What’s Your Favorite….
Accessory: Fashion-shoes. Decorative-lighting
Actor: Judy Dench
Airport: The Saarinen TWA terminal at JFK
Artist: Claes Oldenburg, Eric Fischl, John Currin . . .
Bar:The rooftop bar at the Hotel Gansevoort, New York
Broadway play: Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Lauren Bacall
Car: Citroën DS from the 1970s, which still looks futuristic and modern.
Chair: The Saarinen tulip chair. When I was growing up, we had four of these with bright yellow seat cushions in our kitchen.
Chef: Thomas Keller
Color: Blue(s)-it can be cool, mysterious, and relaxing at the same time.
Drink: Mandarin martini
Fashion designer: Karl Lagerfeld-he is a creative genius who turns fashion into fine art.
Hotel: Hotel InterContinental Hong Kong (formerly The Regent Hong Kong)
Lamp: Joe Colombo arc light-it’s a big modernist sculpture.
Memory: Moving to New York in 1982 for college
Movie: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Perfume/cologne: Natural scents like verbena and jasmine
Restaurant: Le Colonial in New York, for the beautiful room and great memories
Spa: The ancient spa “thermae” in Montecatini
Sport: Spectator sport-the horse races at Churchill Downs. It’s like stepping back in time to the nineteenth-century.
Wine: Full-bodied Italian reds
Michael Weiss is a second-generation interior designer who got his start at a very young age collaborating with his mother, Lillian August, an accomplished artist and designer. After a brief stint at Julliard studying theater and performing arts, Weiss began to translate his interest in history and fine art into modern furniture design. His renowned furniture collection for Vanguard put him on the map and led to a successful fabric collection for Kravet’s contemporary division, kravetmodern. His collection for Kravet features bold, modern designs in sensuous fabrics that integrate seamlessly into interiors from any style or period.