In the heart of South Beach, this destination hotel is just steps from the white sands of the ocean. Simeone Deary of Chicago recently undertook the recent 50 million dollar renovation to add signature gold and painterly strokes to elevate the beach vibe into a luxury experience. Out Tailfeathers light awaits visitors at the entry of an event space adding elevation and artistic flair to the elegance of the room.
We are so proud to have another successful year of creating beautiful, inspiring work for your projects. Check out our project highlights for 2019 including our video project spotlights. This year we took things to a new level at our first BDNY and secured our (second!) win at NEWH Product Runway! Our CEO Carey Schuster participated in industry events including HD Elevate and was featured as “The Multitasker” in Hospitality’s Design’s Perspectives Interviews.
We introduced TWO new collections including our showstopping Ombre Experiment which showcases new techniques in digital and 3D printing. Some cosmetic changes to our website opened up a whole new way to look at YGD and featured more guides and resources to help your creative process. We were featured in a variety of publications this year and even got a shout our from the original G.O.A.T on Design Milk!
Happy Holidays from YGD! Be Bold, Be Bright!!
We are pleased to have our fixtures featured in 2 of the Interior Design Magazine's "best of" 2019 roundups! First we have our 8 foot dog sculpture at The Museum of the Dog featured in the Best Museums of 2019. You can learn even more about this project in our Project Spotlight. You'll also find out Thatch Vert at the W Hotel in Bellevue, WA with HKS Architects featured in Best in Design 2019. It's been a great year!
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This year has brought us a wealth of new and innovative projects that we were able to really stretch our design legs on. From an office building and hotel in Boston to a Dog Museum in New York, your creativity inspired us to reach new levels of cool design in workplace, hospitality, retail and more. Thank you for allowing us to build these dreams.
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Located in the heart of downtown Nicollet Mall this new multi-res high rise was built to take full advantage of the views, dining, and shopping experiences Minneapolis offers. This custom piece was built to hang in the lobby of the residential tower at 365 Nicollet and is a unique sculpture that reflects the pristine and modern look of the space. Steel rods were welded together and strung with steel cable from mirror composite ceiling discs to create a geometric jumble of shapes that speaks order to chaos.
Big thanks to NEWH for featuring us in the Who's Who section of their Winter issue! We've had quite a year so far which has included visiting Milan Design Week, winning BD West Fashion Runway (as well as winning "best interpretation of a theme" at Product Runway in NYC!), participating in BDNY and more! You may have also seen our favorite Design Director, Nicola Casale, participating in events in the San Francisco area. (below) We've got lots more to come including IDS Toronto in January 2020.
We are headed to IDS Toronto in January and are pleased to be featured in their most recent show newsletter. Check out how YGD fuses experience and design to create spaces that increase the connection between indoor and out. Read the full article here. See some of our coolest retail projects here.
We had an amazing time at BDNY this past week in NY. The air was electric with design innovation and we were honored to be included as part of that buzz. We also had the added bonus of getting to visit with 2 of our favorite YGD designers Dasomm Choi and Kristina Albu. It was their first time to NY and the city provided loads of inspiration for our upcoming collection. We talked all about their design experience along with CEO Carey Schuster's as well as what's coming next, all from the amazing penthouse suite of the Ludlow Hotel (stay tuned for more!) In the meantime, check out our bold little booth on Interior Design Magazine's BDNY 2019 Minute with CEO Carey Schuster above and be sure to contact us to learn more about The Ombre Experiment!
**Bonus: check out our win at NEWH Product Runway 2019!
So proud of our win for best interpretation of a theme at this year's NEWH Product Runway! We worked with Gloria Duque of Jacobs Connects and Autex to come up with a colorful and playful take on "Flamenco" one of the categories that was part of the Dancing Around the World Theme of the night.
Join us on November 10th and 11th at BDNY Booth #1976 to learn all about our newest designs including The Ombre Experiment: A Lucid Dream, our Fall/Winter 2019 collection. This collection is based on dreamy transitions from the sleeping to waking state and each design is a unique look at the world between. Be sure to also check out our #maker video showing the inspiration and creation of the collection.
