As one magazine editor noted, she saw me running all over the Design and Decoration Building (DDB) during Fall Market Week. It was hard to miss me, as I was in a tuxedo all afternoon on Wednesday, in preparation for the Stars of Design Awardsdinner hosted by Charles S. Cohen!
With the topic being A Contemporary Dilemma: What Men and Women Want, we embarked on a two-pronged journey with verbiage and images of Campion Platt and Eric Cohler’s work. With their design aesthetic being as different as night and day, their presentations were perfectly in suit with each bringing their own tastes and spin to the table. Platt, whose work is considered masculine and modern with a sexy feminine side to his palette, walked us through many of his projects, including images of his son’s bedroom. Cohler, on the other hand, takes a contemporary approach with classical elements, colors and textures layered into his masterpieces.
Despite the differences in aesthetic, their candid question and answer session drove home the fact that, as different as they are, it’s no wonder they at the top of their game, in both experiencing and treating the world of design with a similar finesse and passion.
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