Designers and Photographers in this issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 9/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Timpson Seggerman (West Village Residence, page 196), is an artist and self-educated designer who has built residences for more than 20 years. He established the Inca Building Workshop in 1994 as the fabrication arm of his design practice. Seggerman generously extends credit to his atelier: "The amount of skilled artisans and builders in New York is unbelievable—there's an amazing storehouse of wonderful people." Seggerman's paintings have been exhibited at The Drawing Center, the Painted Bride, and Rotunda Galleries. Timpson Seggerman, 20 Stoddard Place, Brooklyn, NY 11225, (718) 941-2291.
Wayne Turett (TeleMedia Accelerator, page 206), founder and chief of Turett Collaborative Architects, specializes in restaurant, office, and product design. Since opening his studio in 1984, he has won an inordinate quantity of awards, honors, and citations from prestigious publications and industry organizations. Of particular interest is his furniture design, exemplified by Carica, a modular system for diverse end-uses. The holder of architecture degrees from the University of Illinois and Pratt Institute, he has taught or lectured at the City College of New York, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Pratt. Associate Virginia San Fratello, the project manager and designer on the job, earned her M. Arch. degree from Columbia University. She joined Turett three years ago. Anke Obermaier held the role of assistant. Turett Collaborative Architects, 86 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013, (212) 965-1244.
Comma (Manhattan Apartment, page 212) was founded in 1998 by David Khouri and Roberto Guzman, both native Californians and classmates from Columbia University's Master of Architecture program. Having worked at various architectural firms, they began their collaboration by designing furniture and have recently returned to architecture as their main focus. Current projects include a penthouse loft and roof renovation, a women's clothing store, and a private residence, all in New York, along with numerous furniture pieces and a line of architectural lighting for Sirmos. Comma, 9 West 19th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10011, (212) 929-4866.
Specht Harpman (Oasis Advertising Agency, page 218) was founded in 1995 by Scott Specht and Louise Harpman, partners in their professional and private lives. He graduated from the University of Florida and Yale School of Architecture, then worked as a designer with Daniel Libeskind, Deborah Berke, and Kohn Pedersen Fox. She, after graduating from Harvard, also earned her postgraduate degree at Yale, and now is a critic in architectural design and studio coordinator at the Yale School of Architecture. Recently tapped to design the national headquarters of DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, the co-principals are working on ground-up residential projects in Hillsdale, North Salem, and Larchmont, all in New York; renovation work in Manhattan; and custom furniture assignments. Specht Harpman, 338 West 39th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018, (212) 239-1150.
Daniel Rowen Architect (Michael Kors, page 224) was founded in 1995 by Daniel Rowen, following 10 years of professional partnership with Frank Lupo. The firm handles a wide range of commercial, residential, and retail design, and has recently completed a residence for Ian Schrager in collaboration with Philippe Starck, as well as a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Current projects include Michael Kors stores in London and Tokyo, and participation in the Sagaponack project, a residential development organized by Richard Meier. Project team members for the Kors store include Bruce Irwin, John Ottinger, and Jose Coriano. Daniel Rowen Architect, 448 West 37th Street, Studio 12B, New York, NY 10018, (212) 947-9109.
David Mann (Manhattan Apartment, page 230), last profiled in this journal six months ago, has headed his own firm MR Architecture + Décor for seven years. Before then he spent a couple of decades learning the ropes at Fox & Fowle and other design firms. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute; handles commercial and residential work worldwide; and figures that the Takashimaya shop in New York probably is the best-known among his retail jobs. James Corbett, an independent practitioner who often collaborates with Mann, was the project designer. MR Architecture + Décor, 150 West 28th Street, Suite #1102, New York, NY 10001, (212) 989-9300.
Beyer Blinder Belle (Mark Morris Dance Company, page 234) is a New York-based firm founded in 1968 by John Belle, John H. Beyer, and Richard Blinder. Renowned for their work in historical preservation—in particular, Grand Central Terminal—the firm also works extensively in urban planning and contemporary design. They were awarded the Medal of Honor by the New York chapter of the AIA. Completed and ongoing projects include: the 42nd Street Development; the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Japan Society, Henri Bendel, and the South Street Seaport Museum Block, all in New York. Partner Frederick Bland, FAIA, AICP, was joined on the Mark Morris Dance Company by associate Andrea Wickham, project architect, and associate Peter R. Scaglione, AIA, AICP, project manager. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners LLP, 41 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003, (212) 777-7800.
