The Disney Home and Sanderson collaboration.
Photo: Sanderson

The Artful Life: 7 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From Disney’s new fabric collaboration with Sanderson to a mesmerizing installation unveiled in Central Park

The Disney Home and Sanderson collaboration. Photo: Sanderson

1. Disney and Sanderson Present Whimsical Collection of Fabric and Wallpaper

In celebration of its 100th year, Disney has collaborated with Sanderson on a whimsical and chic collection of fabric and wallpaper. After going deep into the company’s extraordinarily creative and robust archive, Sanderson has recolored and authentically reproduced animation stills, posters, brochures, and more into 14 wallpapers and 12 fabrics in 25 different colorways. But this isn’t the first time the two have partnered up, Disney and Sanderson began working together back in 1928, the same year Steamboat Willie premiered starring Mickey Mouse. And he’s not the only character that makes an appearance in the collection—there’s a beautiful garden scheme with Bambi, Minnie Mouse driving a car, Peter Pan flying through the sky, just to name a few of the scenes that are magical to behold at any age. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

Stinson sofas, Sydney cocktail table, Rose pendant, Draco accent table lamps, side tables, rug, and soft goods from Banana Republic's debut home collection. Photo: Courtesy of BR Home

Merrick pendant and Savannah round table from the new BR Home collection. Photo: Courtesy of BR Home

2. Banana Republic Introduces Fashionable Home Collection

Those with an eye for fashion have been carefully studying Banana Republic, as the brand has returned to prominence with tailored clothing that quietly exudes elegance and timeless style. The logical next step was a home collection with the same polished aesthetic. Debuting on September 6 with dedicated pop-up locations in New York and Los Angeles, BR Home includes cozy seating with streamlined silhouettes and sumptuous materials, chic and sculptural tables, and artfully rustic lighting—all made from a global array of talented artisans. Highlights include the Santiago rug, handwoven by artisans in northern Argentina; the monolithic Sydney coffee table, which is handmade in India; or the Rose pendant, a cascade of clay petals crafted by hand by the women of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. “Whether traditional global handicraft, American heritage production, or small companies working in this era of maker culture, product craftsmanship is a Banana Republic legacy,” says Aaron Rose, Chief Commerce and Experience Officer for Banana Republic. “This dynamic collection celebrates the beauty of high-quality natural materials and skilled artisans, creatives, and those designers whose work reflects our brand values and allows us to support craftsmanship communities around the world.” —Jill Sieracki

The PAM01346. Photo: Courtesy of Panerai

3. Panerai Celebrates 30 Years with a Unique Timepiece in Partnership with Phillips 

This week, Italian luxury watchmaker Panerai celebrated 30 years of commercial availability, and to mark the occasion, the brand launched an exclusive one-of-one timepiece in partnership Phillips Auction House. The special edition Historic Radiomir Guido Panerai & Figlio Refernence PAM01346 reflects the history of both fine watchmaking and Italian craftsmanship. Inspired by the “Ref.Modified 3646,” Panerai’s iconic watch from 1961, it is set to be auctioned on November 3 in Geneva. The buyer has the option to replace the sapphire crystal and transparent sapphire caseback, fitted as standard to ensure the required water pressure resistance during immersion, with a plexiglass cover for a similar feel of the original vintage timepiece. The handsome strap, produced by the same supplier that worked for Panerai in Florence, features a white gold trapezoidal pin buckle, hand-stitched to the piece, which is a perfect reproduction of the historical clasp used by the Italian Navy at the time. It also includes a bracelet hand-sewn in Tuscany by Cuoierie Brelli watch-strap makers. All proceeds from the auction will go to the UNESCO IOC Project. —Lucy Rees

Installation of "Roberto Lugo: The Gilded Ghetto". Photo: Photo by Joe Kramm; courtesy R & Company.

4. Roberto Lugo Opens First New York Solo Exhibition at R & Company

A fast-rising artist known for his ornate sculptures and vessels, Roberto Lugo’s masterful works are showcased in his first New York City exhibition at R & Company. Titled “The Gilded Ghetto,” a selection of new pieces from the Philadelphia-born artist will be on view including life-size pottery, wall-mounted sculptural roundels, as well as his interpretation of the National Museum of Asian Art’s famous Peacock Room which features a number of Lugo’s vessels in various sizes against a mantel adorned in mosaic tiles and panel painting both created by the artist. In addition to Lugo’s recognizable iconography of street graffiti and famous 90’s hip-hop figures, visitors will explore his other influences including sculptor Luca della Robbia as well as the Italian and Greco-Roman periods. The exhibition runs through October 27. —Shelby Black

Fred Eversley, Parabolic Light, 2023. Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York City, Sep 7, 2023–Aug 25, 2024. Photo: © Fred Eversley. David Kordansky Gallery/Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

5. Public Art Fund Unveils Monumental Fred Eversley Sculpture in Central Park

A pioneering Light and Space artist who rose to acclaim in the 1970s after working as an consulting engineer for NASA, Fred Eversley built a body of work that often distorted reality, using lenses and mirrored forms that were not only translucent but reflective as well. An array of his mesmerizing works helped inaugurate the Orange County Museum of Art’s new home in California last year, and now Public Art Fund has unveiled his first public sculpture in New York: a 12-foot-tall monolith dubbed Parabolic Light. Cast in magenta polyurethane resin, the tapered sculpture will be installed at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue through August 25, 2024.“My parabolic forms are all about Energy,” says Eversley. “They are made to reflect all the infinite combinations of internal reflections, refractions, color changes, and other optical phenomena that one can experience within a single sculpture.” —Geoffrey Montes

Inside L'Objet's new Paris flagship in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Photo: Courtesy of L'Objet

6. L’Objet Debuts Chic Paris Flagship

While L’Objet routinely mounts an exhibition of its chic tableware and decorative home goods in Paris during Maison & Objet, past installations have taken place in temporary pop-ups with playful components like an incense-filled meditation room. Now, the company has opened the doors to a permanent location in the city’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, just in time for the celebrated biannual design fair. Crafted by L’Objet founder and creative director Elad Yifrach in collaboration with Anno Mille, a Los Angeles design studio helmed by Constantino di Sambuy, who spent nearly a decade working with Peter Marino, the destination offers an airy space to house the breadth of the company’s creative offerings. Located on the ground floor of a Haussmann-style building on Rue Jacob, the address is divided into one area dedicated to the décor pieces, displaying Haas Brothers vessels, Kelly Behun servingware, and porcelain centerpieces on sinuous open shelves. The other interior focuses on L’Objet’s apothecary goods, including candles, room sprays, bath products, and the recently introduced Eau de Parfum collection, which are presented in a serene atmosphere enveloped in swaths of creamy limestone plaster punctuated with elements of Art Deco. —J.S.

Groupie, Horse & Carriage by Hassan Hajjaj Photo: Hassan Hajjaj

7. Artists For Morocco Launches Benefit Print Sale

In response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit Morocco this past week, the photography community has come together to launch a print sale for the cause. Twenty-six established and emerging Moroccan lens-based artists have formed the Artists For Morocco collective. Organized by Moroccan GQ Middle East editor-at-large Samira Larouci, an open edition of 12 x 16-inch c-type prints are available for €125 each with proceeds going towards Amal Women’s Training and Rif Tribes Foundation. Add works by buzzy artists such as Hassan Hajjaj, Yto Barrada, and Mous Lamrabat to your collection while contributing vital aid to support disaster relief. —Stefanie Li

Cover: The Disney Home and Sanderson collaboration.
Photo: Sanderson


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