The Importance of Important at Cantoni Trade — With Richard Mishaan and Stewart Manger at TXDW Dallas
Art, Furniture and ObjectsBY Lisa Collins Shaddock // 11.26.22
Stewart Manger, Chesie Breen, Richard Mishaan, Philip Gorrivan (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Stephanie Castellon, Liz Kamp (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Tony Smock, Beth Bender (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Chelsea Edge, Madylan Edge (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Jenna Hoskin, Erin Rose (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Laurie MacCaskill, Omayda Avila (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Linda Fritschy, Caroline Coomber (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Mary Lambrakos, Hilary Nelson (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Scott Maltzman, Ramon Longoria (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Vy Truong, Han Dang (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Dionne McKnight, Courtney Dabney (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
Donna Riha, Ashley Moody, Marie Veit (Photo by Jonathan Zizzo)
New York designers Richard Mishaan and Stewart Manger dialogued in an illustrated panel on the “Importance of Important: Art, Furniture, and Objects” moderated by Chesie Breen at the sprawling Design District Showroom of Cantoni Trade. Both designers have new books out — Mishaan’s third, Design: Architecture and Interiors (Vendome), and Manger’s first, Romancing the Home: Stylish Interiors for a Modern Life (Rizzoli) — which they inscribed and signed following the talk.
Mishaan, a member of the Elle Decor A List who began his career apprenticing for Philip Johnson, says that many of his clients are collectors, and he views his job as figuring out how to put it all together. “It’s not about being ‘modern’ or ‘period,’ but living with the things we love,” he notes.
Both Mishann and Manger are skilled in the art of creating spaces that feel collected over time and share an appreciation for artisanal craftsmanship. They also share a similar approach to their work, viewing their offices as creative laboratories to experiment when scheming. In today’s world of digital presentations and virtual design services, they contend that nothing connects with a client better than a tote bag filled with physical samples they can see and feel.
PC Seen: Cantoni Trade director Tony Smock, Georgia McElveen, Philip Gorrivan, Linda Fritschy, Vy Truong, Han Dang, Beth Bender, Stephanie Castellon, Liz Kamp, Morgan Daniels, Amira Windmiller, Melanie Turner, Mark Curtis, Callie Windle, Mary Lambrakos, Hilary Nelson, Kendall Davis, and Tracy Ready.
Thank you to our Texas Design Week Dallas Sponsors: Dallas Design District, HN Capital Partners, Monogram Luxury Appliances, New Orleans Auction Galleries, The Container Store, Tribute Goods, and MOUS.