JLA delivers quality, sustainable design on an accelerated timeline
JonathanLee Architects (JLA) is breaking new ground in modular construction. Backed by decades ofexperience in residential design and years of research and development, JLA ispioneering new means and methods that save time, conserve resources andminimize waste.
The goal—create a one-stop-shop thatcan produce beautiful, efficient, functional spaces more quickly and moreaffordably than traditional construction methods can.
To that end, JLA is collaborating withAngelo Adamo Design of Traverse City. Angelo is an accomplished designer with akeen eye and a profound understanding of interior spaces and how we experiencethem. A first-generationItalian/Australian, Angelo has established a design philosophy based on the scienceof perception using his modernist approach toward comfortable living. Angelo encouragesmeaningful and harmonious environments by fusing emotions to texture, color andscent.
Together, JLA and Angelo AdamoDesign are transforming an industry—changing not only the way we build, but theway we think about design and the role it plays in our lives.
Syracuse, IN – POLYWOOD, the originator of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic materials, officially introduced their Design Ambassador Program for 2019. The company has collaborated with three prominent interior designers who will pair their own unique styles to create beautiful outdoor spaces with POLYWOOD furniture.
“There’s a shift happening in the market which speaks directly to our
foundation at POLYWOOD. Our founders’ original mission of stewardship, to do
something meaningful for future generations, remains at our core,” stated Megan
Pierson, SVP of Business Development. “Sustainability in design continues to
gain momentum and we’re thrilled to team up with talented designers to help us
to tell that story.”
Along with increased consumer interest in sustainable outdoor
materials, outdoor spaces are becoming an extension of the indoors. “Everything
from furniture and decor (pillows, ottomans, rugs, decorative accents) are now
being designed specifically to look like indoor furniture and decor, but for
your outdoor space,” explained Farah Merhi, Founder of Inspire Me! Home Decor.
“This allows us to create beautiful outdoor sanctuaries that feel just as cozy
as your indoor space.”
POLYWOOD Design Ambassadors include:
Shayla Copas, Author, IDS,
Founder and Principal Designer of Shayla Copas Interiors
“After touring the POLYWOOD campus and gaining an understanding of the integrity of POLYWOOD products, I knew immediately they were a company I wanted to work with. Not only does POLYWOOD build products with longevity, they build relationships that last a lifetime.” -Shayla
Farah Merhi, Founder and CEO
of the Inspire Me! Home Decor Brand, the most followed home decor platform on
Instagram. Designer of the Inspire Me! furniture and home decor line.
“The moment I
heard the POLYWOOD brand story and experienced for myself how durable the
furniture is, I was sold! Their focus is to offer their customers products that
are environmentally friendly, visually appealing and made to withstand the test
of time. That’s a powerful combination! I’m excited to be working with a
company that truly focuses on their customer’s needs.” -Farah
Angelo Adamo, International
Interior Designer, Interior Branding Expert, Founder and Principal Designer of
Angelo Adamo Design
“POLYWOOD is more
than a line of products. It’s a philosophy. They’ve created an entire business
model around sustainability and an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors.
As an Australian, I am passionate about protecting our natural resources and
encouraging stewardship of our environment. I’m thrilled to represent a company
whose products speak to the way I choose to live.” -Angelo
Together the design ambassadors will collaborate with POLYWOOD on a
wide variety of projects throughout 2019. “We’re thrilled to have the
opportunity to work with Shayla, Farah, and Angelo,” said Lindsay Schleis, VP
of Business Development. “Their work, insight, and perspectives are nothing
less than genuine — they represent who we are perfectly, each in their own
To follow along and be the first to see behind-the-scenes content,
follow @polywoodoutdoor on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
In the late 1980’s government mandated recycling programs were in full
swing. As the use of plastic in the U.S. grew, the need to transform the
overabundance of recycled plastic into something new was greater than ever.
POLYWOOD saw an opportunity in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic
specifically — an extremely durable and weather resistant material, perfect for
outdoor furniture. Today, POLYWOOD recycles an average of 400,000 milk jugs per
day. Truckloads of recycled milk jugs are transformed into genuine POLYWOOD
lumber which is then used to construct the wide array of POLYWOOD Adirondack
chairs, rocking chairs, benches, gliders, deep seating, dining, and more!
Angelo Adamo grew up in Australia, went on to work with olympians as a sports scientist, and later found his passion in interior design. Today, as a designer and blogger, Adamo faces no shortage of inspiration. He draws from his diverse background, experiences, and surroundings to create memorable and meaningful designs for his clients.
We recently chatted with Adamo to learn more about his design philosophy, how he gets inspired, and how he finds balance between creativity and the business side of design.
It was a privilege to be the guest speaker for the new contract showroom for Furnitureland South. Vey nice showroom with the best manufactures to select from and great consultants. Congratulations to owners Jeff and Jason Harris and Director Daniel Whicker. Big things are happening for Furnitureland South.
Jeff and Jason Harris (Owners of Furnitureland South)
Contract Furnitureland South Showroom in North Carolina.