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The Globe and Mail wrote a piece on the new generation Chinese designers and our own featured brand PilingPalang is amongst them!
New Dinnerware Collection by Karim Rashid Now Available in North America
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim's legend of design. One of his last works was in Brazil developing an innovative products line for Oxford Porcelains. Inglenuk Design is proud to be the exclusive distributor for Karim Rashid's dinnerware line in North America.
Piling Palang expands on new locations
Piling Palang expands on new locations
Piling Palang has just partnered with two of the largest Museums in Canada: Royal Ontario Museum and the Vancouver Art Gallery. These amazing venues now offer special ceramics and cloisonne pieces for their patrons adding more color into their already beautiful selection of products.
Meanwhile south of the border, Piling Palang has just been launched in new locations including Seattle at KOBO Gallery and Shop and San Francisco at Plantation Design.
The studio has been seeing amazing growth of demand since its debut in North American territory last year, being enjoyed and loved by people from all ages that appreciate art and beautiful craftsmanship.
Inglenuk Import & Export is the exclusive distributor of Piling Palang in Canada and USA.
Inglenuk Design of Vancouver Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada
VANCOUVER, CANADA, February 4, 2014 – INGLENUK DESIGN of Vancouver, Canada has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This elegant high end home decoration showroom was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Leandro Ang, partner of Inglenuk Design is thrilled to receive this award: “As a startup we are excited and honored to receive this award from Houzz. This award was only possible with the help of our colleagues, partners and friends who supported us all the way from the beginning! A lot of work has been placed to cater our clients with the best courtesy and warmth we could! We have been implementing management processes to improve customer service to our clients so their experience is always unique, customized and friendly!”
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Inglenuk Design among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Inglenuk Design, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
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About Inglenuk Design
“After a decade working and living in different countries in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, founders Leandro and Daniela Ang have decided to settle in the beautiful city of Vancouver creating a company that embraces all the stories and experiences they had overseas. Their goal, to share those experiences by the form of design and art...
Founded in the beginning of 2012 and based in Vancouver, BC,Inglenuk Design sources exclusive creations from Asia, Latin America, Europe and USA while most of our designers are rewarded with prizes and international events such as Maison Objet in Paris and Ambiente in Frankfurt.” www.inglenuk.com
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com/inglenuk
Tucked around a curved hallway on the second floor of Vancouver’s International Village Mall is Inglenuk’s vibrant showroom. Atop the white surfaces throughout the space sit contemporary Cloisonné works from design company Piling Palang, all part of Inglenuk’s modest pop-up exhibit, Modern Cloisonné: The Evolution of a Dying Art.
Cloisonné, an ancient Chinese technique of creating intricate designs on metal vessels, is a vanishing tradition. Inglenuk founder Daniela Ang, who conceived the idea for the global art and design store with husband Leandro Ang after living and working across the globe, affirms that the complex artisanal tradition may not last much longer. “After an industrialized way of developing these pieces came to be, the younger generation stopped learning the handmade skill. Unfortunately today’s artists just don’t seem interested or invested in carrying on the art form,” she explains.
Indeed, the process for creating cloisonné works by hand is lengthy. Copper or bronze wires are bent or hammered into patterned enclosures, known as cloisons (French for “partitions”), after which they are pasted or soldered onto a metal body. Glass paste, or enamel, is then coloured with metallic oxide and painted into each sectioned area of the design and the piece is fired at 800 degrees Celsius. Due to the enamel commonly shrinking during the firing, the sections must be filled and fired repeatedly. Once the process is complete, the body is rubbed until the edges of the cloisons become visible, after which the interior and base may be gilded. All in all, an arduous process, but in Piling Palang’s case, one that produces a bright and modern final product.
Chalk it up to Piling Palang’s Parisian roots or the talent of its cloisonné artist Bing Bing Deng, but whatever the reason, the collection certainly feels au courant. While inspired by traditional oriental motifs, the pieces have a decidedly contemporary feel, and after showings at MaisonObject, Ambiente Frankfurt, and Shanghai Design Show they are drawing worldwide attention. So much so, in fact, that Piling Palang has created a lower-priced cloisonné-inspired ceramic line that includes tea caddies, wine vessels, bowls, vases, and cups. All of the inspired treasures are available for viewing at Inglenuk until December 10.
Social enterprise and design company Holstee created a perfectly modern manifesto that emphasises optimism, big dreams, love, curiosity and compassion.
For more information about the Vancouver Home and Design Show 2013 click here
After a decade working and living in different countries in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, founders Leandro and Daniela Ang have decided to settle in the beautiful city of Vancouver creating a company that embraces all the stories and experiences they had overseas. Their goal, to share those experiences by the form of design and art...
Founded in the beginning of 2012 and based in Vancouver, BC, Inglenuk Design is a distribution company of unique home décor accessories and high quality gifts.
Inglenuk Design sources exclusive creations from Asia, Latin America, Europe and USA while most of our designers are rewarded with prizes and international events such as Maison Objet in Paris and Ambiente in Frankfurt.
We are currently operating with a showroom and a concept kiosk on the 2nd floor of International Village Mall offering beautiful products with wholesale prices!
Our products are also available online at www.inglenuk.com
What are your best home or garden tips for this season?
Use a lot of colours and be creative with shapes!
What are your featured items this season?
This season we are excited to introduce to the North American market an incredible collection of modern Chinese Ceramic ware created by Piling Palang. The brand was established in Paris and has a perfect blend of modern colours and shapes with traditional Chinese techniques of cloisonee, lacqueware and ceramics. A unique oriental touch for your home, winner of Elle Decor award for best Chinese ornament.
What is your favorite part about the home show?
We are able to see the new trends in home design that will inspire the whole season!
Any additional company info you'd like to include?
Every product sold at Inglenuk represents an incredible story, a real journey from the people behind the making- and thus represents the essence of international travel - sharing life tales in different forms and culture!