product preview | Jul 7, 2023 |
Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more

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We’re only a week into July and the latest designs are as sizzling as the temperatures. From carbon-efficient drawer pulls to trippy trompe l’oeil rugs, here are nine highlights from the latest round of launches.

Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more
Selections from the Natural Press ceramic tile collection by Fireclay Tile, including Azo Green and Madder Red wall tiles Courtesy of Fireclay Tile

Fireclay Tile released a budget-friendly line called Natural Press. Designed with large-scale projects in mind, the series offers ceramic tiles that are single-fired to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Available in 15 sizes, four mosaic patterns and 24 colorways (in both opaque gloss or satin sheens), the tiles can be applied everywhere from backsplashes to walls, pools, showers, floors and more.

Left: A sofa in Lush performance fabric in Negroni by The Lawns Courtesy of The Lawns | Right: Ottomans in the brand’s Lola performance fabric in Crush and Ochre Courtesy of The Lawns

The Lawns’s first fabric line, Collection No. 1, is a lesson in reinvention. Comprised of one printed linen and six performance textiles—two of which are made using recycled marine plastics—the series is bedecked in modern motifs based on traditional patterns, such as the botanical camouflage-esque Lush and the chenille animal-print-style Lola.

Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more
A scene from “Optic Garden” at Frampton Co’s Exhibition The Barn, including the Undercover rug (left) by Elena Frampton for The Rug Company Eric Striffler

The Rug Company tapped Elena Frampton for a bespoke design dubbed Undercover. Currently on view as part of the annual “Optic Garden” show at Frampton Co’s Exhibition The Barn gallery in Bridgehampton, New York—alongside a selection of rugs by other designer partners for the brand including Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte and Mary Katrantzou—the hand-knotted silk-and-wool stunner features a trippy trompe l’oeil floral pattern that creates the illusion of peeled-back corners.

Left: Selections from the Pompeii collection by Wayne Pate in collaboration with Studio Four NYC Courtesy of Studio Four NYC | Right: More selections from the brand’s Pompeii collection by Wayne Pate Courtesy of Studio Four NYC

Studio Four NYC debuted the Pompeii collection by Wayne Pate. The 13-piece line includes textile and wallpaper patterns in earthy hues and organic motifs inspired by the artist’s travels to Southern Italy, including the undulating Gio Stripe, the mottled Fresco and the flower-filled Piccolo Fiore.

Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more
A sofa upholstered in Painted Elements indoor fabric in Sahara by LibertyChristopher Harwood

Italian designer Federico Forquet curated the FuturLiberty collection for Liberty. Drawing inspiration from the experimental work of the brand’s legendary designer, the late Bernard Nevill, the series spans 16 avant-garde upholstery patterns punctuated by rhythmic lines and bold graphic motifs, such as the geometric Zig Zag Linen, the pinstriped Painted Elements and the space-dyed Motion Stripe.

Left: The Bruno industrial handle and knob in black by Plank Hardware Courtesy of Plank Hardware | Right: The brand’s Scoop industrial handle in Mottled Aluminum Courtesy of Plank Hardware

B Corp–certified brand Plank Hardware premiered a cool line of carbon-efficient hardware. Available in two finishes, the selection features a trio of eco-driven designs composed of aluminum—which produces up to 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than bronze pieces—including the ergonomic Scoop handle and the rounded Bruno knob.

Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more
The Doge Laguna table by Carlo Scarpa for Cassina Francesco Dolfo

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Cassina introduced four new additions into its iconic iMaestri collection. Along with exclusive designs by Vico Magistretti and a soon-to-be-released lighting series by Charles and Ray Eames, debuts include a limited-edition line of re-imagined Doge tables by Carlo Scarpa and a wooden chair named Principi that Gio Ponti originally designed in the 1960s.

Left: The Single Bubble pendant by Tracy Glover Studio and Metier LA Courtesy of Tracy Glover Studio | Right: The brand’s Double Bubble sconce designed in collaboration with Metier LA Courtesy of Tracy Glover Studio

Tracy Glover Studio unveiled Bubble, its inaugural collaboration with Metier LA. Crafted with layers of tiny air bubbles inserted into the glass—using the old-school Italian bullicante glass-blowing technique—the series boasts four brass-framed lighting designs with simple, spherical shades including a flush mount, double sconce and two styles of pendants.

Federico Forquet collabs with Liberty, affordable launches from Fireclay Tile and more
The Continuous collection by Atelier FMTim Lenz

Atelier FM launched Continuous, its inaugural furniture collection. The sculptural series spans eight modernist designs outfitted with sleek rectilinear silhouettes and muted tone-on-tone materials, such as a walnut-veneered chair with full-grain leather upholstery and a palm-wood coffee table with a staggered, two-tiered surface.

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