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COLLEAGUES LUNCHEON 1985 THE NATIONAL HOME FASHIONS LEAGUE is the only professional organization for women executives who are engaged in all segments of the home furnishings industry. It is a non-profit organization comprised of over 2,000 nation-wide. INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES are its male affiliate members. The exchange of communication between members and affiliates results in a broader application of the goals of the organization. THE WISE OWL AWARD is given annually to the Industry Colleague selected by the New York Chapter board of directors for outstanding creative and professional achievement in the home furnishings field. Louis Oliver Gropp was the first recipient in 1894. EXHIBITORS/ SPONSORS Before and after luncheon several of the sponsors have provided specific display revolving around American Style. Please view them at your leisure. They have also provided some literature that is at your place. They are: CONNOISSEUR Magazine GREENWOOD MILLS METROPOLITAN HOME Magazine STYLETEX division of NATIONAL GYPSUM TIME Magazine CRAFTED WITH PRIDE IN THE U.S.A. YALE AN DFRANCES FORMAN'S AMERICAN LEGACY 3M CORPORATION COLOR ASSOCIATION OF THE U.S. THE NATIONAL BATH, BED AND LINEN ASSOCIATION kindly donated The Wise Owl Award from Steuben Glass. TABLE PRIZES Simon and Schuster Publishers kindly donated A Comprehensive Guide to Home Decorating The Ethan Allen Way AMERICAN TRADITIONAL by Genevieve Fernandez, home building and decorating editor of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. "JACK LENOR LARSEN: THE MUSIC OF HOME" "It was a rewarding experience to assemble the Laren retrospective. Working with the people and the environment that surround Jack Lenor Larsen was almost a religious experience. I had a strong reaction during the slide show production, editing and assembling of visual material. The juxtaposition of vivid color, graphic texture and the serene elegance of Jack's product had the same dynamics of a beautifully orchestrated musical piece. It is for this reason I have given the presentation the title JACK LENOR LARSE: THE MUSIC OF HOME." --Joe Ruggiero, Industry Colleague Audio-visual and slide presentations produced by Ethan Allen Inc. Director creative service: Joe Ruggiero Manager audio-visual department: Joanne Netland Technical producer: Patrick Skane Special photography: Jack Donohoe
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