The Brooklyn Furniture Designer Who Should Be On Your Watch List {The Brooklyn Furniture Designer Who Should Be On Your Watch List} – English

The Brooklyn Furniture Designer Who Should Be On Your Watch List {The Brooklyn Furniture Designer Who Should Be On Your Watch List} – English

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Brooklyn-based furniture designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten has been busy. The founder of Slash Objects recently appeared as a contestant on Ellen’s Next Great Designer and launched her sleek Adri Chair, composed of two marble slabs joined with brass hardware and a recycled rubber seat. “I was inspired by collage artist Adriana Jiménez Blanchet and her process of creating works organized into grids, but also with organic gestures and movement,” says Assouline-Lichten. “I interpreted these gestures as the natural veining of marble and the sling chair as an extension of that movement.” Here, she shares her design insights.

Origin story: I decided to be my own client and design all the things I was imagining. I didn’t know I would turn that initial collection into a company. I love working at this scale—where you can create tangible products in a relatively quick timeline and control more of the process from start to finish.

On circular design: Beauty has the power to persuade, which is why my goal is to create beautiful products that integrate recycled materials. We are still in the nascent stages of circular design and how to make our society reckon with the materials we use. I’d like to be a part of the trajectory.

Ones to watch: I’m swooning over my friend Martina Guandalini’s (@martinaguandalinidesign) resin-and-faux marble pieces, as well as Maryam Turkey’s (@maryamturkey) mixed-media assemblages.

PHOTO: COURTESY SLASH OBJECTS

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Take A Peek Inside This New Addition To The Chicago Skyline {Take A Peek Inside This New Addition To The Chicago Skyline} – English

Take A Peek Inside This New Addition To The Chicago Skyline {Take A Peek Inside This New Addition To The Chicago Skyline} – English

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JDL Development had quite the undertaking when designing and building one of the largest mixed-use developments Chicago has seen in nearly 25 years. But as of this fall, the two-tower One Chicago, with three options for rentals and 77 exclusive residences, is partially open—and it’s spectacular.

“It is exciting to see One Chicago help to transform the incredible skyline as a wonderful new addition to River North and the Gold Coast,” says Jim Letchinger, CEO and founder of JDL Development.

Among the amenities are the bi-level Life Time athletic resort and spa, a rooftop pool, a golf simulator, and grocery delivery from the new Whole Foods on the ground level. Inside individual units, homeowners enjoy smart lighting controls throughout, European oak floors, porcelain-clad primary bathrooms and custom O’Brien Harris kitchen cabinetry.

Now that you can leave home, you may never want to.

PHOTOS COURTESY JDL DEVELOPMENT

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What’s In Store At Chicago’s New Must-See Surface Destination {What’s In Store At Chicago’s New Must-See Surface Destination} – English

What’s In Store At Chicago’s New Must-See Surface Destination {What’s In Store At Chicago’s New Must-See Surface Destination} – English

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cosentino city showroom sample library

Luxury surface company Cosentino has added Chicago to the ranks of global design hubs such as Manhattan, Miami, Barcelona and more with its debut of a new City showroom in River North. Created for the world’s top metropolitan areas, the Cosentino City concept brings the latest digital technology together for design professionals to experience the company’s expansive offerings, from Dekton to Silestone. Using the high-tech Selection Center, visitors can instantly view detailed images of slabs and create lifelike renderings to visualize how various Cosentino materials will appear in different settings.

PHOTO COURTESY COSENTINO

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Consider This Your Design Digest For This Fall’s NYCxDESIGN {Consider This Your Design Digest For This Fall’s NYCxDESIGN} – English

Consider This Your Design Digest For This Fall’s NYCxDESIGN {Consider This Your Design Digest For This Fall’s NYCxDESIGN} – English

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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, part of this fall’s Self-Guided Journeys LIVE, aims to create a new sustainable community space. (Photo Courtesy NYCxDESIGN)

Celebrate the undeniable power (and resiliency!) of design with the return of NYCxDESIGN, running November 11-18. With more than 100 events across the city’s five boroughs, the festival aims to salute the strength and vibrancy of the talented community of makers, designers, artists and more that continues to make New York a creative mecca. Here, we break down the highlights on this fall’s agenda.

