ISSUE 42  |  The New Glamour

A NYC Design Star Opens a Showroom in Milan

October 22, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Tyler Hays of BDDW is broadening his horizon (again). He recently launched M. Crow & Co. in Oregon, and now he’s taking his American handcrafted furniture collection across the Atlantic to a new showroom in Milan. He’s displaying his own luxe-rustic timeless pieces alongside lighting by Lindsey Adelman, David Weeks, and Apparatus Studios.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hays admitted that he’s counting on the showroom less as a revenue stream than as an excuse to visit Italy more often. We can’t help but agree with his excuse. 

Here’s a glimpse of the light-filled showroom. 

Above: A linen dress hanging in the Milan showroom window.

Above: Hays and his collaborators’ names hand-drawn on a linen dress. 

Above: The Cloud Shelf and hand-painted Ceramic Bricks–all designed and made in Hays’s studio in Philadelphia.

Above: A BDDW handcrafted Dining Table, with lighting by Lindsey Adelman and Apparatus Studio and a large vintage mural on display as a backdrop

Above: Handmade, hand-painted Ceramic Trivets hang on the wall next to a painting by Hays. The Ceramic Funnel Lamps are by Natalie Page, an Abel Sofa is paired with a round coffee table, and the Firewood Holder (includes a bundle of scrap wood from the BDDW workshop) can be seen in the background. To learn about the Wingback Chair by BDDW, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: The Wingback Chair Is Back

Above: An Abel Club Chair, Credenzas, and a large Leather Round Mirror on display in one of the rooms–all designed by BDDW. The light fixture is by Lindsey Adelman.

Above: A Hanging Mobile on display by David Weeks.

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