Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin are always on the hunt for the freshest design-world talent—and the latest crop of collaborators ups the style ante to dizzying new heights.
Steeped in their respective crafts while shattering the molds of what a creative should be, David Kaihoi, Caroline Z Hurley and Adam Charlap Hyman are stepping into the spotlight with bold, out-of-the-box fabrics, wallcoverings and rugs that are destined to be tomorrow’s heirlooms.
An artist to his core, David Kaihoi is in a constant state of painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing, decorating, daydreaming, designing. His previously released fabrics and wallcoverings for Schumacher generated such effusive interest and demand that PFM tapped him for a just-launched line of unconventional and covetable rugs.
In fact his new goods for PFM are so exceptional, they would look right at home next to Kaihoi’s gallery-worthy canvases. Unexpected silhouettes and materials take center stage, with fringes and metals all playing a role. Together, the collection feels both irrevocably modern and timeless, just like Kaihoi’s mesmerizing rooms.
For yet another virtuoso decorating project, David Kaihoi blended his own Schumacher and PFM designs.
Caroline Z Hurley
At her studio in Brooklyn, Caroline Z Hurley creates mixed-media works that capture her alluringly spare visual language and her rigorous embrace of craft. Dedicated to and passionate about process, Hurley launched her own block-printing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts, reviving a nearly lost art form in a struggling community that had once been a textiles hub.
She brought that same indomitable spirit and creative vision to her collaboration with Schumacher, resulting in a beautifully integrated collection of fabrics and wallcoverings in a range of infinitely useful materials and scales. It’s a tactile expression of artistry at its unfettered best.
Adam Charlap Hyman
Not quite 30 years old, Adam Charlap Hyman is something of a design wunderkind, and Schumacher’s and PFM’s youngest collaborator ever. But don’t let his tender age fool you. He and his partners in Charlap Hyman & Herrero have already established themselves as the firm to turn to for clients seeking sublime design steeped in a rarefied yet charming milieu.
For their sophisticated-meets-surreal fabrics, wallcoverings and rugs, they plumbed such deeply cultured references as herpetology, classical mythology and the aesthetic particulars of Gertrude Stein’s Paris apartment.
Charlap Hyman crafted many of the motifs by hand, and this translates into goods marked by a reverence for even the tiniest detail.