Boutique Design - January/February 2009 - (Page 42)

SHOPPING THE MARKET Design a la Carte BY KELLY HUSHIN — it most day. make or Dinnertimelittlethecan be the atolittleanticipated hour of theBut weSo much canguide yourbreak it. Waiter a slow? Bread hard? Wine a little…cheap? Sorry, we can’t do much about that — we leave service up the restaurant manager. can at least choices in creating the most stunning tabletop displays. A well-adorned eatery is a talked about eatery. Restaurateurs; please bring the good servers and unforgettable food, designers; please hook them up with some hot plates. No pun intended. ALESSI >> W e know you can’t exactly eat cereal in this bowl, but we couldn’t debate its striking fruit-holding, centerpiece capabilities. From the Hotel Alessi collection, the Mediterraneo fruit holder was conceived by jewelry designer Emma Silvestris who used cut and molded metal to recreate and reinterpret an underwater world through a simple bowl. Vivid fruits in complementary colors such as oranges or limes will get along swimmingly together in Mediterraneo. < > C all us cliché, but we simply had to include a snapshot of strawberries for tabletop producer 10 Strawberry Street. The company manufactures and imports dinnerware, glassware, serveware and flatware from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Germany, Poland, Belgium and Thailand. Needless to say — you can find Strawberry Street on many a global map. 42 • 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