Meaning “more than” in Latin, Magis has been in business since the 70s. Since the beginning, Magis has taken an approach to furniture design and manufacturing much like Herman Miller. By taking leading edge technology, the industrial process and new materials, both Magis and Herman Miller create beautiful furniture that while using less energy to do so.
In June of this year, Herman Miller announced that it would become the exclusive distributor of Magis products in the US and Canada. And as an authorized Herman Miller retailer, we’re proud to announce that now you can also buy incredible Magis designs from us!
Check out a few pieces below. Read more
Congratulations to our Facebook fan, Sharla Long from Wallace, Idaho.
She’s the winner of a bottle of Knoll Textiles nail polish in Cato Pink! To win this fabulous nail polish, she had to give us 5 other Knoll (or Knoll Luxe) fabrics that were pink or had pink in them.
Here’s what Sharla found: Read more
The Annual Knoll Space Sale started last Friday and the weekend kicked it off just right! If you didn’t have time to make it in Saturday or Sunday, don’t fret because it runs until the end of this coming weekend (the 2nd). To give you some inspiration, Knoll has this great website filled with images of classic Knoll pieces and beautifully designed spaces. Be warned, however, that you can get lost and lose track of time as there are a lot of pictures and they’re all equally interesting and beautiful.
Or as Knoll describes them:
“Classic. In the modern sense.
Modern. In the classic sense.”
Hey everyone, be sure to stop by Vastu between today, September 23rd and next Sunday, October 2nd to score some really great deals on your favorite pieces from Knoll during their annual Knoll Space Sale. You’ll be getting 15% off all new orders and, as always, you get free delivery!
To commemorate the start of the Annual Knoll Space Sale, we’re giving away a special bottle of Cato Pink nail polish from Knoll Textiles.
We know you’ve been waiting to see pictures of Eric’s rooms since his episode of Showhouse Showdown premiered on September 12th. Especially if you weren’t able to catch it or DVR it. Well continue on below to see photos of Eric’s designs and a list of products shown in each room!
Vastu art dealer, Brian Petro was recently on tv alongside Eric Kole. Okay, well, Brian wasn’t physically there, but some of his art was!
In charge of finding new and exciting art and artists to showcase in our showroom, Brian has been a friend of Vastu’s for quite some time. He occasionally has exhibitions in our space and you can even seee him at work during one of the many open studios that occur throughout the year.
For his episode of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, Eric used three of Brian’s pieces from his Grocery series. They beautifully adorned the wall in the family room and looked great next to the Finland Sectional and Bowie Swivel Chairs from Steven Anthony and the Saarinen coffee tables from Knoll.
Read more about Brian Petro’s Grocery series in this past Design Clique post and be sure to stop by Vastu as Brian is offering 30% off of any purchase of work that’s in his studio. Call for appointments – (202) 270-7352. The studio is here at Vastu – 1829 14th street, NW, Washington DC. Hours are 11 am to 7 tues-sat, sunday 12-5.
Last week we received a couple of emails that just made our collective day and put a big smile on Vastu co-owner Eric Kole’s face.
The first was from Hope M. of Rochester, New York. While watching Eric’s premiere episode of Showhouse Showdown, she was so inspired by his design that she submitted the following comment on our website:
“I just watched HGTV’s ‘Showroom Showdown’ on 9/14 and had to write to let Eric know that he got robbed. I wasn’t surprised by the end results of who ‘won,’ given the demographics of the area. But I wanted Eric to know that at least 1 viewer thought his design was absolutely beautiful and inspiring. From the fireplace and stunning furniture selections to that headboard (oy.,,,) and sublime graphic tree wallpaper to the citrus slices and grocery art, I was literally jumping off the couch. Even my dogs got into it! I would have bought that house in a minute. Actually i would have MOVED that house to a much cooler location! Thank you for providing a much-needed breath of modern, clean, fresh design. Someday when I’m rich, I’ll hire you! Peace out, Hope.”
In a follow-up email, Hope continued with:
“I truly was drawn to your ideas and thought the spaces you created were so simple and sophisticated, yet still fun and very livable. I’m an avid interior design junkie and this is the first time I’ve been moved enough to want to contact the designer.”
Comments like these let our designers know that they’re doing something right! And even though Eric didn’t win his individual episode, Hope’s messages really did make him feel like the winner. Thanks Hope!!
The second message we received last week was from a recent Vastu client, Jason H. of Arlington, VA. He had ordered a custom Cosmo Bed by Steven Anthony and when he received it, he had this to say: Read more
Back when we learned that Herman Miller was not only going to be tweaking the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman to more closely reflect the original design, but to also offer it in a White Ash finish…we knew we had to get one for the showroom floor! After what seems like forever, it was delivered this morning.
And it is AWESOME! Take a look below! Read more
Designed by Marc Krusin this year, the Krusin Lounge Chair and the Krusin Side Chair come in several different woods, stains, and lacquers, can have an upholstered seat or a woven paper rush seat and can have arms or be armless.
This versatility and level of customization fits well with the other products we offer at Vastu and makes the Krusin chair a great choice for different spaces, or as Knoll puts it:
“Through an inherent and graceful visual silence, the Krusin Wood Guest Seating Collection maintains a simple linear form that is able to harmonize with a multitude of sophisticated design styles.”
And because Vastu is an authorized Knoll Space Retailer, you know you’re getting the authentic and original design that Krusin created himself (as evidenced by the designer signature plate located on the underside of the chair).
A clear winner from HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, based on all the calls we’ve already received, is the Spring Blossom Wallpaper Eric Kole used in his master bedroom. Sold in 4-roll sets, measuring a large 78.75″ W by 118″ L (that’s roughly 6.5 feet by 9 feet, 10 inches).
In using this specific graphic, Eric was evoking the cherry blossoms that DC is famous for and that people come from all over the world to see in the spring. It’s a great way to add interest to your walls without the use of paint and can definitely be an unexpected and fun design element.
While Spring Blossom wallpaper does come in its standard size, it can be scaled up or down to fit any wall in your space. For pricing on this and other products you saw in the “Loads of Layers vs. Less is More” episode on Showhouse Showdown, give us a call or visit us today!