Versa's Couture has won an ADEX award from Design Journal Magazine. Readers were drawn to Couture's plush look of pleated silk that never goes out of style. Inspired by the Delphos gowns of Spanish artist-designer Mariano Fortuny, this elegant wallcovering brings a high-end, sophisticated textile aesthetic to the wall.
Versa's certification to NSF 342 is part of an ad campaign by the Wallcoverings Association in Interior Design's Spring Market Tabloid and NeoCon Directory. LSI Wallcovering, which makes the Versa brand, was the first manufacturer in the world to certify to the NSF 342 Sustainability Standard for Wallcovering. Many other companies have followed suit and today there are over 900 wallcovering styles certified to the standard.
Versa has a new look! The new tipcard container is really a box within a box. A smaller black linen box is placed on the bottom of the larger box for added reinforcement and durability. Made of heavy duty cardboard, the large box is wrapped in silver embossed, book binding material. The interior is lined in vivid green paper that references the accent color used in the Versa and Second-Look logos. Handles in the front and back facilitate easy lifting.
Versa was the first manufacturer to develop a tipcard box and move away from the industry standard of three-ring binders. The new box presents enhanced graphics and ergonomics. The size of the tipcards has been reduced so that more fit into the box. The new and improved Versa box with additional capacity does not take up any additional space on the shelf.
LSI Wallcovering, manufacturer of the Versa Wallcovering brand, has won the top international trade award of the World Trade Center of Kentucky. The Martha Layne Collins Award, named for a former Kentucky governor, is presented annually to companies demonstrating outstanding success in international business. One of the world’s largest wallcovering manufacturers, LSI Wallcovering supplies wallcoverings to 60 countries across the globe from manufacturing facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany and New Castle, Indiana. Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins (right) and Kentucky Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes (left) presented the award to LSI Wallcovering CEO Phil Tarullo and LSI International Sales Coordinator Sue Sullivan during Kentucky World Trade Day, the largest gathering of international trade and business professionals in Kentucky.
Yellow, in its many guises, is showing up all over the interior and fashion world these days. As a global color, it appears in ethnic textiles from around the world, combining seamlessly with turquoise, indigo, emerald green and the red family of hues from deep wine to coral. This sensibility towards folk craft and colors is interpreted locally and updated for each product end use, but the appeal of rich mixes of pattern and color is undeniable.
Blue is a perennial favorite. You’ll find it in conservative navy suiting, All-American faded denim, international indigo dyes, the turquoise of island waters, the purpled blue of heather and the palest blue hints in ice and bird eggs. Every value and every hue is showing up in fabrics, interiors, carpeting and furniture. It is also making a strong appearance in accessories. Especially new is when multiple hues are shown together on one item. And those trend-setting Italians – always a step ahead – are dazzling in cobalt blue suits! So, how does commercial wallcovering utilize this color family?
Versa Wallcovering is the first wallcovering brand to certify to the NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Standard for Wallcovering Products. Versa wallcoverings will display the NSF Sustainability Mark, a signal to specifiers of the products’ sustainability and eligibility for LEED credits. NSF/ANSI 342 is a comprehensive, multi-attribute standard that evaluates the wallcovering over its life cycle, from raw material extraction through end-of-life. LSI Wallcovering, the manufacturer of the Versa brand, was evaluated in six key areas – Product Design, Product Manufacturing, Long Term Value, End of Life Management, Corporate Governance and Innovation. All Versa wallcoverings are certified. Specifiers should also check on distributor certification as NSF/ANSI 342 requires both manufacturer and distributor to be certified.