Featured Deals: Our Top Picks for the Annual Sample Sale

We are halfway through our biggest sale of the year! The showroom is still packed with incredible deals at once a year pricing. Below are a few of our favorite designs that are still looking for a new home.

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The LC6 Dining Table was designed by modernist pioneers Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. Originally presented at the Salon d'Automne in 1929, the LC6 still remains an icon of modern design. Corbusier, Jeanneret, and Perriand took inspiration from the wings of biplanes, and designed the base of the table based on ovoidal profiles. Steel threaded shanks support the tabletop, allowing dining height to adjust nearly 2 inches. 

 Presenting a new take on the classic Club Chair, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams have created this unique transitional design. The Kazan chair combines plush cushions with substantial acrylic panels for an eye catching piece that doesn't skimp on comfort. 

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A vintage credenza is a great way to ground your room while adding a well-curated and acquired feel. Upgrade your living room for a fraction of the price with pieces like this American of Martinsville walnut credenza, a classic design with plenty of storage and incredible finishing.
 Our Annual Sample Sale continues through January 31st. Visit our Highland Avenue showroom, or browse a sample of the selection online at www.weisshouse.com


1.11.2017

A Bright Start to the New Year + New Arrivals in Lighting

Chandelier from Kelly Wearstler

As we kick of 2017, we have been hard at work adding new touches to the showroom floor despite the bustle of our Annual Sample Sale. New lighting elements are popping up in every corner, and we're excited to bring an exciting selection from some of our favorite contemporary designers.

During our most recent trip to High Point Market, we couldn't head home without picking up a few fixtures from Kelly Wearstler. Wearstler is a powerhouse of contemporary design, spearheading her brand with a mix of iconic elegance and eclectic details. We're eager to incorporate our new additions into client spaces. These bold, geometric forms carry just enough grit to compliment even the most bohemian spaces.

Chandelier from Kelly Wearstler
New York based designer Thomas O'Brien impressed us with sophisticated pendants that edged on vintage industrial style. We love the refined combination of an aged iron finish with the prismatic glass shade. Opt for a polished nickel finish for a more modern space.

Pendant from Thomas O'Brien


Thinking of upgrading your space for the New Year? Stop in during the month of January to enjoy store-wide savings on floor samples and special orders. Explore a selection of available products on our website.


12.31.2016

Start the New Year in Style. Shop our Annual Sample Sale!










12.27.2016

Artist Feature: Marko Spalatin

This past fall, we stumbled upon a large op-art painting by Marko Spalatin during our semi-annual trip to High Point Market. The oversized piece was visually striking, with rich high-chroma planes intersecting to create a deep sense of space.
This piece, titled Figure XXX, was composed in 1974.
Currently Available at our Shadyside Showroom
$6,800
We recently expanded our collection of works by Spalatin to include six color serigraphs composed in the late 1970s. Each piece is framed and matted in handmade oak frames. 

Born in 1945, Marko Spalatin immigrated to the United States from Croatia in the mid 1960s. Spalatin’s work is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA, Musée d’Art Moderne, and the Tate Gallery, among others. His prints and paintings have been featured in over 70 solo exhibitions across the US, as well as in France, Croatia, Canada, Lebanon, Italy, and Slovenia, and in numerous group exhibitions in 12 countries.

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From the artist: "My work represents a continuous involvement with abstract geometric forms defined by careful manipulation of color and light. The relationship between form and color within the pictorial field demands a visually symbiotic presence. "

Shop the Entire Marko Spalatin Collection at Weisshouse

12.23.2016

Happy Holidays from the Weissguys!


Happy Holidays from the #Weissguys! Weisshouse is closed Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the holidays with our families. We will reopen at 10am on Monday. 
12.15.2016

Farewell to Design Legend Jens Risom

This week we lost a true design legend, Jens Risom, just a few months after the designer celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Risom came to the United States from Stockholm in 1933, after studying alongside Hans Wegner in Copenhagen's School for Arts and Crafts. From there, he began to pioneer the future of modernist furniture.

'I came to study developments in contemporary furniture design here, but discovered there wasn’t any to speak of. I was told there was no such thing as contemporary furniture design. Everyone was working from traditional English patterns – Chippendale was as contemporary as it got. But I decided it was better to be one of the first in a new, large market, rather than one of the many architects and designers in Denmark.' - via Wallpaper Magazine 

His exceptional catalog of work combines Danish tradition with the early iterations of American modernism. Simple, streamlined, and functional with an unsurpassed attention to quality and detail, Risom's original designs are pieces that withstand the test of time. 

Today we're looking back on some of our favorite Risom pieces to pass through the Weisshouse showroom.

**STILL AVAILABLE**
Beautiful American Walnut piece that has withstood the test of time. Jens Risom was a master of his craft, creating timeless furniture with elegant and functional construction. Three drawers and one door adorned with black handles still maintain flawless movement. Circa 1960s.


