Staff -- Interior Design, 1/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
"2003: A Space Odyssey," page 226
principal: David Piscuskas.
completed projects: Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, Museum of Modern Art Design Stores, Irish Hunger Memorial, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York.
current projects: A gallery and apartment house, Okinawa, Japan; Scott Rudin Productions, Marithé + François Girbaud, New York; a residence in Florida.
honors: AIA New York City Chapter Design Award; AIA New York State Chapter Design Award; International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Merit.
at work: After Piscuskas enrolled his older son at the Little Red School House in New York, the school decided to expand—and give 1100 Architect the job.
at play: Piscuskas vacations in Truro, Massachusetts, where his curvy cottage on stilts brings a jolt of modernism to its Cape Cod–style neighbors.
435 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014; 212-645-1011.
Fehr + Wahls Architekten
"Fit to Print," page 180
architect: Alexander Fehr.
completed projects: Guett-Dern, among other offices, Cologne, Germany; participation in the reconstruction and restoration of Romanesque churches, Cologne.
current projects: Assisted-living facility, Wesseling, Germany; offices and residences, Cologne and Berlin.
design inspiration: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen West in Scottsdale, Arizona.
musical inspiration: Alban Berg's String Quartet, Opus Three, and Brian Ferneyhough's "Bone Alphabet."
61 Spichernstrasse, 50672 Cologne, Germany; 49-2-21-51-10-81.
"In the Bank," page 218
partner: Michael Gabellini.
completed projects: Countless fashion-related interiors; Marian Goodman Gallery, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York.
current projects: Davide Cenci, Rome; a retail concept for Gianfranco Ferré, to start with Milan and Paris; M31 hotel, San Francisco; residences in Los Angeles, Denver, London, and New York.
honors: Named to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2001; 12 AIA awards; Progressive Architecture Award.
formative experience: Studying architecture and conceptual art in Rome.
fashion obsession: A closetful of Comme des Garçons, Helmut Lang, and of course Jil Sander.
665 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; 212-388-1700.
"2003: A Space Odyssey," page 226
president: Tony Ingrao.
completed projects: Private residences, Pebble Beach, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; Luberon, France.
current projects: A penthouse at the AOL Time Warner Center, New York; houses in Charleston, South Carolina, Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Florida, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
out with the old: Recently selling a cliffside fishing cottage in Montauk, New York.
in with the new: Opening the Ingrao gallery, a tubular white New York space that he compares to a "stretch limo."
17 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021; 212-472-5400.
Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects
"Shine On," page 174
president of design: James Goettsch, FAIA.
completed projects: Jin Hui Plaza, Shanghai; Charles Square Center, Prague; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, UBS Tower, Chicago.
current projects: Suzhou International Tower, Suzhou, China; a 55-story high-rise, Chicago.
design philosophy: "It's not what you say, but what you do."
greatest feat: "Never looking back."
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-356-0600.
ORMS Architects + Designers
"Vienna Walls," page 188
project associate: Sean Hatcher.
completed projects: Conversion of a 1930s office building for Benchmark Group, American School in London, Football Association headquarters, a residential loft development, London; Capital One headquarters, Nottingham, U.K.
current projects: Derwent Valley Holdings, GE Capital Real Estate, Invesco Funds Group, London; Taylor Wessing, Brussels.
honors: Financial Times architecture citation; Civic Trust Commendations; British Council for Offices Award; Royal Institute of British Architects Housing Design Awards; Leisure Property Awards; Concrete Society Award.
dream project: Hotel-spa in California or Italy.
workout: Cross-country cycling like his idol, Lance Armstrong.
1 Pine Street, London EC1R OJH, U.K.; 44-20-7833-8533; orms.co.uk.
Pugh + Scarpa Architecture
"Making the Grade," page 212
principal: Lawrence Scarpa, AIA.
completed projects: Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Colorado Court affordable housing, Bedford Falls Films, Santa Monica, California; Jersey Films, Los Angeles; Stanford University vice provost's office, Stanford, California.
current projects: Camera Obscura at City of Santa Monica Visitors' Center; Santa Monica College student-activities building; Getty Conservation Institute viewing pavilion, Los Angeles; film studios for Co-Op Editorial, Santa Monica, and Creative Domain, Hollywood.
honors: AIA Awards; National Endowment for the Arts grant.
brand-new: "I try not to plagiarize myself."
tried and true: "I repeat things that work."
