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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five documentaries to watch while ‘sheltering in place’

For the design lovers among you, who are growing tired of nervously rearranging the furniture and manically sorting through clutter in your well-organized interiors, fresh inspiration for your favorite hobby in this difficult time of lockdown is now available in the shape of five design documentaries and series from the world’s streaming platforms.

“Abstract: The Art of Design” on Netflix

The 14 episodes of this Netflix series offer extensive coverage of different fields of design with distinguished guests, including, among others, Ilse Crawford, Olafur Eliasson, Tinker Hatfield and Bjarke Ingels, who discuss their respective fields of interior design, the design of art, footwear design and architecture. 

“Interior Design Masters” on Netflix

If you like “Top Chef,” then you will love “Interior Design Masters.” Initially produced for the BBC, the reality TV series, which is now available on Netflix, pits aspiring London interior designers against each other in a competition to

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Wellness Rooms Are A Place Designers Create For Homeowners To Escape It All All

Courtesy of Maryline Damour

A wood-paneled space furnished with little more than a daybed and a yoga mat; a grotto complete with a rock garden; a stone bath with a massage table—these are all part of the latest trend in interior design: wellness rooms. Think of them as the antithesis of the home gym; these are spaces designed not with physical strength, but rather mental health in mind. Often intended to provide a break from technology, wellness rooms invite everything from sound therapy to meditation to massage—and designers are creating more and more of them.

With an oversized daybed and shelves styled with meaningful objects, Sarah Magness transformed an office space into a serene getaway.

Sarah Winchester

“I probably put a yoga or wellness room in every home I design now,” says Sarah Magness, who noticed a piqued interest in the concept at the Palm Beach Kips Bay Showhouse, where

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