Staff -- Interior Design, 4/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Ron Arad Associates
"It Takes Two," page 200
principal: Ron Arad.
completed projects: Duomo Hotel in Rimini, Italy; a guest floor at Hotel Puerta America in Madrid; a Maserati showroom in Modena, Italy; Y's clothing boutique in Tokyo; products for Alessi, Artemide, Cappellini, Cassina, Draenert Studio, Driade, Fiam Italia, Kartell, Moroso, Swarovski, and Vitra; limited-edition pieces for the Gallery Mourmans in Maastricht, Netherlands.
current projects: A museum in Holon, Israel.
honors: Gio Ponti International Design Award; Barcelona Primavera International Award for Design; Salon du Meuble Designer of the Year.
born: Arad is a native of Tel Aviv.
bred: He is also a graduate of London's Architectural Association.
62 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN, U.K.; 44-20-7284-4963; ronarad.com.
"Luxury Goods," page 232
principal: Eric Carlson.
completed projects: Ten Louis Vuitton boutiques in Europe and Asia; a Celine boutique in Paris; penthouse apartments and Celux private club in Tokyo.
current projects: TAG Heuer headquarters in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; residences in Paris and Japan; a boutique hotel in Israel; a boutique hotel and spa, 10 luxury villas, and a winery, all in Uruguay; custom wooden furniture.
honors: Outstanding-design award from Seoul Metropolitan Government.
his bag: On the road 75 days a year, Carlson travels with a Louis Vuitton overnight bag.
in his bag: He never leaves home without his toothpaste.
54 Rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris, France; 33-1-44-82-76-76; carbondale.fr.
"Book Smart/Street Smart," page 248
principal: Sam O'Donahue.
completed projects: Robert Kree hair salon, Avalon nightclub, and XL lounge, all in New York; bottles for Evian water and Banana Republic perfume.
current projects: A second Robert Kree in New York; a boutique hotel in Moscow; a vodka bottle.
relatives (close): Monkeying around with his three sons.
relatives (distant): Visiting his mother on her finca in Spain.
95 Horatio Street, 334, New York, NY 10014; 646-262-7981; establishedny.com.
Nathalie Jean Architecte
"Isn't It Romantic?" page 240
principal: Nathalie Jean.
completed projects: Luisa Beccaria in Moscow; an apartment and beauty salon in Milan; products for Driade, Rosenthal, and Abet.
current projects: A jewelry collection in gold, rubies, and diamonds.
first: Jean started designing jewelry after playing around with folded paper, which she gold-leafed and turned into a necklace.
first: In 2000, she curated a groundbreaking Jean Prouvé exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan.
"Sparkle and Stardust," page 208
principal: Patrick Jouin.
completed projects: Bar du Plaza Athénée and restaurants Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, La Terrasse Montaigne, and BE Boulangépicier, all in Paris; a plastic-products factory in Nantes, France; furnishings for Cassina, Fermob, Kartell, Ligne Roset, and Materialise.
current projects: Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, Charm & More time-share, and a rental system for urban cyclists, all in Paris; Auberge de l'Ill restaurant in Illhaeusern, France; a house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
honors: Maison & Objet Créateur de l'Année; Enseigne d'Or.
shopping destination: Jouin buys his signature jackets from Yohji Yamamoto and Prada.
shopping around: He likes to browse at Parisian bookstore La Hume.
8 Passage de la Bonne Graine, 75011 Paris, France; 33-1-55-28-89-20. patrickjouin.com.
"Land of the Free," page 226
principal: Fabio Novembre.
completed projects: Meltin' Pot showroom in Milan. Bisazza showrooms in Milan; Berlin; New York; and Barcelona, Spain. Una Hotel Vittoria in Florence, Italy. Tardini boutique in New York. Furniture for Cappellini and Meritalia.
current projects: Meltin' Pot showroom in Paris. Stuart Weitzman boutiques in Los Angeles; Boston; Monaco; Capri, Italy; and Saint-Tropez, France.
down to earth: "I make gifts of pins to ensure I never put on airs."
in the clouds: "I want to love till I die."
26 Via Perugino, 20135 Milan, Italy; 39-02-504104; novembre.it.
"Book Smart/Street Smart," page 248
principal: Rafael Berkowitz.
completed projects: Yujin restaurant, a condominium facade and lobby, and residences, all in New York; Dior in Los Angeles and Paris.
current projects: Chris Chase salon, an office, a restaurant, and residences, all in New York; a house in Cutchogue, New York.
south: Berkowitz hails from Caracas, Venezuela.
north: He moved to the U.S. in 1990 to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
445 West 19th Street, 6F, New York, NY 10011; 212-691-5922; rbarchitect.com.
Rogers Marvel Architects
"Theory and Practice," page 216
principal: Robert Rogers.
principal: Jonathan Marvel.
completed projects: Stephen Gaynor School and Ballet Hispanico, Studio Museum in Harlem, and New York Stock Exchange security and streetscapes, all in New York; Pratt Institute School of Architecture and 14 Townhouses in Brooklyn, New York; South Fork Museum and Natural Center in Southampton, New York; boutiques and offices for Theory nationally and Kate Spade worldwide.
current projects: Battery Maritime Building, Battery Park City security and streetscapes, and residences, all in New York; Westchester Reform Temple and School in Scarsdale, New York; houses, a public park, and headquarters for an energy company, all in Cody, Wyoming.
honors: AIA New York Chapter Medal of Honor; AIA awards at state and national levels; Architecture League of New York Emerging Voices award.
constant: Rogers always wears Lucchese boots.
constant: Marvel always wears Theory suits.
