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Shared Visions: Bringing Design Collaborations To Life

As residential project requirements become more complex, top design talents increasingly find it helpful to develop working relationships with supporting professionals who have a shared vision.

The Design Collaborations panel presentation showcases the work of four design firms on two distinctive projects. Interior designer Kathryn Scott and builder/contractor Michael Daddio worked together on refurbishing Ms. Scott’s own Brooklyn Heights townhouse. In the Hudson Valley architect Alexander Gorlin and interior designer Judy Dunne of Butter and Eggs teamed up on a new home. Both projects are to be featured in upcoming issues of Aspire Design and Home magazine.

This presentation takes place at the Castel showroom on June 8 at 2pm. Moderated by interior designer Jennifer Cohler Mason.

Kathryn Scott

Kathryn Scott sees herself as an artist captivated by the creation of serene, harmonious living spaces as the sanctuary to rest, replenish and refocus on the things that matter most in our lives. Within our home walls, mundane tasks become pleasurable, allowing us to reduce stress, connect with our creative side, and feel happier. Customized details with interesting materials are used to allow each room to express its potential. Kathryn creates daily objects for living, from furniture to porcelain, to incorporate into her environments. The importance of our surroundings should not be underestimated; they shape our moods, thoughts and dreams.

Kathryn Scott has relocated to Milan, New York in the Hudson Valley.

Michael Daddio

The founder and principal of premier artisanal building firm, M. Daddio, Inc., Mike Daddio is a third-generation contracting professional and skilled carpenter. Respected by clients and colleagues for his hands-on approach to project management, Mike has a thorough understanding of the process required to bring a highly detailed bespoke project from concept to successful completion.

M. Daddio, Inc.’s expertise as custom home builders ranges from new construction to historic home restorations to apartment conversions. Their projects include landmarked townhouse and historic co-op renovations designed by internationally respected architects, and homes shaped in collaboration with some of New York City and the Hamptons’ top interior designers. With professional project management, extensive field knowledge and master craftsmanship, they bring their clients’ visions to reality while delivering the highest quality work possible.

Judy Dunne

Butter and Eggs is a boutique design firm specializing in residential interiors. Founded in 2002 by Judy Olson Dunne, Butter and Eggs originally opened its doors as an upscale home shop and design studio in TriBeCa’s historic wholesale dairy district, which was previously home to “the butter and egg men” in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  A native of Minnesota, Judy moved to New York City to pursue her passion in design earning a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.

The Butter and Eggs team has successfully completed projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Connecticut, Miami and Los Angeles. They have actively cultivated close relationships with skilled artisans and contractors who assist in bringing their visions to life. 

Butter and Eggs creates unique and meaningful spaces that reflect their clients’ personalities. With unrivaled service and pride, clients are guided through the creative process from ideation through installation. 

Alex Gorlin

Alexander Gorlin Architects is an internationally recognized design firm that for the past two decades has actively sought to embrace a uniquely diverse range of clients. With a portfolio spanning all levels of society, from homeless and affordable housing, religious and educational institutions, to high-end residential accommodation, Alexander Gorlin Architects applies the same design excellence to each project. The firm has won numerous awards, most notably AIA Design Awards for House in the Rocky Mountains, Ruskin Place townhouse, and North Shore Hebrew Academy. In 2005, Architectural Digest recognized Mr. Gorlin as one of the country’s 30 Deans of Design.

Recent projects include a loft renovation for Daniel Libeskind, 900 affordable homes in East New York, six new high schools in the Bronx, and Aqua, a 12-story condo building in Miami Beach. Current projects include luxury private residences around the country and new homeless housing for Common Ground.

The firm was established in 1987 after Mr. Gorlin returned from a Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and The Yale School of Architecture, where he taught as a critic from 1980-92, Mr. Gorlin became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2005.

Jennifer Cohler Mason

Interior Designer Jennifer Cohler Mason creates homes that are a harmonious mix of contemporary and classic elements in New York City, the Hamptons, Connecticut, Palm Beach and beyond. Her interiors have a distinctive, comfortable elegance that reflect each client’s personal aesthetic and lifestyle. Jennifer’s background as a fashion designer informs her eye for fabric, tailoring, and proportion, all of which are integral to creating warm, comfortable living environments for her clients with an inescapable attention to detail. Jennifer’s style, both engaging and fluid, is always anchored by the inherent beauty of fine materials, craftsmanship, quality and value. She is passionate and committed to her work and design, finding endless inspiration in art, photography, fashion, and travel.
Jennifer’s work has appeared on HGTV, CBS-TV, the DIY Network, and in numerous other US and international publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Galerie, NYC&G and Traditional Home, to name a few.