This past July was a great time for Wolf PR as our clients appeared all across print and web, and as we geared up to work with two exciting new brands—Industry West and Norlan.
Kikkerland was featured in the glamorous pages of Vogue where their reusable paper straws stole the spotlight as more and more people are turning away from plastic disposable products.
Resident cropped up in Spaces and Lighting and Decor with their Arcade Daybed and Circus 250 pendant lamp.
Herman Miller’s Live OS, a suite of data-driven solution for offices, was spotlighted in Business of Home from Editor at Large, showing how big data is even infiltrating furniture design. In one particularly standout example, Herman Miller used their technology on themselves: “Using the Live OS dashboard, we identified the exact minute during this period that the most desks were in use,” says Chris Hoyt, a Live OS manager at Herman Miller. “With this information as a guide, we created a plan for adding 15 new summer interns to the space. As a result, we comfortably accommodated both the interns and the other residents of the office.”
Industry West was founded in 2011 by Jordan and Anne England, Industry West began as a search for the perfect dining chair. They now collaborates with numerous international designers to sell a variety furniture and home accessories for residential and commercial spaces. The company is entirely bootstrapped and has accepted no outside funding.
Some of the designers Industry West has collaborated with include HARTÔ, Mexa, Karpenter, Sol & Luna, Lyon Beton, and Serax, just to name a few. Loved by the start up community, their pieces can be found in seemingly all. the. offices. Most recently at UNTUCKit, SeatGeek, and new Breather spaces.
Norlan creates hypermodern drinkware for whisky aficionados. Norlan was founded by two former Moss colleagues, Brian Fichtner and Shane Bahng, both who went on to work their way up the design ecosystem with stints at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum, Giorgetti and Swedish luxury brand Hästens. They were joined by internationally recognized Icelandic designer Sruli Recht. The three combined their design expertise to found Norlan.
Norlan’s glasses use biomimicry, fine glass blowing techniques, and contemporary design details to update the the ritual of whiskey drinking, adding a modern take to a timeless tradition. They currently have two glasses and a new one on the way.
Also stay tuned for a look at one of Wolf PR’s own’s (somehow Herman Miller inspired) visit to a very unusual church and artists’ retreat upstate.