New & Notable is a cultural catchall that highlights interesting new products and projects from our brilliantly creative members of The List. With new releases, events, and goings-on, the below moments indicate the power they have to move the needle in so many realms, including architecture, design, fashion, and art.
M1 Console by Wrensilva x Jack Daniel’s
The American manufacturer of modern turntable consoles reimagines their flagship console, the M1, with a sleek black exterior shell and details inspired by the character of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. It’ll be auctioned off in partnership with musicians such as Zedd, K. Michelle, and Ashley McBryde on Charitybuzz on July 6 with proceeds benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
SCAD Lacoste reopens with a Pierre Cardin exhibition
After temporarily closing due to the pandemic, SCAD Lacoste has reopened with an exhibition dedicated to the late fashion legend Pierre Cardin titled “Notre Ami, Pierre Cardin.” Five alumni are also participating in the university’s atelier program to create and work in studio spaces activated within the historic caves.
Bond Hardware x POWRPLNT Young Creatives Residency
This fall, POWRPLNT will host the inaugural Bond Hardware x POWRPLNT Sustainable Design Young Creative Residency, which is open to 16–24-year-olds interested in exploring sustainable design from ideation to marketplace. The program, which runs Sept. 15–Dec. 15, offers one-to-one mentorship with Bond Hardware to learn the ins and outs of creative entrepreneurship, sustainable business practices, production, product design, creative management, and e-commerce, among other fields. Applications will be accepted through July 15.
Designed by Guarav Nanda and the Bend Goods team, the cloud-like Nanda Sofa features a set of rounded square shapes that can be separated and rearranged in endless arrangements for living room or seating areas. Inspired by ‘70s Italian furniture, the sofa also offers the flexibility to mix colors and patterns with multiple fabric options. The idea originated from Guarav Nanda’s own personal need for something practical: “It’s like sitting on a cloud,” Nanda describes of the sofa’s comfort. “I wanted something loungy, low-profile, with a visually interesting back and side detail because it has become the centerpiece of my house.”
When Ratana’s creative minds felt nature tugging at their souls during lockdown, they were compelled to elevate the brand with its finest offerings yet. Joanna Leung, Ratana’s VP of strategy, enlisted the designer Enrique Moya-Angeler to devise an entirely new furniture label that draws inspiration from nature’s most breathtaking elements: water ice, sand, and stone. Called Terana in reference to the French word for “terrain,” the label offers up a tightly curated assortment of outdoor furnishings that not only reinforces Ratana’s durability, but pens a love letter to nature.
The Spanish designer’s latest textile, called Atrium Outdoor and available in an array of warm shades, features a subtly spontaneous pattern reminiscent of scratches on wallpaper. To achieve the effect, two similarly colors yarns are combined with a contrasting yarn that infuses the textile with distinctive depth and a subtle wave-like movement in the foreground. “Seen from afar it looks homogenous,” Urquiola says, “but at the same time its ‘scratches’ design projects a sense of movement.” Atrium Outdoor is also water-repellent, fast-drying, and completely free from fluorocarbons.