New York: The Office of Thierry W. Despont Ltd., 2000. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/500. Elephant folio. 267, pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated title page. Foreword hand-signed by Thierry W. Despont (TWD). This handsome volume was published to commemorate 20 years of Thierry Despont's architectural practice devoted mostly to residential design. Mr. Thierry Despont is a renown architect, designer and artist with his offices and studio in New York, who specializes in unique and high end designed residential projects, hotels and museums, and historical renovations. The book provides numerous high quality color and b/w photographs of exteriors and interiors of important houses planned and completed. One of 500 unnumbered copies. Dust-jacket sunned along edges. DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #38177
About the author: Mr. Despont was Associate Architect for the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty and has completed the restoration of Clayton, the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh. Mr. Despont designed the Decorative Arts Galleries of the new J. Paul Getty Museum and, in collaboration with Richard Meier, was responsible for the interior design of the museum’s sculpture and painting galleries. The office also completed the 50,000 square foot flagship store on Bond Street for Ralph Lauren. In the US, the firm designed the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue on East 63rd Street in New York and the flagship store for Harry Winston in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Despont and his office have completed several very high end hotel projects. Among them are the renovation of the Carlyle Hotel in New York, Claridge’s and The Dorchester in London, and Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. Current hotel projects include the renovation of the Ritz Paris, the Dorchester Collection’s new 45 Park Lane Hotel in London, The Chatwal in New York, and the Divan Hotel in Istanbul.