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Whether they're collaborating with jewelry and fashion designers or simply seeking to lessen their environmental impact, these innovative home goods brands offer the latest and greatest in interior design.
The collaboration was inspired by the Chinese Famille Rose pattern.
OKA’s partnership with fashion designer Adam Lippes combines elevated fine china with romantic entertaining tableware. With two complementary, mix-and-match styles, the line puts a modern spin on Famille Rose, a fashionable Chinese export pattern during the late European Baroque era. The collaboration was commissioned from an artist in South China to remake the design’s composition in watercolor on special rice paper after Lippes decided on a pattern. All handpainted, the collection of tableware is decorated with vibrant birds, butterflies and plants. Sip on whiskey in the Roseraie tea cup and saucers at your outdoor tea party, or make a lasting presentation with a home-cooked meal on the Roseraie dinner plate (set of four for $250). Lippes says, “They look as though they’re your grandmother’s finest inherited china, but they’ll go in the dishwasher. It is both special and everyday porcelain, intended to be mixed together in any manner to create a tablescape of color, fun and refinement.”
Upon discovering that there were few luxurious hotel amenities made sustainably with clean ingredients, Lingua Franca founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson set out to create her own. The LF Bath line, including lotion, body wash, bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner and bar soap, was finally released in its au natural glory after four years in the making. Packaged in bottles made from 100% recycled PET, the line’s six lavish products are free of harmful ingredients such as dyes, parabens and silicone. Hruska says she hopes her company inspires others to switch to fully recycled packaging; Lingua Franca’s bottles take 75% less energy to produce than ordinary plastic. In her extensive research for the line, Hruska also learned that natural fragrances are usually less environmentally friendly than their man-made counterparts. As a result, each LF Bath item is pleasantly scented with an original man-made blend of fig, driftwood and vetiver that doesn’t irritate the skin. With its brushed twill cotton pouch (recycled, of course), the packaged set will be a delightful sight for guests of the Bowery and other upscale hotels. By 2021, Hruska hopes to see her products in 20-ounce bottles and accessible to every conscious consumer with a penchant for quality.
Known for its playful, breezy dresses and swimwear, Brazilian fashion label PatBO dips its toes into home decor with its latest line, PatBO Home. This tropical capsule collection features fringed throw pillows in four different designs: birds of paradise and hummingbirds emblazoned between gold tassels, palmeira leaves on a sage green backdrop, a toucan perched atop an emerald plant and an oblong throw pillow decked out in the signature apricot-colored Margot print. The pillows are hand embroidered by local artisans and sustainably crafted using leftover fabric from previous collections. Each purchase will help fund PatBO’s Sewing Dreams Project, which aids the community in founder and creative director Patricia Bonaldi’s hometown of Uberlandia, Brazil, by teaching embroidery.
The Clasp chandelier hangs over the triple dining table with a rectangle top.
Using materials such as marble and concrete to create furniture essentials, jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher’s new collection with CB2 echoes the effortlessly impactful atmosphere that brought her to the forefront of the design world. Functionality is a major component of the collection, which features 108 pieces, including a luxe dog door and a spill-proof martini glass. Subtle acknowledgments to Fisher’s jewelry career are present in the collection’s chain-link-inspired console table and marble lamp with tubing reminiscent of a hoop earring. The New Yorker began her jewelry design journey with the birth of her first son when she designed a dog tag blazoned with her son’s name to signify his importance to her. After realizing she had a penchant for jewelry making, she created her eponymous award-winning brand to personify her iconic style. Fisher’s roots as a jewelry designer add an element of sleek drama to her CB2 pieces, which are full of texture and detail.
Ciels Bleus Athena vase
New York-based Jonathan Hansen and French designer Marie Daâge are bringing the outdoors to interiors with their new colorful homeware collection in dreamy cloudscapes. Produced in Limoges, France, the Ciels Bleus dinner set is reminiscent of the skies that commonly ornament Europe’s historical fresco ceilings. Renaissance- and Baroque-inspired patterns are embedded in 14 tableware pieces, each composed of authentic Limoges porcelain and finished with gold trimming. Hansen says, “By embracing the use of porcelain, working hand-in-hand on this yearlong creative process, Marie Daâge and I manifest our shared deference and respect for the time-honored craftsmanship techniques carried on by the Limoges artisans, ones that are all the more essential to preserve today."
Photography by: Jennifer Fisher table photo courtesy of Jennifer Fisher; Ciels Bleus photo courtesy of Moda Operandi; All photos courtesy of brands