from the publisher
AS WINTER MELTS INTO SPRING, CHANGE IS IN THE AIR.
The pent-up desire to tackle home projects now translates into
activity, and this issue of Design New England is here to offer
inspiration, now across mediums. Our free app for your iPhone
and iPad, along with our digital edition for your computer,
means inspiration can always be at your fingertips
We began to think spring in February, when we welcomed
more than 150 guests who turned out to meet Mitchell Gold,
a founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, at the furniture
company’s Boston showroom. Gold unveiled the new spring
collection, and helped us celebrate our MIDDIES program,
which will honor Mentors in Design later this year.
As spring approaches, so does a full calendar of events.
Room to Dream Foundation, which brings comfort to children suffering from serious illness by
creating healing environments in their homes, will host its Carnival of Dreams gala on March 19 at
the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in South Boston. A few days later on March 24, the American
Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New England chapter will hold its annual gala at the Mandarin
Oriental, Boston. The AD 20/21 Show, which features art and design of the 20th and 21st centuries,
is at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End April 7 through 10, and the
annual Residential Design and Construction Show sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects
will open its doors April 28 and 29 at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s waterfront.
Inspiration and motivation await.
stephen twombly, publisher
mitchell gold + bob williams spring collection
launch: (clockwise, from top left) Mitchell Gold;
Ivo Cubi, Cumar; Tom Grant, EcoStructures; Shawn
O’Neill; George Lellios, Audio Concepts; Andrew Terrat,
MG+BW; publisher Stephen Twombly; Steve Elbaz,
MG+BW; editor Gail Ravgiala; Carlotta Cubi and Dawn
Carroll, Cumar; Sally Grant, EcoStructures. Guests
wandered the showroom while MG+BW’s John Trifone
(below, at left, in black) answers questions.
at m. steinert & sons, panelists on the changing
luxury market (from left) Evan Strul, Cutting Edge
Systems; Sally Wilson, Wilson Kelsey Design; editor
Gail Ravgiala; Colleen McCracken, Thos. Moser.
Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor
a valentine from Trianon Antiques at the Boston Design Center to the Animal Rescue League of Boston: (from left) Julie Rogowski, BDC vice president and general manager; Jay Bowen, Rescue League president; Scott and Diana Cooper, owners of Trianon Antiques.