The Future Perfect, a nationally renowned design company of hand crafted home goods from established and emerging designers presented pieces for this year’s Design Week at their Manhattan showroom. The Saturday event was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire East and attendees sipped specialty cocktails made with Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese black peppercorn botanicals. Highlighting the night was a special installation celebrating Heath Ceramics iconic work along with special designer collaborations and in-house developments of the past 10 years. The California based company shared its history through an interactive display of dated postcards pinned to the wall spanning from their inception in 1948 till present day with brief milestone descriptions on the back of each card. A special bowl made exclusively for The Future Perfect was available for purchase in limited quantities.
UK based designer, Russell Pinch’s work populated a large section of the space showcasing his line sold solely in the US through The Future Perfect. Pieces included his Anders light made from layers of banana fibers, pleated around a central light fixing. The handmade light was constructed from traditional hat making techniques of a leading London based milliner. Pinch’s Imo folding stool made from black American walnut and oak has Shaker-style influences and can be folded and hung on a wall to look as stylish stored as it does used. Pieces from SCP, a UK based manufacturer included a Bec Brittain’s Axial light. This 3-D cube-shaped pendant made of gold passivated steel shows subtle iridescent hues. A new sofa system by Terrence Woodgate also displayed is made from the renewable materials natural fibers, animal hair and wool. The cushions feature air vents and a hand-stitched hessian bag filled with horsehair that sits below a duck feather topper.
A credenza and tables by Piet Hein Eek’s from his popular Waste and Canteen series of scrap woodwork were also on display. New and emerging designer, Hilda Hellström’s sedimentation urns and vessels were neatly placed throughout the store. Made from multi-colored Jesmonite resin and inspired by ancient rock formations and the strata within them, each vessel was uniquely crafted with no two being alike. Roll & Hill, a Brooklyn based manufacturer of high-end contemporary lighting displayed Lindsey Adelman’s Knotty Bubbles, a collection of huge hand-blown glass light fixtures rolled in 23k gold and tethered with rope, marine hardware and antique brass.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin & Tonic Reimagined
1 ½ parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin
3 parts Fever-tree tonic water
Build all with cubed ice in large, Spanish-style wine glass. Squeeze one lime slice and add garnishes as desired.
*This preparation prevents the tonic from overpowering the natural botanicals, bringing the flavors of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East to the forefront. When using this method, one can choose to highlight any of the 12 botanicals already found in the gin.
Sapphire Lemongrass and Elderflower Collins
2 parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin
¾ parts Lemon juice
½ part St. Germain
Muddle thumbnail lemongrass sliced up. Build all with cubed ice and top with soda.
Additional reporting by Yanique Bourjolly