Dior at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Photo: Courtesy of Dior

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Dioriviera’s Beverly Hills takeover to the new Giorgetti showroom in Manhattan

Dioriviera pops up at the Beverly Hills Hotel

1. Dioriviera Takes Over the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles

The iconic Beverly Hills Hotel is being transformed this summer by Dior in celebration of this year’s Dioriviera capsule collection. Overlooking the iconic pool, there are pink and grey Dior surf-inspired cabins while a pop-up boutique offers an assortment of summer themed wares. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean and allure of its picture perfect beaches, Dior has reimagined the interior of the boutique, molding the space to reflect a mesmerizing sandcastle. To further enhance the experience, the maison has wrapped the skylight roof in toile de Jouy, the signature print. —Lucy Rees

New furniture collection by Georigs & Migorodsky from Maison Gerard.

2. Georgis & Mirgorodsky Launches New Collection with Maison Gerard

One of the most talked about rooms at this year’s Kips Bay Show House has proven to be that of Georgis & Mirgorodsky. An unexpected take on the dining room, the feast for the eyes was dominated by a sexy low-slung sofa that nestles around a hookah-ready table. In addition, this month marks the debut of the firm’s new eight-piece collection with Maison Gerard. “This collection is conjured from years of optimistic daydreaming about joy and whimsy in the material world,” says principal William Georgis. “We designed these tailored pieces to charm, beguile, and to be equally at ease in sleek modern interiors and stately traditional homes.” According to the architect, the pieces conjure “a phantasmagorical world” filled with secrets and surprises—all designed to make onlookers smile. But who could help grinning when introduced to exquisitely crafted creations such as a grained ziricote dining table inspired by vintage Hawaiian surfboards, double-sided sofas resembling gourmet marshmallows, and floor lamps that pair Murano glass with silver leaf? –Jacqueline Terrebonne

Installation view of Behjat Sadr's exhibition at IAIA. Photo: Sean Fader

3. IAIA Hosts First U.S. Solo Exhibition of Late Artist Behjat Sadr

Taking place at New York City’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Art (IAIA), late Iranian artist Behjat Sadr‘s multipurpose practice of painting, photography, photomontage and kinetics is posthumously showcased in her first United States solo exhibition. Curated by Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani, the artist’s selection of pantings encompass themes of body and function — drawing inspiration from her battle with cancer as well as her role as a woman in the male-dominated art world. The exhibition is on view until late August. —Shelby Black 

Villa La Cassinella. Photo: © pinkines

Jumping into the azurewater in Nesso. Photo: © Di GirolamoTommaso/AGF/Universal ImagesGroup/Getty Images

4. Assouline Releases Latest Lake Como Travel Book

Take a magical trip along the Northern Italian coast with Assouline’s latest book, Lake Como Idyll. As part of the publisher’s signature travel series, writer Massimo Nava brings readers to picturesque destinations, including Villa d’Este, Passalacqua, and Villa del Balbianello and bucolic views of Bellagio. “Poets, musicians, writers and painters have sung the praises of Lake Como, by the countless adjectivessplendid, romantic, evocative, movingdo not suffice in describing the spell cast by this harmonious fusion of the work of nature and of the human hand,” writes Nava. Lounge in your library and escape to the foothills of the Alps while taking in the scents from around the world with Assouline’s new Travel From Home Candle Collection. —Stefanie Li 

Installation view of the new Giorgetti atelier in New York. Photo: Petrini Studio, Courtesy of Giorgetti

The rooftop of Giorgetti's new Manhattan penthouse is outfitted with pieces from the brand's outdoor collections. Photo: Petrini Studio, Courtesy of Giorgetti

5. Giorgetti Debuts New Manhattan Showroom

Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Giorgetti is pulling out all the stops, including the debut of Giorgetti Spiga-the Place, an experiential showroom on Via della Spiga, near many of the city’s most fashionable boutiques and art galleries, which opened during Milan Design Week. Now, the Italian furniture purveyor has made its grand entrance into Manhattan with a breathtaking penthouse in the city’s NoMad neighborhood. Here, pieces from the 2023 collection are displayed in lifestyle vignettes alongside perennial favorites for every room in the home. A selection of artworks, curated in collaboration with art advisor Kipton Cronkite and featuring sculptures by the Colombian master Gustavo Vélez, selected by Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery, bring the space to life. Further making this location a must-visit stop for the New York design community is the convivial outdoor terrace, accessed via a funky stairwell enveloped in a hand-painted geometric mural by David Paul Kay. Implemented with landscape designer James Doyle, the outfitted rooftop not only serves as a picturesque atmosphere for Giorgetti’s outdoor collection, but offers a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building. —Jill Sieracki

6. Architect Sou Fujimoto Unveils Seaside Pavilion in China

Acclaimed Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has unveiled a circular pavilion in the southern Chinese city of Haikou as part of a masterplan that aims to revitalize some 20 miles of coastline with spectacular architectural interventions. Dubbed Sky Mountain Pavilion, the multi-purpose structure appears to float above its seaside location with an undulating rooftop that visitors are free to traverse thanks to a series of connected ramps and steps. Inside, 8,600 square feet of flexible space can be divided into room for exhibitions, pop-ups, and other cultural activities, while the middle of the ring contains a reflecting pool and lush greenery sculpted in a spiraling shape that recalls a treasured seashell. —Geoffrey Montes

Cover: Dior at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Photo: Courtesy of Dior


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