Friday, February 6, 2009

Angelo Donghia

We recently visited the Donghia showroom and sat in on a delightful lecture by President Crans Baldwin. He featured archival photos of Angelo Donghia, founder of Donghia.

Donghia has always focused its design attention on both comfort and style—providing clients with chic, sophisticated interiors and products. Throughout the 70’s and early 80’s, Mr. Donghia’s client list grew to include a who’s who of celebrities and design stars, including Halston, Liza Minelli, Donald and Ivana Trump, Mary Tyler Moore, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. Many of Mr. Donghia’s installations and own homes, in New York, Connecticut, and Key West, were featured in countless magazines and have remained timely and timeless to this day.

Here is a beautiful shot of Mary Tyler Moore's New York apartment in the early 1980's designed by Angelo Donghia.

Suzani fabrics at Donghia

Suzani is a traditional decorative textile typically woven in silk and cotton during the 19th century in Central Asia. The Donghia design team has captured this time-honored art in an amazing woven textile while still staying true to the integrity of a Suzani blanket.

Unexpected and updated colors make Suzani an excellent choice for small and large upholstery projects. We simply love the pink and green colorway!