Laura Kim’s New Home Collection with Crate & Barrel, a Tiffany & Co. Exhibition, and More

Laura Kim’s New Home Collection with Crate & Barrel, a Tiffany & Co. Exhibition, and More

Every two weeks, T&C puts together an assortment of the best design news and happenings— everything from interior projects that pique our interest to auctions of note, and must-have products on the market.


Fashion Designer Laura Kim partners with Crate & Barrel on a New Tabletop Collection

We know how fashion designer Laura Kim would dress a beautiful woman (in Oscar de la Renta and Monse), and now we know how she’d set a table. This month, Kim released a new home collection with Crate & Barrel consisting of earthy tableware, as well as accessories like pillows and cases. The partnership marks her debut in the design space.

“It’s also my first time doing something without Fernando [Garcia, her co-creative director at both fashion brands],” she tells T&C from within her SoHo loft. “Which is crazy because we’ve done everything together.”

La Tigre Bud Vase by Laura Kim
Crate & Barrel La Tigre Bud Vase by Laura Kim
Credit: Crate & Barrel
King of Soho Dog Pie Vent by Laura Kim
Crate & Barrel King of Soho Dog Pie Vent by Laura Kim
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Pom Pom 3-Oz. Green Marble Pinch Bowl by Laura Kim
Crate & Barrel Pom Pom 3-Oz. Green Marble Pinch Bowl by Laura Kim
Credit: Crate & Barrel
Carotte Oval Ceramic Serving Platter by Laura Kim
Crate & Barrel Carotte Oval Ceramic Serving Platter by Laura Kim
Credit: Crate & Barrel

The collection includes ceramic dishes and glass stemware that are aligned with Crate & Barrel’s simple-yet-elevated aesthetic, but Kim has added her touch in more ways than one. There are the sculptural Toulouse ceramic candleholders and green marble pinch bowls inspired by pom poms. There’s a ceramic serving plate imprinted with a branch that she plucked from her garden in the backyard, and even a pie vent made in the shape of her four-legged best friend: a Goldendoodle named King. While this collaboration marks a new avenue of creative ambition for Kim, we can still see the glamorous notes of her first love: fashion.

Shop the collection at crateandbarrel.com.


An Era of Tiffany & Co. is Displayed at The Met

While crowds are still flocking to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute to see Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion (on view though September 2), another exhibition on view is also making waves. Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. features a robust collection of decorative arts accumulated by Edward C. Moore, a force who led Tiffany & Co. creatively through the end of the 19th century.

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Eileen Travell

Edward C. Moore was a silversmith who joined Tiffany in 1868 and remained there until his death in 1891. One of his lasting contributions is having introduced flatware to the brand.

Visitors will immerse themselves in more than 180 items that tell the story of both Moore’s personal and professional tastes, ranging from Greek and Roman glass to Japanese baskets, Islamic metalwork, and 70 silver objects of his own design.


Three Questions with… Isabelle Dubern-Mallevays of Invisible Collection

Tucked inside an Upper East Side townhouse is a marriage between design and technology, thanks to the design retailer, The Invisible Collection. For Invisible Collection’s latest exhibition, founder Isabelle Dubern-Mallevays has outfitted her space with the architectural furniture of French designer Thierry Lemaire and a selection of artworks curated by art advisory Docent’s AI-powered recommendation system.

a living room with a couch and coffee table

Rodrigo Rize / The Invisible Collection

The latest exhibition at the Invisible Collection features its signature French style—with a twist: the art on the walls was picked by Docent’s AI-generated recommendations.

For Dubern-Mallevays, the juxtaposition of technology and history is an ongoing fascination. She works closely with Studio MTX, a sub-division of Chanel Metiers, to create one-of-a-kind futuristic design objects, and at Paris Design Week 2024, she gave the legendary Feau Boiseries, a studio filled with antique wood paneling that tells the history of France, a contemporary touch. Below, Dubern-Mallevays gives us an inside look at how she continues to change the face of design.

T&C: How do you think your previous experience at Diptyque and Dior shaped Invisible Collection?

Dubern-Mallevays: Working for Dior was such a wonderful stroke of destiny. Being able to translate the language of fashion into tangible objects is marvelous; you get the feeling that you’re creating timeless collectibles. It was also at Dior Maison that I began to work with Lily Froehlicher, my business partner today at Invisible Collection. For Diptyque, the project was to revive the original business established by the the founders, who sourced and produced objects from all over the world. In both cases, I maintained the same guiding principles you’ll find in Invisible Collection today: Beauty served by exceptional craftsmanship, and the desire to create objects that will last.

T&C: When you are looking at a partnerships, what qualities are important?

Dubern-Mallevays: I ask myself this question all the time. It’s often an obvious choice: a crush on the designer, their world, their approach, their career. It’s like falling in love with an artist. We’re often told that Invisible Collection has a French aesthetic, and I think that’s true. We have an eye for harmony and softness, but also a signature effortless eclecticism that is reflected in the work of our designers, even with their very different styles.

T&C: What are some of your own favorite interior design styles?

This is a big problem for me. I could change my furniture every six months! I fall in love with so many of the designers we represent; we’re a real candy shop for design addicts, with fresh collections and new talentsevery month. My husband always fears that he’ll open the door to our flat one day to find all the furniture has been replaced. I reassure him that while it’s possible, any changes will always reflect the same spirit.

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