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It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like springtime. Whether it’s a whimsical line of atmospheric floral wallcoverings or rugs inspired by a tropical resort in Barbados, design brands have geared up for the warm weather season with an assortment of sprightly releases. Here are some standouts from the latest round of debuts.
Kit Kemp teamed up with Annie Selke for an exuberant collaboration. The kaleidoscopic assortment spans rugs, pillows, bedding and seating in vibrant patterns inspired by Barbados, London and New York. A bench is clad in zigzagging upholstery named Safety Net, while our current crush is a multicolored rug with interlocking marbled stripes called Hotline.
The Mural Source tapped New York–based designer Ariel Okin for a collaboration. The characterful collection boasts eight whimsical wall panel designs inspired by the lush palette and scenery of Palm Beach, including a painterly flora-and-fauna motif named Rose Garden and a bold botanical pattern called Mizner Beach.
Rifle Paper Co. debuted its first-ever furniture collection. Crafted by Cloth and Company, the series features 15 shapely silhouettes, from a platform bed and an office chair to a pillow top bench, which can all be upholstered in your choice of 12 of the brand’s signature vintage floral patterns.
Dims launched Logos, its inaugural outdoor collection. Designed by Amsterdam–based artist Christian Heikoop, the series includes a powder-coated steel table with a smooth, soft-beveled edge and a woven metal chair emulating a flower in mid-bloom.
Designtex released a fresh quartet of chic materials, with two new wallcoverings and a pair of fabrics. The former features a playful multicolored pinstripe pattern called Roll With It and the embossed Wannabe Rib. The latter offers Rein, a durable leather lookalike, and a sophisticated yet budget-friendly polyester upholstery named Senecal.
New York–based gallery Jebara x Shao—the first American outpost of the Shanghai–based Objective Gallery—unveiled an imaginative assortment of sculptural furniture and lighting designs. On display beginning March 10th, the exhibition features functional artworks by international artists including Liu Xi, J McDonald and Brent Warr, such as a freeform credenza composed of brass, steel and handmade paper, and an upcycled chaise lounge finished in plaster and upholstered in mohair.
Stout called on Palm Beach–based designer Mally Skok for a colorful line of fabrics. The collection, called Capricorn, features six spirited patterns based on hand-painted drawings, including a motif modeled after a French cafe au lait bowl named Teacup and the antique suzani-inspired Ikat.
Fritz Hansen dropped a commemorative collection in honor of its 150th anniversary. The artisanally crafted selection introduces new items alongside special editions of some of the Danish heritage brand’s most iconic designs, such as an upholstered version of Arne Jacobsen’s stackable Dot stool dressed in Raf Simons for Kvadrat fabric and an updated Egg table outfitted in an FSC-certified walnut veneer.
Dawsonville, Georgia–based brand Hellman-Chang unveiled a fresh series of designs for spring. The handcrafted assortment features 15 architectural furniture pieces constructed of high-end materials with customizable contrasting accents. A solid wood console with a brass-finished beam is called Cleo, while a stone-topped cabinet punctuated by metal inlay is named Gillian.