From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Antoinette Poisson, Beloved Creator of French Wallpapers and Patterns, Ventures Into Fragrance
For those in the know, Antoinette Poisson is the go-to source for archival wallpapers that recall 17th-century France. Now, the brand, which is carried stateside by the likes of John Derian, is launching into another exciting category—fragrance. As the Financial Times recently reported, the company has debuted a series of beautiful perfumes, packaged with Antoinette Poisson’s signature prints.?
Sacha Walckhoff, Christian Lacroix Creative Director, Launches New Designs for Home
Designer Sacha Walckhoff, an expert in both fashion and home design, is out with two beautiful new collaborations. Working with both YO2 and Van Treeck, the creative director of the legendary house of Christian Lacroix has devised a table as well as wallpaper and rug designs. “Since last spring [when] the quarantines [were] put in place all over the world, we have had to find new ways to create and offer our design and interior decoration ideas, which remain in great demand since we have all been at home almost all the time,” Walckhoff says to AD PRO. “I am happy to present the first results of this new way of working today which has been possible thanks to the dynamism of these companies who have not given up!”?
Pattern Experts John Robshaw and JJ Martin Create Collaborations of Their Own
John Robshaw, the designer best known for his Indian block-printed cotton bedding, is branching out. Robshaw announced that he is partnering with Lan Jaenicke on a line of clothing that makes excellent use of his namesake fabric and with Alora Ambiance to create a candle and diffuser collection. Considering the fact that the apparel collection focuses on quilted robe styles, the collaborations may ultimately be best used together.?
Also of note, JJ Martin has partnered with Miki von Bartha in Basel, Switzerland, for a collection of tableware and linens inspired by Transylvania. The often red-and-white patterns of the European nation are a natural fit for Martin, whose aesthetic is synonymous with the color-packed patterns of the on-going resurgence of maximalism.
Artcurial Gears Up for Roméo Collection Sale
Located at 208 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris, Roméo is the stuff of decor-loving legend. Now, Artcurial is set to stage an auction of more than 1,500 of their items. Featuring furniture, glassware, tableware, and more, the colorful assortment of objects will be open to bidders November 9 and 10.
Lexus Teams Up With Two Exciting Designers
Sooner rather than later, all eyes in the design world will turn toward Design Miami. Ahead of the altered—but still occurring—December fair, Lexus has announced its plans to collaborate with Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah on a unique, yet-to-be-unveiled design concept. Oshinowo is a Lagos-based architect while Amuah is a specialist in creating British-Ghanaian fabrics.
Second Annual Mark Hampton Lecture Takes Place
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which is also known as ICAA, made some exciting, lecture-related news this week. Yesterday, its Second Annual Mark Hampton Lecture took place virtually. For the talk, Hampton’s daughter Alexa spoke with fellow AD100 decorator Markham Roberts, who began his career at the eponymous Hampton firm.
Arper CEO Gets New Salone-Related Role
Arper CEO Claudio Feltrin has been named president of FederlegnoArredo. The Italian trade organization, whose focus rests on furniture and wood brands, is best known as a force behind the annual Salone del Mobile fair. “I ran for president of FederlegnoArredo because I’d like to bring forward ideas and initiatives that we truly believe in at Arper, which are heavily focused on sustainability and social responsibilities,” Feltrin, whose term will last for four years, said in a statement.?