Gensler New York (Eighth-floor Studio, page 240) appointed Mark Morton, vice president and design director of the New York office, to head the team encharged with the redesign of the eighth floor at One Rockefeller Plaza. Academically trained at Parsons School of Design and holder of a B.F.A. degree from New York University School for the Arts, he has worked on a variety of financial, technological, display, and retail accounts. Among clients are Credit Suisse First Boston, Davis, Polk & Wardwell, Liz Claiborne, Rockefeller Center, HBO, et al. Team colleagues were Madeline Burke-Vigeland, Ana Gonzalez, Ambrose Kelly, Connie Pelina-Lueken, Henry Hong, and Susan Merrell. Gensler, One Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, (212) 492-1400.
Harley Swedler (JAM house, page 246) is a licensed architect who prefers the instant gratification of object design. He creates site-specific works of Judaica on commission as well as houseware products for widespread distribution. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum and has been shown in exhibitions at the American Craft Museum, the Nina Freudenheim Gallery, the Joanne Rapp Gallery, and Harvard University. A frequent lecturer and guest critic, he earned a B.Arch. degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. Harley Swedler Architects, 435 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797, (516) 692-0264.
Resolution: 4 Architecture (Hells Kitchen Loft, page 254) was founded by architects Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz in 1990. The 12-person firm has completed residential, institutional, and commercial projects. Recent jobs include an apartment for Peter Eisenman, offices for the branding firm Siegelgale, a winning competition entry for an amphitheater in South Carolina, and AIA Award-winning offices for Thunderhouse. Following completion of bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from The Ohio State University and completion of the professional development program at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Tanney worked in the offices of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates. Luntz's previous experience was Gwathmey Siegel; Perkins & Will; Beyer Blinder Belle; and McCree Architects. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of Florida and Columbia, respectively. Resolution: 4 Architecture, 150 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001, (212) 675-9266.
FTF Design Studio (Lux Studios, page 260) was founded in 1998 by a husband and wife team, West Chin and Roseann Repetti. Repetti is a former fashion editor and stylist. Chin, the son of an architect, began his design experience at age 13, assisting his father, W.P. Chin. The elder Chin consulted with FTF on the design of Lux Studios and often consults or collaborates on their projects. FTF's client base is primarily in the fashion industry. Among their clients are the models Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, and Shalom Harlow, and fashion photographers Regan Cameron and François Nars. Commercial clients include Nars Cosmetics, Sundari Skincare, and Eatery restaurant. FTF Design Studio, Inc., 181 Hudson Street, 2-D, New York, NY 10013, (212) 925-0847
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport, page 268) was established in 1936 and maintains nine offices worldwide. Current work include: renovation of Penn Station, headquarters for Bear Stearns, the New York Stock Exchange, and Random House, all in New York; the Columbus Center development project, including AOL Time Warner offices; the multi-phase UBS Warburg Dillon Read Center, Stamford, CT; and airport terminals throughout the U.S. and abroad. SOM partner Marilyn Jordan Taylor led the project team. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 14 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, (212) 298-9300.
Turner Brooks Architects (Gilder Boat House, page age 274), is headed by Turner Brooks, who received his B.A. and M.Arch from Yale University, where he is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture. Brooks launched his practice designing residences in Vermont and later received a mid-career Rome Prize. Recent and upcoming projects include the Stonington Historical Society's archive and library, a college dormitory, and several residences in New England and New York. Michael Curtis, formerly Wesleyan University's campus architect, joined the firm as an associate in 1998. He received his B.A. and M.Arch from Yale. Eeva Pelkonen (who also happens to be Brooks' wife) holds an M.Arch from Finland's Tampere Technical University and an M.E.D. from Yale's School of Architecture. Brooks extends credit to staff architect Susanne Pollmann and Mike Giddera, who supervised construction. Turner Brooks Architect, 319 Peck Street, New Haven, CT 06513, (203) 772-3244.
Sidnam Petrone Gartner Architects (Westchester House, page 280), founded in 1980, serves corporate, retail, and residential clients. The recipient of several state AIA awards from both the New York and New Jersey chapters, the firm has produced projects for America Online, Coty, Polo/Ralph Lauren, and CK Calvin Klein, among others. In addition to its inclusion in many design exhibitions, SPG's work has appeared in local and national publications. Principal William Petrone led the project team. Credit extends to Mark Gould and Kathryn Walton. Sidnam Petrone Gartner Architects, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011, (212) 366-5500.
