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CONTENTS Volume 13 Issue 3


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12 STYLERADAR By Katie Doyle


FRESHPICKS The most current products in 200 Lex showrooms.


STYLESPOTLIGHT Featured highlights of craft and design.


DEFININGPIECES Items that sum up what a showroom is all about.


NEWSHOWROOMS 2016 Fresh faces and new designs.


SHOWROOMPORTRAITS Profiles of some of 200 Lex's most familiar names.


EVENTSAT200LEX A look at a few recent celebrations.


SHOWROOMDIRECTORY A complete list of who's where in 200 Lex.


BACKSTORY By Jim Lochner Furniture markets have expanded from regional exhibitions to global centers of trade.

We ask some of the design world’s star creatives: “What is it that you can absolutely not design without?”

14 CULTURECALENDAR By Catherine McHugh A brief overview of the most important annual events on the design calendar.

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The Year Book By Katie Doyle Snapshots of ARRAY alumni.


Jamie Drake: New York State of Mind By Cathy Whitlock A quintessential Manhattan designer’s past, present, and future.


The Design Influencers By Cathy Whitlock Six movers and shakers who shape the industry.

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16 BOOKS By Cathy Whitlock A look at the iconic designers and styles in print from the past decade, with a cookbook thrown in for good measure. ew tomes from Alexa Hampton and 18 TROVE By Ted Lambert Revolution, Evolution. The impact of groundbreaking designs is still felt today.

40 EATS’N’SLEEPS By Katie Doyle New York is lucky to keep its age-old gems while still welcoming a bloom of buzzy hotspots. Here are four classics to savor and four cool, new scenes to celebrate.

42 GALLERY In honor of the New York Design Center’s 90th anniversary, showrooms highlight different styles of furniture from the past 90 years. l






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Editorial Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Sheau Ling Soo Creative Director Ted Lambert Executive Editor Katie Doyle Managing Editor Cathy Whitlock Features Editor Jim Lochner Copy Editor Andrew French Photographer Adam Cohen IT Manager

Contributors Katie Doyle Jim Lochner Catherine McHugh Cathy Whitlock

New York Design Center James P. Druckman President & CEO Daniel M. Farr Director of Operations Alix M. Lerman Director of Marketing & Communications Leah Blank Senior Marketing Manager/Director of Special Events Claire Evans Design Services Manager/Public Relations Manager Brenna Stevens Marketing & Digital Content Manager on the cover Louis Lozowick, New York Furniture Exchange (1953). Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery. 10

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letter from the editor Dear Readers, This special issue of ARRAY celebrates the 90th anniversary of 200 Lex, and it’s a great opportunity to recall its stylish past and think about those whose shoulders we all stand on. In New York, a city that always has the latest this and that to offer, history is still very important. Everywhere you look, there are remnants of what’s come before—street names, historic sites, important buildings, and countless pieces of art. I discovered a perfect quote about history from an unlikely source—novelist Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park and other bestsellers). He said, “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ” Crichton’s words perfectly express my feelings about design too. In order to realize where we’re at, we must recognize the trail we’re on and who blazed it. Jamie Drake has been a trailblazer for nearly four decades. Known for his love of bold hues, Drake’s colorful past includes one-name celebrity clients, numerous awards, and even a renovation of Gracie Mansion for Mayor Bloomberg. Our interview and Q & A with Drake reveals some of the designer’s recollections of the past but also his plans for the future (Jamie Drake New York State of Mind, p. 26). ARRAY’s own Cathy Whitlock profiles an eclectic group of folks from different disciplines, those who’ve had an enormous impact on the design world—and helped shape our view of it. Get to know six very special individuals (The Design Influencers, p. 33). And what yearbook would be complete without pages that call out the unique qualities of the people who make up our community? We provide a snapshot of various designers along with some details about what makes them so memorable. (The Year Book, p. 20). We hope these pages give you a fresh perspective on the past and a new outlook for the future. Let’s design it!

Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief

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By Katie Doyle

We asked some of the design world’s star creatives: “What is it that you can absolutely not design without?”

uperb creative work sparks wonder in the eyes of the beholder, not to mention a natural curiosity—how, exactly, did that work come to be? That’s a great question. For some creatives, their “secret sauce” is found in the everyday; for others, it’s found in other worlds. We asked the illustrious Mario Buatta, the celebrated decorator and author Bunny Williams, the visionary curator Donald Albrecht, and the dynamic design duo Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson what it is that they simply cannot design without. Here’s what they said...

Donald Albrecht

Bunny Williams

“I can’t design without a roll of tracing paper, a scale ruler, and flair pens. I have superb people in my office who can translate my scribbles into a floor plan, an elevation, or into a CAD drawing of a new piece I have designed.”


“I am particularly keen to produce exhibitions and books focusing on midcentury New York. To pull these projects off, there are two ‘can’t live withouts.’ For information on the real New York, the ultimate treasure troves are the books New York 1930 and New York 1960. They are filled not only with images of the era’s great buildings, but also its interiors— many long lost—that really capture all the design glory of the metropolis at midcentury. In tandem with the real New York, there is, of course, the equally vibrant mythic one depicted by Hollywood movies. Here we can find the city that’s firmly planted in our popular imagination. For this view, Turner Classic Movies and the Video Room, perhaps the last shrine to rent old movies in the city, are the go-to places.”

Caleb Anderson

Jamie Drake

Mario Buatta (right)

“As an Aquarius, Jamie is visionary and extremely innovative. He approaches everything from both an artistic and intelligent place.” (left)

“We can’t live without checking our daily horoscope. How else would we know the best way to design on any particular day? Caleb is a Libra; creative and intuitive with his design process.”

“The one thing I cannot design without is color. The amount that I learned from painters—especially Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, and Kenneth Noland—and how they use color, shading, and shadows has greatly influenced my work. I grew up in an all-white house and hated it. I spent most of my time at my Aunt Mary’s house instead. She was a colorful lady. She had the most beautiful gardens and every room in her house was a different color, whereas in my house, everything was white. “When I was at Parson’s in Europe, one of my teachers said, ‘If you don’t understand how these painters use color, you’ll never be a good decorator.’ So I went to museums to study painters, and ever since, color has been my sharpest weapon.”





CultureCalendar MARCH

NYSID Spring Gala The annual New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) Gala brings together a vibrant audience of distinguished designers, creators of interior design products, connoisseurs of design and the fine and decorative arts, artists, writers, as well as advocates of design education. The proceeds go to support NYSID scholarships. DIFFA Dining by Design For the past 19 years, DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, has been raising awareness and granting funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs, and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. Dining By Design celebrates the design community’s generosity and creativity, and mobilizes the resources of the design industry to raise awareness and funds for a noble cause.


Kips Bay President’s Dinner Every April, elite members of the design industry, philanthropists, fashion designers, and socialites gather to enjoy the Kips Bay President’s Dinner. The annual black-tie event includes cocktails and a seated dinner where attendees raise funds that will be donated to critical after-school programs aimed at helping the children supported by the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx. The event is also a prelude to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which is the Club’s largest fundraising event of the year. High Point Spring Market The High Point Spring Market, a biannual furniture trade show held in High Point, NC, is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world. It draws nearly 2,000 exhibitors across 180 buildings with thousands of attendees hailing from more than 100 countries. The High Point Market Authority coordinates the exposition, whose showrooms now dominate what had been the historic downtown. 14

Housing Works Design on a Dime This three-day benefit and sale in New York City features the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for up to 75% off retail pricing. The VIP Opening Night Reception brings together hundreds of designers and friends of Housing Works. A-list design enthusiasts mingle with top designers as Housing Works’ closest friends and supporters honor outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fight to end HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Housing Works Groundbreaker Dinner Leading up to the annual Design on a Dime event, this night celebrates members of the design community who make incredible contributions to the fight against AIDS and homelessness.


LCDQ LEGENDS For more than half a century, the La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ) in Los Angeles has drawn sophisticated shoppers looking for top quality design for the home. During the three-day Legends event, thousands of VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, décor, art, fashion, and architecture gather to draw inspiration from more than 65 storefronts that transform their windows into ephemeral art exhibits. The Legends event also features receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, and book signings. NYCxDesign NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design that spans all of its disciplines. The event creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices, and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. Design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment are explored in exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches, and open studios.

Frieze Dubbed “New York’s Most Important Art Fair,” Frieze New York on Randall’s Island features ambitious showings by more than 200 international galleries. A destination on the global art circuit, it shines light on some unfamiliar galleries and draws a large number of institutional attendees from leading art museums from around the world. Collective Design Fair New York City’s Collective Design is dedicated to exploring the significance of design across creative disciplines and everyday life. The Collective Design Fair is a commercial and educational platform featuring thoughtfully selected works from an international roster of established and emerging galleries. The fair has leveraged the city’s energy to become a vital part of New York’s cultural calendar, cultivating a spirit of discovery that appeals to both avid patrons and newcomers. ICFF and the MoMA Party The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) hosts the kick-off party for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which has taken place annually for 28 years. As North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the show lures those looking for design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features at New York City’s Jacob Javitz Center. KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE In 1973, several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after-school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a

luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. ACETECH Alpha Awards The ACETECH Alpha Awards is a high profile awards night and corporate networking event that brings together the leaders of the construction, architecture, and design industries to celebrate excellence in their field. Earlier known as the ACETECH Felicitation and Gala Networking Night, the event was reconceptualized in 2008 to be an elite black-tie affair that felicitates pioneers and trailblazers in the industry and offers networking opportunity among industry innovators and entrepreneurs.


RISD Graduate ExhibitionS Every year, the theses of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) graduate students are put on display in its Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The customconstructed exhibition includes work by graduate students in Architecture, Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, and Teaching + Learning in Art + Design. Also in June, 200 Lex hosts the RISD Textiles New Talent Exhibition. NeoCon Over the past 49 years, NeoCon (held at The Mart in Chicago) is the largest commercial interiors show in North America. The event has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry. Though the show draws 50,000 design professionals and 500 leading companies, it has remained focused on being at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends. AD Loves At this invitation-only gathering, editors from Architectural Digest join the New York Design Center for this annual event that highlights the magazine’s favorite finds from 200 Lex.

By Catherine McHugh

A brief overview of the most important annual events on the design calendar.


firstLOOKTM Organized by the New York Design Center in partnership with Interior Design magazine, FirstLook has become a preview of the new furniture solutions introduced in the East Coast North American market. More than 1,500 principals, architects, and designers from New York City’s established and emerging firms come to explore the new product showcase every year.


What’s New, What’s Next The New York Design Center presents this event that has become a benchmark for introducing new products and celebrating the very best in design. The design community and consumers are invited to the introduction of thousands of new products as well as attend designer conversations, book signings, presentations, and panels with the industry’s top editors and manufacturers celebrating what’s “new” and “next” in design. Attendees have the opportunity to network with the best in design, learn about the latest trends, and view thousands of new products all under one roof.


Royal Oak Foundation Timeless Design and Heritage Awards The Timeless Design Award & Gala Benefit is Royal Oak’s signature annual fundraiser in New York. Proceeds support the Royal Oak Foundation’s Scholarship Fund and also strengthen the foundation’s role as the US partner of the National Trust of England, Wales & Northern Ireland. The Timeless Design Award was conceived in 1996 to recognize outstanding individual achievement in American/British interior design, and to celebrate American and British design icons whose work is inspired by or developed from the collections of the National Trust. The Heritage Award is given each year to recognize institutions or individuals in the UK or the US that have substantially advanced the understanding and appreciation of our shared cultural heritage.

Masquerade Ball with Alpha Workshops For the past decade, The Masquerade Ball, often touted as the most fun event on the design community calendar, has encouraged more than 300 interior designers, architects, manufacturers, members of the shelter press, and others to dress in creative costumes and dance the night away. All proceeds from the ball benefit The Alpha Workshops Studio School, the only school in the nation that trains people living with HIV/AIDS as decorative artists. Students learn marketable techniques (faux finishes, wall treatments, casting, gilding) and work readiness skills in a program licensed by the New York State Department of Education.

TEFAF Art Fairs

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) is launching two art fairs. TEFAF New York, a joint venture between TEFAF and Artvest Partners, will hold two shows— TEFAF New York Fall (October 21-26, 2016) and TEFAF New York Spring (May 4-9, 2017)—both held at the Park Avenue Armory. The Fall edition will feature 93 leading dealers of fine art, design, furniture, and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century. The opening night reception on October 21 will benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the acclaimed cultural programs of the Park Avenue Armory. High Point Fall Market The counterpoint to the spring event, the High Point Fall Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year to check out the tens of thousands of new product introductions. If you can’t find it in High Point, then it probably doesn’t exist.


Salon Art + Design The Salon Art + Design annual art fair held in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory exhibits artwork from around the world, with a unique emphasis on European talent. Many artists debut new pieces at the fair,

making it a must-see for seasoned revelers on the New York art scene and an unparalleled introduction into high modern art for budding art enthusiasts. IFDA Rising Stars The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) was founded in New York City in 1947 with a mission to inspire and recognize leadership in the industry. Its annual event identifies and honors rising stars who personify the standard of excellence throughout the furnishings and design industry. Now with 14 chapters worldwide, IFDA provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. As a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization, it also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities, and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking, and service to the community.


Interior Design Hall of Fame Awards Known as the Academy Awards of the interior design industry, this black-tie event was established in 1985 by Interior Design magazine to recognize the individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and prominence of the design industry. A venerable “Who’s Who” of the top style makers honor the new inductees, who are selected from a nomination body of previous Hall of Fame members.

