Designers and Photographers in this supplement
Staff -- Interior Design, 10/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Designers in hospitality
Jean Nouvel (The Hotel, page 266), the renowned French architect and designer, is acclaimed for his many innovative projects throughout the world. The subject of several monographs, he has established a reputation for public projects and high-profile buildings that are both technically inventive and symbolically profound. Nouvel's numerous honors include an Aga Khan prize for his Arab World Institute in Paris, a knighthood from France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a Golden Lion award from the Venice Biennale, an honorary fellowship from the American Institute of Architects (Chicago) and a Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Atelier Jean Nouvel, 10 Cité d'Angoulême, 75011 Paris, France, (33) 142-857-330.
Robert Glazier (Ocean Club, page 274) earned his B. Arch. degree from Cornell University, then moved to California where he joined a design firm that, nine years later, assumed the present name of Hill Glazier Architects. Known, as are his colleagues, as a hotel/resort specialist, he most recently participated in projects such as the Four Seasons hotels in Kona, Hawaii, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming; closer to home base he did the architecture for Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. Other jobs, too numerous to cite, have taken him all over the map. Glazier is a member of CNARB (National Council of Architecture Registration Board), AIA; has had his work publicized; and has taught at Cornell. Hill Glazier Architects, 925 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 617-0366.
Robert Barry (Ocean Club, page 274), founder in 1980 of his namesake Los Angeles-based firm, started with a staff of four and today employs 30 design professionals who, collectively, speak ten languages. He earned architecture and interior design degrees from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena; his roster of completed hospitality projects extends to Four Seasons, Starwood, and Imperial hotels worldwide. He cites five Gold Key and one Platinum Circle awards among garnered citations. Jodi Krasner, holder of a B.S. in interior design from California State University at Northridge, is a proficient interior designer and decorator. She, too, is a seasoned pro in hotel design, here and overseas. Barry Design Associates, Inc., 10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 474-7050.
Christian Liaigre (Ocean Club, page 274) calls himself a designer and decorator who believes that nature and true craftsmanship profoundly inspired and influenced his work. Academically trained at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts, he taught drawing techniques at the Academy Charpentier; then, disenchanted in the late '60s with the local lack of interest in the arts, he veered to the very essence of nature: horse breeding. Inevitably he returned to the City of Light, first because he had been asked by Maison Nobilis to design his first furniture collection and also, in '87, to open his own atelier. Always following his tenet that "decoration must not be a fashion" encumbered by superfluous elements, he counts among his clients Lloyds of London, the High Court in Lyon, The Mercer Hotel in New York, the Lalique Museum in Kamura (Japan), the Bora-Bora Club Med village in French Polynesia, many museums, and private residences in England, France, and Asia. In the works are the Lancaster Hotel in Paris and a large department store in Bangkok. Patrick Gilles, a staff member—there are 30 in all—was the assistant designer on the Ocean Club job. In the U.S., Holly Hunt is the exclusive distributor for Liaigre furniture. Christian Liaigre, 122 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France, 331-45561642.
Matteo Thun (SIDE Hotel, page 286) received his Ph.D in architecture from the University of Florence in 1975, then trained as a sculptor at the Oskar Kokoschka Academy, Salzburg, and also studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked in Los Angeles for four years before returning to Milan to work with Ettore Sottsass/Sottsass Associati in 1981. There, Thun was one of the founders and main proponents of the Memphis design group. He left in 1884 to found his own firm. Thun had designed interiors, buildings, and products for such firms as Coca-Cola, Bulgari, Dunkin Donuts, Missoni, Luca Luca, Swatch, Illy, Lavazza, Flos, Rosenthal, and Kartell. He was also a professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Credits for the design of the Side Hotel, Hamburg, extend to project architect Anette Schäfer, and a project team consisting of Stefan Vogel and Simon Schülke (architecture), Michael Catoir (styling), and Theresa Mulet and Dorothee Meier (graphics). Matteo Thun, Studio Thun, via Appiani 9, 20121 Milan, Italy, (39) 02-655-691.
Edward Tuttle (Amanpuri Residence, page 298) studied Architecture and Interior Architecture at Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and University of Washington. He started his design career at the Design Studio of Gumps in San Francisco, and then joined Dale Keller & Associates in Hong Kong in 1970. In 1977, Tuttle established Design Realization with Design Studio in Paris, and since then has designed many residential, commercial, and hospitality projects worldwide. Design Realization, 71 rue des Saints Peres, 75006 Paris, France, (33) 1-42-22-6577.
Photographers in hospitality
Ken Hayden (Amanpuri Residence, Phuket, Thailand), Ken Hayden Photography, 151a Sydney Street, London, England SW3 6NT, (44) 20-7376-3219.
Christoph Kircherer (SIDE Hotel, Hamburg, Germany), 20 rue Chapon, 75003, Paris, France, (33) 1-42-76-05-28.
Vincent Knapp (The Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland), 3 rue de Bruxelles, 75009, Paris, France, (33) 142-857-330.
Thomas Loof (Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas), Studio Ø, 248 Grand Street, #4, New York, NY 10002, (212) 941-7195.