THE MARKET FOR HOME, LIFESTYLE + GIFT

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

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Bunakara

Atlanta,  GA 
United States
http://www.bunakara.com
  • Booth: 2640


Discover What Can't Be Found

Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles are handcrafted in India using beautifully authentic, natural materials. Products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. 

Brands: Bunakara


 Press Releases

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT: Kristin Hawkins, Steinreich Communications, 336.485.5674, khawkins@scompr.com

    NY NOW SHOWROOM:                                                            

    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    Booth 2640

    BUNAKARA’S NY NOW MARKET INTRODUCTIONS INFLUENCED BY BEST SELLERS

    NEW FURNITURE DESIGNS ARE INSPIRED BY PAST RETAIL SUCCESS

    LISBON, PORTUGAL – Poised to build on the ongoing success of its unique and upscale furniture designs, Bunakara will be showcasing two new pieces at the NY NOW Market running Feb. 4 – 8, 2018. Inspired by the company’s most successful items at retail, pieces include the Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa an expansion of Bunakara’s best-selling chair and a new colorway for the popular Capitonné Sofa.

    “This winter, we looked within our own product line for our inspiration,” said Dixon Bartlett, U.S. national sales and marketing director for Bunakara. “Our new pieces build on a consistent – and highly successful –  narrative that runs throughout our product line. That is, unique products with unexpected details, such as our signature Flower of India insignia and our single painted chair legs. It is these creative touches that I believe make them so successful because they give our retail partners a story to tell to and a way to engage with consumers.”

    According to Bartlett, the most successful conversation starter at retail is the Fingerprint Ribbon Chair. Whimsically woven with a striped cotton tape, the piece has a loose seat cushion with acacia arms and turned legs. One leg is painted – in Pure Black, Ultramarine Blue, Imperial Red or Laurel – to match the fabric and is then adorned with Bunakara’s signature Flower of India insignia, a tiny, beaded red rose with a fabric-wrapped stem. Inspired by a red flower Bunakara’s founder, Joana Aranha, once cupped in her hands in New Delhi, the Flower of India insignia hangs from all Bunakara pieces. This Market, Bunakara will expand on the success of the Fingerprint Ribbon Chair by adding a Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa.

    The popular Fingerprint Capitonné Sofa is now available in Bunakara’s Laurel colorway which features a soft mix of neutral fabrics, including a khaki-toned seat, which makes the upscale design more practical for casual, everyday lifestyles. To add to the design appeal, the piece features an intricately detailed back with a burlap twine bow – its ends dipped in Laurel paint – attached to the top of the outside back with a small embellished gold nail. As always, one leg of the sofa is painted to match the fabric and features the beaded Flower of India insignia.

    Additional in-line furniture pieces highlighted in Bunakara’s showroom this Market include an acacia wood armchair in the Fingerprint Collection.

    The Pure Chair, part of the Fingerprint Collection, is an acacia wood armchair, carved in the French style, finished with a matte varnish and then upholstered with a natural linen burlap on the inside and outside back. The seat is upholstered in ivory linen, which also is used for tie-on arm pads. Other fresh details include spit tack trim, a single button on the inside back, and a burlap twine bow – its ends dipped in ivory paint – attached to the top of the outside back with a small embellished gold nail. The chair also includes the Fingerprint Collection’s signature single painted leg.

    Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles blends the simple with the luxurious. Handcrafted in India and Portugal using beautifully authentic, natural materials, products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, is specially curated for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, hand crafted design with unexpected details. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. Visit our U.S. showrooms at the High Point, Dallas, NY NOW or Atlanta Markets, our Life Designs NYC Showroom or online at www.bunakara.com.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    CONTACT:   Kristin Hawkins, Steinreich Communications, 336.485.5674, khawkins@scompr.com

    NY NOW SHOWROOM: 

    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    Booth 2640

            

    EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY DETAILS OF BUNAKARA’S TEXTILE COLLECTIONS:  RIBBON AND DIAMOND

    LISBON, Portugal – A striped ribbon. A golden button with a wisp of red thread. Plain burlap twine. Tiny contrasting stitches. Raveled raw linen and fine ivory cotton. Authentic. Natural. Simple. Luxurious. It’s the incredible details that are the beauty of Bunakara’s two textile collections, Ribbon and Diamond.

