This past week, I had the pleasure of being invited to a reception at the Madison Ave. location of Jonathan Adler.
It 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.
“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.”
To 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
Another amusing feature are the “Jonathanisms” that are written on the walls for you to see as you browse.They reflect the philosophy of the brand and teach the buyer not to take decorating so seriously.
The well done vignettes throughout the store help you to visualize the possibilities achieved through the mixing or matching of the many objects.The 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?