If the market’s latest debuts have any lesson to tell, it’s that the design community indeed works better together. From Joseph Altuzarra’s dreamy West Elm Kids collection to Erin Fetherston’s warm, tactile furniture for Anthropologie, industry brands across categories are coming together to bring thoughtful new offerings to designers’ tool kits. Looking for the latest in furniture, decor, lighting, and beyond? Meet the industry’s latest dynamic duos.
Joseph Altuzarra x West Elm Kids
As founder and creative director of his eponymous luxury label, French American fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra often imbues his timeless women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections with vivid multicultural-inspired motifs. Just as transporting is Altuzarra’s wondrous, 42-piece range of furniture, textiles, and decor for West Elm Kids. Sprung from his hand-drawn illustrations, the limited-edition capsule, launching today, is an ode to Altuzarra’s two daughters, Emma and Charlotte. Although whimsy is at the collection’s core, captured in items like a rug emblazoned with a soaring hot-air balloon, zodiac-print sheets, and shelves rendered as clouds, there are equally sophisticated additions too, from a woven rattan nightstand to a cocooning swivel chair swathed in performance velvet for weary parents to retreat to.
Christophe Delcourt x Avenue Road
Wood, whether spruce or smoked or gouged brushed, is the star of Paris designer Christophe Delcourt’s Woodlane collection for Avenue Road. Originally unveiled at the furniture brand’s Art Deco residence in Miami, where the works mingled with some of Delcourt’s earlier creations for Avenue Road, the sculptural pieces include the imposing yet softly curved Afa sideboard and the round, bench-like Nin dining and coffee tables, anchored by bases that reimagine weighty tree trunks.
Elizabeth Garouste x Ralph Pucci
French designer Elizabeth Garouste has an affinity for color, and it’s illuminated in Beans, her fantastical new collection for Ralph Pucci (on view in the design and art gallery’s New York outpost through October). Garouste, known for the Surrealist furniture she created in the 1980s and ’90s with Mattia Bonetti, teamed up with Ralph Pucci’s sculpture studio to bring these pieces to life. First, Garouste imagined them all simply in cardboard, then they were sculpted in clay or plaster and brought over to the adjacent factory to get Ralph Pucci’s proprietary Plasterglass treatment. Along with console, side, and bulbous-based dining tables, there are quirky, slanted table lamps, chandeliers and sconces reminiscent of sea creatures, and voluptuous mirrors, some of which highlight Garouste’s love for found materials through rope, raffia, and mosaic details.
Rose Tarlow x Perennials
It’s been more than a decade since Los Angeles designer Rose Tarlow conceived her first collection for Perennials Fabrics, but she’s back with Saffron, Matcha, Beeswax, and Blue Spruce colorways of her best-selling Tatton Stripe, as well as eight new designs of 100% solution-dyed acrylic textiles that evoke the English countryside. These run the gamut from the multicolor plaid Garden Row to Hedge Hunt, a jacquard that recalls antique embroidery, to the abstract Stepping Stones, which fuses an ikat circle with striated checks. Tarlow fans will also be pleased by her quartet of rugs centered on the likes of topiaries and tigers pulled from her watercolor paintings.
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Erin Fetherston x Anthropologie
When Anthropologie reached out to Erin Fetherston about a collaboration, the timing was apt: The LA designer was in the middle of decorating her new abode, with ideas and inspiration aplenty. Eighteen months later, Fetherston’s collection of furniture, lighting, rugs, bedding, accessories—and even bohemian dresses that nod to her fashion roots—for the retail juggernaut has arrived, and it’s just as grounded as her earthy interiors. Consider the floor lamp, with its ribbed glass shade encircled by an antique brass-finished hoop, or the coffee table topped with rosy marble. They both complement centerpieces like the burl wood buffet embellished with gleaming Art Deco–style hardware and the mink-hued velvet sofa anchored by a fluted ash base.
Antonello Radi x John Derian for il Buco Vita
There is always something new and delightful to covet at il Buco Vita, the trove of rustic, born-in-Italy tableware and home decor steps away from Donna Lennard’s il Buco restaurants in Manhattan and Amagansett, New York. Lennard curates the artisanal product line-up with Italian artist and architect cousins Antonello and Lorenzo Radi, and currently the spotlight is on Antonello’s own work. His paintings of vivid radishes, artichokes, lemons, figs, and sardines are now beautifully translated to an assortment of limited-edition decoupage trays handmade by John Derian in his New York studio (next door to il Buco Vita’s NoHo locale) that are as versatile as they are decorative.
Sarah Bray Bermuda x Lee Jofa
Former New York editor Sarah Bray relocated to idyllic Bermuda during the pandemic (her husband grew up there), and now spends her days designing biodegradable sun hats fashioned out of sea grass and palm leaf. For its 200th anniversary, Lee Jofa tapped Bray for a petite range of delicate ribbons crafted from some of the fabric house’s most fabled patterns. This trio of floral chintzes—Chinese Peony, Althea, and Floral Bouquet—gracefully adorn Bray’s thickly woven Amaryllis and extra-wide-brimmed Daisy and Geranium iterations with vintage flair.