Posted on May 23rd 2013, 12:30 PMNY Design Week 2013: SVA Products of Design's ALSO! Project Offers a New Perspective on WantedDesign
All photos by Kathryn McElroy
It's been quite a year for the MFA candidates in the School of Visual Arts' Products of Design program, not least because the first-year students are also the first ever students in the fledgling program. This past weekend, the first half of their graduate studies culminated with ALSO!, a winsome design intervention at WantedDesign, which the tight-knit cohort of 16 students realized in the three weeks leading up to NY Design Week. They'd originally developed the concept for Sinclair Smith's five-week Design Performance studio intensive, and the NYCxDesign festival (which wrapped up just two days ago) was a felicitous opportunity for them to put their studies into practice.
Through a roving set of mobile interventions, visitors to the show participate in an unfolding narrative around celebration, sustainability, digital mediation, storytelling and scale, each expanding the conversation around design beyond form, function and materiality.
Broadly speaking, each of the six stations (two wearable, three carts and a single immobile station) offered a different perspective on not only the work on view at WantedDesign but also one's fellow attendees and the venue itself. From the uniforms—white short-sleeve button-down (with the logo emblazoned across the back), dark denim, white plimsols and orange socks—to the seamlessly constructed equipment, which remain as the tangible artifacts of the experience, the students crafted a thoughtfully executed body...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM
Sysprotec nos presenta su nueva línea de de Pisos Vinílicos Homogéneos PUR en rollo para zonas de alto tráfico. Producto importado y distribuido por Sysprotec S.A.
- Posibilidad de retape en una diferencia de nivel de no más de 1,5 mm en regla de 2 mt.
- Adhesivo acrílico al agua aprobado por el fabricante.
- Pavimento vinílico homogéneo.
- Soldadura vinílica en combinación con el piso vinílico.
- Accesorio de instalación: Cove Former, para retorno sanitario en encuentro...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM
Arquitectos: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Ubicación: Bogotá, Colombia
Equipo De Diseño: Daniel Bonilla, Andrés Gutiérrez, Adriana Hernández, David Kita, Rodrigo Montoya, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Patiño, Cristian Echeverría
Área: 1576.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2009
Fotografías: Rodrigo Dávila, Sergio Gómez
Una edificación donde se agrupan las artes plásticas y la música debe concebirse como un ámbito plural, un lugar de encuentro, un referente motivador,...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:33 AM
a moment suspended in time, the large work is composed of more than 50,000 suspended plates, forming a massive geometric composition.
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Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:30 AM
En esta ocasión Indalum, empresa líder en el mercado nacional en el diseño y fabricación de perfiles de aluminio utilizados en los sectores residenciales, institucionales, comerciales e industriales, nos presenta su Puerta Vaivén de Alto Tráfico: diseñada de manera especial para locales comerciales o acceso de edificios con alta circulación de público.
Puerta de Vaivén de grandes dimensiones.
Diseñado principalmente para accesos de edificios, locales comerciales,...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:21 AM
Этот театр построен в небольшом историческом городе Вучжэнь на юго-востоке Китая. Строительство было закончено в 2010 году по проекту китайской студии Artech Architects.
Задачей архитекторов было создать многофункциональный театральный комплекс в среде живописного городка...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:20 AM
the award-winning complex boasts a collection of structures that share indoor and outdoor spaces under an 85m cantilevered roof illuminated by vivid LED lights.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:10 AM
Apologies for the hastily assembled image above, but time is of the essence. Save 40% on a selection of design favorites over at MoMA Store (use promo code SP302) today only. 40%! Do you want me to do the math for you? See below for the pricing on the items pictured above.
In And Out Hanging Lantern, reg.$325.00, sale:$195.00
Countdown Clock, reg. $130.00, sale: $78.00
Cubes Perpetual Calendar, reg. $15.00, sale: $9.00
Kaleido Trays, reg. $140.00, sale: $84.00
Totem Votive Set, reg. $28.00, sale: $16.80
Windrider Bicycle Clips, reg. $28.00, sale: $16.80
Drifted Stool, reg. $205.00, sale: $123.00
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:06 AM
The New York home and studio of the late American artist Donald Judd will open to the public next month following a three-year restoration (+ slideshow)....
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:03 AM
Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.
In this installment, we're talking with Larraine Henning. Larraine graduated with a Master in Architecture degree, but has opted for a non-traditional career as a nomadic, independent designer / illustrator / photographer. Larraine is currently seeking funding for A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo.
Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, please send us a message.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM
Architect and furniture designer Florence Knoll Bassett (neé Schust) was a modern woman on many levels, and definitely way ahead of her time career-wise. Born in 1917 and orphaned at age twelve, she showed an early interest in architecture. Her appointed guardians enrolled her at Kingswood, an all girls’ boarding school on the campus of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. While still in high school, she befriended Finnish architect and industrial designer Eero Saarien who was teaching at Cranbrook. The Saarien family welcomed young Florence into their family and acted as mentors throughout her life.
Eero Saarinen with Florence inspecting a prototype of the Tulip chair. Knoll Design via their Pinterest
Florence went on to college at Cranbrook where she encountered Ray and Charles Eames and designer Henry Bertoia. Her later professors included Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Modernism master Marcel Breuer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the icon Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. Her solid background, world-renown mentors, and A-list connections permitted a seamless move to New York where she mets Hans Knoll, her future husband and business partner.
Knoll Design via their Pinterest
Hans Knoll formed his company Knoll Associates in 1938 and it quickly became a leader in corporate interior design.With the addition of Florence in 1943, she convinced Hans that architects of the era should...