Introducing The Webster Home
NEW YORK (April 2018) - The launch of The Webster Home - a curation of interiors and lifestyle objects for the home. A collection that spans Manhattan skyscapers to Soho artist lofts, Upstate escapes to yachts and homes by the beach, this exciting new category will be launched during the 10 year anniversary of The Webster, a luxury multi brand retailer with five locations from New York to Miami.
Working in collaboration with Laure Heriard Dubreuil is newly appointed Creative Director of The Webster Home, highly regarded Parisian architect and designer Stephane Parmentier. Sourced on his global travels, each object to be found within The Webster Home has a story and is one of a kind. It is a collection of unique pieces for the home which will constantly evolve throughout the year across all categories including tableware, decorative objects and furniture. Dialogue can be found between every piece and category, merchandised in a variety of ways to encourage discovery and showcase the possibilities to buy as you see, or to mix and match. Collectors items that are rare and fine interact with those made of every day materials, colorful objects live with strict and modern, vintage items mix with high fashion – similar to how the ready to wear and accessories are displayed in every location.
Design sits at the heart of The Webster DNA and captures the energy of Laure Heriard Dubreuil and her stores. Highly curated from the art on the walls to the ready to wear and accessories, each location of The Webster is filled with the most beautiful items, in a residential setting. The curation is made with the purpose of creating an emotional connection, everything is to be used, worn and loved; The Webster Home is an extension of this lifestyle concept, every item although precious in its manufacturing is selected to be enjoyed.
Collection higlights include:
- Laurence Brabant : This master in glassblowing presents a collection of twisted products. This detail is always found where least expected - lines mixed with curves and optical effects, an innovation for glass products.
- Harvey Bouterse: a Belgium artist who expresses himself through ceramics with a unique and artful voice. Colors are singing, scales are new and the patterns comes from deep roots. The pieces found are more sculputures than objects you will use, this artist enhances function and beauty.
- The Dragonfly collection, is based on the work of craftsmen and unique technics. The stool are made with a 17th century rope ceramic technic; the stainglass trays are see-through, delicate but strong and graphic; the white plates saved from the trash are reborn with a golden slits.
-The Memphis chain floor lamp, from artist Franz West, has the appearance of an anti-gravity liana. The Webster Home collection products are curated to surprise and transport you into a wonderful world.
- The Vintage pieces, are all unique and will bring a twisted and new flavour to the offering of The Webster Home. Alike the unique merchandising of the Ready to Wear at The Webster, the mix and match within this new interior category is very important. The "new" needs the past.
The Webster Home will be available instore and online.
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About The Webster
Founded by Laure Heriard Dubreuil, The Webster is an exclusive luxury multi-brand retailer. Established in 2009, The Webster’s flagship location sits in the heart of Miami Beach in a historical Art Deco building designed in 1939 by famed architect Henry Hohauser. Additional locations include Bal Harbour, Houston, and Costa Mesa, and recently opened The Webster SOHO in New York. Each location provides a uniquely curated shopping experience within a luxurious, intimate home like setting combining the ambiance of the ultimate walk-in closet with customized furnishings and contemporary art. As Founder and Creative Director Laure’s vision and direction sits at the heart of The Webster’s offering as well as leading the development of partnerships with brands for exclusive product and collaborations with major retailers such as Le Bon Marche, Target, Lane Crawford and the Ritz Paris.
About Laure Heriard Dubreuil
Laure is the Founder and Creative Director of The Webster, an exclusive multi brand luxury boutique with locations in South Beach and Bal Harbour in Miami, New York soho, Houston, Texas, Costa Mesa, California and Sawgrass. Each location provides a sophisticated and unique shopping experience where the luxurious, intimate home like setting integrates the ambiance of the ultimate walk-in closet, complete with customized furnishings and contemporary artwork. Established in 2009, The Webster has quickly evolved through Laure’s vision and direction, who is not only responsible for editing the retailers exquisite selection but also the development of exclusive worldwide brand partnerships with major retailers such as Le Bon Marche, the Ritz Paris and most recently Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, along with one of a kind global product collaborations, including Eres, in which she was named the first ambassador of the brand, in addition to creating a capsule collection. Laure acquired extensive fashion experience while working with some of the world’s most notable designers, first as part of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s merchandising team at Balenciaga, then as top merchandiser for Yves Saint Laurent Women’s RTW division in Paris. Laure has participated in the prestigious WWD’s annual CEO Summit, currently serves on the expert committee of LVMH’s annual fashion prize which fosters young talent and recognized by Business of Fashion among their top BoF 500: The People Shaping The Global Fashion Industry. Laure was a member of the fashion jury for the 32nd Fashion and photography festival at Hyères and most recently a judge for the Vogue Mexico ‘Who’s on Next’ competition in 2018. In 2015, Laure became an ambassador of mothers 2 mothers, a global not-for-profit organization leading efforts in Sub Saharan Africa to end pediatric AIDS, ensuring good health and wellbeing for everyone, and achieving gender equality.
