BDNY/BDwest Designed Space an Award Finalist

BDNY/BDwest Designed Space an Award Finalist

Stonehill & Taylor’s design of Ooh-La-La!, a Parisian-inspired lounge concept created for the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and Boutique Design West (BDwest) trade fairs, has been named a finalist in the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards’ International and U.K. pop-up category.

BDNY 2016 Designed Space | Ooh-La-La! by Stonehill & Taylor
Ooh-La-La! at BDNY 2016. Photo: Richard Cadan

The New York-based interior design/architecture firm’s fashion-forward concept for the space, which was located on the trade fairs’ exhibit floors, takes cues French architecture. The design team for the pop-up project consisted of Michael Suomi, principal and vice president, design; Sara Duffy, senior interiors associate; and Anastasia Berestova, interior designer.

Central to the concept is the Louvre’s fusion of graceful architecture and intrusive modernism, Suomi said during an interview for Boutique Design’s April edition. That notion informs the structure’s glass profile, as well as the incursion of its triangular bar.

BDwest Designed Space | Ooh-La-La! by Stonehill & Taylor
Ooh-La-La! at BDwest 2017. Photo: Harriet Lewis Pallette Photography

Manufacturers/suppliers that sponsored the space at both BDNY 2016 and BDwest 2017 included HB Lighting, HG Arts, Montague, P/Kaufmann Contract, Signature Hospitality Carpets and Shelby Williams, with audiovisual provided by Pioneer Pro Audio. Additional sponsors for the BDNY space included Séura and Trellage-Ferrill Studio, while other sponsors for the BDwest space included Maya Romanoff, Moen and Trunk Archive.

Last year, Stonehill & Taylor won an award in the same category of the competition for Kino, a Designed Space it created for the BDNY 2015 and BDwest 2016 trade fairs.

Now in its ninth year, the 2017 competition is being judged by a panel of 33 high-profile design, hospitality and lifestyle professionals and received 943 submissions from the U.K. and 70 other countries. The shortlist includes 265 projects across 33 categories. Winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony at London’s King’s Cross mixed-use development on Oct. 5.

BDNY Registration Opens!

Hospitality design professionals can now register to attend this year’s Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference. The event will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Javits Center, and is expanding to 120,000 net sq. ft. for its eighth run.

Expected to draw a record 7,000-plus interior designers, architects, purchasing executives, hotel owners and operators this fall, BDNY has seen double-digit growth each year since its 2010 debut, charting a 19 percent increase in attendance year-over-year in 2016. More than 6,900 hospitality design professionals attended last year’s trade fair.

BDNY showcases creative elements for hospitality interiors and Designed Spaces created by leading design firms, as well as offers educational and social events, and a conference program spearheaded by Boutique Design executive editor and HMG conference director Mary Scoviak. The annual two-day fair is co-located with HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants and held in conjunction with the Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design gala, which will take place Nov. 13.

Attendee registration and trade fair details are available at

BDNY is produced by HMG (Hospitality Media Group) in association with the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network), and in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the Hotel Association of New York City and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association.