From a Wondrous Exhibition in Milan to First-Rate Updates on the Design World, Here Are AD’s Discoveries of the Month

East meets West at the new Hôtel Hana, a 26-room gem designed by AD100 star Laura Gonzalez with artistic director Olivier Leone, and set in Paris’s Little Tokyo district. Throughout the property (the latest addition to the Adresses group) Gonzalez deftly blends the quartier’s historic Belle Époque maximalism and contemporary Japanese minimalism, employing iroko wood and straw wall coverings in ornate settings. Chef Shirley Garrier’s menu carries on that dialogue in the cozy restaurant, while the cave-like spa features kobido treatments. —Dana Thomas

Dreams come true at In Common With new Manhattan flagship

Nick Ozemba and Felicia Hung of in Common With at Quarters.

Photo: William Jess Laird.

Six years ago, when designers Nick Ozemba and Felicia Hung launched their hit lighting studio In Common With, the duo dreamed about their future New York City showroom. “Maybe it would just be a bar, more of a hospitality space where we can actually engage with people,” Ozemba recalls thinking. Fast-forward to May 13: The company is opening Quarters, a rambling two-level flagship in Tribeca that’s part store and part hangout, with a full kitchen, dining room, bedroom, and much more. Here, in a sophisticated yet casual context, friends and clients can encounter the brand’s versatile hand-finished designs alongside a revolving cast of vintage finds and new collaborations—among them partnerships with Sophie Lou Jacobsen, Danny Kaplan, and Shane Gabier, who created tile for backsplashes and bathrooms. All told, Ozemba and Hung have unveiled more than 100 new pieces, from slab-built ceramic fixtures and furnishings to a range of solid-wood tables, all produced in workshops across the globe. And there’s more to come, like glassware with Simone Bodmer-Turner. It’s all infinitely customizable, whether in the case of colors, finishes, or personalized iconography. “This space is not just about bringing people in to sell them light fixtures,” Hung says of their ambitious second act, which—true to their original vision—features a bar. “It’s about hosting people and creating a community.” —Hannah Martin

Signet Accent Table with shelf

Sky-Frame’s latest door makes indoor/outdoor living that much breezier

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Sky-Frame’s new Pivot Drive door at a house in Germany by Oppenheim architecture.

Photo: Courtesy of Quarters. Sky-Frame: Zooey Braun/Sky-Frame.

Known for manufacturing top-quality window systems, Sky-Frame has built its name blurring boundaries between indoors and out with floor-to-ceiling expanses of glass. Now the Swiss brand—long the go-to source for AD100 architects on the order of Steven Harris and Bjarke Ingels—has further dissolved that divide. This March, Sky-Frame unveiled an automated update to its Pivot door, allowing users to open or close the portal at the tap of a smartphone or button. Laser sensors, meanwhile, detect any obstacle, stopping the partition in its tracks should an object or a pet fall behind.

Five favorite arrivals (of many!) from this year’s Milan Design Week

Stylist Colin King has now lent his refined eye to wall coverings, teaming up with Calico Wallpaper on two new patterns that evoke the weathered plaster and frescoes
of historic palazzi (shown is Nuance in Unravel, one of eight colorways). $780 for a 132″ x 28″ panel;

Apollo Yellow in Porcelain Side Plates

Part of La DoubleJ’s 36-piece Solar tabletop collection, the porcelain Apollo dishes (side plates pictured) channel the graphic motifs of Italian tilework, with a gold rim that will shimmer in the sun. $150 for a set of two;

Esmeralda Modular Cabinet

Loosely based on the shapes of altarpieces, Sebastiano Bottos’s handmade birch-plywood Esmeralda cabinet is a standout from Artemest’s L’Appartamento installation, set in an early-20th-century Milanese mansion. $23,760;

Nearly six decades after Joe Colombo first designed his Additional System, Tacchini has reeditioned the armchair, pouf, and daybed, the cushions of which can be slotted into the metal frames for various postures. Price upon request;

Dine Out Table by Rodolfo Dordoni

Revamped for the great outdoors with hidden adjustable feet that can handle uneven terrain, the Dine Out table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cassina (shown in green-and-white terrazzo) pairs a streamlined pedestal base with a circular top for a dynamic convergence of curves. $8,555 as shown;

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