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An impassioned voice makes a lasting impression…it has purpose, meaning, and most importantly a soul…Tucker Robbins has an impassioned voice, one that had a lasting impression on me…his one-of-a-kind approach to design and sustainability has changed the way I see the industry…Tucker cares deeply about the earth, designing and creating unique pieces from recycled materials, and employing artisans from remote parts of the world…he is giving back to the earth in the most beautiful way…discarded wood is transformed into a work of art…carved by hand, the old wood comes back to life…the artist that worked this magic is now employed, able to provide for their family…this circle of life is a most remarkable process…

During the Designing Green seminar at the AD show, Tucker expressed his heartfelt thanks to Albert Hadley…Mr. Hadley was the one who introduced Tucker to the creme de la creme of NYC society…how wonderful to see all the good that is happening in the world, because of Tucker and maybe because Mr. Hadley gave him a helping hand…

top two photos ~ Albert’s Bench, Tucker’s first foray into the world of furniture design was a bench commissioned by Albert Hadley in 1986, the same year Mr. Hadley was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Patterned after an antique bench found on a coffee plantation in Guatemala, the Albert’s bench is re-created be artisans in South America.

photos from Tucker Robbins

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Where do I begin? The Architectural Digest Home Design Show was all I imagined it would be and so much more…priceless conversations with leaders in the industry such as Margaret Russell, Darryl Carter, Vicente Wolf and Tucker Robbins left me breathless…thoughtful designer seminars about sustainability, art, architecture, photography and travel inspired me to look deeper and explore these subjects from a new perspective…breathtaking original art, design, furniture, objects and lighting from the MADE exhibitors, a gallery featuring more than 160 participants, touched my heart…artful installations by larger companies such as Ligne Roset and BDDW illuminated a variety of new forms, finishes and textiles…

This week, I plan to highlight my favorites from the show…from famed architect Robert A.M. Stern’s new collection of furniture to the organic beauty of handwoven rugs by Orley Shabahang, I hope this post offers you a closer look at some of the beauty I experienced last week…

Robert A.M. Stern, Rams Collection

2012 Top Pick ASID Award in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Royal Mail Stamp Rugs

Ligne Roset

Niedermaier

BDDW

Orley Shabahang

Tucker Robbins

photography by danielle boudrot for a thoughtful eye

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