Charles Pavarini, III
President, PARVARINI DESIGN
As grandson of Charles Pavarini, Sr., Charles Pavarini III has reinterpreted the legacy of the Pavarini Construction Company, known for creating historic NYC landmarks including the Seagram Tower, 5 wings on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the State Theater at Lincoln Center, and numerous other landmark buildings throughout the world. His design style has evolved into a highly poetic blend of traditional and contemporary design elements, carefully developed from a strong interior concept. All of his projects hinge around a powerful central design theme and maintain a certain ‘vision’ which is always dramatically executed given Charles’ keen sense of color, style, and use of lighting as a ‘design tool’.
Having sat on the board of directors of the Designer’s Lighting Forum of New York for twenty-nine years, he has a refined approach to interior design, always staged with strong focal points and exacting lighting technique to harness the architectural vernacular of the spaces he designs. His talent has been rewarded with 28 awards for excellence in design throughout his career, which includes the most prestigious of lighting awards, the coveted Lumen Award. In addition, he boasts an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award for Architectural Lighting, an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society for Lighting, a 2014 International Property Award for the Americas, and an IFDA Circle of Excellence Award.
Charles has consistently dedicated himself to philanthropy throughout his career. In 2004, Charles spearheaded a new fundraising venue for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of NY: The Dinner Dance Cruise, which has raised over $800,000 for the charity. He is also currently on the board of Trustees for the Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC) where he has designed sets for many musicals. In 2014, he designed and installed a Chromatherapy Healing Bedroom for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and Midnight Manhattan for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015. Recently, he mounted an exhibition in the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2018 known as the ‘Wellness Retreat for Mind, Body and Spirit’ boasting an indoor/outdoor healing environment complete with 12’ high water feature and ‘living’ wall. He also maintains his position as Chairman of the Designer’s Committee for the world-renown Kips Bay Decorator Show House and co-chair of the Bailey House Auction, 2015-2018. Next year, Bailey House is honoring Charles with the Gina Quattrochi Arts & Legacy Award at the 2019 Bailey House Auction Gala
PAVARINI DESIGN, the firm Charles Pavarini III founded nearly 30 years ago, is a full-scale New York based Interior Design Firm specializing in Architectural Interior Design, Custom Furniture Design and Lighting Design. Its work is widely recognized for its International Style and very clear sense of sophistication in execution. The firm is a leader in creating successful Interior Design curated at a very high taste level, with a strong style component and refined sense of drama. Based in Classicism, Pavarini’s work blends modern with historical elements and concepts in new ways that show a mastery of merging tradition with contemporary woodworking, cutting-edge lighting design and technological integration.
Charles and his firm, PAVARINI DESIGN have made significant achievements within the Product Development category in recent years. In 2016 he launched his own outdoor furniture company, The Original Lawn Furniture Co. and just this year has partnered with SWAIM furniture of High Point, NC and SAMAD BROTHERS of NJ where he will be introducing lines of case-goods, upholstery and rugs under his namesake label this fall.