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building F1, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310-828-0226.
Sevil Peach Gence Associates
"Vitra, Va-Va-Voom," page 204
partner: Sevil Peach.
completed projects: Barclays headquarters, Sony Global Treasury Services, London; National Bank of Uzbekistan, Tashkent; eight Vitra showrooms and offices.
current projects: Novartis, Basel, Switzerland; a luxury residential development, London.
honors: International Design Award; FX International Interior Design Award.
trick: "Design is all about blurring the boundaries."
treat: "Vitra? It's like being in a candy store!"
Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY, U.K.; 44-20-7357-8656.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
"Shine On," page 174
associate partner: Nada Andric.
completed projects: Interiors for Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai; Korea Trade Center, Seoul, South Korea.
current projects: Virginia Beach Convention Center; Vornado Realty Trust, New York; mixed-use building, Beijing.
design philosophy: Commitment to modernism.
greatest feat: Two wonderful sons.
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-554-9090.
"From A to Zeff," page 194
president and creative director: Mark Zeff.
completed projects: The Harrison and Red Cat restaurants, New York; UGO Networks, Uproar, New York; branding projects for International Paper and L'Oréal Group; approximately 15 to 20 residential interior design and architecture projects a year.
current projects: Renovation and branding for photographic and digital studios Studio One Networks, New York; a town-house conversion for photographer Annie Leibovitz, New York; a residential compound in Sagaponack, New York; Town Hall restaurant, San Francisco.
must-haves: Music, from David Bowie to Puccini; rustic Italian, Moroccan, and Indian food; at least two movies a week.
motto: "I'm a style agnostic."
601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-580-7090; zeffdesign.com.
Photographers in this issue
Peter Aaron ("2003: A Space Odyssey," page 226), Esto, 222 Valley Place, Mamaroneck, NY 10543; 914-698-4060.
Benny Chan ("Making the Grade," page 212), Fotoworks, 8885 Venice Boulevard, Suite 103, Los Angeles, CA 90034; 310-842-9446.
Eric Laignel ("Fit to Print," page 180; "Vienna Walls," page 188; "From A to Zeff," page 194; "Vitra, Va-Va-Voom," page 204), email@example.com.
Jon Miller ("Shine On," page 174), Hedrich Blessing Photographers, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-321-1151.
Paul Warchol Photography ("In the Bank," page 218), 224 Centre Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-431-3461.
Designers in hospitality
Jestico + Whiles
"Czech Check-In," page 258
associate: James Dilley.
completed projects: One Aldwych and Hempel hotels, Innecto restaurant, London; Malmaison hotel, Birmingham, U.K.; British embassy, Riga, Latvia.
current projects: Malmaison hotel, Oxford, U.K.; hotels in Warsaw and Kiev, Ukraine.
honors: D&AD Silver Award; first-prize citations from FX, Theme, and Design Week.
crowning glory: Winning three major interior design prizes in one year, 2002.
1 Cobourg Street, London NW1 2HP, U.K.; 44-20-7380-0382.
"Sheep Chic," page 238
architect: Fabio Novembre.
completed projects: Bisazza showroom, bar-restaurants Shu, L'Atlantique, Bar Lodi, discotheque Divina, Milan; Anna Molinari, London; Blumarine, Hong Kong.
current projects: A hotel, Florence, Italy; Bisazza showrooms, New York and Berlin.
forever humble: "I make gifts of sharpened pins to ensure I never put on airs."
76 Via Mecenate, 20138 Milan, Italy; 39-02-504104; novembre.it.
"The Bilbao Effect," page 246
principal: Javier Mariscal.
completed projects: Artwork for Absolut vodka advertising campaign; rug collection for Desso Textile Floorcoverings; sculpture series for La Pineda beach, Tarragona, Spain; logo for Swedish political party Socialdemokraterna; children's exhibit at Huis Ten Bosch resort and theme park, Nagasaki, Japan.
current projects: Signage, landscape architecture for Teatro del Bosque, Madrid; graphic design for SIDI.
frame it: Mariscal received a note from Frank Gehry, who wrote that he'd regarded the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao for 10 minutes in silence.
