Once every two weeks, Town & Country presents an assortment of the best design news and events — everything from interior design projects that pique our interest and auctions of note to any must-have product hitting the market.
Upcoming Helmut Newton exhibition worth seeing
What makes something sustainable? As one ponders this, consider taking a look at Helmut Newton take smoke This photo was taken in 1975. Half a century later, this photograph remains one of the most relevant in fashion photography for its mysterious allure and glamorous appeal. Newton was a master of evoking emotion in glamorous settings, and once said: “It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman doesn’t live in front of white paper. She lives on the road, in a motor In the car, the hotel room.”
People heading to A Coruña, Spain from November 18, 2023 to May 1, 2024 will be able to spot Newton’s work. Under the leadership of Marta Ortega Pérez, Helmut Newton – Fact and Fiction Gives visitors and fans an intimate glimpse inside the photographer’s life. There are portraits of world-class figures such as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, Elsa Peretti, Naomi Campbell and Karl Lagerfeld, as well as videos of them at work and glimpses of intimate moments such as childhood photos. This will be the third exhibition presented by the Marta Ortega Pérez Foundation Untold Stories by Peter Lindbergh And Steven Meisel’s 1993 A Year in Photographs,
For more information please visit themopfoundation.org.
Temple St. Clair’s first storefront in New York City is a luxurious jewel box
On a brisk fall day, a good plan might start at the Whitney Museum, lead to pastis for a late lunch, and now, jewelry shopping at Temple St. Clair. While the Florentine high-jewelry brand has opened boutiques under the umbrella of other institutions like Tiffany & Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue, the opening of their storefront in the Meatpacking District marks their first independent store. The store features an entire collection of jewelry – including 18k gold, rock crystal amulets, and other high jewelry pieces exclusive to the store – and the design skills by architect Matthew Michalski and Ricardo Barthel & C. interior designers.
The store incorporates Florentine essence through brushed wood, iron and glass sliding doors painted in “Temple Blue” (aka light blue) that are based on Florentine winter gardens such as Limonia behind Palazzo Pitti, and antique chairs. Has been done A gorgeous 1950s Venetian ceramic vase has been found in Venice and marble side tables have been used heavily. Francesco Barthel and Enrico Latorraco at Riccardo Barther & Cie commented on the design of the new store in a release: “The execution of the NYC shop for Temple St. Clair is a profoundly ‘Florentine’ project…understood in full expression in the artisan workshops. Where a sense of the tiniest detail is combined with a vision of the whole, in a result that is always different but still distinct in style.
For more information or to book your appointment, please visit templestclair.com.
The Italian Embassy in Washington DC creates a dialogue between American and Italian art and design
Washington DC is also getting its fair share of Italy. For those interested in visiting the Tudor-style Italian Embassy, there’s a treat: newly opened Contemporary Villa Firenze The project features 53 new art and design works created by Renata Christina Mazzentini and hand-selected because of the artist’s ties to the United States from the 1950s to the present day.
Expect to see the art of Lucio Fontana, Maria Cristina Finucci and Alberto Burri and the designs of Giorgio Armani, Mario Bellini (yes, designer of the plush sofa that is currently back in vogue), Alberto Lago, Marco Piva and others. Of course, there are great art institutions like the Hirshhorn and the Smithsonian to visit in DC, but for those who are curious to see and learn about the dialogue between American and Italian art and design, this is definitely an enjoyable experience.
For more information or to plan your visit, please visit ambwashingtondc.esteri.it
jake gyllenhaal x italian porcelain
As the faces of Ginori 1735’s latest campaign, shot by Gray Sorrenti for their Orient Italiano Gold collection, porcelain tableware has clearly never been so attractive. The new collection includes two new hand-decorated ceramic patterns, Aurum in white and Rubrum in red, which follow traditional Eastern motifs. As well as dishware, a selection of candles, candle holders, vases and room diffusers are also available. Shop some of the new Ginori 1735 collection here.
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