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ART + DECORATION H erman Miller — maker of such icons of mid- 20th-century design as the Eames Lounge Chair, Noguchi Table, and Nelson Marshmallow Sofa — has opened a new concept seating store specializing in home office furniture at Knox Street in Dallas. It's the second such store to open in Texas, after Austin. The 1,500-square-foot Dallas space carries such modernist wonders as the Eames Aluminum Group chairs and Eames Round table. Early product collaborations with George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Isamu Noguchi produced designs that made Herman Miller synonymous with the Modern era's most stylish offices and homes. In July of this year, Herman Miller purchased Knoll — another powerhouse of modern design, with the two labels continuing to operate individually. What a modern marriage! Herman Miller Dallas, 3107 Knox St., RS M a r t i n i q u e Celebration — a genius new collabo- r a t i o n b e - t w e e n C W S t o c k w e l l and Voutsa — puts a wild and colorful spin on a classic design. The Martinique banana-leaf pattern, created in 1942 by CW Stockwell, famously graced the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel during the mid- 20th century and still appears in some of the hotel's main spaces. The original green hue has been vibrantly reinterpreted by design studio Voutsa, founded by artist George Venson in 2013. Using the original Martinique footprint, Vinson created original paintings that pay homage to celebrated artists including Henri Matisse and David Hockney, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and designer Josef Frank. Venson's creations are hand-printed by artisans at CW Stockwell on Belgian linen fabric and vellum wallpaper. Venson, a native of San Antonio who attended Rice University in Houston, first captured the attention of design tastemakers with irreverent wallpapers featuring lips, snakes, octopi, and trees adorned with genitalia. And Venson's insanely patterned and colored wallpapers for Sasha Bikoff's stairway installation at the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House still have the design world buzzing. CW Stockwell X Voutsa Martinique Celebration wallpaper, five-yard roll $1,000; fabric, $300 per yard, at, GONE BANANAS FLORA DOWN BELOW MODERN GREATS E lena Manferdini has an astonishing array of talents. She's a licensed architect in Switzerland, a licensed engineer in Italy, and she currently teaches architecture in L.A., where she has a design atelier. Her wide-ranging collaborations have included Valentino, Swarovski, Nike, BMW, and Alessi. Her new rug designs for Erik Lindström rug company's Botanical Collection reference Natura Morta — Italian for "still life," where, in her hands, monstera leaves and flowering tropical plants become lush, oversize specimens. She's created three designs for the rugs, which are hand-tufted from New Zealand wool and silk. Manferdini is the first of three women artists tapped by Lindström to design rugs for the Botanical Collection — look for more in the future. Erik Lindström's Botanical Collection, to the trade at Jean de Merry, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, RS CW Stockwell X Voutsa Martinique Celebration wallpaper Here and below: Office furnishings at Herman Miller's new concept seating store in Dallas. Elena Manferdini with her Monstera rug design for Erik Lindström 128

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