Sunday, July 19, 2015

Williams Sonoma/ Open Kitchen/ Fishkill Farm

Photography: Mikkel Vang, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Mikkel Vang, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Mikkel Vang, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

At the beginning of June, Studio Marcus Hay joined the Williams Sonoma team at Fishkill Farm in Hopewell, Upstate NY to help produce a story for the Fall Catalog, styling an event to be photographed on the farm for the Open Kitchen line available at Williams Sonoma.  

Fishkill Farms is a historic apple orchard that has been in the Morgenthau family for nearly 100 years. With the hard work and dedication of the team, Fishkill Farms has grown from a conventionally farmed apple orchard in need of new trees and new tractors, into a diversified, ecological farm with new orchards and infrastructures. Here are the additions to the farm in the past few years:15 acres of diverse vegetable plantings, pasture-raised hens, many acres of new fruit trees, farmer's markets nearby and in New York City, and a pick-your-own CSA. The mission of the farm has been to marry its historic identity as a family "u-pick" apple orchard, with the Fishkill Farms team's shared goals of diversification and environmental stewardship through sustainable farming methods.

It is a wonderfully inspiring place and the Fishkill Farm folk were a pleasure to work with the team. We spent a number of days there shooting a menu for a dinner that took place in one of the apple orchards.Studio Marcus Hay created a table setting for 

Special thanks to our team members Jill Skoda and Andrea Greco who went above and beyond and stayed very late on the last night to pack up. It was wonderful to work with Photographer Mikkel Vang, It was a long time between drinks and of course Food Stylist Alison Attenborough and Art Director Scot Schy.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Inspiring Icons/ Paul McCobb

Left: Tables designed by Paul McCobb for Furnwood Corp, 1950's, Right: Portrait of Paul McCobb C1950's

A collection of credenzas designed by Paul McCobb, 1950's-1960's

A collection of Paul McCobb designs including his famous wooden chair, cabinets, lights and sofa's

Left: Dining chair by Paul McCobb C 1950's, Right: Shelving and High back windsor chair

Left: Advert for Paul McCobb, C 1950's, Right: Modern day setting including a Paul McCobb credenza

Left: Shelving system designed by Paul McCobb, C 1950's in an original photograph.
Right: Various pieces including coffee cups, teapot, tiles and office desk organiser

Left: Pitcher in ceramic, planter and room setting all designed by Paul McCobb,
Right: Another Advert promoting Paul Mc Cobb Designs, C 1950's

Paul McCobb is one of those influential designers that seem to have slipped under the radar, Most people in design circles in the States know and admire his work and he is highly collectible but unlike some of the other design superstars like George Nelson, Florence Knoll and The Eames of that era, Paul McCobb seems to have gained slightly less attention. His work combined the attributes of many of his now better-known peers. Like Bauhaus designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, his furniture had purity of form and line. Like his fellow designer’s of that era, McCobb’s work was efficient and purposeful.

McCobb was born in Medford, Massachusetts, Young and artistic, McCobb studied art, drawing and painting at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston but not completing his course there. McCobb enlisted in the Army in 1942 also in Boston but only served in the military for a year.

McCobb first gained attention in 1948 as a design and decorating consultant for Modernage Furniture in NY. While employed at Modernage, McCobb met B.G Mesberg, his later business partner in the Planner and Directional furniture lines. Other well-known furniture lines designed by McCobb include Predictor by O'Hearn Furniture, The Irwin Group by Calvin Furniture, The Connoisseur Collection by H. Sacks & Sons and The Calvin Group by Calvin Furniture which is our favorite line here at Studio Marcus Hay.

He is also well known for his ceramics line and helped, alongside Russel Wright to introduce high design to the mainstream.

Thanks to the guys at JustL in New Hampshire, We recently purchased a fantastic piece, a maple and leatherette credenza designed by McCobb for the Calvin Group and it now proudly houses our ever growing LP collection, It brought to the room an instant elevated sense of sophistication and unity, We simply love it! Mccobb’s pieces mix in seamlessly with other contemporary furniture, the simple classic lines and great materials and craftsmanship can be admired for years. 

These layouts were designed by Studio Marcus Hay, Inc for the educational purposes of promoting McCobbs work on this blog only, We will happily credit any known photographs. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Lab/ Studio Marcus Hay

Photography: Maura McEvoy, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Petrina Tinslay, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

At The Lab. @ Studio Marcus Hay, Inc, we are constantly cooking up new inspirations and color combos. Come check out our section at Studio Marcus Hay 

We love color, materials and letting you know what elements we used to create our looks that translate to our wide range of images created for numerous well known clients such as Design Within Reach, Williams Sonoma, CB2 and many more, 

You won't leave without being inspired. 

Material World

Photography: Kat Teustch, 

In the Lab at Studio Marcus Hay, Inc, we continue to explore the value of materials in a images created by Studio Marcus Hay and how this combination of chosen materials helps create the mood and feel of the image created. Almost dissected we have pulled out the key materials from one of our favorite Studio Marcus Hay images. This image shot by Photographer Kat Teutsch is from one of our New York Stories series and best reflects a clever use of materials such as patinaed/ distressed wood, burled wood, powder coated metal and hand painted ceramic glaze. We will continue this series in the future so look out for them. It really is a fun way to look at the different uses of materials and the world they can create.

Color & Trend Forecasting

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc
Photography: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

We continue our series of Color & Trend Forecasting section at Studio Marcus Hay Finding inspiration in color combinations all around us, we use Instagram to capture the above images. Top image: Coffee Culture: When in San Francisco, Studio Marcus Hay, Inc in the morning has to make a stop at The Mill on Divisadero for a much needed coffee and granola parfait. The bright hits of color in the the geometric graphic art against the crisp white subway tile feel clean and fresh. The space is flooded with Californian morning light and all seems at peace with the world in this wonderful place Middle image: Sunflower Burst: Sunflowers are a favorite at the studio and when we spotted this amazing arrangement of sunflowers and fennel flowers Outerlands in San Francisco set against a background of reclaimed wood, we were in love. We are loving the bright punch of the yellow and tangerine combined with the fresh spray of green grounded by Bisque tones of sun kissed wood Bottom image:Troppo Elements: Channelling the islands and getting into a paradise lost vibe, Studio Marcus Hay, Inc loves this palette of green and blue, most would know we are not shy of this combo. Paired with a hit neon ruby red, just a slither makes it even more exciting.

Get The Look/ Executive Home Office

Main Image: Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay, Inc

At Studio Marcus Hay, Inc we got to create the styling for this fab image for Design Within Reach, In a series of home offices, we got to use a favourite material, leather in classic silhouettes such as an Eames lounger and soft pad management chair, paired with the Bottega leather desk. An upscale neutral palette consisting of black/ whites, tans and caramels. An executive with a passion for music, we also included a portable record player and bold graphic prints. Get the look of this room by shopping our guide. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy July 4th/ 2015

Happy July 4th to all our friends and clients in the USA, hope it's a fantastic day, make it shine! From all at Studio Marcus Hay, Inc