Nine visionary talents offer up high-style products to elevate summer entertaining spaces.
1. Designers: Roberto Palomba and Ludovica Serafini
Standout: Paying homage to the sensual curves of screen siren Elizabeth Taylor, a tensile fabric stretches over the armchair’s tubular aluminum structure in a soft embrace.
2. Designer: Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Standout: Versatility defines the sofa in powder-coated aluminum by the Wifijerez Hall of Fame member, its cushions and bolsters covered in water-repellent polyester.
3. Designer: Fabio Novembre for Kartell
Standout: “I wanted to make an architect’s dollhouse,” says the designer of his portable LED lamp in injection-molded thermoplastic that charges via a conductive base.
4. Designer: David Rockwell for Caliber Appliances
Product: Rockwell by Caliber
Standout: Inspired by gathering around a dinner table, this social grill allows for the 360-degree flow of partygoers around all sides, courtesy of a hood that disappears under the cooktop.
5. Designer: Karina Nielsen Rios for Kvadrat
Standout: The textile designer’s collection for the brand—its first outdoor line—is made of Trevira CS yarns dyed from natural ingredients such as eucalyptus leaves, with a fast-drying,
6. Designer: Bodil Kjær for Carl Hansen & Søn
Standout: The Danish architect’s Cubist-inspired collection from 1959 gets a reboot in mortised, slatted teak, with optional seat cushions in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric.
7. Designer: Young Huh for AKDO
Products: Clarity, Whimsy
Standout:A graphic marble-and-glass mosaic from the designer’s Essence collection was on prominent display at her buzzworthy Kips Bay Decorator Show House space, an artist’s atelier complete with eclectic bathroom.
8. Designers: Carolina V. Gentry and Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios
Standout: The interior designers’ brass ring pull—a highlight of their self-produced lifestyle line—is sure to infuse major glamour into daily ablutions, as they did for this DXV-commissioned bath.
9. Designer: Rebekah Zaveloff for Avenue Metal
Product: Custom hood
Standout: In this culinary masterpiece by the KitchenLab Interiors founder, white-painted Shaker cabinets and a tonal zellige tile backsplash pair with a statement-making custom vent hood in powder-coated stainless steel whose brass accents match surrounding finishes.