LOT Office for Architecture+OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST x Marharam present ‘SPECTACLE’ the 2017 DESIGN MIAMI/ Design Talks Theater

Award winning architectural design firm LOT Office for Architecture  has teamed up with their design studio OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST in partnership with North American textile giant MAHARAM to present ‘SPECTACLE’ , the 2017 DESIGN TALKS THEATER, which will host the  Design Talks program December 6-10th at Design Miami/. 

Using idea exchange as the core principal of the space , there will a plethora of of interesting elements like a cylindrical lectern, sliding seats and rolling spheres to entice the active participation of attendees.  

The salubrious warm atmosphere created by the amber-gold mirrors surrounding the space will reflect both actors and audience members, multiplying and drawing them into engaged listening and lively discussion.

LOT Office for Architecture founders Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis

Founded in 2012 by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, with offices in New York and Greece,  this architectural firm and design studio is dedicated to pursuing strong design concepts with pragmatism and consciousness. Their work has been featured in press including The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper* Magazine, Elle Decor, Frame, Surface Magazine and Phaidon publishers and presented in exhibitions, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Greek Architecture Biennale, and the Salone del Mobile in Milan. 

In 2013 LOT was shortlisted for the European Piranesi Awards and in 2014 was selected for the Wallpaper* Architects Directory, the iconic magazine’s list of the best architectural talent from around the globe. In 2016 LOT won the invited competition to install a Skyline, a large monumental public installation at New York’s Flatiron Building Plaza.

Definitely looking forward to attending the Design Miami/ Talks in this space! 

*Images courtesy of LOT

DESIGN MIAMI/ 2017: COS X STUDIO SWINE STAGE NEW SPRING, MIAMI

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For Miami Design Week 2017,  Design Miami/ has partnered with COS, the fashion brand of choice for men and women who like their design timeless and modern, to stage the COS x Studio Swine installation, New Spring, Miami  at  one of the most iconic Miami Beach Art Deco locations, The Temple House

Following its celebrated award winning debut during Salone del Mobile in Milan, New Spring,Miami is the first stop for this multisensory project.

Studio Swine duo Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves

Studio Swine, is the artistic collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves.  They designed the installation around a focal sculpture that emits mist-filled blossoms that burst and evaporate on contact with skin, but that live on momentarily when met with textured fabrics.

Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS, said of the plans “New Spring, Miami, to me symbolizes exactly what we aim to do with our artist collaborations at COS: create work that reaches as many people as possible and ignites long-lasting partnerships. Alex and Azusa are such wonderful talents, we are so pleased to take this project to Miami Beach.”

“Design Miami/ is thrilled to partner with COS for our 2017 show,” said Rodman Primack, Chief Creative Officer of Design Miami/. “Experiencing COS and Studio Swine’s New Spring installation at Milan Design Week was especially meaningful for Design Miami/ as Studio Swine were selected by us as 2015 Designers of the Future. Collaborating with a thoughtful brand like COS who continues to support new and emerging talent in innovative ways is extremely satisfying and we all look forward to bringing this energy and vision to the fair with Studio Swine’s multi-sensory, interactive offering for all design enthusiasts to enjoy in Miami.”

Adding this exhibition to my Miami Design Week  “Must See” list! 

The installation will be located at The Temple House, 1415 Euclid Ave, Miami Beach from Wednesday 6 December until Sunday 10 December 2017.

Opening times:

Wednesday 6 December: 11am-7pm

Thursday 7 December: 11am – 5pm

Friday 8 December: 11am-7pm

Saturday 9 December: 11am-7pm

Sunday 10 December: 11am – 6pm

*Images courtesy COS and Studio Swine