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Boutique Buzz Mama Shelter: A New Parisian Refuge and features 172 rooms equipped with the latest in technology (think Apple iMacs, Skype, iChat and more). A 160-seat restaurant and 30-seat terrace offers authentic French food in a communal dining atmosphere, and cocktails are served at the 40-seat Island Bar from evening to the wee hours. One of the driving principles of the property offers another kind of sustenance for visitors: “food for thought,” which will be offered through forums and lectures with scholars, politicians and poets, as well as through live concerts, afterhours parties and cabaret shows. Roland Castro was responsible for the architecture of the hotel and Starck for the design, which focuses on comfort and luxurious amenities with an urban twist and his signature element of surprise. —KG Renee Silverstein Joins the Jane Hamley Wells Team J ane Hamley Wells, a Chicago-based international contemporary furniture company, has expanded its sales force with the addition of Renee Silverstein, a 15year veteran in the contract interior design industry. Silverstein is poised to take over the all markets east of Chicago as well as the Windy City’s market. Renee Silverstein he Triganos, founding family of Club Med, have teamed with partner Cyril Aouizerate and Philippe Starck to unveil one of Paris’ newest (and most unique) T boutique hotels: Mama Shelter. The Saint Blaise quartier hotel opened this autumn in a property that was once a garage covered in graffiti, Pictured Top left: Unique spaces abound at Mama Shelter Barclay Butera Brings Book Party to the Plaza ssouline boasts itself as the first luxury brand whose medium is publications. With an array of elegant books about fashion giants, art legends and design moguls (Chanel, Picasso and Eames to name a few) we couldn’t argue. No wonder Barclay Butera found a perfect match in the publishing house for his first book, Barclay Butera, Living in Style. The Assouline boutique at the Plaza Hotel in New York City played host to the book signing party on Nov. 11. Attendees sipped champagne as they perused the pages of Butera’s new book. The book features sections like Beach, Town and Country, Mountain, Desert and City; all of which denote distinct Butera decorating styles. His design work is inspired by midcentury Hollywood glamour, European sophistication and the exotic Far East. Apart from his work in interiors, Butera has been recognized for his furniture line, Barclay Butera Home, as well as his line of textiles for Kravet, Inc.’s premiere Kravet Collection. Living in Style is a quintessential addition for any design savvy coffee table book collector. A “Renee is well known and respected in the Chicago design community having enjoyed a long and successful regional manager role with HBF, one of the top U.S. contract manufacturer companies,” said Jane Humzy, president of the company. “In that role, Renee consistently exceeded sales goals and was recognized as one of their highest achieving sales managers during the past two years. Renee joins us at a very exciting time in our growth and we are delighted to have her on our team.” Silverstein is a qualified interior designer and is a LEED Accredited Professional. —KG —KH Above: Barclay Butera with the Assouline boutique’s retail manager, Keith W. Soura 10 • boutique DESIGN january/february 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - January/February 2009

Boutique Design - January/February 2009
Boutique Buzz
Designer’s Eye
Ian Schrager on Edition, His Partnership with Marriott
Business Sense
Niche. Improvement. Escape. The State of the Industry: Now and the Future
Industry Research
Three Firms Fight On
The Do’s and Don’ts of Networking
Simeone Deary Design
Haute Suites
Shopping the Market: Tabletop
Shopping the Market: Seating
Jeffrey S. Degen, AIA On Reasons Why the Time is Right for Hotel Development
Wanda Jankowski Speaks to Karen Daroff about Bathroom Trends
Calendar/ Advertisers Index

Boutique Design - January/February 2009