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ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan will be co-located at the Javits Center. (Photo Courtesy NYCxDESIGN)

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Novel Chairs by Friends & Founders will be featured in the Oasis, by Float Studio. (Photo Courtesy NYCxDESIGN)

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The Woodfin collection, by Southeast furniture designer Brent Warr, will be on display at WantedDesign Manhattan. (Photo Courtesy NYCxDESIGN)

ICFF+WantedDesign Manhattan

Immerse yourself in all things product at this can’t-miss, co-located trade fair at the Javits Center November 14-15. Combining ICFF’s platform for contemporary furnishing design with WantedDesign Manhattan’s focus on North American studios and international emerging designers, the in-person event will wow with special exhibits and experiences that shine a spotlight on makers.

ICFF+WantedDesign Manhattan Talks

Set aside time to soak up innovative ideas and insights from the best in the business as they discuss creative vision, ideation, problem-solving and emerging talent. Panels and presentations will be hosted at two locations: The Talks Main Stage and the Oasis, by Float Studio.

BDNY

Source and gain inspiration for all things hotel, restaurant, spa and more. The latest in hospitality interiors will be on display at Boutique Design New York at the Javits Center November 14-15. Exhibitor product categories span amenities, architectural materials, fabrics, furniture, lighting wallcoverings and more from participating brands including Arhaus, Arteriors, Bernhardt Hospitably, Crypton, Dedon, Lloyd Flanders, Palecek, Perennials & Sutherland, Sferra and The Container Store.

Self-Guided Journeys LIVE

Take in the architecture, art and landmarks of some of New York City’s most creative neighborhoods—this time IRL. The showcase of artistic hubs—originally launched as virtual experiences in spring of 2021—now invites attendees to step foot inside participating studios in Soho, Tribeca, Brooklyn and Long Island City,

Curated Itineraries

Not sure where to begin? Let the pros guide the way with curated agendas that expertly group exhibitions by topics and interests. Preview what’s on tap regarding sustainable design, diversity and inclusion, and redefining the use of space.

SANDOW, the operator of NYCxDESIGN, is the parent company of Luxe Interiors + Design.

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It’s All NeoTrad Glamour At This Actor’s Posh Manhattan Pied-à-Terre {It’s All NeoTrad Glamour At This Actor’s Posh Manhattan Pied-à-Terre} – English

It’s All NeoTrad Glamour At This Actor’s Posh Manhattan Pied-à-Terre {It’s All NeoTrad Glamour At This Actor’s Posh Manhattan Pied-à-Terre} – English

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“They love traditional architecture and lean toward a more classic sensibility,” Filicia says of the L.A.-based couple, whose style the designer observed firsthand years ago when they met through mutual friends. Hayes and Icenogle sought a comfortable, restful place of their own when work brings them to New York, and the building, with its timeless ethos coupled with modern-day amenities, “gives them the best of both worlds,” Filicia observes.

“They asked me to add charm,” continues the designer, “so we did really great wall finishes, beautiful millwork with sconces, an antiqued mirror in the dining area and new pulls, faucets and paint in the kitchen. We basically took the bones and brought them up a notch.”

The couple’s list of specific needs helped direct organization at the outset: a dining area for up to six, a secretary, because they wanted a work space that was also discreet, and a TV in the living room (essential to their work). Lacing together these disparate functions, Filicia composed a sophisticated palette of creams, putties and gray-greens, which together provide a clean, nuanced foundation for contrasting pieces—see: the living room’s caramel tufted-leather ottoman with a black-iron base and warm brass lamp with a black shade—to pop.

The designer’s sensitive approach to balancing tones, textures and patterns distinguishes the residence in full. Custom plaid draperies in the living room strike a “tailored and masculine” chord, says Filicia, while a blown-up map of London—framed in segments on the wall—lends a sense of history. The living room and kitchen walls are covered in a strie wallpaper to add depth, and the plaid of the draperies recurs in different colorways to further unify the unit—such as on the backs of the dining chairs, on a framed mirror in the foyer and on the primary bedroom window treatments. There, Filicia again indulged “diverse materiality” with linen walls replete with nailhead trim and an upholstered walnut bed frame crowned by a modernized candle-style chandelier.

