Toasting America: Wallpaper* hosts dinner to celebrate US Bespoke Edition

An intimate group of design folk gathered in NYC last week to celebrate the launch of the Wallpaper* US Bespoke Edition.
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There’s nothing like sharing good news with close friends and so ahead of today’s official reveal of our newly minted Wallpaper* US Bespoke Edition, we invited an intimate group of design folk out for dinner late last week in New York City. Hosted at the continually cherished eatery ABC Kitchen, we broke bread with some of our cross-Atlantic kin, including architect/artist Gaetano Pesce, lighting designer Lindsey Adelman and hotelier Jason Pomeranc, while perusing our larger format, US-focused edition.

In his introduction for this exciting endeavor, Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers said, ‘It’s lovely to see some old friends here, and even lovelier to make some new friends. In fact, that’s what this project is about – the Wallpaper* US Bespoke Project will be bringing 250,000 new friends to the Wallpaper* world in print, and upwards of a million digitally.’

Indeed, the US Bespoke Edition will feature a specially chosen selection of stories drawn from our international edition, and be delivered directly to the homes of new readers across the US four times a year. Chambers added, ‘As you can see, it’s a substantially larger format than our global newsstand edition, so that content is even more impactful than ever. You know what they say, size matters!’

Digitally, there will also be a spotlight shone on architects, designers, hotels and other creative occurrences from around the US than ever before. With an official launch party set for this week, it’s a pretty wonderful way to celebrate our 200th issue, if we do say so ourselves.  

the canine conceptualism of William Wegman.

On the cover of the first ever US Bespoke Edition is the canine conceptualism of William Wegman. The large format issue features a specially chosen selection of stories drawn from our international edition 

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Kitchen hosted the celebrations, dishing up the farm

ABC Kitchen hosted the celebrations, dishing up the farm-to-table specialities of Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

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Norm Pearlstine, executive vice president and chief

Norm Pearlstine, executive vice president and chief content officer at Time Inc gives a toast

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ABC Carpet & Home director of advertising, flick through the pages of the US Bespoke Edition

Wallpaper* publisher Malcolm Young, Wallpaper* vice president Nick Van Sicklen and Frank Vigliarolo, ABC Carpet & Home director of advertising, flick through the pages of the US Bespoke Edition

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Time Inc and William Li, Ralph Lauren Home global brand president

Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers with Evelyn Webster, executive vice president at Time Inc and William Li, Ralph Lauren Home global brand president

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Architect and designer Gaetano Pesce

Architect and designer Gaetano Pesce with his guest, Giulia Tosciri

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Regina Buckley, senior vice president strategy and communications

Regina Buckley, senior vice president strategy and communications at Time Inc with Rachel Ahrenhold, Wallpaper* advertising director

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New York editor Pei-Ru Keh and Amit Khurana

Wallpaper* New York editor Pei-Ru Keh and Amit Khurana, partner of Sumaida + Khurana 

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Gaetano Pesce's executive assistant

Gaetano Pesce's executive assistant Sara Di Gangi 

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Ralph Lauren Home global brand president William Li, Hermès Tableware

Ralph Lauren Home global brand president William Li, Hermès Tableware and Interior Design Projects vice president Olivier Pechou and Wallpaper* publisher Malcolm Young 

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Time Inc's senior vice president of strategy and communications Regina Buckley (left) and executive vice president Evelyn Webster (right) with Norm Pearlstine

Time Inc's senior vice president of strategy and communications Regina Buckley (left) and executive vice president Evelyn Webster (right) with Norm Pearlstine, executive vice president and chief content officer

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Sophia Reynoso, vice president, account director

Sophia Reynoso, vice president, account director, Havas Media, LVMH

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American hotelier Jason Pomeranc deep

American hotelier Jason Pomeranc deep in conversation with Tony Chambers 

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Cesanamedia senior account manager Ilaria Anghinoni with Stevenson Washburn

Cesanamedia senior account manager Ilaria Anghinoni with Stevenson Washburn and Alicia Washburn, director of advertising, Hermès

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Matteo Sessa Vitali, Prada's senior vice president

Matteo Sessa Vitali, Prada's senior vice president, e-commerce with his wife and SO founder, Cecil Servigon, with Malcolm Young

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friends to the Wallpaper* world in print, and upwards of a million digitally

Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers toasting the Wallpaper* US Bespoke Project, which will be bringing 250,000 new friends to the Wallpaper* world in print, and upwards of a million digitally

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Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot kept our glasses full 

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A toast to Wallpaper

A toast to Wallpaper* in the US 

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Prada made sure our first

Prada made sure our first W* US Bespoke issue looks just as good from the back  

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.