Behind the Scenes with Annie Leibovitz and Eric Chang
Hellman-Chang is pleased to announce that Eric Chang was personally selected and photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the global re-branding campaign of Swiss bank, UBS. The campaign serves to encourage investors to ask about Life’s Big Questions, which is in line with their new tag line “Together, we can find an answer.” Ms. Leibovitz’s incomparable portraiture seeks to contemporize and create a human connection with the world’s top ranked wealth management bank.
Hellman-Chang has moved in Southern California to the Thomas Lavin Showroom in both Los Angeles and Laguna Beach. Over the years, Mr. Lavin has built a brand around quality, luxury, and service that is unmatched in LA. His recent expansion into Laguna Beach offers an ever greater presence for the exquisite lines he represents. Hellman-Chang is proud to now be a part of their family, and is looking forward to growing with this preeminent brand.
This past Winter, Hellman-Chang participated in the festivities of Design Miami and Art Basel by speaking on an exclusive panel celebrating Warhol’s first pop-up exhibit during Miami’s Design and Art week. VIP panelists included celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud, Eric Shiner – president of the Warhol Museum, Amelia Manderschield from Christie’s, Matthew Von Ertfelda, Vice President for Marriot, and our own co-founder and creative director, Eric Chang.
Hellman-Chang is proud to announce a partnership with The Bright Group. Joining other esteemed lines like Jonathan Browning, Fuse Lighting and Maxine Snider, Hellman-Chang will find a new home at the Bright Group’s showrooms in New York (New York Design Center, Suite 902) and Chicago (Merchandise Mart, Suite 6-166).
This year’s Design on a Dime was a smashing success for some of New York’s top designers. The star-studded event took place Thursday, April 12th, and has raised over $7 million since its 2005 for its charity, Housing Works. Interior design firm Marks & Frantz, set decorators for both Sex and the City motion pictures, was selected to make their own vignette, which they fittingly named, “Carrie’s Closet.” Lydia Marks came back to Hellman-Chang, whom she worked with in decorating Carrie and Big’s iconic bedroom in Sex and the City 2, for luxurious pieces to anchor the vignette. On display were the Z Side Table and the Z Round Table, both in Deep Sapele High Polish. These glitzy pieces showed off some of the world’s finest fabrics and jewelry, surely rounding out what Carrie’s closet would look like today. In between the tables sat Marks and Frantz’s own piece, the Carrie Settee, which will be part of a capsule collection manufactured and distributed by celebrated American furniture brand, Edward Farrell + Louis Mittman.
As Easter draws to a close, so too does the first ever Big Faberge Egg Hunt in New York City. An annual London Staple, this year’s egg hunt has been an astounding success in New York for its residents and tourists alike. Over 200 eggs were hidden all over the city, designed by such artists and pop-icons as Zaha Hadid, Ralph Lauren, Jeff Koons, to Marchesa and Terry Richardson. Hellman-Chang was honored to have been selected to fabricate an Egg, and as such, we were inspired by what all eggs represent: the promise and beauty of what’s inside.