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IIDA NY’s COLOR INVASION 2015 DAZZLES

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One of the things we love most about our industry is the propensity to come together to celebrate in the spirit of amazing design – and in the case of Color Invasion 2015, an amazing cause. Now in its 13th year, IIDA NY’s annual festive fundraiser – aptly themed “color” and with no detail left unconsidered – attracted over 1,000 design industry professionals, students and friends on October 29th. A portion of the proceeds from the event went towards The Pajama Program – a program devoted to providing pajamas and books to children in need.

NYC’s The Tunnel on the Waterfront – a beautiful, elongated space with an exposed brick arcade, also serving as the home of WantedDesign NYC – lent itself perfectly to this year’s theme as the tunnel was transformed into a spectrum of color: white, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo violet, blue and black. IIDA NY’s Color Invasion Committee co-chairs Brian Bates of Geiger International and Juliette Poussot of Gensler led the masterful creation of a series of “rooms” divided solely by a colored sheen created via lighting; even with no physical barrier, the divide between each conceptual space was apparent with a full scheme of color-specific installations, performers, food and drinks.

From 4-legged stilt-walkers, donning a full body of green foliage, to break dancers, to fabric dancers, the theatrical element of the party was not only entertaining, but set a truly vibrant energy. That, on top of the delicious bites served by Neuman’s Kitchen, and an energetic music line-up by DJ Phillip Kimball (of course incorporating color-themed songs) gave the celebration all of the components needed to provide a creatively stimulating, fun experience for all. New to this year’s Color Invasion was an Instagram competition titled “Where Did Indi-Go Room” where guests were encouraged to post their best Color Invasion images for the chance to win prizes from the show’s sponsors – at this dynamic event with photo ops galore, the inclusion of a social media initiative was the perfect addition. We captured some of our own shots of the color-filled scene, below. We look forward to seeing what next year’s interior design bash has in store!

 

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It’s Not Too Late To Learn to Weave! Sign Up for Suzanne Tick’s Lap Loom Weaving Workshop (Marfa, TX)

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Looking to explore a new creative medium? With the rise of adult coloring books, among other accessible art forms, it’s clear that many people crave an artistic outlet – which can seem difficult to attain for those who work outside the fine arts. Luckily, it’s not too late to take it a step further and learn the beautiful art form of weaving, as beginners are welcomed to attend a series of classes, coming up in November, led by talented artist Suzanne Tick at Marfa, Texas’ contemporary art museum, The Chinati Foundation.

Suzanne Tick’s work in textiles has been exhibited in museums worldwide, from the MoMA to Art Basel, and she is the founder Suzanne Tick Inc. which specializes in materials brand strategy, product design, development and direction for commercial interiors. In her class, Suzanne will instruct students to weave with a variety of non-traditional materials using lap looms. In fact, the pieces created in the class can have a very personal touch, as participants are encouraged to bring any “weaveable” material to the class from old clothing, to rubber bands, and even horse hair.

WhereThe Chinati Foundation, Art Lab – 1 Cavalry Row, Marfa, TX

When:

  • November 7 (Saturday) – 10am-4pm
  • November 8 (Sunday) – 10am-4pm
  • November 10 (Tuesday) – 5:30-7:30pm
  • November 11 (Wednesday) – 5:30-7:30pm

Price: $100 (covers classes + materials)

Registration: Contact Michael Roch at 932.729.4362 / mroch@chinati.org

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