Polychromie Le Corbusier by kt.COLOR
Produced with the Le Corbusier Foundation, this historically faithful swatch of 81 hues was sourced from the architect’s own wallpaper samples, paint chips, designs, and storied investigations into the essence of color.
Ruutu Vases by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec for Iittala
Though simple in form, creating these diamond-shape vessels in an array of delicate, watercolor-like hues in glass requires exacting precision.
Kinetic Wire Sculpture by Alexander Calder
The American artist’s hanging artworks—referred to as “mobiles” by contemporary Marcel Duchamp—are exercises of abstraction and color in motion.
Project: The Saguaro Palm Springs
After they revamped the brand identity of The Saguaro Scottsdale, in Arizona, Stamberg Aferiat + Associates turned to nature to revive the hotel’s sister property in Palm Springs, a once-iconic midcentury structure that had become distressed over time. Completed in 2012, the vivacious prismatic update took cues from the desert’s native wildflowers, including lemon bottlebrush, California poppy, indigo bush, agave, and desert penstemon. "Color can bring great joy into our lives and environments," says Stamberg Aferiat + Associates partner Peter Stamberg. "It can make a space more engaging, embracing, warmer, more open, or more closed."