I’m quite picky about the books I lay out on my coffee table. They must have beautiful, eye-catching photography or art work as well as interesting information so that they can A) Easily entertain dinner guests while the meal is still being prepared, and B) Serve as a book you may pick up and read yourself on a lazyweekend afternoon. This brand new design book from famed interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg is the perfect coffee table book to pick up for yourself before the holiday season kicks into full gear, as well as an ideal gift to scoop up for that design junkie in your life.
The 220-page design book, entitled Yabu Pushelberg (easy enough to remember, right?), is the firm’s first book and was just released last month. The book features Yabu Pushelberg’s best work over the years, including the designs of retail, restaurant, hotel and residential interiors. (There is much of that to make note of, as the firm has designed spaces for such high-profile clientele as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, St. Regis Hotels, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., Carolina Herrera, Lane Crawford and Jean Georges Von Richten, all of whose spaces can be seen in the book.) While Yabu Pushelberg offers stunningly large photography of such spaces, it’s not just a book to be looked at—you’ll also want to dive into the text, as it includes a handful of essays written by William Norwich, contributing editor of Vogue and former style & entertaining editor of the New York Time Magazine.
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg started Yabu Pushelberg in 1980, and have been creating some of the most internationally celebrated interior spaces ever since. The design firm has studios in both New York and Toronto and is divided into six teams of luxury design experts. Yabu Pushelberg has been recognized for their fabulous work many times over the years. Yabu and Pushelberg were named Designer of the Year by Contract Magazine and they have also been inducted into the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame. A couple of their most prestigious awards include the Platinum Circle Award, for their exceptional work in the hospitality industry and the James Beard Award for their work in restaurant design. Something that makes this luxury design firm unique is that in addition to creating wonderful spaces in which to live, they also design equally impressive places in which to shop, dine and vacation.
Yabu Pushelberg retails for $70 and is available internationally at all online, traditional and specialty booksellers. http://www.yabupushelberg.com.