Month: May 2016

Broad

TOUR DE FORCE

The Gensler-led pre-BDwest Design Tour of The Broad contemporary art museum in LA was memorable in more ways than one. By Matthew Hall OK, the sheep in the glass-enclosed tank of formaldehyde was a bit unnerving. That 1994 work by Damien Hirst, titled “Away from the Flock,” was among the 250-plus exhibits on display at The Broad, LA’s new contemporary art museum—and site of this year’s pre-BDwest Design Tour. That sold-out event started with some comments on the museum’s unique…


Mezidigan

Five Minutes with 2016 Gold Key Judge Michael Medzigian

The call for entries for the prestigious 2016 Gold Key Awards has been announced along with this year’s panel of renowned judges, representing the most highly respected names in our industry. Meet 2016 Gold Key Judge Michael Medzigian, chairman and managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners, as he shares his thoughts on design from an owner’s perspective. And, get some ideas on what to see and do from his list of “must-sees” in NYC. What are you currently loving (as well…


Viceroy

Viceroy to Debut Turkish Resort and Residences

77-key property marks the brand’s entry to the country Viceroy Hotel Group will open its first outpost in Turkey this summer. The Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul is being developed by Akdag Tourism and Construction Ltd. A restored Ottoman mansion will anchor the 77-key resort on the island of Büyükada, which will also include the “Yali” seafront mansion. 12 different categories of rooms, suites and serviced apartments range from private cottages to six suites inside the mansion. Four dining venues–two restaurants,…


WhyAttend

Why Show Up?

Trade fairs are business-building opportunities and inspirational hotbeds. So, make time to expand your vision. By Hans Galutera Attending events and exhibitions is a must for our design industry. As interior designers and architects, it helps us drill down on the latest information and trends within our sectors, meet new vendors and suppliers in the market and, equally importantly, network with our peers. Personally, I am motivated by my three “I”s – to inform, incite and inspire ideas for design…


GKA

Call For Entries: Gold Key Awards

Deadline for submissions is July 8 Designers are invited to submit their best work for this year’s Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design competition. Now in its 36th year, the Gold Key award recognizes the most influential and innovative interior design work in every sector of the hospitality industry. Sponsored by Boutique Design magazine, the 2016 competition has 21 categories. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation projects must have been completed from June 1, 2015 to…