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Inside Tiwa Select's New York location, featuring textile works by Megumi Shauna Arai.Photo: Maureen Evans c/o Tiwa Select
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Carpenters Workshop Gallery Announces Plans for London Hub, Tiwa Select Lands in New York, and More News

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


TIWA Select lands in New York

Alex Tieghi-Walker’s roving gallery TIWA Select has set up shop in a homey storefront on Mott Street in New York. Last week’s grand opening was christened by Moments of Fulfillment, a contemplative show of new textile pieces by the New York–based artist Megumi Shauna Arai. “This work is a reflection on making and what it has so far provided me in life,” says the artist about her latest creations, in which patchwork folding screens and textile hangings are made from Japanese and Eastern European fabrics.

The nine pieces, or “moments,” as Arai calls them, were made in four palettes, using natural dye agents from each season—sage, walnut, and rosemary in the winter; dahlia, marigold, and cosmos in the summer. “I’m contemplating seasons in a larger sense,” she explains. “The ebbs, flows, and through lines—what gives us meaning and points us in the direction of a life with moments of fulfillment?”

Inside Coco Republic's first stateside showroom, now open in San Francisco

Photo: R. Brad Knipstein

New showrooms open across the U.S.

Coco Republic, the stylish Australian furniture and homewares brand, has chosen San Francisco’s bustling Union Square as the site of its three-story US flagship. Awash in greenery and a soft charcoal palette, the more than 40,000-square-foot showroom is bolstered by interior design services and a bar whipping up mocktails with Lyre’s nonalcoholic spirits. Across the country, the New York Design Center welcomes two new tenants: French-bred Rinck, known for mixing pieces contemporary and classic with an art de vivre, as well as English lifestyle brand House of Hackney, which relocated its SoHo showroom into the New York Design Center earlier this fall.

The Caviar Kaspia lounge designed by Tiffany Howell, of Night Palm.

Photo: Pablo Enriquez

Doors open at Caviar Kaspia on Melrose Avenue

Over in Los Angeles, the Parisian restaurant and boutique Caviar Kaspia has settled into an intimate open-air space on Melrose Avenue. Past the architecturally fluted façade (the work of Amy Morgenstern of Brooklyn’s KAMP Studios), diners feast in a lush garden setting by French fashion designer Alexis Mabille that merges Paris glamour and a California Art Deco sensibilities. Morphing from daytime retail into casual evening dining is the lounge, which Tiffany Howell of local studio Night Palm outfitted with a centerpiece Murano chandelier and custom banquettes.

Product Launches

Knobs by Matilda Goad & Co.

Photography courtesy Matilda Goad & Co.

Matilda Goad & Co. ventures into hardware

On the heels of a collection for Anthropologie featuring a romantic rattan-marble bistro table and scalloped lamps, Matilda Goad & Co. has now set its sights on hardware. The British homewares brand will roll out a 25-piece range of classy knobs, pulls, and handles in various sizes to enliven often forgotten drawers and doors. Goad spent two years developing these accents (available October 27) fashioned out of wood, brass, and colored lacquer, and they can be bolstered by brass plates in playful oval, star, and diamond shapes.

Rose Uniacke expands in-house furniture and accessories

Rich in character and intrigue, the furniture, lighting, and decor of Rose Uniacke Editions are a nice complement to the London-based designer Rose Uniacke’s natural, light-filled interiors. The same goes for the latest debuts, which includes the floating side cabinet, made of a kaleidoscopic Burr wood; the Halo light bulb, which radiates a warm copper glow and lasts 10-times longer than a standard incandescent variety; and the newly revised Drapers table, pairing a patinated steel basket base and a round oak top.

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SOM and Selldorf Architects selected to modernize the Hirshhorn

In 1974, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden made its mark on the National Mall in Washington, DC, flaunting architecture as striking as its collections of post-war American and European art. The cylinder-shaped structure came courtesy of Gordon Bunshaft at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the same firm that has now been tapped to revitalize the museum in tandem with New York’s Selldorf Architects. Both practices are developing a plan to update the galleries, public spaces, and infrastructure (which will be subject to public consultation) in response to surging amounts of visitors. This collaboration signifies the final phase in a series of upgrades that also include the repair of the building’s façade and a redesign of the sculpture garden led by Hiroshi Sugimoto, of New Material Research Laboratory in Tokyo.

