product preview | Jun 30, 2023 |
Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more

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The weather may be warming up outside, but it’s beginning to look a lot like fall in the design world. From boucle-inspired wallcoverings to kiln-dried hardwood-accented sofas, here are nine standouts from the recent round of releases.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
Selections from the Best Of collection by CB2 in a room staged by Jason SaftGentl and Hyers Photography

CB2 unveiled its Best Of collection inside a private residence at The Plaza hotel styled by local stager Jason Saft. Launching on July 6th, the showstopping series offers 27 of the brand’s top-selling designs of all time, including the curvy, velvet-swathed Muir sofa, the glass-bubble-clad brass Corvina chandelier and, of course, the iconic nubby boucle-covered Gwyneth swivel chairs.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
The Jorge armless sofa and Maria Medium side table by Luca Nichetto for De La EspadaSanda Vuckovic

De La Espada unveiled Azores by Luca Nichetto. Inspired by the Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the modular collection features nine sofas and four small tables with soft, organic silhouettes and solid wood accents that can be styled in an assortment of savvy configurations.

Left: The Carmen Baby blanket in Rouge by Bella Notte Linens Courtesy of Bella Notte Linens | Right: The brand’s Mathilde Bundle Courtesy of Bella Notte Linens

Bella Notte Linens introduced a kid-friendly line of luxury textiles called Petit Bella. Available in an array of whimsical accents and soothing hues, the machine-washable series includes baby blankets, crib sheets and skirts woven from sumptuous materials and adorned in everything from silk charmeuse ruffles to ethereal floral prints.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
The Tropicali wallcovering in Linen Silver by Arte Courtesy of Arte

Arte’s Antigua collection is teeming with textural appeal. A love song to traditional handicrafts, the series features five painterly wallcovering patterns outfitted with classic textile-inspired motifs, including the botanical boucle-esque Tropicali, the weathered Stagionato and the woven linenlike Tintura.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
The Diva sofa in Size II by Frank Babb Randolph for Iatesta StudioCourtesy of Iatesta Studio

Iatesta Studio’s Artisan Imprint collection is a lesson in geometry. Hand-made in Maryland, the classically informed line spans eight new designs and three reinterpretations, such as the octagonal Monolith cocktail table and the oblong Diva sofa by Frank Babb Randolph.

Left: Bourne Stripe fabric in Blue by Meredith Ellis Textiles Courtesy of Meredith Ellis Textiles | Right: The brand’s Alden fabric in Grass Courtesy of Meredith Ellis Textiles

Dallas designer Meredith Ellis released her namesake textile line. Available through the James showrooms in Dallas, Houston and New York—the latter of which is slated to open in fall 2023—the collection pays homage to the landscapes of Texas through a dozen delightful fabric patterns printed on 100 percent linen, including the paisley-esque Alden and the beautifully banded Bourne Stripe.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
The Cushy two-seat sofa in Amanti by Marco De Vincenzo for EtroCourtesy of Etro

Italian fashion brand Etro launched an insanely cool furniture collection called Cushy. Originally showcased at Milan Design Week, the stateside debut is designed by Marco De Vincenzo and offers four boldly patterned designs bedecked in the brand’s signature punchy graphics, such as an overstuffed armchair dressed in 1970s-style wavy-lined upholstery and a sofa wrapped in a multicolor kaleidoscopic toile de Jouy.

Left: The Studioilse chair and ottoman by Studioilse for Anthropologie Courtesy of Anthropologie | Right: The brand’s Studioilse Linen sofa by Studioilse Courtesy of Anthropologie

Anthropologie tapped British designer Ilse Crawford for its latest furniture collaboration. The ultratactile series boasts a dozen lightweight designs composed of touchable all-natural materials, including a linen-upholstered lounge chair with a rounded, woven back and a kidney-bean-shaped sofa with a kiln-dried hardwood frame.

Noteworthy launches from CB2, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada and more
The 48-Inch Transitional range by Dacor Courtesy of Dacor

At A&D Building’s Market Day, Dacor dropped a state-of-the-art built-in refrigerator and kitchen range. The former comes equipped with a sensor-activated water pitcher and a dual ice-maker that creates both spherical and cubed ice, while the latter, called the 48-Inch Transitional range, offers air-fry and steam-assisted cooking options as well as brass burners and a Wi-Fi–enabled LCD touch-control screen.

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