Designers in this issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 11/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Designers in this issue
Cho Slade Architecture ("Face Value," page 172) was founded in 1997 by James Slade, AIA, and Minsuk Cho, who met at Columbia University's graduate school of architecture. Previously, Cho worked for Polshek Partnership Architects in New York and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, based in Amsterdam. Slade worked for Rick Mather Architects in London, Polshek Partnership Architects and Richard Gluckman Architects in New York, and Hillier's Philadelphia office. Recent projects include Stretch gym and a competition entry for a Times Square discount-tickets booth, both in New York; residences in New York and Korea; and a multimedia venue in Seoul's pedestrian subway system. 367 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009; 212-677-6380. 2732-15 Bangbae-dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-060, South Korea; 82-16-284-6380.
Ga-A Architects ("Face Value," page 172), which collaborated on the Martine Sitbon boutique, is an architecture and design practice led by Moongyu Choi. 2732-15 Bangbae-dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-060, South Korea; 82-2-523-3443; email@example.com.
Graftworks ("Top Form," page 178) is the three-year-old firm of Lawrence Blough and John Henle. Blough, who received his bachelor of architecture degree from Tulane University and his master's from Columbia University, previously worked for Peter Eisenman and for Antoine Predock and now teaches architecture at Pratt Institute. Henle earned his bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University and subsequently worked at Davis Brody Bond for 13 years before cofounding the Graftworks partnership. He and Blough recently completed an office interior for a New York technology-investment firm and are at work on residential projects in Vermont. 1123 Broadway, Suite 715, New York, NY 10010; 212-366-9675; graftworks.net.
Heltzer ("All Aboard for Heltzer," page 156) is the company of Michael Heltzer, a designer and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor furniture. Heltzer completed a philosophy degree at the University of Colorado in 1982 and taught for a year, then enrolled at the Northwestern University School of Law. After his third year, disillusioning summers at a New York firm prompted him to enroll in furniture-making classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he discovered his calling. After graduating in 1987, he practiced law by day. By night, he made maquette-size furniture prototypes. He started taking orders on the pieces later that year. Since then, he has won three Roscoe Awards. 4130 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-509-0005; heltzer.com.
Hut Up ("For the Love of Felt," page 150) is the business of fashion and home-accessories designer Christine Birkle, who works exclusively in felt. A 1993 graduate of the Universität der Künste Berlin, Birkle sells her products in leading stores around the world, among them New York's Karkula (formerly Breukelen). She opened a Berlin boutique, Hut Up, in the historic Hackmann Höfe courtyard complex in 1993. 18-19 Wolliner Strasse, 10435 Berlin, Germany; 49-30-44-35-75-25.
Marmol Radziner + Associates ("In Good Company," page 136) was established as a design-build practice in 1989 by California natives Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner. Marmol studied architecture at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo; Radziner studied at the University of Colorado at Denver. The partners are noted for renovating modern architectural icons: three by Richard Neutra and one by Rudolf Schindler. Next year, a Marmol Radziner furniture collection will join the firm's line of licensed Schindler furniture reproductions. 2902 Nebraska Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-264-1814.
McBride Kelley Baurer ("All Aboard for Heltzer," page 156) is the architecture firm of Bill McBride—who collaborated with Michael Heltzer on his boatyard-factory—as well as of Jack Kelley and Clark Baurer. 1417 North Dayton Street, Chicago, IL 60622; 312-266-7400.
Fabio Novembre ("Dreaming of Capri," page 144) was born in 1966. After receiving his architecture degree from the Politecnico di Milano, he began practicing architecture and design in 1994 and became art director of Bisazza in 2000. In addition to interiors, he designs furniture for Cappellini. Upcoming projects include a hotel in Florence, Italy, and Bisazza showrooms in New York and Berlin. 76 Via Mecenate, 20138 Milan, Italy; 39-02-504104; novembre.it.
Frederic Schwartz Architects ("Truth in Advertising," page 164) was established in 1995, following the namesake founder's associations with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates; and his prior firm, Anderson/Schwartz Architects. Recently completed projects include a French government building in Toulouse, the Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza in New Mexico, and Chelsea Pictures in New York. He is involved with the New York City Housing Authority, renovating public spaces at a Harlem housing project and 14 buildings on the Lower East Side. Among his honors are AIA awards from San Diego, Chicago, and New York; the Rome Prize in architecture, and a National Endowment for the Arts Design Fellowship. He has also participated in the Venice and Paris biennials. 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014; 212-741-3021.
Toll Hammerschmidt Design ("In Good Company," page 136) is the partnership established by Heidi Toll and Velvet Hammerschmidt in 1999. Toll, who earned her BFA from the University of Southern California, also studied interior design at the University of California at Los Angeles. Hammerschmidt graduated magna cum laude from the BFA interior design program at California State University, Long Beach. The two partners are currently working on a number of California projects: a 10,000-square-foot ground-up residence in Encino, a residence in Pacific Palisades, an apartment in San Francisco, and a yoga studio in Huntington Beach. 1610 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-526-0333.
Union Studio ("A Perfect Union," page 184) was formed in 1995 by Matthew Bear and Scott Moulton, two furniture designers who earned their bachelor's degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and met on staff at a woodworking magazine. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired their oak-and-walnut console and three-legged spring-back chair in maple in 1997. 1046 39th Street, Emeryville, CA 94608; 510-652-0602.
Designers in forum
Core ("Shock of the Hue," page 82), 1010 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 405, Washington, DC 20007; 202-466-6116.
FAdesign ("The Cuban Connection," page 67), 19 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-588-1110.
Keenen/Riley ("Keenen/Riley QNS," page 75), 526 West 26th Street, 9A, New York, NY 10001; 212-645-9210; krnyc.com.
McIntosh Poris Associates ("Miraculous Recovery," page 88), 36801 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Birmingham, MI 48009; 248-258-9346.
Readymade Projects ("Soul Searching," page 88), 808 Driggs Avenue, 303, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 718-486-6670.
Rogers Marvel Architects should have been profiled for "Up on the Roof" (September, page 178). The firm was founded in 1992 by Rob Rogers and Jonathan Marvel, both graduates of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Rogers worked at I.M. Pei & Partners before going out on his own in 1988. Marvel previously worked at Richard Meier & Partners, Eisenman Robertson, and Emilio Ambasz & Associates. In addition to numerous residences, Rogers Marvel has completed Kate Spade boutiques in the U.S. and Japan and the renovation of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Truck Product Architecture, a line of tables and accessories, is a spin-off of the firm. Last year, Rogers Marvel was among the eight finalists in the competition to design Eyebeam's museum of art and technology in New York. Scott Glass, project architect on the current story, came on board in 1998. 145 Hudson Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-941-6718; rogersmarvel.com.
Steven Sclaroff should have been profiled for "Up on the Roof" (September, page 178). Sclaroff has completed numerous residences as well as Kate Spade and Jack Spade boutiques in New York. In addition, he has designed hardware for Nanz Custom Hardware and bathroom fixtures for Waterworks. In 2001, he opened a New York shop that sells American, French, and Italian furniture and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries. 801 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10014; 212-691-7814.
The architect for the 60 Thompson project covered in "Checking In With Aero" (September, page 236) is the Stephen B. Jacobs Group.
In "Right on Track" (October, page 132), Synthesis Architecture & Design vice president Ann Thompson should have been credited as collaborator.
Aric Chen is the author of the "The Almere Conundrum" (October, page 280).