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Episode 585: Franklin Salasky


Franklin Salasky has been practicing interior design for more than 40 years, most prominently as a
founding partner of B Five Studio, which opened in 1981. The firm, then known as Bentley, LaRosa,
Salasky, Architects and Decorators, achieved distinction with countless feature articles in
architectural journals, shelter magazines, and in books on subjects relating to home and garden
design, and design work in fashion showrooms, offices, retail, and gallery spaces.
In 1984 the Architectural League in New York City cited the firm as the recipient of their Emerging
Voices Award and in 2011 Elle Decor magazine awarded B Five Studio a spot on their coveted AList.
Franklin, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives
between Brooklyn and East Hampton with his longtime partner, Billy Gallo. In both residences,
Franklin gardens avidly. He was an early and strong proponent of the use of native plants in
landscaping, a point of view now widely accepted.
With great pride and care, Franklin has been consulting on the selection of new furnishings for the
Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Kellie Franklin combines the enthusiasm and vitality of designer Kellie Sirignano and the experience
of designer Franklin Salasky in a newly minted partnership. Together, we are dedicated to applying
creative solutions to every aspect of design. Kellie Franklin assures personalized service, attention
to detail, and the realization of our client’s vision, while respecting practical requirements.
Kellie and Franklin are constantly exploring the latest thinking in the worlds of art, fashion and
decoration to incorporate into their designs. The evolving flow of the newly modern forms a
continuous dialogue with their classic sensibilities grounded in comfort, quality and craftsmanship.
Their design work stems from exceptional creativity that draws on intelligence, talent, and precision
– and, not least, the support of exceptional clients.

Explore Franklin’s Website here

Add a book recommended by Franklin, Jean Michel Frank, by clicking here

Jean-Michel Frank- The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period

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