"" MaDDI: High-Low Collaboration: Conran and Jonathan Adler for JC Penny

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

High-Low Collaboration: Conran and Jonathan Adler for JC Penny

And we're back! (With April jam-packed with my Interior Design final presentation at Parsons, a bustle of activity with our freelance design clients, a staffing crisis at my law firm day job, my Austin vacation and my mom's trip to London and Paris, we decided an impromptu blogging break was advisable in the interest of preserving sanity.)

But I'm excited to return to blogging with a really fun announcement: JC Penny has launched collaborations with Sir Terence Conran and Jonathan Adler. The collaborations are part of the store's efforts to transform following years of diminishing sales and recent operational troubles. The "Design by Conran" collection is more furniture-heavy, with the "Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler" weighted more towards bedding and accessories, although the collection does include a few furniture pieces. My quick assessment is that the Conran collection is stronger than the Jonathan Adler collection, but then again, my aesthetic aligns more closely with Conran's and I suspect that a minimalist style may lend itself to a 'high-low collaboration' more smoothly than Adler's signature look. 

I rounded up my favorite pieces from each collection below. Which collaboration do you prefer? What items are you coveting? I'm particularly in love with the Lucina Table Lamp.


Sources (clockwise from top left)
  1. Beep Lamp - $260
  2. Colored Woven Throw (Yellow Lime) - $175
  3. Lucina Table Lamp - $175
  4. Candelabra - $70
  5. Hyale Console Table - $425
  6. Monk Chair - $1,125

Sources (clockwise from top left)
  1. Lucina Floor Lamp - $345
  2. Coridon Storage Cabinet - $1,875
  3. Candlestick Holder - $30
  4. Grid Throw - $70
  5. Stacking Trays - $185
  6. Lulworth Sectional (right-arm facing chaise) -$2,895


Sources (clockwise from top left)
  1. Wood Triangle Leg Floor Lamp - $250
  2. Pedestal Bowl - $50
  3. Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp - $28
  4. Bleecker 80 Sofa - $2,795
  5. Bleecker Nesting Tables - $485
  6. Bleecker 63 TV cabinet - $1,195

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