Bev's Keen Eye on Design

July 2017: More Local Love

We have extended our local love series to feature some more of our favorite local companies! You can find LUMA in Trammell Gagne at the Seattle Design Center, Glant in Kelly Forslund at the Seattle Design Center, and Coraggio at their to the trade showroom in Bellevue.


“LUMA Design Workshop’s line of high quality furniture evolved out of the close collaboration of Interior design firm Lucas Design Associates and the custom metal fabricator Mayer Designs Inc. After years of working together on high end residential projects the two companies recognized the unique opportunity to create a line of furniture merging the clean modern aesthetic of LDA with the superior quality craftsmanship of MDI. With the creation of LUMA they collaboratively produce furniture from refining design through developing a unique variety of finishes. Every piece of furniture has been thoroughly considered. The philosophy behind LUMA is to merge design and quality construction into one experience. Based in the Pacific Northwest a place revered for high quality craftsmanship and design LUMA Design Workshop offers a line of timeless hand crafted furniture made by local artisans.”

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“Coraggio Design was founded in 1979. Nearly 40 years later, Coraggio has become synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship and design.

Inspired by the modern spirit of Jean Michel Frank’s work in the 1940’s,  Robert launched Coraggio’s premier furniture collection in 2013.  The full collection debuted in Los Angeles and will soon be in the five (5) other corporate showrooms.  While Robert’s design aesthetic has evolved over the years, one thing has never wavered and that is his commitment to the professional interior designer.  To this end, Coraggio showrooms are to-the trade only, every collection is tightly edited, excellent stock is maintained in Seattle and every order is carefully inspected before it ships.  Often, by Robert himself. On behalf of the Coraggio family, we welcome you to view the collections online and look forward to assisting you in the showrooms.”

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Glant Textiles is the creation of Gary Glant, who grew up surrounded by beautiful design. His childhood home, on the shore of Seattle’s Lake Washington, was filled with the work of Jack Lenor Larsen and other legendary names in design. When he is not traveling the four corners of the world, he lives in Seattle, where he founded Glant Textiles in 1976.

After a childhood dedicated to painting, music and other artistic pursuits, Gary studied architecture and international business at the University of Washington. In 1973, after opening a successful chain of contemporary fabric and design stores in the Pacific Northwest, Gary went to Finland to design his own architecturally inspired line of textiles.

Today, the initial collection has grown to include approximately 2,000 selections and Glant Textiles is an international leader in texture and color. Highly prized for their exceptional quality and spectacular range of contemporary and high-tech constructions, Glant textiles are found in the most discriminating and beautifully designed international installations, including homes, hotels, restaurants, private aircraft and yachts.”

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“I’ve learned that none of us should reach for normal.  Normal is so basic.”  Janet Mock