When top designers around the world converge on The Hotel Show in Dubai this weekend, Salvations will be among just a handful of U.S. companies whose furniture will be represented. We were chosen after receiving the prestigious William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship earlier this year.
The U.S. Commerce Department took notice when we won that award from MADE: In America, an organization dedicated to recognizing American-made furniture, rugs and other home goods. Kim-Bang Nguyen, director of export promotion and strategic business alliances for the U.S. Commerce Department, invited us to represent the United States at its booth this year, along with seven other companies.
Designers from all over the Middle East and beyond will be attending this show September 17-19 to discover new resources and manufacturers.
Luckily, we’ve already had the privilege to work abroad. We’ve received commissions from U.S. State Department designers to create custom pieces for more than 60 U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, including The Vatican, the NATO headquarters in Brussels, and the newly re-opened consulate in Havana.
We are currently fabricating our Oculus coffee table for our post in Phnom Pehn, Vietnam;
And for Ho Chi Minh City, we’re sending the Nepal coffee table:
and the Bamboo accent table:
We recently sent our Bali console to The Hague:
The studio is abuzz with activity these days, on these commissions and some other cool custom orders as well, such as a 6-foot-by-4-foot mirror for an architect, an outdoor bench, and a chandelier that incorporates Victorian roof cresting for one of our showrooms.
We hope you have a lovely fall, and look forward once again to seeing all of you at High Point.
Over and out from Dubai!