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and the enthusiasm with which he brought this encyclopedic knowledge of history and art to bear on each of his interiors earned him a coterie of well-heeled clients. Strong in his conviction that it was “important to make people feel pampered and special,” he executing lavish, luxurious residential and commercial spaces throughout North America, but particularly in New York and Miami. Often, his own glass etchings or his paintings were integral to the projects, as when he designed Rainbows, a restaurant in Miami, painting the walls in murals of acrylic and gold leaf. The much-lauded project was published in Interiors in 1981. At its height, Abbe’s firm had offices in New York and Toronto.

Brass frame, glass

26 in high x 24 in wide x 7.5 in deep

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