Monday, June 15, 2009

re-de-sign makes its debut

While it's not exactly Cinema Style, it is cinema style related...

My book re-de-sign: New Directions for Your Interior Design Career (Fairchild Books/Conde Nast) debuts today. The book surveys the field of interior design, providing a look at the newly expanded role of the interior designer, featuring a variety of areas from residential and contract design to product, furniture and lifestyle design. Designers of all walks of life are profiled from Martha Stewart and Michael Graves to Alexa Hampton, Hickory Chair, Sally Sirkin Lewis and many more. Sherri Donghia very graciously penned the book's foreword. 

I also feature the Designer in Hollywood, covering the world of Production Designers, Set Decorators and the interior designer on television. Profiles include Will and Grace's  Emmy Award winning production designer Glenda Rovello and 24's Set Decorator Cloudia Rebar (also an interior designer and on her ninth season of the heart pounding show). Design television hosts include  Constance Ramos of HGTV (and a veteran of ABC's Extreme Makoever) and Sarah Richardson of Fine Living Channel's Room Service and Design Inc. (an addictive reality show about the day in the life of a design firm).  The work of Set Decorators Andrew Baseman (also a designer in New York City) of The Nanny Diaries, Kinsey and the much anticipated Eat, Pray, Love and Bryan Scott Venegas of ABC's Brothers and Sisters are also showcased.

Baseman's Park Avenue interiors for The Nanny Diaries (Weinstein Company, 2007)
Actress Laura Linney above

Venegas decorates the sets for ABC's popular series Brothers and Sisters. Shown above are actresses Sally Fields and Rachel Griffiths in the Walker family kitchen
 and shot below,  living room.

Rebar's Oval Office for 24

...and the FBI offices from the past season

Sarah Richardson of Room Service and Design Inc.

Ramos and cast of ABC's Extreme Makeover

And while I wish I could take credit for the cover, the fabulous interior belongs to none other than Frank de Biasi of Frank de Biasi Interiors who informed me the Scavullo silkscreen of Gloria Vanderbilt is one of three. The former Manhattan apartment of de Biasi and Gene Mayer was featured in a ten page spread in the World of Interiors (October 2001) as well as New York Magazine (October 2000) and has generated alot of buzz. de Biasi was formerly head of Interior Design for Peter Marino and Mayer heads a product design company Doug and Gene Mayer. For more information, contact Frank de Biasi Interiors, 79 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012. Phone 212-431-1222.

The book is targeted to both students and designers and is at textbook prices on Amazon. I plan to offer a reduced price to the trade and please contact me if you are interested.

Photo Credits: Cloudia Rebar, Sarah Richardson, ABC, Weinstein Company, Fairchild Books
Book Cover Photo: Corbis/Fernando Bengoehea