In 1968, Carlo Scarpa was invited by his close friends, Laura and Gianni Tabarelli, to the slopes of the vineyard village of Cornaiano near Bolzano, Italy. The couple, who were regular patrons in the circles of the Italian design elite, founded their furniture showroom through which they sold Gianni’s pieces. At this point in time, Scarpa had already established a name for himself within the world of architecture, and having built up a strong relationship over the years, they asked him to design a house for their family alongside his longtime collaborator, Sergio Los. The result is a work that has been rarely seen with timeless furnishings and works of art.
In usual order; I am obsessing over some items at 1st Dibs. Print called ‘Boating in Antigua, 1961′ from Slim Aarons, ‘Double Onos 55′ pendant brass lamp from Florian Schulz, steel contract bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller, chair and ottoman in velvet with chrome motif in bamboo, monumental vase by Nils Kähler, coffee tables from Karl Springer, and Italian chairs with nickel balls.
The Line, which also is goes by the name The Apartment, has recently opened up their third store in the US – this time outside New York in the very classic vacation area of The Hamptons. However this is only a pop-up store in the heart of Amagansett, which unfortunately closes its doors at end of the summer. If you haven’t got the possibility to swing by any of the three locations (Soho NYC, Los Angeles or Hamptons), make sure to pay a visit to their online store where you must certainly will find something dreamy to purchase (or look at) as above items.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen opened up The Row’s New York flagship store a couple of weeks ago with the very posh but discreet address; 17 E 71st St, New York – just down the block from the Frick Collection. It’s the second home of the luxurious brand and the very sleek and minimalistic three-story townhouse does not only show the sister’s latest collection and essentials, the brand’s eyewear collection with Oliver Peoples along with the new shoe collection. The very tasteful space also includes artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat, Borge Jorgensen and Keith Haring, which is for sale – including the furniture.
So I just recently discovered this cute, yet very cool, interior boutique in Palma de Mallorca. La Pecera Mallorca is the name of this very place, which not only offers great pieces of mid century furniture and modern pieces, but also creates the chicest espadrilles and hats on the island. I am going to Valdemossa on the west side of the island in August for two weeks and I have already put down several to-do’s while there. Last time I went I stayed at this magical little place. Nevertheless, La Pecera is a go-to boutique for sure and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those hand made sombrero straw hats.
You will find La Pecera Mallorca on Calle de Victoria, 4, 07001 Palma, Islas Baleares.
Gorgeous pictures from Eileen Gray’s home called E1027 in south of France on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, which took three years to build. The building is informed by Le Corbusier’s notion of the “house as a machine for living in” and was also was one of Corbusier’s favourite homes. He tried to purchase it several times without any luck. Gray’s vision of the home was that the “architecture must be its own decoration”. Eileen Gray was an Anglo-Irish artist, designer and architect and she died at the age of 98 in 1976 in Paris. Today her pieces are highly valued, for instance in 2009, a brown leather armchair standing just 24 inches tall sold at Christie’s for £19.4 million, setting an auction record for 20th-century furniture.
Pictures by Mary Gaudin.
Wouldn’t mind having a set of five dining chairs circa 1950 from Charlotte Perriand at home. You can find the ‘Maribel Chairs’ here.
Browsing through 1st Dibs like a crazy person, in usual order. My cravings are these at the moment; Mid-Century smoked art glass bowl by Holmegaard, abstract etching on paper by Jiri Kolar, Italian Mid-Century Chandelier (from 1960s), daybed from the 1950s by Kurt Thut, brass and agate lamp from 1970s, and Swedish rya rug in yellow, white and black.