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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

18 April 2006

Designer Days, Part 1

Franck Laverdin hosted a reception in the brand new Boccara Gallery at 14 East 63rd Street saluting the 35 designers who are creating tables for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's April 27th Spring Gala “The Time Machine” which will take place after the opening night preview of the Spring International Art & Antiques Show at the 67th Street Armory.

Diana Quasha , Philip Gorrivan , Eva Dillon , John Rosselli , HRH Princess Firyal , Christine and Stephen Schwarzman , Sydney Shuman , Robert Lindgren , Audrey Gruss , Robert Rufino , Bunny Williams , Clo Cohen, Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz and Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr. are on the leadership team of the upcoming gala dinner.

Among the guests sipping champagne and enjoying hors d'oeuvres by Bilboquet were Meg Wendy , Tom Edelman , Rene Landegger, Brendan Dillon , Antoinette Botarlli , Michel Witmer , Leila Larijani , Mark Gilbertson , Patricia Roulot , Brook Mason , Lou Marotta , Deanna Kory , Robin Baron , Douglas Steinbrech , Lisa Arliss , Warren Scharf , Eliott Spaismas , Trisha O'Brien , David Larijani , Lisa Gorrivan , Rachael Neff , Sigrid Streletzki , David Larijani , Monica Hollender , Renee Findley, Peyton Cochran , Patrik Lonn , Catherine Kiel , Arnaud Felix , Roger Herz, Antonia Kousoulas , Antoinette Botarlli , Danielle Luyten , Jy Song , Rica Tarnoff, Rod Winterrowd , Terry Mahoney, and Michelle Fiallo

The table designers, who will let their imaginations go wild on the subject of “time,” include Nina Griscom , DeJuan Stroud, Andrea, Ashley and Laurie Stark, Harry Heissmann for Albert Hadley, Helena Lehane, Campion Platt, Alison Minton for Maplemint Enterprises, Robert Couturier, Alan Wanzenberg, Amanda Nisbet , Jonathan Preece, Christopher Spitzmiller, Eric Cohler, Gay Hackett and Ingrid Edelman, Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield, S. Russell Groves, Harriette Rose Katz, Andy Clark and Christine Cain for Jed Johnson, Noel Jeffrey, Joel Allen , Matthew Patrick Smyth , Robin Baron, Dennis Rolland, Sherrill Canet, John Knott for Quadrille Fabric, Joan McGivern for McCluskey Design Group, Frank de Biasi for Michael Graves Architect, Belle Fleur, Lambertson Truex, Chestnuts in the Tuleries, Frette and F. Schumacher & Co.

The Time Machine is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A The setting: The Spring International Art & Antiques Show, produced by Wendy Management in the armory, will have over 50 dealers from around the world will exhibiting a wide range of materials including European, American and Asian furniture autographs, antique boxes, clocks, silver, antique jewelry, rare books and oriental rugs and tapestries. There are tickets available, starting at $250 for cocktails. A seat at one of the highly stylized tables for dinner will cost $1,000. Call 212-744-5022, ext. 135.

All funds raised will help the 112-year-old Lenox Hill Neighborhood House aid those in need, who live, work or go to school on Manhattan's East Side -primarily the Upper East Side, and to improve the quality of life for all those in its community. The Neighborhood House's objective is to help people gain the skills to strengthen themselves and their community.


Campion Platt and Alison Minton