Swarovski has opened doors to a new flagship on Fifth Avenue.
Photo: Courtesy of Swarovski

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From the launch of a furniture line by Aman Interiors to Swarovski’s new flagship in Manhattan

The Chalet at Studio Skate. Photo: Courtesy of SAA

1. Studio Skate Holiday Pop-Up Opens in Brooklyn

Celebrate the season with Studio Skate, the newest project from the team behind Palm Heights Hotel in Grand Cayman and New York’s Habibi restaurant. The holiday pop-up at SAA property in Brooklyn features an enchanting ice-skating rink designed by artist Christopher Myers, après-skate chalet complete with fondue and multiple cocktail bars. Finish your holiday shopping at the market designed by Milan-based (ab)Normal Studio featuring wares from Dolores’s exclusive capsule collections with Christopher John Rogers, Zankov, and Gohar World as well as gifts from Flamingo Estate, Christofle, Alessi, and many more. —Stefanie Li

The lounge of Swarovski's new flagship in New York City. Photo: Courtesy of Swarovski

2. Swarovski Unveils Largest Flagship to Date in New York City

Just in time for some holiday shopping, storied jewelry house Swarovski has opened doors to a new flagship on Fifth Avenue. Taking over 14,400 square feet and two floors, the Manhattan store’s dazzling design conceptualized by creative director Giovanna Engelber boasts a complementary color palette of golds, emeralds, and pinks. On the first floor, a sweeping octagonal staircase greets guests at the entrance, which will lead them to the glittery lounge area and boutique space. “I wanted to create the experience of entering a huge crystal—the world of Swarovski—and to ignite the imagination from the moment you step into the store,” Engelber says about the design. In addition to a dazzling shopping atmosphere, visitors can expect to shop through the brand’s esteemed collections of crystal jewelry, home decor, eyewear, tableware, as well as special limited-edition items. —Shelby Black

The Migumi Collection by Aman Interiors. Photo: Courtesy of Aman

3. Aman Launches Furniture Line and Interior Design Service

Self-professed “Aman junkies” can now get their fix at home with the launch of a new line of furniture from the beloved hospitality brand, which operates lavish properties in far-flung locations such as Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Turkey. Unveiled last week in Miami, the limited-edition collection includes a dining table and chairs designed by Kengo Kuma—the famed architect behind the under-construction Aman Miami Beach—as well other sculptural pieces created in-house by the Aman Interiors studio in London. The company also announced the introduction of a bespoke interior design and sourcing service, which is now exclusively available for owners of Aman Branded Residences. —Geoffrey Montes

Voutsa x Marked Sawtooth wallpaper in pink and orange. Photo: Courtesy of Marked

Voutsa x Marked Gridlock wallpaper. Photo: Courtesy of Marked

4. Designer Mark Cunningham Introduces a Wallpaper Collection with Voutsa

Voutsa, the wallpaper atelier founded by George Venson known for funky prints in hyper-saturated colors, and Mark Cunningham, a designer whose thoughtful interiors are often marked by a monochromatic palette, seem like unlikely bedfellows—but with the recent debut of the Voutsa x Marked wallpaper collection, it confirms that opposites do attract. “I have long admired George’s bold designs and innovative approach at Voutsa, and it’s been really fun to design these patterns and imagine where they may live in the world,” says Cunningham, who also helms Marked, the designer’s own array of furniture, textiles, and lighting. For the series, Cunningham drew inspiration from the organized patterns found in American quilts, rendering them in soft neutrals as well as punchy shades of citrus yellow and orange, raspberry pink, and rich chocolatey brown. “Mark mentioned his interest in quilts as a way to get the ball rolling, which really interested me because I have always dreamed of a minimal, geometric collection,” Venson says in a statement. “The result is a broad but succinct collection of patterns which present sophisticated color combinations and an elegant approach to minimalism with our signature dash of fun.”—Jill Sieracki

Interior of the newly renovated Café de Paris in Monte Carlo. Photo: Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer

5. Famed 155-Year-Old Monte Carlo Restaurant Reopens After Renovation

As jet-setters plan their holiday getaways, perhaps now is an excellent time to look to Monaco, that gleaming jewel on the French Riviera. Here, a landmark dining destination, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo has reopened following a 19-month renovation. Overlooking the city’s famed Place du Casino, the restaurant glows with Art Deco grandeur conceived by David Collins Studio. Secluded banquettes dressed in plummy hues are bathed in warm light from the galaxy of chandeliers made using milky orbs in brass frames. Stroll across the traditional black-and-white floor and belly up to the scenic zinc bar or grab a seat on the terrace overlooking the city’s iconic square. Chef Victor Marion helms the kitchen at the brasserie, serving decadent favorites, often with a Mediterranean spin, while an adventurous cocktail menu delivers up tantalizing twists on classic drinks like negronis and martinis.—J.S.

Cover: Swarovski has opened doors to a new flagship on Fifth Avenue.
Photo: Courtesy of Swarovski


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