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ART + DECORATION 56 A rtist Judy Chicago, who created her epic feminist installation The Dinner Party in 1974, is having a resurgence. T h e m a s s i v e , triangular-shaped ceremonial banquet both shocked and amused people, with its porcelain dinner plates with raised motifs based on vulvar and butterfly forms. Her goal, she has said, was to ignite a serious dialogue about the richness of women's heritage. The Dinner Party has been housed at the Brooklyn Museum since 2007 and has 39 elaborate place settings commemorating more than D uring the early 19th century, French textile h o u s e B r a q u e n i é p r o v i d e d p r i n t e d cottons, silks, and hand-woven rugs to a rarefied clientele that included Emperor Napoleon III, Tsar Nicolas II, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Chopin, and the Rothschild family. Maison Pierre Frey purchased the family-owned company in 1991, along with a rich trove of historical designs, textile documents, carpet samples, and watercolor drawings. Pierre Frey's new collection, Comptoir d'Orient, draws on ancient Braquenié archives featuring exotic flowers, pineapples, and chinoiserie. The original designs have been updated in bolder colors and scale, and are rendered in silk, cotton prints, embroidery, and épinglé velvets. Pierre Frey, to the trade at Culp Associates, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 500, Rebecca Sherman B efore founding Italian wallpaper company Wall&decò 10 years ago, Christian Benini was an advertising p h o t o g r a p h e r w h o reproduced oversized graphic designs as background sets. Now, Benini pushes the envelope further with Out System, a dramatic design expression for exterior walls and façades. His collaborations with architects and designers including Luca De Bona and Dario De Meo have produced remarkable collections with limitless possibilities: Wrap an entire building, cover a garage door, or decorate a focal wall in a courtyard. Exclusively in Texas at Scott + Cooner, Dallas Decorative Center, 1617 Hi Line Dr., Rebecca Sherman GOING ALL OUT UNLOCKING THE ARCHIVES 100 important women in history including Virginia Woolf, Susan B. Anthony, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The outspoken artist, who is now 79, continues the table discussion with a new home collection based on her seminal artwork, produced in collaboration with Prospect NY. Chicago recently spoke at the Nasher Sculpture Center, where she introduced four limited-edition bone-china plates, available for purchase through the Nasher Store. "The tableware collection has allowed me to spark conversation with a much wider audience and in a more intimate way — right inside your kitchen," she says. Judy Chicago x Prospect NY plates, $135 to $195, at the Nasher Store, Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., Rebecca Sherman CONVERSATION STARTER Jean de Merry — the L.A. showroom that brought Dallas such coveted artisanal names as Jean-Louis Deniot, Alexander Lamont, and Fisher Weisman — is relocating to larger quarters. Renovations are underway on Jean de Merry's new 12,000-square- foot space next to Holly Hunt in the Dallas Design Center. Plans are to open the first floor sometime in July, with work beginning on the second floor in December, says showroom director Rudolf Valentino. Expect new textiles and rugs, including a large area for rugs by Lindström, which collaborates with Karim Rashid. Look for all the stylish details in our September issue. Rebecca Sherman BUZZ Judy Chicago, painting china in Santa Monica, 1972. Primordia Goddess dinner plate Pierre Frey's Comptoir d'Orient Wall&decò Out System wallpaper Bigamy Hood dinner plate

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