Best known for his glamorous, irreverent, and layered interiors, architect and interior designer William T. Georgis will be at The Wolfsonian on October 18 for a reception and book signing to celebrate the recent publication of the first monograph on his work, Make It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis (The Monacelli Press, 2013, $50).
“I love to shock,” he says in Make It Fabulous, which features sixteen residential projects designed to incorporate significant art collections. The title derives from what he says his clients often tell him: “Just make it fabulous.”
Examples? A New York City powder room lined with bullet-riddled mirrored panels for that film noir look. A dining room in which a Roman bust of Heracles is paired with—and in dialogue with—a nineteenth-century French crucifix. “You have to be able to coax a meaning from the dialogue that goes beyond visual splendor…There has to be an intelligent component,” Georgis says in an article in Introspective Magazine.