Yearly Archives: 2014

There’s No Business Like Show(room) Business

I recently completed a redesign of the John-Richard furniture company’s flagship showroom at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue. They asked me to pick my five favorite pieces from the impressive mix of traditional and modern furniture and … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra (Designer)

I recently purchased a pair of mid-20th-century ceramic candlesticks at End of History that were designed by Sascha Brastoff, a name I wasn’t familiar with. Research revealed that Brastoff (1918-1993) was an extraordinary multi-talent—ceramist, metal sculptor, and jewelry designer, ballet dancer, drag performer, movie … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine

La Bocca, the famous red-lips sofa design dates back to 1936. It was designed by Salvador Dalí. Influenced by the Dada and Surrealist movements, Dalí based the design on the lips of Mae West. The sofa relates to Dali’s paintings … Continue reading

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