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Planes dining table.

Scottsdale Interior Designer Launches Furniture Company in Milan

Celebrated Scottsdale-based interior designer Anita Lang, founder of IMI Design, is hosting an exclusive, industry-only launch of Design 528, her new luxury furniture company, in Milan this April during the largest international furniture show:  Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Design 528 will unveil its first collection “The Planes,” which features fifty pieces of top quality crafted furniture with options for beds, credenzas, nightstands, seating and tables available in exotic wood veneers and lavish metal finishes. The entire collection is handmade from sustainable materials by seasoned artisans in the United States.

“I feel extremely privileged to have been invited to introduce Design 528 to the design community at a world class industry event like Material Village,” said Anita Lang, founder and CEO of Design 528.   “This show is truly the global benchmark for the home furnishing sector and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.  What a great way to introduce our new line to the global design community.”

Salone made its first appearance in 1961 and was originally designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market. Over the years it has continued to grow and expand attracting the finest designers, architects and innovators from all over the world to share ideas and showcase their products.

Design 528 was invited to participate among the sponsor of the Materials Village, a brand new concept from Material ConneXion Italia – a renowned center of research on materials and innovative and sustainable production processes.

Material ConneXion created the 2014 Materials Village as a platform of events and initiatives dedicated to promote the culture of materials and related manufacturing companies.

“We are delighted to have Design 528 among the sponsors of our Materials Village in Milan this year,” said Michael LaGreca, Vice President of Library Access & Academic Programs at the Material ConneXion.  “Materials Village 2014 will be an amazing showcase of talent and innovation.”

The Materials Village format is an innovative layout featuring houses of various dimensions and configurations, with exhibition spaces and social events, created in the gardens of the prestigious La Triennale Museum.

Design 528 is not only a furniture company; it is a holistic business with a mission to elevate the human spirit through the design and creation of functional pieces of lifestyle artwork.  These handcrafted pieces will inspire people to live in the present while bringing prestige and excitement to the luxury furniture industry.

The design style personifies the concept of evoking positive emotions and simultaneously incorporates a heart-focused business model into the company’s strategic plan.   As a result, Design 528 aims to create a lasting, positive impact on not just its clientele, but also on the company’s employees, partners and on the global community at large.

After the industry launch in Milan, Design 528 will celebrate an official launch on May 28, 2014.  The furniture collections will be available exclusively through design showrooms in North America and Europe.  Created for an elite clientele that seeks to augment their furniture collection with distinctive pieces, the “Planes Collection” will debut this May with prices ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.


2012 ASID Excellence Awards Winners: Residential

Arizona North Chapter ASID LogoThe 36th annual Interior Design Excellence awards for 2012 was held at the Arizona Biltmore on August 11, 2012 — and only the best-of-the-best, American Society of Interior Designers members received awards based on submitted interior projects.

With more than 20 categories, we’ve narrowed it down to eight and included the following residential, first-place winners in the following categories: singular space, residence less than 3,500 square feet, residence 3,500-6,000 square feet, residence greater than 6,000 square feet, total remodel, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor space.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 ASID Excellence Awards winners!

Singular Space

Amy Bubier, Photo: Images by Ana & Lorenzo

First place: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design Elements

“This was a master bedroom addition designed to be a serene retreat that opens out to the natural desert floor of this stunning Desert Mountain home. The space incorporated part of the homeowners’ extensive African art collection while pristinely concealing a high-tech A/V and smart-home system.”

Singular Space: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design ElementSingular Space: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design Element

Residence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.

Ernesto Garcia, ASID; Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, LLC

First place: Ernesto Garcia, ASID; Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, LLC

“This project proves that it only takes a few well-designed and well-made furnishings to convey beauty, harmony and
provide great comfort.”

Residence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.: Ernesto GarciaResidence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.: Ernesto Garcia

Residence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.

Charles Glover, Allied ASID; Charles Glover Interiors

First place: Charles Glover, Allied ASID; Charles Glover Interiors

Charles Glover Interiors specializes in new construction and major residential renovation projects — with clients ranging from athletes to CEOs.

Residence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.: Charles GloverResidence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.: Charles Glover

Residence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.

Angelica Henry, ASID

First place: Angelica Henry, ASID; Angelica Henry Design

“This modern British invasion came to life through the use of bright, eye-popping color and highly graphic, yet whimsical, design. The clients, originally from England, wanted something to remind them of home while making a bold, even daring, design statement!”

Residence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.: Angelica HenryResidence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.: Angelica Henry

Total Remodel

Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design

First place: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design

“Our clients wanted a soft, minimal aesthetic. We accomplished this by layering textured stone materials, warm woods and clean-lined furniture.”

Total Remodel: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby DesignTotal Remodel: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design


Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

First place: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

“This modern, mountain home’s kitchen provides for the chef’s every needs, with two induction cook tops and two gas cook tops, alongside a 36” fridge and a 36” freezer. This is also the perfect place to entertain, with its full bar and beverage counter, as well as an ice maker hidden neatly behind the strong architectural lines and beautiful raw steel of this amazing space.”

Kitchen: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design StudioKitchen: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

For the full list of 2012 ASID Excellence Awards winners, visit ASID Arizona North Chapter’s website.

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2012