Retail Observer

May 2018

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Institutions in New York, the students have decided to bring to life one of the fundamental elements of the City; the subway. 8. ROCKWELL GROUP Partnering with The Rug Company, Rockwell Group reimagined the dining experience to be within an elliptical veil of 400 strands of hand dyed carpet fibers. Inspired by the craft and technique of rug weavers in Nepal, the design showcases the Lola rug specially designed by David Rockwell and his daughter Lola. 9. DONGHIA Using sensuous Donghia furniture and accessories, specifically the iconic mirror, Bennett Leifer was inspired by France's Anjou region to create the Whimsical Pear Garden. Donghia and Leifer believe in the enduring power of using beauty to do good and are proud and honored to support the DIFFA Mission. 10. SUNBRELLA Sunbrella ® and Peter Pennoyer Architects dream up a fantasy dinner party concept, where artists, thinkers and innovators keep the conversation colorful. PPA is using luxurious Sunbrella fabrics and trim to articulate the interior architecture of a formal dining room with an elegant, whimsical twist. 11. RAPT STUDIO We believe that human connection is at the heart of every design solution. Our installation centers around a device-free dinner table—complete with smartphone storage and revolving table top. Inspired by the notion of being "Radically Personal," diners can share stories, sans distraction, and all are welcome to reflect and connect. 12. ARTERIORS PRESENTS INSECTA ALLURE Revered in ancient Egypt, the scarab is a sacred status symbol that has adorned designs for centuries. Slightly macabre, slightly sexy, our space marries the natural allure of insecta with couture through black lacquer, gothic thorns and brutalist forms. 13. FRANKE Marc Thorpe Design and Franke present the "Gallery of Franke". Inspired by the design and technical achievements of Franke's world-renowned kitchen sinks and faucets, guests experience dining within the wonderful world of Franke as Art. 7 8 11 12

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