industry insider | Jul 6, 2015 |
It Takes Two: Five notable collaborations
Boh staff
By Staff

The latest and greatest pairings between manufacturers, shops and designers has resulted in innovative wallcoverings, imaginative new uses for existing materials, and fresh takes on classic products.

Stacy Garcia and York Wallcoverings

Designer Stacy Garcia, known for textiles, carpeting, wallcoverings, furniture, lighting and accessories for the hospitality industry, has premiered her first residential collection, called Paper Muse, for York Wallcoverings as part of the recently launched home design branch of her business, Stacy Garcia New York. Learn more.

Stacy Garcia for York Wallcoverings

Cosentino and Daniel Germani

In a partnership that explores the use of Dekton, a Cosentino surface, in custom furniture pieces, architect-designer Daniel Germani created the “Chaos Console” out of Dekton’s Ananke (a black, matte wood-look finish) with curved tubular steel, resulting in a unique piece of furniture that can be used indoors or outside and in both residential and commercial settings. Learn more.

Germani created the “Chaos Console” in partnership with Cosentino.

Kyle Schuneman and Apt2B

The new bed collection by Kyle Schuneman for Apt2B is an extension of the designer’s current sofa collection and also a new product category for the designer. The collection includes three styles—the Cooper, the Carter and the Palmer—and is available in 30 different fabric options. Learn more.

Kyle Schuneman’s collection of midcentury upholster beds with Apt2B

Kirk Nix for Robert Allen

Robert Allen has teamed up with designer Kirk Nix of Los Angeles-based KNA Design for his third collection: The Penthouse collection pays homage to the realms of fashion, travel and interior design with architectural, modern and exotic motifs that explore influences ranging from tribal African textiles to art deco geometry. Learn more.

Robert Allen's collection with designer Kirk Nix

Bezar and FLOS

E-commerce startup Bezar has partnered with Italian design house FLOS on the FLOS Kelvin lamp in a vibrant pink. “By color-bombing some of the most iconic products in design, we hope to give a special, unique touch to classics,” says Bezar founder Bradford Shellhammer. The FLOS Pink Kelvin employs 30 top LEDs, a pantograph arm with 360-degree rotation and a swivel head. Learn more.

The FLOS-Bezar Kelvin lamp

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