Daniel Arsham partners with Tiffany, AD hosts exhibition in France and more news
From big business changes to great product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this bimonthly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Herman Miller launches podcast
Good news for anyone looking for more industry information: Herman Miller has launched his first weekly podcast. Entitled “Looking Forward,” the show will be hosted by Ryan Anderson, vice president of Global Research and Insights at Herman Miller. The series will cover industry trends, news and problem solving. Anderson will also tap into the wisdom of architects, researchers, innovators and business leaders through interviews.
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The Molteni museum gets a makeover
Leading Italian design company Molteni Group has moved into a Glass Cube space in the gardens of the Molteni Compound in Milan for its new museum. The modern structure was designed by Ron Gilad, a longtime designer of the beloved furniture brand. An in-depth history of the company and its many achievements will be presented in the space, as well as a permanent collection of more than 50 pieces of furniture.
Farrow & Ball collaborates with TALA on a new lamp
Leading paint suppliers Farrow & Ball and LED lighting company Tala have teamed up to present a new portable lamp. From the bedside to the garden, the interior-exterior design is designed to capture the spirit of Britain’s pleasure gardens. Dubbed “The Muse,” Tala worked with Farrow & Ball on three color options that appropriately evoke the theme. And thanks to energy efficient LED technology and repairable materials, it is also bona fide durable.
Beloved landscaper Marcello Villano dies
Late last month, Los Angeles-based garden designer Marcello Villano passed away at the age of 74. During his lifetime, Villano was recognized for his residential landscape work and his celebrity clientele, including Jennifer Aniston, who worked with him on several projects. He is survived by his partner, photographer David Glomb.
Andrew Jones auctions John Nelson’s collection
The design industry is still reeling from the recent loss of John Nelson, longtime Los Angeles-based antiques dealer and founder of John Nelson Antiques. Next month, Nelson’s sizable collection, accumulated for more than 50 years at the company, will be auctioned online through Andrew Jones Auctions, a longtime Nelson collaborator, starting October 24. (The auction will be part of a series slated to run through 2023.) In In addition to mirrors and chandeliers, two of Nelson’s specialties, the event will feature Chinese porcelain, paintings, sculptures and much more. Previews are available from October 21.
The return of the London Design Festival
On September 18, the London Design Festival returns. As usual, it will take place in the form of a series of outdoor installations, exhibitions and special projects; transform the capital’s monuments, neighborhoods and cultural institutions. Since 2003, the festival has showcased some of the best talent in British design.