The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) has been ground zero for members of the design trade looking to source exclusive lines of lighting, furniture and accessories for one-of-a-kind projects since 1961. Today, the Buckhead design destination continues to flourish, with more modern brands bowing than ever before. Here, we take a look at three exciting lines that just arrived.
East Meets West
Showroom 58 upped the opulence on ADAC’s fourth floor this month with the addition of iconic Los Angeles designer Kelly Wearstler‘s curvaceous, contemporary collection for EJ Victor. The sumptuous display incorporates Wearstler’s original designs for case goods, tables, mirrors, upholstery and one particularly handsome multimedia bookshelf. Showroom 58’s owners, Bryan Kirkland and Jill Mansfield, added that they plan to eventually bring in all EJ Victor lines–ranging from J. Banks to Bethan Gray Shamsian and excepting only Perennials Social–at a later date.
Take A Seat
Grizzel & Mann welcomed Artistic Frame this month, marking the Kannapolis, North Carolina, brand’s first to-the-trade showroom in the Southeast. The company’s 90-year legacy spans design movements, decades and luxurious locales, from resorts and restaurants to palaces, embassies and private homes across six continents; its sculptural seating reportedly beloved by presidents, popes, prime ministers and kings. To that end, showroom owners Randy Grizzel and Gary Mann elected to focus on Artistic Frame’s popular lineup of chairs, which can be customized to client specifications–whether by tweaking dimensions, specifying custom fabrics or translating the silhouettes into bar stools, love seats or benches.
Bangkok to Buckhead
In July, Ryan Hughes and Steven Leonard’s edgy R Hughes showroom became the first in the region to represent furniture, lighting and decorative accessories by Bangkok-based Alexander Lamont. Sumptuous materials such as shagreen, straw marquetry, lacquer, bronze and parchment add an extra layer of luxury to R Hughes’ already elevated mix. Interspersed with core lines like Dmitriy & Co., Avrett and Jiun Ho, the collection pays tribute to early 20th-century decorative arts movements from Europe to Japan–perhaps most evident in a straw-and-cast bronze cabinet with sunburst detailing that, styled alongside chic pieces from Coup D’Etat, definitely makes an impact.