| Aug 7, 2009 |
Metropolitan Home's Showtime House Enters Second Season With a Double Dose of Design
Boh staff
By Staff

Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House, powered by Time Warner Cable, will celebrate its second season with twin penthouses located in the luxurious Tribeca Summit building here. Top designers will transform 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces into stunning masterpieces of design, with the Showtime original series as their inspirations. It will be open on weekends for public tours Sept. 12 - Oct. 18, and tickets will sell for $20 each, with all proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the non-profit organization Housing Works.

“The partnership between Metropolitan Home and Showtime has been a major hit and we wanted to ensure that this second incarnation will be even more successful,” says Christie Boyle, Metropolitan Home’s VP of Brand Development, and the project’s co-creator with Larry Kieran, Director of Promotions and Partnerships for Showtime. “With twice as many designers and double the number of stunning design ideas, the second season of the showhome will be as original and surprising as the Showtime series themselves.” Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House won the silver 2008 Folio FAME Award for Best First-Time Event.

“Building on last year's success, Showtime is incredibly excited to once again partner with Metropolitan Home for this one-of-a-kind experience,” says Len Fogge, Showtime Executive VP, Creative & Marketing. “The combination of the latest in innovative modern design and Showtime’s cutting-edge programming forms an organic environment where consumers can physically experience and explore the Showtime brand. The house allows visitors to get a deeper insight into the characters and storylines that solidify Showtime as the premiere destination for compelling programming."

This year’s line-up of incredible design talent includes Marie Aiello, James Biber, Christopher Coleman and Angel Sanchez, Markus Dochantschi at Studio MDA, Susannah Drake, Francine Gardner, Holly Hunt, Paul Latham, Piero Lissoni, Kara Mann, Richard Mishaan, Surfacedesign, and Workshop/apd. Each designer has been assigned a room and an inspiring Showtime series, such as Californication, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, The Tudors, United States of Tara, and Weeds. Interior designers from the Savannah College of Art & Design are also creating an innovative entryway for the showhome.

Today’s top brands will integrate their products within the house including premier sponsor Time Warner Cable and preferred partners AKO, Alessi, Benjamin Moore, Blanco, CaesarStone, Elica, Flou, Kraftmaid, Miele, Molteni, Napoleon, and Swarovski.

For more, please go to MetHome.com\Showtime2009.

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