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.
Atmosphere collection by Calico Wallpaper
Following their moody Noir collection, the Brooklyn-based wallpaper brand chronicles the ephemeral nature of the ever-changing sky in its latest launch titled Atmosphere. The eight-part series channels atmospheric clouds and abstracts their hues into a medley of hand-painted scenes that take inspiration from the amorous works of artist J.M.W. Turner.
Drawing on L’Epée 1839’s portfolio of watch mechanisms, Max Büsser melds its playful brand ethos with the Swiss clockmaker to debut an eye-inspired clock interface that doubles as work of art. The limited-edition timepiece sports palladium-plated brass, inset with rubies, and changes form as its four elytra widen and shut like a dilating iris.
In celebration of the eponymous silversmith founder’s 155th birthday, the Scandinavian design brand pays tribute to its storied heritage by reissuing the venerated Blossom bonbonniere. Each of the 25 limited-edition pieces is engraved with a unique number to commemorate the brand’s timeless design cues.
Echoes of Kvadrat’s 1965-designed textile Hallingdal by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel are revived with artist Danh Vo’s curation of Sisu, a checked upholstery that recalls its archived counterpart. Woven with yarn in 16 colorways, the textile firm unveiled the collection at the “Take My Breath Away” exhibition at Denmark’s National Gallery.
The multidisciplinary designer Lee Broom is renowned for engendering immersive interiorscapes with innovative furniture and lighting designs. Now he’s adding scents to his repertoire thanks to the release of a collection of sculptural, crystal-cased candles in two fragrances conceived by a French perfume house. Self Portrait is ensconced in a gunmetal vessel with a spicy aroma, while On Reflection comes in gold holder and introduces notes of wood, lavender, and mandarin inspired by a theater from Broom’s childhood.
Teaming up with architect and designer Philippe Starck for the first time, Janus et Cie’s outdoor dining and lounge collection pairs references to the African savannah with notes of Craftsman and Scandinavian modern styles. With its finely sanded teak frames, visible peg joinery, and colorful canvas textiles, the eight-piece Serengeti set feels both fresh and timeless.
“Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection” exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art
Acquired over the past five decades, SCAD presents a range of more than 100 avant-garde rings designed by a roster of international artists sourced from the personal holdings of collector Susan Grant. Claire Falkenstein (U.S.), Wendy Ramshaw (U.K.), and Bruno Martinazzi (Italy) are among the names curated by author Ursula Ilse-Neuman in this memorable exhibition.
The commercial wall-protection company releases a revamped version of their original RAMPART line in dual textures of raw linen and woodgrain. The update: PVC-free alternatives that sustain the same degree of guardianship as traditional wall sheets. Designed to withstand high-traffic areas, Wolf-Gordon consolidates a year-long developmental strategy to simplify the installation process of its hallmark wall treatment.
Art for Change enlisted artists Danielle Orchard, Gina Beavers, Hiba Schahbaz, and Amy Lincoln to create a series of special-edition prints with proceeds going to GrowNYC, the nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide equal access to fresh food, clean air, and green space. The original artworks touch on themes such as empowerment, social consciousness, and environmental beauty, and limited-edition issues will be on display at Greenwich Village mainstay Gotham’s when it reopens following a renovation this fall. The individual prints are available in limited quantity at artforchange.com.
The beauty and jewelry brand debuted a trio of hydration elixirs composed of hand-picked, family-sourced and fully naturally-derived ingredients. The nutrient-packed Moisture Milk, Moisture Cream, and Body Oil are intended for both the face and body and all arrive in recyclable glass bottles. The three different levels of hydration allow for customizable everyday use, enabling the wearer to apply them solo or layer them for maximum hydration. The drop complements the brand’s scintillating jewelry and haute fragrance lines released in late 2019, marking the first time the products have been shown together.
Achille Salvagni atelier at the London Design Festival
During the London Design Festival, Achille Salvagni opened his Mayfair atelier to showcase the brand’s newly launched furniture and lighting collections. On display is a selection of new collectible cabinets, chandeliers, and seating units with a particular focus on parchment and bronze, two ancient materials that Salvagni reimagined for a modern audience.