Designers in this Issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 9/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Aero Studios ("Checking In With Aero," page 236), a combination interior design firm, architecture practice, and furniture gallery, was cofounded by Thomas O'Brien in 1992. Besides residential jobs for such clients as Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani, O'Brien has worked in the arenas of retail (Emporio Armani and Waterworks Collection stores), hospitality (restaurants Patroon in New York and Indochine in Los Angeles), and furniture design (Hickory Chair). He has been practicing since 1986, when he received a BFA from New York's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. 132 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-966-4700.
Ceglic ("Romancing the Shed," page 194) was founded by Jack Ceglic in 1977, when he designed the first Dean & DeLuca gourmet-food shop in SoHo. The firm continued to design Dean & DeLucas nationwide and has also developed numerous corporate-identity programs. In 1994, Junichi Satoh, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, was hired as an assistant designer; he is now an associate. He and the founder-president are currently working on projects in the Napa Valley, California, and Water Mill and East Hampton, New York. 133 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-260-4518.
Fernlund + Logan Architects ("Maximum Maharam," page 172) was formed in 1993 by Solveig Fernlund and Neil Logan. The firm handles both commercial and residential work; a weekend house for jewelry designer Ted Muehling and illustrator Mats Gustafson is a recent example. Other projects include interior architecture for Art + Commerce, Epoch Films, Esprit International, Trollbäck & Company, and Visionaire. With Maharam, Fernlund + Logan has developed the Arvid line of furniture, sold at Moss in Manhattan. 414 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-9628.
Rockwell Group ("Bright Lights, Big Hair," page 186), David Rockwell's 90-member firm, is most renowned for high-end hotels and such restaurants as Nobu and Vong in New York. Household-name clients include Disney and Coca-Cola. Hollywood's Kodak Theatre is among recent large-scale, mixed-use, entertainment, and master-planning projects. Currently in the process of developing a range of textiles, lighting, and furniture, the firm was also responsible for the sets of Broadway's Rocky Horror Show. The Hairspray project's associate in charge, Barry Richards, earned his master's of architecture degree at Princeton University; he joined the Rockwell Group in 1997. 5 Union Square West, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-463-0334.
Philip Tusa Architect ("Skyline Studio," page 218) is the firm of a design veteran who earned a master's in architecture from Pratt Institute, then worked at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Perkins & Will, and Gensler. In 1974, he founded Philip Tusa Design, renamed eight years ago. An insatiable devotee of the unexpected, he has designed an Alexander Calder–inspired skateboard park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He oversees an ongoing project for a branch of the New York Public Library. 160 Fifth Avenue, Penthouse, New York, NY 10010; 212-367-8385; philiptusa.com.
Work ("Made to Measure," page 164) was formed in 1997 by Rachael Gray and Jim Watt, who had collaborated loosely since their days at Princeton University's Graduate School of Architecture. The 12-person firm currently spends 50 percent of its time on residential jobs, for example a 22,000-square-foot house in Canada. Commercial projects in Manhattan currently include a branch of Gray's Papaya, owned by Gray's husband. 100 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-343-2234. 601 Bangs Avenue, 8th Floor, Asbury Park, NJ 07712; 732-776-9224.
Yabu Pushelberg ("On the Town," page 230), established in 1980 by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, has completed hospitality and retail projects for such clients as Keilhauer, Bergdorf Goodman, Carolina Herrera, and Toronto's Monsoon Restaurant and Lounge, winner of a James Beard Foundation design award in 1998. Additionally, the firm has designed furniture for International Contract Furnishings and Nienkämper and properties for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Tokyo and Hong Kong locations are now under construction. B.R. Guest restaurant group, which owns and operates Blue Fin at the W hotel in Times Square, has commissioned Yabu Pushelberg for a Mexican-themed New York restaurant, slated to open this fall. 55 Booth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2M3, Canada; 416-778-9779. 138 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-226-0808.
Designers in New York's Finest
Archi-Tectonics ("Bit by Bit," page 104), 111 Mercer Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012; 212-226-0303.
Donald Billinkoff ("GLAAD Tidings," page 112), 310 Riverside Drive, Suite 202-1, New York, NY 10025; 212-678-7755.
Boschen Design, Architecture ("Art of Glass," page 125), 9 Murray Street, Suite 4SW, New York, NY 10007; 212-619-2440.
Louise Braverman, Architect ("Poetic License," page 87), 16 East 79th Street, Suite 43, New York, NY 10021; 212-879-6155.
CMS Design ("What's in Season?" page 94), 145 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-219-9191.
Comma ("Middle Ground," page 107), 149 Wooster Street, 4NW, New York, NY 10012; 212-420-7866.
James D'Auria Associates Architects ("The Shoe Fits," page 122), 20 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; 212-268-1142.
Enter Architecture ("Go West," page 84), 40 Peck Slip, 4F, New York, NY 10038: 212-349-3259.
Glen & Company ("No Reservations," page 117), 13 East 37th Street, 7A, New York, NY 10016; 212-689-2779.
3deluxe ("Cosmic Boutique," page 77), 18 Nerotal, 65193 Wiesbaden, Germany; 49-611-9522-050; 3deluxe.de.
In "Carnegie Visionaries" (June, page 48), What's Your Vision student winner Mary Kanafani should have been listed as a pupil of the University of Texas, San Antonio.