    “You’ll see the touch of the artist’s hand again and again in these two collections,” said Dixon Bartlett, U.S. national sales and marketing director for Bunakara. “Admire the beautiful drape of a dressmaker double border on a dreamy cushion, or run your finger across clever single-stitch natural linen accents whose only purpose is to make you smile. Check out the juxtaposition of sparkly crystal-covered square buttons attached with rough natural linen twine or mismatched round gold-tone buttons sewn on with fine red thread. The details are extraordinary.”

    Bunakara founder Joana Aranha, who designs the collections, is inspired by the artisans in India who handcraft the Bunakara cushions, curtains and other textiles. “I draw on their experience, their insight and their knowledge – much of which has been passed down for generations,” she said. “When I design a collection, I keep in mind the pure, natural colors of hand-dyed textiles, as well as intricate hand-sewn details. We use age-old techniques to handcraft fresh new designs.”

    Textile introductions this season include the Ribbon and Diamond collections. As always, Aranha focuses on creating products that, in her years of traveling the world, are those things that can “not be found”. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. Every piece features Aranha’s signature beaded Flower of India insignia, a reminder of Bunakara’s artisanal design aesthetic.

    Ribbon

    The beautifully tactile Ribbon Collection is defined by textural raw linen in natural or ebony and soft fine ivory cotton accented with crisp striped ribbon. Details include bright, gold-tone buttons and touches of red thread.

    Striped ribbon, accented with two gold-tone buttons, joins the fine cotton top with the raw linen bottom of the whimsical Ribbon Curtain. The 67- by 106-inch drapery panel is available in ivory cotton and natural linen with ebony striped ribbon and red stitched details or in ivory cotton and ebony linen with natural striped ribbon and ivory stitched details. A brilliant play on contrasts, the 26-inch square Ribbon Cushion features soft cotton and raw linen bisected with crisp striped ribbon and accented with a single shiny golden button on each side. Choose from ivory cotton and natural linen with ebony striped ribbon and red stitched details or ivory cotton and ebony linen with natural striped ribbon and ivory stitched details. Unzip the pillow cover to discover the special message “Not Be Found” inscribed on the poly-fill inner core.

    Diamond

    A fine ivory cotton-linen blend and textured natural raw linen with raveled edges provide beautiful backdrops for dressmaker details and exquisite accents in Bunakara’s Diamond Collection. The collection’s namesake crystal-covered square buttons adorn cushions and curtains, as do mismatched round gold-tone buttons attached with red thread. Touches of raw linen twine add tactile interest.

    The Diamond Curtain, in a fine ivory cotton-linen blend, has a beautiful double border with about a dozen subtle single-stitch details in contrasting natural linen. Six eye-catching crystal covered square buttons, attached with natural linen twine, provide sparkle. The curtain panel, with decorative fabric ties, is 67 by 106 inches. The 27-inch square Diamond Cushion, in -fine ivory cotton-linen with a dressmaker double-border, features the collection’s Diamond crystal buttons stitched with natural linen twine at each corner. A single natural linen stitch midway between each button adds interest. The natural linen cover of the Diamond Cushion with Vertical Buttons has a center closure with raveled edges. Three square Diamond crystal buttons add twinkling contrast to the 24- by 14-inch pillow. Unbutton the cover to discover the secret message “Not Be Found”. The Diamond Cushion with

    Horizontal Buttons has an oversized 42- by 16-inch cover in natural linen, with raveled ends that drape beautifully off of the smaller inner core. The pillow cover’s raveled horizontal center is closed with a scattering of assorted buttons, including one square Diamond crystal button and several mismatched round gold-tone buttons attached with red thread. The pillow cover unbuttons to reveal the special message “Not Be Found”.

    Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles blends the simple with the luxurious. Handcrafted in India using beautifully authentic, natural materials, products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, is specially curated for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, hand crafted design with unexpected details. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. Visit our U.S. showrooms at the High Point, Dallas, NY NOW or Atlanta Markets, our Life Designs NYC Showroom or online at www.bunakara.com.

