Last year the design industry lost a legend when Mario Buatta, the so-called “prince of chintz,” who brought English countryside to Manhattan, passed away at 82. Early next year Buatta’s legacy will be on view when Sotheby’s auctions off pieces from his private collection to the general public.
Lenox is debuting a new product, Luna—six bowls and two plates that stack together like an egg-shaped Russian nesting doll. CEO Mads Ryder explains the thinking behind the debut, and how he hopes to bring an innovative mindset to an old-school industry.
In the newest episode of the BOH podcast, host Dennis Scully catches up with IIDA CEO Cheryl Durst on the hot-button issues faced by designers today, and why Instagram will never “give us life” the way IRL design does.
This week, home media site Hunker announced the launch of a capsule furniture collection, Hunker Made. BOH chatted with editor in chief Eve Epstein about the intangible benefits of branching into product, and why it’s all about brand-building, not brand-milking.