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TEXTURED PATH
A New York designer takes a truly handcrafted approach
When she got accepted to Cooper Union, Carla Weisberg, a native New Yorker reared in a family of artists, embarked on a likely career as a painter. What she did not predict is the ne art path leading to a “plateau of unhappiness.” Swapping canvas for fabric, it turns out, was the trick. Soon, Weisberg was painting pillows and tabletops by hand for high-end retail behemoths including Barneys, Portico, and Bergdorf Goodman. “I had to call on architects and designers and convince them my work wasn’t the paint spla er prints of the seventies,” she recalls. David Rockwell didn’t have doubts. In the early 1990s, he turned to Weisberg to help design a fantasy library for actor Jeremy Irons as part of a DIFFA bene t. Rockwell Group sought her sophisticated touch once again for New York’s Strip House restaurant, for which she dreamed up the pa erns for ocked velvet wallpaper, carpets, and napkins with a subtly sexy pin-up girl motif.

1. Pitch, one of Weisberg’s woven and cut-and-loop collections for Bloomsburg Carpet.

2. For Designtex’s Techniques collection, Weisberg dreamed up patterns with pen and ink, collage, and block printing techniques.

3. At the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Weisberg’s custom cow skull wallpaper adorns guestrooms.

The experience led her to join forces with the likes of Je rey Beers on the design of banque e backs at the now-shu ered DB Brasserie at the Wynn Las Vegas. Weisberg’s textile savvy has also landed her a number of hotel projects. She rst collaborated with New York rm Stonehill & Taylor in 2008 on the paneling in the lobby of the DoubleTree Suites in Times Square; they reunited in Boston at the Hya Regency, where her garden-inspired panels—a nod to nearby Boston Commons— line the ballrooms and meeting areas. At the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, she glamorized Paradise Tower guestrooms with her edgy custom cow skull wallpaper for Mark Ze . A group of vinyl wallcoverings for Wolf-Gordon sparked Weisberg’s fortuitous relationships with manufacturers. For instance, on the heels of Wicket and Pitch, her latest woven and cut-and-loop creations for Bloomsburg Carpet, in 2013 she’ll

debut a two- and three-color residential collection of 100 percent wool carpets under Bloomsburg’s Silver Creek division. Earlier this year, she also partnered with Designtex (they produced her Hard Rock wallcoverings) for the Techniques collection, a line of hospitality-driven wallcoverings and upholstery fabrics that embrace phthalatefree vinyl. “All of the pa erns were made using pen and ink, collage, or block printing techniques. I wanted to maintain the sense of my hand while creating something contemporary and very usable in a variety of applications,” Weisberg explains. Finding inspiration in a plethora of visuals—children’s book illustrations, stained glass, cobblestone streets, metal shop gates—Weisberg has much to draw from to “imbue our everyday objects with a sense of beauty and play.” hd
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2012

Hospitality Design - November 2012
Contents
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
People
Sketchbook
Purchasing Pov
Sustainable Studio
Inspiration: Designers Pick Their Favorite Products
Places: Macau
5 Questions for Patrick Blanc
Profile: John Houshmand
Profile: Martha Sturdy
Profile: Stephanie Odegard
Profile: Mark Gabbertas
Profile: Carla Weisberg
Trends: Made in Spain
Bath
Flooring
Textiles
Surfaces
Cersaie
Basecamp Hotel
Ett Hem
Rosemary’s
Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Hyatt Regency Montreal
Estiatorio Milos
Ad Index
Back Space
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Intro
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - From the Show Director
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Purchasing Pov
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Sustainable Studio
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Inspiration: Designers Pick Their Favorite Products
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Places: Macau
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 5 Questions for Patrick Blanc
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: John Houshmand
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Martha Sturdy
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 90
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Stephanie Odegard
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Mark Gabbertas
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Carla Weisberg
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 96
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Trends: Made in Spain
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Bath
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Flooring
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Textiles
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Cersaie
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Basecamp Hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Ett Hem
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Rosemary’s
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Hyatt Regency Montreal
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Estiatorio Milos
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Back Space
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