The New Crate & Barrel Collection Isn’t the Only New Girl in Town
See more from Annie Selke, Hartmann & Forbes, Rifle Paper Co and Charles Pavarini III.
Crate & Barrel x Shinola Detroit Collection
Two heritage brands, Crate & Barrel and Shinola Detroit, have joined forces on a new collection of exclusive handcrafted furniture and housewares. Featuring 115 pieces, including furniture, textiles, bedding, home décor and lighting, each product celebrates craftsmanship in Shinola’s signature Detroit cool style. Watchmaker details like top-stitched leather, along with textured textiles and clean-lined construction, add to the handsome and comfortable designs. Shop the collection here.
Rifle Paper Co.’s signature florals and charming illustrations, inspired by Anna Bond’s handpainted artwork, are brought to life with York Wallpaper’s premium peel-and-stick technology.
The collection delivers the quality of traditional wallpaper in an easy-to-use format and is offered in seven brand-new patterns, including a peel-and- stick mural, Strawberry Fields. Anna Bond shares her enthusiasm for the new designs, “As we have seen our customers excitedly welcoming our wallpaper patterns into their homes, we wanted to create a brand-new peel-and-stick collection featuring colorful, inviting prints and patterns. From moody colorways to luscious florals, I hope each design inspires our customers to bring new beauty into their homes with this do-it-yourself friendly format.” Shop the collection here.
New York City designer Charles Pavarini III has designed a lighting collection with Vancouver-based lighting manufacturer Alora Lighting. The fixtures premiered in June at the Dallas Lightovation show.
The transitional designs feature classical details incorporating LED technology and are executed with the craftsmanship and manufacturing capability of Alora Lighting. Pavarini’s grandfather is credited with shaping such historic NYC landmarks as the Seagram’s Tower, the State Theater at Lincoln Center and the United Nations. His grandson’s designs also tell an architectural story in rich metals of soft brushed vintage brass and edgy urban bronze, paired with alabaster, wood and glass. Shop the collection here.
Vivid Colors & Graphic Patterns
Textile artist Victoria van der Laan offers a fresh look at an old craft. Paying homage to traditional piecework in a modern vernacular, she has created on a collection of quilts, shams and decorative pillows for Annie Selke. The bright colors and graphic patterns are inspired by landforms with names like Boulders, Blades and Stones and iconic quilt patterns—Plait Patched and Mod Cabin—that reinterpret classic quilting in a contemporary style.
Hailing from a long line of women makers, van der Laan blurs the lines of craft and art, saying, “I see the work of Sol LeWitt, Josef Albers and Frank Stella, and I think, that’s a quilt.” Notes Annie Selke, President and Chief Vision Officer of the Annie Selke Companies, “Van der Laan’s quilts and textile works are the embodiment of craftsmanship and artistry, and invite you to think about the age-old tradition of quilt making in an entirely new and modern way.” Shop the collection here.
Designer Max Humphrey has designed a collection of window treatment fabrics for Hartmann & Forbes. The textiles are handcrafted of sustainable natural materials and represent Humphrey’s love of all things Americana, including cable knit sweaters, quilts and the simplistic appeal of grain sacks. Born in New Hampshire, his East Coast sensibility is blended with the laid-back comfort of the Pacific Northwest of his current home in Portland, Oregon.
Hartmann & Forbes is known for its bespoke window coverings in sustainable fibers harvested from rapidly renewable, well-managed ecosystems, hand picked for color, texture and the inherent subtle variegations that add textural authenticity. The textiles are handwoven on a loom utilitzing techniques refined over generations. Shop the collection here.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.
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