Designers in forum
Janson Goldstein (Emporio Armani, page 108), 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, (212) 691-1611.
Ali Tayar (Midway, page 114), Parallel Design, 416 West 13th Street, Suite 316-C, New York, NY 10011, (212)-989-4959.
MOVK (Sushi Jones, page 118), 325 West 38th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018, (212) 631-0891.
Pascal Mourgue (Ligne Roset Showroom, page 123), 2 Rue Marcelin Berthelot, Montreuil Sous Bois 93100 France, (33) 1-48-51-59-38.
1100 Architect (Repertoire Showroom, page 127), 435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, (212) 645-1011.
Denis Colomb, Studio 11 (Charmant Showroom, page 132), 135 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10028, (212) 517-1512.
Strasen Architects (William Switzer Showroom, page 138), 1133 Broadway, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10010, (212) 675-6715.
Tsao & McKown Architects, (Design Inspiration, page 142), 20 Vandam Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 337-3800.
Photographers in this issue
Kelly Bugden (Kips Bay: Eric Cohler, New York, NY), 441 East 12th Street, #2E, New York, NY 10009, (212) 677-4743.
Richard Cadan (Gilder Boat House, New Haven, CT), 505 Court Street, #7N, Brooklyn, NY 11231, (347) 742-6157.
Amos Chan (William Switzer Showroom, New York, NY), 476 Broome Street, #6A, New York, NY 10013, (212) 219-0574.
Jimmy Cohrssen (JAM House, Woodbury, NY), 10, rue du Colisée, 75008 Paris, France, (33) 6-85-65-77-24.
Keith Day (Kips Bay: Smallbone, New York, NY), c/o Smallbone, (44) 207-589-5998.
François Dischinger (Levine Residence, New York, NY), 576 Broome Street, Apt. #4, New York, NY 10013, (212) 255-6387.
Craig Dugan (Gensler Offices, New York, NY), Hedrich Blessing, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 321-1151.
Pieter Estersohn (Bennett Residence, New York, NY), Lachapelle Representation, 420 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022, (212) 838-3170.
Elizabeth Felicella (Grammercy Park Apartment, New York, NY; Mark Morris Office, Brooklyn, NY; Ligne Roset Showroom, New York, NY), 998 Amsterdam Avenue, #4A, New York, NY 10025, (212) 662-8039.
Lydia Gould-Bessler (Kips Bay: Constantine Gorges, New York, NY), 220 Waverly Place, #6, New York, NY 10014, (212) 741-3458.
John M. Hall (Telemedia Accelerator, New York, NY), 500 West 58th Street, Suite 3F, New York, NY 10019, (212) 757-0369.
Tim Lee (Kips Bay: Antine Shin, New York, NY), 2 Zachary Lane, New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 355-4661.
Erica Lennard (Charmant Showroom, New York, NY), 2063 Grace Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068, (310) 721-6057.
Thomas Loof (Michael Thompson Studio, New York, NY), Studio Ø, 248 Grand Street, #4, New York, NY 10002, (212) 941-7195.
Richard Mandelkorn (Repertoire Showroom, New York, NY), 65 Beaver Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01733, (781) 259-3310.
Peter Margonelli (Kips Bay: Eve Robinson; Jeff Lincoln, New York, NY), 6 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, (212) 941-0380.
Lynn Massimo (TeleMedia Accelerator, New York, NY), 526 47th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, (718) 436-2156.
Joshua McHugh (Midway Restaurant, New York, NY), 111 Fourth Avenue, Apt. 4K, New York, NY 10003, (212) 598-0533.
Michael Moran (Michael Kors, New York, NY; Harrison House, New York, NY; Oasis.com Office, New York, NY), 371 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 334-4543.
Mark Ross (Sushi Jones, New York, NY), 345 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10021, (212) 744-7258.
Douglas Spranger (JFK Terminal 4, Jamaica, NY), 379 North Shore Road, Wurtsboro, NY 12790, (845) 888-0837.
Neil Troiano (Design Inspiration, New York, NY), 423 Atlantic Avenue, Apt. 6E, Brooklyn, NY 11217, (718) 596-1992.
Peter Vitale (Kips Bay: Noel Jeffrey, New York, NY), P.O.Box 10126, Santa Fe, NM 87504, (505) 988-2558; (212) 888-6409.
Paul Warchol (Loft, New York, NY; Emporio Armani, New York, NY), 224 Centre Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 431-3461.