Silvia Furmanovich rolls out home goods
On a trip across Uzbekistan, Brazilian jewelry designer Silvia Furmanovich delved into the Central Asian country’s rich textile heritage, packing her itinerary with visits to dealers, fabric manufacturers, and silk weavers. That enlightening sojourn spawned Silk Road—Uzbekistan was at the heart of the ancient route network—her first full-fledged home collection designed exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman. Like her colorful jewelry creations, reflective of various cultures, the jewelry boxes, trays, picture frames, hand mirrors, side tables, vases, and stools draw from such traditions as tilework, ikat dyeing, Suzani needlework, Venetian damask, Persian miniatures, and chinoiserie, as well as Furmanovich’s signature marquetry techniques. Three areas in Bergdorf Goodman’s expansive seventh-floor home department will exhibit Furmanovich’s objects through at least the holiday season.
New gallery spotlights Annabelle Selldorf’s maiden furniture collection
New York architect Annabelle Selldorf, who has handled such high-profile art world projects as an expansion of the Frick Collection and Miami’s Rubell Museum, has long been friends with Paul Henkel, mastermind of the formerly nomadic Palo Gallery. Finally the two have teamed up for an artistic venture of their own: Palo Gallery’s new flagship in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Located at 30 Bond Street, the Selldorf Architects–designed space doubles as a showroom for Vica by Annabelle Selldorf, her furniture collection. The sofas, ottomans, tables, desks, seating, and cabinets, available to the public for the first time at Palo, are deftly integrated into the exhibitions (first up is British multimedia artist Henry Hudson’s Ontological Spherescapes, through October 9), forging a dialogue between art and design.
Gabriel & Guillaume unveils inaugural exhibition
Following a string of ephemeral pop-ups, in 2020 the collectible design gallery Gabriel & Guillaume settled into its first appointment-only permanent digs within Midtown Manhattan’s flashy Steinway Tower as a collaboration with FrenchCalifornia and Cueto Art Advisory. Today, founders Nancy Gabriel and Guillaume Excoffier are bolstering their 20th-century, contemporary finds with the gallery’s first-ever exhibition, Haptic Memory (through November 10), highlighting the trove of madcap potato tree vessels recently made by Los Angeles ceramic artist Vince Palacios. “I discovered Vince’s work on a trip to LA in summer 2021, and absolutely loved the whimsical look of his pieces. There is a distinct California vibe, complete with an obvious strong technical aspect, as Vince has been working with ceramics for more than three decades,” explains Excoffier.
Loewe gets a pretty-in-pink update in New York
Shades of soft pink and deep green now welcome visitors perusing the ready-to-wear lines and accessories at Loewe’s Manhattan store in SoHo. Creative director Jonathan Anderson led the overhaul of the two-story, 2,906-square-foot boutique at 79 Greene Street, adorning it with hand-glazed ceramics, brass, and turned iron details juxtaposed with sleek glass, concrete, and wood. Along with the Spanish wool carpets and iconic furniture from the likes of George Nakashima and Gerrit Rietveld, there are a number of rotating works culled from the Loewe Art Collection on display, including a painting by Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez and a neon sculpture from conceptual Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans.