Design Luminaries Come Out for What’s New What’s Next 2018
“Bringing the Classics Forward” was the subject of a talk hosted by Galerie editor in chief Jacqueline Terrebonne with design luminaries Peter Pennoyer, William Georgis, and George Sellers at the Global Views showroom during What’s New What’s Next, the annual design conference held at the New York Design Center. Pennoyer, Georgis, and Sellers each spoke about their own design practices and how influences from the past have shaped how they create contemporary designs.
Pennoyer started off the conversation by mentioning a project he did that was in the spirit of Czech Cubism. William Georgis spoke of how “history has always haunted him” and showed examples of interiors he designed that interspersed contemporary and classical pieces. George Sellers spoke of his studies in Florence, Italy, and how classically inspired sculptures like that of Igor Mitoraj really interest him.
Later in the evening Terrebonne and interior designer Jiun Ho celebrated the release of Ho’s new outdoor textile collection with a party in the Dennis Miller showroom. The collection was inspired by Ho’s recent travels across South America, from the Atacama Desert in Chile to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. Guests were also able to view a mural with imagery influenced by Ho’s travels painted on-site by Aidan Millikin. South American–inspired cocktails and appetizers were served as well.
Here are some highlights of the events: