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124 ART + DECORATION D e c a d e s b e f o r e billionaires launched themselves into space, N A S A a s t r o n a u t s captured our collective imagination by orbiting the Earth and landing on the moon. The space race — and the respect for science it engendered — influenced American culture in myriad ways, especially design. Sherle W a g n e r introduced his M o l e c u l e Collection in the '60s, with knobs designed to resemble the cluster of atoms that make up a molecule. It's been in production ever since, evolving with nearly 20 additional finishes and 14 gemstone options — a new satin-brass finish has just come out. Wagner founded his namesake company with his wife, Rose, in 1945, elevating often-overlooked bath hardware and accessories with playful designs and elegant WHAT A BLAST finishes. His first offering — a dolphin faucet finished in 24K gold — was perfect for a clientele that included presidents and movie stars. Marissa Geoffroy, Wagner's granddaughter and creative director of the company today, describes him as an intellectual with a vast curiosity for the arts and sciences. "He delighted in things like cells and stars, along with manmade phenomena like spacecraft," she says. Sherle Wagner, Dallas Design District, 1025 Slocum St., Rebecca Sherman MASTERPIECE THEATER S chumacher has enlisted master artisans to make its exciting new Masterpieces collection of rare fabrics and wallcoverings, which are being produced in extremely limited quantities. Royal Silk Embroidery — the collection's debut design — was inspired by an intricately embellished gown festooned with mythical sea creatures and exotic flora and birds, worn by Queen Elizabeth I and captured on canvas in the 16th-century by artist Nicholas Hilliard. It takes a team of 25 artisans, including embroiderers and weavers, 30 weeks to make 100 yards of the coveted fabric, utilizing dying ancient techniques. Schumacher Masterpieces' Royal Silk Embroidery, to the trade at Schumacher, Dallas Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, fschumacher. com. RS Molecule knob in new satin brass finish, with malachite stone Here and below: Royal Silk Embroidery, the debut design from Schumacher's new Masterpieces collection Sherle Wagner Molecule Knob faucet set BOLD, BEAUTIFUL, AND BULLARD M a r t y n L a w r e n c e Bullard's interiors are influenced with bold colors, patterns, textures, and details drawn from jaunts around the world. His new collaboration with The Shade Store is no exception. "I was inspired by memories of my travels to the world's most beautiful and iconic destinations," Bullard says. "I embraced color combinations, patterns and styles that are bright and dramatic, but also balanced and accessible." The collection of six new materials for drapery, Roman shades, and cornices focuses on romantic embroidered and textural sheers, stripes, and chinoiserie patterns. Bullard is consistently named to the AD 100 List, appears regularly on Elle Decor's A-List, and also starred in the Bravo series Million Dollar Decorators. The Shade Store, 4516 McKinney Ave., RS The Shade Store hosts Martyn Lawrence Bullard for a talk and book signing as he unveils his collection, Friday, September 24, noon to 2 pm, as part of Texas Design Week Dallas. TXDW is a ticketed event; for tickets and full schedule go to COMING TO DALLAS Martyn Lawrence Bullard Martyn Lawrence Bullard project inspired by his travels

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