And don't forget to have your badge scanned for a chance to win a pile of FREE STUFF including 2 tickets to the Museum of the Dog! (We ❤️ free stuff.)
All the important info:
Where: Javits Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001
When: November 10th & 11th, 10am-5pm
Booth #: 1976
We are so excited to have two of our newest designs, AZURE and our SPROUTS screen, entered into Interior Design Magazine's BEST OF YEAR competition! We love these innovative, creative pieces and hope you do too! Please take a moment to check out these contenders and then make sure TO VOTE FOR THE GOAT 2019!!
We’ve got a new website and it is the perfect design-savvy home for our showstopping collections. It’s got lots to offer - improved browsing experience, a plethora of updated projects, downloads, videos and more! Check out a short video demo here or GO SEE IT FOR YOUR SELF!
We're taking it to the next level this week with US CEO Carey Schuster at Hospitality Design Magazine's ELEVATE conference tomorrow! Besides soaking in all the great inspiration, Carey will be giving a brief glimpse into how we elevate our brand. Don't miss it!
Check out Mobile, one of our favorite budget friendly fixtures in Interior Design Magazine. Also be sure to see the Mobile glow up in our Residence Inn Baltimore project! Remember every fixtures can be customized!
Managing money means being flexible so it's no wonder the shape of the parallelogram was used to reflect the adaptive culture of Baird Asset Management in NYC. It’s also no surprise that Gensler NY was the design firm of choice for their tricky workplace lobby space. The unique length of the room required flexibility and a little ingenuity to create a piece that maintained Gensler's high design standards while also filling up the length of the room. Yellow Goat's custom Cirrus fixture is a key player in adapting to the demanding shape and also reflecting the client’s key request that the fixture artistically reflect the parallelogram look of Baird’s logo without being too literal. Gensler worked directly with YGD to fulfill both requests…
We're loving the look of our Shooting Stars in this wild house by Powell & Bonnell. Each room is unabashedly unique and our fixture helps keep up this trend in the dining room. Check out the full article at House Beautiful.
Anything is PAWSIBLE in New York City, including the opening of a brand new dazzling museum devoted entirely to DOGS! The American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog has relocated to a prime spot at 101 Park Ave in New York City and Yellow Goat Design has a prominently placed "doggie in the window" for all of NYC to see! Working with Gensler NYC on the design, Yellow Goat and Gensler went through several iterations (including mesh and metal rods) before settling on the iconic wireframe pup you see placed strategically at the forefront of the museum. The dog’s position gazing out of the window represents both the nature of dogs and stands as a beacon welcoming visitors to the museum. The powder coated frame can be lit with LED's to change the color and the mood (just like the empire state building!)
Very excited to be featured in two recent articles in Restaurant D+D. The first feature is in a product guide to lighting with insights from Cooper Carry's Principal & Lighting Designer Anita Summers. This piece features our 90 Degrees light, a futuristic take on a distant galaxy. Our (E=) is featured in Restaurant D+D's solution center and easily solves the problem of great lighting design.
So proud to part of this meticulous collaboration featured in Interior Design Magazine at Wells Fargo Center between Convene, HOK, and Gensler. You'll find our Gotcha pendants in the ground floor cafe alongside Hay tables, Hans Wegner armchairs and a DWR sofa. Check out the full project here.
A Little Magic was involved in creating these fixtures for Pimco in Washington, DC. They may look like your everyday design at first glance but when you reach the right angle...ta da! You’ll see the floor number magically appear in gold! Working with Wright Heerema Architects we created golden rods surrounded by suspended crystals creating the illusion of a waterfall and topped off with a mirror composite ceiling plate. See the magic happen in the video below....
Our Tempered fixture is shown prominently in the design of Hotel X in Toronto featured in the January 2019 edition of Hospitality Design's buyers guide. Designed and built for Stephen B Jacobs group, this glowing swish is made of synthetic metal wicker and can come in an array of colors along with a warm or cool light option.
Problem spaces. We all know them and we all...well....avoid them. In the case of Hoyts cinema located in New Zealand, at the Westfield Riccarton shopping center, Yellow Goat took one problem space from frustrating to fantasy with a little ingenuity and a green (and gold) thumb. Aptly called our 'Field of Dreams,' our Design Director, Jerzy, collaborated with Lume Design (a long-time friend and client) to create a garden in the sky.
