product preview | May 31, 2024 |
New looks from Armadillo, Lori Weitzner’s latest line for Artistic Tile, and more

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We’re hot on the heels of a whirlwind NYCxDesign festival, and compelling new collections are dropping left and right. From architectural, art-deco-inspired rugs to Memphis Milano masterpieces, here are some standouts from the latest round of releases.

The Meadow rug in Tamarillo by Armadillo
The Meadow rug in Tamarillo by ArmadilloCourtesy of Armadillo

Armadillo rolled out two new sumptuous rug designs named Meadow and Willow. The first is hand-spun from pure wool and comes in five 1970s-inspired hues, including sagey Pistachio and dusty red Brick. The second, which is available in four earthy colorways, is woven in wool, linen and jute and boasts long tasseled edges for an added dash of oomph.

Fyrn’s Mariposa chair in black walnut (second to last)
Fyrn’s Mariposa chair in black walnut (second to last)Elizabeth Carababas

Fyrn introduced a dark wood option into its growing palette of materials. Crafted in North American black walnut and tinted with VOC-free oil, the finish can be used on all of the brand’s furnishings, which feature exposed metal brackets that allow each piece to be broken down and replaced in parts to ensure a longer life cycle.

White Oak Shaker cabinet doors from the Leanne Ford x Semihandmade collection
White Oak Shaker cabinet doors from the Leanne Ford x Semihandmade collectionErin Ash Kelly

Semihandmade debuted an exclusive collaboration with Leanne Ford. Available in three finishes (including a whitewashed stain, an aged white oak and a crisp Shoji White–painted option), the collection offers three distinct styles of solid wood door fronts and plywood cabinet boxes that can be applied to traditional Ikea cabinetry for an instant upgrade.

The Delf collection by Danny Kaplan Studio and Lesser Miracle
The Delf collection by Danny Kaplan Studio and Lesser Miracle William Jess Laird

Danny Kaplan Studio teamed up with Lesser Miracle for a collaborative furniture collection. The series, called Delf, comprises four hand-made designs crafted in raw materials such as clay and solid oak, including the brass-accented Talisman side table, the ceramic inlaid Paravent bed, the gently rounded Brion chair, and Clover, a side table with three two-toned legs and a triangular top.

Left: The Baracoa dresser by Alfredo Paredes Courtesy of Alfredo Paredes | Right: The Malaga lounge chair Courtesy of Alfredo Paredes

The latest furniture collection from Alfredo Paredes is a love letter to 1940s Havana. Available at EJ Victor, the 15-piece series pays tribute to the designer’s Cuban heritage and offers case goods and upholstered pieces punctuated by old-world motifs, such as the exquisitely carved Baracoa dresser, which is adorned in ring pulls and undulating drawer fronts, and the oversize leather Malaga lounge chair with its rolled arms and chic mix of nailhead trims.

Leopold in Oxblood + Lino and Fassade in Avorio + Gris Cendre by Athena Calderone for Beni Rugs
Leopold in Oxblood + Lino and Fassade in Avorio + Gris Cendre by Athena Calderone for Beni RugsWilliam Jess Laird

Beni Rugs called on Athena Calderone for an art-deco-driven collaboration named Salon. The line introduces 13 hand-knotted wool designs adorned with low pile weaves and abstract geometric motifs, such as the linear Leopold, the graphic Secession, and Fassade, a cube-patterned stunner inspired by the work of architect Josef Hoffmann.

Left: The Asolo chest by Porte Italia at Somerselle Courtesy of Somerselle | Right: The Sunflower console Courtesy of Somerselle

Italian design lovers rejoice! A selection of Porte Italia’s heirloomworthy hand-painted furniture is now available at multiline digital showroom Somerselle. An homage to 18th century Venetian decorative arts, the meticulously made line’s offerings include the bold botanical Asolo chest, the checkered trompe-l’œil-style Fiesole chest, and Sunflower, a charming console table with turned legs and a slightly weathered finish.

Artistic Tile’s Lola in white by Lori Weitzner
Artistic Tile’s Lola in white by Lori WeitznerCourtesy of Artistic Tile

Artistic Tile released Lola, its fifth collaboration with Lori Weitzner. The collection re-imagines the beloved textile designer’s artful fabric patterns as an elegant arabesque waterjet mosaic that’s available in two distinct colorways: white, clad in Carrara marble, and black, which features Grey Foussana limestone.

Left: The Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass Zach Pontz | Right: A selection of works by Ettore Sottsass at Raisonné Zach Pontz

New York design gallery Raisonné unveiled the “Ettore Sottsass: Shapes, Colors & Symbols” exhibition. On display through June, it showcases dozens of rare, highly collectible works from the Memphis Milano pioneer, including a selection of hand-blown glass pieces modeled after Hopi katsina dolls and a sunny yellow version of the Italian architect’s iconic wavy-lined Ultrafragola mirror.

The Pol console table and Jung 12 pendants by Indo
The Pol console table and Jung 12 pendants by IndoCiara Crocker

Providence, Rhode Island–based furniture and lighting studio Indo dropped the statement-making Durbar series. The collection spans 10 striking designs with architectural silhouettes and fashionable embellishments, such as Nath, an Indian jewelry–esque sconce draped in chains; the battle-helmet-inspired Jung 12 pendant; and Pol, an arched console table bedecked in brass beads and a weathered limewash finish.

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