Venus Williams’s Firm V Starr Honors Women in Debut Product Collaboration With Wolf-Gordon
Venus Williams is well-known as a tennis champion. But she’s also acing it off the court. At this year’s NeoCon, her firm V Starr launches its first-ever product collaboration: Muse, an upholstery line with Wolf-Gordon that celebrates the power of women. Rounds of drawings went back and forth between Williams and V Starr principal Sonya Haffey and Wolf-Gordon CCO Marybeth Shaw and senior textile designer Kathrin Hagge, culminating in the three uplifting patterns, which come in a range of colorways that cleverly incorporate various pronouns (think Alabasther). There’s Elena, a matelassé of dancing figures rendered in post-consumer polyester and nylon; Ora, a bleach-cleanable polyester-nylon on which twisting, gradated helices vibrate with energy; and Frida, a poly-acrylic blend where black and white twisted yarns resemble kinetic brushstrokes on a chromatic ground. “I’m so proud of the patterns and colors,” Williams says. “Venus,” Shaw adds, “is the ultimate example of female strength.” Game, set, match.
Acerbis Revisits a Classic Side Table From 1989
Everything old is new again. At least when it comes to Florian, originally created by maestro Vico Magistretti in 1989. The company reissued the collapsible side table as part of the Remasters series from Acerbis, a seve…
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Tubes Radiatori Unveils Artful Takes on Iconic Products
During Salon de Mobile, the manufacturer Tubes Radiatori presented artful reimaginings of some of its most iconic products.