“My clients homes need to not only look beautiful, but function. How to achieve that goal is critical to ascertain at the beginning of the project, and constantly kept in mind through to the installation.”
Two weeks before Christmas our Design Editor Carl Lana and I were scurrying up Madison Ave in search of some last minute holiday gifts. We wandered down the sensational white staircase to the home furnishing shop at Calvin Klein. After we were finished admiring the ‘devoid of decoration’ spruce (classic CK), I noticed Neal Beckstedt eyeing some porcelain. Having seen him on design campus, I decided to introduce myself. I’m a fan of his work, so I asked him to join the ranks of ‘The New Guard’, and he graciously accepted.
We caught up for coffee last week, and chatted about his career, his aesthetic, and his favorite vendors.