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Celerie Kemble, Frank Ponterio, Ray Booth named new Arteriors collaborators
Jan 11, 2018
Katy B. Olson

Arteriors is growing its guest collaboration program, with three new design partners signing on over the next two years. Celerie Kemble, Frank Ponterio and Ray Booth are the latest designers, following partnerships with Laura Kirar, Barry Dixon, Windsor Smith and Jay Jeffers.

The first line of the Arteriors by Windsor Smith collection debuted in 2015; Smith's latest debuts this October. Courtesy Arteriors
The first line of the Arteriors by Windsor Smith collection debuted in 2015; the latest one debuts this October. Photo courtesy Arteriors.

“When we created our guest collaboration program, we were inspired by the creative energy of the interior design community and sought to work together with the people who we admired to bring their creativity and product ideas to our broader customer base,” stated Mark Moussa, Arteriors founder and creative director. “Each of our guest designer partners brings a unique perspective to our product assortment and we cherish the relationships that we have developed and the collaborative process of working together to bring these original ideas to life.”

What can designers expect from the collaborations? This April at High Point Market, the brand will launch a line of lighting and accessories developed with Kemble. In October, the latest Arteriors line with Windsor Smith will debut at Fall Market. Next April, Arteriors will debut a collection developed with Ponterio, and next October, it will launch a collection of lighting, accessories and accent items designed by Booth.

Each collaboration involves a two-and-a-half-year-long development process, including, the brand explains, “multiple rounds of review of inspiration drawings, samples, materials and prototypes between Arteriors and each guest designer, until a fully realized collection that merges the collaborators’ design ethos and Arteriors aesthetic, is ready for market.” They debut at High Point with product already in stock.

In addition to the collaboration series, Arteriors is also continuing to run its Designer Interpretations program, asking “tastemakers“ from throughout the design community to create vignettes using the brand’s products and in its showrooms. “The professional design community has so much incredible talent that we would love to recognize, but developing a collection with everyone who inspires us isn’t possible, so we developed our Designer Interpretations program as a tool to allow our showrooms to recognize some of the great talent in their own customer base and community,” explains Moussa.

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