Between collection launches, architecture announcements, museum openings, and more, it’s hard to keep on top of all the news in the design world. Enter the Weekly Roundup, AD PRO’s regular callout of developing, overheard, and confirmed news that’s worth noting. Consider it our way of keeping you even more in the know.
Peter Marino to Open Art Museum
Peter Marino, architect to such star clients as Louis Vuitton and Dior, has a new kind of project: The longtime collector and art enthusiast (he was lat year honored with France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres has announced plans to open a museum and foundation on Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York. The news comes fresh after Marino opened as show at the nearby Southampton Arts Center. Peter Marino Art Foundation will be headquartered in the 2 story, 8,000 square-foot Rogers Memorial Library, designed in 1895 by R.H. Robertson and will serve as a permanent home for the many works in Marino’s personal collection.
The Drop Off & Go feature on Chairish’s site.
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Chairish Offers New Service to Entice Sellers
In an effort to make selling on its platform more seamless, online vintage furniture purveyor Chairish has introduced the Drop Off & Go service, a new packaging and shipping program meant to ease some of the hurdles of shipping heavy, fragile, or awkwardly-shaped items. With Drop Off & Go, sellers can pay a flat fee to print a shipping label and simply drop their items at a UPS store, where they’ll be packaged and shipped by experts. The company hopes this will entice once-hesitant buyers. “Chairish is committed to supporting the tens of thousands of small, US-based businesses that sell through our marketplace, and we’re always looking for ways to make their jobs easier,” said CEO Gregg Brockway in an announcement. “Sellers now have the ability to simply print out a shipping label, drop off their newly sold item and walk away knowing that their item will be expertly packaged, shipped and protected. That’s a game-changer.”
The newly-opened Miami showroom for Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.