“So often showrooms just display what sells when really they should inspire designers,” observes Richard Wilkinson of MADE | Materials for Designers. Such a distinction gets to the heart of MADE’s purpose: The company, which is operated by Wilkinson and his partner, Yaiza Brown, serves as a concierge to interior designers seeking luxury goods. But in sourcing distinctive furnishings, textiles and accessories, MADE also cultivates artistry in design. maderesourcegroup.com
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What is the strangest request you’ve received? A request for a bleach-cleanable fabric for a bed. We ended up sourcing a solution-dyed acrylic fabric.
Which design element most dramatically transforms a house? Lighting. A sofa can be beautiful. Draperies can be beautiful. But lighting sets the mood.
This year’s trendiest design element? The work coming from independent fabric designers. There’s a big push right now for textiles and culturally inspired prints.
Ever sourced something for a client you wished you could keep? The Thing Stool by Konekt. It’s horsehair and brass, and almost looks like a makeup brush.