Arteriors goes big, Kyle Bunting goes French and more Dallas News
From a lush collaboration between carpet master Kyle Bunting and interior designer Timothy Corrigan to the largest collection of Arteriors to date, here is the Dallas design news you need to know.
Artteriors is getting big
OOver the years, designers invited to Interiors included Celerie Kemble, Windsor Smith, Ray Booth, Beth Webb and Barry Dixon. This year’s collaboration with Workshop / APD This is the first time that Arteriors has teamed up with an architectural firm (Workshop also designs interiors and products, as well as planning, engineering and branding) with residential projects, restaurants and hotels around the world. These two design mastodons have teamed up with one of Arteriors’ largest collections to date – four dozen models – including chandeliers and pendants, sconces, floor and table lamps, mirrors, a fireplace screen, candlesticks, trays and vases.
The elegant collection takes on artisanal qualities with materials such as mouth-blown glass, ceramics, porcelain and blackened iron. Workshop / APD is based in New York City, but has strong ties to Texas, with a number of its designers hailing from the state including Michael Ellison, Tiffany Zhou, and Brook Quach.
Ta Castle Collection, a new collaboration between carpet manufacturer Kyle bunting and interior designer Timothy Corrigan, was inspired by the 18th century Corrigan estate in the Loire Valley, the Château de la Chevallerie. The six hide rugs are reinterpretations of classic Aubusson and Savonnière rugs, as well as Empire and Modern designs. Boulle, a rug named after the 17th-century French cabinet maker, refers to the intricate patterns he created from tortoiseshell, brass, and wood. Colors in the collection range from creamy neutrals to vivid peacock and melon. Many rugs are in stock, with custom shapes and sizes made to order.
Herman Miller, creator of mid-20th-century design icons such as the Eames Lounge Chair, Noguchi Table and Nelson Marshmallow Sofa, has opened a new seating store concept specializing in home office furniture. at Knox Street in Dallas. It is the second such store to open in Texas, after Austin. The 1,500 square foot Dallas space contains modernist wonders such as the Eames Aluminum Group chairs and the Eames Round table. Early product collaborations with George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi produced designs that have made Herman Miller a byword for the most stylish offices and homes of the modern era.
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In July of this year, Herman Miller purchased Knoll – another modernly designed powerhouse, with the two labels continuing to operate individually. What a modern wedding!
A new era for Culp
Eearlier this year, Kelly Hardage retired from Culp Associates, just one year before the 50th anniversary of the showroom. Known as one of the nicest guys in the business, he helped open the multi-line showroom in Dallas in 1972 with founder Walter Lee Culp –
a Houston showroom opened in 1974 – and after a hiatus that included a school of architecture, Hardage returned in 1992 as president of the company. He bought Culp in 2004. The departure of Hardage marks the end of an era, but it is also the beginning of something exciting. Her longtime friend, interior designer Karen Rogers-Still – granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash – bought her shares in Culp and, as CEO, she runs the business along with Cammie Marrs and Jessica Salmons, both vice-presidents and partners of Culp.
“We have exciting plans to move Culp forward,” Rogers-Still said. New carpet lines have been added in Dallas and Houston, such as Retorra, which offers handcrafted quality at a reasonable price and faster turnaround time. Accessories are always in high demand for interior finishing projects, so they work with suppliers such as Gregorius Pineo and Dennis & Leen to expand a diverse offering. The recent addition of textile brands (Dedar in Italy, Zak + Fox in New York) has attracted new customers, says Marrs. They will continue to nurture long-standing brands including Gournay wallpapers and Colefax & Fowler fabrics and wallpapers, both in London, and revered New York textile brand Clarence House, which has been part of Culp since its opening. .