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Ian Schrager: Design
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Ian Schrager is an American entrepreneur, hotelier and real estate developer who originally gained fame as co-owner and co-founder of Studio 54. In 2005, Schrager sold Morgans Hotel Group, a company he founded, to create Ian Schrager Company which owns, develops, and manages hotels, residential, and mixed-use projects. Since then, he has collaborated to transform the fabled Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC. Schrager has also created two groundbreaking residential properties: 40 Bond and 50 Gramercy Park North. With 50 Gramercy Park North, Schrager introduced the idea of "effortless living". The project, designed by John Pawson, offered all the benefits of owning a home, the services of a 5-Star hotel, plus the concept of "executive lifestyle management" that provides a completely staffed household without the hassles and inconveniences of ownership. Philippe Starck is a French product designer and interior designer. John Pawson is a British architect known for his minimalist aesthetic. An exhibition of Pawson's work was held at the Design Museum in London in September 2010 Jacques Herzog is one of the main partners of the Swiss-based architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.

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"Aside from the sheer spectacle of seeing Schrager's larger-than-life spaces (and the parties they've hosted, the chapters reveal a startling range and a constantly evolving eye." -SURFACE MAGAZINE "As the industry searches for its next legitimate voice, this book should be deemed required reading for design lovers, professionals and innovators with heart." - IDENTITY MAGAZINE "A sumptuous, coffee table chronicle of [Schrager's] creative output . . . a serious look at the architectural and design choices that have radically changed the hospitality industry over the past 30 years. -PASSPORT MAGAZINE

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