Hot Stuff – ICFF

Here are my favorites from the ICFF Fair. Many of these are practical solutions that will enhance any project, and a few are just plain fun.

Day One – lots of ground to cover.

Cabinet Knobs by Frank and Allart of Connecticut

UK, HArdward, Accessories, Morotcycle, Susex

The coolest both was by Buster and Punch , 2 British architects who design everything from motorcycles to accessories.

gel, fireplace, hearth, modern

HearthCabinet is the only approved gel fuel fireplaces in New York. They had some funky designs as well as some that can beautifully integrated.

windsor, chair, wood chair,

Coolican and Company has produced this simple, modern take on the Windsor Chair.

Brass plimbing faucets spouts

WATERMARK has the most beautiful options for their new collection of faucets. Brass rules!

silver, ewer, pitcher, Viennese

This ewer by Otto Prutscher, Krug, Entwurf is from the 1930’s. The Wiener Silber Manufacturer has made gorgeous cutlery and accessories since 1882.

Great tub by Villeroy & Boch lifted gently on chrome legs

sink, stone, jewel

This stone vessel sink by Stone Forest brings new meaning to the phrase “jewelry for the home”.

And finally, Melody Rose made us chuckle with her insouciant tableware.

Posted in Accessories, Apartment Design, Architect, Art, Bathroom, Brass, Chair, Design, Design Diary, Fixtures and Fittings, Furniture, Hardware, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lighting, New York Design, New York Design Center, Nickel, NoMad, Photography, Plumbing, Table Top, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You’re The Top

I recently redesigned the elevators at The Townsend Building at 1123 Broadway, which is a historic building in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. Kew Managment featured this project on their website, which I include below.

The building was designed in 1896 and has Historic Landmark Status. There are great architectural details inside and out. I chose to draw cues from both the original structure and some of the changes that have occurred over the last 120 years.

You can see from the photos that there are many gorgeous details that remain.

Stair hall, facade and lobby of The Townsend Building at 1123 Broadway

The lobby walls are Calacatta marble, with gray accents and there are details in the floor of a copper colored stone. This is where I drew inspiration for the elevator materials. I interpreted this with a man-made product from Porcelanosa that will be extremely easy to maintain, as it is not porous like stone. There are elegant brass reveals that I used in between stone in the same manner.

Details from the existing lobby of The Townsend Building at 1123 Broadway

The design intent was not to replicate the past, but to create a bright, modern elevator that uses cues from the existing, yet feels fresh and new.

elevator, new york, historic buidlng, 1123 Broadway

The new elevators which have given this building a lift.

The article below from Kew Management explains more.

Barry Goralnick Gives the Townsend Building a Design Lift

Monday March 19, 2018
Posted in Architect, Brass, Design, Design Diary, Elevator Design, Interior Design, LED Fixtures, New York Design, NoMad, Thmpson Building, Tile, Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Yesterday I toured the AD Home Show on Pier 92 in Manhattan and picked a dozen of my new favorite products. Some of them are practical and some are decorative, but they are all pretty exciting.

Barry Goralnkick, AD Home Show

Wood and Resin Dining Table from Ecowood

Gold Leaf Porcelain Tableware by Daniel Levy

Elegant Cabinet Pull From Debra Folz

New Crystal Sink from Franke with Glass Panel covering the drain. Because who wants to see the drain?

Whimsical Wallpaper from Nottene. This one is from Scandinavian towns. Great for a kid’s room.

Floor Lamp, Brass. Modern Lighitng

Chic Brass and Black Floor Lamp from Simon Johns

Ilve makes appliances in a host of colors with different metals. Everyone knows I am a fan of gold.

Beautiful Floral Wallpaper from Aimee Wilder

Nifty little brass sconce by Allied Maker

I always love these simple switches from Forbes & Lomax

Plaster, Gilding, Gilt, Provedence, Barry Goralnick, Ben Watkins

Gorgeous White Plaster Wall Sculpture with Gilding by Ben Watkins of Providence.

And this was my favorite dining room at Dining by Design for DIFFA. By Gensler and Associates, this setting was lovely and poetic – the spectrum of rainbow colored paper cranes signifying peace and understanding.

I got lots of new ideas from the AD Home Show this year – enough for “A Million Dreams.”  And when it comes to inspiration, too much is “Never Enough.”

Posted in Accessories, Architect, Barry Goralnick, Brass, Design, Dolce & Gabbana, Events, Fixtures and Fittings, Furniture, Hardware, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lighting, New York Design, Plumbing, Press, Sconce, Table Top, Uncategorized, Wallpaper | Tagged | Leave a comment