Trig Modern Voted Best Place To Buy Contemporary Furniture in the Triangle

Trig ShowroomAfter thousands of votes were counted, Trig Modern in downtown Raleigh emerged as The Best Place to Buy Contemporary Furniture in the Triangle in 2015, according to readers of Triangle Downtowner magazine.

“Of course we’re delighted,” said Trig’s owner, Bob Drake, who moved to Raleigh from Charlotte to open the store. “We’ve only been here a little over two years, so it’s very gratifying to receive a ‘people’s choice’ recognition from the Downtowner’s readers.”

Ambiente and NC Modern Furniture came in at second and third places, respectively.

Opened in 2012 in a freestanding building at 328 West Jones Street, Trig Modern is the only showroom and design service in downtown Raleigh that specializes in modern furniture and lighting in tandem with an eclectic blend of compatible furnishings and accessories, including mid-20th century items and a throw pillow collection that Drake designed himself.

“Trig is a very different kind of showroom,” Drake said. “We combine both new and vintage furniture, kitchen and bath, lighting, original art, and objects.”

Trig also offers new lines of modern kitchen systems, he noted, and a host of modern wall coverings, including a line of peel-and-stick wallpaper that he believes are tailor-made for apartment dwellers.

The Best of Downtowner Awards is an annual poll that allows the monthly magazine’s readers to vote for their favorite places to dine, drink, dance, shop, etc. The print edition is on newsstands now.

For more information on TRIG Modern, visit www.trigmodern.com or call 919.516.8744.

About Trig Modern:

Opened in December 2012, Trig Modern is owned and operated by furniture and lighting designer Bob Drake. Through its combination of modern and mid-century-inspired furniture, lighting, and accessories, as well as Modern kitchen and bath remodeling services, Trig’s mission is to present a realistic portrait of sensible living and offer an antidote to excess, formality, and convention. For more information visit www.trigmodern.com, call 919.516.8744, and find Trig Modern on Facebook.

New Items Added To Nowell’s Online Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

BDI Adds Home Theater Furniture To The Offerings

 

November 18, 2010 (CARY, NC) – BDI, a leading manufacturer of contemporary home theater furniture, has donated three high-end audio-visual stands to the online auction that is going on now on the Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture website (www.nowellsfurniture.com) to benefit “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke Medicine.

 

Nowell’s owner, Jerry Nowell, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma earlier this year. The store has been holding annual holiday fundraisers for various charities for several years, so this year Nowell decided to commit his efforts to benefit cancer research at Duke Medicine.

 

“BDI is proud to support Jerry Nowell and others in the quest for a cure for multiple myeloma,” said Steve Feldman, Director of Sales for BDI.  

 

The auction began November 8 with nine pieces of furniture that Nowell’s supplied for NBC 17’s “My Carolina Today” set, including side chairs, barstools, a cocktail table, area rug and sideboard. The BDI pieces have now been added to the online auction. Bidders can click on images of the pieces for more information then place their bids on the site. The auction will continue through December 31st. “Buy It Now” prices are also listed for each item.

 

Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. It is diagnosed in approximately 20,000 new patients every year in the US, and the illness claims the lives of nearly half that number annually.

 

Along with the online furniture auction, Nowell’s will soon announce an in-store fundraiser as well.

 

To participate in the bidding, go to http://nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. For more information on the “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma,” go to http://nowellsfurniture.com/multiplemyeloma.aspx

 

About Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture:

 

Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture is located at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511. Operated by Jerry Nowell, the store is in its third generation of local ownership with a commitment to contemporary and modern furniture supported by a talented in-store design team and professional delivery crew. “Defining Style Since 1905.” For more information: www.nowellsfurniture.com.

 

About BDI:

 

BDI offers a collection of furniture pieces that are unique, functional and great looking. BDI’s Home Theater furniture is engineered to meet the demanding needs of today’s electronics, and do so while enriching the home and the home theater experience. BDI was the first to introduce innovations such as hidden wheels, adjustable shelves, cable management and flow-through ventilation as standard features. A BDI Home Theater system successfully merges functional innovation with original and exciting Design. For more information: www.bdiusa.com.

Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture Opens Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

 

Fine furnishings from the “My Carolina Today” set are available to the highest bidder.

 

November 8, 2010 (CARY, NC) – The contemporary furniture that has graced the set of NBC 17’s morning show “My Carolina Today” for the past three months is about to be sold to the highest bidder. Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary is holding an auction of the furniture the store provided for the TV show’s set. Proceeds will benefit Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research at Duke Medicine.

