Concept Fourteen

Westport,  CT 
United States
http://www.conceptfourteen.com
  • Booth: 6116

Concept Fourteen is a woman owned and operated business that designs and creates handmade, high-quality, limited-edition home and lifestyle accessories that are made in the USA and cater to independent adults who call their homes "temples" and friends- "family." The company's tagline - "let's get hygge with it" - refrences the Danish concept of wellbing and the enjoyment of everyday life, and emobodies Concept Fourteen's mission: to uplift homes and lives. 

They specialize in products with attitude and opinions; non-tradutional greeting cards for the guts of emotion among many more.


 Show Specials

  • Visit Concept Fourteen at NSS booth 6116 and receive complimentary free shipping on all paper products from February 3rd - February 6th. 

 Press Releases

  • Westport, CT / February 3, 2019 – Concept Fourteen presents its first collection of non-traditional greeting cards, metal-enamel pins, and home textile products at the National Stationery Show in New York, NY (Booth 6116). The Collection answers the need for “straight from the heart” messages that are modern and intrepid, encouraging people to invest in shared moments and honest interpersonal relationships. As the creator calls them, accessories “for the guts of emotion.”

    Concept Fourteen was born when the creator, Lillie
    Fortino, a design educator, artist, and entrepreneur,
    realized there weren’t any stationery products out
    there that spoke to her as a contemporary woman and
    offered the relatable messages she wanted to share.
    Fortino quit her 9-5 job and began creating lifestyle and home accessory designs inspired by her original art and the powerful female creatives she admires.

    Fortino’s products are made in the USA in small batches and feature original hand-drawn designs and slogans that promote a “you can do anything” attitude. They celebrate everyday life as reminders to enjoy the small, real moments and to fill shared experiences with color and joy. The company’s slogan – “let’s get hygge with it” – embodies the company’s design aesthetic: optimistic, diverse, well thought- out, and highly functional. The inaugural Collection includes 21 greeting card designs, 8 metal-enamel pins, 3 styles of linen dinner napkins, an oversized round terry towel, 10 original fine art giclée prints, and one dot-grid notebook.

    Concept Fourteen’s non-traditional greeting cards are 4.25” x 5.5” and come with color-coordinated envelopes. They reinterpret classics, such as “Happy Mother’s Day,” in an authentically contemporary way. The well-known salutation becomes “I’m Sorry I Hated You in High School,” a tribute to the artist’s mother, who is currently her best friend.

    “I credit my mom for the courage to take my art public with Concept Fourteen,” said Lillie Fortino, Owner and Creator. “This may sound cliché before you get to know my mom. She is a tremendously successful business woman, a fierce matriarch, and one of the best party planners and revelers you would ever meet... So why not have it all – a dedicated work life, a rich social life, and the recognition that comes from expressing myself through design. Concept Fourteen is allowing me to be unapologetically myself and to share the love I have with everyone willing to participate in this unique design experiment.”

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    Concept Fourteen’s products are meant to perpetuate a depth and meaningfulness to life, encouraging real conversations, while maintaining an uplifting sense of humor. For more information on the Collection, please visit www.conceptfourteen.com/shop.

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    About Concept Fourteen

    Established in early 2018, Concept Fourteen is a woman-owned and operated business. Concept Fourteen’s limited-edition home and lifestyle accessories are eco-friendly and are made in the USA. The company’s tagline – “let’s get hygge with it” – references the Danish concept of wellbeing and the enjoyment of everyday life, and embodies Concept Fourteen’s mission: to uplift homes and lives.

    Press Contact

    Jen Miret
    Concept Fourteen
    Email: jen@conceptfourteen.com
    Phone: 845-499-1025
    High-resolution press photos: Please visit our website for full-resolution downloads. Menu > Press Resources
    Password: NSS2019


 Products

  • Concept Fourteen: You're Okay, I Promise.
    Nontraditional greeting cards for the guts of emotion....

  • Give someone the proverbial hug they need with this thoughtfulA2 foil and digitally printed nontraditional greeting card. All original designs are handpainted in gouache before becoming a digital design and printed in a small, independent, grassroots, print house right here in the USA. Deep luxurious colors are highlighted by delicate gold foil and have a blank interior surface so you can say exactly what you need to.
  • Concept Fourteen: "Sunnybow" Linen Dinner Napkins
    20" x 20" handmade 100% cotton linen dinner napkin set of four....

  • Uplift your dinner table with these bright and punchy linen dinner napkins that feature our signature design. This contemporary take on the classic rainbow is symmetrical and gorgeous, bringing color, design, and symmetry to your tablescape.

    Each set includes 4 napkins.

    All designs are original and hand-painted from the heart.

    Napkins are 100% linen printed in the most eco-friendly way possible, handmade in the U.S.A. At 20” x 20,” these napkins are larger than the standard dinner napkin because, sometimes, bigger is better.

    Machine wash cold.

  • Concept Fourteen: "Party of Four" Dinner Napkins
    20" x 20" handmade 100% cotton linen dinner napkin set of four....

  • Invite your favorite and inspiring female creatives to your dinner table with these limited edition linen dinner napkins.

    Each set includes 4 napkins, with each napkin representing a different incredible, kick-ass, female.

    All designs are original and hand-painted from the heart.

    Napkins are 100% linen printed in the most eco-friendly way possible, handmade in the U.S.A. At 20” x 20,” these napkins are larger than the standard dinner napkin because, sometimes, bigger is better.

    Machine wash cold.

  • Concept Fourteen: Matriarch Fun Pin
    Double-pin backed hard enamel pin....

  • For all those powerful women and mothers out there that deserve the recognition; wear this pin with pride. For the ladies who put their loved ones before themselves, hustled when it felt like they couldn't take another step, and gave nothing but love when it felt like they had nothing left. We see you. We bow to you. Rock on, powerful lady.
  • Concept Fourteen "I Need A Plan" Dot-Grid Notebook
    5.5" x 8.5" full-color, 50 page, perfect bound dot-grid notebook with positive affirmation cues....

  • Get orgranized and kick-butt while you develop the perfect plan to accomplish your goals with this playful but structured notebook. Each page features full-color designs with encouraging cues to help you get started like "Let's Make A List," "You've Got This," and "You Can Do Anything." Each sixth page features original artwork to keep you motivated and inspired. 

    Perfect to slip into a purse or your back pocket, this book is meant to go along on the adventure with you.

  • Concept Fourteen: Let's Do This (Cheerleading Sper
    A2 gold foil greeting card with blank inside so you can say exactly what's on your mind....

  • First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the moment when you and your significant other decide to put down the beers and try procreating. Let your partner know you're ready to take the next step, or remind them you in it with them 100% when the road gets a little tough. Let's do this.

 Additional Info

New Exhibitor
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