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6 Highlights from the 18th Edition of Design Miami/

November 30, 2022

By Osman Can Yerebakan

Another striking Curio presentation is by Emma Scully Gallery in which an all-women designer presentation, titled Reflecting Women, includes pieces by Jane Atfield, Rooms Studio, Bec Brittain, and Jenny Min. The scene-stealer is Brittain’s moving light fixtures Parachipers series, titled Zora 1 and James 2. With their cast aluminum bases with black lacquer finish, the parachute shades in textile, silk thread, brass, and gold-filled chain blow in air, pulling the gallery-goers into the celebration of woman design. 

Surface

Surface

Our Favorite Moments at Design Miami/ Emma Scully Gallery: Freestanding Mirror by Simone Bodmer-Turner

November 30, 2022

By Ryan Waddoups

Long inspired by the organic architecture of Savin Couelle and Valentine Schlegel, the Brooklyn sculptor’s recent forays into furniture design continue with a giant eight-foot-tall mirror adorned with the signature graceful shapes that make her ceramic pieces so compelling.

Interni Magazine

Interni Magazine

Design Miami: what to expect from the 2022 edition

November 29, 2022

By Francesca Gugliotta

Emma Scully Gallery will propose, within the Curio program, Reflecting Women, an engaging experience that supports and celebrates women in design.

Surface

Surface

Designer of the Day: Simone Bodmer-Turner

November 29, 2022

By Ryan Waddoups

Though initially drawn to ceramics as a pastime, seven years spent perfecting the graceful, biomorphic shapes of her favorite architects (think Savin Couelle and Valentine Schlegel) has cemented Simone Bodmer-Turner as one of today’s most sought-after makers of sculptural vessels. She continues to scale up her practice, recently debuting her first-ever furniture pieces—a whimsical credenza with spherical drawers and some gravity-defying chairs—and now unveils her largest piece yet, a freestanding mirror for Emma Scully Gallery at Design Miami.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Design Miami 2022 explores the golden age of the future

November 29, 2022

By Sujata Burman

Nine women designers working in mediums including plaster, lighting and ceramics feature in Manhattan-based Emma Scully Gallery’s Curio. Championing female empowerment, the works by Bec Brittain, Simone Bodmer-Turner, Rooms Studio, Jane Atfield, Ibiyanε, Jaye Kim, Kaja Upelj, Nel Verbeke, and Jenny Min ask visitors to take time to reflect. 

Artsy

Artsy

Our Curated Guide to Miami Art Fairs

November 22, 2022

By Annabel Keenan

Throughout the fair, mirrors abound. Emma Scully Gallery (C02), in its Design Miami/ debut, will present a Curio booth entitled “Reflecting Women,” dedicated to mirrors by female designers.

Luxe Magazine

Luxe Magazine

Crafted from repurposed materials, these arresting furnishings help to better the world around us.

November-December 2022

Produced by Kathryn Given and Sarah Shelton
Photography by Leslie Unruh

Pioneering Perch - British Deisnger Jane Atfield's RCP2 Chair... was one of the first pieces of furniture made excluisively from recycled plastic. 

Bec Brittain Debuts Lighting Inspired by NASA Parachutes

Bec Brittain Debuts Lighting Inspired by NASA Parachutes

The renowned lighting designer Bec Brittain has presented Paraciphers, her first exhibition in two years, at Emma Scully Gallery.

November 18, 2022

By Leo Lei

Brittain created a series of flowing patterns that resemble the rhythm of flowers in the wind by drawing inspiration from the movement of inflated parachutes. 

New York Times

New York Times

‘See, Touch…Smell’: The Next Generation of Design Gallerists Invites You Inside.

November 12, 2022

By Aileen Kwun

New York’s new guard moves beyond social media, opening brick and mortar spaces to make design within reach.

“There is a new wave,” said Emma Scully, who opened her namesake gallery on New York’s Upper East Side last spring.

STIR Pad

STIR Pad

The textile pieces displayed at the New York art gallery are inspired by the gravity-defying movement of parachutes.

November 5, 2021

by Almas Sadique

“With Bec, nothing is made just for fashion. Everything starts from a conceptual backbone. She is really one of the most important American lighting designers. Throughout her body of work, there’s an attention to form, attention to material and attention to detail that’s so thoughtful. From a curatorial standpoint, Paraciphers is in line with the gallery's mission of championing cutting-edge contemporary collectable design. Our main goal is to keep representing and supporting the work of groundbreaking living artists, designers, and craftspeople," says Emma Scully, founder of the gallery, about Brittain’s unique style and process.

