I like Jonathan Adler’s work for a lot of reasons. I like how he puts colors together. I like the forms he creates. I like how he combines fabrics and how he uses hints of luster to catch the eye. I also think he has a delightful sense of humor. I got a dose of it today at the Rowe Furniture showroom as he and Saverio Mancina, Rowe’s Director of Public Relations, showed me new introductions to the Jonathan Adler Furniture line.
My favorite new piece was a clean-lined tufted chair done in a luscious mohair fabric. Adler’s favorite was a giant hounds tooth check sofa that we sat on together while I asked him a few questions. Most importantly, I wondered who he thinks about when he is designing his furniture for Rowe. His response was straight-forward and quick. He designs for himself. “I design what I really want. And I’m lucky because those designs resonate with other people as well.” In fact, they resonate so well that September orders for Adler’s pieces have exceeded Rowe’s expectations. This line is absolutely hot.
Jonathan Adler’s new book, My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, will be available in about a month. The title hints at his charming sense of humor. I will be among the first to buy it!