Designers and Photographers in this Issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 6/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Architecture+ ("A Nod to Neutra," page 146) is the firm of architect Scott Hughes. He attended the University of Virginia and ran his own firm in Washington, D.C., prior to returning to SCI-Arc for his M.Arch. After a combined three years at StudioWorks and Jones, Partners Architecture in L.A., Hughes collaborated with Design Bureau of Venice, California, a group of SCI-Arc cohorts who assisted on his Florida residence. Hughes founded his current firm when he moved back to the Washington area. Recent projects include Washington's School for Arts and Learning (SAIL) and Hollywood's Grundman Mastering Studio. 1655 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209; 800-707-5848.
Randy Brown Architects Design/Build ("Where's the Beef?" page 170) handles commercial and residential commissions. The firm is currently designing the Better Business Bureau Heartland Office in Omaha, an Omaha retail complex next to the 120 Blondo Street office project published in Interior Design, and a renovation for American Standard's "ugliest bathroom in America" competition. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in interior architecture from Kansas State University and a master's from the University of California, Los Angeles. 6704 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68132; 402-551-7097; www.randybrownarchitects.com.
Chuck Comeau ("Kansas Can-Do," page 140) is CEO, CFO, and founding partner of Dessin Fournir, comprising four home-furnishings companies. His atypical career began at an oil and gas exploration firm. He then founded Dessin Fournir, Classic Cloth, and C.S. Post & Co. and acquired Palmer Hargrave. Along with his corporate duties, he is also responsible for marketing, cost control, design, finance, public relations, "culture development," and customer relations. 308 West Mill Street, Plainville, KS 67663; 785-434-2777.
Brad Dunning ("A Nod to Neutra," page 146) is a Los Angeles interior designer whose stints working for furniture designer Roy McMakin and at the Margo Leavin Gallery and L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art became "accidental training," he says, for his current career. Dunning has worked on residences for photographer-director Dewey Nicks, filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and singer Fred Durst as well as on projects ranging from a bar in Wyoming to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California. Dunning was also part of a team that helped Tom Ford renovate his L.A. home. 8935 Dicks Street, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310-385-0006.
Patrick Jouin ("The Toast of Paris," page 166) graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris in 1992. He worked at Thomson Multimedia under Philippe Starck before joining Starck's own agency as head of furniture design in 1995. In 1998, Jouin both won the special foreign-press jury prize at the Salon du Meuble and decided to go solo. Since then, he has designed sofas for Ligne Roset and Moderno, chairs for Fermob and XO, and three restaurants for Michelin eight-star chef Alain Ducasse: Restaurant Plaza Athénée and 59 Poincaré in Paris as well as Spoon in Saint-Tropez. 8 Passage de la Bonne Graine, 75011 Paris, France; 33-1-55-28-89-20.
Koncept Stockholm ("Swedish Modern," page 134), founded in 1996 and based in the Swedish capital, has completed numerous residential, retail, and commercial projects. The architecture firm's five partners are two married couples—Nils Nilsson and Ann Marie Ekroth, Ulf Maxe and Paola Padoan—plus Cecilia Clase. They all met at a Stockholm firm where they used to work. "Our previous firm was in the process of getting smaller," explains Nilsson, "but we wanted to get bigger." Koncept Stockholm currently employs approximately 20 people. 29 Grev Turegatan, 5-114-38 Stockholm, Sweden; 46-8-545-879-00.
KWID ("Young Turks," page 130) is the Los Angeles interior design firm founded by Kelly Wearstler seven years ago. Known for high-profile hospitality projects, she has also completed residences and a range of corporate, film-production, and medical offices, and her work has been widely published in periodicals and books. Current California projects include the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica and the Estrella resort in Palm Springs. 317 North Kings Road, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323-951-7454.
Powell/Kleinschmidt ("Circle of Life," page 160) is a doubly eponymous practice founded in 1976. Principals Donald Powell and Robert Kleinschmidt are alums of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and both are Interior Design Hall of Fame members. For the past 26 years, the architects have expertly represented Chicago's long legacy of modern design. Their award-winning practice focuses on interior architecture and space planning for a variety of project types, including residential, hospitality, corporate, retail, and institutional. 645 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; 312-642-6450; www.powellkleinschmidt.com.
