Luxury pillow designer Cynthia Murphy’s Top Picks from the opening night preview of the annual Salon Art + Design where she enjoyed an amazing display of the crème de la crème furniture and fine arts from well over 50 galleries that hailed from 11 countries. Above is a sneak peek of some of her top picks from the much talked about furniture fair from the beautiful Park Avenue Armory.
Fun Facts About The Designer: Cynthia Murphy’s eye for beauty, and her appreciation for how different cultures develop their stylistic approach and techniques, has driven her to collect textiles on a global basis. Within each piece, she recognizes social influences— fashion, ritual, symbolism, status, honor— that go beyond aesthetics and deepen the cultural connection. This extra dimension beyond beauty fuels Cynthia’s true passion for collecting. She first selected rich, intricate, 18th and 19th-century embroideries and brocades from France, England, and Italy. Then, as her curiosity was piqued, she added Asian needlework, Turkish weaving, and Persian silks. Cynthia’s special interest in Art Deco and Arts & Crafts design expanded the scope of her collection.