High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 22 1976, Page 9

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 22, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Says designer warmth texture needed in today s sterile Homes by Adelaide Wendler Enterprise women a editor a my High school achievement tests did no to reveal Talent for much of anything a certainly no Talent for creativity a candidly reveals Don Freedman Industrial Engineer turned designer. The showroom space in the Southern furniture Market Center where or. Freedman is displaying Lis unique Metal sculpture and signed natural weaving disprove those Early tests unmistakably. Even the setting for his creations proves his Talent for innovation. The Walls and floor of the space Are covered entirely with natural sisal a a perfect foil for his Quot expressions of Metal sculptures and natural weaving. After graduating from the University of Miami with a b. S degree in Industrial engineering Don worked for a year in the management Field. For relaxation he experimented with Art and spent a lot of time outdoors. He sketched and Quot did Over one House after another. Quot when the renovation was done i d move on to another. Every House was a Challenge. I did major renovations not just painting a he says. Fourteen years ago Don realized that he had something inside him that had to be expressed. With a lot of courage and $2,000 in Cash he formed Lis company and called it interlude. He entered the greenery Market with planters and Trees. Later he Aegan designing the Metal sculptures that have established his reputation As one of the Industry a most talented and successful designers. Quot my first expressions were forged Metal and were standing sculptures of he explains. Later designs were of a whimsical nature. They were fun Type table and Wall sculptures that made no attempt to copy anything Don says from that Point it was a natural progression to mirrors and a diversity of themes in textured Metal. Sensitive to trends. Don saw the growing demand for the natural mood that prevails throughout the furniture Industry today Quot people badly need warmth in the Home a he emphasizes As he Points to the natural weaving displayed on Walls of the showroom Quot Homes today Are mass produced they have no interesting holdings and everything is painted White these weaving Are a very effective Way to create texture and warmth in contemporary and traditional Quot As of this month All interlude designs will be copyrighted a says the president of the firm Quot i done to have a monopoly on a he explains a but i should be Able to curtail someone walking around copying a design which took several years of my life to at this Market 34 designs in the weaving Are being shown they Are Quot textural compositions in abstract figurative and Geometric motifs with surprising coloration and a spectrum of naturals a mood lights and a unique Bicentennial piece Are among the pieces in the new collection the designer travels to India with his designs where they Are Woven by Indian children Quot in India people do not live to an old age. So at about 35-years-of-age men begin to retire a he explains Quot they go to the Ganges to Bathe in the holy water during his working life a Man spends an hour or two each Day teaching his children to weave therefore when he retires his children take Over his dam Imi kit Kim the world of work the oldest weavers Are rarely older than 14 they work with amazing skill and says the designer Don sees the trend in design Quot opening up Quot colors textures and techniques Are changing he says Quot there is More sophistication in taste As people broaden their interests. They want things that Are real a More natural a such things As handcrafted wooden a Man with great vitality and Fervour the designer believes that his concepts Are derived from nature a perhaps that s Why i m into so Many physical he says. Quot i spend three or four Days a week in Vermont in a ski House i designed. I m a vegetarian have instructor certificates in yoga and zen and am interested in scuba diving and Oriental Martian arts Quot he spends his Summers at Ocean Ridge where he shares a House with friends he also has a new York apartment but says he slept there Only in nights the past year then there Are regular trips to India following these trips he often goes on a fast drinking Only water for five Days and exercising for four hours a Day. He drinks juice for the next few Days and then progresses to fruit. Quot i feel wonderful after a fast. I be just completed one and have lost 20 pounds a says the health advocate the designers plans for the immediate future Are to design area rugs and Quot sensuous textural lamps which Are almost like a sculpture Quot in the Distant future he would like very much to design Homes dwellings with an entirely new concept for the present the designer is enjoying the Success that began with a $2,000 investment and has grown to a million Dollar Enterprise Quot since i changed my lifestyle i find the Freedom to rejuvenate my spirit and creativity by pausing to look up at the sky there is Good balance in my world today a says Don fun Type sculptures in the background Are numerous examples of the 34 new natural weaving the designer is showing at the current furniture Market he holds one of his fun Type Metal sculptures photo by Art Richardton a 1240 n. Main a 4003 n. Main 3102 English a 316 e. Main Thomasville Adt Loider wind Ltd woman i cd Iii thursday afternoon april 22. 