New #Luxury Design Product Spotlight: Week of April 13th

Weekly my inbox fills with notice of great new products being introduced to the market.  And as much as I'd like to devote space in our quarterly magazine theTwentySIX, there just isn't enough space.  The result?  Every week check this spot for the newest product introductions.  And if you'd like to see your product here... make sure to email me the press release and necessary photos.


Newbury Pool Table & Shuffleboard from Brunswick Billiards

Pool Table, part of Brunswick's Newbury Collection.  Courtesy Brunswick.

Pool Table, part of Brunswick's Newbury Collection.  Courtesy Brunswick.

Courtesy Brunswick

Courtesy Brunswick

Shuffleboard, part of Brunswick's Newbury Collection.  Courtesy Brunswick.

Shuffleboard, part of Brunswick's Newbury Collection.  Courtesy Brunswick.

Since 1845, Brunswick Billiards has enjoyed a reputation for being the leading brand for professional quality pool tables and game room furnishings.  Preferred by experts around the globe, Brunswick's 170 years of experience has resulted in continued innovation both above and beneath the felt.  Featuring exquisite old-world details such as parquetry inlaid solid mahogany, hammered metal accents and steer horn diamond shaped sights, Brunswick Billiard's Newbury Collection Pool Table brings together luxury craftsmanship and a nod to tradition.  The newly introduced collection also includes a 16 foot long Shuffleboard Table detailed with handcrafted herringbone inlay, a coordinating Game Table and Game Chair enhanced by grain buffalo hide, and a Cue Rack.  The Newbury Pool Table starts at $18,999 while the Shuffleboard Table starts at $14,999.
www.BrunswickBilliards.com


Worcester Tub from Victoria + Albert

Courtesy Victoria + Albert

Courtesy Victoria + Albert

A stunning blend of post-war English embellishments and modern day freestanding functionality, the Worcester Tub, the newest addition to Victoria + Albert Baths' New Traditional Collection, makes a great addition to homeowners seeking a touch of British romance.  Capturing architectural motifs commonly found in vintage stonework, the Worcester, named for the South African town home to the Victoria + Albert factory, sheds excess ornamentation in favor of gentle curves and a deep plinth designed to conceal pipe work.  Made of Victoria + Albert Baths' proprietary ENGLISHCAST composition of finely ground Volcanic Limestone mixed with high performance resin, the Worcester has been amply sized, its double ended design and generous proportions providing enough space for two bathers.
www.VandABaths.com


Expanded Closet Organizer Collection from Hardware Resources

Laundry Valet, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Laundry Valet, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Shoe Fences, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Shoe Fences, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Tie & Scarf Rack, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Tie & Scarf Rack, Courtesy Hardware Resources

Courtesy Hardware Resources

Courtesy Hardware Resources

As new home buyers and veteran home owners alike show a preference to homes with smaller footprints, the importance of high-end features becomes all the more important.  Nowhere in the home is it easiest to make a big impact than the closet, especially with the expansion of Hardware Resource's Closet Organizer Collection.  At once, fashionable, functional, and budget friendly, their new offerings - including tri-hooks, a laundry valet, shoe fences, and a tie & scarf rack - bring to the closet, new or existing, a more efficient use of space as well as increasing a closet's value.  Available in Polished Chrome or Dark Bronze, the expanded Closet Organizer Collection can easily be integrated into today's closet systems.
www.HardwareResources.com


Moonstruck Porcelain Stone Collection from Crossville

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

Courtesy Crossville, Inc.

If you guessed that D'Scoop had a love affair with the collections of eco-sensitive tile manufacturer Crossville Tile, you're right.  Their commitment to sustainability and straight-forward designs suitable for both commercial and residential use keep us coming back.  This time around, Crossville is aiming for the Moon with the introduction of their Moonstruck Porcelain Stone Collection.  Capturing the essence ancient native rock formations and hinting at untouched lunar surfaces, Moonstruck features distinctive free-flowing veining and a striation-rich sandstone texture.  Available in 5 landscape-inspired tones, the collection includes two nominal field sizes (12x24 and 18x36) and a coordinating bull-nose trim.
www.CrossvilleInc.com


Presley SE One-Piece Toilet from St. Thomas Creations

Courtesy St. Thomas Creations

Courtesy St. Thomas Creations

Courtesy St. Thomas Creations

Courtesy St. Thomas Creations

Even a classic sometimes needs updating.  California based St. Thomas Creations, celebrated for their traditionally inspired bathroom furnishings, has reinvigorated the Presley Collection with the introduction of the Presley SE one-piece toilet, featuring a re-sculpted trim detail encompassing the tank and base and St. Thomas Creations' signature EcoQUATTRO high efficiency flushing technology.  EPA WaterSense compliant, the Presley SE uses only 1.28 gallons per flush as well as MicroGlaze, a non-staining, anti-microbial finish for easy cleaning.  With #AgingInPlace in mind, the Presley SE has been designed with an ADA compliant chair height bowl with elongated dimensions and "silent close" toilet seat with slow-close hinges.  The Presley SE is currently available in White with Balsa coming soon.
www.StThomasCreations.com


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Meet the 2015 ICFF Studio Finalists

Around the world, ICFF is well known for being the showcase for emerging artisans and craftspeople to share their contemporary furniture, lighting, and home furnishing designs.  The exhibition, held yearly at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is a veritable breeding ground of collaboration and fresh, new design. It is here that manufacturers find their newest talents, that craftspeople showcase their best concepts, and the public discovers their newest loves.

