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David Stark is a renowned, New York based event producer as well as President and Creative Director of David Stark Design and Production. This full-service event design and planning firm is celebrated for the innovative, imaginative events it creates for a wide range of high-wattage celebrity clients such as Beyoncé Knowles and Jon Stewart, major corporations such as Target, TBS and Condé Nast, as well as high-visibility fund-raising galas for the nation's most elite not-for-profit organizations including The Museum of Modern Art and The Robin Hood Foundation.

In April 2010, Stark released his latest book, David Stark Design; a visually stunning monograph that documents David Stark Design and Production’s design philosophies, conceptual process, and breadth of work put forth since the Company’s inception in 2005. The book was published by Monacelli Press. His previous books include Napkins with a Twist (Artisan, 2006), To Have & to Hold: Magical Wedding Bouquets (Artisan, 2005), and Wild Flowers: Projects and Inspirations (Clarkson Potter).

In May 2010, Stark partnered with West Elm to debut The (purely paper) Flower Shoppe at their Broadway location in New York City. As his third collaboration with West Elm, Stark showcased flora, gardening tools, and plants made entirely from paper collected from books on the streets of New York. For two days only, the public was able to visit the installation where even the walls were constructed of paper and purchase the eco-friendly masterpieces Stark is known for.

Stark’s first product line, a holiday decorating collection with West Elm, debuted in stores late summer 2009. Inspired by Stark’s trademark approach of turning everyday materials into glamorous and unexpected installations, the collection included ornaments, garlands, table décor, and other elements made from natural, recycled, and eco-friendly materials. This summer, Stark collaborates again with West Elm for a collection that debuted at the end of March.

CBS’ The Early Show, The Today Show, The View, and Martha Stewart are several television shows that often call upon David to serve as a guest expert on décor, party planning, holiday decorating and home planting projects. David and his work are often featured in publications including the New York Times, ELLE DECOR, Glamour, Interior Design, In Style, House Beautiful and Town & Country, as well as on a number of design-focused blogs.

Check out the David Stark Design and Production website at www.davidstarkdesign.com

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CoffeeTalk: Evan Roth

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 4:38 PM

I've always thought of technology as one of the tools in the tool chest when creating, and I'm admittedly not so tech savvy, so I rely on a great team to harness technology to elicit magical results. One of the artists that I've long marveled at whom always creates huge...

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Coffee Talk: Kelly Behun

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 7:07 PM

The work of the interior designer is so much harder than that of the event designer. Why? Our clients go on a fun, creative journey with us when we plan and design their events, BUT they only need to commit to the look and feel of their party worlds for...

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An Interview With Nathan Vincent, Crochet Artist Who Transforms The Medium In Unexpected Ways (PHOTOS)

(40) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 1:51 PM

A bunch of years ago, there were two shows back to back at the Museum of Arts and Design that really wowed me. Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting was a two part exhibition in which contemporary artists used "fiber in unexpected and unorthodox ways." Growing up...

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Migguel Anggelo: A Real Artist

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 11:37 AM

I am fascinated and inspired by real artists -- real artists who are not driven by money, ladder climbing or trends, but are focused on their unique visions regardless of what the world thinks. These people create simply because they have to. Migguel Anggelo is such an artist....

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Special Delivery

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 4:15 PM

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I'm a little back-logged in sharing what we have been up to since there's been a whole lot going on, but at the end of February, we had the great pleasure of spending time in Toronto with our buddies from Target and a whole...
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NRDC Gala: What Are You a Part of?

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 9:03 PM

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A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of re-inventing the NRDC's annual Forces For Nature Gala at the Museum of Natural History, and it could not have been a more fitting location to raise awareness and funds for the incredible work that...

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OMG: It Looks Just Like the Rendering: American Friends of the Israel Museum Gala

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 1:49 PM

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Two weeks ago we were back at Cipriani 42nd street for the American Friends of the Israel Museum's gala, and contemporary art was the artistic muse of the night. If you have never been to the Museum, it is...

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A Banquet Fit for a King (or the Metropolitan Opera!)

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 6:22 PM

Every fall for the last bunch of years, we have designed the Metropolitan Opera's Gala Celebration to mark the opening of its fall season. It's both a huge honor and a huge responsibility to create something of the stature and enormity of the company's storied productions. Within the same enormous...

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OMG. It (Usually!) Looks Just Like the Rendering: New Yorkers for Children

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 1:55 AM

When we finally get to event day, stand back, and take in what we've created, we are always surprised and delighted by how closely the installation resembles the initial renderings we've created for our clients. Case in point, we have partnered with the wonderful organization, New Yorkers for...

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Flash Back/Fast Forward: The Huffington Post's Game Changers

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2011 | 11:33 AM

Recently I was looking through the backlog of event images we've got piling up here and found photos from one of my favorite 2010 projects: The Huffington Post's Game Changers Celebration. Kicked off last year with great fanfare, this honor was bestowed on "100 innovators, mavericks, visionaries, and...

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Transforming the Mundane and Common Into Something Sublimely Stylish

(4) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 7:13 PM

Over the past year, I had the pleasure of taking a walk down my very own personal "event-planning-memory-lane" while creating a monograph of our event design work, David Stark Design (2010, The Monacelli Press).

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While working...

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OMG! It Looks Just Like the Rendering : Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Ball

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 7:06 PM

My pals and I ushered in the start of a "New Day," Obama-Style at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. this past Monday and WOW, what a wild ride it was! 


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