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Written by Beth Hughes
Photography by Matthew Millman
Philpotts Interiors is honored to announce our senior designer Holly Boling Ruiz was nominated by Theremador’s top dealers in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim to participate in Thermador’s special Design Council that was formed just three years ago. This council gives their input and recommendations on Thermador’s new product designs and brand. The design counsel includes industry leaders from America, Germany and Turkey. Thermador has named 2013 the “Year of the Designer”.
The council took two-and-a-half days of intense brainstorming to review prototypes and design ideas for their 2015-2016 products. Council members were asked to comment on all design and parts of their appliances. You may view the profile of the council members at Thermador’s website.
As seen in the Star Advertiser
Turning a dark interior into a brighter space, this custom designed image was added to a lit mirror in the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Alii Lobby to mimic the presence of a window in a fully urbanized space. Last minute changes allowed for this quick solution of applying etched film, rather than a traditional etched mirror, which was beyond the budget and time frame of the project.
The Fall 2012 Issue of Luxury Home Quarterly features Philpotts Interiors and our work from Modern Perch and the Royal Hawaiian.
As a “trailblazing designer” in the 1960’s, Mary Philpotts McGrath, her mother and founder, focused on hospitality, resort, high-end residential and commercial projects throughout the U.S., Asia and the Pacific. Philpotts Interiors’ oeuvre includes such high profile projects as the newly renovated Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the Hawaii Convention Center and Disney’s new resort at Ko Olina. In its production of immersive interiors, Philpotts has established itself as a translator of local culture attune with modern sensibilities on design and technology that create a true sense of place.
In NYC I stopped in to John Robshaw. His talent, textiles and inspirations from India are great. Here, you’ll see patterns and textiles, new and antique all mixed up in various colors. The best part is that you don’t have to go to India to collect these colorful and exotic textiles. They’re right here in NYC and among retailers, including Honolulu’s own Place- a design atelier of Philpotts & Associates.
Mix it up! Robshaws fabrics mix various patterns and color combinations.
You can mix Robshaw’s styling with many other styles and interpretations. Just look at the inspiration of his headboards that mix in shapes and a bit of quirkiness!
Looking for the exotic escape with a mix of different cultures? Mix in furnishings from India!
Morocco can mix with Colonial, and even with the ‘pop’ of modern you’ll have an exotic, romantic and fresh contemporary style.
Try to reinvent tables and bureaus fresh in hot lacquer paints or tables that draw on the exotic, mix them all up with John Robshaw Textiles!
Click here to take a peek in this magnificent showroom!