ELLE DECOR Presents its New A-List at Baccarat

The beautiful new Baccarat showroom in the D&D Building was the elegant setting Wednesday evening for the third annual ELLE DECOR A-list awards. A festive and well-attended party, it was a lovely way to witness the induction of ten talented new members.

1st ever lighting only showroom of Baccarat crystal

While sipping champagne, we admired the brand’s first-ever lighting showroom in the U.S. (the 59th Street store carries much of the other merchandise). With over 2,000 products and two new collections annually, Baccarat is bridging the divide between its grand traditional heritage and contemporary creations. The rotating Solstice Comète, below, makes quite a statement upon entering the space. With 48 lights, the custom-made piece combines modern LED technology with classic Baccarat design. And since 1997, each Baccarat chandelier features  a signature single octagonal red crystal ornament, as you can see in the front of the Solstice below.

Baccarat chandelier in new Baccarat showroom

The airy and sophisticated showroom, designed by Kramer Design Group is currently home to over 20 chandeliers including collaborations with well respected designers such as the Eriko Horiki Sora Chandelier below.

Baccarat new lighting showroom at the D&D building NYC

or the Unfocused Zenith Chandelier by Philippe Starck.

Baccarat showroom at the D&D building There are also decorative pieces such as the playful Palais Royal Set

Decorative pieces at the Baccarat showroom in the D&D building

and vases, from the classic Eurydice to the distinctive Amphora.

Baccarat new NYC showroom at the D&D building

Philippe Stark’s tongue in cheek Marie Coquine Chandelier hung over the beautiful Crystal Supper table upon which the awards waiting for distribution.

New Baccarat showroom at D&D building NYC

ELLE DECOR Associate Publisher Matthew Talomie, Editor-in-chief Michael Boodro, Publisher Barbara Friedmann and Karen Marx, executive director of home furnishings were all on hand to celebrate.

ELLE DECOR staff at A-list awards

As were many friends, new and old – here Ann Feldstein of Kravat, Liza Weiner of Susan Becher and Zoe Settle.

ELLE DECOR A-list party I loved Brett Beldock in orange, hanging here with Alpha Workshop‘s KenWampler and designer Paul Siskin.

ELLE DECOR A-list party

I always love running into the exuberant Alessandra Branca, here with Phillip Bershad of namesake Phillip Jeffries and Whitney Pamula, Senior Design Director at Branca, who always looks so chic!!

ELLE DECOR A-list party

I had recently met Pintura‘s Chris Isles and it was such a pleasure to finally meet Sheila Bridges. She, along with Celerie Kemble, won beautiful skin award of the evening!!

Baccarat showroom

Hostess Michelle Klein, CEO, Baccarat North America and Michael Boodro prepared to make the presentations

Baccarat showroom NYC D&D buildingof the Baccarat spheres to the new inductees

Baccarat showroom at NYC D&D building

A-list award winners for 2012 are: Bill Brockschmidt & Courtney Coleman of Brockschmidt Coleman; Ronald Bentley, Salvatore LaRosa, Franklin Salasky, Victoria Borus, and Charles Capaldi of B Five Studio; James Aman and John Meeks of Aman & MeeksEmma Jane Pilkington; Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman of Fisher Weisman; Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts of Steven Harris Architects Rees Roberts + Partners; Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts of Haynes-Roberts; Paul Fortune; J. Randall (Randy) Powers; and Celerie Kembel.

Baccarat showroom D&D building NYC

Congrats to all the new winners and I think it’s safe to say a good time was had by all!!

10 thoughts on “ELLE DECOR Presents its New A-List at Baccarat

  1. Stunning! Congrats to the A-list!
    I have vintage Baccarat crystal glasses that I adore….think it might be time to bring them out~
    cheers, happy friday.

  2. Talent and Hard Work (and SPARKLE!) Winsome threesome! Thanks for great article! franki

  3. Hi Stacey. A fantastic recap with especially captivating images – looking forward to the perfect project to specify the Marie Coquine Chandelier.

  4. Hi Stacey. You do a fabulous job covering these events…. We can live vicariously through you. A big congratulations to the worthy recipients. That kind of recognition does not come without a lot of hard work and talent. XO. Mona

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