with Jonathan Adler at his new Dallas boutique!
“I actually asked my parents if I should open a store,” he said, “They told me it was a terrible idea so I went ahead and signed the lease.”
I had the amazing opportunity this morning to meet Jonathan Adler at his new Dallas boutique on McKinney Avenue and his husband, Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York! Jonathan’s interest in interiors first began with pottery. In fact, above all else, he considers himself a potter.
He said if he had to eliminate every category from his collection but one- he’d choose to leave the pottery. Jonathan describes his line to be full of style, craft, and joy. His new Dallas boutique is the 18th store to open and the 19th will be in Austin, Texas.
“I’ve always been drawn to the eclectic spirit,” he told me, “Craft base with earthy, twinkling glamour.” And, how did his stores come to be? “I actually asked my parents if I should open a store,” he said, “They told me it was a terrible idea so I went ahead and signed the lease.”
Jonathan is excited to open his new store in Dallas because he has many friends in the city. “I love visiting with friends here. Dallas has incredible art and museums like the Nasher Sculpture Center. And, I really love Mexican food and Dallas does it right,” he said, “Also, I’d never pass up a nice lunch at the T Room at Forty-Five-Ten.”
So, what’s a typical day like in the life of Jonathan Adler? “It’s really much more fun than work should be,” he said, “I go to the office, the studio – make a few pots, design some furniture, then go to meetings. The DNA of my work is pottery – it all starts in the studio.”
Shop Jonathan Adler here and learn more about the new store here.
Jonathan Adler - Dallas
4525 McKINNEY AVENUE
Mon-Sat 10am – 7pm
Sun Noon – 6pm