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October 23, 2013
News 12 Brooklyn : "Atlantic Avenue, A New Hotspot for Fashion". Watch the news clip where Andrea is interviewed at Signum Collective Art about Art & Brooklyn's Atalntic Avenue. Click here to watch the video.

August, 2012
The Angle Shelf in metal is now available through Design Within Reach. Available in a white or black powder coat finish, 26" x 6.75" x 8" h.
Click here for the Angle Shelf at DWR

March 17 -20, 2011
Architectural Digest Home Design Show 10am-6pm at Pier 94 NYC. Visit us for our second year at the show! We are booth M41 in the Made Section for ALS DESIGNS! Register for complimentary admission for designers & architects. Visit the link below for more info.


March 2011
Martha Stewart Living Magazine "The New Bamboo" features the Bella Lamp and Structure Bench / Side Table in amber bamboo by ALS DESIGNS.
Issue number 208, pages 114-121.
click here to read the article

July / August 2010
Dwell Magazine "The Energy Issue" features the "Angle Shelf by Andrea Summerton for ALS DESIGNS.
While it's usually the contents on a shelf that draw the eye, the triangular bulk of Angle inverts the equation. The geometric bamboo ledge is available pointing to either the left or the right."
click here to read the article

October 21, 2010
Bella lamp selected to be a part of SHFT.com's Pop-Up Gallery in Soho NYC, hosted by Angela Lindvall, Adrian Grenier, & Peter Glatzer. 112 Greene Street, between Prince and Spring Streets.


May 17, 2010
Wood blogs about Angle Shelf. " I HEART Angle shelf by ALS DESIGNS. Bye rectangle, Hi Triangle ... That's what I called EDGE!"

May 14, 2010
Mother Nature Network (improve your world) Tables for tots, benches for the 'rents "ALS Designs made quite an impmression on me with four simple yet stunning, pieces of "healthy" furniture - the Angle Shelf (love, love, love), the Bella Bench, the Structure Console, the Structure bench, and the Bella Lamp... As you can see from the photos below, it's truly gorgeous stuff." . Visit the link below for more info.

May 11, 2010
Angle Shelf on SVPPLY.com

May 11, 2010
3rings (A Product Blog for Architecture + Design) At BKLYN Designs: Bella Lamp by ALS Designs Highlights Healthy Furniture by Alicita Rodriguez

We are surrounded by toxins - especially in our homes. Building materials and furniture include glues, phthalates, and other chemicals that may contribute to declines in healthy living. And yet, most consumbers and designers don't consider the toxicity of materials until some major problem comes up like tainted toys in China or someo ther such catastrophe (melamine dog and cat food scare, for example). But awareness is building and one of its proponents is Brooklyn-based furniture company ALS Designs.

Founded by Andrea Summerton, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), ALS Designs believes in “providing ‘healthy’ furniture.” She’s not just talking about sustainable materials, though that too is important to her designs. She’s talking about “safe, non-toxic materials.” ALS explains: “Many consumers are unaware of the cost a piece of furniture can have on their health.” But you can rest easy when you choose a piece by ALS Designs.

Their Bella Lamp, for example, which was recently featured on orGLAMic.com, the site for sustainable luxury living, uses bamboo and tung oil—100% natural, formaldehyde-free, and zero-VOC. The floor lamp, measuring 57.25” h x 21” w x 21” d, is composed of a trio of tapered legs of such exquisiteness and exactitude they remind me of a trigonometric compass. Topped by a drum lamp shade, Bella Lamp offers a perfect balance of straight and round lines. The effect is singularly elegant. The kraft paper shade works in conjunction with the bamboo wood to create a harmonious study in warm tones. A 3-way brass lamp socket allows you to increase or dim the light depending on your room’s illumination needs. With Bella Lamp by ALS Designs, you can brighten your outlook—and your health.


May 7, 2010
Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest blog (abundant design for green homes) ALS Designs: Environmentally-Freindly Materials & Design by Cambria Bold "ALS Designs believes in healthy furniture. The founder, Andrea Summerton, makes it a point to use only safe, non-toxic, and environmentally sustainable materials in her design construction. We're particularly fond of the Angle Shelves."

May 7-9, 2010
St. Ann's Warehouse : 38 Water Street, Brooklyn. Come visit us as we reveal brand new designs! BKLYN DESIGNS is a juried exhibition of exceptional contemporary furnishings. Located between the Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan Bridge on the waterfront in Dumbo. Visit the link below for more info.

April 29, 2010
Angle Shelf included in Toxel.com's Unique and Creative Bookshelves : The most unusual modern bookshelves and creative shelf designs that will store your favorite books in style.

April 27, 2010
Notcot.org (for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement) Angle Shelf is featured design #30270.

April 27, 2010
Angle Shelf on Abrentisart Blog (all things design) "super cool modern angled shelf from ALS Designs"

April 27, 2010
Angle Shelf on Design Hong Kong (Hong Kong Designers Information Platform)

March 25, 2010
Angle Shelf on Dwell.com "What makes the Angle Shelf unique isn't necessarily what you choose to display on top, but instead what lies beneath: a geometric 3D form, sleek, structural and stuck to the wall."

March 22, 2010
Bella Lamp on orGLAMic Sustainable Luxury Living."..you can now get that orGLAMic book-smart thing going with the Bella Lamp.." Read more by visiting the link below!

March 19, 2010
Apartment Therapy, "Healthy Furniture: Brooklyn-based ALS Designs has a collection of elegant contemporary furniture made from carefully selected components quality and sustainability... I'm especially fond of the train-truss-bridge-like Structure Console."

