Monday, July 6, 2009

Designer Spotlight: Dennis Design Group Designing Alice Cooper

The creative force behind what may seem an odd juxtaposition at first - Shock Rock and 'Green' design - Dennis Design Group proves that modern glamour includes using a little eyeliner and massive amounts of design savvy.

What was your first rock concert? (If it’s embarrassing, you can plead the 5th)?
Dennis: Ratt opened for Motley Crue in an outdoor venue. It was raining all day and right before the show opened, lighting hit the tower in the audience that was suppose to shine light on the band. They couldn't have bought a better special effect!
Casey: Okay so the chronology is a little foggy in the haze, but I think my first Rock Concert was Korn. Sugar Ray was the opener, and this was before they turned all OC bar band, they were heavy Goth rock!! That's right, I think it was 1993.

What was the first record or CD that you ever bought?

Dennis: I bought a 45 of 'Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk'. I think I followed it up with 8675 309.
Casey: Well, it was tapes at the time and they were a gift, The Beatles Yellow Submarine and Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. The first tape I bought was Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and first CD was Crash Test Dummies! Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmm........

What inspired you to get involved in this project?
Dennis: It only made sense to match the leaders in green building with the leaders in green interior design!
Casey: With a theatrical and musical background, this project combines my worlds! With this design I get to fuse my passions, and create an iconic Rock Star interior! It is equally an opportunity to showcase the fact that Green Design can be glamorous. Responsibility does not have to minimize luxury and style.

Why Alice Cooper?
Dennis: Alice Cooper is a ROCK GOD and it didn't hurt that Brook Casey is very good friends with him. In addition to being able to dress our space with his personal effects, we might be able to get him to show up at the opening!!
Casey: Alice Cooper is a legend. He is the pioneer of Shock Rock, and continues to give his audiences a memorable theatrical experience. His music and shows have inspired many generations of artists, including myself! With having the pleasure of knowing, and working with
Alice Cooper, I am taking this opportunity to celebrate his career and showcase his theatricality in a sophisticated Shock Rock interior!

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