NEW YORK, NY May 14, 2015 – “RevitaRUGS founder, Hamid Zarei, jumped at the chance to sponsor such an important event, highlighting such a major topic,” says Azita Goldman, revitaRUGS Vice President and Elite Green Guru, who practices what she and her firm preach about eco- friendliness by living in a LEED Platinum House.
“A well-planned interior with sustainable elements, non-toxic, low maintenance, long lasting, and well sourced and placed furniture, creates a healthy environment for our only physical refuge in life: our homes,” says Goldman.
Adds Zarei, “Area rugs are an integral part of any interior, and the proper purchase and maintenance of these rugs directly effects indoor air quality.” He cites that area rugs act like an air filter, collecting dust, pollen and bacteria from the air. That is why they need to be properly cleaned on a routine basis.
The event that revitaRUGS is so proud to bring to the American Society of Interior Designers will have as its keynote speaker, award-winning celebrity interior designer, furniture and accessories designer, and global nomad Clodagh. The evening’s agenda will also include an expert panel – which will have Goldman on the dais; educational units; a trade showcase; a book signing by Westport- based interior designer Trudy Dujardin; a “Chair-ity” Auction; and plenty of time for networking during cocktails and dinner.
Keynote Speaker: Clodagh – From her Manhattan studio the Irish-born force of nature of the design world creates everything from makeup packaging to million square foot hotels. She oversees three distinct divisions: Clodagh Signature, the product design group for her many licensees; Clodagh Collection, an on-line showroom highlighting Clodagh and carefully edited home furnishings and accessories from all over the world. Clodagh’s mission: to make sure that everywhere you walk or look in her broad range of projects, there is something beautiful to experience. Her bestselling book, “Total Design,” is a retrospective of her work and philosophy.
Azita Goldman of revitaRUGS describes herself as an invester in Eco-Friendly Technologies, and an environmental activist who believes energy is the third revolution in “economic terms.”
Alix G. Perrachon of Alix Unlimited is a writer, speaker, and consultant in the rug industry to the interior design trade and private buyers. She is the author of The Decorative Carpet—Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors published by The Monacelli Press/Random House in the Fall of 2010. She lectures on the importance of handmade rugs in interior design.
Trudy Dujardin ASID, LEED AP+ID+C is nationally known for her passion for eco-elegance, as well as award-winning interiors that combine sophistication, elegant use of color, and an intuitive understanding of her clients’ lifestyles. The adjunct professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut, prides herself on her graceful approach to gently green design.
Seth Leitman, referred to as “The Green Living Guy,” is a renowned best-selling author, editor and expert on green-eco friendly lifestyles. In addition to authoring/editing a series of nine books with McGraw-Hill Professional, which are soon to be a video series, entitled the “Green Guru Guide,” he hosts a radio talk show on Blog Talk Radio and is a featured expert on WPIX 11 in New York City.
Hollie Sutherland, ASID LEED AP of Hollis Interiors, LLC is a full service interior and sustainable design firm known for its ability to translate a client’s vision into a clean, classic, sophisticated design. Hollis Interiors combines eco friendly solutions with intuitive design to create an elegant and comfortable home that benefits her clients in a healthy, safe and long lasting way. Hollis Interiors approaches projects with the thought, Think Green Inside.
The ASID chapter will auction off several pairs of antique chairs that were restored by Connecticut design students as part of their “Student Chair-ity Challenge,” with proceeds to benefit Her Haven, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization that helps women in need by designing spaces that help them reach their full potential.
The Forum will take place at the high-tech, smart home retailer Realm.
More information about revitaRUGS can be found at http://www.revitaRUGS.com
RevitaRUGS has a lifelong commitment to the care of rugs and the customers who own them. Over 20 years ago, our founder Hamid Zarei, whose eye for textiles and his firm commitment to outstanding customer service propelled him to the forefront of Italian interior design, realized that the process of cleaning fine rugs had been largely unchanged and unimproved for centuries. In response, he created a new way to care for fine and delicate rugs, starting with one key ingredient: pure, clean water. Not only were rugs reinvigorated, the process he pioneered protected the air quality and health of the entire home.
The beauty—and effectiveness—of our organic wash process also includes dye-free, perfume-free soaps; and quick, efficient drying.
Today, we’re proud to bring Europe’s most celebrated way to keep rugs beautiful to your neighborhood. To learn more, we invite you to our website http://www.revitarugs.com.