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5 Questions For Micah Solomon

Jan 18, 2017 • 5 Questions For

Five customer experience trends drawn from the author’s most recent book, The Heart of Hospitality 

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Wendy Haworth

Dec 20, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Founder of her namesake Los Angeles firm, Wendy Haworth discusses her formative years in publishing, her firm’s robust and growing portfolio, and designing her dream hotel. 

5 Questions for Andy Thaemert

Dec 14, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with Nike's senior creative director of global store design

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Karen Herold

Nov 23, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Karen Herold, principal of Studio K Creative in Chicago, discusses her time as a fashion student, her most coveted design collection, and building a Rietveld-style chair at age 15. 

5 Questions for John McDonald

Nov 11, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the CEO of Mercer Street Hospitality

5 Questions for Bernard Schwartz

Oct 14, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the co-founder of Apicii

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Cass Calder Smith

Oct 13, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Cass Calder Smith, principal and CEO of CCS Architects, discusses his bicoastal upbringing, his passion for carpentry, and the most creative commission imaginable.  

5 Questions for Loh Lik Peng

Sep 12, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder and director of Unlisted Collection

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Coeval Studio

Sep 09, 2016 • Meet the Minds

John Paul Valverde and Miguel E. Vicéns, co-founders and creative directors of Coeval Studio, discuss branding, the thrill of opening night, and their experience-oriented approach.

5 Questions for Stephen Burks

Aug 19, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the industrial designer and founder of Stephen Burks Man Made

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Siobhan Barry

Aug 12, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Siobhan Barry, partner and executive creator director for dash design, explains her recent professional transition, what motivates her, and where she would take Patti Smith out to dinner. 

5 Questions for Katherine Lugar

Jul 22, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the president and CEO of American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Gin Braverman

Jul 12, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Gin Braverman, founder and director of interiors for gindesignsgroup, reflects on the cities that inspire her, how she defines her firm, and why she feung-shuied her bedroom at 7 years old.

5 Questions For John Terzian

Jun 23, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder and principal of the h.wood Group in Los Angeles

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Rick McCormack

Jun 07, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Rick McCormack of STUDIO M c C O R M A C K discusses his greatest challenges, the importance of function, and his unconventional journey into the world of restaurant design.

5 Questions for Dan Flannery

May 12, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the senior vice president and managing director of Edition Hotels

5 Questions for Aby Rosen

Apr 29, 2016 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the co-founder and principal of RFR Holding

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Brad Parker

Apr 22, 2016 • Meet the Minds

Brad Parker, owner, operator, and designer of the Hampton Social and the Bassment, reflects on his journey to the hospitality world, his curiosity, and who he always considers in his designs.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Square Feet Studio

Mar 07, 2016 • Meet the Minds

John and Vivian Bencich, co-founders of Square Feet Studio, discuss their first memories of design, the challenges of designing the restaurant Staplehouse, and being inspired by the Atlanta Beltline.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Rob Polacek

Feb 12, 2016 • Meet the Minds

 Rob Polacek, who is partner and chief creative officer of Puccini Group, discusses his early design ambitions, the firm’s expansion beyond the realm of F&B, and his dream project.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design: Alvarez+Brock Design

Dec 08, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Rafael Alvarez, a co-founder of Alvarez+Brock Design and a recipient of HD’s Wave of the Future award, talks growing up in a third-world country, creating restaurants that are experiences, and his constant sketching.

5 Questions for Lee Schrager

Dec 08, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder and director of New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF)/
South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF)

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – BHDM Design

Nov 03, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Dan Mazzarini, a co-founder of New York-based BHDM Design, examines the firm’s upcoming projects, family influence, and creating a design narrative.

5 Questions for Frank Gehry

Nov 02, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder of Gehry Partners Los Angeles

5 Questions for John Simeonidis

Oct 08, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the co-founder and chief branding officer of Bareburger

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Built Inc.

Oct 07, 2015 • Meet the Minds

John M. Sofio, founder of multidisciplinary studio Built Inc., talks artistic beginnings, recent and upcoming projects, and the importance of executing a singular thought.

5 Questions for Kelly Wearstler

Sep 11, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder of Kelly Wearstler Studio

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Richard Bloch Architects

Sep 03, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Richard Bloch, founder of Richard Bloch Architects, discusses his varied career, the challenges of being a young architect, and working from the first design idea.

5 Questions for Karim Rashid

Aug 10, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with designer Karim Rashid

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Richardson Design

Aug 06, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Scott Richardson, founder of Richardson Design, talks creating new concepts with chef Michael Symon, working with startups, and the importance of consistency.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Lundberg Design

Jul 08, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Olle Lundberg, design principal and founder of Lundberg Design, talks about his industrial inspirations, his relationship with Phan, and doing modern architecture in a city with a penchant for the old. 

5 Questions for Josh Wyatt

Jul 02, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with a partner at Patron Capital

5 Questions for Ingo Schweder

Jul 02, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder and CEO of GOCO Hospitality, Bangkok

5 Questions for Justin Cucci

Jul 02, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the owner of Edible Beats

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design: +tongtong

Jun 15, 2015 • Meet the Minds

John Tong, the founding principal of +tongtong, discusses his background, his creative philosophy, and nurturing a dialogue of innovation with clients.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – SFJones Architects

May 07, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Founder of Marina del Rey-based SFJones Architects Stephen Francis Jones discusses his early life as an architect, the importance of developing strong restaurant concepts, and the possibility of working in Cuba.

5 Questions for Ron Arad

Apr 24, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder of Ron Arad Associates, London

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – BASILE Studio

Mar 23, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Principal Paul Basile discusses experimenting with new styles, expanding BASILE Studio, and building a design from the ground up.

