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May 2016 - Dallas

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D unhill Partners, led by the ambitious, larger-than-life real estate developer Bill Hutchinson, made headlines when it purchased a massive swath of the Dallas Design District last year. Since then, Dunhill has been busy, signing a raft of exciting new tenants, and PaperCity has the exclusive scoop. Executive VP Andy Crosland tells us innovative German outdoor furniture company Dedon, famous for its weatherproof handwoven chairs and tables, is slated to open mid-summer in the former J. Robert Scott space … California- based Made Goods, which specializes in custom statement furnishings for designers and boutiques, opens this fall next door to George Cameron Nash showroom … Peacock Home, founded by celebrated British kitchen designer Christopher Peacock, is slated to open late summer or early fall, along with Paris Ceramics, internationally known for reclaiming and preserving antique tile, stone, mosaics and wood flooring and surfaces. Both will occupy the 5,000-square-foot space formerly home to Herman Miller, on the corner of Hi Line Drive and Oak Lawn Avenue. Holland & Sherry, which shared a small space inside David Sutherland, opens a freestanding showroom this month on Hi Line Drive … Look for Robert Haas Motorcycle Gallery to open in October on Dragon Street, a collection of rare and custom motorcycles and custom-designed leather motorcycle gear, owned by Dallas entrepreneur, investor and adventurer Robert Haas. The gallery will be open to the public … Also in the District, Dallas' first dedicated B&B Italia showroom is under construction next door to Roche Bobois on Hi Line Drive and slated to open mid-to-late July, says showroom manager Iñigo Rey. Both locations are owned by Houston-based Internum … Beloved 69-year-old Elliott's Hardware opened a 17,000-square-foot new store in the District mid-April across from Crate & Barrel Outlet on Inwood Road. Interior designers will be thrilled about the expanded selection of decorative hardware and paint section that includes Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Plutonium and Mohawk professional finishes. Rebecca Sherman EXCLUSIVE D enise A. Tuite's Diego Giacometti collection is inspired by the work of the legendary Swiss sculptor and designer, who was the younger brother of Alberto Giacometti. Working in bronze, brass, polished stainless steel, iron, glass and marble, New Jersey-based Tuite channels Giacometti's love of nature in her own tables, lighting and other furnishings. Birds, trees and horses are all picturesque Giacometti talismans included in Tuite's highly textural creations. The Giacometti collection is completely customizable. To the trade. George Cameron Nash, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 150, 214.744.1544, L egendary artist Robert Kuo's organic, nature- inspired work is seen around the world, from the National History Museum in Taipei to the Singapore Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco's Hotel Palomar, Las Vegas MGM Grand Villas and New York Four Seasons. Look for some of his newest pieces at Ellouise Abbott, including this smoked-crystal Link sculpture. To the trade. Ellouise Abbott, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 749, 214.239.8722, Christian Darnaud-Maroselli and Jean de Merry, the stylish couple behind the fabulous Jean de Merry showroom, are house hunting. Their company may be based in Los Angeles, with multiple showrooms across the country, but they're smitten with our fair city. "They unexpectedly fell in love with Dallas," says showroom director Kelsey Ann Haley. She and lawyer Jennifer Cloud of Private Label Realty, who brokered the deal on their Design District showroom last fall, have been driving de Merry and Darnaud-Maroselli through the most well-heeled neighborhoods in search of new digs. Almost no locale is off limits, from Highland Park (where most of their clients reside) to Uptown (they adore the Katy Trail), Downtown (for its proximity to museums and Klyde Warren Park) and Oak Cliff (near their favorite restaurants, most notably Stock & Barrel). Darnaud-Maroselli says, "What made us think about a pièd-à-terre in Dallas is the warm welcome we received from all the people we've met. The lifestyle here is very Southern, artsy but nevertheless sophisticated without being pompous. It has the best food I have yet to find on American soil — high praise. Also, the Katy Trail has sporty boys and girls who do not pretend to win the Olympics and are not dressed for a Paris fashion show, but are doggy lovers who can talk to you about dog poupou like a vintage Chanel." He definitely gets us. Rebecca Sherman SCOOP! ANN SACKS K elly Wearstler's new tile collections for Ann Sacks explore Wearstler's famous graphic look. The dramatic group includes Liaison's intricate marble mosaics and Maven Canyon's sophisticated dry- line technique, an ancient Spanish method of painting. Price upon request, at Ann Sacks, 1616 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.742.8453, INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE The International on Turtle Creek design center has been purchased by Stockdale Investment Group, which specializes in reinvigorating prime properties. The International's focus will continue to be on furniture showrooms — Allan Knight Associates is an anchor tenant — but more specifically on high-end office furniture, an untapped resource in the Design District, according to Stockdale COO Joe Pastora, who says, "We're excited to be a part of the Design District revolution." A rather chic revolution, indeed. International on Turtle Creek, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214.741.5018, internationalonturtle DESIGN BUZZ: NEW TO TOWN Denise A. Tuite Giacometti collection Maven Canyon Christian Darnaud-Maroselli, Jean de Merry ELLOUISE ABBOTT GEORGE CAMERON NASH ORNARE The new TEK kitchen by designer Guto Indio da Costa for Ornare is designed to naturally ventilate cabinets with a special double-door system. In wood veneer panels and smooth painted cabinets, the look is both contemporary and warm. Price upon request, at Ornare, 1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 190A, 214.377.1212, Robert Kuo Liaison

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