Author Roger Thomas, with Jonah Lehrer, Foreword by Cindy Allen, Contributions by Christopher Knight
A sumptuous presentation of the extraordinary hotel casino design of AD100 interior designer Roger Thomas, who has conceived some of the most spectacular interiors in the gaming world.
Thomas has transformed Las Vegas casinos from low-ceilinged, claustrophobic mazes into luxury interiors adorned with antiques, fine fabrics, and custom fittings for Wynn Resorts. His maximalist interiors summon drama, joy, mystery, surprise, and more.
This dazzling book’s essays discuss these emotional design themes and the alluring configurations of Thomas’s resort spaces. The profiled hotel and casino interiors (the properties of Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, Encore Macau, Wynn Palace Cotai, and Encore Boston Harbor) include grand lobbies, gaming rooms, restaurants and bars, and hotel guestrooms and suites. Outrageous accents abound, among them giant lampshades festooned with lacquer tassels and shimmering gold drapery that frames a garden view. For Thomas, inspiration for his resorts begins at home; he shares insights from designing his own houses in Venice, Italy, the San Francisco Bay area, and Las Vegas. This gold-embellished tome is for fans of fantasy and luxury design.
About The Author
Roger Thomas began working with Steve Wynn in 1980, designing such resort destinations as the Mirage and the Bellagio. He also created the Roger Thomas Collection, a furniture and products line, with over eighteen licensees. Roger and his projects have received significant international coverage and numerous awards, including Architectural Digest AD100, Interior Design Hall of Fame, World Market Icon, and Hospitality Design Platinum Circle.
Cindy Allen is the editor and chief of Interior Design magazine.
Christopher Knight is the Los Angeles Times art critic.