Orion Invites You to Enter the Design Art Selfie Contest

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Orion will be introducing their new Design Art Collection, a premier drapery hardware collection at IWCE January 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas. Orion will be hosting attendees at booth 615.  We invite pros to view the new products. While you are in the booth show off your social media skills and participate in our Design Art Selfie Contest.

To enter the social media photo contest, buyers can take photos using their favorite social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter using the hashtag #WinOrion. Who knows… you might win some pocket money for the slots?

There is no limit to the number of photos a single contestant can post. Make sure to use the hashtag on each entry. Only posts with the hashtag #WinOrion will be accepted.  Winners will be awarded an Orion Voucher in the following three categories:

  • Best  Design Art Collection Selfie Photo – $200 Orion Voucher
  • Best Product Photo – $150 Orion Voucher
  • Best Selfie with Product Photo – $100 Orion Voucher

Show off your social media skills and join in the fun! Contest runs during IWCE/ Vision15 from January 20- 22, 2015. Winners will be judged by Orion’s team. The winners will be announced on Orion’s social media channels or before January 29th, 2015.

Hand Painting Design Arts decorative hardware

We’re Looking for Drapery Hardware Projects

SandyKozar- drapery hardware

Design by Sandy Kozar

Calling All Drapery Designers!

Have you specified Orion drapery hardware products in a recent proposal? Used our finials, drapery rods or accessories in an installation? Designed a dramatic installation or motorized system?

Any or all of the above are EXACTLY what we’re looking for our Designer’s Pride gallery.  We want to promote those of you making waves in the luxury window fashion market. If you have a project you would like to submit, simply go to http://www.ironartbyorion.com/designerpride.asp   fill out the short form and log in to upload your photos.PLUS, if we use your photography in any of our marketing we’ll send you a 10% off coupon toward your next purchase. Questions? Send us an email.

Bohemia - drapery hardware

Design by Jeannine Sottile

Sneak Peek at Design Arts


We are launching our new Design Arts Collection at IWCE 2015. We so excited; we can’t keep it under wraps any longer. Join us Thursday December 11, 2014 at 1pm EST/ 12pmCST and 10am PST to get a sneak peek at our new Design Arts Collection of drapery poles, finials, rings and more.

Window Trends: What Your Windows Will be Wearing in 2015


What Your Windows Will be Wearing in 2015?

Our October Design Series Webinar, What Your Windows Will be Wearing in 2015 is now available. Click HERE to view it at your convenience. Find out what your clients will be asking for. Will it be more Roman shades?  Swags and cascades? Priscillas?



The Residence: Design in the Sky

We often talk to our peers about creating a unique, exclusive design experience, about delivering a personal and bespoke product that reflects their lifestyle and says” luxury”. There isn’t a better example of all of this than –The Residence by Etihad Airlines. With a goal to transform how we see air travel, Ethihad Airlines developed The Residence as the ultimate in high-end luxury travel.

Created by leading interior designers and hospitality experts, who understand the sophistication expected by the private traveler and The Residence is designed as a couples retreat in an Airbus 380. You’ll be greeted by your butler and your private chef will prepare anything.


The Residence is the only three room suite in the sky- a living room, ensuite bath and bedroom. you ask for.


The bedroom in The Residence is decorated with delicate fabrics and furnished with natural fiber mattress double bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and choice of pillows. Who doesn’t want to wake up to breakfast in bed above the clouds.



The living room has a luxurious Poltrona Frau leather double-seat sofa with ottoman, two dining tables, chilled drinks cabinet and 32-inch flat screen TV.


A hallway leads to a bath complete with shower, custom toiletries and bathrobe.

You can book The Residence on flights from Abu Dhabi to London starting in December 2014. for about $20,000. While you are waiting for take-off, there is a communal space known as The Lobby, a bar and lounge with a semi-circular leather sofa, a marquetry table and large TV screen


Interior Design’s BoY Awards


We are sooooo excited to be nominated for Interior Design’s BoY (Best of Year) Award in the window treatment category. Being recognized by our peers, is so rewarding and it validates what we do. Please take a few minutes and vote for us between October 6th and 17th. We hope to be crossing the stage when the winners are announced live December 3, at Interior Design’s  award gala in New York City.

Orion’s latest product offering, Deco Lite Traversing, was nominated for this year’s award. It is a lightweight, contemporary traversing system available in 8 designs to create a modern and sleek look with its crisp straight lines. Deco Lite Traversing can be finished in Orion’s 6 Italian or 35 Iron Art finishes. Sides can be left open, or have returns specified to create a cornice look. Deco Lite Traversing can be used with both our manual or Somfy motorized traversing options.

orion vote award  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Vote for Iron Art by Orion Today



american-made-voting0428Voting has begun for the American made Awards and here’s how it works:

    • Meet our 2014 American Made finalists. Sort by category( Iron Art by Orion is in the Design/ Furnishings category)  or arrange them alphabetically to find a finalist you already know and love.
    • Select a finalist profile, of course you’ll select Iron Art By Orion’s !  and click on the blue “Vote” button.
    • You’ll be asked to register to vote.
    • You have 6 votes each day, so select “Vote Again” on your confirmation page to explore more finalists  or vote again for Orion and support our work.

Not only will you be supporting the work of American makers, you’ll also automatically be entered to win a new prize each week worth over $300. Orion is delighted to be a finalist in this amazing group of people and communities.

Orion is also proud to be part of the Maker community- makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs who are turning their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life by creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

Passion is contagious, and we’re counting on you to keep the momentum going! Will you cast your vote today?


Voting will end on October 13th, 2014, so make every day and every vote count!

We’re a Finalist! in the American Made Awards


Martha Stewart announced this week that Iron Art by Orion has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards in the Design category. Martha and her panel of 16 esteemed judges reviewed the American Made nominations searching for creative, beautiful, useful, and innovative products. Among hundreds of nominees, Iron Art by Orion stood out, being named a finalist. Orion is delighted to be a finalist in this amazing group of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

We are strong believers in the Made in the American movement and as the only finalist in the window covering industry we are proud to say we’re 100% American Made. We design and fabricate all our decorative drapery hardware- rods, rings, brackets and finials-in California and ship across the country.

Orion is also proud to be part of the Maker community- makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.

Today, the voting is turned over to the Martha Stewart American Made community. Orion’s friends, family, and fans will now have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite American maker. So, we’re asking for your help. Please click on the link HERE and vote for us. We appreciate your support and help. Fingers crossed, we’ll be blogging on October 17th, that we are a winner!


Martha Stewart American Made Awards

Martha Stewart - American Made 2014 - Nominee Badge

We are so excited to announce that we have been nominated for the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards in the Design category. Now the real work begins and we need your help!

Between now and September 8th, Judges in the Design category will be choosing 800 Finalists. The judges’ criteria will be based on innovativeness, creativity, originality, workmanship, overall aesthetic, and embodiment of the American Made theme. But that’s not our only chance to be a finalist; there are 200 wild card finalist spots and  we’re activating our social network and encouraging our fans to help our chances by visiting  our Nominee profile and share it on Facebook or Twitter.  Please help us out- share our Iron Art by Orion Nominee Profile.


As some of you might know… Orion was started in 1983 out of the back of a pick up truck by Sunil and Atul Patel.

It is a true Made- in- America story that they are proud to share and are still fabricating 100% of all their hardware right here in the U.S.

CRW_6527     orion american made award painting ring

All our decorative drapery hardware is hand finished. Here our artisans are silver leafing and painting poles and rings.

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