edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 4/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Cue the Strings
He turned heads with the post-9/11 World Trade Center's transit hub, and now architect Santiago Calatrava is designing the permanent home for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Opening in 2008, the 279,600-square-foot center of concrete, steel, and glass will seat 2,000 concertgoers under his signature swooping architecture.
Imagine a hotel where the interiors on one level are by Jean Nouvel, and on another it's Arata Isozaki; the bar is a Marc Newson. You've just pictured Hotel Puerta América opening in Madrid this May. Barcelona-based developer Silken Hotel Group hatched the ambitious project. A total of 19 renowned architects and designers are involved, including Richard Gluckman, John Pawson, and Zaha Hadid.
Besides being one of Jacqueline Kennedy's favorite shutterbugs, Mark Shaw chronicled decades of fashion for Life, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar. May 27 through June 30, Chicago's Swedish furniture showroom Svenska Möbler will place 28 of the late photographer's images on display in "High Style: Where Fashion and Art Meet."
Batik is Back
"Batik Fashion/American Style," at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, gathers more than 25 examples of the fabric-dying art. From May 7 to September 4, the show will display collaborative works by U.S. designers and Indonesian batik artists.
Too Cool for School
Tomorrow's Tom Fords and Yeohlee Tengs could be among the Parsons School of Design students showing their clothes and accessories in the school's 57th annual benefit fashion show, May 9 at New York's Chelsea Piers. Saks Fifth Avenue, Piaggio, and PETA collaborated on some of the student projects. All proceeds go toward the school's academic programs and scholarships.