Decorators Club Holiday Party Founded in 1914, The Decorators Club is America’s oldest women’s organization dedicated to the interior design profession. Every year, more than 200 Decorators Club members, colleagues, and industry friends gather at the Colony Club in New York City for the annual holiday celebration and benefit for the DC Education Fund. The DC Education Fund Inc. was established in 1960 and through this holiday celebration and lecture series has raised funds to support an annual portfolio competition for six New York colleges that offer BFA programs in interior design. Kips Bay Holiday Live The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club showcases the design industry’s best at its annual Holiday Live event that is hosted by the Hearst Design Group (Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda) along with the New York Design Center. The evening unites the talents of New York City’s most outstanding designers with an honorable cause. New York City’s most distinguished and creative designers are featured in a one-ofa-kind silent auction of designer wreaths during this very special event. Each of these unique items showcase the special talent of the individual designer and, collectively, they transform the room into a pre-holiday wonderland. The night also includes a performance by Kips Bay members. The wreaths are available for sale this one night only, with all proceeds benefiting Kips Bay’s education and after-school programs.

Interior Design BOY Awards Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards celebrates the industry’s very best projects and products across an ever-growing spectrum of categories. The event, held at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in New York, gathers nearly 1,000 designers, architects, and manufacturers to award honorees across 43 project categories, 61 product categories, and 11 materials.





Books Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration

Mark Hampton: An American Decorator

Barbara Barry: Around Beauty

In the Pink: Dorothy Draper— America’s Most Fabulous Decorator

Mario Buatta and Emily Evans Eerdmans Rizzoli october 2013 432 pages, $75

Duane Hampton Rizzoli April 2010 256 pages, $60

Barbara Barry Rizzoli october 2012 320 pages, $65

Carleton Varney shannongrove press, inc. July 2012 216 pages, $95

Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration is not only a compilation of one of the industry’s most prolific designers, it’s also a celebration. Known as the Prince of Chintz, the 432-page tome follows Buatta’s work from his early days in the 1950s at the legendary department store B. Altman & Co. to his most recent projects. A championing of English Country House style, the internationally acclaimed designer decorated city and country residences for the likes of Mariah Cary, Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, Billy Joel, and Blair House. Far from understated, the book is filled with rooms depicting classic Buatta hallmarks— Staffordshire dogs, swag and jabot window treatments, brightly lacquered walls, and lush chintz-onchintz patterned upholstery. Paige Rense, the former Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest and a close friend of Buatta, pens the book’s foreword. For designers, decorators, and Buatta enthusiasts, the book is a walk down memory lane.

The late interior decorator whose celebrated work was heralded by The New York Times as a style of “relaxed traditionalism embraced by America’s stylish elite” is lovingly depicted by his wife Duane in Mark Hampton: An American Decorator. The designer’s reinterpretation of modernism and English Country looks caught the eye of a “Who’s Who” of clients ranging from Henry Kissinger and Brooke Astor to Estée Lauder and Jacqueline Onassis. Training with some of the greatest interior designers of our time—Sister Parish, David Hicks, and McMillen Inc.—the Indiana-born designer also applied his talents to the National Gallery of Art, the White House, Camp David, and the American Academy in Rome. In addition to over 100 photographs from his varied commissions, the book also features materials from Hampton’s original full-color renderings, watercolors, sketches, and notebooks. The book is both a loving tribute and a fascinating history lesson in décor.

Award-winning interior designer Barbara Barry has been a major force in the industry for over 30 years. Known for her refined furnishings and soothing color palette, the Los Angeles-based designer has designed interiors all over the world and her collections with Baker, McGuire Furniture, Kravet, and Baccarat Crystal have garnered a huge following. Barry’s first book showcases her trademark feminine interiors filled with soothing colors inspired by nature and a refined use of tailoring, coloring, and classic furnishings. A classic Barry interior features a soft pale wall as a blank slate for inspiration and, as always, glamour and sophistication is balanced with simplicity and comfort. Around Beauty features the basic principles and application of good design, as Barry shares her tricks of the trade. Well known for her meditations on the power of beauty through design and transformation, her creed is simple—a gracious, well-ordered life filled with beauty and “sensual elegance” is harmonious and the only one worth living.

Long before Martha Stewart, there was Dorothy Draper. Decorator (residential and contract), howto design book author, Good Housekeeping magazine columnist, product, automotive, and packaging designer, and acute businesswoman, she started her business in the late 1930s. Credited for the “baroque fantasy” and “Modern Baroque” styles, her use of vibrant colors, bold patterns, and large prints both shocked and dazzled the design world. Notes author and Draper protégé Carleton Varney, “Draper was to decorating what Chanel was to fashion. She brought color into a world which was sad and dreary.” In the Pink is a beautiful tribute to this iconic designer who is best known for her renovation of The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. “The Draper Touch” was also found at the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels in San Francisco, Chicago’s Drake Hotel, and New York’s Carlyle. She was truly a woman ahead of her time.


By Cathy Whitlock

A look at the iconic designers and styles in print from the past decade, with a cookbook thrown in for good measure.

Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator

Parish Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm

Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary

Stir, Sizzle, Bake: Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Adam Lewis Rizzoli october 2010 256 pages, $60

Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams stewart, Tabori and Chang october 2015 288 pages, $60

Elizabeth Meredith Dowling Rizzoli october 2013 516 pages, $95

Charlotte Druckman Clarkson potter september 2016 224 pages, $25

Coined the “Dean of American Decorating,” interior decorator Billy Baldwin is considered one of the most legendary—and most important—decorators of the 20th century. He began his prolific career with the New York firm of Ruby Ross Wood, eventually going off on his own in 1952 upon her death. His work for luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Diana Vreeland, Cole Porter, William Paley, and the Kennedy White House is said to have influenced designers like Bunny Williams and Jeffrey Bilhuber. Chocolate-colored walls, built-in bookcases, Parsons tables, and chintz slipcovers were just a few of “Billy B’s” signatures. The Great American Decorator is a compendium of his most important contributions (he is credited with the invention of the slipper chair) along with never-before-published transcripts of his lectures at the Cooper-Hewitt in 1974.

Think Parish-Hadley and the term legendary comes to mind as the venerable interior design firm set the gold standard for over 60-plus years. From the days of designing the Kennedy White House and the homes of the Astors, Gettys, and Rockefellers to today’s more classic pared-down interiors, the late founders Sister Parish’s cabbage rose and Aubusson style mixed with Albert Hadley’s more modern approach made for a winning combination. As designer and author Bunny Williams notes, “Parish-Hadley was the rarity of a combination of two people who were very different in their direction but both passionate about beautiful houses.” Williams, Brian McCarthy, and 30 alumni designers—David Kleinberg, Mariette Himes Gomez, Gary Hager, David Easton, and Kevin McNamara, to name a few—pay homage to the firm’s illustrious history in the new book Parish Hadley Tree of Life, detailing how the firm influenced their styles, tastes and practice in both the past and present.

Classical Interiors is, simply put, a must for any architectural and design library. Author Elizabeth M. Dowling, Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, shines a fresh spotlight on classical from the 17th century to the present, covering the designs, history, and variety of classical forms through illustrated essays by noted historians David Watkin, Carol A. Hrvol Flores, and architect Richard Sammons. The work of noted designers and architects Gil Schafer, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Robert A. M. Stern, Allan Greenberg, and Fairfax & Sammons feature some of the best of classical design from ancient times to the present and how it shapes the architecture of today.

Now and then we like to feature a really great cookbook and Stir, Sizzle, Bake certainly caught our attention. Focusing on the “humble workhorse” of the kitchen—the cast iron skillet—journalist and food writer Charlotte Druckman (Skirt Steak and Cooking Without Borders) presents varied recipes for truly the only pan a cook will ever need. The cast iron skillet’s versatility is perfect for scones, cakes, and breads. Take a tip and heat the skillet, add butter to sizzle, and you too can make brown cheesy arepas or achieve the perfect crunchy crust on a kimchi-topped hoecake. The skillet also does double duty after a quick preheat in the oven, and you are ready to bake no-knead pizza, cornflake-milk layer cake, and gooey sticky buns. Druckman’s book also features valuable tips on collecting vintage pieces. I grew up in a southern house where the cast iron skillet was a staple for making cornbread and the cooks in my family heartily agree—this pan is essential to any cupboard.






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Revolution, Evolution. The impact of groundbreaking designs is still felt today.

03 Handmade Industrial

01 02 Burping in Public

A Bigger Angle

Yes, there really was a Mr. Tupper. In 1946, Earl Tupper introduced his first line of plastic containers with the now famous “burping lid” that created an airtight seal. Tupperware didn’t take off right away. The new product sold poorly in stores because it needed someone to demonstrate the benefits. The brand became a household name in the 1950s thanks to an innovative marketing strategy employed by one of the first female executives to rise to the top of her profession, with a name you can’t forget—Brownie Wise. Ms. Wise used housewives as the independent reps and sales force of the company. Tupperware parties became part of our culture as well as the modern lexicon. While plastic containers are ubiquitous today, this six-piece nesting set with rainbow lids, available at the MoMA gift shop, look good even while sitting in a cabinet. $35 ($31.50 for members) at moma.org, and the original at Tupperware.com

We know of only one lamp that has been immortalized on a postage stamp. George Carwardine’s Original Model 1227 Anglepoise Lamp was so honored in 2009 by the Royal Mail, part of a series honoring classic British design that includes the Concorde, the Routemaster double-decker bus, and the Mini. Patented in 1933, Carwardine’s ingenious multi-spring task lamp became an instant hit and is still a huge seller. An enormous change was introduced in 2005 when Anglepoise was approached by the Roald Dahl Museum to create a giant version of the lamp that had sat on his writing desk for decades. The 1227 Giant, extending up to nine feet, was so popular it was put into volume production. There’s even an outdoor version. This friendly gargantuan makes everyone smile. Original 1227 Lamp $275, Giant 1227 Lamp $3,750. us.anglepoise.com



Calling herself “a maker of useful things,” Eva Zeisel, one of the most revered designers of the 20th century, lived a very useful life. The Hungarianborn designer (and ARRAY covergirl at age 100) influenced generations of ceramicists with her sensuously simple, biomorphic forms. Zeisel’s pieces and their wide success proved that mass-produced pieces didn’t have to compromise their artistry in order to sell. Jonathan Adler spent his teens in his parents’ basement throwing pots. No doubt influenced by such forbears as Zeisel and Russel Wright, Adler’s work came to market at just the right moment, as appreciation for designer ceramics began to grow after a long fallow period. Adler’s sharp eye and sharp wit have made him a 21st century design superstar. One-O-One Double Vase $36 at evazeiseloriginals.com, Fiji Vase $68 at jonathanadler.com

E + F = Gee! When Enzo Ferrari first saw the 1961 Jaguar E-type, he declared it “the most beautiful car ever made.” Costing under $3,000, the first E-type had more than just good looks, it was a race-winning performance car. It’s fair to say that Jaguar never quite equaled it—until now. The 2017 Jaguar F-type SVR AWD is a worthy successor to the E, with that rare combination of beauty and power. This 575-horsepower, all-wheel-drive coupe goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph. But the price tag has gone up a bit since 1961. The base MSRP for the new model is $128,000. jaguarusa.com

06 Screen Time In the 1950s, televisions typically lived inside of bulky wood cabinets. Sometimes they’d be part of a long credenza of entertainment that hid components including TV, phonograph, and speakers behind doors and under hinged tops. The Predicta television from Philco changed all that. Produced between 1958 and 1960, various models exposed the screen in all its naked glory and featured an adjustable swivel-and-tilt base. It’s amazing how much it looks like an older desktop computer. The current iMac from Apple is the natural successor to the Predicta’s design aesthetic. iMac 21.5-inch model from $1099. apple.com

Blu Homes

05 Major Dome-O An equilateral triangle is the basic shape with the greatest inherent strength because weight and stress are equally distributed along sides of the same length. American philosopher, inventor, and designer R. Buckminster Fuller took that idea to new heights when he created the Geodesic Dome in the 1940s. British starchitect Sir Norman Foster created his own innovative dome atop the Reichstag in Berlin and fully embraced the triangle, in monumental style, as in The Gherkin in London and the Hearst Tower in New York. Learn more about the titan of the tetrahedron at the Buckminster Fuller Institute. bfi.org


08 No Time Like The Present

07 Lock, Stock, and Beach House


Ever buy a house at Macy’s? In 1963 that’s exactly what you could do. Take the elevator to the 9th floor at Herald Square and order your own prefabricated Leisurama house complete with furniture, kitchen appliances, sheets, towels, and tableware for eight. The 950-square foot homes were built atop concrete slabs in Montauk, Long Island, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and were affordable at $17,000, payable at $80 per month. The design came from no less than Andrew Geller and the firm of Raymond Loewy. The project was profiled in the 2005 documentary film, Leisurama, which aired on PBS. Today, prefab and smaller homes are popular again. If your taste runs to modern, take a look at Blu Homes. They have designs starting at 838 square feet. bluhomes.com

Remember the clock/radio on the night table beside Bill Murray in Groundhog Day—the one that blares “I Got You Babe” every morning? It’s a classic ’70s flip clock. That design was first patented back in 1903 by Eugene Fitch and produced in New York as fine brass tabletop clocks using white “ticket” cards. An even earlier 1885 design from Germany used rotating disks. Newer versions like this hefty Brick Clock by Leff Amsterdam are produced in hand-welded stainless steel and available in black, brushed stainless, and brushed copper (shown). $399 at leffamsterdam.com





By Katie Doyle


Phillip Thomas Most Likely To Find A Needle in a Haystack

snapshots of Array alumni

The history of the magazine holds an “array” of individuals who have been featured in our pages. Our alumni are all across the board when it comes to personality, personal style, and, of course, their design aesthetic. To capture the cornucopia of designers we've written about, in classic year book tradition we asked them to provide a superlative that they felt best described themselves... 20

“I love going on adventures and finding new objects or techniques that I can incorporate in my projects. I often discover the most beautiful things and get inspired in the most unexpected places.”

Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson

Best Friends “We combined our design firms last year. Best friends make the best business partners.”

Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz Most Likely To Be Wearing Art (Not Junk) “I prefer to wear unique clothing without thinking on the cost. They can be from a thrift shop, Patricia Field Art/ Fashion, or couture. That’s exactly how I feel about my interiors.”

Tucker Robbins Most Tribal “Enter through a gate into an exotic paradise of pure form—both ancient and contemporary, modern and primitive.”

Amy Lau Andre Kikoski Most Likely To Pursue Continuing Education “You can always catch me doing a studio visit at a far away furniture designer’s atelier or studio. It’s my favorite way to get up close to the design process, methodology, and influences, and to learn about the great minds behind the pieces that become our heirlooms of tomorrow.”

Alecia Wesner

Biggest Jet Setter “For me travel is a necessity. A summer spent abroad always contributes to new ideas back home. It’s fascinating to see how other cities are expanding, innovating, and integrating with histories far older than our own.”

Most Modern “Great modern design only looks simple.”






Adrienne Neff Mariette and Brooke Gomez Most Likely To Fly Most Likely To Have Dual Citizenship In The United Kingdom

“Interior design is an adventure! Prepare to be transported!”

“When a woman is tired of London, she is tired of life.”

Brad Ford Most Likely To Stay Home On A Saturday Night “I’m crazy about our weekend house upstate and nothing makes me happier than settling into a quiet evening with cocktails, a delicious dinner, and a date with Netflix!”


Mark Zeff Most Likely To See The World “Travel is one of my biggest influences. I love visiting places where I have not ventured before and getting out of my comfort zone by experiencing how other cultures live and build.”

Michael Tavano

Thomas Pheasant Most Committed “Celebrating 30 amazing years in our industry and my desire to evolve my voice in modern classical design is stronger than ever.”

Most Likely To Set The Table

Jennifer Post

“I’m addicted to creating beautiful settings for entertaining, and I own a ton of china, silver, and crystal. My friends call this ‘Michael’s Great Wall of China.’”

Most Theatrical “My background is in theater design, which has always influenced my work. Walking through the door of someone’s home is like the curtain rising on a stage set.”

Dennis Miller

In Memory Of

Vladimir Kagan

Most Artistic Biggest Flirt

“I’m happiest with an interior that seamlessly combines modern, contemporary, transitional, and Midcentury furniture. If the designs are good, they will work together.”

“Sweetheart, I’ll design it for you and you’ll absolutely love it.”





THE YEAR BOOK Harry Heissmann

Thom Filicia

Most LIkely To Be Kissed During Lunch Hour

Most Likely To Embrace Their Inner-Child

Ghislane Viñas

“I approach the design of every project, product, and interior that I do with the experience, knowledge, and insight that I have gained, utilized, and refined over the years, but with the youthful energy and excitement of my inner (and sometimes outer… not always a shining moment) child!”

Biggest Risk Taker “Boldly going where no designer has gone before.”

Andrew Baseman Best Entertainer “Working as a set decorator on popular films and television series, as well as a residential interior designer for some of the biggest and brightest in the entertainment industry, I do my best to provide unique interiors for fictional and reallife characters.”


“Taking Samson to the office almost every day is just the best—he needs to approve everything.”

Bryan Batt Most Likely To Be Caught Pawing Fabulous Fabrics Or Reclining In A Divine Divan “I love exploring all the great loot at the 200 Lex.”

Carleton Varney Best Use Of Color “As Dorothy Draper would say a long time ago, the words that made her an icon in the world of decorating—‘Show me nothing that looks like gravy!’”

Jun Aizaki Biggest Green Thumb “We are always researching and experimenting with new ways of incorporating nature into our designs. My garden is full of prototypes for various projects!”

Jun Aizaki inquiries@cremedesign. com Biggest Green Thumb “We are always researching and experimenting with new ways of incorporating nature into our designs. My garden is full of prototypes for various projects!”

Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz Most Likely To Go Viral “#instagramobsessed! We love to share work and are constantly inspired by social media.”

Robert Passal Mary McDonald

Most Likely To Be Seen Scouring Furnishing And Accessory Shops While Vacationing Just About Anywhere

Most Likely To Invent A Necklace Out Of Chandelier Parts

“For me the business of interior design is innate behavior and a lifestyle. Designing a home is about giving people a space to live in that represents them, their lifestyle and history. The key is in allowing clients to express themselves through the eyes of their designer.”

“There is an endless thrill to unearthing fashionable uniquities while treasure hunting for projects. Style pervades all areas of the fashionable life.”





By Cathy Whitlock

Jamie Drake


JAMIE DRAKE: New York State of Mind ew York certainly has its share of people who have made their mark. Film has its Streep and De Niro, music its Streisand and Jay-Z, sports its A-Rod and Jeter, and politics, well, let’s just leave that one alone. And design has its Jamie Drake.


Jamie Drake has been a central figure on the interior design scene for nearly 40 years. His penchant and brilliant use of bold color with a mix of centuries-old designs pared with a modern sensibility have attracted a huge legion of fans, design aficionados, and clients (Madonna and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to name a few). Witty, charismatic, and talented, the accolades and mantel-laden awards are as numerous as his charitable contributions with Alpha Workshops and Housing Works, both of which benefit those living with HIV/AIDS and homelessness. In a story often told but never gets old, Drake’s first foray into design was at the age of six or seven when he and his BFF built a fort—“We dug a pit on the top of a hill surrounded by fieldstone rocks. I took old crusty bottles from an old abandoned barn and packing crates as furniture. I was in charge of antiques!” A designer was born.





Facing page: A custom dining table designed by Jamie Drake and Halo chandelier from Roll & Hill take center stage for Drake/Anderson’s project at Manhattan’s One57, the 14th tallest structure in the US.

Drake’s early roots in design also included an internship with one of the biggest contract firms in Connecticut, followed by a student internship at Donghia and degree at Parsons School of Design. Just three days after his graduation, and armed with two Fifth Avenue design projects, he fearlessly set up shop in Manhattan. “I was heavily influenced by the work of John Saladino, Patino/Wolfe, and the late Mel Dwork,” he details. “I idolized these designers and looked at their work very carefully.”

Top left: Drake also designed the custom sectional sofa complemented by Montaigne club chairs from his collection for Theodore Alexander.

Over the past four decades, Drake has created some of the country’s most distinctive and dynamic interiors—and the most colorful. Known for his signature use of strong color (he has often been coined the “color genius”), his work is a welcome sight these days in a sea of monochromatic interiors. Whether he creates intensity by bathing an entire interior in a bold hue or simply strategically placed pops of color, he is a master. “I love rooms awash in color,” he says.

Bottom left: A laser-cut bronze wall provides dramatic focus for the apartment’s master bedroom. The Donghia blue floral hydrangea-patterned Vendome swivel chairs are from his collection for Theodore Alexander. Right: Jamie Drake and partner Caleb Anderson's love for classical and contemporary is evident in this living room vignette.

Drake has seen the styles come and go. “In the ’80s, it was a period of shells, faux marble, swags, and jabots. I had a slightly more minimalist point of view and appreciated minimalist spaces with a successful history,” he muses. “At the turn of this century, we were going back more to a contemporary vein, a more modernist phase. I am seeing an appeal for antique elements and accents used as historical.” He has also seen many changes in the business of the industry, thanks in no small part to the Internet. “Back in the day, there was no fax line and only a landline, now clients have instant access. From a client standpoint though, my client base is much more informed and they can do their own research.”






Clockwise from far top left: The designers created a balance of contemporary and traditional furnishings in the Kips Bay bedroom. A stunning master bedroom for the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House— complete with lavender velvet sofas and crystal chandelier—mark the first collaboration by Drake and Caleb Anderson. The “color genius” displays his penchant for bold hues in a sitting room at the 2002 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. A bold floral pattern adorns the walls of Gracie Mansion’s State Sitting Room. Artist Régis François Gignoux’s 1868 painting Lake George is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. Period-perfect details and furnishings from the Federal Period were used for the renovation of Gracie Mansion in 2003.

Drake’s varied projects have ranged from retail spaces for the 9 West Group in the 1990s to a home in Los Angeles for Madonna and, perhaps the pièce de résistance of his career, longtime client and newly elected Mayor Bloomberg’s home at Gracie Mansion in 2002. A project that involved a designer’s trifecta—“renovation, restoration, and redecoration”—the edict was to turn the ceremonial Federalist style home into the “People’s Mansion” in a record three months. From a personal standpoint, one of Drake’s most popular projects is his own 3,000-squarefoot Manhattan apartment designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf. Known for his ability to successfully marry traditional with modern, his home is a perfect example of a designer’s working laboratory. Perhaps the apartment’s unique selling point is the coveted private attached parking garage where a light fixture designed by Ted Abramcyzk for Ralph Pucci hovers over his BMW 750i. And the one thing he hasn’t done? Surprisingly, it’s a hotel. “I love the work that Roger Thomas has done at the Wynn Hotels. It’s extraordinary and inspired, elegant and beautifully detailed.” So what does the future hold? For starters, Drake formed a partnership with designer Caleb Anderson last December. “It’s a wonderful reinvigoration and great to have another set of eyes that have the same vision. We share responsibility and it lightens the load,” he notes of the newly formed Drake/Anderson. “We have the opportunity to look toward the future with more exciting projects. At the moment we are busy in Florida, Texas, Southern California, London, and a possible project in China.”





Think you know everything there is to know about Jamie Drake? The designer extraordinaire shares with us a few candid comments.


Is there any film or television show set design-wise that has influenced you in your work? I’ve been more influenced by theatrical set design, both from Broadway and opera. The forced perspectives are Piranesi-esque lessons in scale and proportion, while the details, color stories, and lighting bring telling aspects that enhance the story.

What would be your absolute dream job? I have my dream job, and it’s even better now that I’ve partnered with Caleb. I certainly don’t want to be the commander-in-chief…of the USA! This election cycle has struck fear in my heart.

What is your biggest luxury? (We think it might be that private garage). My biggest luxury is getting to travel in style. When staying in exquisite hotels, eating in fabulous restaurants, and exploring other places and cultures, even if for business, I feel invigorated and refreshed.

If the house were on fire, what is the one thing you would grab (beside pets and family)? Nothing! Things are things. They can trigger memories and give me pleasure, but the pleasurable items are replaceable (and I love to shop!) and the memories are forever in my mind.


Fill in the blank. No one would believe I like to __________.

What would we find on your nightstand?

Everything I do, everybody would believe. There aren’t any secret vices. Ok, I brush my teeth and rinse with mouthwash about 10 times a day. So there!! (Minty fresh!)

The Woman Who Says No, a book about my dear friend Françoise Gilot, whose life definitely inspires me with her fortitude and charm. She still paints almost daily at 94, which is definitely inspiring.

What do you do in your downtime? Downtime and work are pretty seamless. I love to go the theater, museums, and travel. Those inform my work. I do enjoy a good nap.

Fashion appears to influence your designs. Who are your favorite designers and why? I love the work of Ralph Rucci. He is an amazing designer, incorporating inventive and unique detail (crocodile scales individually embroidered onto organdy!), with unique seaming and construction. Ralph is beyond charming and a true artist. My list can go on and on: Halston, Galanos, Trigère, Valentino in the past, Valentino in the present, Givenchy by Givenchy and by Tisci, Worth, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent… My credit card is bust so I’ll stop!

And here is another fill in the blank. I still own my first ________. Piece of art I created that my mother framed. It’s a small square Cubist-inspired crayon on corrugated cardboard, ca. 1965. It’s mounted to a bright red burlap background and framed in a small, modern gold leaf frame, and sits on my desk in my bedroom next to a glazed ceramic bust she made in the 1940s.

If you could go back and live in any period of time, what would it be? Oh, that’s a tough one. In the Twenties there was great fun but also great bias, and living in a closet doesn’t hold any appeal. In the 18th century, Versailles certainly was grand and gorgeous and glorious. But can you imagine the climatic discomfort, the smells and sweaty clothes? I’ll stick with right now, and enjoy my HVAC, Google, and indoor plumbing.

And lastly, give us a list of your dream dinner guests, living and/or dead? Chanel, Proust, Cole Porter, Julius Caesar, Catherine the Great, Boucher, and Jim Druckman. I need a buddy with me to confirm that what was said was true!

By Cathy Whitlock



hile designing a memorable interior, crafting an extraordinary chair or creating the next big trend are just a few of the elements that comprise a successful design career. Often it’s the contributions to the industry in and out of the office that make a lasting effect. ARRAY takes a look at six men and women from a myriad of areas who have given back to the community and left their indelible touch on an industry that has given them so much.





