Not two weeks after his appearance at New York Fashion Week, Derek Lam was tapped to create a low-key green room for the Emmy Awards. While best known in the fashion world for his womenswear, he's not completely unversed in the ways of design and architecture. In fact, Lam gleaned inspiration for his spring 2012 collection from Richard Neutra's famed Kaufmann Desert House, particularly the idea that "modernism can be international in spirit but also very local in its inspiration."
For this project, which has a distinctly midcentury vibe and the sort of low-slung furnishings one might see on the set of Mad Men, Lam wanted to "create a room that doesn't feel like a traditional backstage area, but rather something you are magically transported into," he tells Cool Hunting. Standouts include a Vladimir Kagan sofa, modern art, and an antique rug.
UPDATE: Reps write in to say that Audi collaborated with Derek Lam on this design, installing features such as "LED light displays inspired by the car's headlights."