Collaborations | Jun 1, 2016 |
It Takes Two: The latest designer collaborations
Boh staff
By Staff

In EAL’s latest lineup of designer-manufacturer collections, a few outdoor collections debut from designers Suzanne Tucker and Michael S. Smith, while artistically inclined fabrics, travel-inspired furniture and lighting, and brass bathroom accessories premiere from the industry’s top names.

Suzanne Tucker and Michael Taylor Designs
Suzanne Tucker has launched her inaugural outdoor furniture collection for Michael Taylor Designs. Inspired by Tucker’s hometown, Santa Barbara, The Riviera Collection draws on materials including teak and resin wicker, and includes a lounge chair, ottoman, sofa (two- and three-seater), chaise, dining chair, coffee table and side table. A dining table, a bar stool and sectional seating are in the works.

Brown Jordan and Michael S. Smith
Brown Jordan and Michael S. Smith are teaming up on outdoor furniture collections. Read more about the collaboration.

Kelly Hoppen and Resource Decor
Kelly Hoppen and international design and distribution brand Resource Decor have launched their first collaboration, Retrospective, a 100-piece furniture and lighting collection inspired by the designer’s travels. “I was able to let my imagination run free and design pieces that I had been dreaming about for years,” says Hoppen. I pictured exactly what each piece of furniture would look like, and after some hard work alongside a brilliant workshop and team, we created the collection. I am so happy with the end result; every single piece is a testament to timeless elegance.”

Michael Berman and Labrazel
Michael Berman has launched a collection for luxury bath specialist Labrazel, called Scrim Bronze. The solid brass pieces feature a hand-applied finish and deeply etched patterns, and are created in Italy. The collection includes a waste basket, tissue cover, pump dispenser, canister, brush holder and tray.

Libby Langdon and NorthCape
Libby Langdon and NorthCape have partnered on the designer’s most recent licensed collection, and her first-ever outdoor collection, which includes a chat group, a dining group and a deep-seating group. “I wanted to design my own outdoor collection, because it is such an important part to the majority of homes I design, and I want to show people how to take advantage and utilize all of their outdoor living spaces,” said Langdon. “It’s amazing when I place multiple sofas, chairs, tables, ottomans, rugs, outdoor lamps and accessories that people start to see how much square footage they would have wasted if they just added a couple of chairs and a table.”

Chella Textiles and Roy Hamilton
Chella Textiles has partnered with ceramic artist Roy Hamilton on a collection of six luxury performance textile designs, the brand’s largest collection in five years. Hamilton’s first love was fabric; though half a century has passed since he left work at a British jacquard weaving mill to pursue a career in New York. “I’m completing the circle,” he says. “I approached this as a collection of six neutral colors, each in six designs scaled from small to large, allowing hospitality and interior designers to cover all bases—from bar stools to large-scale chaises to canopies—with subtle coordination. The six designs include an all-over broken texture, which complements and works with the other patterns.”

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