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Jonathan Adler


Creative genius Jonathan Adler has come a long way since launching his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. He now has over 20 stores worldwide, and over 1,000 stockists globally, with his internationally recognised design brand offering a huge range of home furnishings including decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, gifts, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting, and most recently handbags.

When I think of the signature Adler aesthetic, vibrant colours, clashing patterns, and quirky objects immediately spring to mind. That said, his individual designs are in fact all about simple lines, clean shapes and clear pattern, and being that I'm a lover of pared back minimalist style, that really appeals. Inspired by mid-century modern, art and global culture, it's Jonathan's commitment to impeccable craftsmanship that wins me over every time. A self-described 'minimalist maximalist' he admits to designing objects with minimalism in mind, while believing we should live in spaces that showcase bold gestures, strong colours, all while surrounding ourselves with things we love, regardless of how eclectic that may turn out! Judging by his success and huge following, Jonathan's unique philosophy is clearly one that resonates with many people worldwide. 

Here are my ten picks from across all of the gorgeous Jonathan Adler collections. 

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02 Fox
09 Whitaker Sofa in Aspen Smoke

To find out more, including store locations and information on international shipping, pop over here. Jonathan Adler ceramics are available in NZ from Mondegreen, Wander Harland and Askew

I'm also very excited to have discovered that Jonathan Adler has created an exclusive collection of fabrics for Kravet Fabrics, and these have made their way to NZ through Warwick Fabrics. The incredible range features linen and velvet designs with bright colours, modernist forms, bold graphics, geometric patterns and embroidery.  

Now available from Lahood's, who specialise in beautiful window furnishings, you can check them out at or visit their Auckland showroom located at 25 Nugent St in Mt Eden.

Images courtesy of Lahood Window Furnishings

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  1. He's one clever businessman, very impressive. I love the walnut bar and the sofa is stunning. Wish we had more of his stuff here. Mel x

  2. I love Jonathan Adler and all that he does. His saying 'minimalist maximalist' makes me smile - I totally agree. I was soo excited to see his range of fabrics are now available through Warwick. We use Warwick a lot for our B+B clients, so will definitely be throwing some JA into our designs. The fox has always been my fav ceramic, and I am so in love with the Maxine dining chair. x

    1. Oh, I knew you were a fan! How cool that I picked two of your faves. My brother (in law) Clayton is a director at Lahood's, so if you ever need anything let me know x



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