Deborah Ehrlich

Curriculum Vitae Q&A with designer Deborah Ehrlich. Focusing primarily on simple, crystal glassware, Ehrlich’s work combines contemporary forms and traditional techniques.

Astrological sign?
Virgo.

Lucky number?
26.

Favorite Color?
Clear.

Morning, Noon, or Night?
Night.

Uptown, Midtown, or Downtown?
All of NY.

Oscars, Tonys, or Grammys?
Oscars.

Met, MOMA, or Movies?
The entrance to the Met… is something special to me.

Football, Baseball, or Basketball?
Baseball.

Green Tea, Black Tea, or Herbal Tea?
I’m in the coffee tribe.

Sugar, Splenda, or Stevia?
Sugar, but only if it’s accompanied by salt.

Red, White, or Rosé?
Whatever Jed Boyar chooses for me.

Spicy, Salty, or Sweet?
Salty.

Sandwich, Soup, or Salad?
I’ll eat a salad, but a lot of people I love eat soup and sandwiches.

Black, White, or Color?
White or grey.

Is your closet messy or neat?
Everything in moderation, but I love a little
chaos in a closet and a child’s bedroom.

What’s your favorite room?
Currently, the porch.

What do you collect?
Sometimes I take a flower from a garden I travel to – and then I forget it’s in my pocket until a year later when I put the same coat on. Then, the envelope with the seeds gets placed on my desk.

Dream dinner guest?
I’m lucky in that I have dinner with my dream guests on a regular basis, but: there is always room at the table for anyone in the Obama family. And I believe I owe Roger Angell a special thank you dessert.

Sunday ritual?
I can’t even get into that.

Favorite flower?
Wild poppies in France.

Cheat meal?
Coffee.

Talent you’d like to have?
I always admire people who can do the Sunday Times crossword puzzle in pen.

Quality you want to be remembered by?
I’d like to be the anonymous person behind a beautiful experience.

Best thing about New York?
Without a doubt, the diversity.

What does Considered Luxury mean to you?
An object or experience imbued with beauty, conveyed with an authentic touch.