Daniel Arsham Teams Up with Tiffany, AD Hosts an Exhibition in France, and More News

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From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this biweekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know. 

Business

Herman Miller Launches a Podcast

Good news for all those looking for more industry insight: Herman Miller has launched its first weekly podcast. Titled “Looking Forward,” the show will be hosted by Ryan Anderson, VP of Global Research and Insights at Herman Miller. The series will tackle include trends, news, and industry-related problem-solving. Anderson will also mine wisdom from architects, researchers, innovators, and business leaders through interviews.

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Arrow

The Molteni Museum Gets a Revamp

Leading Italian design company Molteni Group has moved into a Glass Cube space in the Molteni Compound Gardens in Milan for its new museum location. The modern structure was conceived by Ron Gilad, a longtime designer of the beloved furniture brand. An in-depth history of the company and its many achievements will be showcased within the space, along with a permanent collection of over 50 furniture pieces.

Product Launches

Farrow & Ball Collaborates with TALA on a New Lamp

Leading paint purveyors Farrow & Ball and LED lighting company Tala have teamed up to present a new portable light. From the bedside to the backyard, the indoor-outdoor design is made to capture the spirit of the pleasure gardens of Britain. Dubbed “The Muse,” Tala worked with Farrow & Ball on three color options that suitably evoke the theme. And with energy-efficient LED technology and repairable materials, it has sustainable bona fides too.

The Muse by Tala and Farrow & Ball.

In Memoriam

Beloved Landscaper Marcello Villano Passes Away

Late last month the Los Angeles–based garden designer Marcello Villano passed away at the age of 74. During his lifetime Villano gained recognition for his residential landscape work and celebrity clientele—including Jennifer Aniston, who worked with him on multiple projects. He is survived by his partner, photographer David Glomb.

Auction

Andrew Jones to Auction the Collection of John Nelson

The design industry is still reeling from the recent loss of John Nelson, the longtime L.A.–based antiques dealer and founder of John Nelson Antiques. Next month Nelson’s sizable collection, amassed over 50 years in the business, will be auctioned online through Andrew Jones Auctions, a longtime collaborator of Nelson’s, beginning October 24. (The auction will be one in a series expected to run through 2023.) In addition to mirrors and chandeliers—two of Nelson’s specialties—the event will feature Chinese porcelain, paintings, sculpture, and much more. Previews are available starting October 21.

Openings

The London Design Festival Returns

On September 18 the London Design Festival makes its return. As usual, it will take place as a series of outdoor installations, exhibitions, and special projects; transforming capital landmarks, neighborhoods, and cultural institutions. Since 2003 the festival has highlighted some of the top U.K. design talents.

Artist Daniel Arsham reimagines the Tiffany blue box at Tiffany’s flagship location in Midtown Manhattan.



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