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products profile brady legler

POWER OF ART

By Matt Dougherty
Photography courtesy of Scot Bullock

A painter uses color to heal

After the passing of his grandmother, the Kansas
City-raised Brady Legler was floundering, hitting
rock bottom after he was kicked out of college for
partying too much. To get out of his rut and keep
his grandma's spirit alive, he started repurposing
her costume jewelry into new pieces, at first only
for friends and relatives, but soon he began to sell
them at local trunk shows. This led him to New
York for a meeting where he was encouraged to
apply to Parsons School of Design.
He's lived there ever since, designing
jewelry and working on his paintings, which
walk the line between abstract expressionism
and colorism, all unified by the color blue.
That's because when his father was diagnosed
with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, one of the
deadliest cancers in the world, a neighbor who
studied meditation suggested he imagine his
father's cancer cells turning blue as a healing
practice. With his dad now cured, Legler's use of
the color has become his trademark. "It's trickled
into all of my designs," he says. "Every painting
I do, even if it's fully red, there's a layer of blue
underneath it." The motif became the central
theme of Chromatic Connection, a charity art
show dedicated to suicide prevention that he coran from June to August at hometown gallery
Eva Reynolds Fine Art Gallery. "Color is happy;
the healing properties of it [are] unexplainable.
That was the underlying message of the show-
that art can heal."
That connection has led to more
opportunities. For instance, Sargasso Sea-an
abstract painting resplendent in his signature
dark blue with black tones-drew the attention
of San Antonio-based company Rug Studio,
which chose to print it onto a rug, creating a
relationship that has lasted eight years.
Now 29, and with a successful business,
Legler has continued to expand with a new
jewelry line, as well as wallpaper, with
commissions for a residential penthouse in
Manhattan's famed Plaza Hotel and a restaurant
in Kansas City. Juggling all these projects and
mediums could be overwhelming, but "that
works for me," he says. "We're in the design
world. You have to enjoy it to appreciate it, and if
you don't, what's the point?" hd
bra dyl e gl e r. com

1. A number of
Legler's paintings
have been turned
into rugs, such as the
abstract Blue Fence,
which showcases his
signature color blue.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - August 2018

Hospitality Design - August 2018
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
Sketchbook
Installations: Salone
Spec Sheet
HD Expo Recap
Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Profile: Bobby Berk
Profile: Brady Legler
Profile: Lara Bohinc
Profile: Margo Selby
Profile: Masquespacio
Profile: Matthew McCormick
Emerging Designers
Women in Design
Trends: Blush
Trends: Dark Green
Trends: Vivid Patterns
Upholstered Furniture
Carpet
Textiles
Surfaces
Window Coverings
Projects
Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Statement Makers: Akira Back
Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Ad Index
Back Space: Tom Dixon
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Intro
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Hospitality Design - August 2018
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Installations: Salone
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Spec Sheet
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - HD Expo Recap
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 40
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 41
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 42
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 44
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 46
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 47
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 5 Questions for Bella Gomez
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 50
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Bobby Berk
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 54
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Brady Legler
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 56
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Lara Bohinc
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 58
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Margo Selby
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 60
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Masquespacio
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 62
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Matthew McCormick
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 64
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Emerging Designers
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 67
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 68
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 69
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 70
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Women in Design
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Blush
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Dark Green
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 84
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Vivid Patterns
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 90
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Upholstered Furniture
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 94
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Carpet
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 97
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 98
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Textiles
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 100
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 101
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 102
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 107
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 108
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Window Coverings
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 110
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Projects
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 113
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 115
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 117
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 119
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Akira Back
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 121
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 124
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 125
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Ad Index
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Back Space: Tom Dixon
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