Designed by Jerzy to reflect Christchurch's history of greenery, water and flowers, the piece also draws focus to the theater's entryway and creates a space where people will come - again and again.
It's officially our favorite time of year! As we dive into all things fall, rocking the latest boot (or bootie!) fad & sipping ALL the spiced lattes, we can’t help but highlight some of our own trending Fall Fantasy Fixtures that just might have you FALL head over heels in love with this season in a whole new light-one designed by YGD. And DON'T FORGET you can customize anything…all designs are built to order!
Looking for a little something to (pumpkin) spice up your design? Look no further! Yellow Goat has 8 new unbe-leaf-able options. From Art Deco to Nature Modern we’re bringing the most fall-hionable looks for September.
Retailer Art Van Furniture rolled out the red carpet for their new flagship located in Canton, Michigan, U.S. It is the first furniture store in Michigan to be built ‘from the ground up’ in two decades(!!) and warranted a ‘WOW’ sculpture to suspend over the feature escalators. Well friends…it goes without saying that Yellow Goat is the go-to for your ‘WOW’ moment.
Vegas is always a good idea. Collaborating with Yellow Goat is always a great idea. When the ARIA Resort & Casino was due for a convention center expansion, MGM interiors teamed up with the Goat to design a very unconventional fixture we like to call Arboreal. In the second successful installation at ARIA, it’s no surprise that when YGD designs casino lighting, our clients hit the jackpot.
Picture a perfect day: AM: lounging poolside with palm trees and a slight breeze. Afternoon: Chauffeured by a Mercedes for a mid-day shopping spree on Worth Avenue. PM: waterfront dinner followed by a movie with your closest friends. Am I describing a vacation? For some. For others, this is every...single...day. Let me introduce you to the MorseLife Stephen and Petra Levin Tower: the latest in luxurious independent retirement living located in Palm Beach, Florida, US.
Happy New Year, Goat Groupies! Here at YGD we are ramping up for another successful year! Our 2018 resolution: continue to push our creative boundaries to inspire you monthly with new designs. Your resolution: design well-rounded environments for your clients. We put together the (un)official YGD project pyramid to ensure your spaces meet the requirements. Steps to a healthier project (according to us!):
Washington, DC, USA may be the historic nation’s capital but the city is breaking ground on innovative workplace designs that are definitely not a thing of the past. 600 Massachusetts Avenue, designed by DC-based architecture and design firm CORE, is described as “Tomorrow’s Workplace, Today”. It is an environment that offers the perks demanded of today’s forward-thinking professionals. CORE captured this ‘city oasis’ by incorporating landscaped terraces, a rooftop garden, state-of-art fitness center and YGD’s organic “Promises Promises” light fixture in the double height atrium. It’s no surprise that CORE chose to collaborate with the Goat because we commit to design, fabrication & installation PROMISES we can keep.
The Young Jewish Professionals, a New York-based nonprofit, has purchased and restored a 1900 Pre-War mansion just east of Union Square which serves as one of the most exclusive gathering and event spaces in the Big Apple. In celebration of the approaching Hanukkah holiday, the interior represents a Festival of Lights in its own right, illuminated with a jaw-dropping sculptural chandelier designed by yours truly.
Dedicated to the creation of beauty, Body by Ravi is a medical practice specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Houston, Texas. Led by Dr. Ravi Somayazula, it was time for their own facelift. Contour Interior Design was called in to head up the interiors and create an elegant transformation. The selected focal feature? Yellow Goat Design’s “Curls Metallica” sitting pretty in the entry. Go ahead…bat those new Latisse eyelashes!
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company that helps patients prevail over serious diseases through discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines. #goals In order to strengthen this aspiring mission, the company needed to re-think their workspace. Not only are they geniuses when it comes to their own industry, they certainly prove brilliant in understanding the value of interior design and its positive impact on the work environment. Offering employees an inspiring workplace is a proven factor in spurring creativity and innovation. To further demonstrate their savviness, they called in the big players- Gensler & YGD- forming an expert team to execute this tall order.
