This past weekend I decided to hop on over to Pier 94 to attend the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Showcase. The event was open both to the public and to the trade and had over 300+ exhibitors. With vendors constantly launching new product, it’s always great to see what’s trending and what has remained a classic. Below are some of my favorites from this year’s show:
I was immediately drawn to the large contemporary rug (above left) by Nasiri Rugs. The watercolor-esque stripes make for a rug that is graphic yet breezy and casual. They also have an amazing line of silk and wool rugs in an array of patterns ranging from traditional and tribal to modern glam.
If i could have taken this decoupaged Eames chair (above left) from Grey Area home with me I so would have! Grey Area is an amazing artist/designer collaborative which focuses on art and its notions of functionality. I also wouldn’t have minded relaxing on this indoor/outdoor chaise lounge from Foley & Cox (above right). And how fun are those tiles??
Asher Israelow‘s wood and brass inlaid pieces perfectly capture the idea of organic modernism. This wall mounted desk (right) is a great solution for a small-space office.
These gorgeous framed textiles are from St. Frank – a mainly e-commerce based gallery that sells vintage and one of a kind textiles made by artisans around the world. Their goal is to ultimately establish economic independence for these artisans (the majority from developing countries) as well as preserving and elevating their traditional craft.
At GBGP we’ve always been huge fans of lacquer so when I stumbled across these pieces by Corbett Wright I was immediately intrigued. The husband and wife team construct and design every piece by hand. After further discussing the process with Mr Wright I found that its actually not lacquer at all! They said it was proprietary so they couldn’t share but what difference does it make – these chinoiserie pieces are gorgeous!
One of my favorite sources for inexpensive yet gallery wall worthy art has been the Tappan Collective. Mainly an e-commerce site, I was thrilled to be able to experience these works up close and personal! Above left are three works by Owen Schmidt. Right is a detail shot of an Alison Cooley.
Lang Hall handcrafts every single one of their pieces in their Pennsylvania studio using the highest grade woods from all over the world. The quality is absolutely impeccable. These are pieces to own and to love for generations. Just exquisite!
I think nothing is more elegant in an interior than an antique oriental rug- especially one from Lavender Oriental Carpets. I could have spent all day just swooning over all the rugs they had! Hope you enjoyed some of our favorite pieces. Feel free to share some of your favorites from the show in the comments below.