Laure holds a degree in Merchandising from FIT in New York City as well as a Business and Mandarin Degree from the Universite de Paris Dauphine. Laure currently resides in New York with her husband, artist Aaron Young and son, Marcel.
About Stéphane Parmentier
Paris-based interior architect, designer and creative director Stéphane Parmentier was influenced from a young age by the aesthetic world of civil aviation, from the contemporary art and the power of beauty on everyday life. Today, his career turns around bringing all those vibrations together in the name of sophistication, a new cool and modern lifestyle and a twisted modernity.
Parmentier first drew upon this early influence when he embarked upon what would be a 17-year fashion career, working notably for Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy (as director of women’s ready-to-wear and licenses) and as artistic director of Claude Montana. Eventually he launched his own label, which was distributed in stores such as Maria Luisa in Paris, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Isetan in Japan.
When, in early 2000, Parmentier landed the dream job of redesigning the first and business class cabins of Singapore Airlines, he decided to expand into interior architecture and design, and opened his own agency in 2003. Since then, he has created sophisticated interiors for private apartments and villas in Paris, the French Riviera, London, Ibiza, Geneva and Miami and Mauritius island, among other projects.
In 2005, he ventured into the world of design, creating a collection of trays and cutting boards based on the theme “Petites Architectures” for Tools Galerie in Paris.
Parmentier’s work reached a new level of maturity in late 2010 with the launch of the “Altaïr” collection, a line of stools, tables, consoles and modular elements produced by Ormond Editions. This line focused primarily on beautiful varieties of stone (lava, marble, slate) while playing up the contrast between simplicity and sophistication. Wallpaper* named the collection “Best Launch” at its 2012 Design Awards; the same year, the magazine “Espaces Contemporains” honored Altaïr with the “Best Series of Multiples” award.
From 2011 to 2016, Parmentier has been “Interior & Design Editor” of Le Printemps de la Maison. In that role, he helped to redefine the Parisian department store’s identity in home design and décor and to helm its repositioning as an upscale shopping destination for the home.
In March 2012, he was hired by the house of Hermès to create the scenography of its pop-up store on the Rue de Sèvres in Paris, a boutique that opened in May 2012.
In 2010, Parmentier started collaborating with the Maison Christofle on a variety of projects including the creation of the “Nest” bowl series unveiled in January 2012. The same year, Christofle entrusted the designer with the redesign of its new Madison Avenue flagship, an initiative that carried over to stores in London, Singapore, Shanghai, Milan, Miami, Lyon, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and elsewhere.
From April 2013 to April 2016, Parmentier has been the creative director of the celebrated French silversmith, a role that allowed him to help the Maison hone its identity and develop new collections, notably in the jewelry category and a new life style.
Also in 2013, Wallpaper* magazine asked Parmentier to create a unique piece of furniture for its exhibition “Wallpaper Handmade Project “ at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
In 2014, Parmentier unveiled a collection of light fixtures and mirrors for the English company CTO Lighting, a collaboration that continued in 2015 and 2016.
In April 2015, in partnership with Petit h (Hermès) and Wallpaper*, Parmentier presented a unique piece for the “Handmade” project in Milan. The same year, the Mercury collection is launched : a set of limited edition of furniture and objects with a special use of patinated lava allied to marble treated with techniques originating from cabinetwork such as perforations and marquetry.
Puglia, a new collection of travertine and lava limited edition of furniture is launched, partly featured at AD Collection 2017, which blends a contemporary wish for simplicity with some reference to the sophistication of the thirties.
In 2017 and 2018, interior design projects take place in Paris, London, Geneva, Avoriaz, Corsica, Saint Barthelemy in the Caraibs, and Mauritius.
2017 and 2018 are also the accelerating years for collaborations in design with various international brands with the creation of various lines of furniture and objects for Giobagnara and Rabitti 1969, two Italian houses specialized in luxury goods, a line of rugs for Manufacture de Cogolin (Taï Ping) in France, a line of life style furniture and objects for Vervloet in Bruxelles, a line of doors for Astec in Italy and a line of locally manufactured objects for the luxury hotel Le Domaine des Etangs in the South East of France.
Since 2017, Stéphane Parmentier became the creative director of Giobagnara. In addition in 2018, Stéphane is also the creative director of Dragonfly, Le Domaine des Etangs’s lifestyle line.
This autumn 2018, he is chosen by the Webster in the US as their creative director of home section.
In September 2018, he is among the fifteen interior designers invited to participate to the AD Intérieurs exhibit in Paris. Beginning 2019, Stéphane will reveal his new collection for Pouenat Ferronier, a large number of pieces Stéphane called “Chic brutalism”.