Looking back over the various events that Wallpaper* staged in 2015, a few (well, most) stood out as particularly memorable. Back in June, and in an example of superlatively elegant party planning, we gathered a select group of friends at two talismanic modern houses to toast the landmark redevelopment of London's Centre Point by Conran & Partners and Almacantar. The two intimate dinners took place at Philip Johnson's Glass House in Connecticut and Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21 in Los Angeles, accompanied by exquisite meals by The Schoolhouse at Cannondale and Lucques, respectively.
Among our VIP crew were gallerist Marian Goodman, jewellery designer Monique Péan, Bassam Fellows' Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, and artists Tom Sachs and Laurie Simmons. LA guests included Tom of Finland Foundation president Durk Dehner, interior designer Kelly Wearstler, photographer Matthias Vriens-McGrath, and artists Sam Durant and Ana Prvacki. Presiding over both occasions were Conran & Partners managing director Tim Bowder-Ridger and Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers.
Koenig's Case Study House #21, otherwise known as the Bailey House, was completed in 1958. Best known for the 'moat' of pools surrounding the structure and glass exterior walls, the house is widely recognised as the finest example of the architect's Case Study series of builds.
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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.
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