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.
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.
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.
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.
The article below from Kew Management explains more.
Barry Goralnick Gives the Townsend Building a Design Lift
Monday March 19, 2018
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.
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.”