30-38 Pellaires, 08019 Barcelona, Spain; 34-933-036-940.
TonyChi and Associates
"The Twain Shall Meet," page 252
principal: Tony Chi.
founding date: 1984.
completed projects: Azul and Cafe Sambal, Miami; Nobhill and Pearl, Las Vegas.
current projects: The signature restaurant for the Four Seasons hotel, Spoon concept restaurant, Hong Kong.
honors: Lumen Award; Gold Key Award.
family business: Not only is Chi's forte restaurants, but his wife, Tammy T. Chou—vice president at the firm—also grew up in a restaurant-owning family from China.
20 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; 212-868-8686.
Photographers in hospitality
Alberto Ferrero ("Sheep Chic," page 238), 6 Via Bertacchi, 20136 Milan, Italy; 39-348-3153153; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ales Jungmann ("Czech Check-In," page 258), 271/2 Vcelarskaá, 46011 Liberec XI, Czech Republic; 420-777-770-800; jungmann.cz.
Doug Snower ("The Twain Shall Meet," page 252), 111 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-943-1500.
Rafael Vargas ("The Bilbao Effect," page 246), Lovatt-Smith Interiors; 34-93-221-6205; email@example.com.
Designers in walk-through
AC2 Studio ("Built for Speed," page 66), 526 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10011; 646-638-4311.
BergerRait Design Associates ("Fancy Footwork," page 70), 411 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212-993-9000.
Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects ("Adobe Illustrated," page 62), 35 Waterside Plaza, New York, NY 10010; 212-679-6362.
Reso Design ("Design Synthetic, Cuisine Organic," page 76), 57 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, France; 33-1-53-01-99-19; resodesign.com.
RTKL Associates ("Solutions for Solutia, Chicago," page 72), 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60603; 312-704-9900.
Photographers in walk-through
Steve Hall ("Solutions for Solutia, Chicago," page 72), Hedrich Blessing Photographers, 11 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-321-1151.
Eric Laignel ("Design Synthetic, Cuisine Organic," page 76), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Moran ("Built for Speed," page 66), 371 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-334-4543.
Mark Ross ("Adobe Illustrated," page 62; "Fancy Footwork," page 70), 345 East 80th Street, 3B, New York, NY 10021; 212-744-7258.
Designers in kitchen & bath
Desai/Chia Studio ("Clean Sweep," page 124), 54 West 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010; 212-366-9630.
DMAC Architecture ("Escape Route, Down," page 120), 309 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-573-1237.
Gary Farmer ("Taking the Plunge," page 113), 855 Park Place, Suite 17, Ashland, OR 97520; 541-951-2637; email@example.com.
Kiko Salomão Arquitetura ("Deca Decadence," page 128), 164 Jeronimo da Veiga, Suite 19B/D, São Paulo 04536-090, Brazil; 55-11-3167-5081.
Wernberg & Lambreth ("Stainless Style," page 116), 3A Classensgade, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark; 45-35-38-18-30; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographers in kitchen & bath
Michael Boone ("Escape Route, Down," page 120), 2035 Estes Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645; 773-973-3181.
Alain Brugier ("Deca Decadence,"page 128), 62 Rua do Cristal, 23B, São Paulo 04130-010, Brazil; 55-11-5572-6656.
Benjamin Harris ("Taking the Plunge," page 113), BSK, 604 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123; 917-754-4724.
Joshua McHugh ("Clean Sweep," page 124), 11 Fourth Avenue, 4K, New York, NY 10003; 212-598-0533.
Søren Solkær Starbird ("Stainless Style," page 116), 12L Sturlasgade, 2nd Floor, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark; 45-32-95-56-22.
Designer in centerfold
Moderns ("Building New Hope," page 168), 900 Broadway, Suite 903, New York, NY 10003; 212-387-8852; themoderns.com.
Photographers in centerfold
Dylan Cross ("Building New Hope," page 168), 136 West 21st Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011; 212-727-1977.
Paul Warchol Photography ("Building New Hope," page 168), 224 Centre Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-431-3461.