From significant business shifts to remarkable product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this bi-weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard captures old-world glamor in new set collection
AD100 designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is well versed in all things luxury, having designed for Tommy Hilfiger, Cindy Crawford, Cher, RuPaul and the Kardashian and Jenner clan. Today, Bullard puts this expertise at the service of S.V. Casa in a sumptuous new range of home accessories. The collection showcases old-world glamour, with nods to Hollywood and the Palais Royal in Paris, as well as 18th-century chinoiserie. Pieces include a range of bathroom accessories, decorative boxes and cocktail trays, all available from Harrods and LuxDeco.
VidiVixi launches a new lighting line
Mexico City-based studio VidiVixi has entered a new chapter after the departure of its former creative director Mark Grattan. Thus, the release of a new three-piece VidiVixi 01 lighting series – an Art Deco-inspired three-piece collection marrying glass, resin and brass – is a momentous occasion for the brand as it moves to a new working model with collaborators. The brainchild of studio director Adam Caplow, Lighting Series 01 was launched last month at Galerie Philia during Zona Maco.
RH unveils its Outdoor 2022 collection
Just in time for rising spring temperatures, on March 17, furniture powerhouse RH released its 2022 outdoor collection. The treasure trove of weather-ready designs includes wicker seating by Harrison and Nicholas Condos, sculptural chairs at cord by Ann Marie Vering and teak lounge chairs by Mario Ruiz. Expect a range of chic and understated designs, all of which are pretty enough to stand on their own, but won’t rival the surrounding landscape. The full range of products is now available on the HR website.
Fülhaus enlists Brady Tolbert for its first collaboration with a designer
Canadian furniture company Fülhaus has announced its very first designer collaborator: interior designer Brady Tolbert. Organizing over 600 pieces, Tolbert has selected Fülhaus products in three collections: Sinuous Forms: an Ode to Vladimir Kagan; Residence in Marfa; and the New Victorian. As the name suggests, the first of these lines pays homage to legendary designer Vladimir Kagan and is filled with curvaceous ’70s and ’80s-inspired shapes in bouclé, suede and sheepskin. The Marfa collection, meanwhile, uses lustrous fabrics and leather, wood and iron to evoke the raw, energetic modernism of Donald Judd’s founding in the Texas town. For aesthetes more interested in a more moody vibe, the New Victorian offers designs in wood, brass, and velvet with black accents. “Brady pushes the boundaries of home design, so working with him felt natural,” said Andria Santos, founder of Fülhaus. “With an emphasis on natural materials, earthy neutrals and carefully chosen pieces, Brady’s design aesthetic echoes this generation’s desire to return to the natural world.”
Hästens launches bed and headboard
Hästens, the Swedish luxury bed and headboard supplier, celebrated its 170th anniversary earlier this week. To mark the occasion, the company launched its first model since April 2020. Called Drēmər (and pronounced “dreamy”), the new arrival includes bed and headboard options from Ferris Rafauli, the same designer as the $400,000 Grand Vividus bed. Four colors are available (Traditional Blue, Black Shadow, Natural Shale and Phantom Charcoal) as well as standard and custom sizes. The Drēmər headboard starts at $27,695; the bed starts at $35,790.
A new professorship in landscape architecture at Harvard GSD