Staff -- Interior Design, 4/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Architecture & Associés
"Lanvin Lives," page 242
principal: Pierre Beucler.
principal: Jean-Christophe Poggioli.
completed projects: Comme des Garçons, Costume National, and Cacharel boutiques, all in Paris; Christian Dior boutiques in Milan, New York, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.
current projects: An apartment in Paris; 30 boutiques for Lanvin worldwide; a retail concept for Liberty.
painter: Beucler's latest art discovery is Miami-based Jacin Giordano, a multimedia artist.
photographer: Poggioli admires Sandra Kantanen, a Finn who prints images on painted-metal plates and then varnishes them.
24 Rue des Amandiers, 75020 Paris, France; 33-1-44-62-03-33; aaarchitectes.com.
"Time for a Change," page 282
principal: Eric Carlson.
completed projects: Louis Vuitton boutiques in Europe and Asia; residences in Paris and Japan; Celux private club in Tokyo.
current projects: TAG Heuer store concept; Escada headquarters in Munich; custom furniture in compressed wood.
honors: Seoul Architecture Award.
time: Carlson says he doesn't have a favorite hour of the day.
travel: "The time zones change so often."
54 Rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris, France; 33-1-44-82-76-76; carbondale.fr.
Arthur Casas Architecture and Design
"He Wears It Well," page 288
principal: Arthur Casas.
completed projects: Hotel Emiliano, Kosushi restaurant, Huis Clos boutique, and apartment towers in São Paulo, Brazil; World Bar in New York; residences in New York and Brazil.
current projects: Equinox gym in Dallas; C-house restaurant in Chicago; apartments in New York, London, and Paris.
honors: Red Dot Design Award.
east: In Tokyo, Casas likes to stroll around Shibuya and Roppongi, gazing at the urban "fauna," throngs of young people.
west: In Dallas, he likes to eat at steak houses for the "best buffalo steak in the world."
818 Rua Itápolis, 01245-000 São Paulo, Brazil; 55-11-3664-7700; arthurcasas.com.br.
"One Size Fits All," page 250
principal: Sharon Johnston.
principal: Mark Lee.
completed projects: Hungry Cat restaurant, Honor Fraser gallery, the Kaikai Kiki Co. shop for "©Murakami" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and residences, all in Los Angeles.
current projects: Roberts & Tilton gallery, Energy Store at Helios House, and Simchowitz studio and gallery, all in L.A.; Grand Traiano art complex in Grottaferrata, Italy; Poggio Golo winery in Montepulciano, Italy; Ordos 100 villas in Inner Mongolia, China.
honors: AIA/Los Angeles awards; AIA California Council Merit Award; Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award; Architectural League Emerging Voices award.
then: Shopping for Ann Demeulemeester and Comme des Garçons was recreation for Johnston and Lee.
now: Shopping is research for retail projects.
1545 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310-442-4886; johnstonmarklee.com.
"Antwerp, South Korea," page 234
principal: Minsuk Cho.
completed projects: Xi Gallery in Busan, South Korea; Oktokki Space Center in Incheon, South Korea; hula-hoop installation at Petrosino Park in New York.
current projects: Yonsei Stadium, Boutique Monaco apartment tower, and two mixed-use buildings, all in Seoul, South Korea; Daum Communications on Jeju island, South Korea.
honors: Shinkenchiku International Residential Architecture Competition winner; AIA Young Architects Award.
nature: Cho chose his current office because it has a 1,000-square-foot terrace.
nurture: He uses it to grow tomatoes.
683-140 Hannam 2-dong, Fuji Building, 4th Floor, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-892, South Korea; 82-2-790-6528; massstudies.com.
Morales Giles MGM Arquitectos
"Hola, Holos," page 316
principal: José Morales.
principal: Sara de Giles.
completed projects: An apartment building in Cueta, Biblioteca Central in Jerez, Instituto de Secundaria de Galisteo, and Centro de Artes Escénicas theater in Nijar, all in Spain.
current projects: A social housing complex in Ceuta; a hospital and a museum in Seville, Spain.
out of the office: On their last vacation, Morales and De Giles spent 16 days at Arrecife Gran Hotel on Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands.
4 Calle Murillo, 41001 Seville, Spain; 34-95-456-41-14; morales-giles-mariscal.com.
"High-Style Himalayas," page 308
partner: Carl Almeida.
completed projects: Plaza Athénée and Grand Millennium in Bangkok; D2 hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand; Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta, in Krabi, Thailand; Trisara resort on Phuket, Thailand; villas and the spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa, in Indonesia.
current projects: Le Meridien in Bangkok and Chiang Rai, Thailand; W Retreat & Residences in Koh Samui, Thailand; Sofitel Resort & Spa in Goa, India; Hyatt Regency hotel in Lahore, Pakistan.
places in the heart: Bhutan is particularly special to Almeida, because he recently proposed to his girlfriend there—and was accepted.
74 Soi Langsuan Ploenchit Road, 10330 Bangkok, Thailand; 66-2-652-2900; p49deesign.com.
"The Last Days of Disco," page 260
principal: Masamichi Katayama.
completed projects: A.P.C. Homme boutique, Dean & DeLuca food shop, and Pierre Hermé Paris patisserie-café, all in Tokyo; flagships for Uniqlo and Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream in New York.
current projects: A.P.C. Homme and a 13-story office building in Tokyo; A Bathing Ape store in Los Angeles; renovation of Colette store in Paris.
vacation spot: Okinawa, Japan.
amusement park: Tokyo.
1-21-18 Ebisu-minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan; 81-3-5725-8989; wonder-wall.com.