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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inson Wood named distiguished designer of 2012 in Avenue Magazine

Inson Wood of Inson Dubois Wood LLC named Distinguished Designer of 2012. 
Inson Wood of Inson Dubois Wood LLC named Distinguished Designer of 2012.

The following is the excerpt from the article in Avenue Magazine.

What is your design philosophy?

Inson Dubois Wood: My design philosophy is to create inspiring environments that lend themselves equally to casual and formal entertainment. Clean lines are a priority for my clients whose lives are fast-paced and dynamic. In addition to creating aesthetically inviting compositions, a designer should also enhance a home's value. Whether through the selection of emerging art, the identification of future collectibles, or snapping up vintage flea market pieces, a designer should choose elements that have actual resale value. Although customizing pieces is gratifying, I need to be cognizant of universal appeal. Finally, a designer is a tastemaker and should lead by example. I recommend books, film, theatre, entertainment, restaurants, food, clothing, accessories, vacations and so on to improve all aspects of my clients lives.

What Design trends do you see emerging in New York?

Inson Dubois Wood: There seems to be a trend toward incorporating unusual and culturally diverse motifs into beautiful environments. Perhaps because electronic books are so popular now, people are more thoughtful about their home libraries and preserving a tradition. There are frequent references to the intersection of science and art, for example in the display of naturally intriguing forms like exotic corals and plants. To me this reflects increased sophistication as a society - we desire stimulation on multiple levels.

What are you working on currently?

Inson Dubois Wood: In addition to a host of residential projects, I am collaborating with Hermes to do a "Carnival in Venice" themed room at Holiday House Designer Showhouse with Daphne Guiness and Steve McQueen as my inspiration. The show house has partnered with the Evelyn Lauder Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise awareness and funds in the fight against Breast Cancer. is located at 2 E. 63rd Street and runs til November 25th.