A popular facet of ICFF for a decade, the ICFF Studio program exhibits the works of talented young designers, spotlighting a single, exemplary design in a pristine gallery-like environment.  The program, designed in collaboration with Bernhardt Design, is a launching pad of sorts, propelling the careers of ambitious designers, designers like Nolen Niu, GamFratesi, Brad Ascalon, and Magnus Long.  This year's class, selected by a jury of respected industry professionals from concepts submitted from around the world, is made up of eleven extraordinary designers, representing the United States, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and Canada.

Let's meet the ICFF Studio class of 2015 & their submissions.

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David Vu | Round Dining Table

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Courtesy David Vu Studio

Ridgewood, NY // A designer and crafts-person, Vu studied photography and sculpture before turning prop construction after finding his fascination was with the objects themselves.  With a desire to replace those things of poor design and construction, Vu designs and creates a wide variety of goods, from furniture and homewares to leather goods and bags.
www.DavidVuStudio.com

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Fahmida Lam | Thor Daybed

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Courtesy Fahmida Lam

Brooklyn, NY // Dedicated to designing contemporary and timeless home furnishings, Lam left her economics and finance guided career path, pursuing a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.  Also a graduate of the Emerging Designer Program at Thos. Moser, a collaboration with Dwell Magazine and City Modern New York, Lam went on to create products like the FLC Lounge Chair, recognized as a 2014 Best of Year Honoree by Interior Design Magazine.
www.FahmidaLam.com

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Funi Ding | Flow Table

Courtesy Funi Ding

Courtesy Funi Ding

Arcadia, California // A graduate of California's Art Center College of Design, Ding's works encompass fluid lines, floating forms, and striking minimalism.

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Hanna Kruse | Tarvos Kore Collection

Courtesy Hanna Kruse

Courtesy Hanna Kruse

Offenbach, Germany // Named by Elle Decoration UK as a "Name to Watch" in 2014, Kruse took the design world by storm.  Influenced by the patterns of Kenzo and timeless style of Chanel as well as her family background (her grandfather studied at the Bauhaus), her contemporary furnishings and interior accessories have been the receipt of many international awards as well as the subject of publications like Wallpaper*, Marie Claire Maison, and Monocle.
www.HannaKruse.com

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Hines Fischer | Minun Stool

Courtesy Hines Fischer

Courtesy Hines Fischer

Courtesy Dotted Line, Art Center College of Design

Courtesy Dotted Line, Art Center College of Design

New York, New York // Simple Things Done Well.  The design mantra of Fischer has resulted in his creation of timeless and fundamentally elegant furnishings that showcase a purity of form and honesty of construction.  Influenced by his time at Carnegie Mellon University, the Royal College of Arts in Copenhagen, and the Art Center College of Design in California, Fischer's concepts blend subtle colors, natural materials, and simple connections in order to stress humility and the human experience. 
www.HinesFischer.com

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Hui Ling Cheng | Tui Chair

Courtesy Hui Ling Cheng

Courtesy Hui Ling Cheng

Pasadena, California // Cheng brings a contemporary update to the traditional Chinese chair.

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Jonah Wilcox-Healey | Copenhagen Chair

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Courtesy Jonah Wilcox-Healey

Brooklyn, New York // Finding inspiration in the pure materials and forms of Japanese and Scandinavian design, Willcox-Healey is, in his own words, "a simple person who enjoys taking pictures and working with his hands". The result being works that tell their own story "about a strong investigation process of material, form, manufacturing techniques, and imagination".
www.JonahWH.com

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Jordan Tomnuk | Divide Lighting Series

Courtesy Jordan Tomnuk

Courtesy Jordan Tomnuk

Courtesy Jordan Tomnuk

Courtesy Jordan Tomnuk

Photo by Aaron Pedersen/3 Ten, Courtesy Avenue Edmonton

Photo by Aaron Pedersen/3 Ten, Courtesy Avenue Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada // With the purpose of creating products that last, Tomnuk Design, the Canadian design collaborative of Jordan Tomnuk and Denis Limitovski, set out to create unique designs that embodied innovation, questioned convention, improved functionality, and indicated an observation of environment.  With works ranging from household goods to public art commissions, Tomnuk makes quality, lasting design the heart of their company.
www.Tomnuk.com

