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.
Mind Body Project supports The Center
Mind Body Project, a holistic studio in New York that combines high-intensity fitness with meditation, is teaming up with The Center, a community organization that supports LGBTQ+ individuals via health and wellness programs. From June 25–27, the studio will donate 20 percent of proceeds from classes to The Center.
The Colombian textile studio VERDI launches their latest collection of woven rugs, called AES, which employs ethically sourced alpaca, plantain fibers, and solid Bronze plates. The collection explores geometry and industrialism through bold, clean lines that present a poetic meditation on balance, harmony, and purity.
Dedon’s Kida seat by Stephen Burks acquired by SFMOMA
Dedon has gifted a limited-edition version of its latest product offering, the Kida hanging seat by Stephen Burks, to the SFMOMA’s permanent collection. Kida marks the first time the German outdoor furniture brand has departed from its traditional weaving technique, instead opting for wrapping. Burks, who drew inspiration for Kida from master weaves in Cebu, Philippines, describes the experience of sitting in the chair as feeling “as free as the breeze.”
For Summer 2021, the Los Angeles accessory designer Tyler Ellis launches a capsule collection of Italian artisan-made beach and poolside must-haves inspired by the breezy day-to-night ambience of Miami. The water-resistant patent leather trimmed PVC bags, as she describes, are durable enough for “sipping champagne by The Faena’s exclusive pool and transition flawlessly for a late dinner at Carbone.”
Philippe Lebru and Alain Silberstein’s KB2 Clock for MB&F
The two nonconformist designers of French mechanical watchmaking team up to launch the KB2 clock (short for Kontwaz Bauhaus 2) for MB&F, marked by primary colors and playful, geometric shapes. An edition of 88, the life-size timepiece is part clock sculpture and part kinetic artwork laden with intricate details that reveal themselves more with each revisit.
Completed during the pandemic, the eight-story Nobu Palo Alto offers intimate digs to recharge or comfortable workspaces—ideally suited for its idyllic location in the center of Silicon Valley. Montalba Architects drew on typical Nobu hallmarks combined with traditional Japanese design elements such as warm wood wainscoting, rice-paper glass walls, and indoor-outdoor gravel gardens.
The French label introduces the new Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune, its first skeleton timepiece with a manufacture movement crafted by artisans in the Hermès Horloger workshops. Its design employs a daring use of contrasting materials: titanium, platinum, and white gold, with a double moonphase at 6:00.
Jessica Lichtenstein on view at Topping Rose House
The multidisciplinary artist Jessica Lichtenstein unveils a new piece, called To Hear Your Voice (2020), at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. The newly redesigned inn’s prestigious art collection, which draws from traditional and modern influences, is selected and curated by the New York–based Winston Wächter Fine Art.