New outdoor furniture and textile designs by Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs

Press Release, February 16, 2017

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San Francisco, California -- Michael Taylor Designs is pleased to announce the addition of new designs and finishes to the Riviera Collection of outdoor furniture by award-winning San Francisco interior designer Suzanne Tucker. Suzanne worked side-by-side with the legendary Michael Taylor, whose now iconic “California Look” took the design world by storm. Often referred to as his protégée, Suzanne has interpreted Taylor’s mastery of scale and proportion, as well as his love for the clean lines and perfect pitch of classic 18th century furniture, into a timeless and elegant outdoor furniture collection suitable for a wide variety of design styles. The Riviera Collection by Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs pays homage to the chic yet casual lifestyle of Santa Barbara – her hometown, often referred to as the Riviera of the West.

The Riviera Collection features a unique combination of teak - now available in 15 gorgeous weather-proof finishes – and handwoven easy-care resin wicker, dyed to mimic the random colorations of real wicker, available in Natural and the brand new Seagrass color. The seating pieces have an aluminum substrate frame, powder coated to offer protection and to withstand various weather conditions. Collection additions include the new Riviera cast-stone dining base with round or rectangular top, a design that truly pays homeage to Michael Taylor’s signature use of stone and wood. Also new is the Riviera sectional, an assortment of seating pieces allowing for varied configurations as well as the Riviera dining arm chair, dining side chair, barstool and loveseat.

In addition, new colorways were added to the California Collection of outdoor textiles by Suzanne Tucker for Michael Taylor Designs. This timeless and elegant collection embodies a chic and casual design aesthetic with a broad range of easy-care outdoor solids, stripes, textures and patterns. All outdoor designs will be available at Michael Taylor Designs representatives across the country.

Michael Taylor Designs, Inc. was launched in 1985 to market the high-end residential furniture Taylor had designed or collected. In 2009, Michael Taylor Designs was purchased by LCP Investments, Inc., a new company formed by Mr. Lee Pierce. Lee has succeeded in identifying and further establishing the work upon which Taylor’s claim of importance and legacy are founded. According to Lee, “I am excited about the possibilities for growing the Michael Taylor Designs brand with new products and programs. I have a strong respect for the quality and expectations that the brand represents. The company will continue to serve the interior design trade with creativity and responsiveness.”

Suzanne Tucker is recognized today as one of the country’s leading interior designers, known for her timeless style, elegant interiors and her passion for architecture and the decorative arts. Her award-winning projects are frequently published in magazines worldwide and Architectural Digest has honored her repeatedly on the AD100 list of top designers. Suzanne and her husband/partner Timothy F. Marks, founded Tucker & Marks in 1986 building it into the distinguished firm it is today. Suzanne Tucker Home was launched in 2010 with her textile, tabletop and home furnishings line. Suzanne’s first monograph, Rooms to Remember, The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker (The Monacelli Press, 2009) was followed by the publication of Suzanne Tucker Interiors – The Romance of Design (The Monacelli Press, 2013).

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