Monday, January 28, 2013

jamie drake in dc

This Wednesday, Jamie Drake will be in the District to speak at the National Building Museum.

When: Wednesday, January 30, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW; 202-272-2448.

Tickets are $20 for non-members, $12 for members/students.

Drake, a color enthusiast, will discuss his style and projects to date.  With an astonishingly long career under his belt - 30 years - Drake is responsible for major projects from the renovations of New York City Hall and Gracie Mansion to Mayor Bloomberg's private residence.  He's also designed a home for Madonna in Los Angeles, and countless for private citizens. 

Drake has designed rug collections for Roubini and Safavieh, a furniture line for Lewis Mittman, bathroom fixtures for THG, fabrics for Schumacher, sinks for Elkay, and bath accessories for Labrazel.  What a busy man!

His designs are truly creative and bold.  Drake chooses interesting furniture with innovative shapes.  And he makes a point of including both modern and traditional art in his designs.

But he's also capable of restraint.   What a fun conversation this will be!

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