David Berg - Pine Shacks to Penthouses


Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we sat down with David Berg, Principal Designer and CEO of the design company that dons his name.

C Magazine:
You’re shipwrecked on a deserted island. What does your hut look like?
David: The floors would be made of long needle Caribbean Heart Pine, hand hewn with salvaged kitchen utensils from the galley of the ship. The walls would be lined with bamboo, ebonized with squid ink. The main living area would feature a red coral chandelier, as well as a stone grotto fireplace. The centerpiece of the bathroom area would be a Tridacna gigas, or giant clam sink. Unfortunately, though, all of my other furniture is on back order and won’t be available for 12-18 weeks.

C Magazine:
What bad movie can you not resist watching every time it’s on TV?
David: Who’s That Girl. You just have to love Madonna for trying.

C Magazine: If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
David: Julia Child.

C Magazine: Favorite after-work drink?
David: Crown Royal on the rocks with a twist.

C Magazine: What’s the most exotic location your job has taken you?
David: For a project, Leyford Cay in the Bahamas. In general, the Paris Flea Markets, where I went to procure items for projects and inventory.

C Magazine: What’s your most annoying habit?
David: I only allow black ink pens to be used in my office.

C Magazine: Led Zeppelin or the Bee Gees?
David: Led Zeppelin. Though the Bee Gees are talented performers in their own right, Led Zeppelin… transcends trends and bridges generations. They’re a timeless classic.

C Magazine: What was the last CD you purchased?
David: Kasabian, a British band I discovered on my most recent work trip to London.