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It’s been a whirlwind week and a half for design devotees. From sheepskin-upholstered aluminum chairs to weatherproof side tables lined in brass fringe, here are some of the most memorable launches we saw throughout the city.
Calico Wallpaper tapped New York architect Elizabeth Roberts for its Scenic series. Inspired by a postcard from 1910, the collection features a hand-stippled sketch of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park at the turn of the century and comes in eight versatile colorways, ranging from deep green to burgundy.
Online design magazine Sight Unseen revealed its first-ever furniture collection. Produced in collaboration with Bestcase, the series offers five industrial-style pieces fostered by four emerging designers, including the pastel powder-coated steel Frame tables by Thévoz-Choquet and the satin aluminum-and-sheepskin Magna chair by Charles Constantine.
At the D&D Building, Élitis premiered an atmospheric collection of panoramic wallcoverings called 360 Degrees. The striking series spans eight large-scale printed fresco designs—which can be purchased in panels or as a complete mural—based on original drawings, such as the jungle-themed, beachside-inspired Venus.
Inside its Park Avenue flagship, French design house Ligne Roset unveiled its latest collaboration with Philippe Nigro and Mobilier National. The collection, named Hémicycle, features four reimagined tête-à-tête seating designs with sinuous lines and demilune forms, including a conversation seat, armchair, sofa and vis-à-vis, as well as an ottoman.
At collectible design gallery Salon Design, Los Angeles–based design firm Laun introduced four imaginative pieces into its outdoor-friendly Butler series. Drawing influence from Alexander McQueen’s iconic Plato’s Atlantis collection, the additions include a bench, lamp and two tables draped in fringe and accented with materials such as brass, leather, walnut and stone.
At WantedDesign Manhattan, Atlanta-based studio Crosland + Emmons showcased an artful array of earthenware lighting designs. Hand-sculpted from clay, the imaginative assortment includes six organically shaped wabi-sabi stone creations with a chalky white finish, among them a pendant adorned in dangling accents and a sconce wrapped in ceramic chains.
NYCxDesign award winner Tomma Bloom debuted Meta Ornament at WantedDesign Manhattan. The collection comprises 10 kaleidoscopic upholstery fabrics as well as four wall tile designs composed of MDF and plaster, including the heart-patterned Poppy and the stippled Ornament IX.
Portland, Oregon–based brand Thatcher, formerly known as Juju Papers, released a dreamy color-shifting wallcovering named Mother. Inspired by the mother-of-pearl layer inside of mollusk shells, the shimmery design comes clad in an iridescent film that reflects light from varying angles and changes hues throughout the day.
New York rug brand J.D. Staron teamed up with Interior Collab for a characterful capsule collection. The line boasts five avant garde designs—each by a different noteworthy designer—in multiple colorways, such as the solar eclipse–inspired Halo by Ahmad AbouZanat, the color-blocked Traverse by Sophie Girard and the ethereal Dappled Light by Gianna Marzella.
At ICFF, Schumacher exhibited Editions, its first line of dining tables and chairs. Created in collaboration with international designers Charlotte Høncke, Syrette Lew and Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters of Studio Kaksikko, the capsule collection offers six contemporary designs punctuated by natural materials and touchable textures, including a blocky boucle-covered dining chair called Rocco and a curvy solid oak dining table named Puffin.
Ethnicraft’s Objects collection won the Editors Award for the accessories category at ICFF. Hand-carved by Indonesian artisans using centuries-old woodworking techniques, the series spans 25 sculptural pieces with utilitarian purposes, such as a black-tinted mahogany wastebasket and an architectural penholder that mimics the Citadel of Herat in Afghanistan.
Danver premiered Urbane at ICFF, its latest collaboration with creative director Daniel Germani. An homage to heritage-style European kitchens, the outdoor-safe range is crafted from weather-resistant stainless steel and boasts powder-coated panels that can be finished in your choice of 60 different colorways.
Inside the Javits Center, Rocky Mountain Hardware’s newly launched Picture light and Oasis collection by Robert A.M. Stern Architects was on full display. The former presents a wall-mounted LED fixture with a sleek bronze silhouette and horizontal head, while the latter features 15 shapely solid bronze designs available in an array of functions and finishes.