Chelini Defines Italian Eclecticism

One of my favorite stands at Maison & Objet in Paris last month was Italian manufacturer Chelini, whose vignettes presented such a seamless mix of modern and antique-inspired styles I wanted to move right in! The sumptuous hand of the gray chenille upholstery fabric and the roomy comfort of the sofa and pouf in the […]

A Fine Finish for Timothy Oulton

When a designer has tremendous talent, there are so many aspects of his or her strengths to cover it can be difficult to decide what angles of the oeuvre to feature. This was the notion flitting through my mind as I experienced Timothy Oulton’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at ABC Carpet & Home. Known for morphing […]

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 […]

Design Days Dubai Tables It!

The first contemporary fair in the Middle East and Asia for serious design collectors, Design Days Dubai, kicked off yesterday (and will be in the UAE through the 20th). The fabulous furnishings brought to the fair this year by 44 exhibitors from 20 countries are about as avant-garde as it gets. Both established and emerging […]

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 […]

Ingrid Donat Machinations in Metal

One of the most powerful booths at The Salon: Art + Design fair two weeks ago was the Carpenters Workshop Gallery space, which held the exceptional work of Ingrid Donat. I’ve followed her machinations in metal since Barry Friedman Gallery introduced her work to the U.S., always impressed with the precision she brings to bear […]