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OCHRE

Organic contours coupled with luxurious materials, the designs of the British brand, OCHRE, strike a mood that falls into step with the gloaming of fall days to come. Perhaps best known for their lighting, OCHRE is understated elegance. Discreet though it may try to be, however, the work of designers Joanna Bibby, Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Solenne de la Fouchardière possess such exquisite features that they still manage to be the center of attention in any interior setting.

OCHRE designers Joanna Bibby, Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Solenne de la Fouchardière

Among their most iconic designs, the Seed Cloud reflects the subdued glamour as well as versatility OCHRE is known for. The mesmeric light holding strands of solid cast bronze buds each house a glass, jewel-like pods. A Seed Cloud installation can be made up of any combination of these drops and in custom dimensions to create a bolder, sculptural statement over a dining room table or a smaller grouping for a quieter moment in a corner. By contrast the Cloud is a simple pendant light with a three-tier fine woven metallic fabric shade creating a shape that appears to float and shimmer overhead.

Cloud pendant three-tier fabric shade with removable diffuser
Arctic pear wave patinated bronze or polished nickel frame with two-tiered rim of clear or mercury grey glass drops
Damselfly wall light with cast bronze stems in polished bronze or satin nickel finish, each housing a glass drop illuminated by LED

The upholstered range of OCHRE is a testament to the brand’s commitment to function, craftsmanship and comfort without forgoing the beautiful silhouettes they are known for. The refined, organic forms reflect the way nature smooths edges over time, making these pieces the perfect foil for the modern home.

Snooze chair and stool with traditionally upholstered beech frame, double cone springs and cushion(s) with piping
Small sofa traditionally upholstered beech frame sofa with double cone springs and cushions
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Jiun Ho

“You can be poor in life, but Jiun, you should never be poor in experiences.” Jiun Ho’s mother shared with him this single piece of advice when he was eight years old. Her words deeply impacted Ho and have gone on to influence decisions from that day forward. Nowhere is that more evident than in the very personal collection, Juin Ho VI: Japan, where he draws on the colors, textures, and shapes of the first country he visited outside of his native Malaysia. The newest collection evokes a soulful sense of quietude and presence. 

A passionate world traveler, the award-winning interior and furnishings designer reflects on that seminal moment and a life of global exploration and inspiration in his new monograph, Jiun Ho: Experience, a gorgeous travelogue tracing his journeys across the continents with camera and sketchbook in hand. Serving as a document of the San Francisco-based designers best work, Experience is a _____ _____ and looks right at home on his Omikuji Coffee Table.

Featured is the Hiyoshi Sectional with Ottoman, a sectional system comprised of pieces that can also stand alone and a versatile choice for residential and hospitality. Also shown, the Goma Club Chair and Omikuji Coffee Table.
The Kiyomizu Dining Table is inspired by one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. Located in Kyoto, it is best known for the wooden stage that protrudes from the main hall and built without nails.

 

The Mori Bed, with its generous scale and winged enclosure, was inspired by the hushed serenity of an ancient, forested area in Mori, a town located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

See Jiun Ho’s entire furniture collection here.

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Collection Particulière

Jérôme Aumont, curator and design authority of the Paris-based design company, Collection Particulière, dubs his range of upholstered furniture and objects, “objets de nécessité” (necessary objects). R HUGHES is in full accord that the sculptural forms and sumptuous materials are indeed that, and a perfect fit for the showroom and now represents the complete line. 

The collection elevates daily life objects, whether a bench, a candle holder, or a small side table, in materials chosen for their ability to age with elegance and subtle patina: wood, marble, leather, brass, ceramic. The chiseled shapes of upholstered pieces seduce in almost archaic forms and fluid silhouettes are designed by some of the leading names in European design, including Grégoire de Lafforest, Dan Yeffet, Christophe Delcourt and Arno Declercq.

At the core of Collection Particulière dwells an air of mystery. Not a hint of decorative overstatement to be found, the range’s presence is a settled one, exuding confidence and calm.   

The YAB table, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, is available in stained brushed oak or stained walnut (veneer).
The KNOT side table designed by Dan Yeffet, is made in smooth walnut, carved walnut and black patinaed bronze.
The JEF desk in oak and hammered iron is designed by Christophe Delcourt.
FORMATION low table in Roman Travertine with ottoman covered with leather is designed by
Dan Yeffet.
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Natasha Baradaran

Known for her border-agnostic take on haute interiors, Natasha Baradaran’s new line evolved with the moment of uncertainty and quietude of 2020. Jaunts along the Mediterranean became humble neighborhood strolls. Visits to the markets of Marrakech transformed into weekly visits to the local farmer’s market.

Her newest collection—NB ESSENTIAL— is a design response to a year of inner reflection and quiet stillness. Wanderlust reinterpreted, the great romance and allure of travel and work turned inward in 2020 revealed a new type of exploration.

The result is a rigorously optimistic offering of warm woods, plush upholstery, and blushing finishes against timeless silhouettes.

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