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Courtesy of Avoirdupois.
Courtesy of KPM and Lutz Morris.
Courtesy of Lacoste.
Courtesy of Datuna Art Foundation.
Lee Ufan
Relatum (formerly Language)
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Courtesy of Dia Art Foundation.
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Courtesy of Moët & Chandon.
Courtesy of Ralph's Cafe.
Lifestyle

Brand New: Ralph Lauren’s New Coffee Shop, Moët & Chandon on Ice, and More

By Pearl Fontaine

June 27, 2019

You won’t want to miss these Brand New summer happenings by names like Moët & Chandon, Ralph Lauren, COS, and more.

You’ll likely want to refurnish your home, when you see Avoirdupois’ new additions to its Collection Nº1, the Tripartite pieces. Named for the triplicating motif featured in each design, Tripartite includes a selection of seating, tables, lamps, small storage pieces, and a mirror in materials like walnut and ash wood, polished aluminum, silver, brass, and porcelain. Pieces we love include the Surface lamp, the Nº105 couch with the wicker back, and Nº117 lounge seat, which has the option for custom upholstery.

Joining Ralph Lauren’s oeuvre of projects outside the fashion world, Ralph’s Coffee recently opened in the Flatiron district. The café, located at 160 Fifth Avenue, features an all-over tile interior in hunter green with white accents, and charming window seating overlooking the street. It serves a range of signature blended coffee, espresso, tea, tasty treats, and is New York’s first location to offer a refreshing bubbly espresso tonic, perfect for the summer season.

In Long Island City, artist David Datuna hosted over 600 people—including Richard Mazda, Frankie Silver, and Michele Peacock—at the grand opening of his new initiative, Datuna Art Space. Within in a remodeled taxi garage, the gallery will host up to six shows a year, focusing on showcasing nontraditional art. Inaugurating the space is new and past work by Datuna, including some of his signature portraits, and an interactive installation entitled Cloning Eternity.

Dia Art Foundation and fashion brand COS announced a partnership recently, supporting a major presentation of sculpture by Lee Ufan at Dia:Beacon in New York. The exhibition features five large-scale works, including the installations formerly named System, Language, and Relatum, that will remain on view for the next two years. Commemorating the partnership, COS also introduced a brown leather document portfolio, which will donate a portion of its sale proceeds to Dia.

If you’re looking for a wearable way to spread awareness for endangered species, you’ll want to snag a polo from Lacoste’s partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The pair produced a series of 10 limited-edition shirts, each replacing the brand’s iconic crocodile with an endangered animal—like the Hawaiian Monk Seal, Iberian lynx, and the Moheli Scops Owl. For the 3,520 shirts manufactured, each represents for one the 3,520 endangered animals remaining.

Following the growing trend of serving champagne over ice, Moët & Chandon has released the Moët Ice Impérial—the first champagne created especially for enjoying with ice. The release of the bubbly beverage coincided with a partnership with retired Olympic figure skater, Adam Rippon, who developed a special cocktail—the Moët Riviera Spritz. Taking notes from the beautiful lavender fields of the South of France and his own effervescent personality, Rippon’s delicious drink features refreshing flavors like elderflower, blueberries, and a lavender garnish.

Bauhaus lovers gather round—we know you’ll love the limited-edition collection by accessory brand Lutz Morris and porcelain manufacturer KPM Berlin, honoring the art movement’s 100th anniversary. The brands released a series of 10 tea sets (designed by Bauhaus teacher Marguerite Friedlaender), a porcelain to-go coffee mug, and a 5-piece edition of hand-painted intarsia bags—all bearing iterations of the minimalist design.

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