Introspective Magazine

Introspective Magazine

NASA Parachutes Inspired Lighting Designer Bec Brittain’s New Collection

October 14, 2022

By Tim McKeough
Photography by Brooke Holm

In "Paraciphers," now on view at Emma Scully Gallery in New York, Brittain introduces works that were more than a decade in the making.

Label Magazine

Label Magazine

Parachutes with transmission

October 12, 2022

By JS
Photography by Brooke Holm

After a two-year hiatus, Bec Brittain, the acclaimed lighting designer from New York, presented to the world her new creations - "Paraciphers". The parachute-like objects attract with their colors and original shapes. 

Design Miami Forum Magazine

Design Miami Forum Magazine

Vibrant Things: Three red-hot artists sculpting glass radiant with color, light, and charisma

October 11, 2022

By Wava Carpenter

For this edition of our “Ones to Watch” column, we’re profiling three red-hot artists taking blown glass in new directions. Each in their proprietary style transforms the ancient medium of molten silicates and pigments into of-the-moment expressions radiant with color, light, and charisma.

Curbed

Curbed

A Lighting Collection Inspired by NASA Parachutes

October 7, 2022

By Diana Budds

Designer Bec Brittain, known for her architectural pendants and LED light sculptures, recently became fascinated with NASA parachutes and their ability to withstand intense force in order to help astronauts safely descend to Earth. The parachutes are so delicate that you can see through the nylon fabric, yet they are capable of holding thousands of pounds.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Bec Brittain, Up And Away

October 6, 2022

By Ingrid Abramovitch and Sean Santiago

The designer Bec Brittain will present a new collection of lighting at Emma Scully Gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
from October 12 through December 18. Inspired by NASA’s wind tunnel testing of parachutes, the work is a marked
departure for her practice, evincing a more fanciful approach that belies the months of research
and technical exploration the project required.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Light As Air

September 30, 2022

By Natalia Rachlin

Bec Brittain’s new lamps are inspired by NASA’s wind-tunnel testing of parachutes.
 

Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

The Latest Design Trend Is Chairs That Don't Look Like Chairs

September 23, 2022

By Monica Khemsurov

Sometimes, sitting is beside the point.

Azure

Azure

Surrealist Ball: These thoughtfully bizarre concepts and off-kilter forms subvert traditional expectations.

September-October 2022

By Eric Mutrie

Ultimate Flex 
For "Anti Chairs," Emma Scully Gallery invited six designers to challenge old ways of sitting. New Orleans-based Bradley L. Bowers unveiled Frank, an invitingly cushy upholstered chair modelled after taut muscles. 

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

What's Next: Touqous Incense Burner by Faissal El-Malak

September 2022

Designer Faissal El-Malak's ritualistic piece pays homage to the soap towers of Nablus, Palestine. 

Architectural Digest China

Architectural Digest China

AD Design & Art: "Plastic" Material

July 2022

By Xing Si

The RCP2 chair, designed by Jane Atfield 30 years ago, became a symbol of the eco-design movement. This chair, made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, sheds light on consumer culture and the environmental crisis, becoming a design example for resource regeneration.


 

The Design Edit

The Design Edit

New York Dispatch

June, 2022

By Adrian Madlener

Diverse work to entice dreamers and collectors – Emma Scully Gallery: Anti Chairs
It’s often said that there are too many chair designs out there, but all that this expression proves is that there are few iterations that truly break the mould. A new exhibition at Emma Scully Gallery on the Upper East Side seeks to challenge this perception by questioning certain societal norms.

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Fair Report: New York Design Week, We Missed You — Here Are 25 Favorites From the Festival That Was

May 25, 2022

By Jill Singer

Scully writes: “Much like the seminal MoMa design exhibition, ‘The New Domestic Landscape,’ circa 1972, ‘Anti Chairs’ is an exhibition in support of the designer’s role in sculpting patterns of behavior in society — providing tools for thought rather than functional objects for living.” To that end, each of these chairs has something that makes it … almost not a chair. 

Curbed

Curbed

A special dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 10th Anniversary

May 17, 2022

By Diana Budds

Emma Scully’s “Anti Chairs” show brings together a few of the most experimental designers working today to consider furniture primarily as a conceptual rather than a functional object: Bradley L. Bowers, who made a puffy, iridescent armchair; Jumbo (the studio run by Justin Donnelly and Monling Lee), which contorted a metal barricade to make a bench; and Chris Wolston, who contributed an abstract carpet — his first-ever rug design. Ilana Harris-Babou, an artist who interrogates design culture, presents collages inspired by sitting down on a subway seat still warm from the previous occupant; the unsettling sensation sparked a hunt for images that show the butt imprints left on a chair and took her on a fascinating journey through, among other spaces, online fetish communities and furniture-repair blogs. 

