Currey has revealed its dramatic art and design installation at the October High Point Market by New York designer, Sasha Bikoff, for Currey & Company.
Bikoff first became a nationally recognized design star when she created the multi-layered and colorful stairway at the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This successful project was quickly followed by her installation at Palazzo Versace during Milan Design Week earlier this year. Sasha’s style is heavily influenced by her multicultural hometown, New York City, and by her experiences studying and traveling abroad. Known for her love of vintage couture, antiques and one-of-a-kind pieces, Sasha has been declared as the go-to interior designer for the well-heeled millennial set.
Inspired by Botticelli’s most prized works, The Birth of Venus and Primavera, the installation was realized once Bikoff visited the Currey showroom in High Point. She found an abundance of Currey products with design elements from nature – leaves, branches, shells and traditional faux bois garden furniture. Many of the pieces she chose to highlight evoke classical mythology and the Italian Renaissance. The installation is meant to dazzle with the physical beauty and power of decoration, color and lighting. Products are re-imagined in an array of colors from the morning sunrise in the Mediterranean Sea to a midnight enchanted forest.
The gleaming white hallway in the Currey showroom has been transformed into a warm collection of colors and textures. The entrance is decorated with a ceiling of white forest florals while the walls are covered in a ripple fold of white sheer and gold metallic fishnet drapes. Immediately following is the grand entrance to Goddess Heaven. Massive murals of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus adorn the hallway alcoves. The floor is covered with a zodiac runner in aqua, coral, gold and deep blue.
Chandeliers, wall sconces, and mirrors dot the walls and ceiling. Gold-leaf metal chaises are covered in a vintage couture silk fabric along with antique mirrored stools.
The atmosphere is very romantic. Off the hallway you enter a very large black velvet tent. Covering the back wall of the tent is a massive mural of Botticelli’s Primavera.
The floor is laid with Sasha’s Disco Dot carpet in black & nude. Chandeliers and wall sconces with tree, leaf and floral motifs, which are painted in a mix of colors hang from the ceilings and walls to create a dark and magical mood. Faux bois benches, tables and chairs are painted in shades of green, pink, coral, and brown. Arranged in an intimate seating display, painted metal drinks tables are conveniently placed to create a cozy place for conversations, cocktails, and more.
Cecil Adams, Currey’s Creative Director, and his team worked closely with Bikoff over many months. Cecil shares: “Working with Sasha has been a lovely experience. I really appreciate her sense of color, fearlessness with her design vision, and her sense of spectacle. She really knows how to see her inspiration all the way through a project and make the decisions required to complete her vision. Sasha is also just a fun person to work with.”
Bikoff will be in the Currey High Point showroom October 18-21.
More Currey Fall Launches
In addition to the art installation experience, Currey is introducing its largest collection of new products this fall market, including a new upholstery program and more than 100 accessories items, marking an expanded foray into these categories.
Simple black and white interiors have transfixed designers over the decades. Black and white interiors rarely go out of style and retain their classic elements decade after decade.
This October, Currey & Company, introduces an abundance of black and white products — chandeliers, pendants, lamps, accessories and upholstery. Restrained chic is the distinctive feature of these new introductions.
If you have attended Maison & Objet in Paris, you probably already know or at least, have seen the expert presentations of Jean-Charles Chappuis. As the founder of Aisatides, Chappuis developed a collection of exotic accessories from around the world.
Currey’s president, Brownlee Currey, says: “I’m thrilled to welcome Jean-Charles to the Currey family. He brings a strong sense of style, a wealth of experience, and more than a little charm to our team. On a personal note, I’ve wanted to work with him for years and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to do so.”
“Accepting to work for Currey & Company is the perfect conjunction of a great love and respect for the founders, Robert and Suzy Currey, and the pleasure to work for a high-end company that is so generous to their suppliers, customers and employees,” shares Chappuis.