Every fall, there are several things I look forward to. I love Thanksgiving, love breaking out the cozy sweaters and boots to keep me warm from the chill in the air, and I love the JANUS et Cie luncheon held at its New York City showroom. Every year a different culinary theme is presented to guests (this year, it was Turkish, spawned from Janice Feldman, founder and CEO of JANUS et Cie’s recent travels to Turkey). This is a gathering to catch up with friends in the industry and the JANUS et Cie staff (Janice’s mom, Lea Kerchman, we missed you), and so much more. The showroom is always set up beautifully with products lined up all around and dining tables that everyone talks about for days. No detail is left out.
Now the star of the luncheon was of course Janice who every year, tells us all what great things the company is doing.
For instance, this year, in an effort to go green and give us editors everything we need as far as product information (images, product descriptions, etc.), the company gave out thumb drives and in all, the company offers 7,000 products! Wow is all I thought. Also, something Janice was very proud of (and so were we) was the announcement of her new book, Loom: Woven Paper, which takes readers through the story of Lloyd Loom and what Loom furniture is all about. Always expanding, Janice spoke about a new interior lounge collection designed by Michael Vanderbyl, the Koko II line of furniture, a slew of new textiles, and so many other collections. And of course, like always, I never want to leave the lunch because of the great conversations and food that is incredibly tasty. But on our way out. we were given a fashionable JANUS et Cie bag with a copy of Loom: Woven Paper. I can’t wait to read it and I look forward to seeing where the company is headed next.