 

The auction is part of “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma” and is taking place on the store’s website at www.nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. Contemporary pieces from the “My Carolina Today” set include:

 

Two Sirio Side Chairs

The Copeland Sarah Sideboard

Two Lazar Dylan Chairs

The Elite Contessa Barstool

The Elite Link Barstool

The Calligaris Retro Cocktail Table

The Surya 6×9 Area Rug

 

Bidders can click on images of the pieces for more information then place their bids on the site. The auction will continue through December 31st. “Buy It Now” prices are also listed for each item.

 

The contemporary furniture store’s owner, Jerry Nowell, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May. Since then he has teamed with the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center to help raise funds for cancer research at Duke Medicine.

 

Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. It is diagnosed in approximately 20,000 new patients every year in the US, and the illness claims the lives of nearly half that number annually.

 

“One hundred percent of the sales of the ‘My Carolina Today’ furnishings will benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke Medicine,” he stressed when he first announced the auction on a segment of the show that aired Monday morning, November 1. An in-store fundraiser will also be announced later this month. 

 

To participate in the bidding on the “My Carolina Today” set pieces, go to http://nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. For more information on the Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma, visit http://nowellsfurniture.com/multiplemyeloma.aspx

 

About Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture:

 

Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture is located at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511. Operated by Jerry Nowell, the store is in its third generation of local ownership with a commitment to contemporary and modern furniture supported by a talented in-store design team and professional delivery crew. “Defining Style Since 1905.”

Porto Announces Its 2008 “CHAIRity” Art Event to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

March 3, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – To celebrate the role artists play in advancing cultural and social development, and to align that role with the contribution Habitat for Humanity makes to society, Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Raleigh and Chapel Hill (www.portohome.com), has announced its second gala fundraiser for Habitat/Wake County, which will be held in the Raleigh location in North Hills on Saturday, October 18.

Porto is now inviting Triangle area artists to “recycle” used wooden chairs — in stock at Habitat/Wake’s ReStore Center in Raleigh — into one-of-a-kind works of art. The chairs are free to artists, who will be asked to translate this year’s theme: “Going Green Just Got Elegant,” a Porto slogan that reflects the stores’ commitment to sustainable furniture manufacturing.

The chairs-turned-art must be completed by August 30 and delivered to Porto. They will then be exhibited in public spaces around Raleigh for a month leading up to the evening of October 18, when gala attendees will bid on these unusual works of original art (some in a silent auction, others “live” via an auctioneer). Seventy-five percent of the winning bid for each door will be donated to Habitat/Wake County. The remaining 25 percent goes to the artists.

How artists use the chairs and translate the theme of the “CHAIRity” is completely up to them. Functional or not, construction or deconstruction – whatever they want to do with their chairs is up to their imaginations. They may even “reinvent” a chair into something else entirely.

Porto held its first Habitat/Wake County fundraiser a little over a year ago and raised over $14,000, which was used to purchase materials for a Habitat house that is now occupied by its new owner. Members of the Porto team helped build the house as well.

Artists who want to participate should contact Kim Weiss at blueplate pr (919-272-8615; kjw27612@yahoo.com) no later than April 1. Anyone interested in participating in this year’s CHAIRity — as hosts for the chairs-turned-art, as sponsors to provide food or wine for the gala, or in another way – should also contact Kim Weiss as soon as possible.

Habitat/Wake County’s ReStore is located at 2420 Raleigh Boulevard. Habitat has set aside at least 30 specific chairs for this purpose.

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Porto To Participate In “Feather Your Nest” Home & Garden Show

February 27, 2008 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) – To help shake off the winter drabs and welcome the possibilities of spring, Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, will present a sample of its collections and offer tips and techniques on sprucing up home interiors for the new season during “Feather Your Next,” a home and garden show to be held at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill on Sunday, March 16.

Porto co-owner Micheal Perry, who spends most of his time in the Chapel Hill store in Eastgate Shopping Center, will be on hand to meet show-goers and discuss what he sees as spring trends. He will also offer information on the increasing popularity of “environmentally friendly” furniture, which is produced by manufacturers who practice environmental stewardship. Porto is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council and has made it a practice since the Raleigh location opened in 2004 to carry only manufacturers who practice environmental and social responsibility.

The spring show will also feature fabrics, flooring, wall covering, window treatments, lighting, kitchen and bath ideas, floral design, and home entertaining, as well as an “Ask The Experts” area.

The historic Carolina Inn is located at 211 Pittsboro Street. Tickets are $10, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting, gift bags and raffle give-ways. Doors open at noon. The event is sponsored by The Carolina Inn, MW Design and Chapel Hill Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.carolinainn.com.

Porto is located in Raleigh at 4151 Main at North Hills and in Chapel Hill’s Eastgate Shopping Center, 1800 East Franklin Street. Hours are: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and 
Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.portohome.com.

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