January 4, 2011

Apartment Therapy + Jonathan Adler

One of the many benefits and joys of living in New York is the close proximity to some of your favorite artists, musicians, and designers. My dear friend, Shivonna, and I decided to take advantage of this opportunity and attend the Apartment Therapy holiday design meet-up at Knoll Studio with special guest Jonathan Adler.

Knoll is the mecca for those of us in love with the mid-century designs of Charles and Ray Eames, Henry Miller, and are obsessed with Barcelona chairs, the Bertoia chaise, the Platner Lounge collection, and (below) the Wassily chair (sigh).

And then there were all of the fabric swatches you can get those dreamy pieces in.

Jonathan Adler did a slide show of some of his favorite rooms that he's done. I had to snap a few of these to share with you, as they are really next-level. The first is a collection of Adler accessories that have such fun colors, bright, bold design, and a great sense of humor. He pairs this whimsical aesthetic with a practical, edited functional space to create a fleshed-out, killer room.

This is my fav. The perfect teenager room for Max with the 70's built-in's and sweet M-A-X chrome tables. I dig the black and orange.

A little hard to see, but that is a lucite bed set and silhouette couch.

Nothing says mid-century Southern California chic that floating furniture on a circular rug.

Nerd alert photo. Me with Maxwell from AT.


Matti said...

Nice afternoon trip. Yeah, the orange with black in the room are my colors, and the color swatches would be fun to have on their own. Matti

Anonymous said...

I agree! I would have had a ball in front of the swatches! Lucky!

Shivonna said...

Love it! I'm so glad you got a pic of the teen 70's room. Inspiration much?? Heck YES!