July 18, 2024

Sister Parish Design Does Stationery, Edward Wormley at Baker, and More News This Week

Good news for designer fans of Edward Wormley’s midcentury furniture: The designer’s collection of furniture for Dunbar has landed at Baker. The furniture purveyor will sell a 20-piece collection of Wormley pieces (all made at Dunbar’s High Point factory) at its showrooms in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Edward Wormley and his timeless designs for Dunbar are synonymous with quality custom manufacturing and modern living,” says Baker president Russell Towner. “This remarkable designer is an icon waiting to be rediscovered and celebrated. ”

We couldn’t agree more. bakerfurniture. com

Sister Parish Does Stationery

Though the legendary design firm Parish Hadley is no more, fans of the work of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley have a new way to celebrate their legacy: on paper. This week, luxury stationer Dempsey Carroll launched a collaboration with Sister Parish Design, the company founded by Parish’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter to continue her aesthetic into modern day.

For Dempsey Carroll, Sister Parish Design has devised two boxed sets, the “Desmond” and the “Serendipity,” two patterns that recall the cheerful, preppy-chic work of Parish and Hadley.

Mitchell Hill Debuts Collaboration with Avrett

Charleston-based design duo Mitchell Hill has just released a collaboration with a fellow Charlestonian: furniture company Avrett. The 15-piece collection, called Apertura, draws inspiration from music, art, and fashion. It includes lighting, side tables, and fire screens, with forms recalling art deco glamour.

Sonos Launches New High-Design Speaker

Nearly a year after it first entered the smart speaker game, audio company Sonos (a favorite of aesthetically minded audiophiles) has released the Sonos Beam, an attractive sound bar fit for under-TV or wall-hung installation. The gracefully curved speaker – which operates on voice control and can integrate with a smart TV or remote – comes in black and white. As one of its designers says, “We don’t want it to look like a techy gadget. ”

Christo Completes London Sculpture

Land artist Christo has completed The London Mastaba, a floating structure on London’s Serpentine lake. The work, made from some 7,000 colorful barrels arranged in the shape of a mastaba, or Egyptian tomb, is meant to memorialize Christo’s late wife (and collaborator) Jeanne-Claude. Christo funded the work entirely on his own.

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