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.
What’s New This February, From Our List Members
Ceramic coffee service by the minds behind RIOS, a Bergdorf Goodman takeover by Cultus Artem, emission-free catamarans by Sunreef Yachts, and more.by Jenna Adrian-Diaz February 24, 2023
Tennis superstar Rafeal Nadal and F1 champions Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg are among those who look to Sunreef Yachts to deliver best-in-class craftsmanship and engineering on the water. The leader in crafting bespoke yachts recently debuted a line of zero-emission catamarans, the 43 M Eco, which are powered by solar cells and a hydro-generation system.
With the recent completion of a sumptuous powder room commission in SoHo, New York, sculptor Jessica Lichtenstein’s affinity for engraved embedded lockets has transcended her studio practice. “I like using feminine iconography combined with the geological reference to the lockets creating a cleavage in the plaster concrete finish of the walls,” she says of the installation and its title, “Cleavage.”
The lauded independent designer is gearing up for the springtime release of his Abrazo floor lamp, whose sinuous curves and lyricism take inspiration from the tango. In his own words, “the Abrazo is the hug, the connection shared by the partners,”—in this case, the luminaire’s limb-like structure.
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On March 2, Avant Arte will release a new limited-edition silkscreen print by Yu Nagaba. The print, titled Fishbowl, is inspired by the Japanese artist’s love for Henri Matisse and features signatures from his own practice such as the Ace Hotel stamp. The print will be available for only 24 hours online at Avant Arte.
The brilliant minds behind RIOS, the studio collective known for bridging the gap between nature and the built environment, have turned their attention to perfecting the coffee-drinking experience with the Pico collection. The ceramic coffee service line by sister company notNeutral is named for Pico Boulevard, which connects Angelenos to the ocean, Downtown L.A., and the city’s vast culinary landscape.
Art For Change
During Black History Month, Art For Change spotlighted works by a multigenerational group of contemporary Black artists including Patricia Renee’ Thomas, Anthony Peyton Young, Ebony G. Patterson, Jamaal Peterman, and Rico Gatson. A portion of proceeds from each work benefit organizations including the Brooklyn Museum, City Harvest, the Movement for Black Lives, and more.
David Weeks Studio
The Brooklyn lighting designer debuts a limited collection of sculptural tabletop lamps and floor lamps that, like the pictured Capsule XL and Tripod OG standing models, represent the studio’s new take on staple shapes that have been in the archives for more than 20 years.
Earlier this month, the fragrance and jewelry house took over the clean beauty floor at storied New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. Founder Holly Tupper hosted a masterclass on the rare olfactory notes that comprise the house’s fragrances and helped shoppers find their own signature scent in the lineup.
British lighting manufacturer Original BTC has released its first collaboratively-designed collection in three decades, with Swedish interior designer Beata Heuman. The Alma collection, named for Beata’s daughter, nods to mid-century Scandinavian designs in pop colors, and looks perfectly at home in the prevailing cottagecore-cool interior aesthetic.
Carl Hansen & Søn
At Stockholm Design Week, the Danish furniture brand showed two new collections: nesting tables by Hans J. Wegner and outdoor furnishings by Danish architect Alfred Homann. Both channel the heritage brand’s sleek and timeless appeal, with an emphasis on functionality and harmony with their surroundings. Wegner’s nesting tables hit stores this month, while Homann’s outdoor collection debut in March.