An 18th-century home gets new life with a top-to-bottom makeover that seamlessly bridges past and present.
The mural at Panorama was a collaboration between two local artist; Anthony DeMelas and Kristine Di Grigoli. Together they fused their styles through photography, digital media tools, and painting to coincide with Luca Sena owner of Panorama and Meg Rodgers, interior designer visions.
The creative process flows within each layer, from photographs of a painting of Italian Landscapes (previously displayed in the lobby), colored wine bottles, and Architects Dream painting by DeMelas sliced in three care of Pentimenti Gallery. Once the image was photographed and fused within digital media tools it was then printed onto a large canvas. The mix media image was then ready for DeMelas to add the final painted layers to create an organic and three dimensional feel.
The mural’s intention was to give the viewer a panoramic look as if they were looking through colored wine bottles onto a contemporary abstract Italian landscape and to compliment the largest Cuvée wine system in the world.
High Street on Market is featured in the Wallpaper* 2016 City Guide.
The Hyatt at The Bellevue, the latest of Philadelphia’s iconic hotels to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation, will soon unveil its new look.
The new design, led by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design of Philadelphia, includes refreshed guest rooms and new public spaces at the hotel on the Avenue of the Arts in Center City.
Read the full article at PhillyVoice.com!
The Hyatt at the Bellevue has tapped a Hyatt veteran as its new general manager, who will oversee the property’s multimillion-dollar renovation.
Twenty-year Hyatt veteran Pina Purpero will be the new GM of the Avenue of the Arts hotel after her most recent position as the food-and-beverage director at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Texas.
Read the full article at the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The Design Collaborative invites the Philadelphia area design community to join the conversation, collaborate and share their personal insights into collecting design and art in today’s marketplace. This week we were lucky to have Meredith Hilferty come through the exhibition and curate a selection of her top 10 favorite pieces. “The Design Collaborative is a unique opportunity to see how works that span different collections can work together in harmony.” says Hilferty. “It’s a visual conversation that inspires the collector in all of us.” Meredith started her career working on appraisals in the Philadelphia area, and serves as Director of Fine Art Auctions at the Rago Arts and Auctions Center since 2006. Catch her on the PBS program Antiques Roadshow.
This weekend come see the Design Collaborative’s ever-changing exhibition and explore Philadelphia’s industrial heritage in the burgeoning New Kensington arts district. Shop the collection that Philadelphia Magazine named “The Most Insanely Amazing Home Goods in Philly” and Curbed Philadelphia called “A Hidden Gem in Kensington“.
Shop Meredith’s Top 10 Picks!
1. Collection of German Pottery, 1960’s, Calderwood Gallery. $95-490
2. Gregg Krantz, Boardwalk Blues, 1/3, Archival Pigment Prints, Fisher Grey Collection. $1000
3. John Pomp, Clear Band Floor Lamp, Hand-Blown Sculpted Glass, Blackened Steel and Brass, John Pomp Studios. Price on Request
4. Pair of Pony Hide Lounge Chairs, Marguerite Rodgers Collection. $3500
5. Roland Summer, Object, Raku, Liao Collection. $2500
6. Morgan Colt, Pair of Iron Candlesticks, 1920’s, Marguerite Rodgers Collection. $4500
7. Kevin O’Brien, Burnout Silk Velvet Pillow, Op Art Pattern, Kevin O’Brien Studio. $300
8. David Ebner, Pair of Torii End Tables, Macassar Ebony and Graphite, 2014, Moderne Gallery. $20,000
9. Edward Wormley, Dunbar, Trapezoid Coffee Table, Stained Mahogany and Brass, 1950, Fisher Grey Collection. $3000
10. Warren Muller, Special On Funnels, Light Sculpture, Warren Muller. $4500
The Design Collaborative showroom has been extended with open hours to the public this weekend and by appointment through April 25th. Come shop an eclectic mix of hand-picked treasures from top designers, collectors, galleries, artists and makers in Philadelphia; Fisher Grey Studio, Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, Moderne Gallery, Liao Collection, Warren Muller, Calderwood Gallery, Kevin O’Brien Studio and John Pomp Studios. The Design Collaborative is located in the Art and Industry Building, 2131 North American Street.
Drive past the Arts and Industry building in Kensington, and it could be mistaken as just another abandoned warehouse along the industrial-heavy North American Street. That’s too bad, since inside it’s chockfull with a handpicked stock of local artwork, handmade furniture, and home goods. And yes, you can buy all of it.
Read the full article on Curbed.com!