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One designer’s (pretty) solution to paint and furnishings toxins

industry insider | April 19, 2018
Just in time for Earth Day, Ziggy, a line of customizable and toxic-free furniture and accessories has debuted, designed by Emily Butler in New York and manufactured by Tom and Ziggy Brodowski, carpenter brothers in Connecticut. Butler’s struggle to find toxin-free furnishings and paints began w... By Emily Butler

A network of installations across Milan focuses on futurism

industry insider | April 18, 2018
Ventura Future may very well be Milan Design Week's best-kept secret. Located in a number of venues—including Loft, a gallery space; FuturDome, the former meeting place of the Futurist movement; and a former pharmacy classroom—the show, produced by Ventura Projects, which oversees other installa... By Katy B. Olson

How high-end bedding can save the ocean

industry insider | April 16, 2018
Color us impressed: On the heels of donating the profits from its pink products for breast cancer research last fall, luxury French linen brand Yves Delorme is now partnering with the international nonprofit The TerraMar Project to support ocean conservation and protection by sharing proceeds fr... By Katy B. Olson

Top ’scapes at Lenox Hill’s tabletop gala

industry insider | April 16, 2018
In case you’ve been avoiding social media, we’ve rounded up some of the top tablescapes presented by design world luminaries at last week’s Lenox Hill Neighborhood House “Make a Splash” spring gala. Gather & Serve’s table; photo by Marco Ricca Design chairs Ellie Cullman, Linds... By Katy B. Olson

Case Study: Dave Dawson on product development

industry insider | April 13, 2018
The Urban Electric Co., the upstart lighting brand that counts so many professional designers among its fans, is toasting 15 years in business. In recognition of the occasion, we asked company founder and CEO Dave Dawson to share with us what he has learned along the way. Dave Dawson; cou... By Dave Dawson

Madeline Weinrib shutters textile company after 20 years in business

industry insider | April 13, 2018
After two decades of producing the hand-printed carpets and textiles that have become synonymous with her name, Madeline Weinrib has announced she’ll be closing her company. Following the June closings of her New York and San Francisco showrooms, Weinrib will invest her time in other artistic en... By Melissa Studach

Why this lighting maker believes in designer collections

industry insider | April 12, 2018
Hudson Valley Lighting is getting ready to make a name for itself at High Point Market this week. Not only is the brand debuting its first showroom at Market, but it is also unveiling its first (of many!) upcoming designer collaborations with Corey Damen Jenkins. David Littman, the founder of th... By Taylor Barker

Benoist F. Drut chats about his Bard honor

industry insider | April 9, 2018
Benoist F. Drut is ready for the party—or, should we say, parties. The owner of Maison Gerard will soon be feted by BARD GRADUATE CENTER, which is honoring him with the Outstanding Dealer distinction at its Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon. He is also gearing up for his gallery’s celebration-wort... By Katy B. Olson

What’s Alcantara? A look at the mysterious material you’ve seen everywhere

industry insider | April 9, 2018
Did you attend last month’s Collective Design fair? If you did, you might have jumped into artist Alex Schweder’s expansive, ad hoc installation featuring Alcantara, a soft microfiber that evokes suede. Titled “Davenport Yawn,” that art project is the latest in a series developed by the Alcantar... By Katy B. Olson

Nathan Orsman dishes on how to design with light

industry insider | April 9, 2018
He’s an Australian-born interior and exterior lighting design expert who has worked with Ina Garten, Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey, Tommy Hilfiger and other luminaries. Here, Nathan Orsman, founder of Orsman Design, shares with EAL how he recently tackled challenges to create a lighting system ... By Katy B. Olson
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