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It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend for design lovers. High Point Spring Market kicks off today, and a slew of noteworthy brands have launched fresh collections just as the industry flocks to North Carolina. From hand-drawn ceramic vases to stools crafted from recycled plastics, here are some highlights to peruse on the plane.
At Melbourne Design Week, Zachary Frankel launched an innovative line of eco-friendly furniture, Arc. Showcased alongside work by animator Mikaela Stafford in an exhibit called “Tessellate,” the six-piece series offers a gently curved bench, coffee table, stool, armchair and shelves constructed from post-industrial recycled plastics that can be customized in an array of color combinations.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams unveiled its second collaboration with A-list designer Brigette Romanek. The Old Hollywood–inspired lighting collection, dubbed Luce, features six art deco designs with warm antique brass finishes and soft, glamorous curves, including a table lamp with arched arms and a wall sconce punctuated by a luminous orb.
Fox Fodder Farm tapped Melissa Goldstein of Mg by Hand for a ceramic collaboration named Spring. Evoking the New York–based brand’s fanciful floral arrangements, the collection features nearly 40 designs covered in intricate botanical illustrations, all of which are crafted and painted by hand to ensure truly one-of-a-kind vessels.
Venetian textile house Fortuny released the Serenus collection in honor of its centennial. Named after the Latin word for “serene,” the sumptuous assortment boasts four pigmented patterns that recall the Italian landscape, such as the metallic-speckled Archipelago and the graphic Nembo.
Mitzi launched a new platform for creative collaborations titled Tastemakers. For its inaugural collection, the brand called on Los Angeles designer Dabito to create a dozen characterful lighting designs, ranging from geometric chandeliers and sconces to scalloped table and floor lamps.
Australian designer Fiona Lynch debuted a free-spirited—and sustainably made—capsule collection. The eye-catching series spans seating, tables and a daybed composed of upcycled materials, including a triangle-topped stool constructed from reclaimed timber and an armchair swathed in splatter-painted upholstery.
Clé Tile unveiled a nostalgic limited-edition series called Granny Squares. A nod to the classic old-school Americana motif, the handcrafted cement tile collection features a crochet-like pattern in punchy shades of orange and teal against a choice of white or black backgrounds.
Calico Wallpaper released two dreamy new designs, Oblique and Glow. The former features a sinuous abstract motif meant to mimic the waves of the Mediterranean Sea, while the latter offers a prismatic ombré pattern that changes color in different lights.
Aliso Viejo, California–based lighting studio Cerno introduced the Rima sconce. Available in a variety of solid wood and metal finishes, including oak, walnut, brass, nickel and bronze, the streamlined design comes clad in a sleek minimalist shade that measures a mere 7 inches wide—so you can maximize even the smallest sliver of wall space.
Kohler debuted Abstra, a series of brushed and matte tiles made from nearly 100 percent recycled materials. The second collection by the brand’s eco-conscious WasteLab, it offers two textural designs with raised surfaces, the abstract-patterned Feature and the undulating Standard, which can be used alone or mixed and matched to create a bespoke accent wall or backsplash.