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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

While we're talking about Ana Linares...

Selected as one of Gotham Magazine's 20 New York Designers  to be featured in the Home and Design issue - Ana Linares! In good company! Super!

ana linares - Apartment Therapy Article - Post-Posted from December 2010

I owe Ana an apology; she has been so good about keeping me in touch with so much of what is going on in the emerging design world in NY that it was no surprise when I saw her at Kevin McElroy's Cuts/// event (A really wonderful collaboration with Kevin/NY designs & JF and Sons - more follow up on that later!) and she noted I had not posted the link to her super Meetup at the Knoll showroom  with Jonathan Adler. So I post it here now, just for the record!
thanks Ana!


This month’s Apartment Therapy Meetup filled the Knoll showroom to capacity with the return of one of Apartment Therapy’s favorite guests — Jonathan Adler! To start off the evening, we had a twist on the usual “warm up band” — three designers had five minutes to present their product to the group; at the end of all three presentations, audience “cheers” declared the evening’s winner. The one to receive the loudest “votes” for his/her idea will receive special mention on Apartment Therapy this month. Mentions on Apartment Therapy are far-reaching (last month’s presentation of Jeremy Pickett’s BRANN Pendant Lights was picked up by Martha Stewart’s team, who asked to feature Jeremy’s pendant lights in next month’s issue!) so this opportunity is a great one for all aspiring designers. Sign up to present your idea during our monthly Meetups to gain access to Apartment Therapy’s far-reaching audience!
Ana Linares presented her Duo Bookshelf, inspired by Calatrava’s work, light sculptures, and various forms of bent and scored paper. The bookshelf appears to float on the wall, with only two points touching the books. Ana’s chair was selected this year by Design Within Reach for their annual M+D+F competition.
And, as if that's not enough I quote:
 "While all three designers received loud cheers from the group, the evening’s clear winner was Ana’s Duo Bookshelf. Congratulations, Ana!"

ALSO! While I"m at what I missed of Ana's: March 2010:  Daily Candy:

Why, yes, we have read all of Swann’s Way. Display smarty-pants tomes on Ana Linares’s ingenious Duo bookshelf, which makes books look like they’re floating.
Available at supermarkethq.com, $160.


It's hard to keep up with Ana!!

Fort Standard & Kai Williams at The Museum of Art and Design!

From Greg Buntain and Ian Collings email invite I copy this announcement!

Greg and Ian are participating in an open studio event at The Museum of Art and Design:
Fort Standard is proud to announce their participation in the Home Front series at the Museum of Art and
Design (MAD). Along with three other designers from The American Design Club, FS will
have a personal day (April 19th) in the Open Studios at MAD to create an original design piece. The criteria
for the series is to design a “seating element” which can be built in one day during museum hours.
Please join us at the Museum of Art and Design on April 21st, 2011 (7:00 PM) for a discussion on the
processes of an American furniture designer and to see what we have created!
For discounted tickets go to:
Promotional code: “HOME”
Stanley Ruiz
Kia Williams
Museum Location
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Event moderated by Sight Unseen

KAI WILLIAMS!!! Can it be! I will have to call him to see what's up - he didn't tell me about his part in this Pratt Takeover!!


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