Hopped on the subway, looking for that wild and wonderful fix, to a cool new showroom in the Flatiron district of NYC. Dezign rumor had it that this was the next cool haunt for those “gotta haves” and I wasn’t going to delay my opportunity to check it out another minute. The place is called MONDO COLLECTION and it was just what the doctor ordered: a phenomenal collection of contemporary jewels!
Mario Elcid and Hany Boutros have filled their showroom with a world wide collection of furnishings on the cutting edge of contemporary design. The furniture and accessories represent 25 designers from around the world, coming from countries as distant as Lebanon, Syria and Bosnia, and the look is far from artisan-ethnic. Sleek, chic and sophisticated, I am totally in love with everything!
So much to write about. Let me start with some super cool wall art that you won’t find anywhere else. KAISER SUDAN designs over sized jacks and boxes with writing for the wall that can create an unique art installation in any room.
You will find fantastic original seating here, including many yumaroo products from a design company in London called Se. I had been looking at their furnishings on line and was triple delighted to know I could now purchase them in New York. Se has an unusual aesthetic, definitely European, which I think is divine!
The handmade artisan quality of the pieces is unbeatable. I fell head over heels for some exquisite cabinetry from Lebanon…yes, Lebanon…by Nada Debs. Hand carved roses cabinets, executed in bright lacquered colors, they are really scrumptious! I’ve already decided to use a pair of the night tables in a bedroom for one of my clients as they will be the perfect foil for the ultra modern Italian bed in the space.
And if you are looking for an unusual chair to fill that space that needs to be more than a chair to sit in, but perhaps a bit of an artistic sculpture…something people will definitely talk about when they see it…than you have to check out these lovelies:
This dezignathon goes on and on….and includes some fabulous original lighting that will make any project stellar.
So, you have got to agree that there is some wild and wonderful stuff at MONDO COLLECTION. Don’t miss it, or you’ll be missing out on some truly greats in the design world!
CIAO, CIAO ‘TIL NEXT TIME!