Design Is In Fashion with Cynthia Rowley

What do a nearly-century-old furniture manufacturer and a fashion designer with one of the most youthful vibes hitting the catwalks today have in common? The Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Collection, launched by Hooker Furniture during High Point Market last October. Cynthia Rowley Designs Furniture The line holds 167 pieces within three distinctive themes—Curious, Sporty and […]

Bonfire of the Vanities

When a product lights my heart like a torch, it’s a special moment. I had one of these occurrences when I spotted Ornare’s Manhattan vanity in the Brazilian manufacturer’s July newsletter. Destined for the Fendi Chateâu Residences in Surf Side, Florida, in a classic blue lacquer finish, these stunning beauties were designed by Brazilian architect […]

Lorfords Is Bringing Sexy Back

I know you’re going to hate me for the earworm à la Justin Timberlake but the song really is apropos for this design piece. And I promise I don’t argue for turning the clock back to 2006—the reference is merely a reaction I had when I took a peek at the smashing website of antiques […]

Visionnaire Home Philosophy

Architect Steve Leung will be debuting a collection of furniture for the Italian brand Visionnaire Home Philosophy during Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan a week and a half from now and I can’t wait to see the furnishings IRL. He describes his inspiration for pieces like the Tiway chaise longue, the Wunjo armchair and […]

Return of the Bronze Age

Thomas Pheasant takes his panache to Paris by way of PAD this week. When the art and design fair opens at the Tuileries on Thursday, the Washington, DC-based designer will be exhibiting classically elegant furniture he’s designed and ornamented with textural accents in bronze. By intermingling the metal with deep-toned wood, glass and upholstery, he’s painted […]

The Cabinet Convenes at Design Days Dubai

Design Days Dubai, the first collectible contemporary design fair in the Middle East and Asia, gets underway in a few hours and will run through the 20th. This year, 44 exhibitors from 20 countries have organized an artful array of original furnishings on the fair floor—and when I say artful, I mean it! The pieces […]

Urban Archaeology Excavated

It’s been snowing hard this morning (For once the weathercasters got it right!) and the cityscape below me is whitening, the flakes muting the normal cacophony I hear when I’m at my desk. But I haven’t been in New York City for the past few hours. I’ve been in Paris and the Amish country of […]

French Country Patina

I’m a sucker for a French Country aesthetic. When Toma Clark Haines guided me through the Marché aux Puces de Paris St Ouen and Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves during several trips to Paris, I found myself drawn to the patina that serves as the quintessential marker for French Country charm. My […]

Furnishing 50 Shades of Grey

The long-anticipated film adaptation of  E.L. James’s novel Fifty Shades of Grey opens in theaters tomorrow so Productrazzi looks at a series of new releases in varying smoky hues by Thomas & Gray, which we believe would make excellent choices for the films’ set designers who were charged with furnishing the well-appointed spaces within the […]

Currey & Company’s Winterthur Collection

During my trip to High Point Market several weeks ago, Bethanne Matari and Cecil Adams of Currey & Company introduced me to Kristin DeMesse, the director of licensed products at Winterthur Museum. I was excited to find out more about the Delaware cultural institution that houses a remarkable collection of American antiques and decorative objects […]

Ambella Home Reimagined

Dallas furniture manufacturer Ambella Home struck a chord with High Point Market attendees during the debut of its transformed aesthetic stance a few weeks ago. Causing particular excitement during the mid-October 2014 unveiling was the company’s new offerings in case goods and an entirely new upholstery division now led by Jennifer McConnell. Both lines of products have set […]

Bernhardt Classicism On Trend

A number of the new furnishings Bernhardt recently debuted at the fall 2014 High Point Market are tried-and-true classics with luxurious undertones, these sumptuous details emanating from the most sweeping concepts down to the tiniest considerations. Bernhardt classicism is a hallmark in the furniture manufacturer’s oeuvre that is so adroitly actualized it is always on trend. This a […]