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FINALIST

THE BLAKE HOTEL

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

ings and sculptural light fixtures stand with period
details like the vintage beams, brick facades and
ironmongery that add depth and character.

THE DESIGN FIRM:  HVS Design, Rockville,

Maryland
THE MUSE: A progressive city with a strong history

in forming its country's roots. The design follows
suit with a ground floor that's a study in connectivity-between not just the past and future but also
between the elements that make a city a home.
THE MAGIC: Making conflicted design elements

work in harmony. Refined wood millwork and
leather upholstery pieces sit proudly among more
industrial aesthetics like smooth concrete flooring
and blackened steel accents. Eclectic furnish-

THE MESSAGE: A great city embraces visitors
and locals alike, as the juxtaposed design elements
remind us. A fireplace at the heart of the lobby that
can be "experienced from both sides," says Christine
Shanahan, principal, HVS Design, makes it inevitable.

SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: RMS Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; DESIGN FIRM: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland: Christine Shanahan, principal; Federico Pelayo, Susan
Yu, designers; ARCHITECT: JN+A, Rockville, Maryland; PURCHASING COMPANY: Purchasing Dimensions, Somers, Connecticut; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: RMS
Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Alexander Waterworth Interiors, New York (restaurant design); Peterson Engineering Group, Norwalk,
Connecticut (MEP/FP engineer); Cagley & Associates, Rockville, Maryland (structural engineer); McFarland Kistler & Associates, Inc., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Trimark,
Mansfield, Massachusetts (food service); J&M Lighting Design, Inc., Kennebunkport, Maine (lighting); FABRICS: Architex; Kirkby Design; Kravet; Samuelson Chatelane;
Valley Forge Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS: Blackstone Carpets; Jamie Stern Design; FURNITURE: American Atelier; Inside Out Contracts; Kellex Seating; Rejuvenation;
Superior Seating; Wells Industries; LIGHTING: France & Son; Hammerton Lighting; Illumination Lighting; Rejuvenation; Renwil Hospitality; RH Contract; Visual Comfort;
Workstead; WALLCOVERINGS: Eykon; MDC; National Wallcovering

FINALIST

THE WHEELHOUSE HOTEL
CHICAGO

THE DESIGN FIRM: Curioso, Chicago
THE MUSE: I <3 Chicago. And "the people of Wrigleyville (neighborhood) really love baseball," too, explains Nina Grondin,
partner, Curioso.

R E A D M C K E N D R E E ( T H E B L A K E H O T E L ) ; DA N I E L K E L L E G H A N ( T H E W H E E L H O U S E H O T E L ) ;
C H R I S T I A N H O R A N ( G R A D UAT E E U G E N E )

THE MAGIC: So the challenge lay in how to translate the personality of Chicago and the neighborhoods that make it great into space.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: This one's a no-brainer: the floating
baseball installation in the lobby, placed right next to the vintage
scoreboard that gets plenty of street cred.

SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: Bedderman Lodging Company,
Chicago; DESIGN FIRM: Curioso, Chicago: Nina Grondin,
Daniel Grondin, partners; Ron Degen, Carlos Herrera,
Katrina Hoernig, Gretchen Miller, Jessica Shepard,
designers; ARCHITECT: Norr, Chicago; PURCHASING
COMPANY: The Gettys Group, Chicago; GENERAL
CONTRACTOR: Summit Design + Build, Chicago;
DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Diligent Design Group, Chicago
(engineering); La Tortilleria, San Pedro Garza García,
Mexico, Curioso, Chicago (graphics); ARCHITECTURAL
MATERIALS: Bendheim Glass; Daltile; Diamond Perforated
Metals; Difiniti Quartz; Horner Millwork; Johnsonite;
Mapei; Olde Glass; Sealsource International; Surfacing
Solution; Tortensen Glass; Virginia Tile; Wilsonart; BATH
& SPA: Delta; Kohler; Sloan; Truebro; FABRICS: Architex;
Moore & Giles; JF Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS: Armadillo
Company; FURNITURE: Article; CB2; Charter Furniture;
Four Hands; Hoffman Furniture Restoration; Industry
West; Mater Ethical Living; Morgan Li; RH Contract; Scout
Design; Seura Inc; The Stadium Seat Store; Tablebases.
com; LIGHTING: Blom & Blom; Cedar and Moss; Fet
Electric; Fixt Electric; John Beck; Juno Lighting; Lightology
Collection; Maxim Lighting; Neon Design Chicago; PG
Enlighten; Rejuvenation; Schoolhouse Electric; Trans
Globe Lighting; Troy Lighting; Visual Comfort; SURFACING
MATERIALS: Benjamin Moore; Sherwin-Williams

FINALIST

GRADUATE EUGENE
OREGON

THE DESIGN FIRM: Graduate Hotels In-house Design Team,

Chicago
THE MUSE: Nostalgia. It engulfs the guest at every turn but
especially when seated at a 34-person communal table that's
next to an expansive gallery wall of vintage sports posters-
which connects back to the fact that Eugene is the birthplace of
athletic shoe giant Nike.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: The front desk that doubles as a shoe
display. Forty-three Nikes released between the company's
inception in 1964 to 1980 were curated by avid fan Ben Weprin
(who just so happens to be Graduate Hotels' ceo and founder).
They include track spikes, bowling shoes, hiking boots and even
roller skates.

THE MESSAGE: Movement is life. Not only does
the space celebrate athletics, but it also highlights
Oregon's lush landscapes in its art choices as well
as the mix of rustic surfaces like distressed, aged
wood and textural fabrics.

SOURCES
OWNER: Graduate Hotels, Chicago; DESIGN
FIRM: Graduate Hotels In-house Design Team,
Chicago; ARCHITECT: Johnson Braund, Tukwila,
Washington; PURCHASING FIRMS: AJ Capital Partners,
Chicago; Graduate Hotels, Chicago

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Boutique Design - December 2019
From the Editor
Social Circles
All 4 One
Products: Lighting
Products: Flooring
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2019 - Intro
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - Social Circles
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