Friday, May 15, 2009
The Redd Review
Reared in Atlanta, Redd arrived in New York to attend NYU, where he majored in film. After graduating, he worked for uptown antiques maestro John Rosselli before taking a job with Rosselli's wife, noted interior designer Bunny Williams. After spending five years at Bunny Williams Inc., Redd went off on his own in 1999, founding Miles Redd LLC and earning acclaim for his ornate, 1930s Hollywood aesthetic.
Over the past few years, he's worked on socialite Allison Sarofim's townhouse in the Village, novelist Tom Dolby's West Village pad, and a duplex for former New York editor Shyama Patel and her financier husband, Nick Brumm. In 2003, Redd was tapped to serve as creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home, a partnership between the famed designer and Century Furnishings. Many of the items in the collection are reproductions of furniture found in de la Renta's homes in New York, Connecticut and the Dominican Republic, but Redd has also designed a number of pieces himself in collaboration with de la Renta.
This is for you Tony,