The Writer


hile too modest to admit, Wendy Goodman is single-handedly one of the best trend spotters in the business, a visionary who sees great style through a very sharpened and well-honed lens. As her impressive background will attest, she was one of the first to connect the dots that fashion inspires and influences all good design. Working as a style director at Harper’s Bazaar under the legendary fashion editor Liz Tilberis, Goodman enhanced her skills, producing and writing style and interior design features. She also covered the worlds of style and fashion at House & Garden, showcasing fashion designers and artists at home, and covering the couture shows in Milan, Paris, and New York. “I started covering home at House & Garden and discovered that designers brought their aesthetic into home fashion and discovered their wonderful world may apply to the same eye of design.” Her style endeavors also extend to book publishing with her best-selling coffee table tomes on two of the biggest style icons, Tony Duquette and The World of Gloria Vanderbilt (both by Abrams). Who

Wendy Goodman Job Design Editor, New York magazine Magazine editor and book author

Currently Design Editor of New York magazine, the native New Yorker is known for her unique spot-on trend-forecasting piece Design Hunting, a cult favorite for those interested in all things design. Goodman’s eclectic take on her column notes, “Design Hunting is a two-pronged attack. It’s about fun and interesting things to do, spaces of the week that I scout. And it’s literally about just getting out of the office and hunting new designers and spaces, uncovering new talent as well as those well-known designers doing surprising new work. There is also the print magazine, which is an inspiration book of dreams.” Goodman’s more altruistic pursuits include Chair of the Young Collectors Night at the Winter Antiques Show, benefitting New York’s East Side Settlement House. “It’s all about the kids and the future,” she says. During the 2008 economic depression, at a time when the industry faced some dark days, she also started a non-profit with Ed Schlossberg and Debra Burke—“I wanted to energize the design community and help people in the city that needed it most.”


The Architect


iving new term to the word multi-disciplinary, David Rockwell’s namesake firm (started in 1984) has created show-stopping, award-winning, and highly innovative interiors for residential, restaurants, hotels, and healthcare spaces, as well as museum exhibits and set design. Inspired by theater and public spaces (and no doubt his mother, a vaudeville dancer and choreographer), the architect and interior designer’s set designs on Broadway earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for the musical She Loves Me, while his design work earned him induction into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage and Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. And that list barely scratches the surface.


David Rockwell Job Rockwell Group Founder and President

Rockwell created the W Hotel in New York, noting, “Since it was the flagship property, we really wanted to create something innovative that would reshape and redefine the industry.” The company also wove their magic on the first Nobu restaurant in Tribeca. “We were able to redefine the concept of luxury dining, which up until then was signified by white tablecloths. We designed a space inspired by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s innovative cooking and the culture of the Japanese countryside where he grew up. By removing the traditional, more formal notions of fine dining and creative environments driven by narrative craftsmanship and materiality, I think we opened up perceptions of how luxury could be.” Rockwell has given his time to many industry-related charities close to his heart. He has worked with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) since 1984 after losing his brother to the disease. “I was devastated by his passing and DIFFA game me an outlet to channel my energy to make a difference.” He also serves as Chair Emeritus of the organization and is on the boards of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Citymeals-on-Wheels, and the New York Restoration Project.





The Interior Designer


t the helm of Mark Hampton LLC since his death in 1998, Alexa Hampton bears the torch of her father’s legacy—admittedly no small feat. “The good will people had for my father and the esteem they held for him is wonderful,” she says. “It’s an incredible legacy and carrying the flag for my father is part of the fact I am still in business. He was such a great pioneer and had one of the first designer lines of furniture at Hickory Chair. He is peerless.” Since then, Hampton has become one of the country’s top designers and a superstar in her own right. Following in her father’s footsteps, she has a line of furniture at Hickory Chair, a carpet collection at Stark, fabrics and trim at Kravet, lighting at Visual Comfort and Circa Lighting, and a mantle and upcoming paint line, as well as found the time to pen two best-selling books (The Language of Design and Decorating in Detail). She was most recently named Style Guru for the innovative design site ATGStores.com. Who

Alexa Hampton Job Owner/Featured Designer, Mark Hampton LLC and Alexa Hampton Inc. Interior designer, author, lecturer, product designer


When the indefatigable mother of two is not transforming rooms into a thing of beauty, Hampton’s charitable endeavors include work with the New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York School of Interior Design, American Academy in Rome, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and she serves on the Decorator’s Committee of Kips Bay. “To me, it all makes sense as I have a lifelong love of art, architecture, and interior design.”

The Interior Designer


Brad Ford Job Principal, Brad Ford ID Inc. Interior designer, design spokesperson


s a child growing up in rural Arkansas, Brad Ford loved to go to local craft fairs, finding them to be a primary source of design. Tapping into his childhood memories years later, the Manhattan-based interior designer expanded the concept, developing a fair known as Field + Supply in upstate New York. “The whole concept is a modern makers craft fair,” Ford says, “using traditional techniques to create more forms.” The weekend shows have been well received (some 3,000 in attendance) with some 65-plus vendors showcasing their wares in a quaint restored barn and adjoining field in the Hudson River Valley area. The idea was taken to a more upscale, permanent showroom location in the New York Design Center, aptly coined FAIR. “One of the things I am trying to do in our showroom and the Field + Supply is to create a community that goes further than our business and our clients,” Ford details. “I enjoy and admire these makers who I work with and wanted to give them a platform to showcase their work. These makers may take a bit longer or be more expensive, but quality, integrity, and spirit can be passed down from generation to generation. ‘Made-by-hand’ and ‘never one piece identical’ and something bespoke, nuanced and different for our industry is cool to have.” From one of “America’s Top Young Designers” in both House Beautiful and Traditional Home to New York magazine’s “10 New Designers to Watch,” the accolades have been many since the inception of Brad Ford ID 22 years ago. He is also a committed advocate for DIFFA and The Alpha Workshops, both of which raise money and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS.





The Educator


o matter in what area of design you excel, it always begins with a good education. Just ask David Sprouls, who champions the cause as President of New York School of Interior Design. Ranked as one of the top five design schools in the country, NYSID celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year. Things have dramatically changed since the school’s inception in 1916 as Sprouls takes the traditional design school experience to a new level. “We are extremely lucky in the sense we are a single focus institute,” he explains. “We attract a certain type of student (average enrollment 650) who is more serious and more committed to education, and there is a loyalty here.” To accommodate these changing times, Sprouls notes, “We are able to have our fingers on the pulse of what is going on in the design industry and it shows in what we are doing online—we are offering classes online, certificate program, associate program (coming soon), graduate and sustainability programs, and soon rolling out some more to meet the demands of the industry.” As a result, student placement post-graduation is in the mid-ninety percentile. Who

David sprouls Job President, New York School of Interior Design

Sprouls also came up with the pioneering idea of creating a course (Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies) for professionals who need to come back for a refresher. Progress, both in and out of the classroom, is a continuing cause for Sprouls, who says, “The industry still struggles to get the recognition that interior design deserves. Besides the legislation and title acts, there is still work to be done and a continuous need for education as so much is happening in terms of technology and availability and expansion of the industry.” An active supporter of Kips Bay and DIFFA, Sprouls and his students recently gave back to the design community with their participation in Nantucket By Design. Benefitting the Nantucket Historical Association, students redesigned two rooms in the oldest house on the island, “reinterpreting the ground floor rooms from a 21st century lens.”


The Entrepreneur


s President of a family-owned business, Cary Kravet continues to keep it all in the family. In 1918, Kravet’s great-grandfather Samuel (who had immigrated to the States as a tailor in 1903) recognized that the same items used for making shirts could be redesigned as trimming, as well as sold as fabrics and upholstery. Kravet & Sons was soon born.


Cary Kravet Job President, Kravet Inc.

Working with wife Lisa, brother Scott, sister Ellen, and children Sander and Sarah, five generations have made Kravet Inc. one of the largest privately owned fabric and furnishing suppliers in the world. Kravet credits the company’s success to two key factors. “Listening to your customer and, secondly, service is critical,” he says. “We are really fortunate to be in industry where the users and buyers of product— designers—are great at communicating. They learn from their clients (as to what they want) and similarly express themselves well what they want and what they need. And they express very clearly what will be needed in the future. If you dig deep, especially over the last 10 years, and analyze trends, it will show you where the larger community of designers is going.” Historic lines such as Brunschwig & Fils, G P & J Baker, Groundworks, and Lee Jofa comprise part of the Kravet collection, securing the company’s status as one of the most treasured and enduring designer sources. Cases in point: Lee Jofa’s hand-blocked Hollyhock and Brunschwig’s signature Les Touches classic prints are perennial favorites. “At Kravet, there are trends we started years ago such as Haitian cotton, cut and uncut velvet, and geometric linen. These are cutting edge products and that continues today.” Kravet serves on the board of the Decorative Furnishings Association, whose goal is to promote the value of good design. “With a focus on emphasizing the value of design, we have a tremendous resource of product, services, and brands that can really make homes into beautiful environments to live in, but (often) the designer has trouble convincing the end consumer who would appreciate this. We have not done a great job in educating so the DFA took it upon itself post-recession to try to stimulate as much consumer activity for sales through designers and emphasizing (their) value.” He also believes the industry to be one of the most charitable. “It’s an industry I found over my 33 years or so that is one that certainly gives back and is willing to give back in a lot of different ways.” Citing DIFFA, Kips Bay, Royal Oaks, and Ronald McDonald House as just a few of the many design-oriented charities, he continues, “If we asked people in our industry to contribute, they are so giving and wanting to help. It’s one of the phenomenal characteristics of our industry. If there is a message that I could convey, we are fortunate enough to be in such a giving industry.”





Eats’N’Sleeps SLS Park Ave 444 Park Avenue South (323) 655-8000 slshotels.com/parkavenue

Dover Street Market 160 Lexington Avenue (646) 837-7750 newyork.doverstreetmarket.com

Covina 127 East 27th Street (212) 204-0225 covinanyc.com

Momosan Ramen & Sake 342 Lexington Avenue (646) 201-5529 momosanramen.com

With locations in Beverly Hills, South Beach, Las Vegas, and the Bahamas, it was only a matter of time before an SLS hotel came to New York. Soon, Manhattan’s buzzy NoMad district is about to become even brighter with the debut of SLS Park Ave. Although SLS has yet to reveal specifics about its highly anticipated Park Avenue location, it’s safe to say that the guest rooms (approximately 190) will exude serious luxury, the trademark of the SLS brand. Also in the SLS tradition, SLS Park Ave will likely be equal parts party spot and refuge. Accordingly, designer Philippe Starck’s high-octane aesthetics, and his ability to conjure spaces that are vibrant but not over-the-top, rejuvenating and relaxing, are the perfect ingredients to conjure a true destination on Park Avenue South. In addition to the glamorous interiors, amenities, and location, SLS is also looking to add a rooftop bar and basement lounge, as well as a highly anticipated restaurant by José Ramón Andrés.

At Dover Street Market, high style meets street style, whether you’re visiting to pick out your next outfit or pick up a bite to eat. With locations in London, Tokyo, and Beijing, Dover Street Market has carved out of a very cosmopolitan corner of New York. Indeed, it exudes the type of “cool” you’ll see all over social media. Dover Street Market thrives on new school style and you’ll probably work up an appetite browsing the space, which sometimes feels more like an art gallery than a shopping center. Fortunately, it’s also a restaurant, home to the Rose Bakery. “We wanted to create a place where people felt at home, somewhere that people came back to often and the quality of the food shone,” says founder Rose Carrarini. Try the pancakes with peach, plum, and raspberry compote; the quiche with lobster mushrooms and lemon zest; or the crab benedict. Wash it all down with a Blue Bottle coffee or, perhaps more fittingly, a glass of rosé.

At Tim and Nancy Cushman’s trendy Covina, new American merges with Mediterranean, to an impressive end result. Yes, the dishes are quirky, as one would expect them to be in this setting, but the combinations are more than just creative—they’re actually really good. Try the curried cauliflower with peas, curry leaf tadka, cilantro mint chutney, and charred (yes, charred) garlic yogurt; the wood grilled salmon with lemon beurre blanc and tarragon oil; or the house-milled faro cavatelli accompanied by wild mushrooms, summer squash, lemon zest, basil, parmesan, and pecorino. One can’t talk about Covina, though, without mentioning the pizza, one of founder Tim Cushman’s favorite dishes. The “Funghi,” with robiola, provolone bechamel, basil pine nut pesto, white truffle oil, and chives is a winner. The drink menu must be noted too, like the “Papa Doble” with a selection of fine rums, maraschino liqueur, and a grapefruit peel; or the “El Diablo,” complete with mescal, tequila, cassis, ginger beer, and fresh ginger. From booze to nosh, Covina certainly earns the buzz.

Murray Hill, meet Momosan. The ramen plus sake joint is Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first of the kind, and an opportunity for exploration of both innovation and authenticity. The menu opens with a personal note from the chef, who explains how Japanese aim to eat their noodles quickly before they become “nobiru,” or mush. In collaboration with Sun Noodle, Morimoto has developed a special noodle designed to hold its texture even in the richest of broths. And though Morimoto recommends his patrons consume their ramen quickly, when it’s at its best, his new noodles accommodate a little extra time for savoring your meal. With dishes like the Tokyo chicken noodles (try it topped with raw crushed garlic and toasted nori) or the tantan spicy coconut curry, savoring is what you’ll want to do. Though ramen might be Mimosa’s main gig, consider dabbling in the whole of the menu—highlights include the Peking duck roll, tetsunabe pork gyoza, and the chashu bap. Complement your meal with a glass, or carafe, of premium sake. Momosan specializes in serving unique sake in a range of different temperatures. The Konteki, or “tears of dawn,” with flavors of stone fruit and honey cashew, is a top choice.


By Katie Doyle

New York is lucky to keep its age-old gems while still welcoming a bloom of buzzy hotspots. Here are four classics to savor and four cool, new scenes to celebrate.

