Renowned Interior Design Firm Yabu Pushelberg of New York’s Notable Projects

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December 22nd, 2015

From Tiffany and Co. on Fifth Avenue to Lane Crawford’s flagship store in Hong Kong to Miami’s highly anticipated SLS Lux, the internationally renowned interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg of New York continues to push boundaries with its award-winning interior designs for the high-end luxury hospitality, restaurant and retail industry.

With a timeless design aesthetic, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, who first met as students at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto, are known for their experimentation with new and original textures and materials, and their eye for craftsmanship and artistic details.

Since starting their two-person design firm in 1980, the Canadian couple has been honored with several awards including the coveted James Beard Foundation Award, Designer of the Year from Contract Magazine, and Interior Design’s Best of Year Award. They have even been inducted into the Interior Design magazine “Hall of Fame.”

One of their first major projects was for Toronto’s Club Monaco in 1984. A little more than a decade later, they were hired to transform Bergdorf Goodman’s flagship Fifth Avenue store with a design that to this day remains unchanged.

With offices in New York City and Toronto, they have collaborated on projects in more than 16 countries, designing innovative and distinctive environments for iconic hotels and luxury retail boutiques in global fashion capitals including New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Mexico City and Tokyo as well as in China and the Middle East.

At the landmarked restoration for the Miami Beach Edition, Yabu Pushelberg of New York lived up to their reputation for defying conventional aesthetics with a thoughtful and inspired design that reflects the history of the building as well as the sophisticated culture of modern Miami.

The interiors focused on simple lines that balance practical and functional with refined artistic touches such as dark walnut flooring and cove lighting in the hotel’s signature restaurant to gilt mosaic-tiled columns and a black and white stone floor in the lobby. The duo also designed interiors for Miami’s db Bistro Modern, the St. Regis Bal Harbour, and currently the SLS Lux, Brickell’s most luxurious new residential and hotel property.

At the amenity-rich SLS Lux, Yabu Pushelberg of New York have once again brought their timeless style to Miami. Blending comfort with elegance, their design seamlessly integrates a variety of commissioned art installations and original works to create an exquisite and unique environment.

The 57 story project will have 450 residence and 85 luxury suites. Residences will feature imported porcelain tile flooring and a variety of pre-selected designer finishes to choose from. Premium European cabinetry, imported stone vanities with designer fixtures, and full-size mirrors grace the elegant bathrooms.

Yabu Pushelberg of New York also designed the interiors for the hotel’s ground floor restaurant Katsuya. It will feature dramatic lighting and sculptural seating that creates an elegant dining experience for discriminating clientele. The project is slated for completion in early 2017.

The design world waits on bated breath for each new project unveiled by Yabu Pushelberg of New York . Spectacular, lavish, sophisticated, and chic, their interiors create a narrative outlined by the colors, the finishes, and the materials they choose. Their design invites you, draws you in, tells a story, creates drama and informs the future with a sense of peace that reflects the style of those who inhabit it.

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