Boutique Design - May/June 2010 - (Page 18)

B U Z Z BDNY Advisory Board Tours New Javits Center North O n St. Patrick’s Day, 2010, in the gorgeous heat of the unseasonably bright sun, BD, GLM and the advisory board of boutique DESIGN New York (BDNY), gathered for its first super official meeting and walk-through of Javits Center North, where the first ever BDNY show will be held this November. While a few of our west coast board members couldn’t make it, most of the NYC folks came for a day of conversation, planning and — naturally — fun. Donning hard hats (unfortunately there was only one in green), we were guided through the space and told exactly how it will function as an arena for the show. After a thorough walk-through, the group convened for refreshments and discussion. Our conversation covered topics like the special exhibit areas that BDNY will feature, some of the designers who will be involved in planning these spaces, trends that should be explored, potential seminar topics and what sorts of exhibitors both the vendors and designers on the board would like to see at the show. Our two design pros present at the meeting, Mari Balestrazzi, Morgans Hotel Group, and Winston Kong, Champalimaud, agreed that the kinds of seminars they’d like to attend are those focused on international efforts and hotel owner perspectives. Everyone agreed that a diverse list of exhibitors from all over the globe would be the most attractive offering the show could NY members of BDNY advisory board bring. See the full blog of the meeting on — KH Industrial Counting Room Bar Opens in Brooklyn illiamsburg welcomes another industrial den; the bi-level Counting Room — conceptualized by owners Doria Paci and Ruth Tranter — brought to sexy cellar fruition by lighting designer Michael Brown, and LIV Design helming the exquisite millwork. Housed in the newly renovated New York quinine The Counting Room chemical factory, Doria and Ruth began their design last January and started building in September, off-setting the highly industrial concrete and brick base with rustic wooden tables and chairs. The upstairs features floor-to-ceiling windows, glowing pendant lamps, bringall-your-friends picnic tables and raw wooden columns. The downstairs boasts more warehouse-inspired pieces like Edison bulbs in canning jars, salvaged schoolhouse doors and wall sconces crafted from pipes. — KT W

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - May/June 2010

Boutique Design - May/June 2010
BD Launches ScanLife Technology
The Rocco Forte Collection
Kimpton Open Another Hotel Palomar
Steve Wynn Unveils Encore
NEWH Members Tour NYC’s Newly-Renovated Surrey Hotel
Novo Arts Hotels S.A.S. Studio Night to Benefit the Give Your Art Foundation
BDNY Advisory Board Meets to Tour New Building and Discuss Trade Show Launch
Business Sense
On the Boards: Sephen Jacobs and Andi Pepper Introduce the Upcoming Gansevoort Park
Q&A with Ed Bakos and Anthony DiGuiseppe
We Proudly Present the 2010 Boutique 18 - Read Their Story in Pictures
In Reflection
World by DESIGN
Bath and Spa
Amsterdam Film, UXUS Design, Transforms Napa Valley Garage Winery into Majestic Upscale Tasting Den, Merus
Calendar/Advertisers' Index

Boutique Design - May/June 2010