Tag : Product Design

Product Design has become a serious passion for the J. Banks Design Group’s founder Joni Vanderslice and when we have news of new products, the posts go under this tag.

Product Design in the J. Banks Collection

The collaborations with manufacturers that produce products for the J. Banks Collections include upholstery and casegoods for EJ Victor and Stanford Furniture, which are Inspired by projects and personal travel. The upholstery pieces for Stanford are comfortable, functional and timeless; and meant to be utilized in both contemporary and traditional settings, as well as residential and hospitality venues.

Her new releases for New Ravenna are a direct reflection of her design philosophy: home as resort and resort as home. Joni designed the 15 patterns in this collection with three themes in mind: waves, trellises, and palms. Our design team visualized her concepts into mosaics through various applications of color, texture, and shape.

Wall pieces for Paragon Art mixes motifs were inspired by journeys our design team has taken traveling and working around the world. With this collection we are bringing the outdoors inside through a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. All pieces are reflective of elements found in nature—water, wood, palms—through various applications of color, texture and shape.

Banks Design collaborated with Kravet to create Tanzania, a line of ethnically themed performance fabrics and trims inspired by Joni’s many trips to Africa. The graphically stunning patterns and textures emulate traditional African tribal designs. The patterns and textures of Tanzania beautifully mimic Kente clothes from Ghana, wood carvings from Zanzibar and the colors of the Serengeti Desert. Kravet has committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from the Tanzania Collection to The Valentine Project.

Joni Vanderslice designs several product categories under license to Holland & Sherry Rugs and is shown here with Kate and Wayne Consolio and rugs samples from her eponymous collection

J. Banks Collection for Holland & Sherry Rugs Launches during Paris Deco Off 2020

Joni Vanderslice and members of the J. Banks Design Group team traveled to Paris in January to attend Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off, two of the international design community’s most inspirational shows. While we saw many beautiful new products and attended some incredible events, the highlight of the trip was the launch of the J. Banks Collection for Holland & Sherry Rugs. We welcomed members of the Press, industry colleagues and design enthusiasts to the Rue de l’Echaude showroom for an opportunity to meet Joni, see the rugs and learn about our collaboration with Holland & Sherry.

Inspired by rustling palm leaves, rushing water, and the trellis patterns of her native South Carolina Lowcountry to the more exotic and often visited Tanzania, Joni has brought these themes to her first rug collection: the J. Banks Collection for Holland and Sherry. This intermingling of local and international brings an excited familiarity that truly embodies the J. Banks Design Group’s philosophy of bringing the resort experience to our projects. Created with hospitality and performance in mind, these 11 designs are available in several different rug qualities that stand up to the functionality required for commercial settings as well as high traffic areas in the home.

Made-to-order, each rug can be crafted using different techniques and materials depending on the functionality required:

  • Hand tufted (made in Nepal) – The hand-tufting process is upscaled by using the same luxurious fibers that are found in hand-knotted rugs.
  • Indoor/Outdoor (made in India) – Hand-knotted rugs, with custom dyed polyester for indoor/outdoor use.
  • High/Low Pile (made in India) – Beautiful wool is used in a flatweave with raised pile construction.

We are so thankful our incredible partners at Holland & Sherry as well as the many friends and colleagues who came out to support us.

About Holland & Sherry:  Well known for sumptuous fabrics, Holland & Sherry has developed collections which range from custom embroidery, rugs, wall-covering and trim, to leather, hardware and lighting. Every item they produce reflects their core values of quality and craftsmanship.

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J. Banks Collection for EJ Victor

The award-winning J. Banks Design Group has partnered with North Carolina-based high-end furniture company, EJ Victor, to develop a line of furniture that provides elevated, luxurious design for both residential and hospitality consumers. In their first-ever collaboration, J. Banks and EJ Victor harnessed their collective industry and market expertise to develop The J. Banks Collection for EJ Victor, which launched at High Point Market, October 12-17, at the EJ Victor showroom.