Spring’s luxury design finds — from chic tables to architectural handbags
Haute sweet home
The new Casa Perfect New York lives up to its name, showcasing a rotating assortment of exciting contemporary design in a light-filled, 1852-built West Village townhouse, lavishly renovated by David Chipperfield. The brainchild (and sometime residence) of bicoastal design guru David Alhadeff (who created the Future Perfect galleries in New York and LA), Casa Perfect functions as a soignée space displaying work by designers like Reinaldo Sanguino, Floris Wubben, Piet Hein Eek and Dimore Studio. Entry to the five-story home — and its enviable backyard and roof garden — is by appointment only.
On the table
Ryan Korban’s work takes inspiration from European artisans and sleek modern lines, making him a go-to interior designer for fashion houses like Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. Korban’s brand-new home collection, produced with furniture company EJ Victor, includes an exclusive collaboration with Dedar Milano custom fabrics and spans 40 products, ranging from lighting to beds. Crowned in white Carrara stone, Korban’s “Poley” console, a chic stand in stainless steel, brass and suede, makes a luxe statement piece.
Work of art
Fashion meets design in Saks’ uber-chic windows this month, courtesy of Off-White’s Virgil Abloh. The designer has created an exclusive “fine arts” capsule collection for the department store, including men’s and women’s clothes and accessories, like this pale pink “Jitney 0.7” bag. The polymath Abloh, a DJ and trained architect who also oversees Louis Vuitton’s menswear, got his big break as Kanye West’s creative director. At Saks, Abloh is celebrating his Renaissance-man stature, installing dramatic listening-station vignettes and window displays mixing merch with literature, sculpture and other “fine arts.”
Glass half full
A luxe tribute to her casually fabulous jet-set lifestyle, tastemaker Aerin Lauder’s first tabletop collection debuts this spring. Just in time for summer’s host-gift season and easy to mix and match, the new Aerin pieces include watery Egyptian hand-blown carafes, glasses and amphorae vases, as well as raffia coasters. Scalloped Italian linen dinner napkins and French bamboo-handled flatware pay homage to Lauder’s late grandmother Estée, the beauty-business pioneer and famously elegant hostess.
Spin the bottle
What to get the art-loving oenophile who has everything? Five historic vintages of Château Mouton Rothschild wine, adorned with labels designed by contemporary artists Jeff Koons, Bernar Venet, Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan and Giuseppe Penone. Sotheby’s auctioned off 25 of the five-bottle sets in Hong Kong on April 1, with plans to sell 25 more in London on April 17 and the final 25 in New York on May 4. Starting bids are $4,000, and winners will be invited to a gala Versailles dinner — where they’ll toast their very good fortune.
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