Best Interior Designers – 5 Designers Who Made Furniture Collections ⇒ It’s not particularly new that some of the world’s best interior designers collaborate with some high-end furniture brands. That has been happening for a while now. It’s a win-win situation. The brands get the recognition they seek and the designers get to express themselves in ways they don’t often do. These collaborations result in mega successes, no matter how much time it passes.
Mary Mcdonald and Chaddock
Anyone who caught Mary McDonald’s star turns on the Bravo show Million Dollar Decorators knows that the Los Angeles designer is not one to hold back an opinion. Quite simply, she likes things done her way. So when the furniture company Chaddock offered her an opportunity to spread the design gospel according to Mary with a namesake collection, she didn’t hesitate. “I’ve been creating furniture for myself and my clients for as long as I can remember,” she says. “This was my chance to bring those pieces to a larger audience.”
The comprehensive 53-piece collection is infused with her hallmark style, bringing golden-age Hollywood glamour to centuries-old stalwarts—, particularly Greco-Roman and Louis XVI forms. Another inspiration, McDonald says, is Malmaison, the Empire-inflected country house of Napoléon and Josephine. “I love every last detail there, especially the campaign furniture,” she adds. “I try to go every year.” She also admires the work Stephane Boudin of Jansen did for the Kennedy White House.
Thomas O’Brien and Century Furniture
For decades the acclaimed New York-based interior designer Thomas O’Brien has been acquiring vintage and antique furnishings that have caught his eye on trips to England, France, Japan, and points beyond. Much of this beloved trove—which, O’Brien notes, includes “quite a few orphan chairs and bits and pieces of things”—ended up in storage. Hoarding, though, it’s not.
Everything in the collection is meant to mix and match, not only with one another but also with homeowners’ existing furnishings. And each of O’Brien’s creations comes with a compelling backstory. “A history does make things better,” he says.
Bunny Williams Home
An expression of legendary Interior Designer Bunny Williams’ creativity and distinctive aesthetic, our collection consists of reproductions of her own treasures as well as original designs that are essential to one’s home. Mixing the collection with your own favourite pieces is how it is intended to be used and adored. These are classic pieces that will withstand the test of time and we invite you to enrich your surroundings and reveal your own personal style.
Be sure to visit our newly launched showroom in NYC (The Fine Arts Building, 232 East 59th Street, 3rd Floor). Here you’ll find the entire Bunny Williams Home collection in addition to vintage one of kinds, artwork and decorative accessories. The showroom is open Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM and Interior Design services are available by appointment.
Yabu Pushelberg and Stellar Works
Compact in profile and scale, this light, playful and sculptural collection lends itself to both residential and commercial applications.
Though Blink has a distinct personality and distilled modernist quality, pieces from this collection can coexist or live independently amongst other styles. The materials have been selected to create considered contrasts from texture to texture and surface to surface.
Marmol Radziner Furniture
MARMOL RADZINER FURNITURE is a natural extension of Marmol Radziner, a unique design-build firm known for attentiveness to detail and finish. Marmol Radziner Furniture offers collections designed and built by architects. Their wood and metal shops are run by craftsmen concerned with the smallest details and the broad view, allowing for a line of furniture with a clarity of design and integrity of construction.
Made between factories in North Carolina and Indonesia, the collection is meant to evoke the laidback lifestyles of sun-worshipping sophisticates dwelling amidst the tropicalia and desert climes of the canyons above Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Consider it the merger of Marmol Radziner’s salt-aired hard modernism with McGuire’s Asian-influenced soft luxury: sleek spins on classic Danish design via dining chairs, bar stools and beds rendered in tea-stained or blackened paper cord with white bronze accents set into futurist solid oak posts and legs; plush sling-back settees and lounge chairs framed over rattan-wrapped oak casework; silo-shaped bronze side tables with blackened-steel accents and mirrored tops; and hand-carved solid-oak cocktail and dining tables with edgeless slopes meant to mimic those in the titular L.A. canyons.
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