Design Wire January 2017
This past fall Eloise Humphrey and Daphne and Paul Comaskey, owners of El Camino Cantina in Brunswick, opened a new restaurant called Salt Pine Social in Bath. At a location renovated by David Matero Architecture, Salt Pine Social features a focus on sustainability along with warm, contemporary décor, and the menu showcases locally sourced ingredients as part of its updated American cuisine: think sake-steamed clams with pork belly, radish, and chili oil, and basket-aged ricotta with grilled figs, bread, and rosemary black-pepper syrup.
A former consultant at the House of Lights in Scarborough, Susan Albair has been hired as the third lighting designer at the Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric in Newington, New Hampshire.
Pella Corporation, a national company known for its custom windows and doors, has just acquired Duratherm Windows Corporation, a hardwood windows and doors manufacturer based in Vassalboro. Although Pella will eventually integrate Duratherm into its Pella Crafted Luxury Collection, the company will retain the leadership of Duratherm’s president, Tim Downing.
Previously based in South Portland, Youngs Furniture recently relocated to a larger space on 1 Diamond Street in East Bayside, Portland.
Interior designer Bob Francisco has joined Knickerbocker Group’s architectural and interior design team. A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Francisco spent much of his career in Georgia working for Image Design, a company that specializes in country clubs; at Knickerbocker Group, he will work primarily on architectural interiors, millwork design, and functional space planning