Fortuny Marks its Centennial With a Collection of Textile Patterns Inspired by the City of Venice
To mark its centennial, Fortuny debuts Serenus, a collection of new textile patterns that takes inspiration from Venice, the city where the company’s production has been headquartered since 1922. Arcipelago is inspired by the connectedness of Venice’s many islands, while Canale evolved from photographs of reflections of the factory on the canal. Renderings set in a mythical garden created during the COVID-19 lockdown depict other Fortuny fabrics on iconic furniture designs like Pierre Paulin’s Pacha chair, upholstered here in Camo Isole cotton. That camouflage pattern depicts daylight reflected on lagoon water, rather than the usual foliage, and was one of the first designs produced by the Riad family, who have managed the company for the past three decades after accepting the reins from Countess Elsie Lee Gozzi, the beloved New York interior designer who succeeded company founder Mariano Fortuny upon his death in 1949.
Lori Weitzner Celebrates the Insect World in New Textile Collection for Samuel & Sons
Textile designer Lori Weitzner’s new Metamorphosis collection for the New York–based passementerie house, Samuel & Sons, celebrates the insect world.
Weaver Aleksandra Gaca Debuts Bold Upholstery Collection for Momentum Textiles & Wallcoverings
In her namesake contract upholstery collection—her first—for the California-based manufacturer, Aleksandra Gaca transforms recycled cotton, post-consumer polyester, and nylon into a quartet of high-performance, three…
Very Simple Kitchen Unveils All-Timber Kitchen Line Made in Italy
Very Wooden Kitchen is the first all-timber product from Very Simple Kitchen, the company that is what it says it is. Founder Riccardo Randi designed the chunky freestanding plywood units, handcrafted in Italy’s San La…
GRT Unveils a Table Suite That Honors Architect Thomas Henry Poole
In a table suite named after late architect Thomas Henry Poole, GRT Architects blend craftsmanship and unexpected color.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby Create Limited-Edition Lighting for First Solo Exhibition
Check out the limited-edition lighting by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for “Signals,” their first solo exhibition with Galerie kreo.
Flos Honors Innovations of the Past and Looks Toward the Future in Celebrating 60th Anniversary
In its 60-year history, Flos has served as an ideas lab for some of the world’s brightest designers, both past and present.