Mixing whimsy and elegance, celebrity event designer David Stark fashions stylish setups for every occasion. When magazines want to know what's going to be in style next, they ask tastemaker David Stark. Here, in 'Napkins with a Twist', Stark turns his unerring eye to the art of the perfect table setting and presentation, focusing on the quick, inexpensive, and endlessly creative possibilities offered by simple squares of fabric.
From whimsical to formal, everyday to evening, these napkin folds encompass everything from classics such as the French fold and the peacock to Stark's own innovative designs, as well as famous signature folds – from Buckingham Palace to the White House, The Pierre in New York to the, Michael Bras Restaurant in France.
Additionally, Stark takes a peek inside some of the world's most luxurious dining halls – the captain's black-tie table on the Titanic, the chic Napa Valley dining room of The French Laundry – and reveals how the best in the business put just the right touches on their starched linens.
Accompanied by both beautiful colour photographs and practical, stepby- step photos, 'Napkins with a Twist' is a much-needed breath of fresh air in this surprisingly fertile little niche and is destined to become the new classic in the field.