Woven bench seats by Dedon. Photo courtesy of vendor

Hot New Dallas Design Collections

The latest buzz from the local interiors business.

SUMMER LOVIN’ 

German-based Dedon has been making waves with its woven beach seating for more than two decades. After bringing its unique view of barefoot luxury to the nation’s capitol this spring, the outdoor furniture producer sets up shop in the Dallas Design Center, opening its showroom in June. Not that local sun worshipers need much convincing to linger poolside, but Dedon does the honors anyway. Two of the brand’s four 2016 introductions garnered acclaim in January from the German Design Council: The shady “microarchitecture” of Jean-Marie Massaud’s TIGMI collection was singled out in the “Winner” category of the Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation competition; the teak and fiber Mbrace collection by designer Sebastian Herkner, shown above, took the “Best of Best” prize.  Also new and pairing easily with other Dedon collections are the sculptural, mushroom-shaped side tables in Lorenza Bozzoli’s Porcini collection—topped with black or ceramic tabletops—that provide a stylish resting spot for your margarita. 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 675. 214-304-0991. dedon.us –Elaine Rogers

WORLDLY VISION

Allan Knight and Associates is now the exclusive Texas home for boutique textile house Zak+Fox, which recently joined the showroom’s generous lineup of home furnishing collections. New York designer Zak Profera lays claim to an aesthetic he terms “classic, contemporary, and ever shifting,” leaning on a love of travel for inspiration in producing the brand’s eclectic mix of prints and woven patterns that reference discoveries ranging from old Japanese printing methods to the texture of boiled wood. This year’s crop pays homage to Madagascar: Sauvage hints at an adventurous jungle trek with its delicate leaf motif, while Fanorona Lagoon bears the name of the island’s national game. 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 101. 214-741-2227. allan-knight.com –ER

GOOD SCENTS

Diptyque Paris. Photo courtesy of vendor
Few could accuse NorthPark Center of resting on its laurels as Dallas’ top tourist attraction—the retail mecca added four new boutiques this spring alone. Perhaps the most fragrant newcomer is Diptyque Paris, the famed Parisan producer of olfactory creations since the 1960s. With a bevy of skin and body care potions, candles, room sprays, and diffusers, Diptyque creates an ever-expanding list of woody, spicy, floral, and fruity scents—all marketed soundly with a romantic French accent. The brand still blends its first unisex parfume, L’Eau, introduced in 1968, plus several others, including a versatile offering called Vetyverio, and its 50th birthday present to itself, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain—named for the international brand’s first address. 400 NorthPark Center. diptyqueparis.com –ER

EDGE OF YOUR SEAT

Interior designer Kara Mann sets the bar as the first guest designer to partner with BAKER’s recently relaunched Milling Road lifestyle brand with a collection that includes leopard-print-tattooed leather chairs and a marble-topped, metal-legged tumble cocktail table. The 54-piece Kara Mann Collection for Milling Road—Mann’s first furniture line—imbues a relaxed glamour, a carryover from her background in fashion and art. The line is marked by bold silhouettes and a palette heavy on black and white, none of which stops the designer from accessorizing with surprises like chinoiserie patterns or playful pleats. Meanwhile, Baker officials rave about the collection’s designer-pleasing versatility and a multitude of finishes on a mix of linen, velvet, wovens, and, of course, fine Italian leathers—with 30 exclusive fabrics. 1250 Slocum St., Ste. 790. 214-741-2586. bakerfurniture.com –ER

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