Having fun with JONATHAN ADLER

This past week, I had the pleasure of being invited to a reception at the Madison Ave. location of Jonathan Adler.

DSC00542It was a special treat for me, as there was not one French antique, no scratched, chipped and gilded objects and just a hint of crystal. I was greeted with an abundance of color, unique ceramic objects, and an overall feeling of fun and creativity.

DSC00529DSC00527As stated in the company’s title, “Jonathan Adler is a design company dedicated to bringing style, craft and joy to your life”

DSC00519“Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality. Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan.”

DSC00520To really appreciate the history of the company, you might enjoy reading his full timeline of how the company evolved on his website http://www.jonathanadler.com/about.php

ja_aboutThe story is as entertaining as strolling through the showroom.

DSC00532The “pot” refers to the iconic shape of one of Jonathan’s many ceramic pieces that fill the store.

DSC00523I loved the eclectic mix of product and color. Everything works together as an entire room or even if you are looking for some accent pieces to add some color and texture to an existing area.

DSC00526So much to choose from and so many options!

Another amusing feature are the “Jonathanisms” that are written on the walls for you to see as you browse.DSC00531They reflect the philosophy of the brand and teach the buyer not to take decorating so seriously.

DSC00530The well done vignettes throughout the store help you to visualize the possibilities achieved through the mixing  or matching of the many objects.DSC00528The designs are very versatile in that every age group has something to choose from. And who doesn’t want to smile when they come home?

DSC00522My favorite quote was behind the register which just assures everyone who is considering a purchase…DSC00533I didn’t need much convincing!


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