Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition Call for Entries

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WANTED: Phenomenal projects featuring Hansgrohe and/or Axor products.

Hansgrohe/Axor is now accepting entries to its second annual Das Design Competition, once again calling upon U.S. architects and designers to submit exceptional projects that incorporate Hansgrohe and/or Axor products.

Entries will be judged by a jury of media and design professionals. The winner in each category (Residential, Commercial, Hospitality) will receive a $2000 product credit and a trip to New York City to attend an awards ceremony and VIP event in October.

Entry is free and can be done completely online at www.dasdsigncomp.com. Submission deadline is August 14, 2015.

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Stone Source + ORNAMENTA Launch Pop Art Inspired Collection

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On Wednesday June 3rd, ORNAMENTA – a manufacturer of ceramic + porcelain tile based out of Sassuolo, Italy – celebrated the launch of their collection ARTWORK at Stone Source’s beautiful New York showroom designed by Gensler. Stone Source, a design-driven distributor of stone and tile, will be the exclusive US provider of these creative, vibrant tiles.

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The ARTWORK collection reinterprets traditional materials in a pop art style – a prominent design trend – as a tribute to Andy Warhol. Brick and marble-looks are designed in an exaggerated fashion, creating a caricature of the original material that is both inventive and aesthetically appealing.

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At the bustling launch party, the Brick and Marble decors in various eye-catching colorways lined the walls complimented by live painting and a spin art station, also featuring brightly colored, playful designs. For more information on the collection, visit ORNAMENTA’s website.

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NEOCON 2015

By alessandra

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Summer is coming and the countdown to Neocon 2015 is on! This year will mark the 47th edition as America’s largest exposition for commercial interiors. The three-day fair will take place at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago from June 15 to 17 and will feature an incredible lineup including six new must-see showrooms and more than 100 new exhibitors on floors 7 & 8. The exhibition will be complemented by educational programming, over 100 accredited seminars, and three incredible keynote presentations.

 

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To help navigate the Mart, be sure to download the 2015 NeoCon at the App Store and Google Play. It is available on all platforms and usable in airplane mode. The app let’s you – search & locate exhibitors, utilize interactive floor plans, find best routes, create schedules, upload photos, access social media, search speakers and programming, receive show and schedule updates and more.

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With only two weeks to go before show time, we highly encourage you to start planning! On the hunt for NEW, than we suggest checking out these six must-see new showrooms:

WATSON (suite 10-155):

In time for NeoCon, Watson will open the door to its new Design Studio, which will showcase new collections alongside iconic designs from its portfolio. Designed by Gary Lee Partners, the Design Studio will serve as much more than a showroom. It will provide a space for engagement and learning with the local design community. In terms of products, Watson will be launching Bahn – a furniture system designed for dynamic office environments that promotes heads down focus and team interaction.

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STIR (suite 10-67A):

Stir sees its new permanent presence at the Merchandise Mart as an important and strategic investment that reinforces the company’s commitment to creating products for the contract furniture industry. Stir’s space will feature the company’s newest desk, the Stir Kinetic Desk M1.

 

3FORM (suite 10-142):

3form, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, sustainable building materials that meet architectural challenges, will open its new showroom with a brilliant display of new products including Woods, Metallics, Wall Systems and Full Circle. At NeoCon, 3form will reveal a never-before-seen array of interlayers designed to capture the spirit of metallic looks in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Copper.

 

SENATOR INTERNATIONAL (10-146):

Senator, globally renowned for its innovative, ergonomically designed workplace solutions, will introduce an array of exclusive pieces created by world-leading designers in its new permanent showroom. New products from its Settings concept, including: Chemistry, Ad-Lib Work Lounge, Ad-Lib Scholar and Freeflex will be on display.

 

CONCERTEX (10-103):

Concertex’s first permanent showroom at the Merchandise Mart will showcase the brands extensive product line ranging from textiles, wallcoverings, faux leathers and leather tiles. Designed with IA Interior Architects, the showroom highlights its focus on material innovation and design-centric style. Concertex, known for its innovative and nature friendly wallcoverings, textiles, faux leathers and faux leather tiles, will be launching several new collections at NeoCon.

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BOSS DESIGN (310):

Boss Design, the UK’s market leading manufacturer of high quality office seating, upholstery and tables, will be bringing its latest offerings to the third floor of the Merchandise Mart. After moving production to a newly acquired factory in High Point, NC, the brand is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to the North American market with its new Chicago showroom.

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NeoCon’s conference program is like no other as organizers strive to deliver top-notch speakers and forward-thinking topics. Here’s a preview of the 2015 keynote presenters:

 

PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Sponsored by Haworth, Inc.

