Wilmington, Del. is a hidden gem for the art community. Not many would immediately agree, but if you look closely, the love of art is a constant beat throughout the city. It might not always get the positive attention but the talent is bubbling here with a signature Wilmington style of tradition and urbane mixes. With the Wilmington Art Loop, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Firefly, DCAD and tons of local artisan designers the city is a hub of creatives.
Growing up in a “designing” family, we were able to see first-hand the beautiful pieces from under acknowledged Wilmington artists. Today in the showroom we celebrate everything from paintings, to jewelry, and furniture from locals including Caroline Chen, Rosanne Cox, JKB Designs and of course, John Kurtz.
Who are a few of your favorite Wilmington artists present and past? Share their pieces with us.
New Moon Rugs received high honors in the rug industry as it was named “Best Modern Design Superior 2014″, at DOMOTEX for it’s Peacock design.
The win highlights the increase in the use of vibrant colors and striking textures in modern home decor.
Industry leaders chose the “Peacock” design from New Moon Rugs out of 329 other international rug designs. The inspiration for this design is a contemporary mosaic tile motif in a unique blend of Tibetan wool, Chinese silk and allo (a natural nettle fiber). Bold and bright colors combine and overlap to mimic the feathers of a peacock. The indigo blue field is offset with vibrant tones of green, gold, red, orange and teal.
“What is so great about these design aesthetics and techniques is that they’re on trend, yet timeless,” said New Moon COO Erika Kurtz and daughter of Founder, John Kurtz. “It’s great to go for an international award and win against other established rug design companies.”
New Moon has created a standard of quality for rugs internationally. Founder, artist and rug historian John Kurtz has over 30 years of experience. His family-owned company in Wilmington, Delaware, produces carpets created through true Tibetan weaving. New Moon carpets can take pride in knowing that the company is committed to maintaining these standards, both for their carpets and the well being of their weavers.
DOMOTEX is the world’s leading tradeshow for the floor coverings industry. It shines as the premier exhibition for new trends and innovative lifestyle design. Some 1,400 companies from 60 nations attended the Hannover, Germany exhibition to showcase their latest products and new collections from January 11 to 14, 2014.
Congratulations to the New Moon team and the Kurtz family.
Kurtz Collection is truly a family affair and we wanted to share a little overdue but still very joyous occasion with everyone.
On January 12, 2013, Josephine, the youngest Kurtz sister was married to her beau of three and a half years, Jared Green.
Staying true to their personalities, the couple did not want the traditionally large wedding and instead opted for a private ceremony. Only the immediate family witnessed the exchange of vows in the quaint Mushroom Hut at the Terrain at Styers venue.
Then it was time to celebrate! A short walk from the ceremony space the bride and groom held a “party” with their closest friends; including a DJ that made sure dancing was on the itinerary.
“We wanted to keep it warm, romantic, intimate, and a reflection of us,” said the bride.
The couple held their affair at a rustic space with a greenhouse attached. The rustic chic feel radiated throughout the room, with exposed beams, clean lines, and use of organic colors. From the gravel walk ways, to the burlap runners, and hand-blown vases, the rustic look was a success.
120 guests enjoyed the heavy appetizer and dessert menu for the event. The couple decided against the traditional “sit-down” menu in order to keep up their party-like theme.
After such a huge celebration of love and life, Josephine and Jared honeymooned in St. Lucia.
We’d like to thank all the customers who stopped by and gave their best wishes.