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May 2016 - Dallas

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POP-UPS AT Bertoia NEST Above: Seletti Industry collection chair, $142 Below: Fatboy Transloetje pink, $99 Floral artist Jeff Leatham has brought his cultivated eye to a new medium: He's collaborated with Hong Kong–based House of Tai Ping on a debut collection of handmade woven carpets and rugs, dubbed Bloom by Jeff Leatham. Leatham, artistic director for the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V in Paris, has created over-the- top, artful flower installations for fashion houses (Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Philip Treacy), world leaders (His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and celebs including Madonna and Oprah. He's the ultimate creative boundary-pusher, and his approach to rug design is no exception. His work for Tai Ping Carpets is an explosive abstraction — an exploration of nature, form, balance and color that uses water as a metaphor for the origin of life. His linear designs apply diagonal, kaleidoscopic stripes in angular layers that appear almost three- dimensional and reflect the color spectrum as seen in the natural world. Tai Ping Carpets in the Dallas Design District, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 310, 214.741.4215, Christina Geyer NOT SO GARDEN VARIETY Jeff Leatham Bespoke K nox-Henderson's inventive boutique Nest is shaking things up with an ambitious series of rotating pop-up shops kicking off this summer. Temporary shop-in-shops will breeze in from top companies based in Italy, Britain and the U.S. Mark your calendar, posthaste: Up now through June 4, Missoni Home drops in with a shop of bold pillows and throws in metallics, cream and black. On Saturday, July 9, Dallas–based Fatboy brings its clever, rubber outdoor lighting and serving pieces to the store. Monday, August 15, British design genius Mineheart showcases its newest trompe l'oeil wallpaper and cheeky cabinets decorated with images of 17th-century women. And on Thursday, October 6, Italian design house Seletti launches a pop-up of the funky rugs (some made from toilet paper) and pop-art motifs that have made them a hit at Art Basel. Nest, 4524 McKinney Ave., 214.373.4444, Rebecca Sherman Mineheart Japanese rug, $1,800 Seletti Two of Spades rug, $1,180 Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Tridescent rug in wool and delicate silk Jeff Leatham for Tai Ping Synchronism I rug in wool and dull silk Knoll Bertoia Two-Tone Diamond chairs How do you reinvent a classic? In this case, it's all up to you. Knoll's new Bertoia Two-Tone chairs are a customizable expansion of the color-blocked configurations available when the Bertoia collection launched in 1953. The mix-and-match offerings for the basket and base now come in black, white, red, blue and chrome, to be designed at will. You can hardly go wrong: Harry Bertoia credited Eszter Harastzy, the director of Knoll's textiles department, with coming up with the original color-blocked palettes. Six decades later, Bertoia's musings have moved into a more vibrant era of design at Knoll. Still, something tells me they've only scratched the surface. Bertoia Two-Tone Diamond chair, $1,201 at Scott + Cooner, Rebecca Sherman MAKING IT WORK T urkish furniture-design firm Koleksiyon may be nearing a half-century in business, but its pieces are as of-the-moment as it gets. A favorite for the European offices of such corporate elites as Mercedes-Benz, 3M and Philips, Koleksiyon — which means "collection" in Turkish — is known for envelope-pushing office furniture and space solutions. With showrooms throughout Europe, Koleksiyon has opened its second U.S. location in downtown Dallas — a stone's throw from the Neiman Marcus flagship store — the first domestic showroom opened last year in New York's Merchandise Mart. The Istanbul–based company regularly collaborates with some of Europe's most interesting, under-the-radar designers, such as Belkis Balkinar, Jan Wertel and Studio Kairos, who manipulate scale, materials and color to produce spirited and highly functional collections. Lately, much of the company's attention has been focused on solving privacy issues within open offices, generating such creative fixes as Oblivion, a conical-shaped partition wall system in bright hues, and Cap, a colorful, portable desk with a top that flips up to surround its user. Open to the public and trade. Koleksiyon, 211 N. Ervay St., Suite 130, 214.577.6070, Rebecca Sherman Koleksiyon Cap desk Koleksiyon Oblivion partition Koleksiyon Dilim sofa Koleksiyon Oblivion landscape Koleksiyon Miranda chair

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