product preview | Nov 19, 2021 |
Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more

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It’s been a whirlwind week for design aficionados. The NYCxDesign Festival is officially a wrap, and there’s a slew of fresh collections to mull over. From kaleidoscopic three-dimensional wall tiles to contemporary Louis XIV–style dining chairs, here are some standouts from the latest round of releases.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Selections from the Zoë Feldman for District Loom collection, including an antique Karabakh rug (No. 20, foreground)Courtesy of District Loom

Designer Zoë Feldman partnered with District Loom on a gorgeous curation of one-of-a-kind rugs. Brimming with warm hues and eye-catching vintage motifs, the heirloom-worthy assortment offers more than 20 designs, including an ivory and cognac Turkish tulu rug (No. 12) and our personal favorite, a lavender and marigold antique Karabakh runner (No. 20).

Left: The Orsay medium table lamp in hand-rubbed antique brass by Paloma Contreras for Visual Comfort Aimée Mazzenga | Right: The collaboration’s Comtesse XL chandelier in hand-rubbed antique brass Aimée Mazzenga

Visual Comfort unveiled a super sleek lighting collaboration with Houston-based designer Paloma Contreras. The elegant assortment features 10 sculptural designs that span chandeliers, sconces, and table and floor lamps, including the triangular Orsay series and French Moderne–style Comtesse line.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Selections from La DoubleJ for 1stDibs, including the Espresso cup set in Cubi Verde, the Dessert plates in Cubi Rosso, the Goodie jar in Cubi Blu, and the Vintage Cherrywood chair in CubiCourtesy of La DoubleJ

Milanese fashion and design brand La DoubleJ teamed up with 1stDibs for a characterful collection of 1960s-inspired furniture and homeware. Spanning serveware, linens and upholstered furnishings, the collaboration offers everything from dessert plates to throw pillows and benches in bright, punchy patterns, including our current crush, Cubi, a print sourced from the archives of the historical haute couture textile supplier Seterie Cugnasca.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Rhythm Four upholstery and Rhythm One wall tile by Tomma Bloom Courtesy of Tomma Bloom

At WantedDesign Manhattan, Boston-based surface design studio Tomma Bloom debuted an artful 1920s-inspired collection called Sonia & René. Drawing from the avant-garde works of artists Sonia Delaunay and René Lalique, the kaleidoscopic assortment features textiles, wallpaper and three-dimensional wall tiles in bold colors and geometric designs that pay homage to the art deco movement, including the grid-style Dot and a trippy graphic pattern called Rhythm.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Cleo Stripe Vertical by Shadé Akanbi for Chasing PaperCourtesy of Chasing Paper

Creative wallcoverings company Chasing Paper tapped New York–based artist Shadé Akanbi for a globally inspired collaboration. Influenced by the designer’s Nigerian-American upbringing and extensive international travels, the collection boasts five vibrant wallpaper designs, including a colorfully banded style called Cleo Stripe Vertical and a bold botanical print named Warri Palms, which are all available in both traditional and peel-and-stick options.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Haand's Intimate Cocktail Party set in Mixed finishes by Vivian Howard, including a 15-inch platter, an appetizer tray, four 6-ounce dessert bowls, four Lenoir Share plates and four Lenoir saucersCourtesy of Haand

Burlington, North Carolina–based ceramics brand Haand called on chef and restaurateur Vivian Howard for a colorful collection of tableware pieces. The expansive assortment includes five curated sets of serveware, ranging from breakfast mugs to dinner party essentials, each available in a custom-created Buttermilk Pink finish or a mix of earth-tone glazes.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Sien + Co pillows, bottom, from left: Huello in rust, Hilo, Huello in beige, Huello in black, and Barro in ivory; top, from left: Poncho in black, Barro in cumin and Poncho in rustMJ Kroeger

Sien + Co debuted a sumptuous new collection called San Miguel de Allende, inspired by the architecture of the Mexican City. Handwoven from plush highland sheep wool, the luxe line of pillows offers an assortment of simple striped designs in an array of rich, earthy colorways, including the stipple-style Punto and wavy-lined Barro.

Left: The Lion dining chair by Jenna Lyons for Roll & Hill Courtesy of Roll & Hill | Right: The collection’s Tom champagne table Courtesy of Roll & Hill

Brooklyn-based design company Roll & Hill unveiled an ultra chic furniture collaboration with Jenna Lyons. True to the fashion designer’s signature high-low style, the streamlined assortment features eight simple antique-inspired pieces composed of sustainable materials, including a Louis XIV–style dining chair with leather upholstery options, plus a brass and black walnut side table with a built-in champagne bucket.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
Ephemera in Corbu by Meyer Davis for Calico WallpaperCourtesy of Calico Wallpaper

In honor of the NYCxDesign Festival, New York–based design studio Meyer Davis debuted two new collaborations with Calico Wallpaper inside Stellar Works’ Tribeca showroom. Ephemera features a collage of oversized, abstract forms in earth-toned colorways, while Wilds offers an impressionistic take on traditional floral wallcoverings.

Paloma Contreras’s collaboration with Visual Comfort, new debuts from Tomma Bloom, and more
The swivel chair and pedal bin in Studio Green at VippCourtesy of Vipp

Vipp celebrated the opening of its new Manhattan-based showroom by launching a colorful capsule collection called Studio Green. The limited-edition selection features the Danish brand’s legendary pedal bin and a coordinating leather swivel chair in a dreamy new deep green colorway.

Homepage photo: The Vintage Cherrywood dining chairs in Cubi by La DoubleJ for 1stDibs | Courtesy of La DoubleJ

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