The worlds of interior design and film will come together in the most beautiful way this fall. Hearst Magazines will present the 2012 Designer Visions Showcase, but this year the spaces that are created will also serve as the setting for six short films in the 48-Hour Film Project. The event will feature three prolific interior designers, each paired with a Hearst publication.
Matthew Patrick Smyth is known for the way he blends European and American traditions into elegant and comfortable living spaces that can easily make the shift from everyday use to cocktail entertaining and back again. He was listed this year on ELLE Decor's Top 25 A List and received a 2011 Stars of Design Award for Interior Design. This year he will represent ELLE Decor for the Designer Visions Showcase.
David Rockwell will represent House Beautiful to produce what is sure to be one of his breathtaking spaces that combines drama and livability. Rockwell's work can be found throughout the United States and Europe, not just in homes, but at such events as the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, the entrance to the 2008 Venice Architecture Bienniale, and Citymeals-on-Wheels chefs-tribute benefit. The Rockwell Group's ability to imagine on multiple planes has resulted in breathtaking projects that span the scope of design, garnering many awards including the Presidential Design Award for his work on the Grand Central Terminal renovation.
Anthony Todd's background in costume and set design will provide a unique aesthetic as he represents VERANDA in the showcase. His global sense of style attracts clients that include presidents and a variety of celebrities The Australian-born designer has an affinity for classical form that likely stems from his boyhood studies in drawing and classical music, which makes his attention to detail extreme in the best ways.
The showcase will open with an October 30 gala celebration at 250 West Street, the El Ad Group's landmark residential property in Tribeca. The six short films that result from the 48-Hour Film Project will be presented to the crowd at the celebration. It will be yet another example of how drama and design come together to make life so beautiful.