The Plaza 768 5th Avenue (212) 759-3000 theplazany.com

St. Regis 2 East 55th Street (212) 753-4500 stregisnewyork.com

21 Club 21 West 52nd Street (212) 582-7200 21club.com

La Grenouille 3 East 52nd Street (212) 752-1495 la-grenouille.com

At The Plaza, guests are immersed in the glory and charm of 19th century New York. Since its opening in 1907 and in the decades to follow, The Plaza has housed Hollywood stars and international royalty. It has been featured in blockbuster films and, year after year, it has remained the place to see and be seen. And there is a lot to see. There’s no doubt the decadence here will drop your jaw. Only The Plaza can pull off the opulence of a French chateau—all velvet and gold, satin and marble— combined with the jazzy aesthetic of 20th-century Manhattan. Though its range of guest rooms will surely satisfy, if you’re looking for the 24-karat experience, book a stay in one of the hotel’s 102 suites, which offers the most expansive square footage of all the five-star hotels in New York City. Indeed, this grand dame of the block might make you fall for Manhattan all over again. Though she dates back to 1907, 2008’s $450 million renovation has added modern amenities to complement the historical charm. The Plaza seems immune to the law of diminishing returns—truly, each and every stay is as delightful as the first.

At the St. Regis, history lives on in the tradition of continued excellence, like the Cognac Room where guests can sip and socialize, the complimentary Bentley car transport, or the butler service that’s a hallmark of the hotel and 100 years strong. But set aside the five-star amenities and the St. Regis is a design gem in its own right. Take the Royal Suite bedroom, where luxurious classics like stately white molding, sumptuous ivory bedding, crystal chandeliers, and a goldframed headboard are tempered with the surprising touch of bold taupe and ochre striped wallpaper, navy blue curtains, and zebra carpet. Venture into the living room and you’ll see chartreuse benches pop against pin-tucked moss sofas and pillows, and curtains as green as the view of Central Park just beyond the window. But more than just good design keeps the color in this place—so too does its history. The hotel has been home to Salver Dali, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Lennon, who made a demo of “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in his guest room, plus many more. Surely the stories in the walls here play no small part in its lively longevity.

Walking by, you might overlook the jockey statues on the porch as just another quirky New York fixture. For those who know the 21 Club though, the jockeys are more like a sign that you’re home. Having been featured in more movies set in Manhattan than any other restaurant, 21 Club is a backdrop to lively stories, both fiction and fact. During Prohibition, the club hired “screeners” to keep out gangsters who wanted a piece of the pie and federal agents who wanted to quash the partying that carried on despite the ban on booze. These days, it’s more likely that denim and sneakers (rather than an affiliation with the underground) will hamper your entry to the club, which requires jackets in the majority of its rooms. Popular among presidents and celebrities, many of whom are regulars, the exclusive club is as much of a social venue as it is a culinary one, though the menu will surely not disappoint. Try the four-course dinner served in the Upstairs at “21” on Friday and Saturday. We recommend the famous creamy Chicken Hash, and of course wash it down with a glass of wine (ask the sommelier for a personal suggestion) from the establishment’s impressive list.

Some things never change—and sometimes that’s a good thing. La Grenouille is one of the few restaurants in the city that has remained a loyal guardian of hauteFrench cuisine. (Though, in a nod to changing dietary interests, they are also one of the few five-star restaurants that offer a vegetarian menu.) From blooming bouquets on the table to the pristine white tablecloths and red velvet banquettes, La Grenouille excels in its aesthetics, but ambiance alone didn’t carry it from 1962 to 2016. Over the years the establishment has been a magnet to characters like Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, David Bowie, Prince, Woody Allen…the list truly goes on and on. And though the flattering, flickering candlelight and scent of fresh flowers undoubtedly appeal to celebrity types, La Grenouille remains relevant thanks to the sheer (and continued) excellence in which it executes classic, timeless dishes. We recommend the foie gras terrine, the poached pike quenelles with champagne sauce and caviar, and the garlic frog legs.






GALLERY I N honor of the New York D esign Center ’ s 9 0 th anniversary, showrooms highlight different styles of furniture from the past 9 0 years.

BRADLEY BRADLEY’s Gemma is a ’70s Spanish revivalinspired chair, fully upholstered and featuring funky velvet and metallic details. Available from BRADLEY, 646.766.1011, bradley-usa.com.

Leftbank Art On the Catwalk invokes the 1980s and is a reproduction of a watercolor original exclusive to Leftbank Art. Made to order in California, and available from Leftbank Art, 562.623.9328, leftbankart.com.






Phillips Collection Inspired by the “flower power” of the 1960s, this beautiful botanic wall decor gives exuberant life to any interior. Available in a “garden” of designs, sizes, and finishes from Phillips Collection, 336.884.9271, phillipscollection.com..


Global Views Displaying distinct Cubist influence, the Palma uses geometric shapes and negative space to create a dynamic showpiece. Available from Global Views, 888.956.0030, globalviews.com.

Odegard Carpets Feel nostalgic in a good way with Odegard’s Tile design and its hip retro color scheme. Available from Odegard Carpets, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com.

Christopher Guy Representing the 2000s, the Carrée mirror is a myriad of 72 panes, designed for the Hollywood blockbuster Sleuth. Available from Christopher Guy, 212.684.2197, christopherguy.com.

Reagan Hayes The Olivia cocktail table seduces you with all the sensuality of the ’70s, pulling you in until your eyes are transfixed on her and you realize, only too late, that you’re smitten. Available from Reagan Hayes, 212.658.1922, reaganhayes.com.






Côté France (top left) Reproduced from a series of chairs made in the workshop of 20th century designer Jules Leleu, this chair channels the simplicity and grace of the Art Deco period. Available at Côté France, 212.684.0707, cotefrance.com.

Dennis Miller Associates (top right) The Antoine Chair, designed in the 1950s by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for the Dennis Miller Collection, exudes timeless sophistication. Available in a variety of standard or custom sizes, configurations, and wood finishes, from Dennis Miller Associates, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com.

Brueton (bottom) With its unique spiraling arms and flared legs, the Kensington chair represents all the boldness of the 1980s. Available from Brueton, 516.379.3400, brueton.com.


PROFILES Charles James was more than a fashion designer—he was America’s first couturier. And the Dominique sofa, circa 1959, is a product of his talent applied to furniture and, it seems, the obvious accessory to every outfit, person, and moment. Available from PROFILES, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com.

Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. With over 60 years in lighting, George Kovacs is synonymous with modern design. “Conic” exemplifies Kovacs’ Mid-Century Modern roots, an homage to a style made popular in France and later adopted into the US aesthetic of the 1950s and ’60s. Available from Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com.

The Bright Group With its generous proportions and sumptuous curves, the Sylvester Sofa is a classic example of the attention to detail, style, and quality, for which Bright Group has been known for almost 90 years. 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com.

Julian Chichester The Tio Long Cabinet channels 1970s style with fresh materials and functionality that’s all today. Available at Julian Chichester, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com.





Gallery - All products available from 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex, 10th floor, 646.293.6633.

1920s Designed by Edvard Thomsen in 1923, these “Nyakntik” cabinets are a beautiful representation of the Scandinavian Modern period.

1930s This pair of Frits Henningsen solid mahogany and French cane open chairs are circa 1930s, and feature generous scrolled armrests and a leather upholstered seat raised on sabre legs.

1940s Designed in Denmark circa 1940, this Frits Henningsen oak settee features original ivory leather upholstery with nailhead trim, a high wingback, and half moon armrests.

1950s Howard Miller’s bold Mid-Century Modern wall clock is still in working condition. With striking walnut spikes and enameled metal face and hands, it is a unique representation of the 1950s. 1960s A stolid representation of the 1960s, "The Imperial Palace" cocktail table by Philip LaVerne and his son, Kelvin, is hand-sculpted with chinoiserie motifs in bronze and pewter.


1970s Harry Bertoia’s “Willow” sculpture is a scintillating personification of the 1970s.

1980s 1990s This signed magiscope dates to 1997, and is one of Mexican artist Feliciano Béjar’s signature “magiscopios,” a style of sculpture that uses various crystals and lenses to engage the viewer in light play and sometimes even distort their vision.

With a rambunctious design drawing from the high energy of the 1980s, this dining table, made with laminated wood, is a gorgeous piece of work by Michele De Lucchi, manufactured by Rossana RB.

2000s This chair is designed in classic Pesce form, distinguished by an unusual Etro green paisley design.

2010s Contemporary American metal sculptor Albert Paley's "Coalescence” sculpture is a modern beauty, made of formed and fabricated red stainless steel with a weathered steel base plate, on top of a lacquered wood base. This sculpture is stamped, dated, and numbered.






freshpicks T H E M O S T C U R R E N T products in 2 0 0 L E X showrooms .

Rare Creature Côté France is proud to represent Henryot Furniture from Liffol-le-Grand, France. Henryot director Dominique Roitel maintains their commitment to antique reproduction, while manufacturing the designs of modernists like Alberto Pinto, Andrée Putman, and Jacques Garcia. Roitel‘s own designs include the mermaid-shaped Meridiene Serene Chaise, featured here in French lacquer with gold accents. Côté France, Suite 1201, 212.684.0707, cotefrance.com

Turn to Stone Phillips Collection has done the impossible—a proprietary technique that turns wood into stone...well, at least it looks like stone! The Grey Stone Chamcha Wood Console features their new stone finish, available on their one-of-a-kind root consoles and dining tables. Also pictured is their Peacock Wall Art a stunning combination of multicolored peacock feathers. Phillips Collection, Suite 603, 336.884.9271, phillipscollection.com






Japanese Genes Plexi-Craft’s latest collaboration with Alan Tanksley, the Genesis Console Table, is one of three pieces designed for the Genesis Collection. The console combines the minimalist charm of classic Japanese influences while adding acrylic gunmetal-finished edges resulting in a modern lift to a timeless heirloom. Manufactured in New York City. Plexi-Craft, Suite 914, 212.924.3244, signature.plexi-craft.com

Ancient Vessels Arco Alabaster Vessels from the Roger Thomas Collection at Studio A Home are made by an Italian family that has carved this soft stone for centuries. Each vessel in the collection sits on a gold leaf base. The Arco Lidded Vessel has a gold leaf knob as well. Studio A Home, Suite 614, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com


Wiggle Room With regal lines and a distinctive silhouette, the Wiggle Chair by Julia Buckingham for Global Views has more personality and flair than any accent or dining chair out there. Available in Julia’s signature, multicolored raindrop fabric, as well as black micro-velvet, and muslin, so you can make it even more individual. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

Square Off Powell & Bonnell’s Gramercy Stool from Dennis Miller Associates masters minimalism. The distinctive silhouette is highlighted by a sleek wood frame and shaped upholstered back, punctuated by a metal lumbar stem and foot support detail. The inviting wraparound of the backrest, paired with a generously proportioned seat, results in a very comfortable feel. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

Cut Crystal Denoit’s Celestite Sofa at Baker Furniture updates 20th-century design for contemporary homes. The tight upholstered, crescent-shaped back and squared arms surround a luxurious bench seat with corners cut on the diagonal. A mahogany base is raised on tapered legs that terminate in a brass ferrule in a variety of finish choices. Baker Furniture, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

Thrown a Curve In the modernist Portofino Lounge Chair at Brueton, form follows function so that comfort becomes the priority. Adding to the aesthetic, elongated sloping curves make for an inviting sit and a sleek appeal that invokes fluid motion. Brueton, Suite 910, 212.838.1630, brueton.com

European Angle The Regolo Console at LEPERE is designed by Barcelona-based studio Lievore Altherr Molina and crafted by Sovet Italia just outside Venice. Despite its sleek rectangular shape, the smoked glass top and a lacquered glass back panel give it surprising depth. Base available in natural oak, grey lacquered oak, or oak-stained wenge. LEPERE, Suite 714, 212.488.7000, lepereinc.com






Light in the Forest Created by noted textile designer and artist Aviva Stanoff, the Forest Light Chandelier at Currey & Company is adorned with natural quartz crystals. Ms. Stanoff is known for incorporating quartz, geodes, amethyst, and hand-treated fabrics into her luxury products. This decadent objet d'art demands attention and transforms any space. Currey & Company, Suite 506, 212.213.4900, curreyandcompany.com

Tall Bamboo Mr Brown London’s Ludwig Tall Cabinet is fresh, new, and perfect for fall. Four cabinet door fronts are crafted in faux shagreen—a signature Mr Brown material—but here contoured to resemble bamboo, then banded in brass. Choose from espresso faux shagreen or storm faux shagreen. Customizable to your design vision. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com

Fitting Arrangement Christopher Guy’s monumental Ensemble Coffee Table design features three individual geometric sections topped with Nero Marquina marble. The elements can be aligned as shown, in alternate configurations, or used independently. Base colors include gold, silver, black, white, ivory, tabac, and bronzage. Christopher Guy, Suite 1601, 212.684.2197, christopherguy.com


Finish Lines The Vincent Accent Table from Reagan Hayes is truly like no other—this five-sided table has five finishes. And with the standard colors plus custom options available, the mathematical possibilities are endless. This crisp, clean, classic design is shown here in walnut drift-sawn veneer with parchment, alabaster, white paint, pelt, and ebonized oak finishes. Reagan Hayes, Suite 903, 212.658.1922, reaganhayes.com

