Design professionals reveal what to look for in the Hamptons this summer.
When it comes to interior style, how would you describe the Hamptons? As exclusive and luxurious as one might assume the Hamptons is, it’s actually not! I find it laid-back, casual, comfortable and unpretentious. What flies off the shelves? We cannot seem to keep enough wooden bowls (in all shapes and sizes) in stock. What new product are you most excited about? Our new Fresh Pond Mod Wing Chair, which is a favorite with designers and architects. What’s your personal favorite piece at the shop? A 16th-century limestone altar.
–LUKAS MACHNIK, Michael Del Piero Good Design with Lukas Machnik
Do you have a favorite object in the shop? That’s like asking me to name my favorite child. It’s tough to say, but I really like Michael Verheyden’s Kando single flower vase in rose onyx. What do customers always return for? KH Wurtz ceramics, hand-knitted cotton pillows and stemless crystal glasses by Deborah Ehrlich. How has style in the Hamptons evolved? We are seeing a shift to modernist homes. In the past, residences were much more traditional in style. Now a more intense connection to the outdoors is evolving through seamless indoor-outdoor experiences. What are you excited about offering this summer? We’re introducing works by PP Mobler, a premier Danish workshop that produces many of Hans Wegner’s iconic pieces.
–NATASHA ESCH, Monc XIII
What are you most looking forward to showcasing this summer? Sollos, a very impressive Brazilian company, has some of the best designs to come out of the country in decades. The piece I’m really looking forward to is the twist round coffee table made out of walnut. What’s popular? Fume candles from New Zealand and the FollowMe lamps from Marset. What do people come back for year after year? The Living Divani Extrasoft modular couch, both the indoor and outdoor version. Any personal favorites? Since I love my wardrobe, I’m extremely excited about our new walk-in closet by Porro.
–WEST CHIN, West | Out East