Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

When it comes to holiday gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful and smart book — especially compared with a chunky sweater or a dreary gift certificate. You’d have to be pretty Scrooge-like indeed to turn up your nose at the following six volumes, which take the world of design seriously, but not too soberly. All demonstrate the magic that can happen when the elements of the physical world are arranged just so. Something transcendent occurs, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

by Ted Loos
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Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

After 127 Years, Schumacher Is Still Keeping It Fresh

The idea of youthful fabrics and wallcoverings is no contradiction when the company is Schumacher and its creative director is Dara Caponigro.

by Cara Greenberg
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After 127 Years, Schumacher Is Still Keeping It Fresh

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele Teams Up with a Fellow Italian Visionary

The trend-bucking fashion designer and Cabana magazine founder Martina Mondadori Sartogo collaborate on a stunning special issue of the design publication and a collection of bespoke chairs.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Gucci’s Alessandro Michele Teams Up with a Fellow Italian Visionary

Adoring an Italian Master, Renzo Mongiardino

Martina Mondadori Sartogo, the super-stylish founder of Cabana magazine, claims the legendary designer as an important inspiration. Who was he?

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Adoring an Italian Master, Renzo Mongiardino

A Tavola with Casa Cabana and 1stdibs!

The high-style interiors journal Cabana has launched a collection of artisanal tableware, wallpaper and jewelry inspired by its luxe pages. Read the story behind these maximally patterned collectibles, which are selling fast.

by Ted Loos
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A Tavola with Casa Cabana and 1stdibs!

Molto Chic Mondadori

After just three issues, the international design magazine Cabana has become a coveted commodity, as much beautiful objet as must-read publication. Now Cabana's stylish founder, Martina Mondadori Sartogo, is offering pieces she's collected on her travels in a pop-up boutique at Milan's MiArt fair — and, for one month only, on 1stdibs.

by Roslyn Sulcas
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Molto Chic Mondadori

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