Saks created it’s own shoe zip code (10022-SHOE) and Skittles created the rainbow. YGD created the best of both: a rainbow hippo with boots! Meet Humfrey and his friends Anteater and Seal- Not the Singer: the latest innovative kids play designs from our Rainbow collection. Roadtrip anyone? Head to Saks Fifth Avenue at Tysons Galleria in Washington, DC, USA to taste the Yellow Goat Design rainbow!
“I dreamed all my life of the perfect store for women. Then I saw Neiman Marcus, and my dream came true”. – Edna Woolman Chase, editor of Vogue (1936). We couldn’t agree more, Edna. Our dream came true when Neimans and FRCH Design Worldwide asked us to collaborate on an installation at the White Plains, NY location. Let me introduce you to YGD’s “Shooting Stars” design, suspended and sparkling above Saint Laurent, among other designers, in the exclusive jewelry department.
Designing a space that caters to spring breakers? Check out my top 6 picks for all your crazy cool clients crashing at hotels and resorts worldwide!
Are you at the end of your rope after searching hours on end for the perfect light fixture? Here’s an idea: tie a knot and hang on…you’re about to experience the very best in innovation and design. Introducing YGD’s “Knot”- a jaw-dropping display of large-scale lighting.
In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day, let’s talk love! As many of our readers know, YGD has worked on projects around the world with a client list that is second to none. We love all of our clients…but a few are near and dear to our hearts. I believe one of our US-based clients, The Falls Event Center, would agree that we were truly meant for each other (just as Frank Sinatra says!).
Happy New Year, Readers! It's great to be back in blog action after the holiday break. To kick off 2017, I am sharing YGD's #bestof9 designs. After completing a record-breaking number of projects in 2016, it was definitely difficult choosing only nine. Here's to hoping Instagram increases that number next year...
We know it’s Santa’s busy season…but our goats on the Gold Coast have also been bustling in the workshop! YGD’s HQ, located in Queensland Australia, was commissioned to provide eight of the twelve icons on display at AMP’s Pacific Fair shopping center’s “12 Days of a Gold Coast Christmas”. Contrary to the traditional song, these icons are designed Aussie style! I can’t think of a better way to countdown to Christmas. Palm trees and 80 degrees? Yes please!
Yellow Goat Design introduces you to New York’s finest. Meet Steggo, our 30 foot life-sized dinosaur designed and fabricated for The Dermot Company’s latest development: 21 West End luxury apartments on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. If you want to catch a glimpse…you’ll need to know an insider. Located on the ground floor in the kids play area, NY’s hottest celeb is safe from the flashing lights of the paparazzi.
Eric Carle…the name sounds familiar right? He’s a starchitect in his own right: he designed the classic children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in 1969 that we all know and love. The story is based on the principle of transformation…a concept that we are very familiar with here at YGD (shout out to our multiple product lines: lighting, screens, cirrus, kids play!). Based on Carle’s concept and a new exhibit featuring his work, our “Cocoon” Chair has been born, adding ‘furniture design’ to our ever-expanding list of capabilities.
CetraRuddy, Manhattan based architecture and interior design firm, has cooked up a hot new high-rise in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen. Let me introduce you to 535w43, a site comprised of two 14-story buildings that provide luxury apartment living in the heart of the concrete jungle. This haven features a rooftop garden, skyline views and central courtyard gardens with glass-enclosed walkways that bridge the two buildings.
Do you have a tendency to search for unique lighting options that still make an impact within a $10k budget? I know you’re out there…I received over 12 requests this week from my fellow designers (sending shout outs)! Let me do the leg work for you. I pulled 10 Yellow Goat Design fixtures that each price under $10k, in a mix of materials and aesthetics, to suit all sorts of interiors. Check them out.
Don’t (web) surf away- this is not a geometry lesson. Instead, it IS a lesson on how a beach house can benefit from an array of triangles…and how Yellow Goat Design will nail the right angle for your project (pun intended)! Situated in the ocean town of Trigg outside of Perth in Western Australia, a family commissioned Hillam Architects to design what the architect calls “A stairway to beachside heaven”. The private residence, located on a prominent corner, is inviting for both friends and fanciers.
