Praised for his innovative use of color, texture, and the unexpected, Darren Brown began his decorating career at Jonathan Adler, where he shaped the signature “world traveler” aesthetic of the iconic Parker Palm Springs. He is credited with recreating interiors for landmark midcentury properties by such architectural legends as Stewart Williams, William Cody, and John Lautner, and he recently oversaw an extensive reimagining of Gerald and Betty Ford’s legendary Rancho Mirage estate. His firm’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Town & Country, and Wallpaper.
Hand-painted porcelain tray with a whimsical monkey hanging
from a tall palm tree against a background of calligraphy. Exuberant colorful yellow, green and turquoise border decoration "frames" the central image. Marked John Derian New York Peint a la Main.
Large octagonal lacquered marquetry tray with an intricate
inlaid geometric star design in burnt sienna brown, green, tan and black as well as mother-of-pearl. No maker's mark. Light wear, chips and discoloration.