Duro Olowu visits Cooper Hewitt, New York Botanical Garden Holiday Orchids and more

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From significant business shifts to remarkable product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this bi-weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Product launches

Cindy Greene launches the Decor line

On February 22, interior designer and graphic designer Cindy Greene branched out into home goods when she launched her new decor line, Sabel Studios. Greene has had plenty of design success, having previously founded cult fashion label Libertine (which featured a capsule collection with Target and a collaboration with Damien Hirst). As a design consultant, her clients included Supreme and Marie Claire. “I’m influenced by a diverse group of designers, from Peter Max to Alexander Girard to Francois Lalanne,” Greene shares with AD PRO. “When creating Sabel, I was inspired by classic cinema, fashion, historic architecture and a lifetime of extensive travel around the world.”

Absolem wallpaper from Sabel.

Photo: Courtesy of Sabel

Moda Operandi pays homage to Italian style with its latest Trunk Show

On February 8, Moda Operandi launched Save Venice: The Tabletop Collection, their new capsule collection, featuring a selection of their favorite Italian artisans. Designers included NasonMoretti, Stories of Italy, Venini, Tessitura Bevilacqua, Porte Italia and others. To round out the show, co-founder and brand director Lauren Santo Domingo curated a selection of vintage and antique pieces to pair, sourced from her own travels and personal collection. “We turned to our Venetian artisans, each with their own distinct talents, to create this capsule that reflects the city’s rich artistic traditions,” Santo Domingo shares. “The resulting Trunk Show gives us Park Avenue in the 80s, Pyre of vanities vibes – it’s over-the-top opulence, Italian style.

Awards

India Mahdavi’s showroom for Le French Design 100.

Photo: Gaelle Le Boulicaut

A month of celebration for Le French Design 100

This year marks the second annual French Design 100, the digital festival celebrating a selection of the top 100 interiors and objects that showcase outstanding contemporary French design. The celebrations began with a ceremony on January 21 at the Élysée Palace in Paris, where French President Emmanuelle Macron spoke about the importance of design in today’s world. Winners and jury members gathered for the festival alongside Macron, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin (French Minister of Culture) and Philippe Starck, this year’s official guest of honour. The festivities continued through February with the launch of their month-long digital program, where the projects of each of the winners were showcased online.

all about art

Duro Olowu will be a curator at Cooper Hewitt in March

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