Artsy

Artsy

The Best Booths at New York Art Week 2022

May 7, 2022

By Artsy Editorial Staff

The glue holding it all together is the buoyant furniture and sculpture of Emma Scully Gallery, including a delightful, six-foot-tall ceramic fruit bowl by Sean Gerstley and a cast-iron table resembling a giant gray mushroom by Charlotte Kingsnorth.

Metropolis

Metropolis

Jane Atfield: The Eco-Conscious Designer Way Ahead of Her Time

April 30, 2022

By Cindy Hernandez

Manhattan’s Emma Scully Gallery celebrates the British sustainable design pioneer on the 30th anniversary of her RCP2 Chair, the first chair produced from recycled plastic.

Fast Company

Fast Company

This Humble Chair Kickstarted the Sustainable-Design Revolution

April 27, 2022

By Whitney Bauck

Designer Jane Atfield brought recycled plastic into furniture design in the ‘90s. She’s ready for the industry to finally catch up.

STIR Pad

STIR Pad

Emma Scully Gallery honours Jane Atfield’s legacy in its latest exhibition

April 27, 2022

By STIRpad

Emma Scully Gallery’s latest exhibition, showcasing British furniture designer Jane Atfield’s iconic 30 year old RCP2 chairs, is a celebration of the design that heralded the practice of recycling plastic waste into useful products. 

Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting

The 30th Anniversary of Jane Atfield's RCP2 Chair Celebrates Possibility in Sustainable Design

April 21, 2022

By Kelly Pau

An exhibit at Emma Scully Gallery commemorates the first designer to craft furniture from recyled plastics. 

Yellowtrace

Yellowtrace

Jane Atfield 30th anniversary exhibition at Emma Scully Gallery in NYC

April 19, 2022

By Team Yellowtrace

An exhibition celebrating the work of pioneering British designer Jane Atfield has come to New York. Held at Emma Scully Gallery in Manhattan, the show coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of Atfield’s RCP2 chair, one of the first pieces of furniture made exclusively from recycled plastics.
 

HICONSUMPTION

HICONSUMPTION

Jane Atfield’s Recycled RCP2 Chair Reissued for Its 30th Anniversary

April 19, 2022

By Yoni Yardeni

With sustainable furniture becoming increasingly popular, it’s worth looking back and paying tribute to the pioneers behind it. British designer Jane Atfield brought her gorgeous RCP2 chair to the forefront three decades ago, and it was the very first to be composed of fully-recycled consumer materials.

Icon Magazine

Icon Magazine

Emma Scully Gallery celebrates 30th Anniversary of Jane Atfield’s RCP2 Chair

April 12, 2022

By Sonia Zhuravlyova

Recycling plastic and the circular economy might be a common enough concept today but that wasn’t always the case. British designer Jane Atfield was one of the first to pioneer the use of recycled plastics to make new design objects in the early 1990s. Her RCP2 chair, for instance, is one of the first design items that is not only a thing of beauty but is also ecologically sound – and it first appeared 30 years ago.

The Design Edit

The Design Edit

Object of the Week: ‘RCP2 chair’ by Jane Atfield, 1992, 2022

April 8, 2022

By Adrian Madlener

Once an essential component of mass production and democratised design, plastic has gained a negative reputation in recent decades, and rightfully so. It’s no secret that this synthetic composite is especially harmful to the environment. The sheer scale of non-decomposable plastic waste that currently pollutes the planet is immeasurable. Because of this, many in the design industry have made efforts to address, if not rectify, this pernicious problem. It is sometimes suggested however that the push to implement more reused, upcycled, or bio-based alternatives is a recent development when, in truth, independent talents and producers have been endeavouring to do so for much longer. Case in point: British designer Jane Atfield and Missouri-based manufacturer Yemm & Hart.

Hypebeast

Hypebeast

Jane Atfield's Revolutionary Recycled Chair Celebrates 30th Anniversary

4/7/2022

By Sammy Su

Originated back in 1992, Jane Atfield’s renowned recycled plastic chair dubbed the RCP2 celebrates its 30th anniversary. In this day and age, eco-friendly initiatives and green-driven innovations are not unheard of and have been given more emphasis to reducing global climate change. But back then, designing with the environment in mind wasn’t a priority in comparison to style-heavy makes. The field of furniture design and plastics also made it difficult for Atfield due to the industry’s male-dominated nature during the 90s.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Post consumer waste design: Jane Atfield’s groundbreaking recycled chair turns 30

4/6/2022

By Pei-Ru Keh

New York gallerist Emma Scully revisits the groundbreaking design of Jane Atfield’s RCP2 recycled plastic chair, on the 30th anniversary of its creation.