Presented by IIDA

Monday, June 15, 8:00AM

Patricia Urquiola, designer and architect, was born in Oviedo, Spain. She now lives and works in Milan where she runs Studio Urquiola. Her work is widely known to be playful and poetic, yet pragmatic and functional and the effect is a powerful reminder of the past and exploration into the now.

 

JASON SILVA

Sponsored by OFS Brands

Presented by ASID

Tuesday, June 16, 8:00AM

Jason Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated and Emmy-nominated series, Brain Games, seen in over 100 countries. He is the creator of “Shots of Awe,” a short film series of “trailers for the mind” and from 2005 to 2011 was a presenter on Current TV, the Emmy-winning, independent cable network started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, where he hosted, wrote and produced more than 100 hours of original content.

 

MARTIN LESJAK AND ANASTASIJA SUGIC

Sponsored by Mohawk Group

Presented by AIA Chicago

Wednesday, June 17, 11:00AM

Born in Banja Luka, Bosnia in 1984, Anastasija Sugic, arrived in Graz initially with plans to study medicine. While Sugic finished requirements for her degree in 2012, she had already made a name for herself as an independent fashion designer. Her brand ANASTASIA creates designs and products that are not only aesthetically pleasing but that are also compatible with the human body’s form.

 

SHOW HOURS

Monday, June 15 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 16 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 17 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

SEMINAR HOURS

Monday, June 15 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 16 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 17 | 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

 

KEYNOTE TIMES

Monday, June 15 | 8 AM

Tuesday, June 16 | 8 AM

Wednesday, June 17 | 11 AM

 

Be sure to register by June 12!

ICFF HIGHLIGHTS

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As Virgil said, “time passes irrevocably” and it seems another ICFF has just flown by. With a whole new second floor to explore featuring HO.MI New York, the LUXE Interiors + Design Pavilion, a curated pop-up shop from Design Milk – the four days certainly went by fast as we tried to soak up all that the show had to offer! According to our fitbits, we walked over 12,000 steps on Saturday alone. With over 700 exhibitors from more than 30 countries (such as Brazil, China, France, Egypt and South Africa), the show lived up to its “international” name with aisle after aisle of contemporary and avant-garde flooring, furniture, seating and lighting. Here are a few of our favorites…

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Above: Kenneth Cobonpue has definitely fulfilled its aim of bringing back romance into design in this incredible Limbo Trapeze chandelier and has bridged the gap between product and sculpture.

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Above: The beautiful and colorful ceramics from Figgjo Norway, the Norwegian porcelain manufacturer for the professional kitchen since 1941 which has introduced Figgjo Brem, a set of new and vibrant deep plates.

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Above: Trend alert! We have this thing with floors and spotted the coolest Keith Haring collection tiles by Ceramics of Italy manufacturer Ascot Ceramiche. (#selfeet) These tiles can also be seen in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. If you haven’t be there yet, be sure to check out the bathroom designed by Gail Green.

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Above: Røros Tweed took home an ICFF Editor’s Choice Award for Best Textiles. Made of 100% Norwegian wool, Mikkel blankets pre-launched at the show and will make their European launch during the Nordic Design Fair in Oslo at the end of May.

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Above: The Rival chair, a universal chair suited for homes, public spaces and offices, designed by the award-winning Konstantin Grcic stood tall at the Artek booth. It was developed using a mix of solid birch for the legs and a laminated birch for the arms.

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Above: Duravit has paired with its longtime collaborator Philippe Starck for a new sophisticated collection inspired by the elegance of New England: Cape Cod, which according to Duravit USA president Tim Schroeder, “is more than just a collection, it’s a state of mind and an approach to bathroom design”.

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Above: Above all, lighting was the star of the show! M2L presented this contemporary and hypnotic collection by Italian company Lumina.

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Above: We love the hand assembled and meticulously finished lighting by Apparatus, composed by the creative duo Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson.

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Above: The Shimna Stacks, a futuristic storage collection, perfectly represent the company’s mission to combine traditional methods and materials with contemporary ideas.

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Above: Generations of design collide with Sam and Jory Probber, grandson and son of Harvey Probber, and Micheal and Matt Manes, President and Vice President of M2L.

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Above: A few of our favorites from the Design Milk pop up shop.

IFDA Take A Seat Hits NYC Tonight

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Today’s post comes from Design-Calendar special guest, Rachele!

Join the annual Take a Seat Auction Gala tonight, May 27, and you will have a chance to buy a beautiful chair and at the same time, support Habitat for Humanity NYC.

