Trending
  Futuregreen Hospitality Forum is a one-day, intensive forum focusing ...
NYC Design Week in 20 Photos
  Last week, the race was on and the global ...
Cosentino Names 2015 Silestone Trendspotters
Christopher Kennedy (Palm Springs, CA); Drew McGukin (New York); Theresa ...
Janet Echelman's Massive Aerial Art Looms Over Boston
Boston-based sculptor Janet Echelman, recipient of the 2014 Smithsonian American ...
A Techy Conference Table With Soul? We Found One.
Sponsored Content by Indiana Furniture We’re thinking of the One10 ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which flooring trend are you dying to specify?

    Calendar Upcoming Events
    May 25
    Gaziantep

    Domotex Turkey

    May 29
    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Dwell On Design

    May 31
    New York, NY, United States

    NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

    Jun 03
    New York, NY

    BLLA Boutique Hotel Investment Conference

    Jun 08
    Carlsbad, CA, United States

    HOTEC Design


    Close Search by date

    or See All Upcoming Events

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    EDG Mourns Loss of Renaissance Man Eric Engstrom

    Spago, Maui. Photography courtesy of EDG Interior Architecture + Design.Spago, Maui. Photography courtesy of EDG Interior Architecture + Design.

    Eric Engstrom, founder of EDG Interior Architecture + Design, an Interior Design Hospitality Giant, and an award-winning interior designer, artist, and photographer, died on June 15, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He passed away with his family by his side at his home in Fairfax, California. He was 70 years old.


    Engstrom was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1942 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in illustration, and later studied art and design at Dartmouth College. After stints at several architecture firms, he founded his own company, Engstrom Design Group, in Marin County, California, in 1987.

    With the help of his long-time business partner, Jennifer Johanson, he established a successful design firm with worldwide clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry. His work has received numerous awards, including an induction into Hospitality Design Magazine’s Platinum Circle Honor Society. During his career, he served on the Board of Trustees at RISD for seven years and later was the president of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

    “Eric was a true renaissance man…an original hipster who appreciated the undiscovered art in life—American back roads, stray graffiti, even leftover gift wrap,” says Johanson, president and CEO of EDG Interior Architecture + Design. “His vision about bringing together food and design holistically is what led me on this journey, and I carry his memory with me as a great mentor and friend. All of us here at EDG will miss him.”

    Engstrom is survived by his son Lars Engstrom, daughter Kate Engstrom, and sister Anne Verre. Memorial donations may be made to GRO (Gallery Route One), 11101 Highway One, Suite 101, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.

    industry_article_detail_central_zone