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  • (Jan 30, 2018)

                      

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:   Kristin Hawkins, Steinreich Communications, 336.485.5674, khawkins@scompr.com

    NY NOW SHOWROOM:                                                    

    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    Booth 2640

    CORPORATE BACKGROUNDER

    LISBON, Portugal The most intriguing home furnishings tell a story. For Bunakara, that story is about a special sense of place and purpose.  Bunakara creates a unique line of home furnishings that blend the simple with the luxurious. While others simply mix old and new, Bunakara incorporates into each design the emotions, the history and the knowledge of the past with the present.

    Years ago, when renowned Portuguese interior designer Joana Aranha was in New Delhi, she cupped a small, vivid red flower in her hands. In it, she saw the beginnings of Bunakara. She envisioned creating products that – in her years of traveling the world – were those things she looked for and could not find.

    During that serendipitous moment in New Delhi, gazing at what later would inspire her signature Flower of India motif, Aranha realized she could design what she was looking for. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, handcrafts furniture, home accents and textiles with a distinctive sense of place and purpose.

    Using beautifully authentic materials, such as acacia wood, cotton, linen, natural dyes and sand-cast brass, Bunakara artisans devotedly craft each piece of furniture in India, with special attention to details.   There’s an undeniable whimsy, too, that makes Bunakara all the more delightful – an iconic single painted chair leg, an intricate sand-cast brass ferrule on an acacia table leg, delicate hand-applied lace appliqués or brass buttons on a tufted sofa. All the pieces also feature Bunakara’s signature, a beaded Flower of India insignia.  Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted.

    In homage to Bunakara’s tagline, Discover What Can’t Be Found, most pieces, such as the inner core of many pillows, the bottom of the chairs or the inside of some of the drawers carry the secret message, “Not Be Found.”

    Joana, a designer herself, specially curated Bunakara for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, handcrafted design that is difficult to find today. From the soul of an artist, through the hands of many artisans, to the homes of those with a sophisticated and artistic sense of style, Bunakara helps others discover what can’t be found.

    Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles blends the simple with the luxurious. Handcrafted in India using beautifully authentic, natural materials, products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, is specially curated for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, hand crafted design with unexpected details. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. Visit our U.S. showrooms at the High Point, Dallas, NY NOW or Atlanta Markets, our Life Designs NYC Showroom or online at www.bunakara.com.

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 Products

  • Bunakara Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa
    Whimsically woven with a striped cotton tape, the Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa has loose seat cushions with acacia arms and turned legs. One leg is painted to match the fabric and is adorned with Bunakara’s signature Flower of India insignia....

  • Whimsically woven with a striped cotton tape, the Fingerprint Ribbon Sofa has loose seat cushions with acacia arms and turned legs. One leg is painted – in Pure Black, Ultramarine Blue, Imperial Red or Laurel – to match the fabric and is then adorned with Bunakara’s signature Flower of India insignia, a tiny, beaded red rose with a fabric-wrapped stem. Inspired by a red flower Bunakara’s founder, Joana Aranha, once cupped in her hands in New Delhi, the Flower of India insignia hangs from all Bunakara pieces.

    Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles blends the simple with the luxurious. Handcrafted in India using beautifully authentic, natural materials, products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, is specially curated for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, hand crafted design with unexpected details. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. www.bunakara.com

  • Bunakara Fingerprint Capitonné Sofa
    The popular Fingerprint Capitonné Sofa is now available in Bunakara’s Laurel colorway which features a soft mix of neutral fabrics, including a khaki-toned seat, which makes the upscale design more practical for casual, everyday lifestyles....

  • The popular Fingerprint Capitonné Sofa is now available in Bunakara’s Laurel colorway which features a soft mix of neutral fabrics, including a khaki-toned seat, which makes the upscale design more practical for casual, everyday lifestyles. To add to the design appeal, the piece features an intricately detailed back with a burlap twine bow – its ends dipped in Laurel paint – attached to the top of the outside back with a small embellished gold nail. As always, one leg of the sofa is painted to match the fabric and features the beaded Flower of India insignia.

    Bunakara, a unique line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles blends the simple with the luxurious. Handcrafted in India using beautifully authentic, natural materials, products are designed by Joana Aranha, an international Portuguese designer of residential and commercial interiors and home furnishings. Bunakara, which means “weaver” in Hindi, is specially curated for retailers and designers who appreciate sophisticated, hand crafted design with unexpected details. Her designs are so special and unique that many are copyrighted. www.bunakara.com

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