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B U Z Z Clodagh Hosts Group Arts Show ‘Water and Light’ lways a passionate woman of the arts and nature, Clodagh recently presented in her NYC showroom the work of nine artists whose paintings, photographs, sculpture and video installations celebrate the natural elements of ‘Water and Light’ – the aptlynamed title of the exhibit. On Jan. 27, the show opened to the public with a reception that New Glenmere Mansion Channels Tuscan Charm he restoration of the Glenmere mansion in the lower Hudson Valley means New Yorkers no longer need to cross the Atlantic for a taste of Tuscany. Less than 50 miles north of Manhattan, the 150-acre property in Chester, New York offers 19 Italianate guestrooms. The luxury villa, originally designed by architects Carrere & Hastings in 1911, was recently restored by partners/owners DeGraw & Dehaan Architects with interiors by Scott Snyder. The new space combines contemporary luxury with the authentic central open cortile, marbled column porticos and dramatic interior staircases fashioned nearly a century ago. Accommodations include deluxe and superior bedrooms, junior suites and premium suites. The Penthouse features private elevator access to a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with three fireplaces, while the Ogden suite includes access to an intimate private garden. The Supper Room provides an intimate dining experience, with hand-painted panels depicting the Tuscan landscape. Full bar service, lunch and informal evening meals can be enjoyed in the Frog's End Tavern. — BD saw more than 350 people. More than 20 pieces of art are displayed among Clodagh’s collections in a carefully curated display that stays true to Clodagh’s contemporary design aesthetic. The featured artists include Thomas Banks, Louise Crandell, David Teeple, Robert Younger, Beth O’Donnell, Jessica Kay Bodner, Clodagh, Daniel Aubry and Tucker Robbins. Their works have appeared in places like the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Architectural Digest magazine, the United Nations and more. While Clodagh’s product and interior design work has been celebrated for years, this is the first time she has displayed her fine art photography to the public. Her images connect through an exploration of light and shadow. “I am fascinated by a camera’s ability to capture space and beauty in a nanosecond and depict them in two dimensions,” she said. The Water and Light exhibit will run through Mar. 3 in Clodagh’s showroom. — KH Above: Clodagh with artist Thomas Banks, painter of “Compassion of the Buddhas,” the painting pictured here T Arclinea Opens Sleek New NYC Showroom O n Jan. 27, Arclinea hosted a gathering to celebrate its new showroom, a gleaming new space in the Architects & Designers building within Nova Studio. The new showroom features a wide cross-section of head designer Antonio Citterio’s units, complete with working features like Kizoku touch sensor faucets, LED lights for growing herbs and builtin plate warmers. Covering 4,000 square feet, the studio boasts low VOC paints and finishes as well as energy-efficient heating and refrigeration units, highlighting Arclinea’s commitment to sustainable design. There are four units to peruse at the Arclinea studio, Lignum et Lapis, Artusi, Convivium and Italia, each comprised of varying matte lacquers, stainless steel and different woods like teak, mahogany or oak, all felled from sustainable forests. “The new showroom appreciates the full field of possibilities Marc Schlesser, Senior Designer for Nova Studio at offered by Arclinea and embodies the core strengths of the Arclinea Arclinea’s new showroom line,” said Marc Schlesser, Senior Designer at Nova Studio. — KT Washington D.C. Celebrates Revamped Design Center he Washington Design Center to be eligible to receive the honor, will unveil a new lobby vignette one must have practiced interior concept by interior designer design in the area for at least 15 Kelley Proxmire on Mar. 10, kick- years, contributed to Washington ing off Capital Design Days, a life through cultural, charitable three-day program of events for or civic works and must actively design professionals and students. support the design center. In 2009, Proxmire was in- Showrooms in the center nomiducted into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame, an organization established in 2002 that honors designers who have improved the quality of life in the D.C. area through design excellence and Rendering of Kelley Proxmire’s lobby vignette for the contributions. In order Washington Design Center T nate candidates and inductees are selected based upon votes. Other inductees who have created lobby settings for the design center include Thomas Pheasant, David Mitchell and Justine Sancho. “The Design Center is invaluable to my practice for all the staples of a room, from trims to furniture,” said Proxmire. All the resources for the space were drawn from the showrooms in the building, and thanks to companies like Kravet/Lee Jofa, Osborne & Little, JK Drapery, Brunschwig & Fils and more, the special lobby presentation will make for an intimate setting for the kickoff celebration. — KH 16 • boutique DESIGN march/april 2010

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Hyatt Opens First Andaz Hotel On Wall Street In NYC
Brintons Announces Second Collection With Scottish Duo
AB Concept In Hong Kong Creates The French Window, Overlooking The Harbor
Washington D.C. Celebrates Revamped Design Center
Q&A With Kit Kemp, On How She Successfully Brought Firmdale Hotels To The U.S. With The Crosby Street
Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental After A Collective Deep Breath, CityCenter Opens And Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental
World By Design
Fathom Creative Turns A Dilapidated Brake Shop Into New Multi-Use Space For Art, Business, Life And Inspiration
German Theorist And Author, Boris Groys, Discusses His Book, Art Power And The Idea Of Tourists As Architects As Part Of This Month’s Inspiration
Designer Meetups Hosts Big Wigs In Design To Share Inspiration And Discuss Trends In Informal, Open Environments
Brian Orter Weighs In On The Popular Debate In The Design Community About Hand Drawings Versus Realistic Computer Renderings
EnVogue: BD Brings You Snapshots
Bath And Spa:
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