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THE ART ISSUE
FIRED UP • Our favorite new ceramic marvels put form before function, bridging design and fine art. And how!
ANCIENT BEAUTY • Homegrown and international designers alike are in thrall to Egypt. Dior staged its men’s fall 2023 runway show in front of the pyramids, while James Turrell is paying homage to those world wonders in new pieces for Lalique. Primeval myth, too, is seen in the lions’ feet, lotuses, and modes of transit—like Atet, the infamous boat of Ra—being reimagined as furniture pieces.
MARBLE MATTERS • Are we living through another golden age for marble? The stone, highly prized in its own right, is lately influencing the look and feel of other refined rocks cast in unexpected, how-did-they-do-that forms or punctuated with prismatic veining. From Kelly Wearstler’s knotty Nudo chairs to Roberto Sironi’s cropped columns made from a lavender-hued stone composite, here are a few of our favorite modern takes on the material.
LEGENDS ONLY • With its crisply faceted silhouette and metal bracelet, Cartier’s Tank Française, which debuted in 1996, marked a new chapter in the history of this iconic watch, blurring the line between timepiece and audacious jewel. This year’s update retains those hallmark features while staying firmly ahead of the curve. The case is composed of a single volume of metal in stainless steel or 18-karat yellow gold, with a streamlined profile that emphasizes the foundation of the exceptional design. The forerunner, created by Louis Cartier in 1917, was a favorite of Princess Diana’s and appears on Michelle Obama’s wrist in her official White House portrait, but the future belongs to its successor. Vive la différence!
COLIN KING • The interiors stylist known for his calm-and-collected approach shares eight things that inspire him and guide him through days on set. Just don’t ask him to cook.
BUT DOES IT SPARK JOY? • Taking a cue from the art market, more new design is being described as collectible. Some say that’s not right for makers—or the industry.
OFF THE WALLS • What’s shaping our tastes and topping our to-do lists this month.
THE MIX MAESTRO • Rafael de Cárdenas brings cosmopolitan cool to his debut furniture collection.
GOOD EYE • As a design curator at New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron marries rigor and creativity.
ROOM TO RISE • Artist Cheyenne Julien’s vivid interior worlds exorcise her anxieties and focus on ascension.
FALLING INTO PLACE • How a collector and his designers made an art-forward New York loft.
THE SUM OF ITS PARTS • Nothing elevates a room—any room—like the perfect gallery wall.
PICTURE THIS • Accentuate your home gallery with these high-design accoutrements.
MASTER STROKES • From Los Angeles to Miami, homes that not only show off the art but are showpieces in their own right.
FRANKLY ICONIC • A German expat brings a minimalist sensibility to a wildly sculptural early house by Frank Gehry in Southern California.
WITH FLYING COLORS • A New York apartment shifts out of neutral and into a dynamic palette with the help of designer Patrick Mele.
FROM HER HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE • A gallerist’s legendary Miami residence gets a second life as home to a local art couple and their family.
Inside the Wide World of Lari Pittman & Roy Dowell • At home and in their studios, the Los Angeles artists get the creative juices flowing.
A SHORE THING • On Cape Cod, a historic artist’s studio is...