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Exclusive Interview – Tihany Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors

Photo by Bill Hughes   Adam D. Tihany is widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers and an early pioneer of the restaurant design profession. Adam Tihany has been designing restaurants and hotels for more than 35 years, building quite the portfolio of luxury properties. Tihany is known around the globe for creating unique, luxury interior design for hotels and restaurants His outstanding contribution to the world of design has been recognized with numerous honors and awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design and induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. A recognized expert in luxury, Tihany frequently writes for international lifestyle, design and travel magazines and publications. Tihany third’s book, Tihany: Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors, will be published by Rizzoli , March 2014 and the Best Design Books interview the famous designer about his life, inspirations and the latest book.   -What does inspire you?  I draw inspiration from art, film, theater, poetry, music, food, and wine. I study human behavior as it greatly influences my work.  -What projects are you working on right now?  We are designing 2 Four Seasons hotel projects in Dubai and several signature restaurants at The Broadmoor…

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Marc Newson Works – Marc Newson is one of the best product designers in the world. He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a spaceship. For him, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced objects to limited edition furniture, to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar. This comprehensive tome leaves no stone unturned in cataloguing all of Newson’s works to date, from early pieces such as Lockheed Lounge (which holds the world record for the highest price paid for a piece of design furniture, at over two million dollars) through designs of household objects and more recent, large scale projects such as the interior of Qantas’s A380 and the Aquariva boat. See also: Interior Design Books: 100 Interiors Around the World   The artist: Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc Newson (*1963) studied jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before moving to Tokyo where he designed his first production works for Idée. Subsequently based in Paris and London, where he lives and works, Newson quickly became one of the world’s most accomplished and influential designers. Newson’s designs are present in most major permanent museum collections, including the Museum…

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