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Mise-en-Scène - By Jesse Bratter
And then there's Charles Pavarini III, founder and president of
Pavarini Design in New York and Arizona. Not only is he an
interior designer, who can add set design (Singing in the Rain)
and costume design (The King and I) to his resume, but he also
has been a performer himself (in the stage production of Panama
Hattie with actress Ann Miller), giving him a 360-degree view
of every element and design detail that goes into a production or
residence, especially the lighting. " When performing at an early
age, I became aware of the power of light. And I have used this
knowledge and awareness in all of my interiors, " he says. " It is
the one area that is most effective and prominent. We need to see
in any environment, and lighting is there not only to illuminate
but also to evoke specifi c feelings such as drama and mystery, and
to provide the eye with focal points. "
Dean Barger form a moody and sophisticated
backdrop at the restaurant Le Coucou in Manhattan.
Victorian-era details meld with New York in the
Roaring Twenties at the NoMad London hotel.
And an earthy palette of Douglas fi r paneling, cork
fl ooring, and cement tiles create a warm-modern
outpost for the Ace Hotel in Brooklyn, punctuated
throughout with a revolving art collection.
Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, co-founders of Roman and
Williams, also know a little something about creating emotional
interiors and guiding the eye toward dramatic moments. Exposed
brick, pewter-fi nished steel chandeliers, a decadent mix of mohair
and velvets, and a dark, nature-rich mural hand-painted by
If you haven't been to these restaurants and hotels
but you have seen the movies Practical Magic,
Duplex, or Addicted to Love, you've seen the
work of Roman and Williams, as they spent years
designing sets in the fi lm industry before branching
into interiors. " Our work in fi lm was incredible
because we got to experiment with so many
different kinds of spaces-apartments, bathrooms,
offi ces, garages, decaying buildings, staircases,
swimming pools. Ordinarily, as a designer, you
would never possibly get to design and build that
many things in 10 years, " Standefer says. " From
the world of fi lm, we've been able to cultivate
a feel for specifi city and storytelling, which we've
employed in the designing of residences and
commercial spaces. "
Ready for its close up: A contemporary
dining room by Pavarini Design sets a
sleek and sophisticated scene.
(Image: Courtesy of Pavarini Design)
Charles Pavarini III
(Image: Douglas Holt
Photography Studio)
A moody and sophisticated mix of
materials and hues lends a one-of-a-kind
vibe to the Manhattan restaurant Le
Coucou, designed by Roman and Williams.
(Image: Ditte Isager)
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