Thursday night’s dining by design at the Architecture Design and Art show at the Piers running through the weekend.
Interior designers were announced this week to include 18 of the finest designers in the business to recreate a modern luxurious home from its original dated wears. Brad Ford ID Inc had the best job of redecorating the open spaced back patio with the 1950′s kitchenette of the 62nd street mansion on the upper east side. Meanwhile, Benjamin Moore chemists followed the designer around trying to discuss ideas so as to get an early start mixing new colors for the walls and trim. Celerie Kemble’s Miriam Ellner will import her custom glass for certain rooms as someone else has the tragic and daunting job designing with left over wall paper in another.
Who said designers don’t know how to party? On a beautiful Thursday evening, at the Piers, the Architectural Digest show had restaurants offer decadent appetizers for the opening night. The AD show continues this weekend with sexy furniture exotic wood furniture and iron master Mike Brenseke makes super cool bases for robust pieces of wood and finding our very own Olga roaming about while discussing wood slabs. And as the Guggenheim Studio offered delicious finger foods Friday night, they honor women designers in celebrating the arrival of Smart Glass Art by Kathleen Plate. This extraordinary jeweler is designing chandeliers from irresistible re-purposed materials while the museum promotes an atelier training center for small productions of women businesses.
In another hall, I found Malene showing off her delicious unique rugs while I discovered a cool pair of chics calling their fabulous line Skatemoderne offers home bling. Not out of the ball park figures for these custom local New York productions, its a set of amethyst jeweled hardware for a twist of antique styled eclectic chests and drawers that are truly marvelous. Encouraging progress made from women designers in our community, this interprets our movement in owning our savvy business ideas. One adjective I use describing this week, Awsome!