NY Now Spring 2018

If you can’t get to John Derian‘s charming east village emporiums, seeing his booth at the NY Now Spring 2018 show was certainly the next best thing.

John Derian NY Now Spring 2018

From his myriad of decoupage collections, to charming furniture, above, bedecked in Nathalie Farman-Farma’s beautiful Decors Barbares fabrics.

John Derian decoupage

These new florals, above, and ferns below, almost have us feeling spring in the air,

John Derian fern decoupage at NY Now Spring 2018and I loved the new series of constellations and astronomy.

John Derian Decoupage at NY Now Spring 2018

New paperweights are detailed with a beautiful scalloped edge

John Derian paperweights

and of course John’s enchanting collaboration with Astier de Villatte is always a winning combo.

John Derian:Astier Villatte

I have been a fan of les-Ottomans ever since discovering their chic east meets west sensibility. Walking the line between Italian sophistication and traditional Turkish style and pattern, les Ottomans offers many avenues for adding some exotic elegance to your home.

Les Ottomans ikat cushions at NY Now Spring 2018

From silk and velvet ikat cushions and plates to tantalizing story-inspired tabletop, it was a booth of resplendent opulence.

les ottomans ikat plates at NY Now 2018A collaboration with artist Vito Nesta resulted in the enchanting Constantinopoli porcelain series where animals and figures dance together in harmony

les ottomans Constantinopoli plate

les ottomans Constantinopoli plate

and the new Corteo series of the Sultan’s parade as they enter the palace

les Ottomans Corteo series at NY Now 2018 – a series of 12 different designs.

les ottomans Sultan's Parade at ny now spring 2018

Among their many offerings, I also loved another new collection of maze plates made entirely of Murano glass – graphic with a beautiful luminescence.

les ottoman maze plates at NY Now 2018

Decorative and scented candles are a popular category and Baobab is a brand that stands out from the crowd. Belgium based but inspired by the world, their candles are made with mineral wax from Germany, hand-blown glass from Poland, leather from Italy with scents created in Grasse.

Baobab candles at NY Now 2018

With two limited editions a year, Baobab offers five sizes. Above top Pearls in three of the five scents and on the bottom shelf, les Exclusives in Aurum and Platinum.

Baobab coral collection at NY Now Spring 2018

Baobab coral collectionThe Coral collection brings the freshness of summer to your home year round with three options, Poseidon, Andromeda or Perseus, above.

Baobab pearls collection at NY Now 2018

Even without knowing the black rose and ginger scent, I loved the chic containers for Black Pearls, inspired by the gems of Tahiti, above.

Baobab Trano collection at NY Now 2018

The new Trano collection is covered in rafia hand crocheted in Madagascar and inspired by Ndebele art of South Africa, where female artists paint on the the walls of their houses. A heritage passed down from mother to daughter, it is considered the ancestor of Street Art. Baobab is donating a portion of its sales to the MTAM Foundation which is dedicated to changed the lives of artisans in rural communities throughout South Africa including preserving the heritage of Ndebele women artists. Baobab also introduced their new outdoor collection, below.

Baobab outdoor 2018 collectionHand-crafted by Czech masters according to centuries-old traditions of glass-making, Artel is a brand I’ve admired for years. New offerings at the NY Now Spring 2018 show included the beautiful Mussels collection – a modern graphic pattern referencing the shell shapes of these molluscs

Artel mussels glassware at NY Now Spring 2018

and Chinese Zodiac.

Artel Chinese Zodiac glassware

Kiss That Frog is an odd name for a French themed import company that encompasses a range of interesting produces from ceramics and glassware, to home decor and accessories. From these Indochine cage tumblers

Kiss That Frog Indochine cage tumblers

to Filt French net shoppers,

Filt net shoppers at NY Now 2018

Thieffry linens, produced from Dutch, French and Belgian harvested flax since 1837,

Thieffry at NY Now 2018

to Bangkok based Yarnnakarn rustic tableware

Yarnnakarn tableware at NY Now Spring 2018and whimsical ceramics.

Yarnakarn ceramics at NY Now 2018

French based Couleur Nature and sister company Caravan showed their Provencal style linens and tableware together.

Couleur Nature & Caravan at NY Now Spring 2018Caravan at NY Now 2018

These colored glasses from Caravan are so fun and very reasonable.

Caravan glasses at NY Now 2018The Busatti/Sassolini Family has been in the medieval village of Anghiari weaving in their workshops with artisanship and creativity for over a century.

Busatti at NY Now 2018

With their pledge of “never disown the origins, the taste and the quality,” they create authentic shuttle-loom weaving of linen, wool, hemp and cotton. Their Tuscan artistry is immediately apparent in all their beautiful products.

Busatti dish towels at NY Now 2018

Busatti beach towel at NY Now 2018

Stalwart tabletop expert Kim Seybert introduced quite a few new collections for spring. From glam to casual, you can find a wide range of styles. I tend to gravitate to the more understated and liked the Provence placemats (new colors below)

Kim Seybert placematsshown below with a Wales napkin and Quill napkin ring and the beautifully beaded Jackson mat placemat with the linen Provence napkin, inspired by vintage French country kitchen towels with the Fiesta ring.