Sleeping Beauties Hollywood glamour, Mid-Century Modern, Sleeping Beauty, and jewels describe Zoya B’s new collection. All cases come in wood or Zoya B’s unique tufting with diamonds. In addition to the Jewels Nightstand (shown), the collection includes a crib with acrylic side rails, dressers, bookcases, desk with hutch, beds, and vanity. Rooms By Zoya B, Suite 433, 212.726.0006, roomsbyzoyab.com

Big City People Inspired by the size and colors of the city, Donna Hughes debuts over-scaled portraits in oil for BRADLEY’s New York showroom launch. Also on offer are original landscapes, figurative work, abstracts, and portraits, as well as Giclée options. Donna Hughes is also available for commission work. BRADLEY, Suite 802, 646.766.1011, bradley-usa.com






Tip-Toe Table Echoing styling cues from the 1930s, the Jackson Console Table from The Bright Group features a solid bronze frame finished in antique nickel with top and drawers tailored in Edelman leather. The hand-formed tapered legs paired with tall and slender sabots create a subtle yet striking silhouette. Available in custom finishes and sizes. The Bright Group, Suite 902, 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com 56

Upon Reflection Urban Engineering Industrial chic meets vintage eclectic in this Tribeca Terrace Kitchen. It features Bakes & Kropp’s Emerson Style custom cabinetry, a custom Bakes & Kropp range hood in stainless steel and polished nickel, open shelving with custom lighting, white quartz countertops, and Italian glazed, hand-molded subway tile. Heavy-duty hardware in polished nickel completes the look. Bakes & Kropp, Suite 430, 917.885.9650, bakesandkropp.com

In the Prism Pendant at Studio A Home, 46 pieces of faceted glass hang from a three-tiered frame, casting a magical glow of reflection and refraction. Its 26-inch height gives it a commanding presence. Studio A Home, Suite 614, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

Never Too Thin Modern lighting maintains its edge in this latest George Kovacs design at Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. Crisp, clean, and streamlined, the SKINNY Island/Dining Light has the style to captivate. Frosted panels distribute a warm cascading glow while LED illumination keeps SKINNY energy efficient. Shown here with a brushed nickel finish. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Nearest Star The Andromeda Cabinet at PROFILES is inspired by the French arts décoratifs at the beginning of the last century and created today by Hélène Aumont. Adorned with brass incrustations and hand-sculpted bronze handles and legs, this elegant cabinet comes with its own constellation of stars, set in walnut or rosewood. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com Sublime Contradiction Shown here in ivory, Kooches’ Ying II Carpet at Odegard is a study in contradictions that combine to create perfect harmony. The scale of the design is large yet the details are fine and feminine. Ying II is a formal, yet airy, modern carpet knotted in Kooches’ refined, tightly knotted, yet supple Yardo quality. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com California Heat Warmest Wishes from Leftbank Art is a giclée print on artist paper, glass-framed with a white and silver double-stacked frame. Also available on gallery-wrapped canvas, on Plexiglass and with an outdoor finish. The vibrant colors are inspired by current fabric trends and add pop to any room. Made to order in California. Leftbank Art, Suite 609, 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com






STYLESPOTLIGHT F eatured highlights of craft and design .





1. Steel Band (opposite) Studio Piet Boon’s KEKKE Mirror, with its characteristic five-millimeter steel strip frame and signature shape, is an extraordinary accessory for any interior. Available at LEPERE. 2. Handle of the King This charming, hand-carved Louis XV Lever Handle at Côté France has a feminine curved shape. A surprise feature, fine carving on the back of the handle, feels like luxury in your hand. 3. Hidden Eyes In homage to fashion's great Elsa Schiaparelli, this mosaic from Christopher Guy depicting a beautiful and mysterious gloved lady is painstakingly created with thousands of hand-cut glass pieces. 4. Leg Chains BRADLEY introduces new wood finishes in shades of greys, whites, and blacks. Featured here is the Maxwell Console in a natural finish with a wood inset top in linen oak. 5. Night Flower The compact Briallen Demi-lune Table at Currey & Company has big impact and practical storage. Solid oak in a rich caviar black finish is accented by a solid brass flower pull.










6. Do Drop In Designed in collaboration with Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku, the Drop In Table from Plexi-Craft represents the design potential of acrylic furniture—flawless clarity with an understated depth of ingenuity. 7. Translucent Beauty Ancient Egyptians revered alabaster for its translucency and beauty. Hand carved from Italian stone, the Quatra Bowl from the Roger Thomas Collection at Studio A Home rests on four alabaster feet. 8. Artisanal Eyes For Baker Furniture, artisans hand make each Iron Eye Sideboard’s case, door fronts, and metal base. Customizable finishes and hardware allow each piece to blend with an interior or act as a bold feature piece. 9. Back in Your Arms Seductively curved, the Embrace Lounge Chair from Brueton features unique arm-to-back detailing. Choose from combinations of Brueton fabrics and leathers, COL or COM. Also offered with a swivel base option.








10. Light That Sings Designed over 50 years ago for the Metropolitan Opera House, Metropolitan Lighting has become synonymous with the Opera Starburst chandelier. Reproductions are now available in diameters from 20 to 72”. 11. Icy Hot Julia Buckingham’s faceted clear acrylic Ice Console Table at Global Views is dazzling. Perfect for the back of a sofa, a foyer, or a corner that needs some sparkle. 12. Take Root (opposite top) Phillips Collections’ Square Root Console is rooted in nature, but cast in durable, lightweight resin. Each piece makes a 360-degree sculptural statement. Available as shown in Silver Leaf, as well as other styles. 13. Dress for Success The three-drawer Brooklyn Dressing Table is finished in Julian Chichester’s innovative zinc metal shagreen. The églomisé top is supported by brass-wrapped rectangular legs inset with clear acrylic panels. Customization available.










14. American Quilt The Diego Lounge, designed by Douglas Levine for The Bright Group, boasts sleek lines, luxurious quilting, and delicate scale. 15. Molten Modern The Vivienne Accent Chair from Reagan Hayes starts with hand-gouged wood detailing that is cast and transformed into a stunning bronze form and finished to a perfect, patinated tone. 16. Time Flies The Tempo Crib with Studs is part of a Zoya B collection that’s designed to grow with your child. In numerous standard colors as well as custom finishes. 17. Instrumental Design The handsome, bench-made, solid wood Fretwork Tables at Dennis Miller Associates are embellished with “fret-like” metal inlay on their legs and tops. Various tops, heights, wood and metal finish combinations available.






18. Cool Openings Bakes & Kropp custom refrigerator hinges in polished nickel are a handsome way to emphasize custom wood or metal appliance panels. Designed to coordinate beautifully with their luxury cabinetry. 19. Floatation Device Intense blue surrounded by hand-applied gold leaf defines Indigo Movement I & II from Leftbank Art. These giclées are printed on plexiglass and float off the wall on a 1-inch frame. 20. Denim Delight (opposite bottom) Made to look like long flat woven panels sewn together side-by-side, Kooches’ Ja Oonah Killim at Odegard is actually woven in one piece. An ancient design, now in modern colors. 21. Re-Oriented A modern take on a classic style, PROFILES’ Chinoise Cabinet from Madeline Stuart has hand-hammered brass handles and legs, and is available with ribbon mahogany doors and drawers, and Chinese red lacquer doors.






De. FIN.ingPieces items that sum up what a showroom is all about.

Christopher Guy Summer Harvest, a spectacular oval mirror frame designed by Christopher Guy, depicts the bounty of nature’s gifts. The piece is brought to life by the most skillful master wood carvers in the world. Available exclusively in natural carved wood. Christopher Guy, Suite 1601, 212.684.2197, christopherguy.com

Phillips Collection Seat Belt Dining Chairs are stylish, comfortable—and safe! Each piece utilizes colorful seat belt straps, hence the name. This award-winning collection has appeared in movies such as The Hunger Games and even Kylie Jenner's Instagram, garnering almost one million likes! They contrast beautifully here with the solid Chamcha Origins Dining Table. Phillips Collection, Suite 603, 336.884.9271, phillipscollection.com






bruetoN The sculptured stainless steel arch defines the stunning Selina K Table. Tops available in stainless steel grid, glass, wood, or stone provide enough variety to make this a suitable choice for any installation. Brueton, Suite 910, 212.838.1630, brueton.com

DeNNIS MIller ASSoCIAteS The Denali Club Chair by Anees Upholstery, Inc. sits comfortably on a swivel base. Upholstered in cream mohair and available in eighteen finishes, Denali is the harmonious sanctuary everyone should experience. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

globAl vIeWS The trend-meets-tradition approach guided the collaboration between WILLIAMSBURG and Global Views to create the Forged Pearl Collection of tables. A treillage gazebo’s door surround, a 17th-century design found in Colonial Williamsburg’s rare book library, translates handsomely to this coffee table that uses nickel-plated steel ball bearing “pearls” to frame the piece. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

proFIleS “I would rather have taste than love or money,” said William Haines, design star of the 20th century. Now a classic in this century, Haines’ simple and modern Pull-Up Chair is versatile enough for casual dining, card playing, or swanky meeting rooms. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com

plexI-CrAFt The King George Bench from Plexi-Craft features 3-inch tapered legs and is shown here upholstered in Savel fabric. This piece embodies the company’s philosophy—creating timeless, quality designs to last a lifetime. Like most of Plexi-Craft’s products, this bench can be customized by master craftsmen, including the use of COM. Plexi-Craft, Suite 914, 212.924.3244, signature.plexi-craft.com 66

Currey & Company Irregular strands of artfully molded metal appear to drip like molten gold from the center of the Zareen Chandelier, designed by Tom Caldwell. A unique vision in modern design, the Zareen is handfinished. A snowy off-white linen shade embraces the contemporary gold finish of this eye-catching piece. Currey & Company, Suite 506, 212.213.4900, curreyandcompany.com

STUDIO A HOME A modern twist to a classic design, amphorae were used as early as the Bronze Age. Elongating the shape combined with a flawless platinum finish, this Grecian Amphora from The Roger Thomas Collection by Studio A Home brings modernity to a shape steeped in history. Available in two sizes. Studio A Home, Suite 614, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

Bradley BRADLEY introduces the Zella Sofa in stylish army green velvet and a hand-hammered metal base with a bronze patina. BRADLEY designs and manufactures their seamstress-quality upholstery in their own American-based factory with reasonable lead times, top materials, and keen attention to detail from their expert craftsmen. BRADLEY, Suite 802, 646.766.1011, bradley-usa.com Côté France Odegard Carpets Odegard’s Oxalis II is a classic Odegard Carpets design inspired by wild foliage and updated in a soft color combination. Made in Nepal of 100% hand-spun and hand-knotted Himalayan wool. Shown here in dusty blue, it is available in custom colors. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

The Bureau D’os D’ane Desk, a modern interpretation of a Louis XV style, is made in France by skilled craftsmen who understand the art of fine detailing and finishing. Côté France uses vibrant contrasting colors like hot pink lacquer on the interior to bring these traditional forms into the 21st century. Côté France, Suite 1201, 212.684.0707, cotefrance.com






lepere Rich in comfort and versatility, the generously proportioned BO Sofa by Piet Boon was created to adapt to any social setting. Its rounded shape, equally comfortable seating elements, and organic interplay all contribute to its amiable character. Available in various fabrics and leathers, it’s shown here in Piet Boon P2 sparkle in eggshell. LEPERE, Suite 714, 212.488.7000, lepereinc.com

rooMS by zoyA b The Tempo Collection features sleek lines, geometric forms, and functionality. This Mid-Century Modern furniture redefines heirloom quality and will withstand the test of time and grow with your baby—to child, to teen, to adult. Eco-friendly construction and made in America. Rooms By Zoya B, Suite 433, 212.726.0006, roomsbyzoyab.com

bAKeS & Kropp Dubbed the “Park Avenue Classic,” this U-shaped Upper East Side kitchen features Watermark-style custom inset cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops and backsplash, a farmhouse sink, and gorgeous wood floors. In addition to coordinating rail and stile wainscoting along the hallway, Bakes & Kropp outfitted the living, dining, and bedroom areas with cleverly designed radiator covers. Bakes & Kropp, Suite 430, 917.885.9650, bakesandkropp.com 68

THE BRIGHT GROUP The Newman Sectional and Granada Ottoman by Troscan Design reveal the luxurious simplicity of comfort, impeccable quality, and modern forms. The Granada Ottoman offers both the comfort of an upholstered top with a seamlessly sliding tray table. The Newman Sectional provides plush upholstery as well as a down-filled perimeter ledge cushion for flexible seating options. The Bright Group, Suite 902, 212.726.9030, thebrightgroup.com

Reagan Hayes

Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. The chandelier has evolved throughout the decades from classic style to ornate to modern. The Dartmouth Chandelier from Hudson Valley is an example of that transition. Influenced by antique hardware, the horseshoe arms support patterned cylindrical glass shades. The fixture is available in Polished Nickel or Aged Brass in two sizes with accompanying sconce. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

The Jane Lounge Chair, with graceful exposed arms and a sumptuous sit, is shown here in solid walnut with mink stain. Jane’s impeccable tailoring and ladylike proportions are at home in any setting. Available in all Reagan Hayes finishes and custom finishes. Reagan Hayes, Suite 903, 212.658.1922, reaganhayes.com

LEFTBANK ART A reproduction of an original by FORM Design Studio, Sumer is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas. Each piece is hand painted to order and mirrors the original textured design. A frame can be added from one of their multiple options. It is shown here with black float frame. Leftbank Art, Suite 609, 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com

Julian Chichester Mr Brown London’s new Naomi Chair beckons with open arms, a perfectly pitched seat back, and deepseated comfort. Beautifully outfitted here in dark gray velvet with a lighter, cannon-gray contrasting welt to fully reveal Naomi’s lovely lines. Available in a choice of Mr Brown Linens, Velvets, Indoor/Outdoor textiles, and COM. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com





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AERO by Thomas O’Brien, Suite 1500 AERO is the combined creative studio and gallery of designer Thomas O’Brien. O’Brien is known for blending vintage modern elegance and serene classicism across interiors, architecture, garden, and product design collaborations. The legendary gallery offers refurbished traditional and modern antiques, fine art, housewares, and accessories, alongside O’Brien’s home furnishing collections. Archetypal Imagery Corp., Suite 419 Archetypal Imagery is dedicated to delivering unparalleled custom hardwood flooring in all categories, such as antique, modern, and classical. Archetypal is world renowned for its intricate end grain mosaic wood floors, parquets, and bespoke inlays, as well as super wide, super long plank wood floors. BRADLEY USA, Suite 802 BRADLEY is an innovative furnishings company specializing in artisan, American-made furniture and lighting, as well as a growing roster of emerging textile artisans. Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller, Suite 1208 Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller NY is an intimate, integrated, and personal environment conceived and designed to evoke the experience of home. The showroom features an edited selection of furniture/lighting designs. Lobel Modern, Suite 915 Lobel Modern showcases important vintage mid-20th century design focusing on exceptional craftsmanship and materials with an emphasis on furniture that crosses over into art. Lobel Modern also features talented contemporary artists and designers.



