Celebrating the Mixing and Melding of Cultural Traditions and International Styles
Partnering with the San Francisco-based home décor, furniture and lighting company, Selamat Designs, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Licensing Program is proud to announce the launch of the Crossroads Collection.
The husband-and-wife team that leads Selamat Designs is dedicated to creating beautiful home décor products rooted in historical design traditions and made using sustainable, eco-friendly practices. That each of them grew up close to nature is reflected in their choice of natural materials and the general relaxed aesthetic of the company’s products.
These principles informed the design of the Crossroads Collection, which draws on the artistic traditions of the world’s cultures and is translated for the modern consumer.
The collection’s eclectic and layered look reflects how people live today, bringing together pieces of diverse origins and character to create a welcoming and relaxed home.
Taking design inspiration from objects, furniture and textiles in the collections of the Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Crossroads Collection will launch with a four-piece bedroom set, a desk, armoire, and several lamps and pieces of framed art. More products will be added to the collection over time.
“We are thrilled about our partnership with Selamat and look forward to seeing the museum-inspired objects interpreted into new materials,” says Pamela Kelly, the Foundation’s vice president of licensing and brand management.
Selamat Creative Director Shannon Davis lauded the opportunity to learn about the “distinctive communities of the Pueblo, Navajo (Diné) and Apache cultures of the Southwest” through the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture collections. In working with the Museum of International Folk Art collections, she added, “Our team simply marveled at the diversity and artistry of the world’s folk artists and cultures.”
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the Crossroads Collection will return to both museums to fund exhibitions, education and acquisitions. The collection is expected to be available for purchase beginning in Santa Fe fall 2021.
Image courtesy of Selma’s Designs: Home décor goods from the Crossroads Collection.
This story is from the Fall Member E-News 2021.