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products profile deborah berke
By Alia Akkam
Photos courtesy of Deborah Berke Partners and Chris Cooper

NEW HORIZONS
An industry legend puts her indelible mark on
product design
Deborah Berke is best known for helming design for the 21c
Museum Hotels brand, including the pared-down 21c Chicago

The Dawn carpet, part of Berke's Light & Shadow collection
with Warp & Weft-her first foray into product design-is
inspired by the way natural light moves across surfaces

"I had a kind of idyllic midcentury childhood where I
knew my neighbors and was free to roam the streets
of my neighborhood," recalls Deborah Berke, the
Douglaston, Queens, New York-bred architect and
dean of the Yale School of Architecture. These early
expeditions often inspired Berke to draw the different
houses that surrounded her, and "imagining the lives
of the people who lived inside," she says. "For me,
architecture has always been about people."
It's natural, then, that since opening her
eponymous New York practice in 1982, Berke's
work-currently she is tackling the Des Moines
edition of 21c Museum Hotels and two university
hospitality projects grounded in diversity and
inclusivity-has been propelled by a human-centered
approach to design. That ethos is also exhibited
in Deborah Berke Partners' first official product
launch in early 2020. Developed in tandem with local
contemporary rug studio Warp & Weft, the Light &
Shadow collection embodies the firm's commitment
to making timeless, well-crafted objects. "We want
people to live with and appreciate these rugs for a long
time," she points out.
Berke and four of her partners at the practice
created three different series of wool rugs-Dawn,
Midday, and the forthcoming Dusk-"inspired by
our architecture, specifically by the way natural
light moves across surfaces, reflects, and changes
throughout the day," she explains. Although all three
ranges are different, with silk, for example, woven
into Dawn's design and Dusk highlighting hemp,
they "share an abstract language and a soft neutral
palette," Berke adds.
Stephen Brockman, one of those partners
who helped bring the Light & Shadow collection
to life, notes that putting it together was a deeply
collaborative process. "Our first design meeting was a
true charrette," he remembers. "Each of us came with
a pile of images and words." For Berke, it's merely
an extension of how she's always run her business.
Architecture, she says, is the result of "many minds
and hands, and the same is true for this collection." hd
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from the editor
behind the design
digital artists
interview: on our radar
spec sheet
process
interview: designer insights
profile: sieger design
products: safer solutions
profile: liqui group
profile: kalon
profile: deborah berke
profile: samson furniture design
profile: studio sunny kim
profile: jakob lange
hd expo
bdny
icff
art
made in america
bedding
wood
outdoor furniture
surfaces
fabrics
bath
lighting
seating
wallcoverings
casegoods + tables
flooring
ad index
back space
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - interview: designer insights
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: sieger design
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - products: safer solutions
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: liqui group
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: kalon
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: deborah berke
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: samson furniture design
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: studio sunny kim
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - profile: jakob lange
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - bdny
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - icff
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - art
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - made in america
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - bedding
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - wood
Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - outdoor furniture
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - surfaces
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - fabrics
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - bath
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - seating
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - wallcoverings
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - casegoods + tables
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - flooring
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Hospitality Design - Marketplace Fall 2020 - ad index
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