Crosby Street Studios, Suite 1303 (expanding) Since Tony Mott, Jim McFadden, and Nicholas Di Donato initially opened the doors to the Crosby Street Studios, it has served as a creative atelier for designers to work directly with the Crosby Street Studios’ staff on project-specific solutions for residential, commercial, and aviation interiors. With Mott, McFadden, and Di Donato’s considerable talent and industry experience, Crosby Street Studios has been able to provide clients with exclusive access to innovative and time-honored materials, technologies, and artisans from discrete sources worldwide. The firm, a partner of GoodWeave, enjoys long-standing relationships with loyal producers and suppliers of qualities in a variety of handmade products from The East to Western Asia, North and South America, as well as European boutique suppliers.


Profiles of Some of 200 Lex's Most Familiar Names


BAKES & KROPP Suite 430

BRADLEY Suite 802


Founded in 1902, Baker Furniture remains one of the largest wholesale distributors in the industry with 16 showrooms located in major design districts throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Product assortment spans from historic reproductions dating back to the 17th century, to modern designs from today’s most recognized independent designers. Baker Furniture, Suite 300, phone 212.779.8810, fax 212.689.2827, bakerfurniture.com

Founded by designer Robert Bakes and craftsman Paul Kropp, Bakes & Kropp is a luxury cabinetry firm combining elegant design and expert craftsmanship to create spectacular kitchens, vanities, libraries, and closets. Their new flagship showroom at the New York Design Center is the much-anticipated extension of their original Sag Harbor location. Bakes & Kropp, Suite 430, phone 917.885.9650, fax 631.725.1710 bakesandkropp.com

BRADLEY, an innovative, to-the-trade luxury furnishings company specializing in artisan-crafted, American-made furnishings, lighting, fine art, and accessories, opened their flagship NYC showroom in Spring 2016. Distinguished by a range of unique materials and artisan finishes—reclaimed wood, concrete, hand-forged metal, antiqued mirror, painted glass—BRADLEY is sold through major design centers and by design trade professionals around the world. BRADLEY, Suite 802, phone 646.766.1011, fax 646.766.8686, bradley-usa.com

The Bright Group is a unique collection of hand-crafted, American-made furnishings, combining the extensive product range of Bright Chair Co. with artisan designers and manufacturers, showcasing a coordinated environment for the design community. Whether the focus is seating, case goods, or lighting, The Bright Group searches the country for quality product lines with great new contemporary design. The Bright Group, Suite 902, phone 212.726.9030, fax 212.726.9029, thebrightgroup.com

BRUETON Suite 910


Côté France Suite 1201

Currey & Company Suite 506

Brueton, a US manufacturer based in New York, manufactures a full line of contemporary furniture, including sofas, tables, chairs, casegoods, and accessories catering to residential and commercial clients. In addition, Brueton offers vast custom capabilities, including fabricating the simplest to the most complicated stainless steel products and architectural metals for architects and designers. Brueton, Suite 910, phone 212.838.1630, fax 212.838.1652, brueton.com

Christopher Guy’s new 20,000-squarefoot penthouse showroom showcases his latest collections and design philosophy within three suites, each portraying varying lifestyles. The new Mademoiselle Collection internationalizes Parisian chic for the 21st century. The showroom also features the state-of-the-art Christopher Guy Design Lab, an ideal working environment for interior designers to complete entire design projects. Christopher Guy, Suite 1601, phone 212.684.2197, fax 212.684.2123, christopherguy.com

Côté France respects tradition, and embraces the future. Renowned for quality, style, and originality, the company’s workrooms proudly boast generations of families continuing a tradition of hand craftsmanship. In addition to reproductions and outdoor teak, collections include Ecart International Furniture, Chêne de l’Est French Oak Flooring, and Maison Fontaine Decorative Hardware. The company specializes in projects for fine residences and luxury hotels worldwide. Côté France, Suite 1201, phone 212.684.0707, fax 212.684.8940, cotefrance.com

For more than 25 years, Currey & Company has fulfilled customers’ need for distinctive chandeliers, wall sconces, lamps, rugs, and furniture. The company’s perspective on product design is one of a lively interest in historical influences, correct materials for the design and a keen interest in product integrity. Every detail is executed with clarity and finesse. Products show the touch of the human hand meticulously crafted of natural materials. Currey & Company, Suite 506, phone 212.213.4900, curreyandcompany.com OCT NOV DEC JAN








Since 1983, Dennis Miller Associates has offered innovative furniture and lighting collections designed by architects, interior designers, and artisans. Its showroom provides a continually evolving showcase of contemporary and 20th century classic design excellence. Its popularity with top designers speaks for itself. Come see the newly expanded collections to the Dennis Miller lighting, rugs, and furniture lines. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, phone 212.684.0070, fax 212.684.0776, dennismiller.com

Global Views is expanding its showroom space. Global Views is a home décor wholesale company with collections that blend various styles to make pieces that are elegant, exotic, refined, and casual. They offer a wide assortment of fashion-forward products from furniture to accessories that fit every price range. Global Views, Suite 613, phone 212.725.8439, fax 212.679.4927, globalviews.com

The mission of Hickory Chair–Pearson– Henredon is to service the design trade at the highest possible level, while offering a fashion-forward shopping experience. The showroom represents Henredon, Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon, Celerie Kemble for Henredon and Maitland-Smith, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith, LaBarge, and Taracea. The company offers hundreds of beautiful wood and upholstery designs for every room. Hickory Chair–Pearson–Henredon, Suite 102, phone 212.725.3776, fax 212.725.3763, henredon.com, hickorychairpearson.com

In House Kitchen Bath Home is New York’s premier showroom offering distinctive cabinetry from custom manufacturers Wood-Mode and Brookhaven for all rooms throughout the home. In House Kitchen Bath Home, Suite 1511, phone 212.686.2016, fax 212.686.2048, inhousekbh.com


KRAVET INC. Suite 401


LEPERE Suite 714

Julian Chichester reinvents the great designs of the 19th and 20th centuries to create eclectic, transitional furniture perfect for how we live today. Julian Chichester is pleased to offer the inimitable, irrepressible, and always edgy Mr. Brown London in his New York showroom with a beautifully edited assortment of furniture, lamps and accessories. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, phone 646.293.6622, fax 917.591.2413, julianchichester.com, mrbrownlondon.com

Kravet Inc., established in 1918, distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets, and accessories to the interior design trade. Kravet Inc. owns Kravet, Lee Jofa, Groundworks, GP & J Baker, and Brunschwig & Fils, all high-end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury, and exceptional design. Kravet Inc., Suite 401, phone 212.725.0340, fax 212.684.7350, kravet.com.

Leftbank Art designs and creates artwork through their exclusive team of artists and art partners. They offer diverse subjects and a wide range of design trends. The goal is to bring to market images that look commissioned or one-of-a-kind, but at a fraction of the cost. Leftbank Art’s interactive website allows trade customers to select finish, size, and frame options. Leftbank Art, Suite 609, phone 646.293.6694, leftbankart.com

LEPERE showcases a contemporary collection of innovative designs from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. LEPERE has developed a strong and loyal following in both the residential and contract design community with its warm, minimalist aesthetic, featuring the best-in-class in furniture, outdoor, carpets, and lighting. LEPERE, Suite 714, phone 212.488.7000, fax 212.488.7006, lepereinc.com


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Metropolitan Lighting has been illuminating the finest interiors for many years. Their New York showroom offers one of the most comprehensive selections of designer-oriented lighting in the industry. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, phone 212.545.0032, fax 212.545.0031, metropolitanlightingny.com

Since 1987, Odegard Carpets has been an innovative leader in the production of sophisticated high-end, hand-knotted carpets. Recently partnered with Kooches Handmade Carpets, Odegard has greatly expanded its distinctive carpet offerings and production capabilities. Odegard Carpets requires strict adherence to social responsibility, raising the standard of living for thousands of artisan weavers in developing countries. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, phone 212.545.0205, fax 212.545.0305, odegardcarpets.com

For over 30 years, Phillips Collection has been the source for exciting and innovative furnishings. Founded by Larry and Sherry Phillips, it was the natural evolution of their passion for art and travel. Their son, Mark, and wife, Julie, transformed the business into an industry leader in global design. Now, a third generation—Jason and Jessica— bring their brand of leadership to a growing international clientele. Phillips Collection, Suite 603, phone 336.884.9271, fax 336.882.7405, phillipscollection.com

Plexi-Craft is unique among custom acrylic furniture manufacturers, having been located in New York City since their founding in the 1960s. Many of the Mid-Century acrylic antiques you see at vintage furniture shops were made by Plexi-Craft. With a sketch or even a written description, your vision can be translated into a custom item. All of their pieces can also be scaled, modified or customized. Plexi-Craft, Suite 914, phone 212.924.3244, fax 212.924.3508, signature.plexi-craft.com





Reagan Hayes, Inc. designs and manufactures high-end furniture for interior design and architecture firms. Each piece in the company’s collection is hand made in Los Angeles with the finest materials, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. The company has flagship showrooms in the New York Design Center and the Pacific Design Center, with representation in other locations, including with Jean de Merry in Dallas. Reagan Hayes, Suite 903, phone 212.658.1922, fax 310.494.5937, reaganhayes.com

Rooms by Zoya B specializes in fine baby and children’s furniture designed by Zoya Bograd, ASID. Versatile in all styles from traditional to modern, they pride themselves on offering custom, ecofriendly products, made in America. Rooms By Zoya B, Suite 433, 212.726.0006, fax 212.726.0061, roomsbyzoyab.com

Established in 1986 by renowned designer John F. Saladino, the Saladino Furniture collection currently has over 75 original designs of upholstery, casegoods, and lighting. The line is available exclusively through its New York showroom among select antiques and accessories. A 75-page catalog may be purchased online at saladinostyle.com. Saladino Furniture, Inc., Suite 1600, phone 212.684.3720, fax 212.684.3257, saladinostyle.com

Studio A Home’s unique mix of organic, design-driven accessories, furniture, found objects, and textiles is rich in texture and elemental in composition. Cutting-edge design, unexpected materials, and handcrafted finishes form the foundation of their product mix. The eclectic blend of textures, classic silhouettes, and timeless design will transform any interior. Studio A Home is a partner company and harmonious complement to Global Views. Studio A Home, Suite 614, phone 212.725.8439, fax 212.679.4927, studioa-home.com OCT NOV DEC JAN

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Events at 200 Lex A look at a few recent celebrations.

AD Loves Amy Astley, Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest, and Giulio Capua, Publisher, Chief Revenue Officer of Architectural Digest, joined the New York Design Center on June 21st for the annual event highlighting Architectural Digest’s favorite finds from 200 Lex. Eight showrooms, including 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex, Arteriors, Baker Furniture, Côté France, Leftbank Art, Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller, Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor, and Sedgwick & Brattle by Thom Filicia, featured a piece selected by Architectural Digest’s new editor in chief. The evening included musical entertainment courtesy of Steinway & Sons, an art exhibition by Larry Lee Webb as well as book signings with Anthony Iannacci and Vicente Wolf. AD Loves brought the industry’s best together to welcome Amy, celebrate great design, and toast to a fabulous summer.

Jamie Drake and Thom Filicia; Anthony Iannacci with Architectural Digest’s Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, and Giulio Capua, Publisher; Anthony Baratta and Barclay Butera; Will Meyer, Chase Booth, and Gray Davis; Architectural Digest editors Madeline O’Malley and Parker Bowie Larson with Ernest De La Torre (center); Giulio Capua, Mark Cunningham, and Alex Gaston; Amy Astley and Victoria Hagan; Analisse Taft, Robert Stilin, and Alison Levasseur. Photos by Matt Carasella and Andrea Fischman for Editor at Large.


Fashion Celebrates Foster Pride Benefit On June 15th, fashion luminaries including Joe Zee, Rob Younkers, and Robert Geller co-hosted the “Fashion Celebrates Foster Pride” benefit in the 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex. The New York Design Center was delighted to donate the space to help raise money and awareness for Foster Pride, which mentors foster children and was named “One of NYC’s 4 Best Charities” by CBS.com. The event raised over $40,000, which will go directly toward programming for this great organization!