Dezeen

Dezeen

NYC gallery celebrates 30th anniversary of Jane Atfield's recycled-plastic chairs

April 5, 2022

By Ben Dreith

Emma Scully Gallery in Manhattan is showcasing the furniture of Jane Atfield, a British designer credited with one of the earliest uses of recycled plastics in furniture design.

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum

"We need to reduce our dependency on plastics": Jane Atfield in conversation with Johanna Agerman Ross

March 26, 2022

Design Miami

Design Miami

It's Never Just One Thing: Charmaine Bee sews together powerful personal stories at Emma Scully Gallery

March 3, 2022

By Anna Carnick

This month, Emma Scully Gallery in New York presents Charmaine Bee, a solo exhibition dedicated to a single, potent work by the young American multidisciplinary artist. And it’s a piece decidedly worthy of its own stage.

Cultured Mag

Cultured Mag

In Tbilisi, Georgian Design Is Like You've Never Seen It Before

February 25, 2022

By Anna Kats

Curator and scholar Anna Kats takes us to the Caucasus for a tour of five of Tbilisi’s best architecture and design practices: Gypsandconcrete, Material Editors, Rooms, Wunderwerk, and Multiverse. It’s time to learn about the new Georgian architecture.

 

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Craft Revival: Meet the five rising design stars bringing tradition into the 21st Century

February 24, 2022

By Camille Okhio

Office Magazine

Office Magazine

“Distant Symphony” by Rooms Studio

November 5, 2021

By Theophil Bousek
Photos by Adrianna Glaviano 

Tbilisi-based design duo Rooms Studio, consisting of Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, present their largest US exhibition “Distant Symphony” at the Upper East Side’s Emma Scully Gallery. Presenting works from their permanent collections as well as more recent pieces designed during the pandemic.

Interior Design Magazine

Interior Design Magazine

Rooms Studio’s ‘Distant Symphony’ Exhibition

October 27, 2021

By Rebecca N. Thienes
Photos by Adrianna Glaviano

The Tbilisi-based design atelier (founded in 2007) lands in New York City with an exhibition of recent works. Located in Emma Scully Gallery nestled on the ground floor of a grand building on the Upper East Side, the namesake gallerist clad the walls in jute fabric shipped from Paris, a nod to pre-war gallery wall treatments and precursor to modern-day obligatory all-white spaces. The textured treatment layers onto the warmth of works in beeswax with the accompanying sweet smell, the Iron Secret cabinet in blackened, embossed copper and plywood, and a side table mixing basalt and stainless steel.

AN Interior

AN Interior

From Georgia With Love: Rooms Studio brings its carefully considered eclecticism to New York’s Emma Scully Gallery

October 25, 2021

By Adrian Madlener

Intersecting Europe and Asia along the soaring Caucasus Mountains—the tallest in the region—Georgia is a country steeped in history. Ancient monasteries and Orthodox churches with classical ornamentation juxtapose Soviet Era tower blocks. For local design duo Rooms Studio—Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia— this rich heritage serves as an abundant source of inspiration that informs its interiors, furnishings, and objet d’art.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

This Symphony Is Not Bittersweet

November 22, 2021

By Sean Santiago

We’ve officially entered the “post-pandemic” phase of the exhibition calendar as designers are once again able to fly, ship, and conceptualize across international borders. For Tbilisi, Georgia–based Rooms Studio, founded in 2007 by Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, their unlocked-down debut is Distant Symphony, on view now through November 20 at Emma Scully Gallery.

Architectural Digest Russia

Architectural Digest Russia

Exhibition of Georgian studio Rooms in New York

October 20, 2021

By Ksenia Oshchepkova
Photos by Adrianna Glaviano

New York collectors and decorators know and love the works of the Georgian studio Rooms, which have been exhibited more than once in local galleries. But Nata Dzhanberidze and Keti Toloraya do not stop there and continue to conquer the American audience: in October, the Distant Symphony exhibition, the largest of the latest Rooms projects in the USA, opened at the Emma Scully Gallery.