Take A Seat is an ongoing project of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), and it promotes talent within the design community fulfilling our mission to service others. Rescued and recreated chairs made by some of New York City’s leading design professionals have been displayed at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and now will be auctioned off at IFDA’s 3rd Annual Charity Auction with Michael Tavano as master of ceremonies.

We hope some of you will be there to support this fantastic cause!

AMERICAN ARCHITECTS MEET ITALIAN DESIGN

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NYCxDESIGN wouldn’t be complete without an Italian touch! This morning, the famous Italian kitchen brand Scavolini hosted “American Architects meet Italian Design” as part of International Design Appointments: a special breakfast series with lectures and talks.

James Biber of Biber Architects, the lead architect of the USA Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015, was the guest of honor and presented his contemporary and technologically advanced project for the EXPO, American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet, which was designed in collaboration with dlandstudio (landscape design), Thinc Design (exhibit design), and Pentagram (graphic design), in addition to a team of experts, collaborators, and facilitators.

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James Biber with Francesco Farina, CEO of Scavolini, for Interni Magazine at the American Architects meet Italian Design event.

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James Biber on the role of architecture during Expos throughout history.

If breakfast isn’t your thing, we recommend trying Ed’s Lobster Bar at 222 Lafayette Street.

 

OPENING NIGHT AT THE ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS BUILDING

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AD15_evite_01Monday night (May 18) marks the annual Opening Night at the Architects and Designers Building. This trade-only event is co-hosted by Interior Design. There will be 37 showrooms, including leading brands such as Smeg USA, Miele, Listone Giordano wood floors and the debutant Cosentino Surface, all under the same roof with hundreds of products and auction items on every floor to benefit DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. We suggest starting at the top and working your way down. And bring your fitbits to log in all those stairs/steps!

REGISTRATION FOR ADMISSION REQUIRED:

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Please be sure to RSVP.

 

CALENDAR

Monday 18th May

From 5 to 8 pm

 

LOCATION

A&D Building

150 East 58th Street

New York

 

Where to eat: While you can snack on just about every floor, if you are still hungry try Sandro’s incredible Italian cuisine.

 

Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2015

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It’s that time of year again! Today marked the opening of the 43rd annual Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. This event is a must-see for all design and real estate enthusiasts. This year, a hand-selected group of 22 designers and architects were asked to transform the historical Arthur Sachs Mansion, located on the Upper East Side. The mansion, built in 1909 by the legendary Buchman & Fox architectural firm, boasts a limestone façade in Beaux-Arts style. The townhouse was recently put on the market for $35 million – which will buy you five floors of masterly designed décor, a pool, garden, elevator and a nice view of Andy Warhol’s old digs across the street. Arthur Sachs, son of Goldman Sachs partner Samuel Sachs, lived in the house for 10 years before building a larger mansion a few blocks away. Shortly after, the French-inspired townhouse was purchased by Lewis Brown Gawtry, a wealthy banker and prominent figure in various North American energy companies. His family would throw lavish parties in the mansion including the wedding of his daughter, Olive, to Robert Wallace Tilney.  In 1944, Dr. Gerald O’Brien bought the house, where he allegedly treated the infamous mobster, Frank Costello. Full of history, this mansion is a perfect choice for the Kips Bay exhibition.

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Beginning in 1973, the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse fundraiser was created to help the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The money raised is donated to New York City after-school and enrichment programs. The foundation currently reaches over 10,000 children at 10 locations throughout the Bronx. It ensures that under-privileged young people are given educational and developmental opportunities and realize their potential and importance.

This year’s designers include: Alan Tanksley, Inc.; Bennett Leifer Interiors; Branca; Cathy Kincaid Interiors; Christopher Peacock; Clive Christian; David Phoenix Inc.; Drake Design Associates; Gail Green Interiors; Greener by Design; Home Works; Janice Parker Landscape Architects; Mark D. Sikes Inc.; McMillen Inc.; Michael Herold Design; Paul + Martha; Pavarini Design; Philip Mitchell Design; Ronald Bricke & Associates, Inc.; Rottet Studio; Thom Filicia Inc.; and Tilton Fenwick. They spent eight weeks renovating and restoring the mansion. This elegant stunner will definitely be a great source for design inspiration (and will have us checking our back pockets for that $35 million). Visitors can also look forward to fantastic décor from Ascot CeramicheBeacon Hill, The Shade Store, Kravet, DacorAKDO, 1stDibs, and more!

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Gail Green Interiors’ homage to Keith Haring using tiles from Ascot Ceramiche’s “Game of Fifteen” collection. Photo: Lucea Spinelli Photography

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It will be open to the public seven days a week from May 14th – June 11th. For more information go to: http://www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/index.htm.

