Designers and Photographers in this Issue
Staff -- Interior Design, 7/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Jenny Armit ("Evening Star," page 226) has been practicing residential and commercial design for 20 years, most of them in Spain and the U.K. In 1998, she began commuting between Los Angeles and London offices; in 2000, she transferred operations stateside. Armit has completed private residences in L.A. and abroad. Her commercial projects in London include a boutique hotel; offices for Random House and Steer, Davies & Gleeve; and a showcase loft for a developer. In L.A., she designed the lingerie shop Agent Provocateur [April 2001]. In Atlanta, she consulted on the AT&T Global Olympic Village for the 1996 games. She is currently working on a large apartment-office complex in Ottawa. 3425 La Sombra Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323-851-5568; www.jennyarmit.com.
Kathryn McGraw Berry, AIA, ("Hudson River School," page 180) received a B.A. in comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley and an architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York; she also attended New York's Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. She worked for such New York firms as the Ehrenkrantz Group, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Johnson & Wanzenberg before founding her own practice in 1984. Currently, she is working with developer Susan Penzner to upgrade SoHo commercial properties. 8 East 96th Street, New York, NY 10128; 212-426-7407.
D'Aquino Monaco ("Storybook Ending," page 204) was founded in 1982 by interior designer Carl D'Aquino, ASID, who was later joined by architect Francine Monaco. The firm approaches its work in an integrated manner to achieve balance between decorative and architectural issues. Projects include commercial and corporate facilities for film and video production houses, offices for advertising agencies, art galleries, photography studios, and numerous residences in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. 180 Varick Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014; 212-929-9787; www.daquinomonaco.com.
Jung Architectures ("Creativity on Six," page 172) was founded by Frédéric Jung, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries de Strasbourg. He worked for Moore Ruble Yudell in Los Angeles and Drummond Designs in Paris before setting up Alter-Ego there with Gilbert Long. In 1992, he opened his own Paris firm and has since specialized in conversion work. He has turned a hospital into a cultural center and a clinic into apartments. Among his other French projects is the Musée de la Lutherie et de l'Archèterie Françaises in Mirecourt. He has just been awarded the commission for the new Musée International de la Parfumerie in Grasse. For BETC Euro RSCG, he worked closely with the agency's creative director and president, Rémi Babinet. 18 Rue Pradier, 75019 Paris, France; 33-1-42-02-04-84.
Kiko Salomão Arquitetura ("Wise Investment," page 214) is a practice founded in 1995. The namesake principal received his architecture degree in Brazil, from the Faculdade de Belas Artes do Estado de São Paulo, and attended the Faculdade Metropolitanas Unidas. With his 10-person firm, Salomão has overseen residential, retail, and commercial projects throughout the country, including the interiors of São Paulo's Tiffany & Co. and offices for law firm Wald Advogados. 164 Jeronimo da Veiga, Suite 19B/D, São Paulo 04536 090, Brazil; 55-11-3167-5081.
Christian Liaigre ("Year of the Dragon," page 210) is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In the 1970s, he was artistic director of the furnishings company Nobilis; in 1982, he set up his own interiors firm. He made his architectural mark with the interior of the Hotel Montalembert in Paris in 1990 and has since worked on the Mercer hotel in New York, private offices for Valentino Couture in Paris, a showroom and stores for Marc Jacobs, Selfridges in London, and residences for Kenzo, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Carole Bouquet, and Rupert Murdoch. In the '90s, his slick, pared-down furniture—now represented in the U.S. by Holly Hunt—almost single-handedly launched the wenge craze. 61 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France; 33-1-47-53-78-76.
Mark Marin Design ("Getting Down, Down Under," page 198) was founded in 1990. After graduating from Sydney College of the Arts, Mark Marin spent four years at Mitchell Giurgola & Thorp, where he worked on the New Parliament House in Australia's capital, Canberra. A specialist in workplace strategy, he has personally been involved in office projects for Bovis Lend Lease, Õe; IBM, KPMG, Prudential, and General Electric. His studio now oversees commercial, residential, and retail interiors as well as landscape, furniture, glassware, and graphic design. 435A Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia; 61-2-9269-0300; email@example.com.
Plajer & Franz Studio ("Gear Shift," page 220) was founded by Alexander Plajer and Werner Franz in 1996, after their years working in New York and the Middle and Far East. Recent projects include an office for the Greenlight Media animation company, Universum bar, and Barlounge 808, all in Berlin, as well as private residences and a yacht. For Timberland Europe, the interiors firm has created a whole new look. Projects with BMW Group are ongoing. Erkelenzdamm 59/61, 10999 Berlin, Germany; 49-30-614-01-350; www.plajer-franz.de.
Misha Stefan Architecture ("Mood Mauve," page 186) was founded by an interior designer who studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and is best known for owning the city's Mission furniture gallery and bookshop, also a fashionable party venue. His recent projects include residences, a retail concept for Selfridges, and the Vogue Café at Condé Nast's U.K. headquarters. He is currently designing a London hotel. 45 Hereford Road, London W2 5AH, U.K.; 44-20-7792-4633.
Whittaker Hadenham Openshaw ("Getting Down, Down Under," page 198) was founded in 1998 by David Whittaker, Graeme Hadenham, and Greg Openshaw. All three partners, who previously worked together at other large design concerns in eastern Australia, are involved in every project: Whittaker as principal designer and planner, Hadenham as client manager and strategist, Openshaw as project manager. Recent projects for the firm, which specializes in commercial and corporate design from 10,000 to 65,000 square feet, include interiors for Leo Burnett, American Express, Johnson & Johnson Pacific, Macquarie Bank, Sapient Australia, and TBWA\. Level 5, 69 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia; 61-2-9211-6969.
Bartholomew Voorsanger of Voorsanger & Associates should have been mentioned as leading designer on the Asia Society and Museum project in "On the Rise" [May, page 222].
In the "Keeping Up With Corian" story [June, page 75], DuPont should have been credited as manufacturer.