Crossing Boundaries

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Last week DWR’s Flatiron studio (I work there so stop in and say hello sometime) hosted an event in conjunction with Waterworks celebrating the launch of interior designer Vicente Wolf’s newest book Crossing Boundaries: A Global Vision of Design. Wolf presented a slideshow of his work and signed books afterwards.

Obviously, the event has come and gone but we’d be remiss not to point out just how much we’ve fallen in love with the book.  It is 200 pages of his work and a story of how his travels have affected his design aesthetic.  The people, colors, textiles, products and landscapes of his many trips find ways into his work, both directly (a textile from a foreign country) and indirectly (a colorway from a riverbed halfway across the world). Wolf’s impressive resume includes residential designs for Clive Davis and the NYC restaurant Alto, pictured above.

He is also a designer who understands “modern” without overtly embracing it.  During his lecture he suggested mixing both modern and traditional in equal parts, thus allowing each part of an interior’s mixture to stand out and tell a story.  It is great book, full of wonderful ideas.