Artemest’s New Exhibition with Samuele Brianza, New Paul Morelli Madison Store, and More

Artemest’s New Exhibition with Samuele Brianza, New Paul Morelli Madison Store, and More

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“Essenza Italiana” At Artemest Galleria by Samuele Brianza

Think of the Tiffany’s Landmark that reopened earlier this year: 10 magnificent floors of bejeweled glory that excite each of visitors’ five senses. It doesn’t take long to realize that Samuele Brianza, the architect and designer who is the former VP of Design and Store Planning at Tiffany’s and worked on the location alongside Peter Marino, knows a thing or two about turning a space into an experience.

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The exhibition is titled “Essenza Italiana.”

William Jess Laird.
a room with a bed and a couch

The exhibition was curated by Samuele Brianza.=’

William Jess Laird
a table with a vase on it

Pieces are available at the Artemest Gallery in Chelsea.

Courtesy of William Jess Laird

Though certainly smaller in size, Brianza has taken this ethos to Artemest, the furniture gallery that champions Italian craftsmanship. Titled “Essenza Italiana” (which literally translates to Italian Essence), the exhibition of furniture, lighting, art, and decor gives viewers a glimpse of contemporary Italian design, with every piece an exhibition of superior clean lines, bold, and colors with functionality always in mind. Sprinkled throughout are paintings by Italian artist Antonio Fabozzi by art dealer Samuele Visentin. A few standout pieces include the Porte Italia Moro blue and taupe room divider; Secondome Edizioni “Settimio” dresser by Stefano Marollo; Luci Italia Calle Foscari chandelier; and the B.B. for Reschio The Etruscan Window Seat.

Paul Morelli Moves to New Madison Location with A Revamped Interior

Moving is hardly any fun, but for fans of Paul Morelli, one of the country’s premier fine jewelry brands, the recent move is definitely worth it. Located in between 63rd and 64th street on Madison Avenue, the brand’s new store covers 1,450 total square feet, double its former residence. There, more of Morelli’s iconic collection will be held, including Unity, Confetti, and the signature Meditation Balls.

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Paul Morelli was founde din the early 20th century.

Courtesy of Paul Morelli
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The new stores is no located in between 63rd and 64th street on Madison Avenue takes cues from Mr. Morelli’s familial ties to the Philadelphia Theatre District.

Courtesy of Paul Morelli

The interiors of the store exhibit a level of controlled sophistication; clean and simple with a play on textures and shapes. There are eight different bays that are created by three tall, arched glass vertical partitions that decrease in height to emphasize a focal point and create the illusion of a deeper space. There’s a “stage backdrop” that is created by two sets of perforated grid panels that are slightly offset from one another. Behind the walls is a sitting area for private clients. The store design ultimately takes cues from the brand’s theatrical heritage, and Mr. Morelli’s familial ties to the Philadelphia Theatre District.

Emily Mason, A Painter Formerly Overlooked Among Her Male Peers, Is the Subject of a New Solo Exhibition focused on the 1970s

“There was no one way to be in the 1970s. The period was about self-definition and experimentation, Dr. Barbara Stehle, art historian and curator says. Recently, Stehle came across a group photo in 1974 that features some artistic household names: Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana, and more. Nestled in the midst is Emily Mason, the subject of a new solo exhibition focused on the 1970s at Miles McEnery Gallery. “They embody the 1970s: long hair, short skirts, shades, and free spirits. Some laugh, some smile, some are cool, some aren’t. They are artists, and that means something different to each of them.”

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Emily Mason, Pleasure Garden (1970)

Dan Bradica Studio

Titled “The Thunder Hurried Slow: Emily Mason Paintings, 1968-1979”, the exhibition explores the phase of the artist’s career whose influence spans three generations of art history; from being nurtured into the American Abstraction movement by her mother Alice Trumbull Mason (also an artist) and her friends including Josef Albers. The works in the show point to Mason’s signature: the expressive possibility of colors that each embody a specific emotion and lyrical abstraction.

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Emily Mason in Rome 1964.

Emily Mason and Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation

The exhibition will be on view at the Miles McEnery Gallery from December 14, 2023, to February 3, 2024.

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Emily Mason , Velvet Masonry (1978)

Dan Bradica Studio

Dolce & Gabbana Renews Exclusive Partnership With The Colony Hotel

There’s quite a bit to do in Palm Beach, whether it’s heading by the new Goop Villa at The Colony Hotel, or getting your outfit critiqued by Suebelle. Frequent Palm Beachgoers know that when you’re not either lounging poolside or grabbing a drink at The Carriage House, you’re probably shopping. Dolce & Gabbana just renewed their exclusive partnership with The Colony Hotel and their pop-up store, making it that much easier to do a little retail therapy.

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The store is located within The Colony Hotel.

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The store is decorated in the brand’s signature

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The space is decorated in the signature Dolce & Gabbana Leopardo and Blue Mediterraneo themes. Inside, a treasure trove of delight: a curated selection of ready-to-wear (even children’s); a variety of fine jewelry including special pieces from the Anna Collection and more that are exclusive to Palm Beach; and home offerings from Dolce & Gabbana Casa. And, sartorial delight is not only on their minds as the brand’s couture, Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, and Alta Gioielleria will continue to support local philanthropic efforts in the Palm Beach community.

Shop The Aerin and William Sonoma Collaboration

This holiday season, outfit your homes with the new Aerin x William Sonoma Winter 2023 collection, an assortment of tabletop, bar items, and decorative objects. Dinner plates are inspired by Austrian folk-art patterns, and 12-piece vintage-inspired set borrowing from Swiss Chalet tradition. The exclusive set also features plates and chargers crafted of durable glazed porcelain and napkins and placemats with scalloped edges.

AERIN Scalloped Napkins
AERIN Scalloped Napkins
Credit: Williams Sonoma
AERIN Scalloped Napkins
AERIN Scalloped Napkins
Credit: Williams Sonoma
AERIN Scalloped Placemats
AERIN Scalloped Placemats
Credit: Williams Sonoma
AERIN Swirl Goblets, Set of 4
AERIN Swirl Goblets, Set of 4
Credit: Williams Sonoma
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