industry insider | Aug 12, 2015 |
It takes two: Five notable collaborations
Boh staff
By Staff

Style sourced from the archives, high-performance fabrics and notable-name partnerships are de rigueur for this month’s tally of notable designer collaborations. Learn more about the perfect pairings that are yielding noteworthy new collections.

Florence Broadhurst and Selamat
Selamat’s first collaboration with a designer is a boldface-name one. As part of a partnership with Signature Design Archive of Australia, which holds exclusive licensing rights for Florence Broadhurst, Selamat will interpret a range of Broadhurst's designs into furniture, wall art and lighting collections. Inspiration hails from the designer’s recently uncovered archives, which encompass two decades and 530 original designs.

Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks
Designer Kelly Wearstler has launched a high-performance, indoor-outdoor fabric collection with Groundworks. The collection, called Terra Firma, was inspired by California landscapes and designed to work in a number of environments. The 45-sku collection will be available via the Lee Jofa showrooms, as well as kellywearstler.com, starting this month.

Michael Berman for Kravet Collections
Designer Michael Berman has debuted a new furniture collection for Kravet that draws inspiration from mid-century modern design. The collection includes upholstered pieces such as chairs, benches, sofas and sectionals, as well as occasional and dining pieces.

Eric Cohler for Chesney's
Designer Eric Cohler has launched a collection of mantelpieces with Chesney's. Says Cohler of his work, "The inspiration for [this collection] was the industrial revolution of the early 19th century in Britain, Germany and the United States when a mix of manufactured materials were fused together for the first time. I put myself in the place of Soane, Schinkel and Bullfinch and thought about what mantels they might have designed if they had collaborated on one residential commission liberated by technology."

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher
Designer Celerie Kemble has debuted a line of faux-tortoise and inlaid-bone wallpapers for Schumacher; the Bone Frame's design, for one, was inspired by an heirloom accessory and is designed to appear exquisitely aged. Colorways for the Tortoise include Amazon (jade green), Imperial (deep crimson) and Natural (amber and cocoa); variegated colorways for the Bone Frame include, in a glossy finish, Natural (ivory) and Char (black).The designer also recently released Feline, an abstract fabric design that isn’t necessarily distinguishable as leopard, cheetah, zebra or another animal print; instead, it is designed to be open to the viewer's own perception. Colorways include Stone (taupe-gray), Natural (khaki), Darkwood (chocolate brown), Obscura (black), Amazon (olive green), Indigo (navy) and Alizarin (rusty crimson).

Tortoise, by Celerie Kemble

 

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