Lexus and Suchi Reddy join forces for Miami Design Week

Imaginative Design Miami and Art Basel events will flood social calendars later this month. One of the most anticipated happenings of Miami Art & Design Week? Suchi Reddy’s sustainably minded installation for Lexus in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s sculpture garden. For her first public project in the city, Reddy, founder of Reddymade Architecture and Design in New York, will ethereally interpret the Lexus Electrified Sport concept as an extension of the environment shaped by mist and light. “Context has always been incredibly important to me, both as an artist and architect,” says Reddy, singling out the museum and its “groundbreaking exhibitions as an inspiring place to partner with Lexus to create work that exemplifies the synergy between art and design.”

Carpenter Workshop Gallery’s London destination, located in Ladbroke Hall, is scheduled to open Spring 2023.

Photo: Mark Cocksedge c/o Ladbroke Hall

Carpenters Workshop Gallery to unveil mammoth London hub in 2023

Originally unveiled in Notting Hill in 1903 as the headquarters of Sunbeam-Talbot motor company, Ladbroke Hall will soon begin a new chapter as the 43,000-square-foot cultural destination of Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Set to open in Spring 2023, the contemporary art and collectible design showcase will include a flagship venue by Adjaye Associates as well as a restaurant designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis. The latter will feature artworks from Nacho Carbonell and Christopher Le Brun, as well as a patron bar and lounge crafted by Michèle Lamy and Rick Owens. Exteriors will include a rooftop terrace designed by Robert Stadler and a hidden garden landscaped by Chelsea Flower Show winner Luciano Giubbilei starring a restaurant and private dining pavilion dreamed up by Jean Prouvé.

The Gaggenau Black Jacket Society honors Michelin-starred chef inductees

Gaggenau, the official home kitchen appliance brand of the Michelin Guide, has welcomed seven chefs from New York restaurants that have attained Michelin Stars into its exclusive Gaggenau Black Jacket Society. Following fetes in Chicago and Washington, DC, pegged to the cities’ Michelin Star reveals (another is planned for LA in early December), Gaggenau held its inaugural Black Jacket New York event at Peak NYC in Hudson Yards on October 7. All the chefs who were honored—including Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin; Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park; Emma Bengtsson, Aquavit; Fredrik Berselius, Aska; Daniel Boulud, Daniel; Junghyun Park, Atomix; and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges—were gifted custom black Bragard professional chef jackets and will be invited to partake in VIP Gaggenau events around the country.

Designers cast their votes

Their design aesthetics may vary, but there’s one thing design forces Athena Calderone, Justina Blakeney, Erick Garcia, Nate Berkus, and Jeremiah Brent can agree on: It’s time to vote! The talents have teamed up with I Am a Voter to encourage their social media followers to cast their ballots before November 8. As part of the effort, participants are sharing well-styled vignettes themed to the “best accessory of all, a ballot!” Spot them on Instagram while waiting in line at your nearest polling center.


The newly unveiled Dye Lab at Williams College, designed by architect Tessa Kelly.

Photography courtesy Pallavi Sen

The Williams College art studio undergoes a painterly transformation

Before Pallavi Sen, assistant professor of art at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, could introduce her students to the craft of natural dying, she turned to architect Tessa Kelly, of Group AU, to help build a lab dedicated to processing local dye-bearing plants. Taking square footage from the adjacent printmaking studio and removing the dropped ceiling (which unearthed a soaring 16-foot-high ceiling complete with windows and metal decking), Kelly and Sen enlivened the new expanse with 800 colorful bisque tiles that the professor hand-painted and hand-fired. Wood dowel racks suspended above industrial sinks are a nod to the fluttering clothing drying on the balconies of Sen’s native Mumbai.

Design Happenings

Leather-wrapped vessels by Cédric Courtin on view at æquō

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Cédric Courtin shows new works at India’s first collectible design gallery

Inside Devidas Mansion, a heritage building in Mumbai’s Colaba design district, the bustling city streets become a faint memory amid the sweeping white space, now home to India’s first collectible design gallery, æquō (pronounced “echo”). “With æquō, I wanted to challenge the craft, the craftsman, and the designer to push the boundaries in working with diverse mediums,” gallery founder Tarini Jindal Handa tells AD India of the gallery’s aim to pair premiere designers with Indian crafts to create pieces of furniture and covetable objects that sit at an intersection of cultures and practices. “I didn’t want our approach to be repetitive; instead, I wanted it to be complex, with a nuanced production process for each collection that would perhaps only allow us to make a few pieces of each object.”

The sparse, monastic space, which was designed by Paris- and Mumbai-based architect Ivan Oddos, currently shows a collection of totem-like, leather-wrapped vessels by designer and craftsman Cédric Courtin.