From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this biweekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Art Basel and Design Miami Plan New Parisian Editions
Modern art and design? Mais oui! Earlier this week, Art Basel and MCH Group revealed their plans to establish a new contemporary and modern art fair in Paris. Debuting this October, the first edition will be staged at the Grand Palais Éphémère, a temporary venue, before moving to the restored Grand Palais in 2024. On the heels of this announcement, Design Miami announced today that it too was taking a Francophile turn, with plans to launch its own event to coincide with the new fair. Additionally, the organization introduced Maria Cristina Didero as its global curatorial director, along with the show’s planned curatorial theme: the Golden Age.
Award-Winning Designer Alidad Turns Teacher
With more than three decades of creating impeccably layered interiors for international clients, London-based interior designer Alidad is sharing his profound insights in a new Create Academy course titled “Guide to Creating Interiors That Will Stand the Test of Time.” With lessons on how to trade in trends for timelessness, define your personal interiors style, and masterfully assemble antiques, vintage, and contemporary finds, Alidad’s five hours’ worth of teachings have actionable, time-tested takeaways that even fellow trade professionals will find valuable.
Savoir Shares Its First Vegan Mattress
The craftsmen at Savoir have assembled what they’ve dubbed the “recipe for better sleep,” resulting in a new mattress designed using an all-vegan “ingredients” list. Diverging from the general market’s use of synthetic fibers and memory foam, the new Reformer No4v mattress employs bamboo, natural flax and Tampico fibers, and cotton to create a plant-based sleeper that offers a temperature-regulated sleep, naturally.
Zak + Fox and Jamb Create a Collaboration That Is Not to Be Missed
This week marks the official start of London-based lighting, furniture, and fireplace maker Jamb’s one-year residency at Zak + Fox’s New York City showroom. For the first time ever, Stateside designers will be able to view Jamb’s reproduction furniture—upholstered in Zak + Fox’s latest fabric line, no less—in person, as well as 30-plus of the firm’s handcrafted light fixtures.
Designer Tyler Hill Debuts an Atelier of Limited Editions
Washington, D.C.–based interior designer Tyler Hill’s canny interplay of light, material, and sophisticated form is well on display in the launch of Transparent Atelier, a furniture and lighting brand debuting with 10 brutalist-inspired pieces. Oil-rubbed bronze, smoke mirror glass, alabaster, and more contribute to the Italian-made collection’s finesse.
BADG Partners with Pottery Barn
In other product news, two exciting debuts are certainly important not to miss. Today, Pottery Barn launched its inaugural collection with the Black Artists + Designers Guild, which is commonly referred to as BADG. The “pieces reflect our uniqueness, resilience, and strength,” collection designers and BADG members Penny Francis, Casi St. Julian, and Lisa Turner said in a statement.