Gregg and I were invited to join two of our favorite showrooms in Los Angeles for special events during Paris Deco Off 2014. A big Merci Beaucoup to the folks at Kneedler Fauchere and Donghia for organizing a very special experience for designers to visit the most famous creators in international decoration at their Parisian showrooms. We especially want to thank Lee Winterstein at Donghia and the Kneedler Fauchere Family Doug Kinzley, Rocky La Fleur, Gina Dewitt & Mark Hemphill for being such gracious hosts.
Charles Paris hosted a wonderful party on the Seine below the Eiffel Tower and debuted their product line based on the designs of Felix Agostini. Charles Paris is represented by Donghia in Los Angeles.
Gregg Wilson, David Pascual from Wimberly Interiors, Lee Winterstein from Donghia and Me.
Andrea and Sandrina Rubelli hanging out at the DJ Booth at the Charles Paris party on the Seine. Donghia is dear to my heart, as a young (really young) designer I worked for Mr. Donghia (as we all called him), Angelo Donghia, in his New York design firm. The Donghia legacy lives on with the Rubelli Family.
Patrick and and his son Pierre presenting Pierre Frey. The Frey’s hosted a very entertaining showing of their new line at the home of Vincent Frey for designers invited by Kneedler Fauchere.
Doug Kinzley and Robin Rivera engrossed in the presentation by the Director of the Frey Archives. Truly one of the best archives in the world of 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century textiles.
Nobilis Design Director showed off their new line with great panache.
I was fascinated by the diverse “atelier” presentation styles of each fabric company. Loved the organization of the Dedar line in their showroom.
Interesting to see how Hermes translates their fashion design into decoration.
Arriving at the Hotel de Ville for the American Party in Paris.
At the American Party in Paris with Mark Hemphill from Kneedler Fauchere, Stephan Jones, and the gorgeous Peggy and Tessa Platner. I have no idea how they ended up in exactly the same spot when I shot the pics .. not planned!
Honestly, the best part of this coordinated event was meeting such wonderful and talented people. Hilary Hayes and Trevor Howells. They are Hayes & Howells now at the Kneedler Fauchere welcome brunch.
We had a ball hanging out with Rodrigo Vargas and his partner Erik. Vargas is background center, the handsome guy with arms crossed. We are at a breakfast at the Marche aux Puces with the Kneedler Fauchere clan organized by Andrew Joseph PR.
Nothin better than a “Big Bowl O’ Brioche”! Right Mark?
Andrew Joseph and Doug Kinzley listening to the presentation by Toma Clark Haines.
The Antiques Diva… Toma Clark Haines briefing designers at the Marche aux Puces.
Culinary merchandising perfection..
Fresh Oyster’s while you shop?
Studied merchandising is the norm at the market…
Dejuener for vendors at the flea market.
Gregg Wilson and Mark Hempill on Rue Jacob