Getting Personal With David Stark

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(Ph. © Angelica Domingo / Lonny)
“I have a loud side and a quiet side; I tend to flit back and forth from wild hues to the neutral and natural," confides David Stark, president and creative director of his eponymous design studio. We sat down with the event planner extraordinaire in his company's Brooklyn-based "world headquarters" to talk about what's currently keeping his creative juices flowing.

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(Ph. © Angelica Domingo / Lonny)
"Right now I'm drawn to white gesso, blank canvas, paper, and wood. I think that since I get to play out all my highly patterned fantasies at our events, being at home is about being quiet. We made the wooden nickels for our 2012 pop-up store, Wood Shop. The Converse is from the latest collaboration with [Maison Martin] Margiela, dipped in white paint. The spider was made for a recent event with the NRDC [Natural Resources Defense Council]; we created tons of natural specimens using recycled materials.

"The ceramic dish is by Sylvie Saint-André Perrin, a French potter whose work I recently started collecting. Another potter I'm interested in, Devin Dougherty, created the collection of Morandi-inspired bottles. [The trio of tools] is made entirely of paper and wood. Transforming everyday materials in unusual ways is the most fun part of my job.”
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