Meet the Honorary Committee
Nathalie De Gunzburg
Nathalie de Gunzburg has assembled an important collection of art from the late nineteenth century through the present day. Mrs. de Gunzburg is a member of the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, a supporter of the Jewish Museum and Lenox Hill Hospital; and a Trustee of Musicians on Call. Raised in France, Mrs. de Gunzburg completed political science studies, followed by a finance degree, at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion. She moved to New York eight years ago.
Paul Arnhold is a celebrated glassblower and the founder of Paul Arnhold Glass in NYC. His passion for creating unique, whimsical handblown glass vessels has earned him international acclaim. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue. Paul graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, combining his artistic vision with a strong entrepreneurial foundation. Committed to enriching the arts community, he chairs the Young Fellows of the Frick Collection and serves as a trustee of the Whitney Museum. Paul resides in New York City with his husband, son, and daughter.
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Beth Rudin DeWoody, daughter of the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin and the late Gladyce Begelman, is a native of New York. Ms. DeWoody has curated many shows for several different art galleries between New York City, New Orleans, London and Vermont. Ms. DeWoody has a private art space called The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach which opened in 2017 and displays works from her collection. Ms. DeWoody’s board affiliations include the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New School, Parsons, and the Hammer Museum.
Regarded as the "eyes of Bergdorf Goodman," Linda Fargo is responsible for spotting trends and shaping the visual identity of the storied and opulent New York department store. Since 1996, Linda has held various roles at Bergdorf Goodman, from Window & Visual Director to overseeing Store Design and re-envisioning the store. Known for her discerning taste, she also holds the role of Bergdorf Women's Fashion Director. Linda's influence continues to change and impact the industry overall, and has served to elevate the reputation of Bergdorf Goodman for 25 years.
A born and raised New Yorker, Wendy Goodman began her career as a freelance stylist working for Interview Magazine andThe New York Times Magazine, writing, producing and styling stories. She went on to become fashion editor at New York Magazine before transitioning to design editing, scouting, producing and writing stories. She continues this work today at New York and Curbed as design editor. She is the author of two books: The World of Gloria Vanderbilt and May I Come In? and co-author of Tony Duquette with Hutton Wilkinson, all published by Abrams Books.
Julie Hillman’s approach to designing residential spaces focuses on a thoughtful curation of collectible items that speak to both the client’s interests and her eclectic aesthetic. She cultivates a creative dialogue between the architects, artisans, and craftsmen to ensure that each home tells its own story. She believes there should be harmony in every room between decorative and functional arts. Julie’s goal is to help each home possess a distinctive, timeless, and unique style that is not based on specific criteria, but on the collaborative vision of designer and client.
A passionate advocate of high standards and flawless service, hotelier and restaurateur Jeff Klein began his work in the luxury hospitality industry at the Gotham Hospitality Group. In 2000 he embarked on a venture of his own, launching the stylish City Club in New York City. In addition to City Club, the hotel’s award-winning DB Bistro Moderne, with Executive Chef Daniel Boulud, also received rave reviews. Praised by The New York Times and New York Post, and recipient of the prestigious James Beard Foundation award, DB Bistro immediately became a hit among locals and guests.
David Netto is a Los Angeles-based interior designer and writer. He has written on architecture and design for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Cabana, and other publications, and he currently writes the “Case Studies” column for Town & Country. He is the author of monographs on François Catroux and Stephen Sills, and his interiors have appeared in Vogue, ELLE Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Town & Country, and Veranda. A book representing 20 years of his own designs was published this fall with Vendome.
Suchi Reddy founded Reddymade in 2002 with an approach to design that privileges the emotional quality of human engagement with space. Guided by the mantra “form follows feeling,” her work employs a research-focused design strategy that looks at the intersection of neuroscience, art, and architecture, and the impact of environments on our brains and bodies. Working towards a larger idea of design justice, she is dedicated to expanding our notions of empathy, equity, and agency—where the importance of design is recognized as an asset for the benefit of all, not just for some.