Kim Seybert Provence placemat, Wales napkin with Quill ring, Jackson placemat, Provence napkin with Fiesta ring

The new Horizon napkin echoes the blended vanishing points of the sky with natural dyes on 100% linen.

Kim Seybert Horizon napkin

I loved the new Ombre placemats with a similar sensibility executed in lightweight straw.

Kim Seybert ombre placemats

and the new Tangle placemats feature fibrous webbing for a natural vibe with texture.

Kim Seybert tangle placemat

The embroidered Arabesque runner from the new Bistro collection looked beautiful with flowers by Emily Thompson.

Kim Seybert and Emily Thompson Flowers at NY Now Spring 2018This was just the tip of the iceberg – you really need to investigate all the spring 2018 collections – there is something for every taste and style.

Tisch placemantsTisch New York is a tabletop line that is the epitome of modern chic. I own some coasters but clearly need to expand my collection. Founder, ex fashion editor Amanda Tisch Weitzman, has a contemporary and clean sensibility with an artistic twist.

Tisch placemats at NY Now 2018Each season she adds more colors and several new products, like new rectangular mats and these fabulous large wooden trays made in Sweden!

Tisch trays

Since 1994, NYC based Bodrum Linens has been supplying quality Turkish linens.

Bodrum placemats at NY Now 2018

Their coated mats, above, have a silicon coating to repel liquids and resist stains – a handy item in busy households!

BodrumMy favorite of the easy care mats were the Presto, which closely resemble stonewashed linen and the new colors of Picot and striped linen napkins.

Bodrum napkins at NY Now Spring 2018

Jonathan Adler introduced a plethora of new furniture and accessories. I liked his Doris chair in a lively chartreuse

Jonathan Adler Doris chair

The hand-thrown Palm Springs collection, made by skilled artisans in their Peruvian workshop, harkens back to Jonathan’s artisanal roots as a potter. “Crafty yet couture, graphic yet organic,” it is a collection that successfully walks the line.

Jonathan Adler Palm Springs collections

With a different bold graphic vibe are the new additions to the Canaan collection. Sleek black and white marble packs a minimalist modern punch

Jonathan Adler Canaan accessories at NY Now

as do these candy colored acrylic boxes.

Jonathan Adler acrylic boxes at NY Now Spring 2018

And while not new this season, I liked the Antwerp Brutalist limed cabinet (currently out of stock online), that has the feel of a vintage piece. The repeating circular pattern was inspired by an Eva Hesse drawing which Adler referenced when creating tiles for his Shelter Island house.

Jonathan adler antwerp brutalist limed cabinet

When the heritage NYC chocolate brand Louis Sherry was revived in 2012, the owners brilliantly repackaged the sweets in stylish tins with a touch of nostalgia. Miles Redd designed a few and now chinoiserie chic master Harrison Howard has been responsible for a series of eminently collectible editions.

Louis Sherry at NY NowThis season, he has created everything from malachite to equestrian (Cheval de Course – did you know that the original Louis Sherry NYC building is where Hermès is now?) to tropical,

Louise Sherry at NY Now 2018to singerie chic containers.

Louise Sherry singerie

Not only do they make the best hostess or Valentine’s gifts, thank you’s, wedding favors and of course stocking stuffers, but they are so perfect to then repurpose for everything from paper clips to loose change. And in three sizes, you can have your chocolate and eat it too!

Louis Sherry spring 2018

Another comestible booth that caught my eye was Kerber’s Farm. Using the vintage Land Rover for their display was brilliant, immediately sending the message of their timeless, old school brand.

Kerber's Farm at NY Now 2018Kerber’s Farm, originally founded in 1941, was slated to be sold to developers when author Nick Voulgaris, who fondly remembered it as a childhood favorite, purchased and restored the property. It is now one of the last remaining working farms in Huntington, Long Island and produces an upscale line of home provisions. In addition, there are also a three bedroom farm house and Captain’s House on the property available for rent.

Kerber's Farm provisions

A few other favorites I spied along the way were new splatterware at Canvas Home,

Canvas home splatter dishthis display at Roost with an appealing mix of warm patina and natural fibers

Roost at NY Now 2018

the unique and unexpected collections at Bunakara, Joana Aranha’s vision of a European/Indian mix in a “dialogue between her cosmopolitan soul and her artisan essence,”

Bunakara at NY Now 2018

the unique prints at Barloga Studios – fine photographs on intriguing papers.

Barloga prints at NY Now 2018

Barloga Studios Fern Prints at NY Now 2018

and the contemporary cool of Nude Glass, where the simplicity of lead-free crystal is imagined in many forms, from drinkware and dishes to lighting and home accessories.

Nude Glass at NY Now spring 2018

all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

7 thoughts on “NY Now Spring 2018

  1. Stacey, that was the most brilliant selection and write up of that show! You singled out the most exquisite moments. I walked the show, and seem to have missed much of what your eye discovered- or perhaps I just need to clear the lens through which I was viewing! Thanks for bringing your fresh perspective and excellent taste to those aisles of offerings. I enjoyed your post much more than my walk of the Javitz!

  2. Stacey, you have a great eye! Loved everything you have shown. Wish they were available in Canada. I will try and source them out. Thank you for a brilliant post!

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