Azure Magazine: AZ Awards

Awards of Merit: Design, Interior Products

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Natural Dimensions – New York designer Jill Malek’s mixed-media wallcoverings for residential or commercial interiors – are made of metallic vinyl with hand-sewn dimensional-felt embellishments. The line’s richly tactile surfaces come in four distinct patterns: Melt (which looks like a hazy sunset), Rainfall (evocative of sleeting rain), Terrains (resembling shifting landscapes) and Babylon (akin to the branches of a weeping willow). The prints have been imposed on 
commercial-grade VOC-free vinyl and are customizable to fit almost any size of wall. Just try to resist touching them.

Project Natural Dimensions Design Jill Malek with Daniel Tillman of C3 Design, U.S.

AIA: Center for Architecture - Topiary Tango

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Date: Thursday, July 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., NYC
Price: Free

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What is topiary and why are we talking about it?

Topiary Tango takes a playfully serious look into the horticultural practice of trimming bushes into geometric shapes. Curated by the 2017 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant recipient Mark Zlotsky, the exhibition delves into the research conducted during his topiary-laden trek through Italy, France, and the United Kingdom.

Learn the ancient history of verdant sculpting, see how the craft creates flamboyant figures out of banal bushes, and consider how this leafy medium can be used as an architectural building material.

Join us for the opening on July 11!

Register

The Selects Gallery | Art New York

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ART NEW YORK RETURNS FOR FIFTH EDITION WITH 70 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES OFFERING CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, POST-WAR AND POP WORKS    The highly-anticipated fifth edition of  Art New York  returns to Pier 94 Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season. The fair will kick off with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday May 2 at 2pm before the fair opens to the public at 5pm.    Art New York will showcase noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and will feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculptures presented by nearly 300 artists represented by 70 international galleries across 50 cities in 18 countries. The fair also includes CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to showcase emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.    Art New York provides a fresh alternative for new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals and art world luminaries to discover and acquire a carefully-curated, content-rich presentation of investment quality artworks from both the primary and secondary markets including KAWS, RETNA, Pablo Atchugarry, Jean Michel Basquiat, Fernando Botero, George Condo, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Francisco Masó, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg , and  Andy Warhol . Galleries at Art New York have previously exhibited at Art Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, The Armory Show, Masterpiece, the Art Dealers Association of America’s The Art Show and more.    “For our fifth edition, we are proud to present a premium art fair that showcases an impressive selection of artworks from artists of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as work from the most significant emerging artists,” said Nick Korniloff, Director, Art New York. "In addition, our presentation provides a worthy complement to the activities taking place during New York art week.”    Art New York will provide complimentary shuttle service between Art New York and the Frieze Ferry at East 35th Street. The Fair will allow complimentary admittance to all Frieze and TEFAF VIP cardholders.

ART NEW YORK RETURNS FOR FIFTH EDITION WITH 70 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES OFFERING CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, POST-WAR AND POP WORKS

The highly-anticipated fifth edition of Art New York returns to Pier 94 Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season. The fair will kick off with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview on Thursday May 2 at 2pm before the fair opens to the public at 5pm.

Art New York will showcase noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and will feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculptures presented by nearly 300 artists represented by 70 international galleries across 50 cities in 18 countries. The fair also includes CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to showcase emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.

Art New York provides a fresh alternative for new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals and art world luminaries to discover and acquire a carefully-curated, content-rich presentation of investment quality artworks from both the primary and secondary markets includingKAWS, RETNA, Pablo Atchugarry, Jean Michel Basquiat, Fernando Botero, George Condo, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Francisco Masó, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. Galleries at Art New York have previously exhibited at Art Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, The Armory Show, Masterpiece, the Art Dealers Association of America’s The Art Show and more.

“For our fifth edition, we are proud to present a premium art fair that showcases an impressive selection of artworks from artists of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as work from the most significant emerging artists,” said Nick Korniloff, Director, Art New York. "In addition, our presentation provides a worthy complement to the activities taking place during New York art week.”

Art New York will provide complimentary shuttle service between Art New York and the Frieze Ferry at East 35th Street. The Fair will allow complimentary admittance to all Frieze and TEFAF VIP cardholders.

Bullet Proof Furniture + Hip Hop Architecture

I was reading one of our trade magazines this morning, on the train, and an article caught my eye. It was entitled The Bulletproof Environment. It was a an article that dealt with the growing need to anticipate people with guns, in the built environment. Manufacturers are now producing furnishings with textiles that are bulletproof and furniture that has handles so that in the event of a gunman they can be used as shields. Although the article had the greater good in mind, it saddened me greatly. Architecture and design is supposed to react to the needs of society but this is very depressing.

With that as a start to my day, I didn’t have high hopes, until I got further into the magazine and read an article on NCARB’s Hip Hop Architecture Camp, held in DC. It was a week long intensive program to introduce under-represented youth to architecture and urban design. A troubling statistic is that only 2% of architects, in the US, are African American. With local architects and designers as mentors they helped students create physical and digital models as well as a better understanding of the roles architects and designers play in our society. At the end of the program each of the youth created a rap verse to explain their design.

Although these are two completely different takes on our society I much prefer the long game of education and from that we’ll create a society that doesn’t see the need for guns.

For more on the program: NCARB

Jill Malek's Natural Dimensions Collection | AZ Awards

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THE  NATURAL DIMENSIONS COLLECTION HAS BEEN SELECTED BY AN ESTEEMED INTERNATIONAL JURY AS A FINALIST IN THE INTERIOR PRODUCTS CATEGORY OF AZURE’S 2019 AZ AWARDS! IT IS AN HONOR TO BE AMONGST 68 FINALISTS CHOSEN FROM 1175 ENTRIES FROM 50 COUNTRIES. PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING FOR THE 2019 AZ AWARDS RUNS FROM APRIL 4 - MAY 3, 2019. YOU MAY VOTE FOR ONE PROJECT PER CATEGORY. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VOTE HERE !>>

Wilton Carpets: Havana Axminster

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“Havana is one of four new ranges to use our brand-new Creations, a colour palette made for modern hospitality and leisure environments,” said Damian Roscoe, head of creative at Wilton Carpets. “Packed full of on-trend blues and greys, the range is a great way to introduce a sophisticated contemporary look in a ‘stock’ carpet that’s made specifically for pubs, bars and restaurants.”

The narrowloom 0.91m width is ideal for the often-complex layouts of these establishments, working with designs that can go wall-to-wall in even the most historic of buildings without a straight wall in sight. Axminster woven in a durable, seven-row quality from a wool-rich blend that’s perfect for corridors, lounge areas and busy bars, Havana’s dark base colours and patterns also work to hide dirt between cleans.

As part of Wilton’s Ready to Go collection, all 10 of Havana’s vibrant, modern designs are available in any quantity, delivered within just 14 days.

Baker Hesseldenz: Dudley Chair

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Baker + Hesseldenz Studio’s ‘Dudley’ gives dining chairs a good name by prioritizing luxury over pragmatism and comfort over idealism. It’s “crafted from walnut with solid-bronze slats that are individually hand-shaped in our shop to give the appearance that they have been ‘woven’ through the back structure. The back perches atop a tall comfortable cushion," says co-founder Scott Baker.

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