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Eames Institute

Windows Into Their World

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An exhibition featuring objects selected from the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity. Three distinct explorations—plywood, aluminum and graphics—reveal curious minds unafraid to ask questions, explore and consider possibilities not yet in our vocabulary.


Photography by Nicholas Calcott.


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Latham

In-situ Imagery

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Latham is the world’s leading manufacturer of in-ground pools. When we needed to showcase their swimming pools in a variety of locations across the United States, we turned to computer-generated imagery in lieu of photography. To build these, we created narratives for each location, then designed the homes, backyards and landscapes to match the stories—down to each tile, leaf, blade of grass, and the wet footprints of the “homeowners” who just stepped out of camera.


Realizations by Recent Spaces.


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Designtex

The Bauhaus Project

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This exhibition in Designtex’s Chicago showroom celebrates the unsung women weavers of the Bauhaus on the occasion of its centennial. Oversized black and white documentary photographs line the showroom, capturing the culture of the school. An array of freestanding walls display Designtex’s new collections of textiles and wallcovering developed in collaboration with the Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers estates.


Location photography by Christopher Barrett.


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Herman Miller

An Uncommon Vision, Tokyo

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This was the third installation of an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Herman Miller’s mid-century creative director Alexander Girard. This iteration took place in the street level showroom of Herman Miller’s offices in the downtown section of Japan’s capital. Unique to this installation, a suite of iconic Herman Miller products were upholstered in designs by Girard, demonstrating their vitality decades after they were introduced.


Location photography by Daici Ano.


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Google

Span 2018

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SPAN is an annual conference hosted by Google to explore the ways in which design and technology influence our everyday lives. SPAN 2018 took place in a 125 year old, brick and timber warehouse in the maritime district of Helsinki. We designed a flexible system of totems and signage that could be adapted to the wide variety of spaces within the 35,000 square foot building. Infill panels featured information and graphics that supported a variety of activities and informed the attendees.


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Stille

Furniture Collection

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Providing maximum functionality with a minimum of materials, Stille is a contemporary collection of shelving and occasional tables that we designed using the Abstracta System, a modular set of components developed by the Danish industrialist Poul Cadovius in the 1960s. Available now.


Photography by Alpha Smoot.


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Annie-B Parson

Drawing the Surface of Dance

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Annie-B Parson is an American choreographer, dancer, and director. Using her drawings as a starting point, this monograph explores the dynamic relationship between ideas, objects, movement and space as they combine to tell stories.


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Designtex

Advertising Photography

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Designtex is a company whose mission is to create materials for the built environment. We developed an advertising campaign with photographer Dean Kaufman that captures our client’s creative process in honest and authentic imagery of people, products, places and processes.


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Wilsonart

Advertising Photography

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Photography for Wilsonart, challenges the perception that they are a company making nondescript, commodity products. Intimate settings, dramatic lighting and highly personal styling are used to celebrate the products and demonstrate their fidelity to the materials on which they’re based.


Photography by Gentl and Hyers.


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3form

250 Colors. One System.

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3form’s 2016 NeoCon showroom in Chicago was an immersive transformation of the new color system. Large disks of color resins were suspended, slowly revolving. The resulting effect was magical, continuously changing with new color combinations and juxtapositions. The showroom won Best of Competition honors and Best Showroom Less Than 4,000 Square Feet.


Location photography by Christopher Barrett


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Environments
Plant Seven

This is not a chair. Ceci n’est pas une chaise.

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The exhibition featured the work of forty renowned artists, architects and designers from around the world, each of whom questions the notion of functionality and aesthetics as defining characteristics of the object we think of as a chair. In addition to designing the exhibition, we curated it.


Location photography by Keith Isaacs.


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3form

Making Places

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The 2017 3form showroom is a journey into the power of materials to define and shape our experience. It featured three materials for three immersive experiences, from elemental rusted steel, to atmospheric color to the absence of sound.


Location photography by Blaine Davis


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