These Legacy Design Brands Honor Generations of Expectations

This article is part of our Design special section about new interpretations of antique design styles.


Tabloid newspapers and television dramas have sharpened our appetites for horror stories about family businesses, of Machiavellian parents seated on the thrones of their capitalist empires manipulating their power-mad children like chess pawns.

While there has yet to be a legacy design company that could prop up a TV show like “Succession,” many grapple with the transfer of authority to younger generations. Those who inherit the mantle must face a digital, environmentally challenged, globally knitted future, the likes of which their forebears could hardly have envisioned.

In March, Antoine and Olivier Roset were named co-chief executives of Roset SAS, a parent company of the French furniture brand Ligne Roset. Founded in 1860 by an earlier Antoine Roset, Ligne Roset began as a producer of walking sticks and umbrellas. Its current leaders are

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15 Runway-Ready Fashion Collabs We’re Coveting from Milan Design Week

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Milan Design Week’s Top Fashion CollaborationsCourtesy Bottega Veneta

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This year’s Milan Design Week, the international showcase that takes over the Italian fashion capital once a year, saw a huge crossover from fashion labels into home and design space. As interest in the category has soared recently, luxury brands are eager to showcase their expertise in craft. There’s so much heritage to tap into (and so many boldfaced names looking to flex their design chops in unexpected ways), and we say the more, the merrier! Here are a few of our favorite fashionable launches.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren’s Via della Spiga flagship façade was overtaken by a patchwork quilt of Ralph Lauren Home’s signature fabrics, including watercolor-style florals, block prints and classic ticking stripes, in an ode to American style. Guests enjoyed custom

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