Stefano Pilati x Pinto
Pinto Paris, the luxury design practice founded by the late Alberto Pinto and now run by Fahad Hariri and Pietro Scaglione, is equally renowned for its limited-edition furniture, tableware, and decorative arts—including its newest capsule collection from Italian fashion designer Stefano Pilati. Pilati’s background spans Cerruti, Armani, Prada, Zegna, and most famously, Yves Saint Laurent (which he headed for eight years), so it’s not surprising that the forms found in his inaugural exploration of interiors are reminiscent of the graceful lines of clothing. Delicate origami folds button into the cotton toile- or velour-covered arms of the oversized sofa. In another introduction, a lost wax–casted bronze sculpture beautifully immortalizes a woven water-hyacinth rug draped over a rattan chair.
Eny Lee Parker x Mitzi
Previously, Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting turned to on-the-rise talents Dabito and Tali Roth to spearhead its Mitzi Tastemakers series. This time around, the label welcomed Eny Lee Parker, the New York designer known for her sculptural ceramic furnishings, who dreamed up a selection of ethereal pendants, chandeliers, sconces, flush mounts, and table and floor lamps. Standouts include the Bibi sconce, defined by stacked ceramic rings in a raw ivory hue, while the more personal Elsa, a gold leaf–finished ode to Korean cherry blossom trees with small matte white globes signifying the buds, derives from Parker’s heritage.
The French National Museum Council x Trudon
Bastille Day may have been a few weeks back, but the French National Museum Council and historic Trudon, maker of enviable candles and perfumes, is keeping French history at the forefront with its newly debuted regal bust of officer and politician Marquis de Lafayette, a.k.a. Lafayette. The figure of Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution before returning to his homeland to help stir up the French Revolution of 1789 and draft the “Declaration of the Rights of the Man and the Citizen,” joins Trudon’s fellow wax likenesses of Louis XIV, Napoleon, and Marie Antoinette. Available in navy and stone, the decorative pieces are based on sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon’s 1790 design and carved by hand in Trudon’s Normandy atelier.