145 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-941-6718; rogersmarvel.com.
"It Takes Two," page 200
partner: Francesco Fresa.
partner: Germán Fuenmayor.
completed projects: Eight Dolce & Gabbana boutiques in Italy; Dolce & Gabbana production facilities in Florence, Italy; low-income housing and Edison offices in Milan.
current projects: A showroom and exhibition building in Milan; a business center in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
young: As two of four partners, they founded their studio in 1996.
old: Their studio is a converted 1920's workshop.
1 Via Palermo, 20121 Milan, Italy; 39-02-8909-6130; piuarch.it.
"Rock and Roll Fantasy," page 254
principal: Masamichi Katayama.
completed projects: OriginalFake, Loopwheeler, and Pierre Hermé Paris stores and Restaurant Tanga, all in Tokyo; A Bathing Ape stores in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and New York; Uniqlo flagship in New York.
current projects: Tokyo Midtown mixed-use complex and the lobby and guest suites of Tokyo Curry Lab residential high-rise; A Bathing Ape in Taipei, Taiwan.
now: My Architect is a recent favorite DVD.
forever: "Lou Reed is a rock musician who never fades."
1-21-18 Ebisu-minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan; 81-3-5725-8989; wonder-wall.com.
"More, More, More," page 192
principal: Chih Chung Shen.
completed projects: Houses in Taipei, Taiwan; Paulaner Brauhaus restaurant in Shanghai.
current projects: Gee Yuan restaurant and residences in Taipei.
imitation: Shen decries the copycats rampant in Asia.
flattery: He favors buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Peter Zumthor.
14 Alley 17, Lane 79, KeeLung Road Section 2, 110 Taipei, Taiwan; 886-2377-2208.
"Theory and Practice," page 216
president and creative director: Mark Zeff.
completed projects: Night Hotel, Red Cat restaurant, Cornelia day resort, and residences for Annie Leibovitz and Hilary Swank, all in New York; Town Hall restaurant in San Francisco; Social Hollywood restaurant-club in Los Angeles; Social Miami.
current projects: Borough Food & Drink, Carlyle Spa, and Fitzpatrick Hotel, all in New York; Stay Social hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
honors: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.
secret passion: Lunch.
secret weapon: His nine iron.
515 West 20th Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011; 212-580-7090; zeffdesign.com.
Designers in Hospitality
Mario Botta Architetto
"A Spa for the Spirit," page 268
principal: Mario Botta.
completed projects: Museum Jean Tinguely Basel in Switzerland; restoration of La Scala in Milan; Chiesa del Santo Volto in Turin, Italy; Cymbalista Synagogue in Tel Aviv.
current projects: A casino in Campione, Italy.
masters: Early in his career, Botta worked for both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn.
16 Via Ciani, 6904 Lugano, Switzerland; 41-91-972-8625; botta.ch.
Kengo Kuma & Associates
"The Essence of Edo," page 281
principal: Kengo Kuma.
completed projects: Masanari Murai Art Museum in Tokyo; Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, LVMH in Osaka, Yusuhara town hall, and residences, all in Japan.
current projects: Suntory Museum and a residence in Tokyo; a housing project in Suzhou, China; a restaurant in London; a teahouse in Frankfurt.
honors: Marble Architecture Award; Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award; International Stone Architecture Award; Togo Murano.
armchair travel: Kuma spends nonworking hours reading books on history.
2-24-8 Minamiaoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan; 81-3-3401-7721; kkaa.co.jp.
Designers in Walk-Through
Jonathan Adler ("The Top Design," page 66), 333 Hudson Street, Suite 702, New York, NY 10013; 212-645-2802; jonathanadler.com.
ArchLab ("Tibi's Tepee," page 84), 1 Union Square West, Suite 506, New York, NY 10003; 212-647-1399; archlabstudio.com.
Archtype ("Urban Edge," page 94), 1-15-9 Shibuya, 313, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan; 81-3-5766-2402.
Dialogue 38 ("Hide-and-Seek," page 76), 865 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1V6, Canada; 416-979-8882; dialogue38.com.
MR Architecture + Decor ("The Top Design," page 66), 245 West 29th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212-989-9300; mrarch.com.
SPG Architects ("House of Blass," page 102), 136 West 21st Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011; 212-366-5500; spgarchitects.com.
Designer in Crosslines
Bonetti/Kozerski Studio ("The Daredevil Wears Prada," page 170), 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 906, New York, NY 10012; 212-343-9898; bonettikozerski.com.
Designer in Centerfold
Robert McKinley Creative Services ("The Man With the Midas Touch," page 186), 544 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212-947-8000; robertmckinley.com.
In "By Invitation Only" (May, page 288), Langdon Wilson International specified floor tile manufactured by B.lab Italia and distributed by Jockimo.
Modernica made the chairs in "What's in a Name?" (January, page 186).
"Swatches at an Exhibition" (March, page 105) was shot by Jeremy Frechette, 243 West 75th Street, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10023; 616-291-6933; jeremyfrechette.com.