Lincoln Motor Company just opened its first 5,200-square-foot experience center and let me tell you…it’s a force to be reckoned with. Located at uber-luxurious Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California, the Lincoln Experience Center shares retail space with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and SoulCycle (for any of you that know me personally…this is my idea of a good time). Lincoln took note and seized the opportunity to supply their customer base with an introduction to “The Lincoln Way”, designing a space with sleek architectural accents and a stylish interior.
Hey Yellow Goat Groupies! Nicola here (your US Design Manager). I get this question a LOT: where the heck are you located?! So confusing, I know. Thought I’d take a moment to clear it up. This will be short and sweet… stay tuned for a longer blog on our design process next week!
Here at YGD, we love design and we love our biggest fans (we’re looking at you, readers!). Our focus is not only creating authentic designs but creating and maintaining relationships with our fan base.
Aloft Hotels, a brand of Starwood, describe themselves on their website as “For the traveler open to possibilities…Aloft Hotels is a modern, fresh and fun destination. Aloft is a hotel that celebrates the individual and gives you freedom to control and customize your travel adventure…popping up in the most unexpected places, lighting cities all over the world with a social spark.”
Let’s face it: hospital lighting doesn’t have the best reputation. Describing an interior as “sterile” isn’t exactly a compliment to any space (even for hospitals!). Those typical bright white fluorescent lights aren’t exactly what we would call “welcoming.” Problem is… if medical attention is required, there is no avoiding it. Why do hotels and retail spaces get to have all of the fun?! Not any more (mic drop from the healthcare industry!). Healthcare is bouncing back and Yellow Goat Design is at the forefront of elevating the interior experience for patients and providers alike.
If you don’t try new things, you certainly aren’t going to benefit from them. Sticking to the tried and true can make you feel tired and blue at the end of the day! In terms of design, your project will feel flat and generic if you cling to the cookie cutter concept. Good design, in addition to looking great (obviously), creates a conversation, lends a feeling of distinction and destination and sometimes even causes a good laugh. We think you should go big or go home in your next interior design project.
Simon Mall in Roosevelt Field, NY knows who to call when it comes to original design (Yellow Goat Design obviously!). This super popular shopping center (one of the largest in the US…hello!) is decked out top-to-bottom with YGD’s whimsical lighting and kids’ play designs.
There is a reason the song ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ was so popular that it stayed in our minds forever – and why we say something is “ritzy” when it is classy and glamorous. The Ritz-Carlton hotel brand truly embodies this concept and has done so for decades - their luxury suites have been around since even before the First World War.
Yellow Goat is known for its creative and overly unique designs. Our team of bold thinkers take risks and reap the rewards of being daring and exceptional in the design industry. Our clients know, and have come to expect, that our ideas are different and set their projects apart from the competition.
We don’t mean to brag (or maybe we do), but with several Interior Design “Best of Year” nominations and awards, we like to think of ourselves as true designers and innovators of custom lighting design.
At Yellow Goat, we are always ready to help a brand make a big impact, especially when it comes to interior design. Our unique sculptures, wall creations, and lighting fixtures are the perfect solution for metropolitan companies looking to create a buzz through art.
Yellow Goat Design is one of the leaders in interior lighting, design, and spatial planning. We get a lot of queries and questions from our clientele and are always more than happy to answer them. With that in mind, we thought we would compile the most popular and frequently asked questions into one simple list to help you better understand what we do and how we do it.
Quite often, the most interesting play areas in a hotel, office or retail store do not even look like play areas. A play area that is artistically integrated with the surroundings will be more exciting for the children and easier on the eyes for the adults.
When people stay at a hotel, they expect a different experience from that of their home life. People often enjoy staying in hotels because of their beauty, their luxury, and their presentation. Beyond all of that, one thing that sticks in a guest’s mind after they leave a hotel is the striking interior design – especially the lighting choices. Many hotels are set apart from their competition by having the best custom lighting solutions in their foyers, their lobby, and their waiting areas.
If you’re looking for a way to make a unique statement in your business, lighting is one area where you can afford to be bold. Having a strong artistic statement in your foyer, your lobby, or any other communal space can leave your guests with a lasting impression, and lighting is the key to making any space come alive.