Our images and text, below, were published in Canadian Interiors:
In the 1960s Clairtone Sound Corporation’s Project G, with the globe-shaped speakers set off from the central console, was the de rigueur stereo for the sophisticated bachelor pad (Frank Sinatra and Hugh Hefner had one). The Design Exchange celebrated the launch of the exhibit and book titled The Art of Clairtone, marking the short-lived company’s 50th anniversary.
National Post columnist Sondra Gotlieb; her son-in-law Rob Deckson, managing director at advertising agency MDC Partners; Kelvin Browne, Post columnist and managing director, Institute of Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum; and Doug Pepper, president and publisher, McClelland & Stewart, publisher of the Clairtone book.
Former Maclean’s editor Peter C. Newman and Susan Reisler, partner at PR firm Media Profile.
Anouk Malavoy, account manager at Astley Gilbert, printer of the evening’s programs, greets her former prof, Janice Gross Stein, founding director of the Munk Institute for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
DX president and CEO Samantha Sannella, and The Art of Clairtone co-authors Rachel Gotlieb and Nina Munk with Clairtone co-founder and Barrick Gold supremo Peter Munk.
Beverly Hori, senior associate, director of interior design, Bregman + Hamann Architects; and Fabiana Stubrich, business development, Knoll.