Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Studio Sofield

Did you know that William Sofield and Thomas O'Brien opened Aero together? It was there that William Sofield met Tom Ford who tapped the interior designer to help revamp the Gucci boutiques and later designed the Tom Ford boutique on Madison Avenue after opening his own firm, Studio Sofield. Sofield and O'Brien used to both work at Ralph Lauren so it's interesting that Thomas O'Brien's aesthetic remained very American while Sofield's style became much more glamorous and luxurious.

I don't think there is anything wrong with a designer changing or evolving their style. It can happen as one expands their horizons and travels to other countries or is exposed to more expensive materials which is what I assume happened when William Sofield began working with Tom Ford. (I think a person could become more glamorous just by being in the same vicinity as Tom Ford!) I really wish there were more examples of the work on Studio Sofield online. There is a website where I am crossing my fingers they will post their design portfolio because I know there is much more to see!











7 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Bill Sofield's collection for Baker was one of the best things that company has ever produced. He is genius. And nice to boot.

Suzy said...

Oh I wish! I recently stumbled upon the website address which I think is new, so fingers crossed they will post some eye candy for us all!

Rebecca June said...

I hope those rooms with the mens suits are stores and not closets. I have never been jealous of a mans closet before but I guess there is a first time for everything!

xoxo

Rebecca June

maison21 said...

as aesthete said, bill sofield is a genius- so much of his work is just breathtaking.

Sara Baldwin said...

Did you see his new vanity for Kallista? It's gorgeous, as are all the products in the line. But more impressive, in my mind, was how very NICE he was when I met him at the launch at KBIS. And the two designers I met who work in his studio were also REALLY NICE. Unpretentious, humble, engaging, good energy. Good job Bill.

Joel said...

I think the strength of their look is in their modern eclecticism. It's inspired a lot of my own work (jrstudiodesign.com) I think that the Baker Showroom in San Francisco was designed by them as well...simple, yet stately.

tracy.maltas said...

I have seen a lot of their work and they really do need to be online.

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