on the beat | Dec 4, 2019 |
Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more

Black Friday has come and gone, and BOH editors have rounded up the latest industry releases that you may not have seen coming.

Jean-Marie Massaud: The Clayton Bench and Armchair

French architect and designer Jean-Marie Massaud is debuting two new pieces for the century-old Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau (pictured above). Massaud’s uber-modern designs are clad in a tailored upholstery that will remind you of a time gone by. Inspired by couture craftsmanship, both seats can be customized in a variety of jewel-tone leathers and fabrics.

All in the details: The pieces share a signature weave that pays homage to the larger geometric forms of the two seats. The armchair’s frame and the bench’s pillow are both texturized by the distinct 3-D stitching.

Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more
The Trapeze mobile with porcelain bowlsCourtesy of Apparatus

Apparatus: Trapeze, Lariat and Triad

Much-hyped New York–based brand Apparatus has released new additions to three of its signature lighting collections: the Trapeze, the Lariat and the Triad. The familiar lineup of geometrically inspired lights hold true to their original forms, but have been revamped by way of newly configured mobiles, wall mount fixtures and pendants.

The encore: The lights can be designed using brass or porcelain bowls, with each material giving off its own distinct glow.

Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more
The Herron sofa by Alexandra ChampalimaudCourtesy of Alexandra Champalimaud

Charles Burnand x Alexandra Champalimaud

Alexandra Champalimaud, founder of New York–based firm Champalimaud Design​​​​​​,​ joined London gallery and studio Charles Burnand to debut a capsule collection at the 2019 Salon Art + Design Show. Inspired by the majesty of North American glaciers, the pieces carve themselves into space, blending the grace of nature with robust bronze detailing–all in the context of Charles Burnand’s midcentury modern Italian designs.

The human element: From the Lacuna table’s glass slab to the alabaster orbs in the Tana pendant, all of the pieces are handcrafted in London.

Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more
The Amphora vase, rightCourtesy of Ray Booth

Arteriors x Ray Booth Collection

At High Point this fall, Texas-based home furnishings wholesaler Arteriors announced a collaboration with Nashville-based interior designer Ray Booth—his debut lighting and accessories line. The 44-piece collection celebrates the contrast of the organic with the man-made, and clean, sculptural forms provide a fresh perspective across several product categories.

A little this, a little that: Almost all of Booth’s designs for Arteriors mix materials, tastefully pairing ceramic, wood, steel, iron and stone.

Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more
The iC1 sneaker by SertaCourtesy of Serta

The iC1 Sneaker by Serta

Mattress giant Serta announced a surprising addition to its repertoire today: a shoe. The company collaborated with hip-hop DJ and producer Clark Kent to create the iC1 Sneaker, which uses mattress technology to bring the same cooling support to feet that the Serta brings to your sleep cycle.

Sole chance: The sneaker is a limited-edition release and will come numbered with a mattress tag listing the product details.

Fresh takes: Ray Booth at Arteriors, washable wool rugs and more
The Lakota rugCourtesy of Lorena Canals

Woolable by Lorena Canals

For the last couple years of her two-decade career in washable rug designs, Barcelona-based Lorena Canals has been researching new methods to design the impossible: a washable wool rug. And now it’s here. In her new collection, Woolable, Canals announces two bohemian designs: Berber Soul and Lakota. These new rugs (and a pouf) come in mellow neutrals that lend versatility to the pretty and practical designs.

A perfect 10: Each one-of-a-kind rug requires the skills of 10 artisans, from the selection of the wool fibers to the finishing stages of production.

Homepage image: The Clayton bench, courtesy of Jean-Marie Massaud

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