Staff -- Interior Design, 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Designers in Works
Matali Crasset Productions
"Simply Fetching," page 272
Principal: Matali Crasset.
Completed projects: An apartment in Nice, France; Lieu Commun boutique and Végétable restaurant in Paris; a bed for Domeau & Pérès; a chair for Dune; a table for Top-Mouton.
Current projects: A palazzo renovation in Padua, Italy; a farm in Pays de la Loire.
Pet-friendly: "As a child, I fed the lambs on my father's farm."
Working like a dog: "I'm always juggling 50 projects simultaneously."
26 Rue du Buisson Saint-Louis, 75010 Paris, France; 33-1-42-40-99-89; matalicrasset.com.
"Five-Alarm Firehouse," page 292
Principal: Jean-Marc Ibos.
Principal: Myrto Vitart.
Completed projects: An adolescent-treatment facility at the Hôpital Cochin in Paris; the renovation and extension of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lille, France.
Current projects: A municipal archive in Rennes, France; a public library in Strasbourg, France; Museo dell'Audiovisivo in the Palazzo della Civilità Italiana in Rome.
Moral: "We don't do good or bad."
Modus operandi: "We just act."
4 Cité de Paradis, 75010 Paris, France; 33-1-44-83-85-80.
"The Age of Decadence," page 278
Principal: Patrick Jouin.
Completed projects: Bar du Plaza Athénée and Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris; Spoon Byblos in Saint-Tropez, France; Mix New York; Mix Las Vegas; furniture for Cassina and Ligne Roset.
Current projects: Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris; a hotel in Saint-Tropez; furniture for Kartell.
Honors: Créateur de l'Année, Maison & Objet; Enseigne d'Or.
Miss: Jouin never dined at Le Cirque 2000—he was turned away for not wearing a jacket and tie.
Hit: His idea of a perfect meal is a candlelit picnic at Versailles.
8 Passage de la Bonne Graine, 75011 Paris, France; 33-1-55-28-89-20.
Kostow Greenwood Architects
"Top of the Class," page 284
Principal: Michael Kostow.
Completed projects: CNN broadcast center, MTV Networks, NBC DesignWorks, Barnard College media center, and Brooklyn Tabernacle, all in New York.
Current projects: Fir Tree Partners, Mad River Post, and a residential development, all in New York; World Savings Bank in Plainview, New York; Smart Design in San Francisco.
Honors: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.
Lessons learned: "Actually listening to clients."
Home schooling: "Improvising on my jazz guitar."
560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 212-334-0116; kostowgreenwood.com.
Messana O'Rorke Architects
"Heaven Can Wait," page 264
Principal: Brian Messana.
Principal: Toby O'Rorke.
Completed projects: Apartments, Arté Salon, Arrojo Studio, and Cutler beauty salons in New York; Kenzie boutiques in Seattle and Los Angeles; a house in upstate New York.
Current projects: A duplex penthouse and apartments in New York; a house in Malibu, California.
Honors: AIA Merit and Citation awards.
Together: The pair recently expanded their farmhouse in Hudson, New York.
Apart: Messana plays tennis; O'Rorke goes to the movies.
118 West 22nd Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011; 212-807-1960; messanaororke.com.
"Silk and Steel," page 256
Principal: William Sofield.
Completed projects: Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, and Boucheron boutiques worldwide; Soho Grand Hotel in New York; residences in Los Angeles.
Current projects: Gucci worldwide; residences in New York; a second furniture collection for Baker.
Honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame.
For the body: Sofield does weight training four times a week.
For the spirit: He gardens at his house in Southampton, New York.
380 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-473-1300.
Photographers in Works
Elizabeth Felicella ("Heaven Can Wait," page 264), 998 Amsterdam Avenue, 4A, New York, NY 10025; 212-662-8039; elizabethfelicella.com.
Jean-François Jaussaud ("Simply Fetching," page 272), Luxproductions, 32 Rue Lénine, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France; 33-1-41-95-87-80; luxproductions.com.
Nathan Kirkman ("Silk and Steel," page 256), 845 West Fulton Market Street, 303, Chicago, IL 60607; 630-254-1935; nathankirkman.com.
Eric Laignel ("The Age of Decadence," page 278; "Five-Alarm Firehouse," page 292), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrian Wilson ("Top of the Class," page 284), 990 Avenue of the Americas, 10N, New York, NY 10018; 212-729-7077; interiorphotography.net.
"Setting the Pace" (January, page 133) included an image incorrectly captioned as Synygy by Hillier Architecture. The correct photo for Synygy is now on interiordesign.net.
In "Safari in the Sky" (January, page 230), the living room's rug is by BDDW.