Staff -- Interior Design, 9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
"Color Play," page 188
principal: John Barman.
completed projects: An estate in Delaware, Ohio; George Stephanopoulos's apartment in New York; the restoration of a mid-century house in Bel Air, California; Groundworks Fabric showrooms in the U.S.
current projects: Residences in Remsenburg and Sagaponack, New York; a loft in New York; a shag collection for the Rug Company.
secret passion: Painting colorful, abstract oils on canvas.
secret weapon: A BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
500 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 212-838-9443.
Desgrippes Gobé Group
"Back in the Limelight," page 250
director of retail environments: Sam O'Donahue.
completed projects: XL Lounge and Capitale restaurant in New York; the Godiva Chocolatier retail concept worldwide.
current projects: A children's shoe-store chain.
big time: O'Donahue earned his product-design degree, summa cum laude, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
big screen: During a stint in film-set design, he worked on Saving Private Ryan.
411 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-979-8900.
Drake Design Associates
"Empire Building," page 202
principal: Jamie Drake, ASID.
completed projects: Madonna's residence in Los Angeles; residences in New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; a resort residence in Bermuda; a 20th-century American-art showcase in a residence in London.
current projects: A residence in Princeton, New Jersey; the restoration of the New York Society for Ethical Culture; an apartment in Atlanta.
philosophy to work by: "Color, color, and more dynamic color."
philosophy to live by: Ditto.
315 East 62nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10021; 212-754-3099.
"Glitz and Gravitas," page 238
vice president: Joshua Katz.
completed projects: Union Bank of Switzerland, Shearman & Sterling, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, all in New York.
current projects: Sunoco in Philadelphia; Holtzbrinck Publishers in New York.
philosophy: Problem-solve while respectfully challenging clients' expectations.
design director: Keith Rosen, AIA, IIDA.
completed projects: Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood; Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom; and CDC Capital, all in New York.
current projects: Arent Fox and Morgan & Finnegan, both in New York.
philosophy: Keep it simple.
1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020; 212-492-1400.
GV Interior Design
"Mixed Media," page 210
principal: Ghislaine Viñas.
completed projects: Shapiro Design graphics studio in Irvington, New York; Thousand Words film-production office in Los Angeles; residences in New York and Beverly Hills, California.
current projects: Residences in New York.
childhood rush: Opening a box of crayons in her native South Africa.
grown-up rush: Getting her two young daughters and husband out the door in the morning.
67 Vestry Street, 8B, New York, NY 10013; 212-219-7678; gvinteriors.com.
Roger Hirsch Architect
"All the Right Moves," page 244
principal: Roger Hirsch, AIA.
completed projects: Stationery shops and offices for Loop Design and Wired magazine, both in New York. Chrysalis Community AIDS-care facility in Pownal, Vermont. Residences in New York; Fire Island Pines, New York; and Miami.
current projects: Residences in New York; Weston, Connecticut; and Pleasantville, New York. Public-relations firm the Britto Agency in New York.
honors: AIA New York State Design Award for Excellence in Design; AIA New York State Design Award of Merit.
cause: Growing up in a community of Frank Lloyd Wright–designed houses in Pleasantville, New York.
effect: A Wrightian obsession with materials and details.
91 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-219-2609; rogerhirsch.com.
"It's Curtain Time," page 230
principal: Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz.
completed projects: Residences in New York and Miami; Pikayo restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico; showroom displays for Kohler in Wisconsin.
current projects: Residences in the Bahamas and New Orleans; a 20,000-square-foot Furnished Quarters store in New York.
art class: Minoring in the history of the baroque at the University of Puerto Rico.
music class: Designing four residences for rock star Lenny Kravitz.
75 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-343-9709.
"Prize Possessions," page 226
principal: Scott Specht.
principal: Louise Harpman.
completed projects: Headquarters for OXO International and Oasis Advertising, both in New York; a residence for filmmaker James Schamus and writer Nancy Kricorian in Columbia County, New York; a residence for filmmaker Ang Lee in Westchester County, New York.
current projects: Focus Features and a loft in New York; residences in Wilton, Connecticut; and Columbia County.
honors: Named one of the Emerging Voices by the Architectural League; listed among New York magazine's Top 100 Architects & Decorators.
fun for mom and dad: Collecting radio tubes, wig molds, and other functional objects.
fun for junior: Taking son Ivan to Coney Island to watch the Wonder Wheel.