Joe Zee, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, Lynn Schnurnberger, Founder and Executive Director of Foster Pride, and fashion designer Rob Younkers; June Ambrose, celebrity fashion stylist; Foster Pride supporters with fashion designer Robert Geller. Photographs by Chuck Fishman.

RISD Textiles New Talent Exhibition On June 8th, six upcoming MFA graduates of Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) Textile Department and six entering their second year in the fall transformed the 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex, presenting individual selections of their work. Three students—Meredith Du, Aakanksha Sirothia, and Anastasia Onegina—were awarded the Sherri Donghia Award of Excellence by Sherri Donghia and Jim Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, for their outstanding textile work. RISD’s MFA program in Textiles focuses on woven, knit, and print design of fabrics used for apparel and interior applications.

The beautifully displayed works of RISD MFA Textile students; Sherri Donghia with Award of Excellence recipients Aakanksha Sirothia, Meredith Du, and Anastasia Onegina; textile work on display in the 1stdibs Gallery. Photographs by Brenna Stevens.

12th Annual first LOOK The twelfth annual first LOOK™ event at the New York Design Center took place on July 20th. This year’s event included a partnership with Interior Design. Twenty-nine top contract showrooms participated and showcased new products. Over 1,500 design professionals attended the event, including principals, architects, and designers from NYC’s established and emerging A&D firms. The importance of first LOOK™ is not only revealed through the broad spectrum of attendees but also through the innovative products. This year’s products included innovative benching, ergonomic seating, intriguing textiles, and pioneering interactive technology. Attendees dropped their business cards for the chance to win an iPad Pro and MoMA memberships for two.

Eric Hall and Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design, in Andreu World; Millipede, designed by Parisotto + Formenton, from Gordon International was an Editor’s Pick; Giona Maiarelli, Maiarelli Studio, Aodh O Donnell, Stylex, and Ann Rathkopf, Maiarelli Studio; Ray Wenzel, VP of Design, Luna Textiles; Rebecca Thienes and Jeffrey Rosner, Vice President Sales at Davis Furniture; Carol Symchik, Christine Testa, Robin Poole, Ian Watson, Gregory Buja, Hillary Graham, and Alan Primason in Keilhauer. Photographs by Lev Avery-Peck and Karen Cattan. OCT NOV DEC JAN




ShowroomDirectory A Complete List of Who’s Where In 200 Lex


SH OWROOM 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex Access To Design AERO Alea AMQ ANDREU WORLD Apropos Inc. Arc|Com Fabrics, Inc. Archetypal Imagery Corp. Aristeia Metro Arteriors Atelier Atlas Carpet Mills Baker Furniture Bakes & Kropp Bograd Kids Bolier Boyce Products Ltd BRADLEY The Bright Group Brueton Brunschwig & Fils Calger Lighting Inc. Century Furniture CF Modern Christopher Guy CityScapes NYC Clickspring Design CLIFF YOUNG LTD. Colombo Mobili USA Côté France Crosby Street Studios Currey & Company DARRAN Furniture Industries, Inc. Decca Contract Furniture Delivery By Design (DBD) Dennis Miller Associates

S uite 10th Fl 424 1500 1509 1316 1111 710 1411 419 1416 608 202 1314 300 430 433 804 1405 802 902 910 401 434 200 510 1601 1106 1405 505 809 1201 1303 506 1116 1414 Dock 1210

PHON E 646.293.6633 212.679.9500 212.966.1500 305.470.1200 212.685.1077 212.679.0300 212.684.6987 212.751.1590 646.602.3455 646.761.4711 646.797.3620 212.696.0211 212.779.4300 212.779.8810 917.885.9650 212.726.0006 212.889.2060 212.683.3100 646.766.1011 212.726.9030 212.838.1630 212.725.0340 212.689.9511 212.479.0107 917.699.6024 212.684.2197 212.961.6984 212.220.0962 212.683.8808 212.683.3771 212.684.0707 212.486.0737 212.213.4900 212.961.6984 646.761.4711 212.213.1691 212.684.0070

DesignLush DESIRON DIRTT Environmental Solutions Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. ducduc Dune EJ Victor ENRICOPELLIZZONI FAIR Flourishes GIBSON INTERIOR PRODUCTS Giorgio USA Global Views Good Design Gordon International Grange Furniture Groupe Lacasse Halcon Harbour Outdoor Hickory Chair-Pearson-Henredon In House Kitchen Bath Home Interior Crafts NY IFDA Jasper Group Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller Julian Chichester

415 702 1516 806 715 100 814 1304 601 414 1510 502 613 423 1401 201 1109 1304 1301 102 1511 916 417B 1514 1208 604

212.532.5450 212.353.2600 973.454.6282 646.293.6649 212.226.1868 212.925.6171 212.679.4341 212.683.7272 212.352.9615 212.779.4540 212.685.1077 212.684.7191 212.725.8439 212.722.1110 212.532.0075 212.685.9494 212.689.0300 212.683.7272 646.692.4227 212.725.3776 212.686.2016 212.696.4400 212.686.6020 212.685.1077 212.684.0070 646.293.6622

FA X 646.293.6687 212.447.1669 212.966.2996 305.470.9070 212.685.1078 212.679.5996 212.689.3684 212.751.2434

646.786.4818 212.696.0299 212.779.0838 212.689.2827 631.725.1710 212.726.0061 212.683.5005 212.726.9029 212.838.1652 212.684.7350 212.779.0721 212.479.0112 212.684.2123 212.683.5005 212.683.9286 212.684.0559 212.684.8940 917.591.4373 212.213.4911 212.951.7070 212.213.9843 212.684.0776 212.532.5360 212.353.0220 646.293.6657 212.226.5504 212.925.2273 212.683.7011 212.779.4542 212.685.1078 212.725.2683 212.679.4927 212.722.1115 212.779.0147 212.685.7312 212.689.7143 212.683.0711 212.725.3763 212.686.2048 212.686.4408 212.686.6258 812.771.4641 917.591.2413

S H OW RO O M Karkula Kasthall Rugs USA Inc. Keilhauer Kenneth Cobonpue KI and Pallas Textiles Kindel Furniture

S uite 419 611 1101 427 1313 806 Korts & Knight, Kitchens by Alexandra Knight 716 Kravet Inc. 401 Krug 1415 LaCOUR 1412 Lee Jofa 401 Leftbank Art 609 LEPERE 714 Levine Calvano Furniture Group 1406 Lexington Home Brands 212 Lobel Modern 915 Louis J. Solomon Inc. 911 Luna Textiles 1410 McGuire Furniture 101 Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. 512 Milano Smart Living LLC 711 M|n Modern Living Supplies 408 Mr. Brown London 604 Napier + Joseph + McNamara, Ltd. 1304 The New Traditionalists 701 Niermann Weeks 905 1209 Odegard Carpets PALECEK 610 Paoli 1110 Pennoyer Newman LLC 416 Phillips Collection 603 Plexi-Craft 914 Primason Symchik, Inc. 1101 Pringle Ward 1109 Prismatique 1101 Profiles 1211 Reagan Hayes 903 RENAISSANCE CARPET & TAPESTRIES 912 Richard Cohen Collection 801 Rooms by Zoya B 433 SA Baxter Architectural Hardware 1205 Saladino Furniture Inc. 1600 SANFORD HALL 400 Sedgwick & Brattle 815 Skyline Contract Group 1106 Smart 1115 Studio A Home 612 Sun Decor Fabrics 417A Theodore Alexander 515 Thom Filicia Inc. 815 TK Collections 410 Todd Hase 425 Townhouse Kitchens 421 transFORM 708 Tucker Robbins 504 Versteel 1106 Wall Goldfinger 1304 Weinberg Modern 407 Wood & Hogan, Inc. 812 Wood-Mode, Inc./T.O. Gronlund Co. 1515 Café at 200 Lex 1st Floor New York Design Center 426

P H O NE 212.645.2216 212.421.0220 212.679.0300 212.532.5450 212.337.9909 646.293.6649 212.3924750 212.725.0340 212.686.7600 212.213.6600 212.725.0340 646.293.6694 212.488.7000 212.686.7600 212.532.2750 212.242.9075 212.545.9200 212.251.0132 212.689.1565 212.545.0032 212.729.1938 646.486.3272 646.293.6622 212.683.7272 212.226.1868 212.319.7979 212.545.0205 212.287.0063 212.683.2232 212.839.0500 336.884.9271 212.924.3244 212.679.0300 212.689.0300 212.679.0030 212.689.6903 212.658.1922 212.696.0080 212.696.4938 212.726.0006

FA X 212.421.0230 212.679.5996 212.337.1090 646.293.6657 212.684.7350 973.227.3544 212.684.7350 646.293.6695 212.488.7006 212.686.7686 212.532.2875 212.242.9078 212.545.9438 212.689.1578 212.545.0031 212.729.1939 646.349.5619 917.591.2413 212.683.7011 212.226.5504 212.319.6116 212.545.0305 212.287.0066 212.683.1297 212.839.0501 336.882.7405 212.679.5996 212.689.7149 212.679.5996 212.685.1807

212.696.4248 212.696.5333 212.726.0061 212.203.4382 888.713.6042 212.684.3720 212.684.3257 212.684.4217 212.545.8376 212.685.0600 212.244.9131 212.961.6984 212.696.9762 212.696.2729 212.956.0030 212.956.0031 212.213.2703 212.231.2708 646.293.6628 336.885.5260 212.736.6564 212.244.9131 212.213.2470 212.213.2464 212.871.9075 212.871.9085 212.684.8696 212.684.8696 212.584.9580 212.355.3383 212.355.3116 800.876.2120 212.683.7272 212.683.7011 646.291.2059 212.532.7440 212.532.6440 212.679.3535 212.725.3847 646.616.0584 212.679.9500 212.447.1669

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backstory ON THE MARKET

By Jim Lochner

Furniture markets have expanded from regional exhibitions to global centers of trade. o borrow a line from Cole Porter, furniture has been an industry “since the Puritans got a shock when they landed on Plymouth Rock.” But it wasn’t until the late 18th century that the industry looked to reverse the trend of drummers selling their goods to stores, consumers, and buyers, and attempted to bring buyers to the goods. The first furniture markets were little more than informal exhibitions. But in March 1891, The Grand Rapids Furniture Record reported that “a little band of far-seeing and progressive” men met to discuss a more formal exposition to give Eastern furniture manufacturers “adequate representation in the furniture market as a whole.” In July, the first exhibition of the American Furniture Manufacturers’ Exposition Association was held in New York at the American Institute, featuring 112 exhibitors and 1,132 registered buyers. That same month, the Chicago Furniture Manufacturers’ Association held its own market, as the invitation to dealers said, to “demonstrate in the most practical manner to furniture dealers throughout the world that Chicago is the very center of the furniture industry, excelling both in quantity and quality every other market.” The city’s prime location, with its numerous railroad connections and easy access to lumber, meant the exposition was set to become the industry leader. In 1924, the 17-story American Furniture Mart, the largest building devoted to furniture, was built on an entire city block overlooking Lake Michigan. With a devilishly unfortunate address of “666” North Lake Shore Drive, the building housed over 700 exhibitors that at one time represented 75 percent of the wholesale merchandise sold in the country. By 1979, with Chicago’s wholesale furniture trade in serious decline, the building was converted to condos and offices, and it took over 60 years before the address was finally changed in 1988 from the Number of the Beast to 680. The 137 major furniture factories in the South, which eventually included one-third of the case goods made in the US, wanted a share of the market as well. They got one with the first Great Southern Furniture Market at High Point, North Carolina, in 1917. Located on the main line of the Southern railway, the Exposition Building, the second largest of its kind in the country, was built in 1920 with 200,000 square feet of floor space dedicated to “practically every line of importance below the Mason and Dixon line,” said The Grand Rapids Furniture Report, including products, according to an ad in the trade journal, “from the furnishings of the nursery to those of the grave.” Today, High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over 2,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries showcasing their products on 11.5 million square feet of show space. Furniture markets had sprung up in Boston, Cincinnati, Jamestown (NY), and sawmill towns like Grand Rapids, with varying degrees of success. Back in Manhattan, dissension in the American Furniture Manufacturers’ Exposition Association eventually dissolved the organization and in early 1906 the New York Furniture Exchange was organized. The Exchange continued to host semi-annual expositions in various locations around the city, including the Grand Central Palace, a vacant building at 440 Lafayette Street, the Siegel-Cooper Building, and the Armion Building. In 1924, the Exchange purchased property for $700,000 at what was then 206 Lexington Avenue to erect a 16-story, 500,000-square-foot furniture market building, designed by architect Ely Jacques Kahn, which opened two years later. In the late ’70s, the building began to focus on interior design and architecture, officially becoming the New York Design Center in 1981.

Top: Distinctive entrance to the High Point Furniture Market. Middle: Postcard for Chicago’s American Furniture Mart Building (1933). Bottom: Louis Lozowick, New York Furniture Exchange (1953).

Furniture markets have continued to spread throughout the country, with major centers in Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Back in New York, 200 Lex's annual What's New, What's Next fall event showcases new ideas, designs, materials, and products plus presentations, book signings, and panel discussions with the industry's top editors, designers, and manufacturers. In 1916, a writer for The Grand Rapids Furniture Report described the markets as “the materialized evolution of an idea; the necessity of progress. Still vigorously growing, I believe it is but at the threshold of larger and greater achievements in the future.” A century later, the future has never looked larger or greater.


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