Naomi Leff, Interior Design

Naomi Leff, Interior Design

Book - 2008
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One of the most influential American interior designers of the twentieth century, Naomi Leff is best known as the creator of the flagship Ralph Lauren store in Manhattan. There she established the brand image, combining a distinctive architectural form with feminine grace, patrician elegance, and luxurious comfort. Those elements inform Leff's portfolio, which encompasses residential design for wealthy families and Hollywood stars, retail spaces for Giorgio Armani, private clubs and spas, and interiors for yachts and corporate jets. Drawing especially on the defined shapes, simple forms, and opulent materials of the art deco style, she produced a sense of understated luxury and timeless elegance. Twenty projects are featured, all illustrated with lush color photography and with sketches and renderings from the Leff archive, now held at the Pratt Institute in New York. Honored with every award from the interior design profession, Naomi Leff was inducted into the Design Hall of Fame in 1991 and named the Dean of Design by Architectural Digest in 2005.

Blackwell North Amer
One of the most influential American interior designers of the twentieth century, Naomi Leff created a sophisticated body of work reinterpreting established design principles to suit contemporary tastes. She produced interiors of understated luxury and serenity not only by employing her extraordinary intellect and creative passion but also by applying her practical skills to every aspect of interior design, from architecture to accessory. A cross-section of this important designer's vast portfolio, Naomi Leff: Interior Design showcases for the first time twenty-one commercial and residential projects.
Born and bred in New York City, Leff launched her namesake design firm in 1980. Just six years later, she converted the landmark Rhinelander Mansion - by then only a shell of its former self - into Ralph Lauren's flagship New York Polo store. Leff was also known for her high-profile residential interiors, inspired by genres from the American West to French Art Deco. Author Kimberly Williams, an interior designer who worked for Naomi Leff & Associates, describes in detail Leff's entire process and presents her keynote projects in beautiful color photography.

Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781580932004
Branch Call Number: 747.092 LEFF WILLI
Characteristics: 208 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
Notes: Includes project list


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