We are pleased to introduce Anthony Noberini, who serves as the design director at Iconix Brand Group for all the home brands, including Waverly. Anthony’s background is in textile design for home products which includes domestics, lamps, mirrors, dinnerware, rugs and home accessories. For Waverly, he oversees the design development for the brand’s licensees.
1. What is your first memory of wanting to become a designer?
My earliest memory of wanting to design are from grade school. The class was given an art assignment of doing something creative with our first and last name and I remember creating a pattern design with my name . This was way before I ever knew all about textile/surface design.
2. What inspires you?
So, so much!!! Inspiration can come as easily as opening a magazine or watching the latest box office hit to taking a trip to a museum or local gallery. I have walked down the streets of NY, grabbing lunch, to find color, pattern and textural design right under my nose. We all need to be constantly inspired and with umpteen flash sites, home blogger sites and Pinterest, none of us have an excuse for not being inspired.
3. What is your favorite vacation spot?
That is a tough question! If I had to choose one place it would have to be the east end of Long Island. It is a magical place where you can find tranquility and peace. The daylight is simply amazing in the early morning and being on some of the most beautiful beaches on the East coast is just perfect, it doesn’t get much better.
4. What is your most prized possession?
I have a small collection of painting by various artists, including myself, that I simply treasure. I never grow tired of viewing them, they make me happy.
5. What is your favorite email stationery design in your collection?
My favorite has to be ‘Sea Scallop’, it is a pattern with an organic, modern appeal in a coloration of aqua, pear, navy and an oyster white. I liked it enough to have some cushions made for outdoor entertaining. (see photo). I think this design may be one of Sharron Gaffney’s favorite designs too!!
Waverly is an iconic brand that has been around since 1923 and has been the authority for coordinated, decorative fabric for the home and is always recognized for beautiful design, color and quality. Waverly’s history is steeped in tradition and classic design, but in 2011, Waverly introduced the “Modern Essentials” collection, which has attracted a younger audience that loves the color and design Waverly has always offered, but wants a more modern sensibility. MeebleMail partnered with Waverly in the Spring of 2012 to bring their beautiful collection of fabrics to life through our email stationery.
Waverly Office Storage Giveaway
Beginning September 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time, log onto to http://www.facebook.com/MeebleMail and upload a picture of yourself in your “Waverly World” – we’ll be choosing one person to win a beautiful collection of Office Storage products, which includes 3 Waverly Desk/Decorative Storage Boxes, 1 Waverly Calendar, 1 Waverly Stationery Set, 1 Waverly Note Pad with Pen, 1 Waverly Spa.