July 30, 2019

New & Noteworthy: 4 Artful Updates

The sizzle of mid-summer isn’t slowing down the design community. Here is a look at the latest batch of art installations and venue openings, plus the glassmaking technique behind the 2019 Tour de France trophy.

Equinocial’s exhibit of wooden furniture sculptures by Brazilian artist Hugo Franca is complemented by large topiaries by Opiary at 1stdibs Gallery through August 10. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.

New Exhibitors Join 1stdibs, Expanding Design Hub’s Offerings

Design mainstay 1stdibs, which opened its Manhattan gallery near Hudson Yards in February, announced several new exhibitors joining the marketplace this month. Vitra, Wyeth, and FK Gallery now each have booths, in addition to new gallery installations by Equinocial, Opiary, R & Company, and Artek (distributed by Vitra).

The interiors at SuViche restaurant in Miami’s CityPlace Doral are by Saladino Design Studios. Photography courtesy of Saladino Design Studios.

Miami’s CityPlace Doral Gets First Pisco Bar, with Swinging Chairs and Rope Mural

Whimsical is the word that comes to mind when describing the newest SuViche restaurant in Miami’s CityPlace Doral. The 3,800-square-foot restaurant, designed by Saladino Design Studios, features the area’s first Pisco Bar, swinging chairs, a handwoven macramé rope mural, and a custom floral and moss graffiti wall that reads, “Let’s Get Saucy.”  

“Office Space” by Matthew Tucker, available through Tappan. Photography courtesy of Tappan. 

Here’s What Biophilic Design Looks Like in Paint    

Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Tucker reimagines mid-century furniture in lush, vibrant interiors on canvas—driven by his desire to establish a sense of place within surreal settings. Tappan launched a collection of Tucker’s works July 18, marking the start of their relationship, with prices ranging from $500 to $7,500.    

The 2019 Tour de France trophy, designed by Peter Olah for Lasvit. Photography courtesy of Lasvit.

Master Glassmaker Recruited to Create 2019 Tour de France Trophy

Czech glassmaking company Lasvit once again collaborated with ŠKODA AUTO, Tour de France’s longstanding partner, to create a distinct crystal trophy for this year’s winners. Designed by Peter Olah, the 2019 trophy reflects the “spitzstein” glass-cutting method—a traditional Czech technique, which led the team to seek out a 75-year-old master glassmaker to craft each trophy.

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