Working largely remotely over the course of a year heightened the drama of the initial showing. “It was a little bit like a TV show, because we had a big reveal,” Filicia recalls. Of course, the end result, with its comforting cocktail of old and new, was exactly as the couple had hoped. “They’re really excited about New York City and Broadway opening up, and how it’s starting to thrive again,” notes the designer. “This is going to be a great backdrop for them to be able to be a part of that and help push it forward.”

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‘An Ode To NYC’ Returns With A New Vision For The City {‘An Ode To NYC’ Returns With A New Vision For The City} – English

‘An Ode To NYC’ Returns With A New Vision For The City {‘An Ode To NYC’ Returns With A New Vision For The City} – English

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It’s time to reconnect with the city’s design scene.

NYCxDESIGN’s “An Ode to NYC” exhibition returns this month with a focus on new beginnings. The expansive showcase, now in its second year, revolves around the theme of “Our Future City.” With sights set on what’s next for the creative community, the initiative honors the businesses, culture, and people impacted by the pandemic.

A vibrant poster campaign featuring works by 16 designers will be displayed in 75 showrooms, storefronts and digital screens throughout the city’s five boroughs. Artworks include depictions of Manhattan’s legendary architecture, as well maps, inspirational messages and imaginative spins on Milton Glaser’s iconic “I Heart NY” logo.

All pieces will be available for purchase on Poster House’s website and via QR codes. Proceeds will benefit Silicon Harlem, a nonprofit committed to promoting digital equally in underserved communities.

“As such an important thread in New York’s cultural DNA and overall economy, the design industry once again underscores the power of art as a vehicle for change during this period of recovery,” says Elissa Black, executive director of NYCxDESIGN.

An Ode to NYC” exhibition locations include The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, Fulton Center, and on board the NYC Ferry’s fleet, as well as in showrooms or retail locations by the following partners: the A&D Building, Artistic Tile, Caesarstone, Cosentino, Design Within Reach, Eventscape, Fabricut, Herman Miller, Kohler, Pindler, Room & Board, Sherle Wagner, The New York Design Center at 200 Lex, The Shade Store, and Tile Bar.

SANDOW, the operator of NYCxDESIGN, is the parent company of Luxe Interiors + Design.

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3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers {3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers} – English

3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers {3 Top-Notch Hotel Digs For Chicago Design Lovers} – English

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PHOTO BY RYAN MCDONALD

King & Queen Suite

You guessed it—the top room category at the recently opened Neighborhood Hotel in Lincoln Park is fit for royalty, albeit the more modern, Harry-and-Meghan type. This boutique property by Rebel House Interior Design is in an 1893 historic building and features only 14 suites, creating a private experience that serves as a base camp for city exploration. Inside King & Queen, which sleeps six guests and has two full baths, happy pops of color everywhere from the walls to the pillows create a cheerful, peppy vibe—and that’s to say nothing of the snacks. Find a stocked kitchen (or request a private chef) to cook a meal in your full kitchen, then lounge by the fireplace.


Walk-in closet in hotel suite with wood shelving

PHOTO COURTESY THE PENINSULA CHICAGO

Peninsula Suite

This ultra-private 3,600-square-foot space on the 18th floor of the Peninsula Chicago received a contemporary face-lift from designer Bill Rooney last fall. Immense windows let in abundant natural light, illuminating a luxurious dining room with a Murano glass chandelier. In the large living room, relax among gilded walls, a fireplace and baby grand piano. Three bedrooms accommodate larger families, while the thoughtful study features Bubinga wood furnishings and a custom leather desk equipped with all your work-from-hotel needs. Outside, the suite’s 2,000-square-foot wraparound terrace is the ideal summer hangout.


Dining table with red chairs in hotel suite

PHOTO COURTESY NOBU HOTEL CHICAGO

Sake Suite

Oases of sophistication in the industrial design-heavy West Loop, the four Sake Suites at Nobu Chicago— designed by Studio K—challenge the rules of hotel design with Venetian plastered walls, wood floors and high exposed ceilings balanced by low furniture. Accents like sisal and wool rugs and mango wood millwork are a texture lover’s dream, emphasizing natural materials with Japanese roots. Surprising details like chicken-wire glass doors entering the bathroom add an unexpected touch that culminates in a space that’s at once calm, contemporary and opulent.

