Magazines gusty enough to enlist chairs as cover models are far too rare these days, and so it is with pleasure that we tell you about a brand new shelter magazine: Departures Home & Design. The stand-alone publication debuts just in time for ICFF and NYCxDESIGN with a May issue (pictured) fronted by Dror Benshetrit‘s Peacock chair, the feat of felt plumage he pulled off in 2009 for Cappellini.
This is the first brand extension for Departures, the magazine that mails to holders of platinum and centurion American Express cards, and comes packaged with the May issue of the flagship publication. “We’ve wanted to do a real home and design magazine that’s published for true luxurists, whose interests are global and whose style is not built solely around name-brand designers but created organically through their own sense of self, their particular passions and desires,” says Departures editor-in-chief Richard Story, who may have coined the term “luxurists.” Inside, alongside ads by the likes of B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, and Baccarat are features such as “The Master of Accumulation,” a look into the private quarters of W alum-turned-Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman; a celebration of midcentury Honolulu; and a feature on the Persian gardens of L.A.’s Nazarian family.
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