Designer Visions: Cinema Style
We recently teamed up with Carrier and Company, a NYC based Design Firm, and Clos-ette, a Luxury Organizational Design Firm in NYC, for Hearst Magazines Fifth Annual ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’ showhouse in October of 2011. Editors-in-Chief of three publications, including Town & Country’s Jay Fielden, collaborated with acclaimed Interior Designers to create three film-inspired luxury living spaces for the newly renovated 1212 Fifth Avenue Residences by Durst Fetner. In keeping with the silver-screened theme, designers were asked to create spaces which “capture the allure and romance of New York City’s Central Park” and highlight the stunning views through the “fashion and flair” of each film. In this case, the design was inspired by the 2002 film Igby Goes Down.
Our work on this unique fast-track project required a fully coordinated, responsive team approach with all parties involved. Our proven track record of success in navigating challenges with building unions allowed everyone – from the Designers to the Developer - to efficiently execute their designs without needless delays. I-Grace supplied the necessary artisans and fabricated and installed the custom trim and millwork throughout the space, including the designs by Clos-ette. Through strict time management and full-time on-site supervision, our team was able to execute a fast paced, changeable plan that met the magazine’s firm deadline.
According to Mara Miller, of Carrier and Company Interiors, “Pulling together a show house is always a schematic tangle but I-Grace was able to smooth out all the literal and figurative bumps in the road. While we know an I-Grace project is always beautifully executed, it was their pre-emptive planning and quick site solutions that made everything possible.” “The end result was a beautiful depiction of our vision,” said Jesse Carrier. “We couldn’t have been more grateful or pleased!”