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?”
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.