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Press Release: Made to Order by Campion Platt

October 6th, 2010

The Monacelli Press
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New York, New York 10019

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CLEAN AND SIMPLE DESIGN COUPLED WITH AN EMBRACE OF COLOR, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED MILLWORK, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS ARE HALLMARKS OF THE WORK OF

CAMPION PLATT

 

 Made to Order

Campion Platt

Foreword by Jay McInerney

 

In the projects featured, you’ll find many things that are made to order—one of the most important being the actual process. Rule number one, in my view, is that handcrafting a home of one’s own should be a pleasure, not a chore or something you turn over to “the experts” without comment. That doesn’t mean there won’t be miscues, wrong turns and moments of indecision. But as we all know, a lot of things that seem scary are actually fun—indeed, the scary part is the fun part—and design is no different. And the unexpected discoveries, the creative collaborations, and most of all the chance to put your personal stamp on every room are what make your home your own. Campion Platt

 

Campion Platt’s style is based in his comprehensive approach that includes architecture, interior design, and furniture-making. Above all, Platt’s work is bespoke: every project, at multiple levels, is made to order.

Platt founded his New York–based firm in 1990, and is widely known as a pioneer of boutique hotel design such as Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel and New York’s Mercer Hotel. His studio now engages in a wide range of projects—apartments and houses, furniture, lighting, textiles, and more—while consistently incorporating craftsmanship, contemporary styling, and eco-sensitive design.

Made to Order, Platt’s first monograph, is a broad representation of the firm’s projects within the last twenty years, accompanied by original drawings, brief personal essays, and lively project descriptions. In addition, the volume provides tips and ideas to help people practice the “Platt approach” on their own.

 

Projects featured include an 1857 sea captain’s house; a show house in Harlem, New York, where Jay-Z filmed a music video; a loft in Astor Place; and a writer’s retreat for novelist Jay McInerney. Eighteen projects in total reveal Platt’s creative process and explain the inspiration from which each space’s theme is derived, giving readers a privileged inside view of how a world-class designer weaves his spell.

 

Much in demand the world over, Platt’s client roster includes Al Pacino, Meg Ryan, Roger Waters, Conan O’Brien, Russell Simmons, and Anne Hearst.


About the Authors:

Campion Platt is principal of the award-winning New York interior design firm of the same name, founded in 1990, that has become a leader in boutique hotel design and is renowned for its highly customized interiors. Architectural Digest has named him to its AD100 list of top designers, and New York magazine pronounced him one of “The City’s Best Architects and Decorators.” His work is featured regularly in Elle Décor, Esquire, Gotham, Travel + Leisure, Wallpaper, and other leading design magazines.

 

Jay McInerney is the author of Bright Lights, Big City and, most recently, How It Ended.

 

Made to Order 

Campion Platt 

Foreword by Jay McInerney 

232 pages, 9 x 11 inches 

200 color illustrations 

$50 hardcover ($60 Canada) 

ISBN 978-1-58093-280-6

On Sale: October 12, 2010