Friday, October 17, 2008
Sofield So Right.
This afternoon I was asked by a former professor at F.I.T. to serve as a guest critic for his students' fall presentation. They each did a fantastic job and I had forgotten the amount of work required for those projects (as well as the nerves that are attached). While there, I had the pleasure of meeting another critic who works for Studio Sofield and it reminded me of how inspiring I find Bill Sofield's work. I remember the first time I walked into the Madison avenue boutique he designed for Tom Ford and feeling completely overwhelmed by it's lush and handsome aesthetic. Every single detail from the furnishings to the hardware was designed to the Nth degree and yet there's a glamorous ease that makes you feel not only welcome but important. Obviously Tom Ford is an amazing talent, but this store proves he's standing on the broad shoulders of an equally talented Mr. Sofield. Our favorite aspect...the crocodile Lalanne desk in the foyer.