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November 2013
This Week in NYC: One Beautiful Show Opens, and Another One Closes


Best & Company’s "holiday elves" have had a busy November, decking halls and spiffing up interior spaces in time for some very special events. We hope you’ll enjoy this sneak peak at what we’ve been up to behind the scenes this month—and let us know what we can do for YOU during this season of celebration and transformation.

Last Chance to View the Gilded Apple…and Other Fantasies


Best & Company NYC’s talented millwork fabrication and installation crews had an opportunity to work their magic at Sotheby’s New York, this month. (That's us, behind the scenes, above.)


Under the direction of curators Paul Kasmin and Michael Shvo and New York landscape designer Kimberly von Koontz, we helped to create a midnight garden setting that brings 36 Surrealist sculptures by the extraordinary Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne to life in an imaginary garden built in S | 2, the private sale gallery and exhibition space of Sotheby’s worldwide headquarters at 1334 York Avenue.


If you have not had a chance to experience this magical exhibition, which closes today, you can catch a glimpse of Les Lalanne: The Poetry of Sculpture via Sotheby’s online catalogue and free iPad app. 

A Holiday Show House—Wrapped in Pink Ribbons


Best & Company’s general contracting teams were delighted to number among the professionals invited to participate in the 6th annual Holiday House NYC, an interior design and entertaining showcase to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event promotes two passions of founder Iris Danker, a 16-year breast cancer survivor: 1) a love of interior design and 2) a dedication to helping women in crisis get the care they need.


This year’s event, inside the storied Academy Mansion at 2 East 63rd Street, features the work of some of the top talent in New York architecture, design, and entertaining—including Mario Buatta, Campion Platt, Christopher Hyland, Cullman and Kravis…oh, and the team from Best & Company, who made a special cameo appearance inside the mansion’s Art Deco-inspired "Ladies’ Lounge," designed by Franklin Eighth, to paper, paint, plaster, and install new lighting. (What…you seriously thought elves did this stuff?  Dear Friends:  Nothing magical happens without contractors!)


Holiday House NYC is open to the public from today through December 18 (11 AM to 5 PM), with special events on Thursday evenings (except Thanksgiving). Learn more, here.

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