March 16, 2010
AM New York newspaper "Stuff: Fine Design for Home Improvement. Angle Shelves by ALS DESIGNS. These honey-colored bamboo shelves are a more modern alternative to normal, rectangular ones but are just as strong."
www.amny.com to view the entire newspaper or click here to read the article

March 18 -21, 2010
Architectural Digest Home Design Show 10am-6pm at Pier 94 NYC. Visit booth M85 in the Made Section for ALS DESIGNS! Register for complimentary admission for designers & architects. Visit the link below for more info.

March 10, 2010
Angle Shelf featured design on Curved White blog.

February 26, 2010
Angle Shelves on Open Deco spanish blog.. "More than once you have probably thought what type of shelving would look best in a certain corner of your house. Well, here you have it: angled shelving. But now, seeing it well, you'd love to put it on a large open wall, right? Of course you do, because of its original design. It's a simple shelf with straight and simple lines, yet due to its form, also very original. Also the composition of two or three of these above a table would be a marvel."

February 2010
Angle Shelves on Decoracion 2.0 spanish blog. "It seems difficult to decorate a plain wall with shelving to achieve an elegant and designer look. The shelf is a fundamental ingredient in the interior decorating equation, but in the end its no more than a horizontal elemental stuck to the wall. Sometimes you can play with the width or color and other times with the material. Despite these variations, the final result is always the same: a simple horizontal line. The supporting element becomes less important in relation to the supported: book, magazines, plants, etc. ALS Designs is an American company that makes wooden furniture that with this design was able to create a series of elegant and unique shelving. Manufactured in bamboo, these simple pieces are affixed and stand out from the wall becoming pieces that are pure and solid. Departing from the usual designs, these shelves are converted into decorative elements that are dynamic, unique and elegant."

February 25, 2010
Andrea Summerton mentioned in the New York Times for Bella Bench / Side Table from VOOS furniture show. "Environmental responsibility was a given. Friday night, among the jeans and dark purple nail polish, one could find Andrea Summerton's environmentally correct Bella Bench side table, which was made, the catalog noted, or "urea formaldehyde-free bamboo" Visit the link below to read the full article.

February 26, 2010
Angle Shelves on Trendhunter. "The Angle Shelf appears to jut out of whatever wall it is placed on. ALS DESIGNS created the Angle Shelf, which is minimalistic yet complex in its architectural implications. I'd love to see a wall completely reinvented with multiple angle shelves, arranged in a geometrically ingenious way. The Angle Shelf is just the latest and greatest from this innovative design team."

February 25, 2010
Angle Shelves on Design Milk. "The Angle Shelf from ALS DESIGNS are ultra minimalistic, holding only a single item or two small items. They are available in right or left angles"

February 5, 2010
Angle Shelves on BLTD (better living through design) blog. "I love these angled shelves by ALS DESIGNS. Whether alone or in a group......."

January 15, 2010
Bamboo Bella Floor Lamp on The Alternative Consumer website. "Love the lines of this sleek floor lamp created in renewable bamboo ......"

December 2009
Production designers selected the Bella Lamps for two feature films scheduled to be in theaters in 2011. The Bella Lamp will be in the film Almost Perfect in the interior of an architect's home. The lamps will also appear in the film Henry's Crime, starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, and James Caan.

Almost Perfect

Henry's Crime

October 12, 2009
ALS DESIGNS/ Andrea Summerton featured in Daily Candy NYC ..

"Secretary of the Department of the Interior Andrea Summerton (ALS Designs): responsible for custom furniture design and woodworking and shares primary decor duties with Maharam (see: velvet-stitch banquettes) and Philippe Starck (mood-setting pendant lights) among other contractors"

www.dailycandy.com or click here to read the full article

October 3, 2009
Bella Bench selected to be a part of the VIP lounge curated by VOOS furniture for THE DROP: Urban Art Infill. Saturday October 3, 2009 @521 West 25th Street, NYC

September 2009
Manhattan's brand new wine bar in Hell's Kitchen opens with ALS DESIGNS furniture featuring 40 custom Bella Bar stools. In addition to the solid oak bar stools, Ardesia outfitted their lounge area with several ALS DESIGNS upholstered Bella Ottomans and Bella Benches (to be utilized as low tables)
update: watch this interview with Ardesia on NBC and check out the lounge!

September 2009
ALS DESIGNS Bella Bench is NEXT's featured product!. NEXT is founded out of a passion for good design, and a desire to share this passion.

September 2009
Modern Echo is for the design-savvy, where users can share modern design, links, & design related news. Check out our Bella Bench & Angle Shelf in the Green Design section!

September 24, 2009
AI Productions presents The Point Suite Art Ball. We are a sponsor for this gala to benefit the Point Suite Art Book. Attend this evening event to bid on your favorite ALS DESIGNS furniture during the silent auction! www.aiproductions.org

August 2009, VOOS furniture showroom / design hub showcases ALS DESGINS furniture available for purchase. Exclusive to showcasing Brooklyn designers located @ 103 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222!

July 24-26, 2009
Gallery 1889 Summer Design Sale. 1066 Manhattan Ave (at Eagle St) Brooklyn, NY 11222!

May 2009 - August 2009
ALS DESIGNS participated in a special in-store event called A&G Mart at Brooklyn's fun home furnishing store A&G Merch.

May 13, 2009
Featured in Metro Newspaper: "Getting conscious at BKLYN DESIGNS: Standouts from this year's local design show"
click here to read the article

Structure Bench on Design Milk's review of bklyn designs show.

ALS Designs on Design*Sponge's slide show review of bklyn designs show

Angle Shelf selected as a BKLYN DESIGNS 2009 favorite on Design Glut.

May 8-10, 2009
Visit us at BKLYN DESIGNS 2009 furniture show!

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