St. Frank Debuts a Furniture Collection, Major Design Auctions Take Place, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know. 

Product Launches

St. Frank and Others Make Notable Debuts

For several years, St. Frank has been carefully placing bespoke pieces of furniture throughout their retail spaces. Now, they’re expanding that effort with a full-on collaborative collection. “We’re thrilled to to be introducing our first offering of upholstered furniture in partnership with Forsyth,” St. Frank founder Christina Bryant says to AD PRO. “This collaboration allows us to bring our signature printed textiles to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces as well as bespoke ottomans and poufs.” Beyond such items, fans of midcentury modernism should look out for vintage efforts as well, such as a pair of indigo Eero Saarinen chairs. 

The interior designer behind Kelly Martin Interiors has launched a furniture collection by the

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Design Worlds Collide in De Padova and Time & Style’s Collaborative Furniture Collection

De Padova and Time & Style have both made big names for themselves in the furniture world — each holding true to its own particular brand of style and aesthetics. Now, their mutual respect for the craft has brought them together on a new line called the Time & Style Edition collection, and it encapsulates the best of both Italian and Japanese elements.

A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style's new collaborative furniture collection.
A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style’s new collaborative furniture collection.

17 pieces make up the new collection, with pieces running the gamut of standard home furnishings. The melded styles are apparent all throughout, like in the “Sensitive Light” chair, which boasts trademark Danish-influenced simplicity and light, sleek design for added versatility and mobility. The “Bombori” lamp champions Japanese craftsmanship with its hand-bent wooden spines and washi paper shade that nods to traditional paper lanterns. According to De Padova CEO Roberto Gavazzi,

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Online Retailer Lulu & Georgia Launches French Art Deco Furniture Collection

If Lulu and Georgia wasn’t already on your radar, it will be now. The Los Angeles-based online retailer is an interior designer’s dream, offering the kind of standout pieces you might lust over in a magazine spread. Effortlessly blending classic and modern styles with artistic flair, Lulu & Georgia is a great place to find all kinds of handcrafted furniture and highly curated sculptural decor.

Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia's new
Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia’s new

The company’s latest collection of 32 pieces of furniture and many more accessories, “French Art Deco,” softens the bold, graphic style of Art Deco with a romantic French influence. Founder Sara Sugarman and her team of designers took inspiration from the Art Deco movement’s centennial anniversary, adding their own fresh spin to it. The collection was photographed within a classically detailed space to show off how beautifully it all fits together.

Pieces from online retailer Lulu & Georgia's new
Pieces from online retailer Lulu &
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Designer Mark D. Sikes – New Furniture Collection for Chaddock

Mark D. Sikes may always see stripes, but we see a star. The jack-of-all-trades has become synonymous with said signature pattern, yet in addition to his interior design work, he has also dabbled in his own product lines as well as fashion and books. (Did we mention that he is releasing his second one this September?) So when Andrew Crone of the iconic all-American brand Chaddock went looking for its next designer, it came as no surprise that Sikes was a shoo-in choice.

Joining the ranks of Chaddock veterans like Mary McDonald and Larry Laslo, Sikes crafted a collection that includes a mix of case goods and upholstered pieces, all of which embody both his and Crone’s knack for storytelling and American craftsmanship. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Mark into the family,” Crone says.

The new line had been scheduled to make its debut at the Spring 2020

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