This walnut veneered desk last meer hours on showroom floor before being scooped up by a local film scout. Look out for it's debut in the upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter!

. Solid wood with book matched walnut veneer, carved drawer pulls, drawer bottoms plastic laminate.

A masterful walnut desk features a beautiful attention to surfaces with incorporated walnut handles. Five storage drawers with a locking file.

See more on Jens Risom in our past entries.



12.07.2016

Vintage Meets Contemporary in Latrobe, PA

Howard Brumberg’s home is tucked into the trees of Latrobe, PA. After his career brought him to Pennsylvania from Albany, Howard began building his home in the lush pastures outside of Pittsburgh. Vaulted ceilings and sweeping windows set the stage for a well-curated, contemporary oasis.

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The Grand Papilio chair from B&B Italia adds a rich pop of color alongside a Camerich sectional.

While on the hunt for rugs to ground his new home, Howard connected with Weisshouse designer Ron Reinheimer. After selecting  a moroccan area rug for the great room, Ron and Howard began to outline a vision for the rest of the space. The open floor plan allowed for bold, contemporary pieces. A mix of natural elements and vintage finds helped to tie new additions into Howard’s existing art collection.
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A cozy library nestles into the adjoining space. This space balances a bold mix of graphic elements, so it was important to select classic silhouettes in solid, neutral tones. A modern take on a coffered ceiling guides your eye back to an incredible abstract piece.

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Painting by Gertrude Temeles Half titled House of Cards which Howard won at a Concept Art Gallery auction

11.19.2016

#ShopSmall and support small businesses on November 26th!


Small Business Saturday is Saturday November 26th. Weisshouse has relied on the support of our community for over 50 years, and this year we're giving back by taking 15% off all vintage. We're fully stocked with incredible one-of-a-kind items from High Point Market, so check a few names off your holiday shopping list while supporting small businesses.


Preview a few of our favorite finds from our recent buying trip below.

Ground your living room in rust belt charm with this salvaged factory trolly. Beautifully aged oak slats create an expansive surface atop a solid iron base.
An incredible statement piece! This antique clock face was salvaged from the clock tower of a late 19th century church. Solid cast iron with well worn paint finish reveals the aged patina.

Imbue your dining room with European elegance. This set of deep hued, cafe chairs offer both comfort and classic French style. A slatted back provides ample support, and bentwood details throughout the construction. Circa 1920.


9.22.2016

High Chroma Hues | Designing With Color

We're as guilty as the next guy for falling for the clean profile of a charcoal grey sofa, but the first day of fall has jewel tones dancing in our heads. A beautiful interior comes together like pieces of a puzzle, finding harmony and balance as each piece plays off one another. We love creating full, layered looks that display our clients favorite pieces paired with new additions, and finding new ways to achieve a warm and cohesive space is always at the top of our list.
A recent project with an open floor plan challenged our team to create a holistic look through four connected living spaces. We grounded the space with this rich emerald velvet sofa from Italy. It achieves the perfect pairing of retro elegance and sophisticated style that is at the heart of Weisshouse's aesthetic, and helped to lay the groundwork for the rest of our color palette.

Don't be afraid to treat your sofa as if it were a piece of art. Whether you're building a bold color
story, or adding a burst of color to a neutral palette, opting for high chroma furniture is a great way to create a one-of-a-kind space.
The Hunter Studio Chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams balances warm greys with a rich mustard leather.
The Atwood Sofa from Gus*Modern plays joins pale, rosy hues. Photo from @hdbuttercup
While designing this loft space, we contrasted the industrial architecture with bold rugs and upholstery. Photo by Laura Petrilla.
B&B Italia's George Sofa stands out in a seductive cranberry against a monochrome backdrop.





8.30.2016

Stair Runners: A Statement for your Home


With easy access to Pinterest and Houzz, clients are often inspired and informed by the time they walk through our doors. These are great tools for clients to articulate their design goals, but it's our job to help guide through the process of making these ideas a reality.

A recent client found inspiration in the image on the left [via homebunch.com]. After choosing her paint color, she met with Weisshouse designer Adrienne to find the perfect pattern for her space.

Working along a curved staircase comes with its own set of challenges. Special consideration needs to be taken when choosing a pattern, and opting for a more subtle pattern and smaller repeat allows the line of the staircase to flow seamlessly. In the end, we chose a wool Wilton that would hold up through high traffic wear while complimenting her foyer.

 
Finished stair runner inside the home of a Weisshouse client.


Another client had their heart set on replicating a runner they had seen in a magazine while visiting DC [shown left, via Erica Burns]. We were able to spec everything as shown, however, after spending time with Adrienne in our showroom she decided to go in another direction.

Using a wool, rather than the pictured sisal, we were able achieve the same aesthetic while maintaining a softer feel. It's important to be realistic about what will work in your own space and meet the needs of your family's lifestyle.