Stefano Pilati x Pinto
Pinto Paris, the luxury design firm founded by the late Alberto Pinto and now run by Fahad Hariri and Pietro Scaglione, is also renowned for its limited-edition furniture, tableware and decorative arts, including its latest capsule collection of the Italian fashion designer Stefano Pilati. . Pilati’s experience spans Cerruti, Armani, Prada, Zegna and, most famously, Yves Saint Laurent (which he ran for eight years), so it’s no surprise that the shapes found in his inaugural exploration interiors recall the graceful lines of clothing. Delicate origami bends the button in the cotton canvas or velvet covered armrests of the oversized sofa. In another introduction, a lost wax cast bronze sculpture beautifully immortalizes a woven water hyacinth rug draped over a rattan chair.
Eny Lee Parker x Mitzi
Previously, Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting turned to emerging talents Dabito and Tali Roth to lead its Mitzi Tastemakers series. This time around, the label has welcomed Eny Lee Parker, the New York designer known for her sculptural ceramic furniture, who has come up with a selection of ethereal pendant lights, chandeliers, sconces, ceiling lights, table lamps and of streetlights. Standouts include the Bibi sconce, defined by stacked ceramic rings in a raw ivory hue, while the more personal Elsa, a gold leaf ode to Korean cherry blossoms with small matte white globes signifying the buds. , derives from Parker’s legacy.
National Council of Museums of France x Trudon
Bastille Day may be a few weeks old, but France’s National Museums Council and historic Trudon, maker of enviable candles and perfumes, are keeping France’s history front and center with its new royal bust of the officer and politician Marquis de Lafayette, alias Lafayette. The figure of Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution before returning to his native country to help stir up the 1789 French Revolution and draft the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen”, joins the other waxwork likenesses de Trudon with Louis XIV, Napoleon and Marie-Antoinette. Available in navy blue and stone, the decorative pieces are based on the 1790 design by sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon and hand-sculpted in Trudon’s Normandy workshop.