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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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!!

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