Marriage of Art & Design

Marriage of Art & Design at Architectural Digest Design Show 2016, BOOTH 229

Date: Sat. February 27, 2016

MARCH 17-20th 2016, Pier 94, NYC

~21~ Industry Awards for Design Excellence in Lighting, Product Design & Interior Design, Pavarini Design is a boutique architectural interior design firm based in Manhattan and Paradise Valley, AZ. Started over 30 years ago by the renowned Kips Bay Designer Charles Pavarini III, this residential and commercial design firm is introducing 3 new collections. They include the Trapezoid Collection of stone & acrylic furniture through Biasi Catani, the Edifice Lighting Collection inspired by the iconic NYC buildings built by the eponymous Pavarini Construction Company headed by Charles Pavarini, Sr., and a new LED sconce prototype that is under development with Visual Comfort & Co. In addition, Paul Thomas paintings have inspired custom textile designs and the development of a custom lounge chair designed to best showcase Paul Thomas’ black and white paintings in upholstery.

The collaboration with the artist Paul Thomas, Marriage of Art and Design, is the third public exhibition and the first to feature a joint venture into product prototyping. Beginning at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, the collaboration began with a painting Mr. Thomas donated to the room that inspired Pavarini’s Chromatherapy bedroom design which was designed to heal through color and light. That lead to a collaboration at the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House between Pavarini and Thomas in the Midnight Manhattan Lounge where Pavarini inspired Thomas to create a quadriptych in keeping with his color palette and vision for a showcase defining Pavarini’s Metropolitan high-rise luxury look: a study in asymmetry. Thomas’ brilliant use of color in abstraction lends itself beautifully to Pavarini’s concept-driven interiors thus resulting in nothing less than Marriage of Art and Design.

Marriage of Art and Design is an iconic exhibition at AD Show 2016 of Paul Thomas works in multiple residential room vignettes which suggest ideal interior environments for the works. Featuring floating wall panels and varying visualization techniques, the exhibit demonstrates the synergy of talents and potential for harmonious living spaces incorporating Paul Thomas paintings. As a tribute to the collaboration, the textiles and upholstery suggest a convergence of ideas resulting in a dazzling textile showcase which evidences the combined talents.

Pavarini’s exhibition of Thomas’ work suggests residential applications that feature numerous paintings of varying size and significance. The works will help guide the viewer to perceive Thomas’ artistic mastery in residential settings as a marketing tool for the works: to showcase how they integrate into different interiors. Furthermore, the vignettes highlight Pavarini’s latest residential product endeavors which have reached market.

This collaboration of Art and Design will leave a lasting impression with its original approach to integration of art and design and provide a visually educating display of artistry destined for high entertainment value and spectacle.

Art and furnishings in the booth will be available for sale through ACA Gallery (artwork by Paul Thomas), Biasi Catani (Pavarini Trapezoid Furniture), & Pavarini Design.

Pavarini Design boasts 21 design awards honored by numerous industry affiliations. Most recently, the firm won a coveted LUMEN lighting Award, CODA Award, Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award, and an IES Award of Merit for Falling Sticks, a 10-Story lighting sculpture mounted in Lucas Place Lofts, Kansas City, MO. A 5-Star International Property Award for the Americas was won for the Interior Design of a private residence in 2014 as well as an ASID NY Metro Chapter Award for Lighting Design. In 2008, Pavarini secured the Circle of Excellence Award for Interior Design by IFDA, and over 12 Awards have been given by IIDA for Interior Design and Product Design over the past 17 years.

Significant projects include the interior design of many public spaces and residences at the famed Apthorp Apartment Building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Lucas Place Loft Apartments in Kansas City, and spatial layout of the Prudential Douglas-Elliman Real Estate offices in Greenwich, CT, amongst a roster of private luxury home commissions in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.

On a personal level, Charles Pavarini III has been on the board directors of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York for 28 years, is Chairman of the Designer Committee for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of New York, and he has participated in speaking engagements for AD Home Design Show, NYSID, IFDA, ASID, The Houston Design Center, Vaughan Lighting and countless other industry-related venues concerning Interior Design, lighting, and other related subjects throughout his 30 year career. Furthermore, he has spearheaded committees which have raised over a million dollars for The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of New York, BCEFA, The March of Dimes, and the Starlight Foundation.