Bloomingdale's has taken a departure for the contemporary by relaunching its furniture department. Mega-manufacturers Ralph Lauren and Gold + Williams will now be joined by such elusive talents as Thayer Coggin, for whom Milo Baughman designed exceptionally memorable pieces.
To celebrate the department's face-lift Bloomingdale's sponsored the Big Window Challenge, and winners Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Jane Mount, Curtis Robertson, and Patrick Hamilton each designed a window of the Lexington Avenue store.
First image: The Downtown Chalet by Jane Mount
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.