July 2015 Design News

Mary Ella Gabler Bitzer's Fort Worth loft. Photo by Chris Plavidal

Lofty ideas  

Each of these stories I had a chance to work on for the July issue of PaperCity have one thing in common —they're interesting on multiple levels. Our Inside the Nest Q&A with Peacock Alley founder Mary Ella Gabler Bitzer shows how Bitzer, with the help of interior designer Joe Don Watts, converted a space inside an historic 1921 building in downtown Fort Worth into an aerie of light and calm (note the sliding wall, on which she's hung art). See more of Chris Plavidal's lovely photos and read her story on the website, here

Jens Risom, Chris Hardy

Staying Relevant

99-year-old Danish furniture designer Jens Risom approached Design Within Reach with an idea: ask a talented young whippersnapper to rethink his most classic designs. DWR tapped Atlanta furniture designer Chris Hardy for the challenge. Take a look at the story in our flip book here

The new Australian pavilion at Giardini for the Venice Biennale

Foreign Correspondent

International art advisor — and the former director of the Goss Michael Foundation — Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi travels to the top art and furniture fairs around the world for his clients. For this issue, he wrote about some of the most recent shows, distilling what was significant and interesting about each. I love his take on Design Shanghai and why it's so hard for luxury furniture manufacturers and fashion designers to break into the coveted Chinese market. Read the story (with lots of cool photos) here.