1976 Page 9a fabric trends told the East is moving closer to the West. But no cataclysmic changes in land masses Are occurring. Effects of the phenomenon Are rather on the colors patterns and textures of contemporary fabrics. There is a growing Eminence of Middle Eastern and near Eastern influences in fabric design Ruth Clark upholstery designer and fabric stylist for Drexel heritage furnishings said is. Clark made her remarks at the Southern furniture Market Here today. A ancient Oriental decorative arts still play an important role in Home furnishings fabric designs in this country Quot is. Clark said. A for example Chinoiserie remains a favorite but we see More and More of the patterns and colors associated with iranian. Indian indonesian polynesian thai and other Eastern cultures a she explained new upholstery fabric selections being introduced by Drexel and heritage at the Market Tell the Story of these East comes to West trends in consumer preferences deep toned batiks Handwoven heavy textured Cottons Brilliant Paisley persian Rug tapestries and primitive Block prints Are represented in the Potpourri of designs being show in both lines a Subtle but distinct changes in dominant colors Are also being influenced by Eastern Art forms Quot is. Clark added. Quot yellows Are giving Way to deep golds rusts Are becoming Brick coloured and peach is getting and the designer sees a rising esteem for beige dark Browns and Black. Quot but in spite of predictions to the contrary Grey is not the coming color in upholstery fabric Quot she stated Quot except for hues which Are More Brown Grey than cold steel the warm tones and natural textures of the borrowed from the East fabric designs Are just right partners for casual contemporary upholstery styles which is. Clark Calls Quot soft not formal or even traditional upholstery is receiving a modified treatment based on the casual approach. A slate of officers for 1976-77 were presented at the tuesday evening meeting of the High Point Legal secretaries Assn held at the Cavalier inn Brenda Palmer chairman of the nominations and elections committee presented the slate of officers As follows president Ramona Caudle vice president Ruth Hill recording Secretary Luanna Ballard corresponding Secretary Cindy Adams treasurer Nancy Sexton governor Wanda Haney alternate governor Lou Atkinson and nals representative Shirley Gray serving with is Palmer on the nominations and elections Mabel Whitley and Cindy Adams. Louise Livengood gave the invocation and Wanda Haney read the code of ethics. For the program Rae Beck reviewed the standing rules of the association. Several of the rules were revised and homemakers club Marks Bicentennial at Bank Raleigh a to help celebrate the Bicentennial members of the Kimberly courts Extension homemakers club in Union county set up a quilting Frame in the lobby of a local Bank and held a quilting Bee. During the week the Quot Bee Quot was conducted Many of the Bank customers tried their hands at quilting too says Carroll Beckham Home economics Extension agent. In addition to the Bee club members set up quilting exhibits in two department stores. At weeks end Many Union county citizens better understood the traditional Craft of quilting the agent noted. Natural weaving innovative use of throw away products is seen in vivid shades spiking a Neutral ground in this natural weaving sensuous lamp Don Freedman holds one of his newest designs a sensuous lamp covered with jute sisal and other natural materials. Photo by Art Richardson Legal secretaries name new officers adopted. Mrs. Beck then distributed to the members a questionnaire pertaining to the standing rules of the association and presented to is Palmer a gift for answering the most correctly Sheri Cox of the firm of Haworth Riggs Kuhn a Haworth and Susan Mitchell of the firm of Morgan Byerly Post herring and Keziah were accepted As members of the association. They will be installed As members at the installation banquet to be held on May 18 Lou Atkinson president read the proposed members of the n. C. Assn of Legal secretaries who have accepted the nomination for state offices state officers will be elected at the 1976 annual convention to be held in new Bern on May 21-23 Cindy Adams. Mabel Whitley and Nancy Sexton were appointed As the committee to make plans for the installation banquet of the 1976-77 officers. Sorority program Given debt Nash and Kathy Ledbetter presented the cultural program entitled a women in need at the monday meeting of Alpha rho chapter 3139. Of Beta Sigma Phi hostesses for the event held at the Foxfire clubhouse were Jane Harjes and Ruthie Young mrs. Nash selected several women that had made great contributions in the Fields of politics Medicine education and the humanities. She discussed How the people closest to the person had to contribute a lot of time and Effort to enable them to be successful in their chosen Fields is Ledbetter talked on the Quot women of appalachian and stated that women that were not fortunate to have the Money education or sur Rou ii dings to become successful even with their obstacles were still Able to Benefit their own society. She went on to explain that it in t always necessary to have monetary Power but mainly the Power to fight mrs. Nash and is Ledbetter led the group in a discussion of women in the local area that had contributed a great Deal to the Community. It was announced that Jane and Allen Harjes have won a trip to Acapulco Mexico with plans to leave the Middle of May. Carol Jordan extended an invitation to members to be honorary bridesmaids in her oct 2 wedding to Jack Green. The business session was conducted by Doris towers who welcomed new pledges Ann Lambeth Cher i Mcgowan and Gene Eakes she also welcomed two prospective members Bobbie Kurz and Karen Hallenbeck Warta Riggins announced plans to help at the youth Council on May 8. Plans were discussed with Judy Elliott for the upcoming Beach trip. Men r with our Sun summer fashions j # new arrival Spring tops. Ladies Denim shorts $000 x. And up different styles amp colors Sample size 10 s Only ladies Gauze blouses new arrivals very feminine Skinny rib shirts in Heather tones tar \ 1516 n. Amp Aas. Main St

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