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KRAVET X LINHERR HOLLINGSWORTH
Connecticut interior designer, artist and product designer Linherr Hollingsworth has collaborated—once again—with Kravet on a new collection of fabric, trim and wallcovering. Boheme II builds on Hollingsworth’s first lifestyle collection, sharing a similar foundation but with a freer, more painterly hand. Rooted in classicism, the concept is defined by the designer’s appreciation of global culture, art and architecture. The juxtaposition of luxe and modern with relaxed and tribal elements creates an interesting and layered assemblage. “Boheme II has a unique relevancy that speaks to the laid-back lifestyle we all seek today,” says Hollingsworth. “My approach to this new collection was driven by my intense love of form, my affinity for rich colors, and the way I envision patterns mixing together in the most natural and effortless way.”
Interior designer Alessandra Branca launched Casa Branca in 2020 with a vision for the home, featuring tableware, pillows, lampshades, fabrics, wallpapers and linens. Her collections are tightly curated and designed to stand alone or as complements. Each introduction denotes a story or theme developed by Branca and is brought to life with her innate sense of color, her eye for mixing and matching, and her talent for redefining classical elements. Branca’s new collection for spring, Into the Woods, illustrates Branca’s reverence for the raw natural beauty of the mountains. Camo, tartan, marbleized and faux bois prints are paired with lush cotton velvets and mohairs in a sophisticated yet playful color palette.
Meeting the demand for British luxury craftsmanship and design, Smallbone has returned to Greenwich, opening a showroom in February in the downtown design district. Lauded as a leading purveyor of bespoke, handmade fitted furniture, the company has been in business for more than 40 years, growing from a small workshop to an international brand. The cabinetry is still crafted in the English town of Devizes in Wiltshire. Here in the U.S., a dedicated design team is on hand in the Greenwich showroom to offer personalized service and design solutions for the kitchen and the entire home, including wine storage, dressing rooms, libraries and media rooms.
NEW DESIGNS IN NYC
Snaidero USA’s flagship 5,000-square-foot showroom in NYC’s A&D building has had a complete redesign. The new space, designed by Italian architect Mario Mazzer, highlights the craftsmanship, design functionality and luxurious materials the brand is known for. Touted as the number one importer of European kitchens, the company is expanding to offer complementary products including bath cabinetry, sideboards, closet systems and interior doors.
British rug designer Christopher Farr celebrates Bauhaus pioneer Josef Albers with the introduction of a new rug. Inspired by one of Albers’ first color studies from The Interaction of Color—considered the bible of color theory—the rug challenges the viewer to see how colors come together to create a new dimension. “When Christopher Farr came to me with a sample of this beautiful rug, showing ribbons of various shades of red, overlapping, teasing the viewer to wonder where the duplicate colors might be, where the magic might be at play, I knew immediately what the name of this rug ought to be: “The Many Faces of Red,” recalls Lucy Swift Weber, Albers Foundation Head of Licensing and Partnerships.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.
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