Emeco Studio LA and Factory PA
Nearing completion in Venice, Los Angeles, the complete regeneration of a former sewing factory for Emeco Industries – fabricators of the eponymous all-aluminium Navy Chair and numerous past and ongoing projects with architects and designers including Jasper Morrison, Barber Osgerby, Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry – creating studio, showroom, exhibition, and garden spaces, including 2 new apartments with shared living and dining areas for the short term stays of staff and guests. Also underway renovations to their fabrication facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania including a new exhibition space to present the history of the factories’ production.
Camper in Düsseldorf
Now open in Düsseldorf a new collaboration with Camper shoes following in their now long tradition of individually designed shops with handmade ceramic tiles produced near their island home on Mallorca by Huguet, installed on a structure of sustainably harvested ash expertly produced by Alexander Becker near the home of the studio in Berlin. Assisted by James Maxwell.
Beuys & Duchamp @ Kunstmuseen Krefeld
The main exhibition in the anniversary year Beuys 2021 will, for the first time, juxtapose the work of Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) with that of Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968). Beuys repeatedly referred to the work of his “challenger” Duchamp, as in 1964 in the famous action The Silence of Marcel Duchamp is Overrated (photo above). Opening in October with exhibition architecture and design from the studio.
'80s Architecture @ the BG
Newly configured gallery spaces and archigraphics for exhibition Berlinische Galerie for “Anything Goes – ’80s Architecture in Berlin” at the Berlinische Galerie. Open until the fall of 2021.
207m2 @ the BG
Now open at the Berlinische Galerie ‘207m2 – A Space for Action and Collaboration’ – a converted gallery room dedicated for a 2 year period to cultural education hosting workshops, collaborative projects and artistic activities. Within the new architecture and colour design are custom designed and selected furnishings including a 4x5m soft island and range of retailored workshop elements. Thanks to Emeco chairs (Reclaimed by Jasper Morrison) and Kvadrat textiles (Rewool by Margrethe Odgaard) for their sustainable products support.
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Lee Krasner @ the Schirn Kunsthalle
The Lee Krasner retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents 100 works spanning her 50 year career in a series of 9 new exhibition spaces introduced into the over 80m long open exhibition gallery – curated and organized in collaboration with the Barbican Centre, London, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern and the Guggenheim Bilbao – graphics with Glo Rodriguez and assisted by James Maxwell – photos by Norbert Miguletz. Closed in summer 2020.
A private residence on the rugged Pacific Coast north of the City of Vancouver. In planning.
Table in solid birch with linoleum surfaces designed and produced for a Berlin couple who needed a sturdy work desk and larger dining table but not necessarily at the same time. Further units can be added to the moveable desktop shelf to add more storage. Available from the studio.
Emeco Showroom Chicago
Opening for Neocon 2019 and featuring new products from Barber Osgerby and Jasper Morrision along with a wide range of classics from the history of the furniture manufacturers production, the studio has designed Emeco’s first showroom in the US at Suite 1111 11th floor of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago which upon completion in 1930 was the largest commercial building in the world.
See an interview with Oli Stratford of Disegno on the ‘Sustainable Presentation’ stand designs for Emeco in Stockholm, New York, Köln, and Chicago here.