Our first NYC event at the Marlton Hotel

We Love Stefano Tonchi

By Ambra Medda

Yesterday evening we hosted our first  event in NY in honor of my friend Stefano Tonchi. Stefano has been a long-standing supporter of design and someone who has constantly added to the cultural discourse surrounding fashion, design, and architecture. As W Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Stefano sheds light on some of the most talented creatives today. And he's been a major light in the broader cultural and fashion scenes for decades; previous stints include roles at Esquire, the Sunday Times Magazine, and even as the creator and Editor-in-Chief of T Magazine. I find him to be incredibly smart, charming and undoubtedly one the chicest men I know. He can't help but add an element of glamour everywhere he goes.

We had a wonderful evening, and welcomed a fantastically diverse group of friends together to honor Stefano—photographers, designers, gallerists, interior decorators, writers, and more—to the newly opened Marlton hotel, which was a perfect venue: stylish, cozy and great food and drinks.

Ambra Medda, Stefano Tonchi

Mark Sanders, Francesca Amfitheatrof Mark Sanders and Francesca Amfitheatrof.

Sarah Medford, Amy Lau Sarah Medford and Amy Lau.

Jamie Drake Jamie Drake.

Alex Zubillaga, Lyor Cohen Alex Zubillaga and Lyor Cohen.

Lyor-Cohen, Stefano Tonchi, Brooke Neidich Lyor Cohen, Stefano Tonchi, and Brooke Neidich.

Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture.

Daniel Neidich Daniel Neidich.

Sean MacPherson, Andre Saraiva Sean MacPherson and Andre Saraiva.

Claire Distenfeld, Fivestory Claire Distenfeld of Fivestory.

Ana Kraš Ana Kraš.

Richard Pandiscio, Todd Eberle Richard Pandiscio and Todd Eberle.

Caroline Ventura, Andre Blas Caroline Ventura and Andre Blas.

Tatiana Sprick Tatiana Sprick.

Pilar Valadas, Ambra Medda Pilar Viladas.

Jamie Zigelbaum, Martian Mulder Jamie Zigelbaum and Martien Mulder.

Wava Carpenter, editor in chief Wava Carpenter, our wonderful editor in chief.

Susan Ainsworth Susan Ainsworth.

Richard Brown Richard Brown.

Anna Carnick Anna Carnick.

Ambra Medda, Suzanne Demisch Suzanne Demisch.

Ambra Medda, Stefano Tonchi, David Maupin Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin.


* Photographs taken by Angela Pham from Billy Farrell Agency.

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      Ambra Medda

      Ambra is a passionate, seasoned curator, who facilitates great design through innovative collaborations between designers, artists, brands, and institutions. Among many other things.

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