Launch: Nicolette Mayer
Where others see a dining table, Florida surface designer Nicolette Mayer sees an empty canvas begging to be adorned with lush art and antiquity. That’s the genesis behind the Boca Raton-based brand’s latest project, a vibrant tabletop collection of placemats, napkins and decorative acrylic trays.
With a background in historical research, Mayer has attracted a loyal following for her modern interpretations of traditional motifs for wallpaper and textiles. The new line includes some of the brand’s most beloved historical patterns, like the modern chinoiserie Blossom Fantasia and Turkish-inspired Topkapi Garden (featured at the 2019 Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House).
Mayer also contrasted these classical styles with new high-octane designs inspired by contemporary art, from Damien Hirst’s technicolor pills to Okunade’s kaleidoscopic animals. The result is a playful variety that invites stylish experimentation–an approach Mayer recommends. “When I entertain at home, I prefer to be more fun and spontaneous,” says the designer. “So we wanted to create products that were easy to change and mix-match.”