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-Yabu Pushelberg co-founder
glenn Pushelberg, on his
firm's design of its first
hotel in the thai caPital.
JANUS ET CIE'S FELDMAN NAMED NEWH ICON
Janice Feldman, founder and president of luxury
outdoor-furniture producer JANUS et Cie, has been
named the 2017 NEWH ICON of Industry. The
award-which NEWH Inc. presents each November
at the Gold Key Award Gala in New York-celebrates leaders of hospitality product manufacturers
who have impacted the industry through their innovative work and dedication to the community and/
or industry outreach. Candidates must have spent
more than 30 years doing business in the industry to
be considered for this annual accolade.
"I'm incredibly proud and exhilarated to be
honored as a true leader in an enormous and growing
global industry," says Feldman. "I've grown with the industry, and the industry has grown with me.
I'm so very proud to have been a true pioneer in the development of the hospitality industry, as we
know it today. I sought to create beautiful, well-made furnishings that attract clients to environments they'll cherish and remember, as designing unique, inspired destinations has become a
paramount goal within the hospitality business," adds the award recipient, who recently received
an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.
"NEWH is so thrilled to bestow this honor on Janice," says Shelia Lohmiller, the organization's executive director. "She has long been a trendsetter. Her eye for function and design has
made an undeniable mark on our industry. And even more important are her philanthropic
endeavors and environmental stewardship."
Feldman will be honored at the previously mentioned fall awards gala, which is held annually
in conjunction with the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience trade
fairs and conferences. Boutique Design is the Gold Key Award's sponsor, and winners and finalists of this year's competition will be profiled in the December 2017 edition of the magazine.
"Our commitment to offering an enormous selection of inventory, an extensive range of style
and materials, and exemplary service is next to none in the industry," says Feldman, whose firm
is based in West Hollywood, California. "In partnership with some of the greatest and most
prominent hotel and restaurant groups in the world, JANUS et Cie has become a trusted
provider-understanding critical revenue and operational needs as well as understanding the
investment criteria of owners, operators and creators. We are supported by exceptional
designers who partner with us to ensure their dynamic visions come together beautifully."
boutiquedesign.com june 2017
The raucous Bourbon Room that was located on the
casino floor in The Venetian in Las Vegas has been reborn
as The Dorsey, a decidedly more urbane experience. Overseeing the space's makeover from a pump-up-the-volume
environment based on the "Rock of Ages" musical that
formerly played at the resort-including a catwalk for
song-and-dance numbers by the staff-into a more
subdued and sophisticated cocktail-centric environment
was New York-based Design Bureaux.
"We wanted to create a memorable experience for
worldly, curious and engaged patrons," says Thomas
Schlesser, design principal, Design Bureaux. To help
achieve that upscale appeal, the designers fashioned
several multi-textured zones within the 4,500-sq.-ft. space.
That approach starts just inside the bar's arched entry,
which is home to a freestanding, bottle-shaped brass
framework that houses a sofa-in-the-round that caters to
the "see-and-be seen" crowd. Beyond that, patrons ascend
a marble stairway to the main lounge, where a set of
arches echoing those at the entrance define a series of
subspaces containing tufted, belted and quilted seating
and demarcated with large-scale chandeliers. The
adjoining bar is clad with marble and leather upholstery,
with a series of mirrored panels at its sides, back and overhead that conjure what Schlesser describes as a "perspective-enhancing infinity space."
Nestled in the far reaches of the space is a library
lounge that's outfitted with book-filled mahogany shelves
and amber globe lighting suspended from brass chains.
This space is anchored by a 10-ft.-long fireplace, while
overhead is a dropped, octagonal-framed oak ceiling that
Schlesser says helps lend a human scale to the room,
while also concealing its eye-catching up-lighting.
"The Dorsey is simultaneously dramatic and intimate,
thanks to an interplay of sophisticated spatial gestures
and furnishings," says Schlesser. Given that-no surprise-
the catwalks are gone.
C O U R T E S Y PA R K H YAT T B A N G KO K ( PA R K H YAT T B A N G KO K ) ; C O U R T E S Y O F J A N U S E T C I E ( F E L D M A N ) ;
BILL MILNE PHOTOGR APH Y ( THE DORSE Y )
We found the
perfect interior for
Park Hyatt Bangkok is
when all the parts-the
lighting, materials, space,
texture-work as a whole
and you get this sense of
calmness, of sensuality
GETS A SUAVE MAKEOVER