Staff -- Interior Design, 1/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
It Took a Village
Firm: Agence Jouin Manku
partner: Patrick Jouin
partner: Sanjit Manku
completed projects: Jules Verne restaurant in Paris; Spoon Byblos in Saint-Tropez, France; Alain Ducasse in London; Gilt in New York; Mix in New York and Las Vegas.
current projects: Altitude restaurant and Charm + More hotels in Paris; Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques in Hong Kong; W and Mandarin Oriental hotels in Europe; a Swatch event space in China.
two: Jouin worked for Philippe Starck before founding his firm in 1998; Manku worked for Yabu Pushelberg before joining Jouin in 2001.
one: Agence Jouin Manku launched in 2008.
8 Passage de la Bonne Graine, 75011 Paris, France; 33-1-55-28-89-20; jouinmanku.com.
The Zoo Story
Firm: Heinle, Wischer und Partner Freie Architekten
partner: Thomas Heinle
completed projects: A government training facility and a medical center in Dresden, Germany.
current projects: An office complex in Stuttgart, Germany; a medical center in Wroclaw, Poland.
local hero: Heinle has been altering the architectural profile of Dresden for 15 years.
new kid in town: He recently opened an office in Wroclaw.
10A Wettiner Platz, 01067 Dresden, Germany; 49-351-477700; heinlewischerpartner.de.
What Would Bunshaft Do?
Firm: Highland Associates
principal, design director: Glenn Leitch, AIA
completed projects: Renovation of the base and structure of the Statue of Liberty, Mundi-Westport showroom, and a Bloomingdale's satellite, all in New York; a house in Bridgehampton, New York.
current projects: Playboy Enterprises, ABKCO Music & Records, and Ellis Island Immigration Museum expansion, all in New York.
deconstructed: Leitch wears his Elie Tahari dress shirts with the tail out.
constructed: His favorite house was built by Albert Frey in 1962 in Palm Springs, California.
228 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017; 212-681-0200; highlandassociates.com.
What Would Bunshaft Do?
Firm: Lissoni Associati
principal: Nicoletta Canesi
completed projects: Zanin pastry shop in Milan; Al Porto hotel in Zurich; Bentley Hotel Istanbul; Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza in Tokyo; residences in Europe.
current projects: Shangri-La Miami hotel; Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem; restoration of the Teatro Ventaglio Nazionale in Milan.
honors: Red Dot Award; Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards.
clothing: Canesi's Elie Tahari "little black dress" gets a lot of use.
accessory: Scarves are her favorite.
9 Via Goito, 20121 Milan, Italy; 39-02-6571942; lissoniassociati.it.
Firm: Shelton, Mindel & Associates
principal: Lee Mindel
completed projects: Polo Ralph Lauren headquarters in New York. Residences in New York; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; East Hampton and Southampton, New York. Products for Knoll, Waterworks, and Larsen.
current projects: A hotel and residences in New York; a museum in Greenwich, Connecticut; a town house in London.
honors: Interior Design Hall of Fame and Best of Year Awards; Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award; AIA awards.
instant breakfast: A street-cart doughnut or oatmeal from the office-building restaurant.
fast food: Eaten in the elevator up to Mindel's 12th-floor office.
56 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010; 212-206-6406; sheltonmindel.com.
Flying Business Class
Firm: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
principal: Lee Skolnick
completed projects: Residential lofts for 151 Wooster in New York; Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Kamique Villas in Anguilla, British West Indies.
current projects: Queens Library in New York; Shoal Bay resort in Anguilla, British West Indies; Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles.
honors: National, state, and local AIA Honor Awards; Cooper Union Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement.
first: Skolnick completed the "Once Upon an Island" exhibit at the Staten Island Children's Museum in 1982.
foremost: He just finished the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in New York.
7 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010; 212-989-2624; skolnick.com.