Friday Favorites 4/19/2013

April 19, 2013

Kaitlin Madden, Managing and Online Editor

High Point Market may not officially start ’til tomorrow, but my inbox began getting flooded with pictures of the many pretty things that will debut there a few weeks ago. One look book in particular that caught my eye was Marjorie Skouras’s latest collection of outdoor furniture for Currey & Co. The glamorous pieces are a total departure from the typical patio set–there’s no wicker, wrought iron or Sunbrella in sight. 

The Corail chair, available in red or white; Photos courtesy of Currey & Co.

The Betty June occasional table. 

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer

I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Bisazza showroom in SoHo last spring, and found the space utterly intoxicating. It’s a skylight-enhanced salon with sensuous curves, where everything—walls, ceiling, floors, columns, benches, consoles—is covered in stunning patterns made from Bisazza’s signature mosaic glass tiles. And while the tunnel-like room was deliberately designed to draw you in, it’s the mosaics that compel you to stay. The company was started in Northern Italy in 1956, but it’s only been in the last few years that it widened its distribution; Bisazza now has showrooms in nine cities, including Berlin, Chicago and Paris, and its products are available through 5,000 retailers around the world. The next time you’re in New York, stop in and take a look (it’s located at 43 Green St., 212-334-7130). Meanwhile, you can check out Bisazza’s 2013 Mosaico Collection online; here are just a few examples of the beautiful and crazy things they do with little pieces of glass!

Oro Bis; Photos courtesy of Bisazza

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