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INSPIRATION | April 25, 2023 | By Saxon Henry
New Designer Collections
We’re thrilled to highlight an expanded offering and a new release in our designer collections during Spring High Point Market 2023. We have added new products to the Marjorie Skouras Collection and are launching the Suzanne Duin Collection. Read about the designers and their latest products below. For those of you who stopped by our showroom, we were excited to see you; for those we missed, there’s still today and tomorrow if you are in High Point!
New Designer Collections
Marjorie Skouras surrounded by the natural flora of the Yucatan Peninsula, which inspired her new products for Currey & Company.
Among the new releases in the Marjorie Skouras Collection are 12 new lighting and furniture pieces by the lively designer, whose products were inspired by her life in the Yucatan. About her Agave and Sisalana pieces, she says, “My love of the Agave plant, of which hundreds of varieties flourish in the Yucatan, has inspired me for many years.” Marjorie’s passion for the peninsula, the surroundings in which she lives and through which she translates the flora and fauna into dynamic products in her studio, shines in each of her new designs.
A number of new products are shown in the vignette on the left above. These include the Agave White Console Table and the Agave Round Mirror, both of which are made of wrought iron in a gesso white finish (the table has a mirrored top). Also shown are the Bismarkia Large Chandelier and Sconce, both of which were inspired by the noble Bismarkia palm, whose fronds are remarkably large, and have a crisp gesso white finish of their surfaces. The spikey ornamentations that splay around the illumination on these fixtures will bring immediate texture to a space.
The Las Palmas White Armchair, made of wrought iron in a gesso white finish, is angled next to the Sisalana White Console Table beyond the archway. The Codorniz Brass Table Lamp is shown in the vignette on the right. Marjorie’s love of nature, particularly her surroundings in Mexico, is apparent in all of these. The incredible reproductions of the vintage wallpapers shown in the above images are by Morning Glory Art & Design founded by Savannah Kidd.
When Marjorie designed the Tulum White Chandelier, she was referencing the tropical beauty of the coastline near where she lives. This is a beautifully delicate design, as the sand dollars are cast in semi-translucent bone china and they make a pretty sound when a strong breeze ruffles them. There are three sizes of removable sand dollars on this design, which makes it easy to clean them. The sugar white finish on the hardware complements the pale discs on this nature-inspired chandelier, making it apropos for rooms overlooking the ocean. We also offer the Tulum in a wall sconce.
Diligent concentration and a talent for uniformity are imperative for the Sisal Screen to come to life because the construction requires that pandan leaves are twisted into rope and affixed to a solid oak frame in a swirl pattern. The way the circlets are organically placed enhances the textural feel of this neutral accent. The screen is finished on both sides and the hinges are dual action so they can move in both directions. The scalloped top is a design detail that will bring artfulness to the room in which it is placed. This earthy piece that Marjorie designed is named for the port city in the Yucatan.
The Sisalana White Console Table was inspired by the flourishing Agave sisalana plant, whose spiky, leathery fronds curl up from the ground just as the petite clumps of leaves on this white console table do. This wrought iron table is covered in a mix of gesso white and rough gesso white finishes with a mirrored top. We also offer the Sisalana in an accent table.
When Marjorie designed the Codorniz Brass Table Lamp, she was inspired by the Mexican quail that roam the meadows and woods of the Yucatan Peninsula that she calls home. The pair of quail and the rocky ledge on which they are perched are fashioned from cast aluminum in an antique brass finish. The black marble base is honed rather than polished and the natural linen shade with gold foil lining has glimmering gold trim on its top and bottom edges. A whimsical design detail is the finial that is shaped like a quail’s head-feather.
The Agave White Objet proves Marjorie’s claim that her love of the Agave plant, of which hundreds of varieties flourish in the Yucatan, has inspired her for many years. This large wrought-iron sculpture is covered in a gesso white finish to be a pale, fresh accent piece in a space.
The Suzanne Duin Collection
Suzanne Duin, who has a new collection with Currey & Company, in a colorful vignette.
Suzanne Duin is a Houston-based interior designer and antiques dealer whose designs are inspired by years of travel to France as she collected antiques. They also pay homage to her love of woven natural fibers, which include rattan and water hyacinth, from which many of her new introductions are made. She believes that every family home requires the elements of warmth that only nature can bring. These new designs fit perfectly with the Currey & Company aesthetic and our sustainability efforts.
Suzanne, who founded the Houston shop and design studio Maison Maison, designed the Annabelle Large, Medium, and Small Pendants shown above. Known for a keen eye in sourcing authentic French antiques and home accessories from around the globe, she created this line of woven light fixtures that are handmade by artisans in South Asia. The shades, made of water hyacinth, will bring both texture and French flair to a space, the braided edges fine treatments that reflect Parisian style. The woven pendants are quite simply au courant in a mix of natural and mole black finishes.
Also in the Suzanne Duin Collection are the Annabelle Desk Lamp, Annabelle Table Lamp, and Annabelle Floor Lamp, the desk lamp shown above. The shades on these are also made of water hyacinth, which brings a textural artistry to the composition. Equally sophisticated is how the thin stems are wrapped in the same natural material. The black finish on the woven lamps contrasts the beige tones beautifully.
Inspiration is Everywhere
This collage of ideas by Marjorie Skouras illustrates how designers are always dreaming of new introductions.
As is illustrated by these talented designers, you just never know where inspiration can be found. With Marjorie, it’s in the Mexican communities in which she thrives; and with Suzanne, it’s as she is scouring France for vintage and antique finds. We are seriously inspired by both!