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We’re only two weeks into summer, and the race for the next big design trend is just starting to heat up. While some brands are turning to innovative, eco-friendly materials to make a statement, others are reimagining old-school motifs in modern ways. From tables composed of discarded contact lens packs to neon-hued Greek sculpture–inspired serving trays, here are some standouts from the latest round of releases.
Chesneys unveiled an eye-catching collaboration with designers Dick Bories and James Shearron. An homage to American Greek Revival architecture, the collection features four intricately hand-carved stone mantel designs, including the key-patterned Clio, the ornamentally lined Arcadia and the Carrara marble Helena.
Artist and interior designer Jude Maguire debuted her new textile brand Main & Market. Available exclusively through Studio Four, the line consists of made-to-order fabrics and wallpapers in contemporary patterns inspired by vintage motifs, including a kaleidoscopic floral print named Garden Bounty and the graphic Woodland Path.
B Corp–certified company EcoBirdy introduced a special edition of its sustainably made Frost table. The original version boasts a clean-lined tabletop crafted from discarded refrigerators, while the latest addition—designed in partnership with the UN Environment Programme—is forged from more than 5,800 salvaged contact lens blister packs.
Sustainable tile company Livden released its summer 2022 collection. The eco-friendly assortment offers three series made from upcycled postconsumer materials, including the geometric Del Mar, the terrazzo Pebbles and Tether, which boasts a playful pattern clad in x’s and o’s.
Milliken & Company premiered New Vistas, its inaugural line of outdoor performance fabrics. Woven from durable 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic, the collection spans 10 simple yet sophisticated patterns, including the subtly heathered Sparkles and the two-toned Speakeasy, in an array of earthy colorways that are in stock and ready to ship from the brand’s South Carolina headquarters.
Hickory, North Carolina–based brand HBF Textiles revealed a sensorial selection of fabrics dubbed In Your Skin. Designed by Erin Ruby, the collection features five touchable upholstery textiles inspired by various human experiences, such as the nubby Goosebumps, the striped Laugh Lines and the ultratufted Chubby Baby.
Thomas Hayes Studio teamed up with Jacqueline Downs for a fashion-forward collab. Named after the Tampa, Florida–based designer, the series offers three sleek seating designs punctuated by sculptural wooden frames and tactile upholstery, including a curvy bench dressed in mohair velvet and a barstool with a shaggy sheepskin seat back.
Pierre Frey called on French designer Fabien Petiot to create its first-ever line of indoor-outdoor furniture. The collection, named Stere, offers a pair of lightweight benches composed of four wooden cylinders and a clean-lined seat upholstered in your choice of weather-resistant velvet or linen.
The Met Store launched a vibrant tabletop collection to celebrate the museum’s upcoming exhibit “Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color.” The series draws inspiration from Greek and Roman sculptures dating back to the 4th century B.C. and features dessert plates, saucers, espresso cups and serving trays finished in an array of bold hues such as lilac, teal and electric blue.
Model No. added a handful of furniture items to its bestselling Solis series. Fashioned using 3D printing technology and sustainable materials, the outdoor-ready selection includes a low-slung sofa, lounge chairs, a slatted coffee table and a chaise crafted from locally sourced, reclaimed elmwood.