From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this biweekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.
Palm Beach Design Days launches in tandem with Casa Branca Atelier/Showroom
She already has the Worth Avenue boutique in Palm Beach, but interior designer Alessandra Branca was keen to offer the vast design community another resource in the area. At Casa Branca Atelier/Showroom, a 4,000-square-foot space on Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach, design aficionados can rove through three galleries, poring over Branca’s fabrics, wallpapers, custom upholstery, and furniture, as well as an assemblage of vintage and antique items.
The stellar new space is also a fitting backdrop for the first edition of Palm Beach Design Days (January 25 and 26), a series of panels delving into such topics as coastal design, decorating with antique treasures, and the importance of textiles, featuring insights from the likes of Victoria Hagan, Young Huh, Suzanne Kasler, Noz Nazawa, Brian Sawyer, and Suzanne Tucker. Rounding out the event—which kicks off with a keynote from Branca and AD Interiors and Garden Director Alison Levasseur on curating diverse collections—are book signings and shindigs.
AD PRO Hears…
… Kravet Inc. has added Caroline Cecil Textiles to its home furnishings portfolio. Founder, CEO, and creative director Caroline Cecil first established her eco-friendly company in California in 2015, turning out American-made wallpapers, pillows, and fabrics hand-printed onto Belgian and Irish linens spawned from her own transporting paintings. New products are slated to drop later this year.
…that The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Design in Mind series recently went on-location with Gil Schafer, of AD100 firm Schafer Buccellato Architects, to explore the venerable architect’s design process and portfolio. Grab some popcorn and enjoy Unlocking the Mysteries of Place with Gil Schafer, now streaming on PBS.
Maison Madeleine rolls out latest collection
Since the debut of Maison Madeleine in 2022, founder Leah Cumming has garnered a loyal following for her heirloom-quality furniture that exude a distinctive French flair. (We still can’t get enough of the label’s Wave daybed dreamt up in Sister Parish prints.) The Los Angeles designer’s penchant for Art Deco flourishes is illuminated in her just-dropped creations too, like the striped, scalloped Le Nuage ottoman, which easily transforms into a coffee table, or the Vosges sofa flaunting soft, sinuous arms. Fans of the solid oak Midnight bar cabinet with circular reliefs, a Maison Madeleine favorite, will also relish the new petite nightstand version.
AD PRO Hears…
…the new e-commerce platform Persay makes everyday gifting a breeze, highlighting an ever-growing array of eye-catching tableware—an Italian splatterware pitcher from Il Buco Vita, Sir/Madam’s Georgian-style maple candlestick holders, and Atelier Saucier’s laser-cut wool placemats included.