In our last episode, #56, we talked about the amazing Designer Experience event we attended that was put together by PBM Brands and Designers Today Magazine. We were invited along with several interior designers from across the country to Greensboro and High Point North Carolina for a 3 day immersion of the Triad area where we visited some key furniture manufacturers and toured the Sunbrella offices. One of our favorite events was a visit to The Philips Collection in High Point North Carolina.
2. ABOUT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
A. It all started nearly fifty years ago when Larry and Sherry Phillips left their old lives behind to travel the world. When their entrepreneur son Mark and his architect wife, Julie joined them, they created a company dedicated to discovering beautiful and unusual hand-crafted home décor for their exclusive design trade clientele. Today, their children, Jason and Jessica have become integral parts of the business.
B. They are a design leader in the furniture industry and have received some of the top industry awards, including multiple Pinnacle and ADEX Awards, as well as a four-time recipient of the coveted ARTS Award for Top Product Designer.
C. They offer products such as organic contemporary furnishings, accessories, wall décor and sculpture.
D. They are a to-the-trade company with showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point, Laguna, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York. If you are a consumer you can purchase their products through an Interior Designer or find their products at fine furniture dealers around the world.
E. Commercial Work – There’s a good chance you’ve seen their products at the movies or on TV, as well as your favorite restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
We are very excited to have Jason Phillips, Vice President of the Phillips Collection as a guest today.
3. TELL US THE ROLE YOU PLAY IN THE COMPANY
A. Did you always want to be involved in the family business?
B. How old were you when you started?
4. THE VIDEOS – EVERY PIECE A CONVERSATION
A. Tell us about your trips around the world and what you search for.
B. Where is your favorite place to visit?
5. THE PRODUCTS
A. The Origins Collection – Live edge and reclaimed roots made into tables, stools, sculpture and accents – Tell us the story about the tree roots and the fire truck
B. The seat belt chair – such an interesting piece. How did it come to be?
C. What is your favorite piece and why?
6. FOLLOW PHILLIPS COLLECTION
A. Instagram – www.instagram.com/phillipsco
B. Facebook – www.facebook.com/thephillipscollection
C. Twitter – www.twitter.com/phillipsco
D. Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/phillipsco
E. You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDPG_UbsHlcQHV-p-YFt6w