4 Design Forces on the Rise
A peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area
Two female design visionaries, Kit Kemp and Annie Selke, have joined creative forces, debuting a lifestyle collection of rugs, pillows and ottomans in imaginative and uplifting patterns. Kemp is the founder and creative director of Firmdale Hotels and Kit Kemp Design Studio. Selke is the founder and chief vision officer of the Annie Selke companies. Drawing on their shared love of travel and textiles, the assemblage captures the spirit of three locales—New York, London and Barbados—celebrating color and craft. Anglophile Envy
Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham of Salvesen Graham unveiled their first U.S. e-commerce product launch. Labeled The Collection, the London-based designers curated their favorite tabletop, rugs, fabric, lighting, small furniture and accessories, including lacquer trays, cane mirrors, scalloped rugs and buffalo check fabrics. Putting a modern spin on traditional English décor, the pair describe their aesthetic as “future heritage,” appealing to the Grand Millennials’ sense of style.
Taking Up Residence
Beloved British brand Jamb, known for its antique and reproduction lighting, furniture and fireplace mantels, will be represented this year at the Zak + Fox flagship location in NYC. The two companies have curated the showroom to include Jamb’s furnishings dressed in Zak + Fox’s latest fabric and wallpaper collection, Sea Change. Sea Change speaks to the ocean’s allure with 19 new designs, encompassing 16 artisan-made textiles and three traditionally printed wallpapers.
Expanding into a new category, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has partnered with NY-based textile design studio Eskayel on an artisan wallpaper line. The exclusive collection explores fine art in expressive nature scenes and abstract forms in five painterly patterns and six distinct color palettes. Studio Eskayel’s founder, Shanan Campanaro hand-painted the original watercolor designs of Bandanarama, Neighbors, Pen Stripe, Dogwood Dream, Topiary and Mod Mural, which have been translated onto wallpaper using sustainable FSC-certified paper with rich water-based pigment inks.