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I own all of his books, and have had the pleasure of touring his studio space in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. And this Fall I will be working with him! Really, to me, there is no one above David Stark and his team of creatives at David Stark Design. He started as a painter at my brother's alum RISD and then partnered with Avi where they opened a very modern, edgy and overall badass design studio. After their long career together, David broke off on his own.
I've been so lucky to get an insider's look into some of the most creative and smart people in the business. First I got to tour Martha's office this past summer, which deserves its' own post, and then got to see David's multi-level studio which expands into a huge workspace filled with every imaginable material that one could or would want to play with. They employ designers in all fields from graphic design to sculpture to carpenters. What I like most about the direction he's gone in is that they use materials in creative ways versus just having normal centerpieces for an event.
Recently they did a paper exhibit at The Whitney which looked like something out of Tron, and created a "bodega flower backdrop" for a Step and Repeat. Seriously, cool!