Dallas Design Gossip

James Magni's Rooms
Cory Pope has picked up Los Angeles-based interior designer James Magni’s s new line of furniture and will be selling it exclusively in Texas. Magni used to live and work in Dallas, until the late 80s.
Jewel Noir Side Table, $7,975 has a top made from hand-cast recycled glass

The Colette table in handcast bronze and glass, is a limited edition of 50, signed by Magni. $14,920

Rest In Peace
Room Service Home, which had been going gangbusters since it went from a bricks and mortar establishment on Lovers Lane a couple of years ago to an online catalog, has filed for Chapter 7, says one of their long time vendors who received a notice in the mail last week. The Florida-based vendor says she is owed thousands of dollars, and hasn't been able to get anyone on the phone for weeks. That's probably because the place is empty. A trip to their site confirms that the company is closed.
Ike Isenhour
Dallas Interior designer Ike Isenhour is taking only "two pieces of art and some choice selections from my shoe collection" with him to New York City when he relocates there this fall. Ike will still office here in Dallas, but he's got so much work in Manhattan that he's been obliged to take an apartment-cum-office there. "I’ve always been a reductionist, but I am taking it to the next level for NYC. Simplicity!" he says.
Ike is currently working on a 1920s era apartment on Park Avenue designed by legendary architects Rosario Candela and James Carpenter, who designed most of the most architecturally significant buildings along Park and Fifth Avenues during the Gatsby era. Here's a book that Ike dropped off for me that features the floor plan of the apartment with its wonderful circular entry.
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David Call
Designer David Call is designing two luxury suites at the Nokia Theater -- one for the theater's owner, and the other, the Entertainer's Suite, which will serve as the press box. They should be ready around November, he says, and will be featured an upcoming issue of D Home.