Award-Winning Interior Designers Show How the Best of the Past Can Enhance Today’s Interiors
The Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) has brought together five outstanding interior designers to create the HOPE Designer Showcase as a central highlight of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 14-18, 2014. In the Showcase, the designers have created five fascinating room settings that show how art and antiques can be integrated into today’s major decorating trends. These rooms show how the best of our past can be used to enhance and elevate the environments of the present.
The HOPE Designer Showcase will be featured at the HOPE Private Preview, benefiting HDRF, at 6 pm on Opening Night, Friday February 14. It will be on display through the entire run of the Show ending Tuesday, February 18.
Scott Snyder, renowned AD 100 interior designer and HDRF Palm Beach Chair, has coordinated the Showcase, which will feature his central room setting as well as the work of acclaimed designers Jim Aman + John Meeks, Bruce Bierman, Campion Platt and Jennifer Post.
All of the Showcase designers are members of HDRF’s Arts Committee, a group of 40 leading talents from the visual and performing arts, who lend their time and talent to help bring awareness to depression as a major worldwide health issue. HDRF formed its Arts Committee in 2006 – the same year as the organization’s founding -- to recognize that the incidence of depression is up to four times higher in the creative community than in the general population.
The five designers have selected items from more than 180 dealers at the Show and have incorporated them into rooms that reflect their unique, individual aesthetic – from traditional to minimalist contemporary. Scott Snyder says: “The goal of the Showcase is to inspire the audience with new ideas about how to use art and antiques to enhance their environment and their lives.”
Scott Snyder started his business in 1984 in Palm Beach, and has since become one of America’s most noted and successful interior designers. The design firm has become known for an impressive body of work, both nationally and internationally, recognized for combining the finest antiques into updated traditional settings with magnificent use of color and the highest level of detail.
Jim Aman has taken a decade of traditional design experience from Ralph Lauren’s interior design division to his own work since 1994. He and partner John Meeks are widely noted for bringing glamour and elegance to modern and contemporary homes, in a way that is relaxed and inviting. Their design motto is “updated interpretation of classic elegance.” Their trademark is the use of contemporary art with period antiques.
Bruce Bierman has specialized in residential and commercial design since 1984. His work epitomizes an East Coast style with a sophisticated but understated aesthetic that has become the hallmark of his work. Trained in architecture and fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, he combines pragmatism with a sense of beauty to create highly-personalized environments that are both viscerally and visually soothing. His approach is frequently likened to couture workmanship, using the finest materials and customized furniture design.
For the past 20 years, Campion Platt has shown clients across the country how to make modern design sophisticated. Whether he is designing a custom residence, a boutique hotel, or a line of furniture, Platt has one thing in mind: bespoke luxury. Campion's idea of luxury combines fine craftsmanship and contemporary styling with eco-sensitive design, and he often selects opulent unexpected finishes to accentuate spatial forms.
Jennifer Post represents the best of high contemporary design. She has a passion for smooth and reflective surfaces, and is known for extensive use of glass, white surfaces, and striking touches of color. She brings streamlined, contemporary interior architecture to large-scale, open spaces. Her ultimate goal is to create solidity and gentleness at the same time, and to make rooms that are crisp and sleek but inviting.
Sponsor of the HOPE Designer Showcase
The HOPE Private Preview of the Designer Showcase is sponsored by Marina B, the “legendary chic” jeweler. The Marina B collection itself is an example of timeless design that looks as fresh today as it did in the eighties. It is an iconic jewelry line that draws on the traditions of the past to inform the new looks of today. Style icons who wore and collected Marina B include Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace and Sophia Loren. Several vitrines in the HOPE Designer Showcase will show Marina B’s vintage pieces as well as new collections.
In an exciting new development, a HOPE Raffle will enable jewelry lovers to own a piece of jewelry history! The HOPE Raffle will feature a pair of Marina B’s iconic earrings – the “Pneu” earrings in 18k yellow gold with diamonds and onyx, with interchangeable beads in blue chalcedony, green chalcedony, pink Russian quartz, black onyx and crystal. (Total value $16,700). This piece exemplifies Marina B’s trademark design that incorporates adaptable pieces to dress up or down for any occasion. The suggested price for a raffle ticket is $20 for an individual ticket and $100 for a book of six. All proceeds from the HOPE Raffle will benefit the Hope for Depression Research Foundation and will go directly to research.
About Hope for Depression Research Foundation
The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund cutting-edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and other emotional disorders – bipolar disorder, dysthymia, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide.
In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force (DTF) – an outstanding collaboration of seven leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. These scientists have developed an unprecedented research strategy that integrates the most advanced knowledge in genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real time, at a centralized data bank, the HDRF Data Center.
For more information visit: www.hopefordepression.org
About the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
The Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, now in its eleventh year, will once again be presented at the Palm Beach County Convention Center over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-18, 2014. This five-day art event will feature more than 180 international galleries and offer a curated blend of fine art, jewels and antiquities. Produced by the Palm Beach Show Group under the leadership of President and CEO, Scott Diament, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show will feature a world-class event that is the most important show of its kind. The Opening Night Preview Party benefitting Hope For Depression Research Foundation will take place on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Schedule and Ticketing
Opening Night Preview Party
Friday, February 14
HOPE Private Preview & Reception
$100 – HOPE Ticket 6pm – 10pm
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
General Admission: Saturday, Feb. 15 – Tuesday, Feb. 18
$20 – Four Day Pass
Saturday, Feb. 15, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 am – 7pm
Monday, Feb. 17, 11am – 7pm
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11am - 6pm
For tickets and information visit www.palmbeachshow.com.
Hope for Depression Research Foundation
Palm Beach Show Group