Make Room Designer Spotlight: Mark Burgess, Paul Udris, and Edie Sebesta

Make Room Designer Spotlight: Mark Burgess, Paul Udris, and Edie Sebesta

American Craft Show in St. Paul

Published on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Meet Mark Burgess, Paul Udris, and Edie Sebesta

Mark Burgess, Paul Udris, and Edie Sebesta

Courtesy of the designers

What is your company name?
U+B Architecture & Design

What's your favorite design tip?
Blue is powerful in its ability to both subdue and elevate a space. Altering the hue in one direction leads to a rich depth, reminiscent of the sea, while a push far enough in the other direction affords a vibrancy that excites the eye. Used effectively, blue helps to usher in the emotive qualities of space.

What color did you choose and why?
We selected blue knowing the opportunity for a range of emotions could be conveyed, dependent upon hue and tone. When we started on this project, we weren’t aware of the specific pieces we would be featuring, but felt that the importance of blue in the history of art and décor would support the objects available. 

What’s your vision for the space?
We hope the space will provide a powerful gallery to showcase the brilliant work at the American Craft Show.

Who are your ACC show artist picks, and why are you featuring those particular objects?
We selected an array of beautiful objects we felt would pop against a blue backdrop. The light emitted from the lamp will cast a deep orange glow that – set against a rich blue backdrop – will evoke the setting sun across a winter sky.

Clockwise from left: Josephine Geiger, Lynda Ladwig, Kevin Costello, Natalie McGuire, and Patrick Fitzpatrick
 

U + B artist picks