Every two weeks, Town & Country brings you a roundup of the best design news and happenings, from our most intriguing interior design projects and hottest auctions to the must-haves on the market.
Banana Republic opens first-ever home improvement store in Melrose
Banana Republic has always been a worn brand since 1978, when it originally offered travel and safari clothing, before being extensively rebranded into a luxury brand in 1983. Now it’s a brand you can live with. In conjunction with the launch of its Home line, which debuted earlier this month, Banana Republic will now open and reside in a 5,000-square-foot store on Melrose in Los Angeles.
Architectural designer Stefano Casati (who helped bring the 2018 Burning Man Festival and Liverpool Lights Festival to life) has ultimately created a space that feels like a modern-day rustic haven. Banana Republic’s carefully selected bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms are sourced from artisans from around the world, including Morocco, Mexico, the United States, Turkey, and India. Combining soft linens with warm woods and jute rugs. While it has a traditional feel, it also has a futuristic and innovative feel. The exterior of the space is a mid-century golden steel structure created by AI. There are also pieces that have traditional silhouettes but are made with modern materials, especially chandeliers. Maia’s chandelier, for example, flows into a space studded with black beads. It’s well worth a visit for anyone looking to furnish their home in a contemporary rustic style.
To browse the Home Collection, visit brhome.com.
Doyle Auctions in Charleston: Jewelry sale featuring collections from Tiffany & Co. and Jean Schlumberger.
Since 1962, Doyle Auction House has supplied furniture, art, jewelry and more. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East His Side neighborhood and with galleries in Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, and Boston, this auction house sells former New York City Mayor Edward Koch’s furniture and art collection and hosts his annual It gained popularity in Dogs in Art&. Sporting Art Sale to coincide with the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Now, the team’s sights are set on the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, with an exciting program scheduled to open in October.
We start with a collection of Tiffany and Schlumberger jewelry. Highlights of the sale include a Tiffany & Schlumberger tourmaline and diamond seahorse brooch (est. $30,000 to $50,000) and an enamel and sapphire parrot brooch (estimated $20,000 to $30,000).
Emily Grimball Longley, a Charleston native, will serve as the location’s regional representative in addition to her role as vice president and director of client strategy. “As one of the world’s leading auctioneers, we are honored to be part of Doyle’s growth in the region and to bring Doyle’s values of expertise, integrity and service to the Holy City,” Longley said in a release. mentioned in.
Visit Doyle.com to stay up to date on upcoming auctions.
Exhibition in Paris with ceramic artist Francis Palmer and shell artist de Gournay
Since 1968, de Gournay has long been obsessed with unusual fabrics and wallpapers, often using natural motifs. To celebrate Paris Design Week, the brand welcomes Tess Morley and Frances Palmer, two American ceramists who share a love of the natural world.
Currently on display in the Paris showroom, the works of these two artists are scattered throughout, complementing de Gournay’s signature aesthetic. Palmer is a native of Connecticut and is best known for his functional objects made from ceramics and porcelain. For this exhibition, Palmer experimented with miniature works inspired by the terracotta of India’s historic courts. Molly, on the other hand, is devoted to the use of seashells. The shell-studded decoration reflects the sculptural Nautilus cup. Fittingly, they are set against the backdrop of de Gournay’s hand-embroidered depictions of the ocean floor.
Visit degournay.com to view the collection.
Christofle launches its first-ever glassware collection
Obviously, people are already buying advent calendars. Too Plan your vacation early. For seasoned hosts, Christofle presents his first collection of glassware. tourbillon. Designed in collaboration with Lebanese glass artist Alya Tannous, this collection features a contemporary swirl design. This collection includes her six styles of red and white stemmed wine glasses, champagne flutes, water glasses, and two-height candlesticks that can double as vases. The collection is available at christofle.com, with glasses starting at $255.
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