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New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London {New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London} – English

New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London {New Launches From 3 CA Designers Draw Inspiration From L.A. to London} – English

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Ryan saghian sensuale tile in Carnaby

Designer Ryan Saghian’s first tile collection, Sensuale, is inspired by London’s many boroughs.Logan Montgomery Textiles has partnered with artist Liesel Plambeck to create a new indoor-outdoor jacquard-woven palm-print fabric called Sabal. Plambeck, who has worked with Kelly Wearstler, Georg Jensen and Mehraban, developed the design as an oversize repeat that creates a strikingly artful effect on furnishings. It is available at Una Malan in West Hollywood.

Interior designer Kara Smith of KES Studio will launch her new rug collection, Dusk, at Marc Phillips this summer. The geometric abstractions play on perceptual phenomena theories (light, volume, scale) explored during Southern California’s Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

For his first tile collection, called Sensuale, L.A. designer Ryan Saghian looked to London, finding inspiration in its many boroughs. The terrazzo tiles, designed to be mixed and matched, are named for famous London streets: Carnaby (shown below), Savile, Shaftesbury and Strand. The collection is available through his showroom and online.

PHOTO COURTESY RYAN SAGHIAN

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Tour Populus, Architect Jeanne Gang’s First Colorado High-Rise {Tour Populus, Architect Jeanne Gang’s First Colorado High-Rise} – English

Tour Populus, Architect Jeanne Gang’s First Colorado High-Rise {Tour Populus, Architect Jeanne Gang’s First Colorado High-Rise} – English

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Architect Jeanne Gang’s designs have been called daring, visionary and neighborhood-regenerating, but when describing her first Colorado project that takes shape at the intersection of Colfax Avenue, 14th Street and Court Place, the best term may be “city-defining.”

Called Populus, in honor of the aspen tree (Populus tremuloides) that inspired its design, the structure’s unique fenestration evokes the eye-like patterns on an aspen’s trunk. “On the exterior, the ‘lids’ of each window stretch outward according to solar orientation to shade the interior, improving the building’s energy performance,” says Jon Buerge, chief development officer at Denver-based Urban Villages, the firm behind the project. “The windows change in size in response to how an [interior] space is used, mirroring the growth patterns of aspens.”

The 13-story mixed-use building—slated for completion in 2023—will include a 250-key hotel, 40 micro-apartments, event spaces, multiple food and beverage offerings, and a rooftop bar and view deck. It’s a building “that is worthy of Denver’s rising prominence on the national and international stage,” Buerge says, and “an impressive architectural legacy for generations to come.”

PHOTO COURTESY STUDIO GANG

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Beauty Meets Sustainability In These Boutique Condo NYC Homes {Beauty Meets Sustainability In These Boutique Condo NYC Homes} – English

Beauty Meets Sustainability In These Boutique Condo NYC Homes {Beauty Meets Sustainability In These Boutique Condo NYC Homes} – English

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A new, ground-up, boutique condominium on the Upper West Side is angling to become the most sustainable in New York City and interior designer Alyssa Kapito is the creative force behind its seven one-of-a-kind, full-floor homes.

With luxury, wellness, and sustainability as guiding principles, BKSK Architects designed and engineered the nine-story Charlotte of the Upper West Side to exceed the energy and ventilation standards of the German-based Passive House Institute. Kapito stepped in to collaborate on interior finishes—think, white oak floors and Cream de Lyon marble bathrooms.

Her model units are composed in soft, neutral tones and natural materials, showcasing both custom furniture of her design and vintage pieces by midcentury French and Swiss makers, like Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère and Pierre Jeanneret, as well as a pair of shearling-clad chairs by Danish designer Philip Arctander.

“Sustainability and wellness are at the forefront of our minds,” said Kapito. “Design isn’t just about beauty, it’s also about craftsmanship, quality and lifestyle.”

Designer Alyssa Kapito poses

Designer Alyssa Kapito

PHOTOS: PORTRAIT, COURTESY ALYSSA KAPITO. VIGNETTE, COURTESY CHARLOTTE OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE.

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