New York entrepreneur, interior designer, and style icon, Iris Apfel, is collaborating with Istanbul-based design brand, Nude Glassware, for a year – long campaign, launching products inspired exclusively by Iris’s romantic glamour and colorful innate flair.
Shoppers looking to indulge in one of kind decorative gifts, can look forward to seeing customized collectables including a paper weight bedazzled with Iris’s face on it and a glass doll modeled after Iris created by admired American industrial designer, Harry Allen. Also featured will be a line of timeless stemware products coined by the Tomas Kral’s Beak collection, which will be re-imagined in acid bright colors and bold stripes.
With simplicity being the main facet in Iris’s designs, Iris is looking forward to showing industry fans, interior designers, and gift givers that simple is beautiful and less is more. And with Iris’s unique eye for colorful aesthetics and daring fashion sense, it’s no surprise that her collaboration with Nude Glassware is already expected to be on the map as a top seller this season.
And if you’re wondering how this anything but dull and effortlessly elegant style caster jumpstarted her career as a show stopping powerhouse designer, it all began with her family who owned two creative businesses, both in glassware and in fashion. A natural progression, after studying art history at New York University and attending art school at the University of Wisconsin, Iris set in motion ventures with Women’s Wear Daily, working alongside interior designer Elinor Johnson and illustrator Robert Goodman, which would soon assist in breaking her career as a budding starlet. With a resume that includes design restoration projects at the White House for nine US presidents such as Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton and a Mac cosmetics line featuring four limited edition lipsticks, Iris shows no signs of slowing down and is continuing to transform the world of design and paint it bright with vivid colors.
Add a touch of glitter to your next champagne soiree or family dinner, and pamper yourself with a new set of accessories from Nude Glassware with Iris Apfel.