Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Tribute to Albert

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year isn't all green.  Bunny Williams, Brian J. McCarthy, and David Kleinberg, all former employees of Albert Hadley, collaborated on a fabulous Venetian plastered white living room punctuated with pops of red.  There are also a few mementos from Mr. Hadley including his "Don't Forget" memo pads and ever present Camel Lights and famous hooked zebra rug. I'm sure he is loving it. 

The Le Corbusier tapestry is from the Jane Kahan Gallery

Other artwork was borrowed from Gerald Bland

The zebra rug is from Bunny Williams Inc. 

Albert Hadley's famous notepads and cigarettes.  And no, I don't advocate smoking but he did it up until he was 91.

Albert watches over the bar. 

The hanging Lantern is from Noguchi Museum Shop. 

The view to New Jersey. 

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic


The Decorator said...

How politically incorrect of Mr Hadley!

But I have to admit the packet of Camels as part of a vignette is uber style....and why not ....if he sucessfully puffed away until that ripe old age!!!!

Bless Hadley and bless the tapestry by Le Corbusier.....

JWE xx

Karena said...

Heather I adore the image with the chaise and the photo of Albert at the bar!

Art by Karena

La Maison Fou said...

Heather great post!

Luv all the finishing touches and the vignette with his personal like stepping back into time.

Eye on the libations looking glass .......nice personal touch!

Thanks, always love the posts......

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Heather, This is a super post--it still makes me sad that the world has lost AH.

dervla Kelly said...

great post. His work is/was so inspiring. I have the baking dishes from Albert Hadley's estate sale on One Kings Lane in my hallway right now. I'm nervous to open the box!

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