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It’s shaping up to be a wild week in the Big Apple. The NYCxDesign Festival kicked off yesterday and Sunday marks the return of ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan. In the meantime, there’s no shortage of spirited launches to tide us over. From grandmillennial-style bathroom vanities to aubergine-veined quartz surfaces, here are 11 highlights from the latest round of releases.
Ngala Trading unveiled the Thanda series by South African design studio Ardmore Design. Inspired by a game lodge in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the collection offers cut yardage, furniture and pillows adorned in wild botanical and animal motifs, including a limited-edition sofa that fuses contemporary French and African design elements, a leopard-print console table and a toilelike linen fabric covered in hand-sketched giraffes and elephants.
Thibaut's new Anna French series is every bit as delightful as it is elegant. Dubbed the Devon collection, the line spans wallcoverings, murals, printed fabrics and embroideries embellished with fanciful English countryside–inspired motifs, such as the flowery Dahlia wallpaper and the beautifully banded Ellery Stripe.
House of Hackney debuted a brand new shoppable platform dubbed The Market Garden. The online marketplace offers a sprightly assortment of hand-made items—such as paintings, textiles and ceramics—inspired by the brand’s blossom-filled Super Bloom collection and crafted by a selected group of international artisans, including colorful stoneware vases by Freya Bramble-Carter and Victoria Savka’s whimsical, wildflower-shaped candlesticks.
Phillip Jeffries’s Summer collection is brimming with coastal charm. The debut includes 17 tactile, seaside-inspired wallcovering designs in calming, earthy hues, such as the painterly pebblelike Santorini Stone and the chevron-esque grasscloth Harbor Hemp.
Chris Wolston blessed us with a trippy, 1960s-style collection called Flower Power. On display at The Future Perfect’s New York outpost through the end of June, the shoppable exhibit features an imaginative assortment of hand-made furniture and lighting pieces modeled after the tropical flora and fauna found throughout the artist’s adopted home of Medellín, Colombia, including a series of thronelike terra cotta chairs sculpted from ceramic casts of plants, and a bronze chandelier that mimics an overgrown mango tree branch—complete with a dangling spider.
Bethesda, Maryland–based designer Marika Meyer teamed up with Wovn Home on a characterful collection of window treatment fabrics. The debut features five sophisticated yet playful patterns in multiple colorways, including the striped, eyelet-esque Petunia and the geometric trellislike Hollyhock.
Cambria introduced a trio of fresh designs into its extensive selection of quartz offerings. Brittanicca Gold Cool showcases copper gold hues; Hailey features deep aubergine veining; and the third, Harlow, boasts gradient shades of warm chocolate brown.
Grant Trick re-imagined his namesake furniture line for Fortuny. Available at the latter’s New York showroom, the swoonworthy series is composed of six trend-transcending, tailor-made styles dressed in the legacy brand’s lush fabrics, including an Archipelago-clad Arlington chair and an Apollo-covered Lenox Hex ottoman.
Boston designer Katie Rosenfeld released a grandmillenial-friendly collection called Vanity & Co. The line features five heirloom-quality bathroom vanities outfitted in an array of charismatic antique-inspired accents, including Katherine, a 19th century British campaign–esque stunner with corner brackets and recessed pulls, and Evie, a vintage Federal-style beauty with hand-turned legs and decorative keyhole hardware.
Interlude Home dropped the Naturals collection—its biggest launch to date. The series introduces more than 100 coastal-style designs made from touchable organic materials, ranging from rattan dining chairs to marble-topped bronze cocktail tables and nightstands swathed in sisal.
Tidelli Outdoor Living tapped Sami Hayek for the Veracruz collection. A love letter to the Mexican port city of the same name, the series boasts 15 outdoor-ready designs bedecked in hand-woven fibers and vibrant hues, such as a sunny yellow lounge chair made from rope and a bright red sofa with a built-in folding screen.