For the second year in a row, the entry to the Fall Antiques Show was conceptualized and designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. John Ike, Tom Kligerman, and Joel Barkley opened design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley (IKB) twenty-five years ago, and today they operate offices in New York City and San Francisco. The firm has designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.
Widely recognized for innovative residential design, the firm's projects are featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, and other national publications, and have been awarded the prestigious Julia Morgan and Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, as well as continuous recognition on the AD 100 list from Architectural Digest.
The first IKB monograph Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) will be followed on October 13 by The New Shingled House (The Monacelli Press, 2015): John Ike, Tom Kligerman and Joel Barkley believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything. The shingle style captures particularly American values: freedom and informality, individualism, and a certain energetic restlessness. For this distinguished design firm, the study and application of shingle architecture spurs creativity, enabling new answers to old questions, and opening one’s mind as well as one’s eyes. The New Shingled House presents 14 residences different and distinct from one another - all inspired by the best of tradition and the best of modernity.
IKB explains the design concept behind the 2015 SFFAS entry as follows:
“At Ike Kligerman Barkley, the Shingle Style is our muse —we look for new ways to re-imagine this iconic American style. On the occasion of our second book, The New Shingled House, we drew on the crisp geometry of origami to create a series of porches at the entrance to the Fall Antiques Show. Folded planes of cedar shingle support a timber pergola—creating shingle-framed stages for the interior designers to display their finds from the exhibitors' array. These porches welcome the visitor, creating a hospitable pause before entering the show—our entrance becomes the front garden. An allée of trees in raised planters and an edging of boxwood graciously complete the scene.”
Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, declares:
“I am delighted to have such a stunning entrance this year, walking us through a park-like setting designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. Reviving the designers' vignettes is a highlight as three creative firms, Fisher Weisman, Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey deSousa showcase the passage of time and the timelessness of art and antiques.”
Ike Kligerman Barkley and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show wish to thank the following for their contributions to the Fall Antiques Show entry:
Mr. Pete Moffat, Pete Moffat Construction
Mr. Bob Truax, Truax Design
Mr. Vince Kilduff, Interior Plant