Schumacher Courtyard Bedroom by Veere Grenney at the WOW!house 2024 in London.
Photo: James McDonald

The Artful Life: 5 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From London’s leading design show house to Louis Vuitton’s newly opened pop-up restaurant in Saint-Tropez

The Monolith Table by John Pomp, on view at Thomas Lavin's Los Angeles showroom alongside the designer's Radiant and Matter lighting collections. Photo: Dan Arnold

The new John Pomp at TL gallery inside the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles displays the Matter and Drift lighting collections, Warp stool, Fold sofa, Swell mirror, Monolith coffee table, and Rift lounge chair. Photo: Dan Arnold

1. John Pomp Showcases New Brutalist-Inspired Pieces in L.A.

From his earlier work exploring ideas around water and molten glass, designer John Pomp is moving into more solid territory with two new collections taking their cues from Brutalist forms. Installed within the Los Angeles showroom of Thomas Lavin, Pomp’s latest offerings include the Monolith collection—a selection of cocktail and dining tables featuring metal bases topped with thick, eye-catching slabs of glass, and a complementary bench and stool, which boast a sumptuous mohair seat. Also making its debut at The Pomp Gallery at TL inside the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood is Pomp’s Swell mirror, brushed to high-shine ombre finish. “My work is inspired by natural beauty, which resonates deeply with Southern Californians as they live in such a beautiful region,” says Pomp, a Galerie Creative Mind. “With new collections exploring organic modern themes debuting this spring, the timing to open this gallery was perfect, and I knew I had to do it with Thomas Lavin.” —Jill Sieracki

Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

2. Tiffany & Co.’s Edward C. Moore Spotlighted in New Show at The Met

Edward C. Moore, the creative visionary who led Tiffany & Co. to bold new heights during the second half of the 19th century, brought together an impressive collection of decorative arts spanning Greek and Roman glass to Japanese baskets and Islamic metalwork. These rare and beautiful objects remained a constant source of inspiration for Moore during his time at Tiffany & Co., also inspiring his team of designers. On June 9, a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, “Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.,” will feature more than 180 examples from Moore’s personal collection, which was donated to the institution. Also on view is a selection of 70 silver objects designed and created under his direction at Tiffany & Co., revealing new insight into the fascinating history of American silver and the legacy of Tiffany & Co. —Lucy Rees

La Prairie’s Skin Mist. Photo: Courtesy La Prairie

3. La Prairie Launches Summer Travel Mist

While spritz of the summer may be the one with that orange Aperol glow, there’s a new must-have spritz that comes in a distinctive blue bottle. Although it’s not a cocktail, La Prairie’s Skin Mist promises to just as quenching—for your skin. The first caviar-infused mist it energizes while it smooths the skin. It’s perfect for tossing in a beach bag to hydrate between dips in the ocean or in a carry-on to stay refreshed on plane rides. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Arnaud Donckele & Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, at the White 1921 Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Arnaud Donckele & Maxime Frédéric at Louis Vuitton, at the White 1921 Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

4. Louis Vuitton Unveils Restaurant in Saint-Tropez

Step into summer at Louis Vuitton’s newly opened Saint-Tropez restaurant in the South of France. For the second consecutive year, the fashion house has posted up at the iconic White 1921 Hotel, just steps away from its boutique. Chefs Arnaud Donckele and Maxime Frédéric crafted an inventive menu filled with locally sourced ingredients from a wild prawn with a verveine-scented sorbet to a fresh raspberry pavlova. The brand’s latest Art de la Table collection graces the tables, giving off a sun-kissed orange glow. After lunch, peruse the Saint-Tropez Women store and discover the latest Resort Collection, LV By the Pool. —Stefanie Li

The Chase Erwin Library by Andrea Benedettini. Photo: James McDonald

5. WOW!house Opens 2024 Edition in London

Fast becoming London’s show house of choice, WOW!house is welcoming visitors to the city’s Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, for its third iteration, which features 19 swoon-worthy rooms across 5,400 square feet. “Our goal is to pioneer a sense of wonder, to amaze and inspire by showing the world what extraordinary achievements can be made when our talented industry comes together in such an ambitious and exceptional way,” says Claire German, CEO of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Among the featured designers are Veere Grenney, Ken Fulk, Suzy Hoodless, Sophie Ashby, Katharine Pooley, and Tolù Adẹ̀kọ́—all of whom were given creative freedom to conjure the spaces of their dreams. Stop by now through July 4 to be delighted, inspired, and to even spot a few of tomorrow’s trends. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Schumacher Courtyard Bedroom by Veere Grenney at the WOW!house 2024 in London.
Photo: James McDonald


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