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Catch Lambert & Fils at Paris Design Week with their Réflecteur window display. A reinterpreted staging of their Laurent collection.

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Think Piece: Christopher Boots on the Healing Power of Minerals
Christopher Boots’s bronze folding screen shimmers with quartz and lapis lazuli

In his native Melbourne, industrial designer Christopher Boots grew up hunting rocks. His favorite find? Quartz. These days, hunks of the common crystal join a sprinkling of lapis lazuli in the Aussie’s first room divider. “I like to get my hands dirty,” says Boots, who cast the celestial screen in bronze using a lost-wax method to leave hand marks and a surface-of-the-moon texture on the limited edition of eight. Of his innate draw to minerals, the designer says: “I do believe in their healing power. We would probably improve as a species if we had more elements of nature in our interiors.” Available through Twentieth in Los Angeles.

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Christopher Boots, Vanity Screen, 2017
Lost wax bronze, clear quartz, smoky quartz & lapis lazuli
Edition of 8

Christopher Boots spectacular creation, Vanity Screen, is a project of love that has taken four years to realize. Presented at Collective Design in New York in May 2017, the room divider incorporates clear and smoky quartz crystal and lapis lazuli in contrast to a moon like surface cast in solid bronze. The celestial screen is the first in a limited edition of eight.

“In his native Melbourne, industrial designer Christopher Boots grew up hunting rocks. His favorite kind? Quartz. These days, hunks of the common crystal join a sprinkling of lapis lazuli in the Aussie's first room divider. 'I like to get my hands dirty,' says Boots, who cast the celestial screen in bronze using a lost-wax method to leave hand marks and a surface-of-the-moon texture on the limited edition of eight. Of his innate draw to minerals, the designer says: 'I do believe in their healing power. We would probably improve as a species if we had more elements of nature in our interiors.' " (Architectural Digest, September 2017)

Christopher Boots Studio produces a range of custom works both for clients and for design and process development. These pieces are intended to push the limits of the design process and explore materiality in order to advance the designer's craft and vision.

 

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TODD ST. JOHN

DIVISION


August 1 - September 9, 2017


Todd St. John is a New York based designer and artist whose work crosses multiple disciplines and media. In the surfaces and forms of all St. John’s work—whether furniture, product, graphic campaign or illustration—reside the crosscurrents of his varied experiences and interests in texture, scale, light, movement, image, abstraction, and materiality. His furniture and installation works, which debuted in 2015, focus on minimal yet playful forms rendered in natural materials with an eye for fine craftsmanship and detail. The Division series of works featured in the exhibition are comprised of large scale airy geometrical structures formed from solid brass, alongside a series of experimental maquettes that expand the project with variations of form and media. 

St. John’s work has been exhibited widely and was included in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial: Design Now. He taught for nine years at the Yale School of Art’s Graduate Design Program and currently runs a multidisciplinary design studio. 


Todd St. John, Division 01, 2017, Solid brass, 69" × 72" × 18" 



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The contrast between rough and smooth is beguiling...small stones take on the feeling of mountaintops. Bring one home and gaze at the view. --Stefan



Introducing
Katharina Eisenkoeck

Currently based in East London, the Austrian designer Katharina Eisenkoeck creates finely crafted, intricate objects which push the boundaries of contemporary design culture.


 

Ivory Tension Mirror


Katharina designs and produces work with sculptural simplicity and functionality through her distinct use of materials and personal approach. Within the making process, the refining and finishing is critical to her. This material experimentation allows Katharina to create objects that are long lasting and unique.

Camelstone Mirror

Ivory Brown Tension Mirror

Her work has always revolved around simplicity; it is a process of working toward a pure aesthetic. Each piece designed and crafted entirely by hand enables her to cross boundaries between sculpture and design.

 Black Diamond

I never felt compelled to get involved with rugs until I met Brian. The way he integrates metal with textile is brilliant! And I can guarantee you’ve never felt anything so soft and luxurious in a floor covering! --Stefan

Twentieth is proud to announce ERDEN’s Southern California launch.

Founded in 2016 by Brian Erden, ERDEN’s approach to rug design rests on three primary pillars: technique, innovation, and curiosity. Drawing from such disparate genre as theater and physics, ERDEN’s first collection of hand-woven carpets is comprised of materials ranging from suri alpaca to patinated bronze.

HUMPS

Humps uses buried negative space of hemp flatweave and the natural loft of camelhair to effect undulated dunes of pile.

TWO BAR

Two Bar combines unique yarn prep with ERDEN’s patented embedding of objects into a woven textile for the floor—in this case, bronze bars with hand-channeled surface details.

ETCHED

Etched is available in Mohair, Alpaca, Merino, and Hemp with staccato dashes of two types of hand-carved bronze.

PARK

Park uses the pressure contained in each knot to cause an ombre-of-design in an otherwise static trellis.

STEPS

ERDEN’s purest design: Steps in Suri Alpaca.

