The 35th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show delivered big with an all-star lineup for the 2011 lecture and workshop series. Industry giant Suzanne Rheinstein, ELLE DECOR A-lister and owner of the celebrated Los Angeles boutique Hollyhock, spoke at 10am Friday (Dec 2). Later that afternoon, John Loring, Design Director Emeritus at Tiffany & Co. discussed the transcendence of that little blue box, and on Saturday (Dec 3) at 10am, style icon David Easton took guests on a Dickensian design journey. Those looking for a more hands-on experience joined internationally renowned event designer Remco van Vliet on Saturday for one of three intimate floral workshops.
“Decorating with Antiques: A Style for Today with Things from the Past”
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Suzanne Rheinstein, Interior designer and owner of the celebrated Los Angeles home design boutique Hollyhock, opened the 35th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show lecture series with “Decorating with Antiques: A Style for Today with Things from the Past.” Rheinstein’s first book was published in 2010 under a similar title, and highlighted six signature projects in New York and Los Angeles. The award-winning, New Orleans-born style maker has cultivated her distinctive frame of reference from a belief in “fewer things but better things,” a perspective that has earned her continual acclaim, and most recently a spot on ELLE DECOR’s A-List of Top Designers for 2011.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
The Women’s Board was thrilled and honored to welcome back lecturer John Loring, Design Director Emeritus at Tiffany & Co. Loring has overseen a monumental and celebrated series of Tiffany & Co. collections in his 32 years there. An accomplished artist, designer and author of 21 books on Tiffany & Co. history and entertaining, Loring’s prints and paintings have graced gallery walls across Europe and the United States, a number of them becoming part of permanent museum collections, including those of The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Yale University Art Gallery.
“Timeless Elegance: A Design Journey of the Past, Present and Future”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Though widely recognized as an expert on neoclassical design and architecture, world-renowned and iconic interior designer David Easton is highly sought-after for his stylistic range and depth. Guests to his lecture, “Timeless Elegance: A Design Journey of the Past, Present and Future,” found themselves in the midst of a legendary artist with a newly-modern perspective. “It’s necessary to move forward,” Easton says. In recent years he has abandoned his own abundant English aesthetic—an archetype of high decor in the 1980s—for a simpler, more modern outlook. “I see a desire to simplify life, and for less complicated interiors. I think the future will be about a more intelligent use of resources and a more intelligent support of lifestyles.”
REMCO VAN VLIET
“Private Floral Workshops”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Born in Holland to a third-generation floral designer in the employ of the Dutch royal family, Remco van Vliet created an arrangement for the queen at just 13 years old. At 18, he began working stateside with his brother and current business partner, Cas Trap, for The Dutch Flower Line, New York City’s most reputable flower importing company. Van Vliet later spent years as the event designer for in-house events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Van Vliet conducted three intimate floral workshops at the 35th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show, guiding apprentices-for-the-day through the elevated art of fine floral design and arrangement using an age-old, hand-tied Dutch technique. Once perfected, the technique can be used to create bouquets for any occasion. The workshop included all arrangement supplies, an introduction and discussions on selecting the right flowers and container, proper stem cutting, arrangement and caretaking, as well as handy tricks and expert advice. At the completion of the workshop, van Vliet gifted each student with the masterpiece they created.