Boutique Design - July/August 2017 - 15
H A R R I E T L E W I S PA L L E T T E P H O T O G R A P H Y
BDNY/BDwest DESIGNED SPACE BY
STONEHILL & TAYLOR AWARD FINALIST
How's this for an impressive encore? Stonehill & Taylor's design of Ooh-La-La!,
a Parisian-inspired lounge concept created for the Boutique Design New York
(BDNY) and Boutique Design West (BDwest) trade fairs (shown), has been
named a finalist in the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards' International and
U.K. pop-up category. Last year, Stonehill & Taylor won the same category for
Kino, a Designed Space it created for BDNY 2015 and BDwest 2016.
The New York-based interior design/architecture firm's fashion-forward
concept for Ooh-La-La!, which was located on the trade fairs' exhibit floors,
takes cues from French architecture and culture. The design team for the
pop-up project consisted of Michael Suomi, principal and vice president,
design; Sara Duffy, senior interiors associate; and Anastasia Berestova, interior designer.
Central to the concept is the Louvre's fusion of graceful architecture and
intrusive modernism, Suomi said during an interview for Boutique Design's
April edition. That notion informs the structure's glass profile, as well as the
incursion of its triangular bar.
The 2017 competition is being judged by a panel of 33 high-profile design,
hospitality and lifestyle professionals and received more than 900 submissions
from the U.K. and 70 other countries. The shortlist includes 265 projects across
33 categories. Winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony at London's
King's Cross mixed-use development on Oct. 5.
WITH STY LE