Every Fall there is a major debut of new products, trends and brand marketing that takes place at the Decoration & Design Building in New York City. It is a two-day event focused on new merchandise, philosophies, and directions.
As I visited the showrooms this week, I found a prevailing situation (though not a new one) that featured many collaborative endeavors involving artists and designers from other design disciplines. The results are primarily targeted to textiles and rugs.
Stark did some exciting things this year. We partnered with the fashion luminaire Jean Paul Gaultier and launched his second line of textiles with our brand Lelievre (available through Stark Fabrics). This follow up collection is chock-a-block with an unabashed heady mix of different themes, signature designs, and fresh color mixes. There are 8 new designs in a variety of colorways to choose from. You can view them on the Lelievre link above.
Pollack introduced their ‘Makers Collection‘ where they commissioned five artisans who specialize in ceramics, furniture, jewelry, glass, and weaving to interpret their aesthetic to textiles. The collection is dynamic and well worth investigating. I appreciate the dialogue that occurs, and found the fabrics current and invigorating.
Thought PFM is our competition, they deserve credit when credit is due. I went to view the new collection of exclusive rug designs by Joseph La Piana for Patterson Flynn Martin. The 24 designs are a pure extension of the artist’s main body of work and approach the natural fluidity of his art in a seamless way. The appreciation of rugs as an art form is one that has been under valued for too long.
Yet another venerable fashion house to jump on the home furnishings bandwagon is Hermes with their premiere collection of textiles and wall coverings. The themes are as iconic as you would expect: equestrian, nautical, tropical, and exotic. It is a very exciting new addition to the world of interior design textiles available at New York Jerry Pair Showroom.
“Splash” by Jeff Zimmerman available at Fortuny NYC
And aside from fabrics and rugs you should check out the Fortuny Showroom for the ever-changing art and art furniture installations which are for sale, and bring an updated brand aesthetic to the textile house.
Of course, there are many more new and exciting additions, lines and showrooms to check out. Make it a point to see for yourself all that the D&D building has to offer.
Let me know when you make it here!