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products profile iris apfel
By Matt Dougherty
Photography by Sebastian Kim

LIVING LEGEND

An icon shows no signs of slowing down

Draped in her iconic statement necklaces and
grand black-rimmed glasses, Iris Apfel has
more than earned her status as a fashion and
design legend. Yet, at 97, she's still finding
new ways to put her signature whimsical
stamp on the world. Her latest adventure is
three collections of vases and accessories with
Istanbul-based glassware brand Nude. "I have
never done glassware before, and I liked their
products," the outspoken designer says. The
collaboration is a coming home of sorts for
Apfel: She was born in Queens, New York to
a father who worked in his family's glass and
mirror business and a mother who owned a
fashion boutique.

In the years in between, she would attend
New York University and the University of
Wisconsin, work for the long-running trade
journal Women's Wear Daily, start textile
firm Old World Weavers with her husband,
and carry out design restoration projects at
the White House for nine presidents, from
Harry Truman to Bill Clinton. "I learned as I
went along," she explains. "Everything [you
do] affects everything else. Nothing exists
in a vacuum." In 2014, the documentary Iris
celebrated the life of the spirited style maven,
solidifying her celebrity status.
Now, she's putting her indelible mark on
the products for Nude. "I love to improvise.
I love to take something and play with it
and roll it around and see it from different
perspectives," Apfel says. The Beak
collection offers acid bright colors in bold
stripes, while the Mono Box vases are a

cacophony of vibrant colors in patterns
ranging from checkerboard to natureinspired. In a cheeky nod to her trademark
look, the Iris Apfel Paperweights are crafted
in her unmistakable likeness, complete with
huge eyeglasses, red lipstick, and a bold
necklace.
As she looks back, Apfel sees a different
industry than the one she started out in.
"There are too many rules," too many
similarities, and too many trends, she
explains. "I don't think young people today
undertake apprenticeships as they did years
ago. You have to learn who you are, what your
aesthetic is, and how you feel about things.
You can't just jump from trend to trend and
copy what is around you. You have to be true
to yourself." hd
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1. Apfel brings her
signature look to
her Alba glassware
collection for Nude.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - February 2019

Hospitality Design - February 2019
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
CitySCENE: Dallas
Sketchbook
Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
On the Boards: RCHS
Brand Identity: Radisson
Interview: Avi Brosh
5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
Profile: Iris Apfel
Casegoods
Lighting
Made in America
Wallcoverings
Projects
Placemakers: Tourists
Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Placemakers: Caldera House
Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Development: Going Places
Montreal
Paris
Brisbane
Rome
The Caribbean
Chicago
Kuala Lumpur
Hamburg
Lisbon
Tulum
Sanya
Savannah
Costa Rica
Elevate
Tye Farrow
Martin Gran
Neil Jacobs
Isabelle Olsson
Primo Orpilla
Benjamin Porto
David Rockwell
Devin Vermeulen
Steve Wilson
Ad Index
Back Space: Keith Menin
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Intro
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hospitality Design - February 2019
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Contents
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 11
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - CitySCENE: Dallas
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 20
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Inspiration: MO Modern Art Museum
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 30
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - On the Boards: RCHS
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 32
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 33
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 34
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brand Identity: Radisson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 36
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 37
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 41
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 42
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Interview: Avi Brosh
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 48
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 49
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 5 Questions for Emmanuel Sauvage
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 54
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Profile: Iris Apfel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 56
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Casegoods
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 62
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lighting
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 68
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Made in America
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 70
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Wallcoverings
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 75
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 76
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Projects
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Tourists
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 79
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: The Wheelhouse Hotel
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 81
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Caldera House
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 83
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Placemakers: Hotel Figueroa
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 85
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 86
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Development: Going Places
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Montreal
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 89
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 90
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 91
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Paris
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 93
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Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 95
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Brisbane
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 97
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Rome
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 99
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 100
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - The Caribbean
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 102
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 103
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Chicago
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 105
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Kuala Lumpur
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 107
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Hamburg
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 109
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Lisbon
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 111
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 112
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tulum
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Sanya
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 115
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Savannah
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 117
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Costa Rica
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 119
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 120
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Elevate
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 122
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 123
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Tye Farrow
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 125
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Martin Gran
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 127
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Neil Jacobs
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 129
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 130
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 131
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Isabelle Olsson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 133
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Primo Orpilla
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 135
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Benjamin Porto
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 137
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 138
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 139
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - David Rockwell
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 141
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Devin Vermeulen
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 143
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Steve Wilson
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 145
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 146
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 147
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 148
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 149
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - 151
Hospitality Design - February 2019 - Back Space: Keith Menin
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