Jonathan Adler is a potter, designer and author whose design inspirations have mainly come from the mid-century modern style art and global pop culture. He includes his passion for culture, craftsmanship and mid-century in every single one of his projects. In addition to designing furniture and product, as well as producing some stellar interior designs, Jonathan Adler has also collaborated with other luxury brands in the creation of some magical places.
IMPRESSIVE JONATHAN ADLER: FROM POTTERY TO SUCCESS SINCE THE 90S
After growing up in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Jonathan Adler studied semiotics and art history at Brown University, as well as ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design. In September 2008, he married his partner of 14 years, Simon Doonan, in California. Doonan and Adler live in New York City with their Norwich Terrier, Liberace. Jonathan Adler is an advocate for gay rights, Adler has publicly expressed his support for gay marriage.
If there are two things that can describe designer Jonathan Adler’s aesthetics are eccentricity and love for pottery. First of all, a healthy dose of eccentricity seems to be inherent to his every project. To his perennial love for pottery that has followed him long before he became a designer. Adler now has 26 stores worldwide, an e-commerce site, and a wholesale business with over 1,000 locations worldwide. In addition to ceramic design, Jonathan Adler Enterprises has expanded to become a design brand offering decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, gifts, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting, and most recently handbags.
Jonathan Adler’s inspirations have come from Mid-century modern, art and global pop culture. Pottery artist Jonathan Adler is best known for his “happy” interior designs and line of home furnishings. He owns a design company that’s dedicated to bringing “grooviness to your home” with pottery, furniture, rugs, stationary, etc. Creating lavish interiors for venues including the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Adler has also designed for fashion house 7 For All Mankind.
EST DESIGN INSTALLATIONS: DREAMLAND BY JONATHAN ADLER
The New York-based interior designer, Jonathan Adler, who is best known for his vibrant and generous interiors was the genius behind “Dreamland”. Previously shown at the esteemed Interior Design Show in Toronto, Dreamland is a unique installation that was described as a portal to the world of fantasy. This over-the-top and awe-inspiring installation was conceived in c.ollaboration with the Israeli luxury quartz brand, Caesarstone.
PARKER PALM SPRINGS HOTEL – PALM SPRINGS (CA)
The Parker Palm Springs hotel is the epitome of Adler’s vivacious style. In the middle of the desert, Parker Palm Springs was initially conceived by Jonathan Adler in 2004 and has since faced an incredible transformation!
Jonathan Adler wanted to preserve the historic soul of the place, honoring the 1950s and mid-century architecture. At the same time, he wanted to give the hotel more contemporary touches.
The bar area is designed with the stunning Kelly Bar Chairs by Essential Home featuring a luxury touch with golden brass and a velvety cushion on the seat. Jonathan Alder spotted the beautiful pieces and knew they were just perfect for this design project with a mid-century style.
70 CHARLTON MODEL APARTMENTS – NEW YORK, NY
Following rules is not a law Jonathan Adler swears by. While a more chaotic set better reflects his philosophy: fresh and fashionable are the right adjective to describes the various projects. As a result, he created through various collaborations with famous brands: from Mattel to Starbucks to interior design projects – residential and commercial ones.
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