5 Questions for Dianna Vaughan

Feb 17, 2015 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the Global Head of Curio – A Collection by Hilton

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Blue Sky Hospitality

Feb 16, 2015 • Meet the Minds

Henry Chebaane discusses his drive to tell stories, the importance of branding, and enabling human connections, transactions, and interactions through hospitality design.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Studio Collective

Dec 29, 2014 • Meet the Minds

The principals of Studio Collective discuss their beginnings, working with F&B and design giants, and their desire to expand their reach.  

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – nemaworkshop

Nov 29, 2014 • Meet the Minds

Principal Anurag Nema talks his early inspirations, his firm’s experimental process, and the trinity of good design.

5 Questions for Athena McAlpine

Nov 20, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An Interview with the owner of Il Convento di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Vincent Celano

Nov 03, 2014 • Meet the Minds

The designer talks early inspirations, current projects, and the importance of knowing your guest.

5 Questions For Andy Masi

Oct 30, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the CEO of Light Group

5 Questions For Lenny Kravitz

Oct 24, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the musician, designer, and head of Kravitz Design

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Jennifer Reynolds

Oct 14, 2014 • Meet the Minds

Reynolds discusses the link between fashion and interior design, celebrity chef-helmed airport projects, and the importance of lighting a restaurant.

5 Questions for Diane von Fürstenberg

Sep 08, 2014 • 5 Questions For

Founder of Diane von Fürstenberg

Sonya Sotinsky and Miguel Fuentevilla of FORSarchitecture+interiors

Aug 26, 2014 • Meet the Minds

Sotinsky and Fuentevilla discuss their paths to opening their own firm, their accomplishments in Tucson, and taking on hotel projects.

5 Questions for Jason Pomeranc

Aug 15, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the founder and owner of SIXTY Hotels

5 Questions for Sigurlaug Sverrisdottir

Jul 26, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the owner of ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

5 Questions for Larry Traxler

Jul 16, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the senior vice president of global design at Hilton Worldwide

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Kara Smith

Jul 01, 2014

The president and partner of sfa design discusses design, fashion, and luxury worlds

5 Questions for Antoine Chevanne

Jun 05, 2014 • Meet the Minds

An interview with the CEO of Groupe Floirat

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Cynthia Penner

Jun 04, 2014 • Meet the Minds

Ever since launching BOX Interior Design, managing partner and designer Cynthia Penner has worked on a slew of restaurants and hotels—many in her beloved home base of Vancouver.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Nicole Hollis

Jun 04, 2014 • Meet the Minds

San Francisco-based NICOLEHOLLIS Interior Design

5 Questions for Robert McKinley

Jun 01, 2014 • 5 Questions For

Principal of Robert McKinley Creative Services

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design – Alessandro Munge

May 13, 2014 • Meet the Minds

A Q&A with the principal of Munge Leung.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Jeffrey Beers

Feb 24, 2014

A Q&A with the founder of Jeffrey Beers International

5 Questions For Priya Paul

Feb 16, 2014 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the chairperson of the Park Hotels

Meet the Minds - Diego Burdi, Burdifilek

Jan 22, 2014

One-half of the founding duo talks about figuring out LEED and the evolution of "mass-tige" in retail

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - David Darling

Dec 23, 2013

The principal and co-founder of Aidlin Darling Design discusses cross-pollination, the human spirit, and the community-building power of food

5 Questions for Tristan Simon

Dec 16, 2013 • 5 Questions For

A Q&A with the CEO of Consilient Hospitality

5 Questions for rAndom International, London

Nov 06, 2013 • 5 Questions For

An interview with Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass, and Hannes Koch

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Dieter Cartwright and Jonathan McElroy

Oct 23, 2013

The creative duo at Warren Red discuss synergy and natural inspirations

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design-Stephanie Goto

Sep 23, 2013

The New York-based designer delves into her newest projects

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Rebecca Buchan

Sep 04, 2013

A Q&A with the founder and principal of Denton House Design Studio

5 Questions for Stacy Garcia

Aug 22, 2013 • 5 Questions For

A Q&A with the CEO and founder of Stacy Garcia, Inc.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - David Nicolay and Robert Edmonds

Jul 31, 2013

The principals of Evoke International Design talk collaboration, sustainability, and a reverence for Le Corbusier

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design-Jennifer Johanson, San Rafael, California

Jul 03, 2013

The president and CEO of EDG discusses culture and design

5 Questions for Larry Traxler

Jun 26, 2013 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the senior vice president of global design at Hilton Worldwide

5 Questions For Sean Largotta

Jun 25, 2013 • 5 Questions For

An interview with the CEO and Partner of Crown Group Hospitality

5 Questions For...

Jun 10, 2013 • 5 Questions For

October's guest editor Chip Conley of Joie de Vivre poses five questions for fellow boutique hotelier Alex Calderwood, co-founder of the Ace Hotel Group.

5 Questions for Tristan Simon

Jun 05, 2013 • Meet the Minds

A Q&A with the CEO of Consilient Hospitality

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design-William Bickford, Chicago

May 29, 2013

A Q&A with the founding principal of Northworks Architects + Planners

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design-Robert Stansell III and Timothy Welsh

Apr 26, 2013

Emporium Design principals discuss the process behind design-build, sliding doors, and making sandcastles.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Wid Chapman

Mar 12, 2013

A Q&A with Wid Chapman of New York-based Wid Chapman Architects

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Allison Cooke

Feb 19, 2013

Senior restaurant designer of CORE talks inspiring chefs, building community via restaurants, and the days of Laura Ashley frills.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design - Ryan Shefferman

Jan 16, 2013

The founder of Gate 3 Design talks inventive sustainability, hospitality from an operational perspective, and Michael Jordan.

Interview with Jordan Mozer

The celebrated designer shares more on his restaurant designs