Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tony Baratta New York Apartment..

Tony Baratta of Diamond Baratta design is a conundrum: we had real fun interviewing him because he’s given to loud bursts of infectious laughter, giving us the kind of un-canned answers that we love. The hilarious pictures in their book, "All-American, The Exhuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta," of he and his long-time business partner, Bill Diamond variously posing on giraffe-print thrones or looking coy in silk pyjamas, would indicate that neither of them take themselves too seriously—at least this was our interpretation of those pictures—(you have to see them!) And yet for all that showiness and the assuredly bold designs for which Diamond Baratta is known, ultimately Tony came across as a thinker—and something of a loner.