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Tiffany & Co. Taps Lauren Santo Domingo for New Role, Kohler Unveils Douglas Friedman Collaboration, and More News

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. Design Happenings Miranda Kerr and Universal Furniture celebrate release of second collection Bobby Berk and Miranda Kerr at the launch of Tranquility. Photo: Veronica Sams […]

Lily Kwong Wants This Landscape Design Trend to Stick Around

When landscape designer and botanical artist Lily Kwong takes on a project, it isn’t necessarily the client who dictates the direction—Mother Nature sets the tone. Kwong, the founder of Freedom Gardens (modeled after the Victory Gardens project during the 1918 pandemic), prefers to replace exotic plants with native ones that assist important species such as […]

The Future Perfect Spotlights Contemporary Korean Design, Christian Haas Makes Solo Debut in New York, and More News

Christian Haas makes New York solo debut Porto, Portugal–based industrial designer Christian Haas seamlessly moves between such disparate materials as Japanese oak, feather grass, marble, and recycled aluminum. In “Hands On,” his first solo show at Tribeca retail and event venue 180 the Store, is on view through February 24 and includes 15 installations centered on such products […]

An Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Desk Design Enters Its WFH Era

The long, harmonious relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Steelcase commenced in 1939, when the manufacturer brought the prolific architect and designer’s furniture creations for the Great Workroom at the SC Johnson Administration Building in Racine, Wisconsin, to fruition. That historic connection (strengthened in 1985, when Steelcase purchased Wright’s 1909 Prairie School masterpiece, the Meyer […]

The Enduring Appeal of “Ugly” Design

There is something irresistible about the ugly duckling, even before its grand metamorphosis into (spoiler alert) an adult swan. He’s gangly, his feathers look weird, his proportions are off, and every other animal he encounters on his journey notices this and comments on it. The moral of this beloved fairy tale is that beauty and […]

14 Interior Design Trends Pros Are Eager to Leave Behind in 2023

Every year, AD PRO checks in with our network to get their predictions on the styles and interior design trends that will resonate in the year ahead. Perhaps even more telling is the reverse: the unflattering or overused design choices that pros would happily bid adieu come the new year. Below, leading creatives candidly weigh […]

6 Industry Shifts That Could Affect Your Design Business in 2023

In many ways, 2022 felt like the closest thing to a normal year we’ve had this decade, but that doesn’t mean it was uneventful for those in the design business. From war to inflation, 2022 saw plenty of seismic events, and subsequent uncertainty around energy and the economy, among other factors, could shape the year […]