Accessories are a sensitive subject, and many designers take sourcing the finishing touches that can make or break a project — that elusive final 20% — quite seriously. Last week, House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson joined a panel of elite designers including Jeffery Alan Marks, Michael Berman, and Barclay Butera at the Kravet Showroom (Suite B624) to discuss what it takes to find the perfect pieces to make a project truly exceptional. The panelists also touched on their curatorial role for Kravet’s recently launched curatedkravet.com, an exclusive resource offering an assortment of hand-picked furnishings and accessories to the interior design trade. These “Curated Rooms” by some of the most well-regarded names in the industry, aim to help designers find inspiration in the form of finished, immersive, and fully shoppable spaces.
designLAb, PDC’s dynamic contemporary art initiative, opened its doors to the Los Angeles art community on Thursday, November 12th for its final opening of 2015, showcasing innovative work from an exciting and diverse group of local and international artists. The Second Floor of the Blue Building buzzed with excitement as 14 galleries unveiled new exhibitions which included site-specific installations by Spanish sculptor Heras Castan at Boite Noire Gallery, and a bespoke immersive video/sensory experience by Julie Weitz at YoungProjects. Boite Noire’s opening also featured a live performance by artist Miki Yokoyama as she covered a marble sculpture by Castan with black ink, taking breaks to face-paint willing attendees. Read More
At the PDC Fall Market earlier this month, author Hutton Wilkinson had guests wrapped up in his tales of “First Lady of American Design” Elsie de Wolfe. Hutton’s book A Walk to Elsie’s, co-authored with Flynn Kuhnert, is a work of historic fiction that recounts the first 10 years of Tony Duquette’s career and the last 10 years of Elsie de Wolfe’s life (1941 to 1951). All the events mentioned by Hutton and Flynn in that pocket of time are real, as are the people and the places.
The “Global Glamour” theme continued during the PDC Fall Market earlier this month, when design enthusiasts convened to listen to “The French Connection,” a panel that explored the creative ties between L.A. and Paris.
The Hollywood Reporter’s contributing culture editor, Degen Pener, led the panel of internationally recognized product, art, and design innovators, including Pierre Frey president and creative director Patrick Frey, interior designer Elliott Barnes, art and design purveyors/patrons Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, and curatorial director Martha Kirszenbaum.
Travel is a primary source of inspiration for many designers, and the theme for the PDC Fall Market opening keynote. Departureshome and design editor Dan Rubinstein moderated internationally renowned designers Ashley Hicks, Vicente Wolf, and Jane Hallworth in a discussion on how various “Capitals of Style” influence their work.
A lot can happen in 10 years, and what better way to acknowledge the milestone than with a new collection? Tai Ping Carpets did so with its “Anth10gy” collection, which celebrates the last 10 years of its six-decade heritage.
Milan is one of the top cities in the world when it comes to design. The Milan Furniture Fair Salone makes it a go-to place for designers in April, but for Oliver M. Furth, it’s a destination any time of year. Go Design Go asked Oliver to share his Milan travel guide, which includes where he stays, eats and shops during his regular visits.
In addition to furniture, lighting and accessories, Armani Casa also carries wallcoverings that are just as chic as its other products. The latest collection is characterized by an Oriental touch inspired by nature and stones.
It was only a matter of time before Jeff Andrews collaborated on his first furniture collection with A. Rudin. Jeff built his relationship with the A. Rudin family over many years of specifying and customizing their furniture for his design clients. In March, Jeff’s 17-piece collection of upholstery and tables debuted at WESTWEEK.
Belgian artist and sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave is known for her colorful paintings and intricately painted paper costumes. After her collaboration with Fabricut last year, which consisted of prints, wovens, embroideries and trimmings to the list, she now brings wallcoverings to the mix.