Visit us at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show March 2-10
Langhorne presents Loom to Bloom and the wonders of wool in our exciting, hands-on exhibit and Conservation Collection debut located in the British Village in the majestic train shed hall of the Convention Center just off the Flower Show floor.
We are honored to present our Jacquard Wilton woven all-wool carpets to visitors of the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show: Brilliant! As an artisanal weaver committed to the highest quality standards, environmentally responsible carpet making, and the only Philadelphia area Charter Member of HRH Prince Charles’ landmark global Campaign for Wool, we are especially proud to be representing this worldwide wool initiative and introducing our inaugural Conservation Collection. A Langhorne “Carpets of Caring” offering, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Conservation Collection carpets supports conservation non-profit organizations, including the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Loom to Bloom
The wonders of real wool come to life in our exhibit – from its cozy British countryside interior to the exterior, hands-on environments – and underscore the central theme of the Campaign for Wool: this most natural, versatile of sustainable fibers markedly benefits the planet (in contrast to its petro-chemical based competitors) and adds character, luxury, and endurance to a wide range of products from fine floor coverings, home furnishings, to fashion.
The carpet wall backdrop – as well as the room floor covering – of the parlor room is the award winning Willow floral pattern (available in three colorways), the captivating creation of Teresa Percontino, a gifted University of the Arts student, who was the grand prize winner of the juried 2012 Morrow Design Competition for Philadelphia area design students. Teresa along with some of her fellow student-designers and instructors, will be appearing at the exhibit during the Show to discuss the fun and challenges of designing for the Jacquard Wilton Langhorne loom.
The period furniture and furnishings in the Parlor and the Garden were selected by student designer-decorators – representing University of the Arts and Philadelphia University – from the marvelous Moorestown Friends School Thrift Store and Tailored Transitions. All items on display will be available for sale at the show’s conclusion. Interested buyers should inquire at the exhibit for sales information.
The Garden of Wool
The Garden is blooming with natural wool flowers (courtesy of UArts students) and hands-on weaving exhibitions presented by students and faculty at Philadelphia University and the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers.
LOOM TO BLOOM is collaboration with our extraordinary team of academic affiliates (University of the Arts and Philadelphia University), talented designers, and non-profit organizations that all share the love and importance of it to communities worldwide. Long time exhibit designer Prof. Frank H. Fortson, Jr., led his Philly U industrial design and textile students by example as they creatively and meticulously shaped the space from concept through completion. We also are grateful to the Flower Show team for helping to make this exhibit possible.
Our Flower Show Special
We will be extending special Flower Show pricing to all Show visitors through the month of April. Just call us at 215-757-5155 to schedule an appointment.
Langhorne on Ground Floor of U.S. Launch of Global "Campaign For Wool"
We are honored to be among the leaders in the worldwide wool industry helping to launch the "Campaign For Wool", headed by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and coordinated by the British Wool Marketing Council, of which we are a proud member.
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A Limited Opportunity To Support The New Penn State Student Micro Loan Fund and Own a Langhorne-Lanny Sommese Original
Langhorne-Sommese Signed "Hand in Hand" Commemorative Tapestry
Size: 36" x 27"
Cost: $300.00 (includes sales tax, shipping & handling)
For more information, visit our Carpets of Caring page!