During October 2012, SUITE New York with Swarovski and Lange Production will present the third installment of The Pink Project. Following two wildly successful years, 2012’s The Pink Jalk Project to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation promises even more excitement, creativity and monies raised. SUITE New York launched The Pink Project in hopes of harnessing the wealth of talent found in the design world into a philanthropic enterprise to raise awareness for BCRF and their mission to achieve both prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
For the first time, The Pink Project spotlights a chair designed by a woman. This year’s chair is the GJ Chair designed by Grete Jalk. Twenty leading interior designers, architects and design icons have been asked to customize the iconic GJ Chair in personal homage to BCRF and their worldwide initiatives.
Our studio was one of the lucky design firms asked to participate and we came up with the design you see above.
This iconic chair is so beautiful on it's own that we couldn't imagine trying to add to it. With that in mind, we decided to explore the idea of subtraction and what the chair would become by taking something away. In doing so, we soon discovered there was a certain beauty in making something more fragile while still maintaining it's integrity. As Sigmend Freud once said, "Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength".
You can see some of the other chairs and learn more about the project in the New York Times T magazine and then start bidding this Monday at Charity Buzz. Good Luck!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Storm King Art Center provides an inimitable setting for an exhibition about light, and its 500-acre landscape has proven inspiring to many. Ten works on display are site-specific, or made expressly for this exhibition. The exhibition is interspersed among Storm King’s permanent collection, both inside and out. The show runs through November 10th...to learn more click here!
We recently received a copy of the new book showcasing the work of design firm Atelier AM and it does not disappoint. We've always been big fans of their work and admire their distinct point of view. A deft hand at creating interiors that mix materials, both rough-hewn and luxurious, antique and modern, marks the work of Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, the husband-and-wife team behind the Los Angeles–based firm Atelier AM. Only ten years after establishing their business, the couple has garnered a keen reputation for creating environments that are sensory experiences—visually sublime interiors enhanced with subtle, textural palettes. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century furniture commingle with modernist pieces and ancient objects. Background colors and materials are muted and refined. Interiors Atelier AM showcases a selection of residences—each exhibiting the firm’s skill at mixing furniture and objects with backgrounds such as antique flooring and Venetian plaster, with bold and modern results. Their high-profile clients include Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise and the Michael Eisners. With text written by our good friend Mayer Russ, this book is a nice addition to any design library and one we know we'll reference for years to come.
Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island from Design Onscreen on Vimeo.
The Aldrich will celebrate the opening with a preview benefit on Friday, October 19, 2012. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, October 20, 2012, when the Museum will host a panel discussion and book signing at 2 pm. The exhibition coincides with Castle’s eightieth birthday and is accompanied by an illustrated monograph co-published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Gregory R. Miller & Co. To learn more click here!