Annapolis-based creative Richard T. Anuszkiewicz takes a fashion-forward approach to design.
“It’s very futuristic, it’s edgy, but the construction of the dresses was very classic,” he says. “When you look at my room, all of the lines are clean, all of the geometries are simplistic in nature.”
Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, executive director of the Kitchen and Bath division for Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects, gives Capitol File an exclusive preview of a fashion-inspired kitchen that will travel the country as part of a showroom for luxury kitchen-and-bath brand DXV.
Tell us about this project. DXV, by American Standard, put together a design panel of four designers, gave them each a decade and a city, and asked them to design a room. Mine is titled “The Concrete Jungle,” and the inspiration is a futuristic, forward-thinking take on New York City in the 1920s.
What’s your process? I listen to music and look at a lot of imagery. A mashup of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” and Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” really inspired me. I’m constantly looking in magazines or on Instagram at different fashion houses. I love Tom Ford, because he always has this smoky, elegant vibe. That was a feeling I wanted—a masculine space that would be interesting for the idea of entertainment and nightlife.
Who else inspires you? Olivier Rousteing, the creative director at Balmain, is always pushing the boundaries. He does a great job of taking something classic but putting this huge twist on it