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Joseph Altuzarra Loves Homeland, Wants to Open an LA Store

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In honor of his partnership with Audi for the 65th Emmy Awards, yesterday cult-favorite designer Joseph Altuzarra unveiled his glorious Green Room design backstage at LA Live's Nokia Theatre.

Featuring a grey and purple color palette, the dimly lit space is meant to provide celebs with an off-stage retreat during the big show, which airs this Sunday at 5pm on CBS. Inspired by Audi's TDI vehicles, Altuzarra created an efficiency-meets-luxury vibe be selecting locally sourced vintage furniture, custom-made sofas with conveniently built-in phone chargers and a retro minibar car. Here, the designer reveals more about the room and his crush on LA.

Was designing the Audi Green Room a challenge?
"It was a good challenge. We wanted to create a room that felt very intimate and special. Our brand is more aligned with how a woman lives her everyday life as opposed to on the red carpet, so I wanted to design a room that lived within both the Altuzarra and Audi vernaculars while still saluting Hollywood."

Mission accomplished. So, are you a fan of the Emmys?
"Yes! I watch a lot of television. I love Homeland."

Have you done anything fun while you've been out here?
"Yes, I've really enjoyed myself during this trip. Last night I had an incredible meal at Komodo. I also did a fair amount of research by visiting The Way We Wore and Mister Freedom."


Do you think Altuzarra will ever open an LA store? (Please say yes.)
"I hope so! I love LA and would love a reason to come back more often."
· Emmys [Official Site]
· Altuzarra [Official Site]
· Audi & Altuzarra Kick Off Emmy Week; Peter Pilotto for Target [Racked]

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