10 New Design Collabs We’re Loving Right Now—From Andy Warhol to Snøhetta


Many of the season’s design fairs may have been postponed, but nevertheless, spring product introductions persist. And as collections begin to drop, many are flaunting the imprint of industry collaboration. From novelties dreamed up by designer-slash-social media mavens Sarah Sherman Samuel and Amber Lewis, respectively, to the first sight of outdoor launches, namely from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay, there’s an exciting new assortment available to design pros. Below, find 10 of the just-debuted collabs we’re loving right now.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec x Hay

Following up on the success of their Palissade outdoor collection for Hay, the French siblings are now expanding their outdoor range. Continuing with pigment-rich, powder-coated steel frames (this time in shades of iron red, dark forest green, and shadowy anthracite), the Balcony collection freshens linear frames with dilated perforations–a move that not only delights with symmetrical, circular details but also helps strengthen the steel frame. The collection includes dining table and chairs, plus armchair, lounge chair, and bench, and side table styles.

Snøhetta x Lodes

There are some problems that have an obvious solution. Case in point: When Oslo-based design firm Snøhetta was intent on creating a contemporary interpretation of the globe-shaped, hand-blown Italian glass lamp, partnering with Venetian lighting company Lodes was a clear-cut first step. The resulting modular pendants, finished in glossy white and dubbed the Volum collection, appear as if they are floating. It’s a subtle look made of complex parts, namely the merging of diffuser and frame to cast an even, soothing glow in all directions. Plus, the fixture’s upper glass is carefully cut to accommodate a translucent methacrylate lid that conceals unsightly innards, leaving the cable as the only exposed element.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts x Henzel Studio

In 1978, Andy Warhol unleashed his provocative Oxidation series of abstract paintings, for which he asked willing friends to urinate on wet, copper-coated canvases. Some four decades later, Calle Henzel, founder and creative director of Swedish rug manufacturer Henzel Studio, has translated the bronze and aqueous hues and fluidly abstract pattern of Warhol’s resulting works into hand-knotted rugs. The launch, sophomore expansion on the maker’s partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation, is part of Henzel Heritage, a series of limited-edition rugs brought to life by the foundations and estates of 20th-century artists. One recommendation? Perhaps avoid peeing on the rugs.

Sarah Ellison x Design Within Reach

Striking silhouettes seeped in ’70s inspirations have become a hallmark of Australian designer and stylist Sarah Ellison. Having recently inked a deal with Design Within Reach to be her exclusive North American retail partner, Ellison’s sculptural styles and playful material mixing (the Pierre side table alone mingles marble, rattan, steel, and teak) are poised to make a bigger splash than ever. Of the fun-filled designs, look out for Ellison’s plump, three-seater Muse sofa, the uber cool ash and walnut wood-striped Valentina screen (never before seen in the U.S.), and plank-style Yoko bed perched on orbed wood legs.

Sister Parish Design x Kneeland & Co.

Joanna Williams, founder of Kneeland Co. Rarities, stocks the L.A. shop adjoining her textile studio with worldly objects, including Bulgarian pottery, Indian block-printed linens, and Mexican palm leaf wall hangings. But customers may be most familiar with one maker in particular: Sister Parish Design. Serving as the Southern California showroom for the legendary brand, Kneeland Co. Rarities promotes new fabric and wallpaper offerings like the digitally printed Sintra design, which is now available in a cheerful new pink-raspberry colorway, exclusive to the shop.

Sarah Sherman Samuel x Lulu and Georgia

Post Company x Roll & Hill

Bell jar lanterns, the refined staples of 18th-century Georgian manors, were the impetus behind Post Company’s Bell collection for Roll & Hill. Like the maple, black walnut, and white oak furniture that Roll & Hill manufactured for Post Company last year, the lighting range was dreamed up while the Brooklyn- and Jackson, Wyoming-based design firm was working on Inness, hospitality guru Taavo Somer’s Hudson Valley hotel, restaurant, and members’ club. Available in unlacquered and blackened brass, the fixtures come in wall sconce, and single and double pendants, as well as wall sconce and flush mount iterations.

Lisa Hilland x Nordiska Kompaniet

The geometric repeats of Mylhta creative director Lisa Hilland’s Lumi pouf for department store Nordiska Kompaniet speak to the Swedish designer’s wintery muses. Fashioned out of soft, made-in-Sweden Elmo leather, a wood core, and recycled PET bottle padding, the Lumi pouf also features small pockets intricately sewn into the fabric to elicit a fitting snowflake pattern. Hilland’s version, along with riffs from other design studios, made their debut in NK’s display window during the recent edition of Stockholm Design Week. An upbeat bonus? Profits from the poufs will be directed toward Together NK Design, a recently established scholarship for young Swedish designers.

Amber Lewis x Anthropologie

With Simple Pleasures, her third collection for Anthropologie, Amber Lewis of Calabasas, California, design practice Amber Interiors conjures the breezy, organically luxe West Coast lifestyle. The pieces, including a commodious pedestal dining table crowned in rounded oak, a rustic pine-and-glass curio cabinet, and pleated fabric lampshades, reflect Lewis’s collected ethos.

Eskayel x Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

On its way to becoming a whole-home outfitter, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has debuted its inaugural wallpaper line. Designed in collaboration with New York-based textile studio Eskayel, the six-pattern collection draws from Americana motifs, producing painterly takes on bandanas, pinstripes, and downtown cityscapes.

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