Tracy Bulla -- Home Accents Today, June 1, 2013
What's new and Divine in Design
Avram Rusu, a multidisciplinary architectural and interior design studio, also creates extraordinary handcrafted lighting. The Confetti chandelier, capturing the look of an exuberant explosion of confetti, reveals a multitude of suspended hand-polished brass or stainless steel disks. To top it off, the design is fully customizable with a choice of citrine, rose quartz and agate as well as Swarovski crystals.
The new furniture and accessory collection of interior designer Lisa Jarvis sprang from the need to find the perfect pieces for her clients - so she designed it herself. The globally inspired line reflects her aesthetic sensibility of aligning elegance and comfo
rt, beauty and usefulness. Stunning hand-cast candlesticks showcase an engraved snakeskin pattern, based on a classic hourglass form from 8th century France.
Carl Hansen & Son teamed up with Maharam to release 20 special versions of Hans J. Wegner's renowned Shell chair, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release. Each chair boasts one of Maharam's most famous textile designs, including offerings from Alexander Girard, Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith. All 20 of the boldly revamped, minimalist chairs are on display at Carl Hansen & Son's New York showroom through June 17.
Go with the Grain
After years of collecting and restoring vintage Mid-Century Modern designs from Brazil and the United States to sell in his gallery, Thomas Hayes launched his first collection of furniture, Thomas Hayes Studio. The designs show off his love of beautiful woods and highly figural, naturally occurring wood grain while synthesizing the best of mid-century design for a sexy, modern perspective. Custom finishes and sizes are available on request.
Ban the Beige
Design duo John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage launched their first pillow collection at the April High Point Furniture Market. A brilliant extravaganza of color and pattern, the fun-filled collection draws inspiration from the pair's round-the-globe travel adventures. Boasting sartorially spot-on orange zippers, all pillows are handmade in America with down inserts.
Passage to India
Italian architect Paola Navone unveiled her Out of India Collection for Anthropologie with an installation in the retailer's Soho, New York store during ICFF. The bedroom collection captures the poetry and overflowing richness of India with a cobalt-hued four poster bed emblazoned with Hindi script. The vibrancy of a local market redolent with flowers and spices explodes in a multicolored chevron stripe rug, over-scaled dot pillows and bedding, and a spectacularly colorful chindi-style tufted circle chair.
Magenta partnered with fine artist and designer Bridget Parris to create a collection of 18th century French-inspired ceramics. "My work is a celebration of the accomplishments of the decorative arts/artisans and the tumultuous history surrounding the rise of European porcelain in the 18th century," said Parris. Among the highlights are the gold-dipped Oh So Fountainbleu serving platter and the lavishly gilded M. Antoinette platter.
Red or White?
Dutch design brand Royal VKB debuts the French decanter by Kaptein Roodnat, the little brother of the original French carafe (2005). The dishwasher-safe design holds the contents of a standard wine bottle, embodying classic styling that is remarkably fresh, functional and modern. The decanter comes with a set of four Duralex Picardie glasses, the original French tumblers, rounding out the vintage vibe.