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Jordi López-Aguiló | Gradient Bookshelf

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Courtesy Jordi López-Aguiló

Valencia, Spain // Having collaborated with likes of Bruno Mader Paris and Ibos et Vitart Paris, architect and designer López-Aguiló has been accumulating international awards since 2006.  Keeping a central focus on spatial and product design, the works of his firm Kutarq, rely on methodical material and formal research in the pursuit of timeless, simple, and innovative furniture, lighting, and interior designs. 
www.Kutarq.com

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Laura Yeh | Lattice Chair

Courtesy Laura Yeh

Courtesy Laura Yeh

Courtesy Laura Yeh

Courtesy Laura Yeh

Via Twitter, Courtesy Laura Yeh

Via Twitter, Courtesy Laura Yeh

Courtesy Laura Yeh

Courtesy Laura Yeh

New York, New York // An upcoming graduate of the Parsons School of Design, product designer Yeh brings to life clean and thoughtful ideals (as well as the love of anything pastel) in the form of interior furnishings, decorative home accessories, and children's toys, not to mention the inspired design of consumer packaging.
www.LauraYeh.com

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Tamer Nakisci | Relax Porcelain Collection

Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Photo by Mark Cocksedge, Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Photo by Mark Cocksedge, Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Courtesy Tamer Nakisci

Istanbul, Turkey // Named as one of Europe's 100 Young Creative Talents by the European Union, this Nokia Benelux Design Award Winner finds inspiration in his play with ideas, forms, emotions, and materials, resulting in designs that embody new scenarios and highlight the physical and emotional interactions between the human, spaces, and objects.  Nakisci, with works varying the gamut of product design to installations, has also been the recipient of two Red Dot & iF Product Design Awards.
www.TamerNakisci.com

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27th Annual ICFF | May 16-19 | New York, New York
For Additional Information or to Purchase Tickets: www.ICFF.com

Bernhardt Design | www.BernhardtDesign.com


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New #Luxury Design Product Spotlight: Week of April 6th

Weekly my inbox fills with notice of great new products being introduced to the market.  And as much as I'd like to devote space in our quarterly magazine theTwentySIX, there just isn't enough space.  The result?  Every week check this spot for the newest product introductions.  And if you'd like to see your product here... make sure to email me the press release and necessary photos.


INOX Collection of Bathroom Fixtures from Blu Bathworks

INOX Shower Station, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Shower Station, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Deck-Mount Basin Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Deck-Mount Basin Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Swan-Neck Deck-Mount Basin Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Swan-Neck Deck-Mount Basin Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Floor-Mount Tub Filler Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

INOX Floor-Mount Tub Filler Spout, Courtesy Blu Bathworks

Bringing a minimalist approach to their already comprehensive line of modern bath-ware products, Canadian bath-ware design-house & manufacturer Blu Bathworks leaves ornament by the wayside in the introduction of the INOX Series.  Designed by founder Michael Gottschalk, the Italian-made basin spouts, tub fillers, and shower stations are iconic in their slim bodies, innovative installation, and simple, ornament-less designs.  Designed with the luxury bathroom in mind, INOX is available not only in standard single lever faucets, wall mount spouts, and mixers, but also as a Swan-neck deck mount basin spout (perfect for a bit of drama), floor mount tub filler spout, and a modern thermostatic shower mixer.  INOX is available in Satin and Brushed Chrome finishes.
www.BluBathworks.com


Ventless Heat-Pump Compact Dryer from Blomberg Appliances

Courtesy Blomberg Appliances

Courtesy Blomberg Appliances

In the marketplace for appliances that combine both innovation and contemporary aesthetics there exists a race of sorts.  The Americans and the Germans, for the last century, have been in a tight race, both countries developing better, more technologically advanced, and aesthetically pleasing appliance options for consumers.  Blomberg, the 3rd largest appliance manufacturer in Europe, added to the list of German "wins" with the introduction during the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show their new Ventless Compact Energy-Efficient Dryer.  Using 50 percent less energy and 40 percent lower circulating air temperature than similarly sized air-vented dryers, Blomberg's Ventless Heat Pump Dryer features a ventless heat pump and a compact 24" width design making it perfect for those places where exterior ventilation is not an option but also for integrating a dryer into any space in the home - from the kitchen to the master bedroom closet.
www.BlombergAppliances.us


Taper Collection of Bathroom Faucets by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

