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D allas native Alison Berger, a glass designer, artist, and former architect, has partnered with RH on five exclusive collections to be showcased in its retail galleries around the country, including RH Dallas, the Gallery, on Knox Street. Berger was the first American artist commissioned by Hermès to design a line of objets d'art, and is one of a select few to have designed an installation for Comme des Garçons for their Tokyo flagship. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, and her creations have been shown at MoMA and Cooper Hewitt in NYC. Berger graduated from Highland Park High School, then headed to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, before opening Alison Berger Glassworks in 1994. Now based in L.A., her designs for RH include the Rain lighting collection of large, hand-blown glass "raindrops" suspended by black cords; the Ice table collection, with a hand-cast sculptural metal base and glass slab top; the Fulcrum lighting collection, inspired by antique instruments of measure and incorporating cloches and spheres; the Pearl lighting collection, with glass pearls carved with intricate grooves that create shimmering layers of light; and the Aperture mirror collection with bold, layered scaffolding that holds a swiveling glass lens to artfully magnify and distort room details. Alison Berger for RH at RH Dallas, the Gallery, 3133 Knox St., Rebecca Sherman ALISON BERGER PORTRAIT, FULCRUM, AND RAIN LIGHTING COLLECTIONS PHOTOS COURTESY RH BLOWN AWAY D esigners David Khouri, Roberto Guzman, and Christian Bunce are the forces behind KGBL, one of New York's most revered artisanal furniture lines. They founded KGBL in 2009 with the promise they would only produce pieces with unique materials and stellar contemporary design, and they've stayed true to their word. Handcrafted in their Brooklyn workshop, KGBL's latest collection — now available at David Sutherland Showroom — includes the Lennox bench, which transitions from a zesty orange leather base to a striped, cut-velvet cushion and is cinched with a leather belt. To the trade at David S u t h e r l a n d S h o w r o o m , Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, perennialsandsutherland. com. Rebecca Sherman A bitare 18, which focuses on contemporary Italian furnishings including Molteni&C and Baxter among others, opens in May in a sprawling 6,500-square-foot space at the Dallas Decorative Center, 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 460. Stay tuned for more news. Rebecca Sherman THIS JUST IN MODERN MASTERS DeMarco side table Lennox bench Rain round chandelier, $15,446 Fulcrum pendant, $1,946 Glass artist Alison Berger 46

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