Best way(s) to get there:

58 East 66th Street – Between Madison and Park
New York City, 10065

Subway:
6 Train at 68th St./Hunter College  OR  F Train at 63rd St./Lexington Ave

Bus:
Madison Avenue & E 66th St. Stop – M1, M3, M4
Madison Avenue & E 67th St. Stop – M66
Fifth Avenue & E 67th St. –  Stop M72
Fifth Avenue & E 65th St. Stop – M1, M2-LTD, M3, M4

There are numerous parking garages available nearby. Including Manhattan Parking Group and Prime Parking Systems.

Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday evenings: until 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Admission $35 – This includes Journal

 

Looking for a great place to eat? We recommend Match 65 (only one block away!) for some delicious French food.

Location:
29 East 65th Street – Between Madison and Park

FRIEZE ART FAIR 2015

By danielle

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If you love art and design, than there’s no better time to be in New York City! Taking place from May 14 to 17, the fourth edition of Frieze New York will return to Randall’s Island Park and join the NYCxDESIGN program of events.

Over the four days, more than 190 art dealers from all around the world will exhibit their works in one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs.

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Nearly 200 contemporary galleries will participate, 30% of which are based in New York. Some of our favorites include: the Pace Gallery, which is planning a presentation of new drawings by Richard Tuttle; the Lehmann Maupin Gallery, who will show works from several artists and the Andrea Rosen Gallery, in which the artist Michael St. John is curating a show titled “My Way”.

The fair will be divided in two main parts – “Focus” and “Frame”. In the “Focus” section, galleries have been selected on the basis of a proposed solo stand or curated project, specifically conceived for the fair. Those participating in Focus will have opened in or after 2003 and debut works not previously seen within an art fair context. “Frame” is a section dedicated to galleries established less than eight years ago. Galleries have been selected on the basis of a proposed solo presentation. Frame allows visitors and collectors to see work by artists who have not previously benefitted from an international platform to show their work.

The fair will once again host the Frieze Talks, a daily program of keynote lectures and discussions, including a talk-show type panel hosted by the irreverent comedian Casey Jane Ellison featuring writer Karley Sciortino and artist Leilah Weinraub. The Frieze Education Program will give access high school students and children from underserved communities across all five boroughs access to arts programs, with a combination of workshops and tours for school groups. Participants leading the workshops include artists Urs Fischer and Julie Mehretu, Triple Canopy, Cleopatra’s the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Material for the Arts (MFTA). Frieze Sounds is programmed and curated by Cecilia Alemani and presented with BMW. This year’s program brings together three artists that work in the space between sound, installation and performance. The three commissions all explore avant-garde composition, incorporating archive elements that use collage as a starting point. Frieze Sounds will be premiered in the VIP cars at Frieze New York. The works will also be accessible via a listening station inside the fair and streamed online at friezeprojectsny.org.

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As in previous editions, the fair will takes place under a large tent on Randall’s Island, in upper Manhattan’s East River, which can be easily reached by Bus ($8 round-trip), running from outside the Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue between 88th and 89th Streets approximately every 10 minutes, or by Ferry ($19 round-trip), running from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River every 30 minutes.

The Frieze Art Fair will also offer an incredible choice of eating and drinking options, including some of New York’s most loved eateries, such as Frankie Spuntino Restaurant, Court Street Grocers and Parlor Coffee.

 

Opening Days

Wednesday, May 13: Invitation-only Preview

Thursday, May 14  11am – 7pm

Friday, May 15       11am – 7pm

Saturday, May 16  11am – 7pm

Sunday, May 17    11am – 6pm

 

2015 ALPHA AWARDS

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unnamedThere’s only a few hours left until the 2015 Alpha Awards!

2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of the New York City-based non-profit The Alpha Workshops, an organization that provides creative HIV-positive individuals with training and employment in the decorative arts.

This year over 350 influential New Yorkers will come together in an effort to raise awareness and funding in support of The Alpha Workshops’ $300,000 benefit goal.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, there’s still time!

And fear not – if you can’t make it to the live auction, you can access it online (https://www.501auctions.com/alphaawards), from Tuesday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 12 until 8:00 PM.

Murano Venetian Glass, Enrique Garcel Table, trips to Mexico and the possibility of hosting a cocktail party for your friends at the home of Jamie Drake are only few of the items up for grabs.

Time is money in this frenetic neighborhood but Delmonico’s on the 56 Beaver Street is always worth the time (and the money!).

 

DATE

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Program begins at 6:45 p.m.

 

VENUE

The Broad Street Ballroom

41 Broad Street (Between Beaver St. & Exchange Pl.)

New York City

 

For more information: http://alphaworkshops.org

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