Shubin + Donaldson Architects ("Modern in Montecito," page 116), established in 1990, handles both residential and commercial commissions. Russell Shubin earned a degree in architecture from California Polytechnic University, studied at the Ecole d'Art et d'Architecture in Fontainebleau, France, and worked for Blurock Partnership in Newport Beach, California. Robin Donaldson earned his bachelor's degree in studio art and art history at the University of California in Santa Barbara and his master's of architecture degree from SCI-Arc. Formerly affiliated with Morphosis Architects, he spent time living and working in Switzerland. He and Shubin recently completed Beverly Hills offices for the Firm, an entertainment-media company. 629 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-966-2802. 3834 Willat Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232; 310-204-0688.
UT ("On the Surface," page 154) was founded by Clarissa Richardson and Heidar Sadeki in 1998. It is now part of the Richardson Sadeki Design Group, which designs commercial and residential interior architecture, graphics, furniture, and products as well as consulting on brand development and visual identity. UT is currently completing a conceptual design for Starwood and an art gallery, both in New York. Recent clients include Milk Studios, Prada, Virgin Atlantic, Bliss, and Coty. 158 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-966-8815.
Photographers in this issue
Farshid Assassi ("Where's the Beef?" page 170), Assassi Productions, P.O. Box 3651, Santa Barbara, CA 93130; 805-895-7703; www.assassi.com.
Christopher Barrett ("Circle of Life," page 160), Hedrich-Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-321-1151.
Dan Bibb ("On the Surface," page 154), 155 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002; 212-228-0103.
Tom Bonner ("Modern in Montecito," page 116), 1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291; 310-396-7125.
Grey Crawford ("Young Turks," page 130), 101 North Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626-304-2646.
Mikael Fjellström ("Swedish Modern," page 134), Ungdomsv, 5-131-40 Nacka, Sweden; 46-70-441-3129.
Ken Hayden ("Garden of Earthly Delights," page 198), 151A Sydney Street, London SW3 6NT, U.K.; 44-20-7376-3219.
Eric Laignel ("A Nod to Neutra," page 146; "The Toast of Paris," page 166), 9 Rue Paul Louis Courier, 75007 Paris, France; 49-172-21-44-090; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul H. Trantow ("Kansas Can-Do," page 140), 720-351-0770; www.altitudearts.com.
Designers in forum
American Design Company ("Perfect Pitch," page 66), 636 Broadway, Room 504, New York, NY 10012; 212-598-4254.
Albano Daminato Studio ("Spread the Word," page 64), 5 Pasir Panjang Road, 04-16 Singapore 118494; 65-9630-8482.
Andre Kikoski Architect ("Tenement Chic," page 70), 137 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-628-4826; www.akarchitect.com.
Meyer Davis Studio ("Perfect Pitch," page 66), 568 Broadway, Suite 507, New York, NY 10012; 212-627-5574.
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture ("On Candid Camera," page 62) 81 Washington Street, Suite 2C, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-834-1193; www.digital-architecture.com.
Photographers in forum
Peter Aaron ("Tenement Chic," page 70), Esto Photographics, 222 Valley Place, Mamaroneck, NY 10543; 914-698-4060.
David Joseph ("Perfect Pitch," page 66), 212-247-2992.
Peter Mealin ("Spread the Word," page 64), 33K Cambridge Road, Singapore 219733; 65-6295-8621.
Heinlein Schrock Stearns Architecture + Design ("At the Movies," page 98), 375 North Front Street, Suite 350, Columbus, OH 43215; 614-221-5407.
Hnedak Bobo Group ("Lest They Forget," page 89), 104 South Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103; 901-525-2557.
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee ("A Virtuoso Performance," page 103), 333 Fayetteville Street Mall, Raleigh, NC 27602; 919-836-9751.
SPF:a ("Call of the Wildwood," page 93), 3384 Robertson Place, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90034; 310-558-0902; www.spfa.com.
Photographers in institutional
Brad Feinknopf ("At the Movies," page 98), 772 North High Street, Suite 201, Columbus, OH 43215; 614-324-0602.
Jeffrey Jacobs ("Lest They Forget," page 89), Architectural Photography, 740 Dickinson Street, Memphis, TN 38107; 901-274-7632.
John Edward Linden ("Call of the Wildwood," page 93), 4422 Via Marina, Suite 703, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 818-888-8544.
James West ("A Virtuoso Performance," page 103), JWest Productions, 919-838-1144; www.jwestproductions.com.