At the Edge of the Woods
Letter from the Editor
The concept behind Avenue Road was first conceived of during a meeting in Richard Meier’s now-iconic 176 Perry Street building in New York City. Like Meier’s trademark of ‘Perry Street’, the moniker Avenue Road was chosen for its cosmopolitan Uptown/Downtown feel and the sense of intrigue created in the pairing of two street suffixes.
Rather than presenting yet another catalogue of brands, in Avenue Road I endeavor to present an edited collection, finely filtered for the present. Pieces are selected not only for their aesthetic value, but also for sustainability, integrity of craftsmanship, and the humanity of their makers.
I hope the new avenue-road.com will help you discover unexpected design solutions and provide insight and utility.
Warmly, Stephan Weishaupt
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Man of Parts
MAN OF PARTS is a postnational design brand with inspiration from the world over. Furniture, lighting, accessories, fabrics and leathers reflect the varied inspirations and lives of globally-minded people. It also aims to match their desire for beautiful craft with a modern service experience to reflect how they define what luxury is today. Designs from Yabu Pushelberg, Sebastian Herkner, Philippe Malouin, Osvaldo Tenório and Victoria Wilmotte are crafted by makers in Europe and reflect an original but consistent approach; common traits among all are a mixture of postnational design cues, rich subtlety, soft organic minimalism and unexpected details. With a base in Germany and operations in Canada, MAN OF PARTS is as much of a global citizen as our clients.
Victoria Wilmotte was born in 1985 in Paris, where she studied interior design. She later earned her master’s degree in product design at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating, she returned to her home town of Paris in 2008 and opened her first design studio, where she created designs for the Tools Gallery in Paris and works for her first solo show in 2009 in the Brussels Gallery Pierre Bergé et Associés.
Wilmotte’s design process can be compared to that of a sculptor: she weights volumes and empty spaces, removes the material until she finds a perfect angle or ideal curve, and polishes the surfaces to the point when they precisely achieve the structure, haptics and light refraction she seeks.
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The intimate access to our complete collection and an ever revolving presentation of exclusive furniture, accessories and art. Avenue Road’s Dallas Studio is our newest destination to experience our roster of international designers.