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At London Heathrow Airport, Softroom has completed a swank two-phase redesign and expansion of Virgin Atlantic Airways's business-class clubhouse. The 25,000-square-foot lounge features a grand staircase of polished black granite, a reflecting pool, a spa, and dining options, all with chic furnishings including Eero Aarnio's Bubble chairs.
Call it contract with a conscience: Green-minded Reform specializes in office furniture and systems. An interview with presi- dent and design director Nancy Montgomery sheds light on the firm's recent work, such as custom furnishings for the Philadelphia headquarters of Urban Outfitters—a collaboration with architects Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle.
Kitchen & Bath & More
"Kitchen & Bath Products" (page 110) continues, with additional picks, on the Web. Vitraform's Pullman pedestal sink, for example, comes in peach with a mirror finish or eight other options.
Toast the winners of the 2006 National Design Awards—with a special slide show of work in each category, from interiors to fashion and products.
A photo tribute looks back at the late Joseph Braswell, who died on June 16 at his home in Pensacola, Florida. As the 1986 Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee once said, "Blessed are the beautifiers, for they see God in everthing they do."