With projects that defy traditional architectural conventions, head of Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Bjarke Ingels, is well known for incorporating superior function and clean aesthetics into otherwise utilitarian structures.  Collaborating with luxury plumbing fittings brand Kallista, the first collaboration Ingels has undertaken in the home interiors industry, Ingels brings to the market The Taper Collection, a gracefully engineered, refined widespread faucet.  Restrained and functional, The Taper Collection features, in the words of Ingels, "a lot of character without excess".  Available in three standard finishes with nine additional specialty finishes, the collection includes two 1.5gpm basin sets, a wall-mounted bath set with an 8-3/4" reach, a deck-mount bath set, shower wall-mount arm which can be fitted with any number of Kallista raindomes or a multifunction shower-head, shower controls, and five accessory pieces. Coming May 2015.
www.Kallista.com


The Opera Line Collection of Mosaic Tiles from Maniscalco

Chevron by Maniscalco.  Courtesy Maniscalco

Chevron by Maniscalco.  Courtesy Maniscalco

Arabesque by Maniscalco.  Courtesy Maniscalco

Arabesque by Maniscalco.  Courtesy Maniscalco

On the heels of their most recent introduction, the Mini Hexy Mosaics (Round Up Week of March 23rd), Australian designer and tile wholesaler Maniscalco introduces to the American surfaces industry their newest collection - The Opera Collection.  Finding inspiration from one of Sydney's most recognizable buildings, the Sydney Opera House, Maniscalco blends old world materials with modern, contemporary design elements.  Two designs make up The Opera Collection - Sydney Cove Arabesque, combining stone and glass with a traditional Spanish design element, and Studio Café Chevron, merging stone, glass, and mirrored glass into a brilliant two-toned presentation.  Maniscalco's newest collections will be on display during this year's Coverings in Orlando, April 14-17.
www.ManiscalcoStone.com


Colby & Cooper Farmhouse Style Fixtures from Barn Light Electric

Colby Pendant in Galvanized.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Colby Pendant in Galvanized.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Colby Pendant in Dark Green.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Colby Pendant in Dark Green.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Cooper Pendant in Red.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Cooper Pendant in Red.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Cooper Pendant in Navy.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Cooper Pendant in Navy.  Courtesy Barn Light Electric.

Purveyor of American influenced lighting products, Barn Light Electric has gained a reputation as being a go-to resource for those in the market looking for simple, classically designed light fixtures that find their inspiration from 19th century, utilitarian lighting.  After the introduction of their Schoolhouse LED Collection this past January (Round Up Week of Jan. 19th), Barn Light Electric brings to market yet another uniquely designed fixture with just a hint of farmhouse country.  The Colby & The Cooper, both streamlined pendants, feature a number of customizable options including Cast Guards and a wide array of brilliant powder coats.  Colby and Cooper are currently available with a standard incandescent light source.  Available via their website.
www.BarnLightElectric.com


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What Does One Do With 26,000 Gummy Bears? Make a Mattress of Course!

As my father likes to say "The only thing that comes to a dreamer is a whole bunch of sleep".

Growing up, both my sister and I were quite used to his quips, usually related to the power of hard work and paying attention to details.  For the most part, he was right. But for Craig Fruchtman, owner of New York City's Craig's Beds, dreaming big turned into four weeks of sticky work for his creative team.  The result?  A fantasy mattress illuminated by thousands of multicolored gummy bears. 

To celebrate the launch of the retailer's new bed in a box - The Craig's Bed by Summerfield - Fruchtman collaborated with Hissa Igarashi, stylist and editor-in-chief at TWELV Magazine, taking inspiration from Igarashi's famous gummy bear dress for Alexander McQueen with the hopes not only of inspiring people to pursue their own unique big city dreams but to also represent Craig's Beds willingness to go above and beyond in their pursuit of great customer service.

Forget about your Sleep Number.  26,135 is the number you need to remember. For the ultimate in Sweet Dreams, the Summerfield Gummy Bear Bed, the result of Igarashi and Fruchtman's tasty collaboration, makes use of 26,135 gummy bears, not including the 500 or so bears consumed during the design and build of the whimsical, cavity inducing bed. I'm not entirely certain if a bed of this nature would bring sugary dreams or nightmares to New York City dentists.

The bed, for those interested in catching a glimpse up close and personal (just no licking!), is on display at IT'SUGAR in NoHo, eventually to be sold with proceeds benefiting Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health at the Department of Neurology Icahn School of Medicine, further advancing Alzheimer's research.

Craig's Bed // www.CraigsBeds.com
Summerfield Mattreses // www.SumerfieldMattress.com

Be sure to scroll down for a video detailing the Gummy Bear Bed's design & construction!

Courtesy Craig's Beds.

Courtesy Craig's Beds.

The Summerfield Gummy Bear Bed, Courtesy Craig's Beds

The Summerfield Gummy Bear Bed, Courtesy Craig's Beds

Close Up Detail of the Gummy Bear Bed, Courtesy Craig's Beds

Close Up Detail of the Gummy Bear Bed, Courtesy Craig's Beds


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