Fülhaus Taps Brady Tolbert for Its First Designer Collab
Canadian furnisher Fülhaus has announced its first-ever designer collaborator: interior designer Brady Tolbert. Curating over 600 pieces, Tolbert has culled Fülhaus product into three collections: Sinuous Forms: an Ode to Vladimir Kagan; Residency in Marfa; and the New Victorian. As its name suggests, the first of these lines pays homage to legendary designer Vladimir Kagan, and is filled with curvaceous, ’70s- and ’80s-inspired forms in bouclé, suede, and sheepskin. The Marfa collection, meanwhile, uses bright fabrics and leather, wood, and iron to evoke the raw, energetic modernism of Donald Judd’s foundation in the Texas town. For aesthetes more interested in a moodier vibe, the New Victorian offers designs in wood, brass, and velvet with black accents. “Brady pushes the envelope of home design, so working with him felt like a natural fit,” Fülhaus founder Andria Santos says. “With a focus on natural materials, earthy neutrals, and thoughtfully chosen pieces, Brady’s design aesthetic echoes this generation’s desire to return to the natural world.”
Hästens Debuts Bed and Headboard
Hästens, the purveyor of Swedish luxury beds and headboards, celebrated its 170th anniversary earlier this week. To mark the occasion, the company launched its first model since April 2020. Called Drēmər (and pronounced “dreamer”), the new arrival comprises bed and headboard options by Ferris Rafauli, the same designer as the $400,000 Grand Vividus bed. Four colors are available—Traditional Blue, Black Shadow, Natural Shale, and Phantom Charcoal—as are standard and custom sizing. The Drēmər headboard starts at $27,695; bed starts at $35,790.
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A New Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD
Earlier this week, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) appointed Gary Hilderbrand as its new chair of the department of landscape architecture. The professor has been at GSD for over 30 years. Prior to that time, he was a founding principal and partner at renowned landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand. Throughout his career, Hilderbrand has received accolades including Harvard University’s Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award (with Douglas Reed), and the 2013 ASLA Firm of the Year award. He has written academic essays for a host of publications, and contributed to books such as Visible | Invisible, Reed Hilderbrand’s 2012 monograph.
A Rodeo Drive Icon Opens Its Doors Again
One of Armani’s largest retail spaces has reopened, the Armani Group announced last week, following a total makeover. Originally built in 1988, the store at 436 North Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles was reimagined by the brand’s in-house architectural team. Drawing on its Californian surroundings, the design incorporates a palm tree motif, and integrates furniture, carpets, and lamps from home goods line Armani/Casa. Once inside, shoppers will encounter the Armani array, including women’s accessories and eyewear (ground floor); jewelry, evening gowns, men’s accessories and eyewear, and Made to Measure collections (second floor); and men’s seasonal collections (mezzanine). And good news for sartorial die-hards: The store will exclusively carry the Giorgio Armani Los Angeles Evening Collection as a part of its grand reopening.
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