Modern-twist and DwellStudio Partner
In Creating Products to Nurture the Child's Inner Artist
San Francisco/Oakland, CA (October 15, 2010)- Modern-twist, the pioneer in the use of food-grade hand-silkscreened silicone for the tabletop is pleased to announce their collaboration with DwellStudio, the well known design house for modern home and family furnishings. The two have come together to create a selection of fun creative placemats. The premier collection debuted in December and will be showcased at the New York International Gift Fair in the Accent of Design section with Modern-twist at booth #4034 and DwellStudio at #3762.
The initial collection features three classic DwellStudio patterns and designs for children on silky food-grade, hand silk-screened silicone placemats that won't crease or rip. Each placemat is presented in a "Kidz Box" complete with a set of 6, non-toxic dry-erase markers for drawing. The simple, clean design of the placemat provides optimal functionality with a minimalist aesthetic. With the goal of nurturing the inner artist in every child (and making mealtime entertaining), the mats are doodle-friendly with use of the washable dry erase markers. Promoting the idea to save paper/save trees, the placemat can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth or rinse, allowing the child to color again and again.
Every silicone placemat offered by Modern-twist features a non-porous and germ-free surface, free of BPA, lead, latex, phthalates and other harsh chemicals. "Our products are for design-minded parents who are concerned about not only what their kids are eating but what they're eating on. This Kids Box concept was designed in a studio but it's something we came up with in my home," adds Modern-twist founder, Kat Nouri and mother of 3. "The new DwellStudio collection adds a fun, whimsical approach to mealtime-it was a no-brainer for us to collaborate with them as our philosophies are so similar."
The "Kidz Box" retails for $29 and individual placemats are available for $19 each. All items are available for purchase at the Modern-twist sea of retailer locations, Modern-twist.com and DwellStudio.com beginning early-December, making this the perfect gift during the holidays.
Modern-twist is a San Francisco/Oakland-based company that thrives on the great multi-cultural and diverse community of the Bay Area that is passionate about the planet, our differences, and our similarities. Bringing art to the table via collaborations with independent artists and designers, m-t is a pioneer in the use of food-grade, hand-silkscreened silicone. With a minimalist aesthetic, Modern-twist home accessories exhibit unmatched elegance and innovation in the design and use of silicone. For more information, visit www.modern-twist.com.
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