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

In New Orleans, a Designer With a Daring, Completist Vision

October 4, 2021

By Max Rakin

A chronic experimenter, Bradley L. Bowers moves among the worlds of furniture, lighting and jewelry, challenging assumptions every step of the way.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Discover These Emerging Stars Taking the Design World by Storm

September 10, 2021

By Alison Levasseur

Coast to coast, a fresh crop of creative talents is writing the next chapter in great interior design.

 

BACCALÀ

BACCALÀ

Distant Symphony

September 1, 2021

By Fiona Le Brun
Photos by Adrianna Glaviano

Tbilisi Duo Rooms Studio’s New York show invokes both inner life and collaboration.

Domus

Domus

International designers, local production: Cast iron on display

June 15, 2021

By Salvatore Peluso
Photos by Chris Mottalini

Eight international designers sent their ideas digitally to gallery owner Emma Scully, who had them made in a foundry in Virginia and exhibited in her new space in New York.

Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Saturday Selects | Week of June 12, 2021

June 12, 2021

By Monica Khemsurov
Photos by Chris Mottalini

Emma Scully Gallery‘s latest show, Cast Iron, takes advantage of a concept we’ve always been surprised isn’t used more often: selling digital designs that can be fabricated close to the buyer, eliminating the need for shipping (and its consumption of CO2). Of course with 8 pieces by 8 designers all made out of heavy-ass cast iron, we’re not surprised Scully went this route; the ones in the show, however, were all made by the O.K. Foundry in Virginia. 

The Design Edit

The Design Edit

Cast Iron

June 4, 2021

By Adrian Madlener 

 Emma Scully’s first New York show brings together eight disparate talents to reevaluate the parameters of contemporary industrial design.

Isola Design

Isola Design

Emma Scully Curates Cast Iron Exhibition Minimizing Environmental Impact On The Planet

May 26, 2021

By Sheyda Khalilova

Cast Iron, an exhibition going from May 13 to June 25th, 2021 in Emma Scully Gallery in the Upper East Side of Manhattan is featuring works by Chenand Kai, Brecht Wright Gander Studio, Ryan Decker, Tellurico, Faissal El-Malak, Bradley L Bowers, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Nel Verbeke.

AD PRO

AD PRO

17 Design Exhibitions to See This Spring and Summer

May 26, 2021

By Alia Akkam

All of the furniture, lighting, and decor showcased in “Cast Iron,” Emma Scully’s debut show at her namesake gallery on New York’s Upper East Side, is crafted from the same versatile material. Although Scully produced the pieces in collaboration with the family-run OK Foundry in Richmond, she commissioned digital designs for them from eight young designers around the world (Ryan Decker, Brecht Wright Gander, and Chen Chen & Kai Williams among them). The result is an eco-conscious (and pandemic-friendly) creative process that merges the industrial and the technological.

Design Milk

Design Milk

Emma Scully Gallery Presents: Cast Iron

May 20, 2021

By Leo Lei

Cast Iron is a gallery exhibition presented by Emma Scully on view from May 13th – June 25th at Emma Scully Gallery on 16 East 79th Street in New York City. Scully commissioned eight artists from across the world to digitally design exclusive pieces of furniture, lighting or decor, in which Scully would then handle production with the help of O.K Foundry, a fourth generation foundry in Virginia.

AD Italia

AD Italia

The young gallery owner Emma Scully presents her first exhibition in New York

May 20, 2021

By Bianca Felicori

Emerging gallerist and curator Emma Scully presents Cast Iron, her first show in New York, which premiered on May 13th.

Metal Magazine

Metal Magazine

Cast Iron - Challenging the Global Consumerist Society

May 17, 2021

By Romina Román
Photos by Chris Mottalini

American design gallerist and curator Emma Scully commissioned eight disparate voices around the world to create eight works in cast iron, pieces that are now being exhibited at her namesake gallery. Young designers made digital files that Scully later materialised as a symbol of the 19th-century industrial revolution. These pieces are now part of Emma’s inaugural exhibition in New York, Cast Iron, marking her return to her native city after 3 years of residing in Los Angeles. Cast Iron is on view until June 25, at Emma Scully Gallery, a quintessential Upper East Side exhibition room that the gallerist reimagined with the help of Brooklyn-based studio Wallpaper Projects.

Introspective Magazine

Introspective Magazine

The Secret Ingredient of Paris Essex’s ‘Crazy Blankets’ Is . . . Friendship

August 16, 2020

By Elizabeth Fullerton 

The creative duo Tiphaine de Lussy and Carolyn Clewer have been collaborating on fashion and art projects for decades. With their latest knit and crochet creations, eyes and mouths are everything.