Libby Langdon for Fairfield is a complete home collection of over fifty pieces of upholstery and casegoods for bedroom, dining room and living room. Langdon, a New York-based interior designer, product designer, author and lifestyle expert designed the collection with a solution-oriented approach based on her experiences and conversations with clients.
“The jumping off point for my collection with Fairfield came from my one-on-one time with clients and consumers, listening to what they like and don’t like; how they live in their spaces; and what their needs are. I often find that there’s a piece I want for a project but cannot find — like a chair with the perfect leg, a table that expands, a chest with stunning metal detail, or that one piece with just the right dimensions. If I’m needing these items consistently on different projects and I can’t find them (and neither can the three other people in my office), I figured that would be the perfect place to start designing.”
Libby’s design mantra and signature "easy, elegant, everyday" style is also an important element within the collection and has resulted in a wide, diverse range of pieces that can be mixed and matched. Many of the same pieces can be used in completely different ways to achieve many different looks.
The Jessup Console Table and Counter Stool combination are a great example of the functionality and style that embodies this collection.
“This console/stool combo works beautifully in everything from a kitchen space, to home office, to the back of a sofa in a great family room, to even a small foyer area that needs to do double duty for a computer workstation. The nickel base finish keeps the sleek shape looking clean and modern and the Carrara stone top in white with pale gray veining of the console adds a luxe look.”
Another major thematic element within the collection is the use of mixed materials like glass, stone, wood and metal. The Randall Tier Cocktail Table is architectural and sculptural at the same time and showcases a total mix of materials with a top shelf in glass, middle shelf in stone and lower shelf in wood.
Artistic in feel, yet super functional and well proportioned, the stainless-steel frame and multi-tier design provides depth and dimension.
Another stand-out piece is the Millstone Console Table which looks and feels like a fine-art sculpture.
Its striking form is outlined by intersecting half round shapes in a dark bronze metal and contrasting white Carrara marble top. With perfect proportions, Millstone’s shallow depth gives it a thin profile that allows for maximum versatility in any interior space.
“I create interior spaces for the way I see people wanting to live today, and that inspires the products I’m designing for my Fairfield collections. The living room settings should feel sophisticated-but-livable and I want the pieces to reflect my easy, elegant sense of style and understanding of proportion and scale. There is a complexity to some of the items that demonstrate Fairfield’s abilities of fine furniture-making and an appreciation of design in its purest sense. The collection is full of approachable styles and pieces, rooted in traditional form with a modern twist, and I see that as a common thread that connects all the products I design,” says Libby Langdon