Thursday, June 19, 2008
Dwell on design: Granola goes designer
|It’s wonderful to see how modern architecture and designers of today are not only incorporating environmentally friendly materials into their products, but are also looking at the manufacturing processes, to exceed expectations and create functional and beautiful pieces that people will actually buy. Yes, turning recycled pieces into something else is not necessarily original, but producing the look of “new” design that feels relevant and stylish in today’s era, while still being kind to the environment, is. Designers today are looking at the entire spectrum knowing that they have to please consumers on a multitude of levels, the ones that claim to be green and the ones that really are. had the pleasure of seeing such creative talents at work at the Dwell on Design Conference and Exhibition at the L.A. Convention Center from June 6-8 where over 200 + exhibitors showcased their work.
I was invited to attend to showcase the collection-Skate Study House (SSH). A collaborative project, created through my vision and the design of Gil Le Bon de LaPointe to recreate popular furniture of the famous Los Angeles-based Case Study House project of 1946-1966 that featured the most innovative and praised furniture installations of their time.
The movements and inspiration behind skateboarding are constantly changing, very much like the world of modern design. This collection brings together action sports, art and contemporary lifestyle with a consciousness on our environment to create a relevant and modern-day display.
Here I am with the innovative Skate Study House designer Gil Le Bon de LaPointe at the Dwell show.