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It was a whirlwind seven days for design lovers. Paris Design Week was in full swing, while industry aficionados stateside flocked to What’s New, What’s Next at the New York Design Center to see what interior trends 2023 will bring. From banana-shaped trivets to cuboid-patterned consoles, here are some of the most memorable launches from the past week.
To celebrate Paris Design Week, Tai Ping Carpets presented Florae Folium by Sam Baron inside its Place des Victoires showroom. Displayed in an immersive scene filled with wildflowers and mirrored vessels, the biomorphic collection boasts three hand-woven rug designs with bold painterly botanical motifs, including the whimsical Regalis, the asymmetrical Borealis and the swirling Anamorphosis.
Inside the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, Italian designer Cristina Celestino—named this year’s Designer of the Year at Maison&Objet—presented three designs created in collaboration with the German-Colombian label Ames. Along with a curvy steel coffee table with a tubular steel base named Victorias, the exhibit, called Palais Exotique, featured a pair of orchid-shaped wall textiles woven from jipijapa palm leaves dubbed Macranta and Cattleia.
Silvia Furmanovich debuted the Silk Road home collection in collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman. On display on the seventh floor of the famed department store through October 24, the series draws inspiration from the Brazilian fine jeweler’s latest trip to Uzbekistan and includes stools, side tables and decor accents crafted using traditional marquetry techniques, such as a suzani-style serving tray and vases adorned in a kaleidoscopic ikat motif.
Fermob showed off an assortment of delightful designs at What’s New, What’s Next. In addition to banana- and cactus-shaped trivets as well as scalloped birdhouses, introductions include a minimalist rocking chair named Surprising and a new concrete-esque colorway called Lapilli Grey.
Crate & Barrel launched its highly anticipated collaboration with Athena Calderone. The line offers more than 100 designs showcasing the interior tastemaker’s signature modernist aesthetic, including a fuzzy shearling-upholstered accent chair, a cuboid-patterned media console and a carved bed frame forged from sustainably sourced oak.
Victoria Brynner revealed a cinematic seating collection called Stage 117. Available to the trade at Harbinger New York, the series offers hand-crafted director’s chairs—inspired by the ones the designer’s father, actor Yul Brynner, had custom made for his movie sets—outfitted in quilted leather and a monogrammable brass plaque.
Eichholtz’s 30th anniversary collection was on full display at Maison&Objet. The series boasts over 300 new designs—many of which are re-imagined versions of the brand’s classic pieces—such as a boomerang-shaped sofa covered in buttery soft boucle named Björn and an alabaster wall lamp with chamfered corners dubbed Pandora.
Jiun Ho premiered the Kyoto collection inside its ultrachic New York Design Center showroom. A love letter to the quiet beauty of Japan, the series features seven highly touchable textiles ranging from an undulating waterscape-inspired weave named Atacama to a graphic performance upholstery print dubbed Hanakago.
At Maison&Objet, French furniture brand Kataba showcased an eco-conscious collection called Good Mood. The sustainably made series offers 12 minimalist designs composed of upcycled and locally sourced raw materials, such as a solid oak dining table sealed in a VOC-free finish named Batî and Pile, a stackable steel stool clad in a textured coating for a grained appearance.
Hunter Douglas introduced a handful of fresh woven designs by Lori Weitzner into its Alustra Woven Textures series. The light-enhancing collection features five window-covering fabrics based on organic patterns found in nature, including the woodlands-inspired Coppice, the rhythmic Rivulet and the subtly striated Ramble.
Annie Selke unveiled an ultrachic collaboration with Marie Flanigan. The sumptuous assortment spans 145 sophisticated floorcoverings, bedding pieces and decor accents bearing the designer’s signature palette of soft neutrals and tactile textures, such as gauzy hand-stitched quilts, pastel-hued embroidered throw pillows and earthy tufted wool rugs.
Merida’s new showroom on the fifth floor at 200 Lex was every bit as dreamy as expected. Designed by Mark Cunningham, the 5,000-square-foot space mimics the look and feel of a lofty art gallery, with an array of the brand’s artisanal rugs—including the banded Dawn and the wavy-lined Bund—displayed along the walls like paintings.