Laura De Gunzburg
Paris-born, NYC-raised, London-based Laura de Gunzburg has held influential positions at Miami’s The Margulies Collection, Sotheby’s and NYC’s Pace Gallery. Currently, she serves as Director of Membership for The Cultivist, the art world's preeminent private club providing members with seamless access to fairs, events, and exhibitions across the globe. She is also the founder and chair of Dia Art Foundation Contemporary Associates, and co-chair at the CFDA Fashion Trust.
Guillaume Coutheillas is a Paris-born interior designer and branding expert and the Founder of frenchCALIFORNIA, a globally minded interior design and branding studio creating unmatched commercial and residential interiors. frenchCALIFORNIA’s interior design capabilities include turnkey residential renovations and interior furnishings, art curation, concept development, creative direction, model residence staging, commercial, exhibition and commercial design and FF&E selection. frenchCALIFORNIA also has a Graphic Design and Branding studio.
Christina Ohly Evans
Christina has been a writer with the Financial Times since 2011. She started contributing to How to Spend It while living in London and transitioned to the US Correspondent role in 2013. Previously, Christina was an Editor for Daily Candy in both New York and London, and was also a Vice President for Creative Content for iVillage and Oxygen Media - both content companies geared towards women. She also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the LA-based Internet incubator, idealab. Christina graduated from Williams College with a BA in the History of Art and now lives in NYC.
Although famously a longtime collector of Radical Italian furniture and design from the 1960s and 70s, Dennis Freedman's eye for aesthetics and knack for discovering new artists transcends genre. Formerly the Creative Director of W Magazine and Creative Director for iconic department store Barney's New York, Freedman now serves as a creative consultant whose clients run the gamut, including brands and organizations in the art, fashion, media, and design industries. He has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Artnet, WWD, and Business of Fashion.
Gabriel Hendifar co-founded APPARATUS in 2012 and serves as Artistic Director and CEO, leading all aspects of creative and business development. Prior to founding APPARATUS, Gabriel spent over a decade working alongside fashion entrepreneurs and Artistic Directors. Holding both creative and tactical roles, he honed his awareness of the critical balance between artistic expression and function in a design-led organization. He also trained in music, interior design, costume design and scenography – from these experiences he brings a wide range of artistic and technical references to his work.
As the go-to interiors stylist for the world’s leading brands and publications, Colin King has defined the style of modern American design. His success as founder of Colin King Studio speaks to the awareness that he brings to his practice — a dancer’s understanding of the power in stillness. King is a regular contributing stylist to publications including Architectural Digest, T Magazine, Elle Decor, and Ark Journal. King additionally has his own celebrated product lines with the Morocco-based Beni Rugs and the Scandinavian design shop MENU, with more in the works.
A former editor for Architectural Digest and Elle Decor, Carlos Mota is now a creative consultant, leveraging his vast experience in styling, interior design, product design and advertisement campaigns. Mota has made his mark through his editorial work producing and styling feature stories for major design and shelter magazines. He is a consultant and producer of special events for select clients and organizations. He has authored many books including “Cheap & Chic,” “A Touch of Style,” and “G: Forever Green.” He has just launched a home decor website, CASAMOTA.COM.
Dr. Daniella Ohad
Dr. Daniella Ohad is a design historian, connoisseur, educator, curator, writer, talk show hostess, and influencer who received her PhD from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. Her commitment to modern design history includes work in education about design culture, history and theory, interiors, material culture, contemporary design, connoisseurship, and the decorative arts. She has been a member of various acquisition committees in NYC museums, and her blog Daniella on Design attracts hundreds of thousands of readers weekly.
Lizzie Tisch started her career in the insurance and banking industries before focusing her efforts in the fashion arena. A member of Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame and a Contributing Editor to Town & Country, Tisch was a co-founder of the beloved shopping destination, Suite 1521. She supports many nonprofit organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Citymeals on Wheels and as a member of the Board of Trustees for New York–Presbyterian Hospital. Tisch also works with Hudson Yards arts center, The Shed.