Boutique Design - May 2017 - 60
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
ForrestPerkins: Deborah Lloyd Forrest, president; Lawrence Adams senior vice president;
Amanda Jackson and Emily Woods, design team
Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG:
Noel Cuvin, creative director, associate; Ayten
Nuhoglu and Deniz Ozguven, designers
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Stephanie Smith,
executive director, interior design, North &
Tishman Hotel & Realty: Kathleen Chan, vice
president; Jane Batten, vice president; Carrie
MetLife Real Estate Investors: Paul D'Alto,
director/managing architect; Jim Landau,
Jonathan Nehmer + Associates/HVS
Purchasing Associates Inc.
HITT Contracting Inc.
Studio 39 (landscaping); CM Kling + Associates
Ltd. (lighting); GHT Limited (MEP)
The next common point both came to? A literal take on any inspiration is a no-go zone.
Guests won't get into a staring contest with George Washington here. But cartography was a
perfect meeting point between creativity and locale.
"A key focal feature behind the new registration podiums is a geometrically abstracted map
of the city, executed in warm gold tones of brushed, polished, and satin metals of varying
heights that suggest the density and vibrancy of the city," says Lloyd Forrest. "The major streets
as laid out by the original city planner, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, are shown in bronze, as are the
National Mall and the White House grounds." Nuhoglu picked up the same idea in the Gold
Guestroom, with a textural map of the city as wall art.
Projects like this show that design doesn't have to be multidisciplinary to incorporate diverse
viewpoints. Two firms' responses to the same RFP can-and should-each have a distinct voice.
Together, collaborators can make an even more effective call for change on a big (box) scale.
2 Gold helps make
for a wow check-in
of white and cream
marble offer a glossy
counterbalance to a
glittering art statement.
3 Adding the TV to the
middle of the guest
room creates zones for
sleeping and relaxing.
Faulkner and Locke
Kevin Barry Fine Art
Tai Ping Carpets
Cowtan and Tout
Valley Forge Fabrics
Moore & Giles
WALLCOVERINGS AND MATERALS
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COURTESY OF FAIRMONT HOTEL S & RESORTS (3); VR X STUDIOS (2)
Saint-Damase Hotel Furniture Inc.