Anthropologie, the Pennsylvania-based apparel and decorative accessories retailer noted for its ethereal catalogues, came to Manitoga this past January to shoot items from their bed, bath and room decor collections.
Many of the photos have appeared recently on their website, along with a video produced during the shoot. Both the home and studio of designer Russel Wright were used in the shoot.
In introducing the video, their copy reads:
Industrial design icon Russel Wright is renowned for his mid-century furnishings and dinnerware, but it’s little known that his greatest work lies tucked away in the woodlands of Garrison, NY. There, Wright spent three decades building Manitoga, a breathtaking estate where nature and design unite. We recently visited for a photo shoot and just knew we had to share this spectacular place with you. To tell its story, we spoke with Lori Moss from the Russel Wright Design Center. Enjoy!
Lori Moss, the assistant director of operations at Manitoga, is featured in the video, telling the story of the site, which has featured previously in shoots for the Victoria’s Secret catalogue and many design and home publications, including World of Interiors.
Fashion designer Frank Tell recently filmed on location there as well. The trails of Manitoga’s extensive grounds provide endless photographic opportunities for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Manitoga, located on Route 9D in Garrison, is currently in the wrap up phase of a major Save America’s Treasures restoration project. Their home, studio and landscape guided tours will begin on Friday, May 6, and the brochure for their summer nature and design camp program has just been released.