BY KAT HERRIMAN for New York Times T Magazine
This year, Design Miami offers up its coziest iteration yet, not in terms of space and galleries, but in terms of objects and materials that veer toward the warm, natural and communal. Long wooden dining room tables by designers Pierre Chapo, Sergio Rodrigues and Gal Gaon anchored the booths of Magen H Gallery, R & Company and Hostler Burrows, in that order — all alluding to larger gatherings. “I think we are looking for moments to have dinners at home with friends and families,” says Design Miami’s executive director, Rodman Primack, of the trend. “The world is in a really complicated, scary moment. We are all shifting, values are shifting. People are beginning to understand that what they consume defines who they are. You have ethics and ideas about what you want to bring into your life and that is reflected in the furniture, art and clothing you buy.”
A prime example of this philosophy plays out in Converso’s booth, a first-timer at the fair, where an entire living room designed by the iconoclastic California Modernist Albert Frey is on display. The economy and simple lines of the set hint at a focus on the people who inhabit a space — rather than the objects.
BY TOM HOWELLS for Wallpaper* British paint brand Farrow & Ball is synonymous with a certain kind of muted, Regency-chic drawing-room aesthetic (and very refined it is too). But for Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, the company has teamed up with California-born designer Christopher Kennedy and modern furniture dealer Converso to create an interiors display channelling the
BY HANNAH MARTIN for Architectural Digest Colorful Escape: British paint company Farrow & Ball has teamed up with Palm Springs-based interior designer Christopher Kennedy to fill a mod space on Palm Springs’ bustling N Palm Canyon Drive with vibrant colors (a bold mural featuring classic Palm Springs cinderblock patterns) and 20th century modern furnishings—a sofa
BY BETHAN RYDER for Telegraph Albert Frey and Gertrud & Otto Natzler at Converso Sublime in its understated simplicity, the booth of gallerist Lawrence Converso is devoted to never-seen-before furniture by the great Swiss-born modernist Albert Frey. A vision of pared-back pieces in washed pine plywood, pale green and cream, they were created in 1949 for the