Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we look at the Park Avenue Duplex of our dreams, the newly released Tutti Frutti collection by Dior Maison, and new Rose Cumming fabrics for fall. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
A Park Avenue Duplex Hits The Market
It is not everyday an untouched Upper East Side duplex hits the market let alone one in the most elusive of buildings, 740 Park Avenue. Located at the cross streets of 71st Street and Park Avenue, the Rosario Candela Art Deco gem looms large. With sleek lines and an unassuming facades, common traits of Candela architecture, the building bares home to highest concentration of billionaires in the world. In order to even be considered by the board for one of the 31 lavish residences, applicants must be able to show a liquid net worth of $100 million. It is no wonder the building has been dubbed “the most powerful address.”
Constructed in 1929 by the grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who also resided there as a child, the building has had it fair share of scandals… The most recent being that all three of the building’s duplexes are on the market at the same time! Take a look inside our favorite here.
Dior Goes Tutti Frutti
Autumn is quickly approaching yet we cannot seem to part with the blissful hallmarks of Summer. In a final Summer hurrah Dior Maison has released Tutti Frutti, a new collection of tableware sporting chic fruit ornamentation in high octane colors. While the collection pays hommage to summer, the retro motifs of fruit feel seasonly versatile. And in true Dior fashion, the majority of the collection is comprised of hand-blown glass and Limoges porcelain pieces. Dreamy (or fruity) to say the least!
Since Cordelia de Castellane, author of Life in a French Country House, took over as creative director of Dior Maison, the legendary couturier has developed a home line worth coveting. Castellane has brought her ease of living and simplistic yet elegant approach to style to the line.
New 2022 Releases for Rose Cumming and Classic Cloth
Two years ago, we wrote about how The Wells Companies saved the iconic fabric lines of Rose Cumming Chintzes and Classic Cloth from extinction. The Glam Pad adores Rose Cumming and was excited to learn Wells Textiles is launching new textiles this fall as well as expanding Rose Cumming’s product offerings with the reintroduction of Zebrine, Banana Leaves, and Sheryl wallpapers.
The collections are imbued with a modern-day perspective while paying homage to the rich heritage of each brand and their continued celebration of superior craftsmanship and partnerships with the world’s leading weavers and printers. We are particularly excited about the new colorways for Sheryl – the chic and whimsical “tufted” trompe l’oeil wallpaper that was part of Rose Cumming’s original collection – and the refreshed color palette of the iconic Zebrine.
Shop our favorites this week below!
Wow, wow, wow, that duplex sure is beautiful. Alas I lack $100 million in liquid assets. https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-1182-zjnf3n/740-park-avenue-ph17-18d-manhattan-new-york-ny-10021