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The New England region has some exciting design news to share. With new store openings and exciting new brands coming to the area, there is definitely something to look forward to this year. Between EQ3’s new location, Susie Atkinson’s new collection and Marcia Tucker Interiors’ new business, what more could we ask for?
In October, Canadian retailer and manufacturer of modern furniture and home décor EQ3 crossed the border, opening a new store in the Norwalk SoNo Collection mall. This is EQ3’s fifth U.S. store. They also obtain outposts in New York, California and Illinois. The company’s aesthetic is contemporary, clean and simple.
“We believe the Connecticut market is ideal for our brand and are excited to bring the quality and incredible customization options that we’re known for to South Norwalk,” says EQ3 president Mark Letain. “Our vertically integrated approach to design and our focus on sourcing the best materials means there is no compromise on our craftsmanship.” The 8,000-square-foot showroom includes upholstery, dining, bedroom, office and outdoor furniture and accessories. It also includes selections from leading design companies such as Marimekko, Casper and Humanscale.
London-based designer Susie Atkinson has introduced a new collection of furniture focused on materiality, quality and craftsmanship. Atkinson developed the Laid Bare line in response to her difficulty in finding beautifully made furniture pieces that could work equally well in traditional or contemporary interiors. The pieces are all carefully handmade in Britain. As the name suggests, they all demonstrate the appeal of natural materials and the makers’ skill. “I wanted this collection to celebrate the enduring beauty of quality pieces and what it means to have something handmade using the best materials,” says Atkinson. “It is important to me that these designs stand the test of time and are made in the most sustainable way possible. I wanted each piece to work very hard but not to take over a room.”
PARIS TO NEW YORK CITY
The Parisian design and cutting-edge technology of L’Atelier Paris has arrived in New York City. The new showroom, located in the Union Square district, boasts high-end, made-to-measure professional ranges and kitchens. Introducing the U.S. to L’Atelier Paris, CEO Ricardo Moraes says, “Consumers and design enthusiasts experience a firsthand look at our line of French-inspired luxury kitchens and accessories. We are elated to open this New York location as we aim to integrate the undeniable French flair of L’Atelier Paris Haute Design.” Clients can modify the products, in style, size, color and finish, to create their dream kitchen.
THE YACHT CLUB
Marcia Tucker Interiors has expanded its yacht interior design business, kicking off a new venture at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. Collaborating with upscale brands, including Paola Lenti, Dedar, Sferra and Christofle, the Greenwich-based designer will custom furnish a super yacht. This includes interior and outdoor furniture, bedding, tableware and accessories. Tucker works closely with clients to craft personalized and luxurious cruising spaces, whether it is for a yacht’s new-build, refit or refresh.
LITTLE BLUE BOX
Tiffany & Co. has launched an exclusive collection of one-of-a-kind and limited release Elsa Peretti designs. Peretti is considered one the most important and collected contemporary designers, revered for her innovative craftsmanship and artistic compositions. Her timeless jewelry is as modern today as when first introduced in the 1970s. This current assemblage includes her iconic mesh necklaces with precious gemstones, cabochon rings, pendants and necklaces with rare Keshi pearls and exclusive carved stone Bone cuffs. “I don’t have the feeling that I need to add a lot to my collection, because I have an incredibly wide range of things,” says Peretti. “This is part of the secret of my things, that they are still valid.”
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.
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