IFDA NY Enlightenment Series: The Magic of Currey & Company July 27
Join IFDA NY Chapter Co-President David Santiago moderating a panel discussion between Cecil Adams, Sasha Bikoff and Barry Goralnick, the talents and masters of lighting at Currey & Company.
The Enlightenment Series
Monday, July 27 @ 10:00am
Cecil Adams has worked in the home furnishings industry for well over 20 years, first as a Visual Merchandising Director, and later as VP and Creative Director for Expressions Custom Furniture, then Creative Director for rug manufacturer Trade Am. Upon leaving Trade Am, Cecil ran his own consulting business before coming to work at Currey & Company, where he is now VP and Creative Director. He has been with Currey since 2005. In that time he has worked on both sides of the design collaboration table with designers including Candice Olson and Bunny Williams, institutions such as the Winterthur Museum and the Smithsonian, and textile fashion house Echo and Aviva Stanoff Designs. Cecil likes to say he came into home furnishings through the door of visual merchandising and fashion, both areas that he is passionate about. He has developed products in all areas of the home furnishings world, including textiles, lighting, upholstery, and case goods
Sasha Bikoff is known for her balanced understanding of design, flawless execution and technical know how sculpted from her vast worldly exploits and experiences. Bikoff’s style is heavily influenced by the multicultural flavors of her hometown, New York City, and from her experiences traveling abroad. Her collection with Currey & Company is a colorful exploration of Miami Beach, including lighting and accent furniture.
Sasha Bikoff began her career at Chelsea’s Gagosian Gallery before establishing her own interior design firm, Sasha Bikoff Interior Design. Following her design debut with an apartment in the famed Dakota, Bikoff was dubbed the “interior designer for the young & wealthy” by the New York Times and the “go-to decorator for Manhattan’s well-heeled millennial set” by the New York Post. Her aesthetic is 18th century French Rococo mixed with 1960s Space Age Modern, 1970s French Modernism and 1980s Italian Memphis Milano, which she executes with bright and colorful fabrics and rare antiques. It is a combination that highlights the best of the best from the coveted aesthetics of New York, the Hamptons, Miami, Palm Beach and Palm Springs. The Sasha Bikoff Collection was inspired by the 1980s Miami Vice vibe, à la Scarface and Deco revival. Bikoff keyed in on the colors, the nature and the architecture to create the vibrant line. Her initial collections include Hibiscus, a celebration of the colorful eponymous flower – Bikoff’s favorite.
Barry Goralnick is a renowned architect and designer whose Blended Modern™ lifestyle captures the ultimate in successful living. He has had his own firm for over twenty years. After graduating Harvard Graduate School of Design, he worked with Wayne Berg and Robert A. M. Stern.
From his NoMad design studio in Manhattan, he designs for a variety of premiere home and hospitality companies, including Villeroy & Boch, Currey & Company, Vanguard Furniture, Visual Comfort, Watermark, and Stark Carpet among others. He has been awarded the “Innovation In Design Award” from Cottages & Gardens (5-time nominee) and is a “Best of Year” Winner for Product Design from Interior Design.
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 with 11 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.