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It takes two: seven new collaborations of note
Mar 30, 2015

When companies want to take their products in a new direction, they turn to designers who can refresh their look while bringing a new element to the table. The melding of two distinct aesthetics create eye-opening new looks that can add a special touch to design projects.
Read on to take a closer look at what’s new from Roche Bobois and Jean Paul Gaultier, Jonathan Saunders and Rodarte for The Rug Company, Nina Campbell and furniture brand oomph, Suzanne Kasler for Lee Jofa, Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs and Kimberly McDonald and Circa Wallcovering.
Jean Paul Gaultier + Roche Bobois
Roche Bobois is releasing a new collection of cushions designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The collection reflects Gaultier’s playfulness and Roche Bobois’ craftsmanship, and follows a five-year-long creative partnership between the two. Roche Bobois is also sponsoring The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Catwalk to Sidewalk at the Grand Palais, Paris from April 1 to Aug. 3.

Photos by Laura Lahj Projatelj.
Rodarte + The Rug Company
Fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte have brought their ethereal aesthetic to The Rug Company in four distinct new rug designs: Trellis, Marble, Cobalt and Ember.  Drawing inspiration from fairy tales, raw materials, their childhoods and California’s Death Valley, and using combinations of wool and silk, Rodarte’s designs make a unique visual statement.

Jonathan Saunders + The Rug Company
Print maker and fashion designer Jonathan Saunders as created four new dsigns for The Rug Company, Herringbone, Nouveau, Hutton and Harrington. The designs display Saunders’ talent for using multiple patterns and clashing colors to create a unified piece that can tie together any room.

Nina Campbell + oomph
American furniture company oomph has partnered with world-class English designer Nina Campbell for a capsule collection. Included: three parsons-style tables, a writing desk and a pair of stacking side tables. The pieces have been finished in high-gloss lacquer colors and a variety of surfaces unique to Campbell. The finishes compliment her fabric and wallcoverings and stay true to her English aesthetic.

Suzanne Kasler + Lee Jofa
Suzanne Kasler has released her second collection of fabrics and trimmings with Lee Jofa. The fabrics feature modern graphics and ethnic-inspired patters in warm and cool neutrals including paisley, hand-embroidered damask and bohemian-chic suzani prints. Her trimmings come in both classic and extra wide tapes in geometric patterns.
 
Suzanne Tucker + Michael Taylor Designs
The California Collection is an outdoor textile created by San Francisco interior designer Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs. The collection features solids, stripes, textures and patterns to embody a chic and casual, easy-care outdoor design aesthetic, reflecting Taylor’s “California Look.” The outdoor textiles suit a variety of design styles and will be available at Michael Taylor Designs showrooms nationwide.

Kimberly McDonald + Circa Wallcovering
Jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald teamed up with Jamie Adler, designer of Circa Wallcoverings for a new collection inspired by natural stone. The five initial designs—Glam Rock, Rock On, Floating Geodes, Stone Temple and Fin—use natural stone patterns in exaggerated scale, and are printed on metallic paper.


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