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ART + DECORATION O ver the years, guest designers for Dallas- b a s e d A r t e r i o r s have included Celerie Kemble, Windsor Smith, Ray Booth, Beth Webb, and Barry Dixon. This year's collaboration with Workshop/APD is the first time Arteriors has teamed with an architecture firm (Workshop also designs interiors and products, as well as planning, engineering, and branding) with residential projects, restaurants, and hotels around the world. These two design juggernauts have teamed on one of Arteriors largest collections yet — four dozen designs — including chandeliers and pendants, sconces, floor and table lamps, mirrors, a fireplace screen, candlesticks, trays, and vases. The sleek collection takes on artisanal qualities with materials such as hand- blown glass, ceramic, porcelain, and blackened iron. Workshop/APD is based in New York City but has strong Texas ties, with a number of its designers hailing from the state including Michael Ellison, Tiffany Zhou, and Brook Quach. Workshop/ APD collection, $210 to $1,950, at Arteriors, 1413 Dragon St., RS R u b e l l i t e x t i l e s — made by one of Italy's most legendary design families — are now available at George Cameron Nash. Founded in Venice in 1889, Rubelli is a fifth-generation textile company that produces fabrics in its own mill, including coveted handmade velvets woven on 18th- century handlooms. In the 1930s, famed modernist designer Gio Ponti created fabrics for Rubelli, some of which are still featured in the collection. Ponti's original sketches and designs are conserved in the company's archives, which house more than 7,000 textile and paper records. In addition to traditional WORK IT! WORKSHOP VELVET UNDERGROUND Venetian fabrics such as precious damask and elaborate lampas, the Rubelli umbrella includes understated, neutral collections in natural fibers by Kieffer and exclusive textiles by Rubelli for Armani Casa, along with wallpapers. One highlight from Rubelli's 2021 collection is Il Marchese Di Carabà, a charming textile based on illustrations by Mexican artist Gabriel Pacheco for the fairy tale written by Perrault. Rubelli, to the trade at George Cameron Nash, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, RS E arlier this year, Kelly Hardage retired from Culp Associates, just one year shy of the showroom's 50th anniversary. Known as one of the nicest guys in the industry, he helped open the multi-line showroom in Dallas in artisanal quality at a reasonable price and faster turnaround time. Accessories are always in big demand for finishing interiors projects, so they're working with vendors including Gregorius Pineo and Dennis & Leen to beef up a varied supply. The recent addition of textile brands (Italy's Dedar, New York's Zak+Fox) has brought in new clientele, says Marrs. They'll continue to nurture longstanding brands, including de Gournay wallpapers and Colefax & Fowler fabrics and wallpapers, both in London, and venerated New York textile brand Clarence House, which has been with Culp since it opened. Culp Associates, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, culpassociates. com. RS A NEW ERA 1972 with founder Walter Lee Culp — a Houston showroom opened in 1974 — and after a hiatus that included architecture school, Hardage returned in 1992 as president of the company. He purchased Culp in 2004. Hardage's departure is the end of an era, but it's also the start of something exciting. His longtime friend, interior designer Karen Rogers-Still — the granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash — purchased his shares in Culp, and as CEO she runs the business with Cammie Marrs and Jessica Salmons, both vice presidents and partners in Culp. "We have some exciting plans to move Culp forward," Rogers-Still says. New rug lines have been added in Dallas and Houston, such as Retorra, which offers Workshop/APD collection for Arteriors Velvets from Rubelli's new collections Rubelli's newest textiles collections 126

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