If the market’s latest debuts have any lesson to tell, it’s that the design community indeed works better together. From Flamingo Estate taking color cues from Morocco for its new line with Beni Rugs to jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann’s regal tableware for Christofle, industry brands across categories are coming together to bring thoughtful new offerings to designers’ tool kits. Looking for the latest in furniture, decor, lighting, and beyond? Meet the industry’s latest dynamic duos.
Sixth-generation glassware house Lobmeyr has lent its 200 years of mastery to heirloom jewelry label FoundRae, resulting in the Inner Light Vase. At the base, FoundRae’s signature Inner Light symbol extends like a compass to the sides of the handblown crystal vessel. Ideological motifs are engraved up the vase, culminating at FoundRae’s 10 Tenets—Strength, Karma, Dream, Protection, Wholeness, Passion, True Love, Resilience, Internal Compass, and Reverie—rendered in gold leaf bordering the rim. It’s excellence from every angle.
Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen, founders of London design studio Salvesen Graham, have a reverence for quintessential English patterns. As if their sweetly layered interiors and timeless fabric and wallpaper lines weren’t evidence enough, take the duo’s delicate new print for sleepwear label Yolke: a melange of petite pink-and-green blooms buoyed by a candy-cane-stripe trim. The darling design adorns a capsule of bedroom essentials, namely a quilt, pillowcase, bathrobe, pajamas, sleep mask, and water bottle pouch. Beauty sleep, delivered.
Many luminaries have claimed an address on Rue de Babylone in Paris’s 7th arrondissement—Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge were among the street’s famous denizens. Lured by the neighborhood’s blend of neoclassical and Art Deco architecture, jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann, who also has a local, designed a dedicated Babylone range for Christofle that fuses silver-plated metal with chunky, sinuous braids. The utmost-regal embellishment adorns a series of tableware and jewelry, while dinner and dessert plates are crafted from white French porcelain. Spot the collection in the inaugural edition of Art on the Table, Christofle’s in-house print publication detailing the entertaining philosophies of today’s top tastemakers—now available in the silversmith’s boutiques throughout the US.
Much like the sources that inspired his Spanish-style abode in LA, Aussie entrepreneur Richard Christiansen gravitated to the saturated palettes of Morocco and his garden-scape surroundings when developing his new line of handwoven wool rugs for Beni Rugs. Flora from the hillside estate’s seven acres of gardens prompt the botanical designs of the Orchard Staircase, Monstera, and Cactus Pool designs. Meanwhile, the collection’s geometric styles channel the property’s architectural moments—the kitchen’s black-and-white linear tile, the bathhouse’s checkered stained glass window in shades of blue, and the exterior’s grand brick staircase included.
Fans of the Norrman Farmhouse outside of Copenhagen and the Norrman Castle in the Swedish countryside are well familiar with Swedish interior designer Anna Norrman’s vivid imagination. As of late, her mind wanderings have led to the deep blue sea, erupting in a quartet of fantastical designs inspired by underworld creatures for wallpaper maker Rebel Walls. A bevy of corals, clusters of lightning clownfish, polka-dot-like spotted puffers, and undulating guppies are psychedelically interpreted in the line of wallpapers envisioned to envelop a room from walls to ceiling.
Cheeky quips are best served on a plate—at least that’s the belief of Laetitia Rouget, the Lisbon-based French artist and ceramist known for her designs done-up with voluptuous shapes in eccentric pastel palettes. Now, she’s catered her maxims to the most important meal of the day with breakfast in bed, a line of plates, mugs, egg cups, and a butter dish for Brooklyn housewares shop Porta. Muddier in tone than her usual palette, the limited-edition collection is aptly timed for gift-giving season.
The tension of ropes wrapped taut around a soft object, causing the form to pucker. That duality of pull and puffer—honed in the Japanese craft of rope binding—was on the mind of BIG Products lead Jakob Lange when formulating Nawabari, a new furniture collection for BoConcepts. Presented in Blend, a woollike, Greenguard-certified upholstery, the collection’s sofa, chair, and pouf reference today’s bulbous seating through a lens of Scandinavian minimalism.
For Maman cofounder Elisa Marshall, it’s not the French bakery and café’s scrumptious pistachio-chocolate croissant or savory tartines that customers are constantly inquiring about—it’s the eatery’s signature serve-ware, a mix-matched assemblage of vintage blue-and-white tableware. Now, Maman—which boasts 30 North American locations and counting—is sharing its source with the masses in a fresh-baked collaboration with Replacements, the Greensboro, North Carolina–based retailer of preserved china, crystal, silverware, and more. Choose from vintage-inspired plate sets, serving platters, and teacup and saucer sets—all coordinating in color, but varied in floral design for a collected appeal—to create a Maman moment at home.
Chateau Orlando, the colorful, zany universe of homewares, clothing, and accessories from English artist and designer Luke Edward Hall, introduces a selection of pure wool rugs and runners produced in collaboration with CC-Tapis. The jacquard floor coverings’ designs pull from Hall’s metaphorical jewel box of musings—archival gemstone studies and garden clippings included. Flower Grid, for example, is a riff on an ’80s carpet pattern, while Summer Roses illuminates a flower-filled urn that pays homage to the garden at Hall’s Cotswolds cottage. In all four designs, Hall’s always-smart, always-fresh color palettes delight.
AD100 interior designer Sheila Bridges’ iconic Harlem Toile de Jouy print has graced wallpaper, fabric, bedding, kaftans, dinnerware, and even kitchen appliances. This season, Bridges broadens the offering with a new line of barware for Williams Sonoma—and no cocktail-hour accoutrement is unthought of: From the polished brass ice bucket, cocktail shaker, drinks tray, and coaters to the 22-karat gold rimmed glasses (in Highball and Double-Old Fashioned styles) and cocktail napkins and bar towels, this line comes ready to serve.
With a richly toned bedroom capsule for Parachute already under his belt, AD100 talent Jake Arnold opts for a softer palette of sage, cream, almond, and olive for his second bedding collection with the brand. Within the 11-piece assemblage, a painterly botanical print dominates a bedspread, a washed velvet covers bolster, lumbar, body, and standard-size pillows, and an oversized throw is rendered in airy linen and alpaca bouclé. A Merino wool cardigan and shearling clog slippers make it all the harder to leave Arnold’s serene sleep setup.
Ceramicist Cody Hoyt has caught the eye of many a decorator and collector through his mastery of nerikomi, a Japanese technique for producing patterns in a clay body. Sometimes these interpretations resemble vibrational Magic Eye puzzles; other times, they form syncopated chevrons or checkprints. In his new wallpaper collection with Calico, Botanica, they bloom into oversize shapes of poppies, daffodils, and other flowers against a backdrop of scattered petals. Adapting the patterns of Hoyt’s vessels and enlarging them to epic proportions, Calico’s new line brings to mind the dimension and magic of pressed flowers. Botanica is available now on Calico’s website in eight different colorways.
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