David Rockwell designed the 2014 AD Greenroom, integrating select pieces of Barlas Baylar’s work into the backstage Oasis
New York, NY – Hudson Furniture, the NYC studio created by pioneering designer Barlas Baylar, will help shape the atmosphere of the 2014 Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Oscars. The AD Greenroom, which provides a calming offstage refuge for Hollywood luminaries, changes with every ceremony; this year, the room featured a gallery of archival imagery from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences selected by AD100 architect David Rockwell and actress Susan Sarandon. Hudson will contribute 25 pieces to the AD Greenroom, each of which was chosen for the way it balances fluid, arresting lines with intricately tooled materials (like bronze and wood) from the natural world.
Balance is one of the things that makes Hudson’s collection so remarkable. Barlas Baylar, the driving force behind Hudson Furniture, has long been known for his ability to integrate numerous aesthetic influences in graceful, self-contained pieces. Collectors admire his work for its concurrent evocations of modernism, cubism, art deco, and high fashion. He has a talent for finding harmony in unlikely combinations, and that talent makes his vision ideal for the Oscars Greenroom—which, after all, is a place of retreat for high-profile stars on a night they’re meant to be seen.
About Hudson Furniture. Hudson Furniture is a premier designer of custom work for architectural spaces. The designs of Barlas Baylar are internationally recognized for their uniqueness and innovative character.