Suzanne Lovell Inc

Editor’s Letters

January 2018 Editor’s Letter

January 05, 2018

2017 was such an incredible year for opportunity. As we reflect back on projects and acquisitions from last year, we remain hopeful that 2018 will be just as fruitful and rewarding. Golf cottages, full-floor penthouses, and even a large Michigan lake house filled our days with architecture and design.

Throughout 2017 our work took us across the country and as far as Casa de Campo on the stunning southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. We have integrated landscape architecture into our projects with great enthusiasm as we see our clients experience both indoor and outdoor rooms for living. We are thrilled to be working with the wonderful Best in Pro Group team and look forward to our next project together!

Construction is still underway at this full-floor penthouse in Naples, Florida. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

A richly textured material palette from our Naples penthouse project. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

We are delighted to be working on several apartments at 9 W. Walton Street, a superb condominium property developed by jdl.

A proposed material palette embracing color and texture for one of our 9 W. Walton Street clients. Image courtesy of our Instagram.

Our clients take us from coast to coast for unique projects. Out East we have completed several properties in New York, including apartments in Manhattan.

On the West Coast we have pitched work for an extraordinary property in La Jolla, California, in addition to numerous gallery and studio visits. We have also been fortunate to pitch work in Boca Raton, Florida.

In the world of design furniture, we have made some very bold moves! We are currently working with gifted designers across the world, placing their creations or making custom pieces specifically for our clients’ needs.

Studio Job, Pyramids of Makkum, 2008. Hand-painted earthenware and faience, 63″ H X 19.7″ W X 19.7″ D.

We have purchased Studio Job’s Pyramids of Makkum ceramic as an edition in 2008. We have placed the exquisite Taj Mahal table with our Naples client, also by Studio Job.

Studio Job, Taj Mahal table, 2013. Limited edition of 8 + 3 AP. Patinated and polished bronze, 29.1″ H X 32.7″ W X 32.7″D. Image courtesy of Pinterest.

We have commissioned a completely unique design from the talented David Wiseman. David is creating for us a large-scale custom bronze and porcelain installation that wraps more than 30 feet throughout the penthouse of our Naples project.

A view into the studio of David Wiseman. Image courtesy of Instagram.

The Irish furniture designer and maker, Joseph Walsh, has sculpted in walnut and ebonized lacquer, the Erosion Table VI, and 4 Enignum Chairs VIII, for a sophisticated residence here in Chicago.

Joseph Walsh, Erosion Table VI, and pair of Enignum Chairs VIII. Shown at Sarah Myerscough Gallery at The Salon Art + Design fair. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc. while attending the fair.

Fine Art has had us at many galleries and shows around the country, with super exciting auction participation and secondary sales as well.  We had a few very large purchases of American Impressionist works by Frieseke as well as works by Renoir and Chagall.

Frederick Carl Frieseke, Gray Day on the River, circa 1908. Oil on canvas, 26″ H X 32″ W. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s [Lot 48].

Marc Chagall, Lune rousse au Cap d’Antibes, 1969. Oil, pastel, and watercolor on paper, 24.25″ H X 19″ W. Image courtesy of Christie’s [Lot 139].

Contemporary artists we have purchased include Ori Gersht, Ross Bleckner, John Buck, Sam Moyer, Juame Plensa, Lincoln Schatz, Erik Madigan Heck, Candida Hoeffer again, and Japanese ceramicist, Fujino Sachiko.

Fujino Sachiko, Flower-inspired white and gray matte-glazed sculpture with curling  attached petals in tinted yellow, 2017. Stoneware with white and gray matte glazes, 14.5″ X 15″ X 14.5.” This Georgia O’Keefe-like sculpture stopped us in our tracks at The Salon Art + Design fair. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

We also installed a couple of Moss Children by Kim Simonsson from Jason Jacques Gallery along with etchings by John Buck. The Moss Children sit atop the mantel inside the Great Room. The Great Room, shown while under construction, offers pool and private beach access as well as spectacular lake views.

Our team also installed an extensive collection of David Hockney’s portraiture in a Chicago residence. This installation was very intentionally planned to allow for visibility and enjoyment of all the artworks within the client’s collection.

David Hockney, Red Celia, 1984. 37.5″ H X 29″W. Shown above a beautiful walnut and brass commode by Giovanni Gariboldiour at our Gold Coast Penthouse client’s residence. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

And, probably the biggest news of all is our full office renovation which we plan to unveil with an Open House in early 2018!!

We reconfigured our department offices and shifted the orientation of our main office space. Our “new” office boasts sleek white surfaces with an abundance of work tables and pin up boards for our work. Even though it is the exact same space we all marvel at how much larger it now feels.

A peek into our newly renovated office space before our office holiday party. Image courtesy of Suzanne Lovell Inc.

This will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the life of Suzanne Lovell Inc.  Throughout the year, we will be inviting artists & galleries from around the world to display specific artworks within our Studio.

We are thrilled to announce that this “By Invitation Only” Series will begin with the photography of artist Lincoln Schatz.  He will share his images of Alaska as well as Lake Michigan.

Lincoln Schatz, Portrait of Glaciers: Mendenhall + Herbert 1, 2010. Archival UltraChrome inkjet print, framed, 64.5 x 43. Edition of 7. Image courtesy of Lincoln Schatz Studio.

We would like to thank our clients and supporters who helped to make 2017 so noteworthy. We look forward to new projects and new chapters at Suzanne Lovell Inc. and invite you to follow our blog and on Instagram!