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Famous Interiors: The Originals


A peep into the homes of eight celebrities, showcasing wonderful interiors.

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A peep into the homes of eight celebrities, showcasing wonderful interiors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789058979865
  • Publisher: Terra Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Jason Kontos Kontos, Jason 7

Introduction 9

Jamie Drake 10

Dennis Hopper 20

Mark Zeff 32

Yusman & Inke Siswandi 44

Vladimir Kagan & Erica Wilson 56

John Barman 66

Peter van Hattum & Harold Simmons 76

Rosita & Ottavio Missoni 88

Kortmann 98

Jaya Ibrahim 108

Michele Oka Doner 118

Levinas 128

Robert Couturier 138

The People of the Labyrinths 148

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    distinctive and personalized interiors by successful professionals

    The noted Dutch photographer Holland Vandertol displays interiors of residences of 14 prominent individuals in this "anthology of personal interiors." These individuals are termed "The Originals" because of their accomplishments in various fields; which accomplishments have given them the wealth, the experience, and the taste for designing imaginative, distinctive interiors mostly on their own.

    The interiors are not meant to be showcases. The interiors were selected by Vandertol because their designers "do not participate in the servile pursuit of fashion crazes; they follow their own tastes." The interiors developed over time from an original concept, making them "'richer', as more and more layers of significance are added, featuring acquisitions that embody memories and narratives." The Originals rarely discard furnishings or objects. In such development, furnishings and objects are added in keeping with the original concept. If something is removed, it is stored on the possibility it will be put back in some day.

    Except for the actor Dennis Hopper, most of the individuals are not well-known outside of their fields. Hopper's residence featured is in Venice Beach, CA. James Drake is an American interior designer who has done work for Madonna and Mayor Bloomberg. Peter van Hattum and Harold Simmons owning a house in the Hamptons are respectively a former musical star and architect. About half of the individuals have residences in the U. S.; although some were born in other countries. The other half live in Italy, Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. Locations aren't important however. The style is broadly international--eclectic international making use of high-quality materials, worldclass art (e. g., Chuck Close, Jeff Koons), luxurious though approachable fabrics, seductive or exotic and sometimes quirky shapes, use of color, and aesthetic or functional arrangements. Vandertol captures all of this in his photographs.

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