All designs are available in custom sizes.

For more information please email us at sales@twentieth.net

Once in a while a line comes along, seemingly out of nowhere, that grabs your imagination. This is one of those! --Stefan

Twentieth is proud to exclusively represent Larose Guyon in Los Angeles

Verchères, a small picturesque village along the St. Lawrence River near Montreal is the home of Larose Guyon, the company founded by Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon. Together they work with luxury materials to yield highly original lighting fixtures that possess a keen attention to detail. Their versatile, customizable designs are as much about the warmth and quality of the light as the object itself.

Liane

Liane is a part of La Belle Époque collection which revisits the elegance of the late nineteenth century with artisanal metal objects. The designs recall machinery from the same era re-contextualized to fit into a modern luxury aesthetic.

Le Royer

In contrast to La Belle Époque collection, Le Royer focuses on simplicity through a modern lens. All frills have been dialed down to reveal a smooth and minimal structure. Available in numerous custom configurations.

 

Otero

The Otero chandelier, named after Spanish-Parisian dancer and courtesan Caroline "La Belle" Otéro, is another object in the collection La Belle Époque. Fine metal chains add shimmering layers of detail that are both elegant and imposing, channeling Caroline Otero's exotic style and passion for jewelry.

Perle

Hand-blown glass balls sit atop a brass bar to create a minimal and elegant suspended lighting statement. Available in single, double, and triple globe designs. 

All lighting designs are available in copper, brass, black & nickel.

For more information please email us at sales@twentieth.net



Stickbulb was recently featured in an article by The Editor At Large citing them as winners of this year's Best in Show at NYC x Design. Below is an excerpt from the publication:

"A light installation composed of redwood beams—carbon dating says they’re three centuries old—salvaged from a downtown Manhattan water tower has garnered much attention and taken home NYCxDESIGN’s Best In Show honor for the year. 'Ambassador,' a 16-foot-wide by 8-foot-tall installation by lighting brand Stickbulb in collaboration with RUX, radiated an arc of light over attendees at the Collective Design Fair, held at Skylight Clarkson Sq.

Nearly 150 beams were salvaged for the installation, which was designed to reflect the towering redwoods characterized in John Steinbeck’s book Travels With Charley. (In the classic, the author writes, 'The vainest, most slap-happy and irreverent of men, in the presence of redwoods, goes under a spell of wonder and respect.')

The NYXxDESIGN Awards, the second-annual competition from Interior Design magazine and ICFF, is designed to highlight top products and projects across New York’s month-long design fest. The Best in Show categories were originally intended to source the best of each anchor show (WantedDesign, Collective, ICFF) but this year folded the three categories into one, with Stickbulb honored as top dog across the three shows.

A panel including David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect, Emmanuel Plat of the Museum of Modern Art, Clodagh, Clive Wilkinson, Mark Zeff and other global and New York–centric design and architecture notables was tasked with choosing winners from this year’s selection of some 700-plus entrants, spanning two categories: product (wallcovering, lighting, furniture and more) and project (such as boutique hotel, health and wellness, and urban landscape).

Winning firm Stickbulb was founded five years ago by Yale School of Architecture graduates Russell Greenberg and Christopher Beardsley and has been rooted in the pair’s passion for architecture, modular systems and sustainable manufacturing. Stickbulb has worked with brands including Google, Facebook and Whole Foods, in addition to creating private commissions for hotels, offices and residences.

The brand’s LED fixtures are designed by RUX and made in New York, from reclaimed materials found locally via demolished buildings and sustainable forests. For the 'Ambassador' installation, Stickbulb sourced locally: As co-founders Greenberg and Beardsley tell EAL, 'The construction and dismantling of water towers in New York is scheduled and methodical and there is a market for the reclaimed wood, for sure. Following a lot of research and development, we’ve developed strong local relationships that allow us to get access to select material that is optimal for the fabrication of our products. A big part of our business and philosophy is sourcing beautiful reclaimed wood that has a meaningful and poetic history.' "

 

"The Most Epic New Furniture Collection We Spotted at ICFF

If you didn’t know that New York designer Anna Karlin had a background in set design, you might have guessed from this latest batch of photographs, showcasing the collection she just launched at ICFF in an appropriately brooding setting. Full of luxurious, sculptural pieces of lighting and furniture, the latest collection showcases Karlin’s interest in constantly tinkering with different mediums, as the pieces move from blown glass and carved marble works to larger endeavors like cast bronze, wooden and metal sculptures that hang suspended off a wall-mounted peg rack. In one of our favorite pieces, a sphere of Portuguese pink marble balances on a cube of brass-plated steel, smushed into a dimple of hand-blown glass; in another, a perfectly curving brass-plated steel chaise is lined with soft, cushioned bolsters — a form that in another life might be a pool chair, but here is the epitome of chic."

Read the full article here: http://www.sightunseen.com/2017/06/anna-karlin/




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