THE REBELS 2014 JUDGE – YABU PUSHELBERG
AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR DESIGN DUO
From legendary retail destinations like Bergdorf Goodman to hotels including Public Chicago and W Times Square, designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg are renowned for their elegant, sensitive approach towards contemporary interiors. With studios in New York and Toronto, they have been honoured with the Platinum Circle Award for their exceptional achievement in the hospitality industry as well as the James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in restaurant design. George and Glenn were named Designer of the Year by Contract magazine and have been inducted into the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame. Their most recent project, collaborating with Ian Schrager on the London EDITION, made waves with its combination of classic opulence and modern design. The pair are currently working on the New York and Miami versions of the brand.
ON TRAVEL: “’Boutique’ hotels are no longer relevant. Travellers don’t think that way any more – brands maybe do, but that is changing. People are looking for hotel experiences that reflect the life they want to lead. That’s what makes a great contemporary hotel.”