338 West 39th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212-239-1150.
"Oh So Soho," page 218
principal: Ilse Crawford.
completed projects: An apartment for Dave Stewart in London; a house in Haslemere, U.K.; the Swarovski Crystal Palace Project; helping launch Donna Karan Home as vice president.
current projects: Hotels and boutiques in the U.S.; styling the interiors of the John Pawson–designed Marks & Spencer in Gateshead, U.K.
shelf life: Working on the follow-up to her first book, The Sensual Home.
bookish: Heading the Man and Well-Being department at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
13 Great James Street, London WC1N 3DP, U.K.; 44-20-7242-4739.
"All the Right Moves," page 244
partner, president: Susan Bednar.
partner, vice president: Christina Sullivan.
completed projects: Ralph Lauren Home showrooms, 92 restaurant, Rudolph & Beer office, and residences, all in New York.
current projects: Residences in New York; Waccabuc, New York; East Hampton, New York; and Washington, Connecticut.
name brand: Bednar and Sullivan met at Ralph Lauren while designing retail stores.
name game: "Because tocar means 'to touch' in Spanish," explains Bednar, "a man will occasionally call, looking for a massage parlor."
165 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, New York, NY 10016; 212-779-0037; tocardesign.com.
Photographers in this issue
Elizabeth Felicella ("Mixed Media," page 210), 998 Amsterdam Avenue, 4A, New York, NY 10025; 212-662-8039.
John Horner ("Back in the Limelight," page 250), 38 Oakley Road, Belmont, MA 02478; 617-484-4786.
Lisa Kereszi ("All the Right Moves," page 244), 45 Bushwick Avenue, Suite 3R, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 718-599-7887.
Eric Laignel ("Color Play," page 188; "Empire Building," page 202; "Glitz and Gravitas," page 238), email@example.com.
Bärbel Miebach ("It's Curtain Time," page 230), 21 Gramercy Park South, 2C, New York, NY 10003; 212-475-7754.
Michael Moran Photography ("Prize Possessions," page 226; "All the Right Moves," page 244), 371 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-334-4543; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martyn Thompson ("Oh So Soho," page 218), 561 Broadway, 9C, New York, NY 10012; 212-965-0128.
Designers in Walk-Through
Blue Architects ("Where Push Comes to Shove," page 88), 129 Wasserwerkstrasse, 8037 Zürich, Switzerland; 41-1-3502420; 2A Nieuwpoortkade, 1055 RX Amsterdam, Netherlands; 31-20-6060949; bluearchitects.com.
Arthur Casas Architecture and Design ("Going for the Bronze Medal," page 82), 121 East 24th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-505-1986. 160 Rua Capivari, Pacaembú, 01246-020 São Paulo/SP, Brazil; 55-11-3664-7700.
Hassenstein Design ("The Proof Is in the Pudding," page 78), 180 Varick Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10014; 212-807-7052.
Joel Sanders, Architect ("A Cut Above," page 72), 515 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-431-8751.
Designers in City Living
Atlas Industries ("Home Screening Rooms," page 130), 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217; 718-596-5045; atlaseast.com.
Donald Billinkoff Architects (Downsizing, Uptown," page 126), 310 Riverside Drive, 202-1, New York, NY 10025; 212-678-7755.
S. Russell Groves ("All in the Family," page 115), 210 11th Avenue, Suite 502, New York, NY 10001; 212-929-5221.
Mariano Design ("Call of the Wild," page 118), 300 East 46th Street, 19B, New York, NY 10017; 212-697-0219; marianodesign.net.
Rockwell Group ("Tate Modern," page 120), 5 Union Square West, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212-463-0334.
Specht Harpman ("All in the Family," page 115), 338 West 39th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212-239-1150.
2 Michaels ("A Double Dose of Modern," page 132), 360 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025; 212-662-5358.
Designers in At Work
Bruce Bierman Design ("Open Sesame," page 170), 29 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011; 212-243-1935; biermandesign.com.
Drake Design Associates ("Color Lab," page 172), 315 East 62nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10021; 212-754-3099.
Victoria Hagan Interiors ("View From the Top," page 168), 654 Madison Avenue, Suite 2201, New York, NY 10021; 212-888-1178.
Siskin Valls ("As Time Goes By," page 164), 21 West 58th Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY 10019; 212-752-3790.
Zeff Design ("Raw Talent," page 172), 515 West 20th Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011; 212-580-7090.
In "On a Roll" (August, page 54), the de Young Art Center project should have been described as a collaboration between Lawson Willard Architecture and Logue Studio Design.
The 13-foot-long terra-cotta wine vessel in "Type-A Collectors" (August, page 147) was imported by Lost Art of Venice, California.