Consolidated Participates In CoreNet/IIDA Tour

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Fresh off the long Labor Day weekend, Consolidated participated in an Architectural Tour of the famed Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event, hosted by IIDA New York and CoreNet Global New York, was sponsored by office furniture manufacturer Allsteel.

With nearly 70 participants in attendance, the group embarked on a behind-the-scenes tour around the entire facility. Our tour began in the main concourse, a space that features unique architectural designs such as high ceilings, wood finishes and “Barclays blue” branding throughout. We passed arena food vendors such as Juniors, Calexico, and Brooklyn Burger – each built strategically throughout the main level to promote cohesive movement through the space (and delicious local Brooklyn cuisine!). From the entrance of the main concourse, where 80% of visitors to the arena enter, we were treated with sweeping views of the arena. Parallel to the main entrance is the Nets Practice Court – visible from various angles both inside and outside of the arena.

Our next stop was a level up to the Barclays Suite Level, where we stood upon the Vorwerk custom crystal carpet our team installed throughout the arena. The crystals in various gray color ways lead visitors throughout the Suite Level into the BlackberryNow Lounge, where all access ticketholders can enjoy the Stoli Bar and cellular charging stations furnished by Blackberry. One of the most unique architectural features of the Suite Level is The 40/40 Club – a modern, high-end sports club known for its link to media and sports mogul Jay-Z. The herringbone wood floor welcomes you through an open walkway placed above the main entrance of the arena. From this atrium, you are brought into the sleek main area of the club where metal-chain curtains, tile, and wood finishes bring together the décor.

The tour ended at the Event Level of the arena, with a view of the Calvin Klein Courtside Club and the most exclusive area of the facility: The Vault. The CK Club features Vorwerk’s custom crystal carpet installed by Consolidated. A special feature of this club is its glass walls – which are the perfect front row seat to the Nets Practice Court. The Vault features 11 suites with private entrances, and is decorated with metal finishes, centered around the Armand de Brignac Champagne Bar. We had a great time touring the arena and seeing our installations in the overall incredible design at the Barclays Center. Be sure to check it out yourself!

Photography – thanks to Consolidated Carpet  & Hayley of Innovant

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Consolidated, Charities & The Community

Recently, Consolidated had the opportunity to support and participate in two amazing charity fundraising events. As a company deeply involved in our community and giving back to those in need, we were happy to be a sponsor at both the “A Taste of Down Under” – A Food & Wine Tasting to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and IMPACT|NY’s Summer Soiree.

On June 24, we took to the Tribeca Rooftop to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association at an Australian-themed fundraiser. With an authentic musician from “down under”, guests were treated to a great show with horns, shakers and noise makers. The event featured food from local hotspots The Australian, American Flatbread, The Thirsty Koala, Waltzing Matilda’s Bakery and more – paired with wines from Old Bridge Cellars, De Bortoli Wines, and Sileni Estates (to name a few!). It was an uplifting event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this event which enhances the MDA’s support of 10 local healthcare facilities.

Two days later, our team attended the IMPACT|NY event hosted by IIDA NY and designNYC at the Prince George Ballroom. IMPACT|NY was founded to increase the visibility and stress the importance of pro bono design work in the New York City area. Applicants were encouraged to submit designs that will make difference in an outpatient facility in Harlem. We were honored to be one of the event’s event sponsors and look forward to seeing the final outcome of the facility once the project is completed!

“Fashion Meets Finish” at IIDA NJ Event

On Thursday, June 6, our team took in a night of fun, fashion & flooring at the 2nd Annual Fashion Meets Finish Event hosted by IIDA NJ | PA | DE. Held at the STEM Building at Kean University in Union, NJ, the fashion show brought together local design teams to create wearable art constructed from materials provided by sponsoring manufacturers. We proudly participated as a sponsor along with other industry leaders, including Bentley Mills LA, Shaw Contract Group, Haworth, Gensler, Knoll, Armstrong and Mohawk Group.

With over 20 design teams taking their “Sinister”-themed designs to the catwalk, an audience of over 500 attendees admired the incredible garments.  Three celebrity judges participated in the event, including HGTV’s American Handyman Shaun Killman, DesignStar Blanche Garcia, and Project Runway Star Austin Scarlett.

The resulting fashions captured the spirit of young designers – fresh, unique and thrilling. Congratulations to the participating teams & IIDA NJ | PA | DE Chapter on an amazing event! Be sure to click through the pictures below to see the exciting and stunning garments.