Hender scheme x Frama
In recent years, Hender Scheme, the iconic Tokyo-based footwear and accessories label founded by Ryo Kashiwazaki, has gained even more traction through partnerships with luxury icons such as Tod’s and Lexus. The label’s eclectic appeal is once again underlined in a range of lifestyle items – from folded leather trays to slippers – brought to life by Frama, the multidisciplinary Copenhagen design brand. Fusing Japanese craftsmanship with an elegant Scandinavian aesthetic, the pieces highlight Hender Scheme’s signature vegetable-tanned leathers and often explore their relationship to other materials. Consider the industrially-inspired Adam stool, with its space-saving leather basket nestled between stone gray steel legs, or the lightweight Tasca table, which juxtaposes a serpentine spiral of leather against cool aluminum.
Pierre Charpin x Saint Louis
Crystalware is usually associated with special occasions, but the 29-piece Cadence collection, the latest by French visual artist Pierre Charpin for the historic King Louis XV. approved Saint-Louis, is boldly imbued with a casual sensibility. Glass rods, for example, are shortened and table lamps and pendulums are decorated with paper shades. Ranging from highballs and bowls to vases and lighting, these hand-blown crystal works with hand-crafted linear cuts are informal and elegant at the same time.
House of Nomads x Anthropologie
Most of Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini’s interior design projects are adorned with handpicked treasures collected on their frequent trips to Mexico and Thailand. While visiting Panama, the founders of House of Nomad, based in Charlotte, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina (their sister furniture and home decor stores in both cities are brimming with global finds), fell in love with the handwork of local artisans, creating a capsule collection for Anthropologie, which already carries wallpaper, cushions and tableware in collaboration with the design company. Alongside laboriously crafted molas, colorful textiles woven by women of the Guna (formerly Kuna) indigenous community, there are intricately beaded Embera masks made from Chunga palm fiber and vegetable dyes to enliven the walls.
Nathalie du Pasquier x Raawii
The peg rail just got a lot more mod. Like any product, when placed in the creative hands of French-born, Milan-based painter Nathalie du Pasquier, who also founded the Memphis Group design movement in the 1980s. Danish brand Raawii recently approached the artist to design a range of coat racks, which featured in them ADVERTISEMENT‘s September issue. Playfully geometric and well thought-out in color combinations, each of the three types and sizes of wood is a pleasure.