ELLE Décor this week announced it will showcase a collection of pieces from architect Emir Polat at the upcoming High Point Market.
Earlier this year, ELLE Décor, along with their licensing partner Living Style Group, collaborated with BASHI and held a contest celebrating the publications 30th anniversary. The contest called for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, or a collection of pieces, that would be featured in the magazine. It offered small designers the chance to get visibility and have their art featured at iconic retailers like Wayfair. With over 80 unique designs submitted, Whitney Robinson, the Editor-in-Chief at ELLE Décor, judged the contest and picked Polat as the winner.
Polat originally studied architecture in Turkey, and then later earned his master’s degree in interior and living design at Domus Academy Milano in Italy. Polat, an architect and furniture designer from Turkey, submitted his collection of
pieces, called “La Plausa” which was strongly influenced by his time spent in Italy. After deeming “La Plausa” a perfect representation of the long history of ELLE Décor, Polat was named the winner.
In addition to winning $1000 and being featured in the magazine, “La Plausa” will be showcased at the ELLE Décor Collection B to B model showroom at the annual High Point Market in High Point, NC. The bench is
priced at $249 retail, and the chair at $399 retail. The event will go from Oct. 19-23 and the hours of the showroom will be Saturday – Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This occasion will allow visitors to be able to experience a real-life ELLE Décor collection showroom featuring products in all the different categories—furniture, dinnerware, bath accessories, basic bedding, pillows, wall art, etc. Products from the ELLE Décor collection are available at www.wayfair.com.