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Interview with Marcin Rusak article image
September 10, 2019

Interview with Marcin Rusak

Born in 1987, Polish artist, designer and manufacturer Marcin Rusak is, without question, one of the leading lights in design today. The young designer has always gravitated towards decaying, patinated and aging materials, which gives the artist’s work a beauty cut through with history. According to the artist: Through research, craft, and utilization of new technology, I try to embrace a complex approach to art in order to re-evaluate objects and their significance while celebrating the organic outcome of natural materials and processes.”
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September 03, 2019

Interview with Katherine Gray

For Artist Katherine Gray, glass, her chosen material, offers both the familiar and the otherworldly. With a career that has produced blown glass sculptures to found-art works, Gray continues to create magic within one of the world’s oldest forms of craftsmanship. According to the artist, “my work is about disappearance of some sort and I use glass as an embodiment of that notion. I use a material that we don’t generally ‘see’; [glass] is both known and unknown, quotidian and transcendent at the same time.” Gray, academic and prolific artist as well as the eminent judge on television’s Blown Away, shared her thoughts with us as her ethereal new bowl collection touches down at The Future Perfect.
Design: A Space Odyssey with Matthew Day Jackson article image
August 17, 2019

Design: A Space Odyssey with Matthew Day Jackson

Long before the successful Apollo Missions, many earthlings have engaged in a fascination with outer space. In 1969, with the famous moon landings, an infatuation for some became a mainstream obsession as popular culture followed lunar progress in its taste for all things extraterrestrial. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the watershed moment drove major social change and inspired a generation of aesthetes, academics and entrepreneurs.
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September 23, 2019

Paa Joe & The Beauty of Many Nations

The Future Perfect has acquired the first head sculptures in a series entitled The Beauty of Many Nations by artist Jacob Tetteh-Ashong for Paa Joe. Paa Joe’s artistry is rooted both in West African spiritual beliefs and in African art forms that echo a lost time. The ancient bronze Ife heads of the Yoruba and the terracotta Mmaa head carvings of the Akan resonate in Paa Joe’s contemporary work, in which he references similar hand carved techniques and mastery in the making of head sculpture, miniatures, and his large scale, life-sized coffins.
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August 01, 2019

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

Arriving with suitable interplanetary panache, a retrospective of French fashion icon Pierre Cardin is set to touch down at the Brooklyn Museum this month. Opening on July 20th, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion explores the universe of one of the 20th century’s most innovative designers, with over 170 objects dating from the 1950s to the present day.
Interview with Jeanne Detallante article image
April 05, 2019

Interview with Jeanne Detallante

There’s no question Jeanne Detallante is one of the most talented female graphic designers working in the field today. The Parisian artist’s work has been unmissable in a range of titles, including Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, The New Yorker and GQ and many others. It’s difficult to associate Jeanne with one particular style - she’s a natural shape-shifter, switching between surreal illustrations to ironic realism to vibrant jump-off-the-page graphics.
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July 16, 2019

Shopping with Natalie Bloomingdale

It’s rather an understatement to say that stylish California transplant Natalie Bloomindale is adept at multitasking. In addition to running boutique public relations firm Nash and Lee PR Shop, which collaborates with some of the biggest names in fashion and media, the Texan native has struck out with a new online retail venture SIL (stuff i love). As the title would suggest, Bloomingdale took the chance to create a highly personal selection that reflected her taste and glamorous Angeleno life. As such, Bloomingdale has collaborated with cult lesser-known brands including Cassandra Collections, Tish Cox and the vestigial Belgian shoe maker helmed by Hayden Lasher. One of SIL’s more intriguing partnerships is a capsule collection with the Beverly Hills Hotels, a longtime haunt of Bloomingdale. In that spirit, we slunk into a booth at the famous Polo Lounge to talk fashion, Hollywood and of course, Bloomingdale’s TFP favorites.
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May 02, 2019

Shopping with Alex P White

It takes just a passing glance through his Instagram to realize that Alex P White is unquestionably a triple threat: a man of style, substance and immense cultivation. The designer, who launched his own studio in 2017 after working with revered companies such as Kelly Behun Studio, balances vivacious residential projects and limited edition furniture projects, keeping this intriguing by weaving in varied pop culture references from Issey Miyake to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Any Alex P White project is guaranteed to have that certain frisson; imbued with erudite clues that extend down the annals of aesthetic culture. With his finely honed visual sense of space and dynamic, idiosyncratic nature, we’ve always thought of Alex as our ideal candidate for Shopping With…
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March 28, 2019

Shopping with Tom Morris

Tom Morris is without question one of the sharpest journalists and curators working today. His words have appeared in The FT Weekend, Departures, CNN Style, and AD, among others. As a modernism aficionado - not to mention Clay expert - we were intrigued to spend some time shopping with Tom.
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April 12, 2019

NY | DS & Durga

Step through the doors of 251 Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Nolita and you’ve entered the magnificent olfactory world of David Moltz and Kavi Ahuja, the husband and wife duo behind virtuoso fragrance brand D.S. & DURGA.
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March 18, 2019

LA | Architecture & Design Film Festival

Given its wealth of magnificent buildings - from the soaring Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall to the highly idiosyncratic modernist homes by the likes of Neutra and Schindler - it makes perfect sense that Los Angeles would host the nation’s largest film festival dedicated to the topics of design and architecture.
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December 20, 2018

NY | Gucci Wooster Bookstore

Like all things that rise from the outré imagination of creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s SoHo headquarters is no ordinary retail experience. The latest component to the project, which was first unveiled back in May, is the Gucci Wooster Bookstore, a collaboration the brand forged with our friend - and longtime NoHo neighbor - David Strettell of Dashwood Books.
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February 01, 2019

100 Franklin Street

The perfect New York apartment is a relative - and highly subjective - concept, particularly in downtown Manhattan. But it’s safe that a spectacular new model space, a collaboration between the Future Perfect and visionary developers DDG Partners, may just tick all the boxes.
At home with David Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect article image
July 19, 2018

At home with David Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect

David Alhadeff’s downtown residence was envisioned in much the same way as his gallery, The Future Perfect. First and foremost, he wanted his downtown apartment to be a showcase for emerging and established New York design with seminal works by Dimore Studio, Lindsey Adelman, Eric Roinestad, John Hogan and Jonathan Cross.
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June 22, 2018

De La Espada in Monte da Azarujinha

This summer, De La Espada travelled to the Alentejo region of Portugal to capture their products in Monte da Azarujinha, a converted and extended farmhouse on the outskirts of Azaruja village in the Évora district.