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NEW & OUTSTANDING
The Wrensilva whiskey-inspired console, a cloud-shaped sofa by Bend Goods and SCAD Lacoste pays homage to Pierre Cardin.
BY RYAN WADDOUPS
July 02, 2021
New & Notable is a cultural tote that highlights exciting new products and projects from our brilliantly creative members of The List. Along with new releases, events, and happenings, the moments below indicate the power they have to move the needle forward in many areas, including architecture, design, fashion, and art.
M1 Console by Wrensilva x Jack Daniel’s
The American manufacturer of modern turntable consoles reinvents its flagship console, the M1, with a sleek black outer shell and details inspired by the character of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. It will be auctioned in partnership with musicians such as Zedd, K. Michelle and Ashley McBryde on Charitybuzz on July 6 and the proceeds will go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
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SCAD Lacoste reopens with a Pierre Cardin exhibition
After temporarily closing due to the pandemic, SCAD Lacoste has reopened with an exhibition dedicated to fashion legend Pierre Cardin entitled âNotre Ami, Pierre Cardinâ. Five alumni also participate in the university’s workshop program to create and work in activated studio spaces in historic caves.
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Bond Hardware x POWRPLNT Residence for young creatives
This fall, POWRPLNT will host the first Bond Hardware x POWRPLNT Sustainable Design Young Creative Residency, which is open to 16-24 year olds interested in exploring sustainable design from ideation to market. The program, which runs from September 15 to December 15. 15, offers one-on-one mentoring with Bond Hardware to learn the ins and outs of creative entrepreneurship, sustainable business practices, production, product design, creative management, and e-commerce, among other areas. Applications will be accepted until July 15.
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Nanda sofa by Bend Goods
Designed by Guarav Nanda and the team at Bend Goods, the cloud-shaped Nanda sofa features a set of rounded square shapes that can be separated and rearranged in endless arrangements for living room or seating. Inspired by Italian furniture from the 70s, the sofa also offers the possibility of mixing colors and patterns with multiple fabric options. The idea arose out of Guarav Nanda’s personal need for something practical: âIt’s like sitting on a cloud,â Nanda describes of the comfort of the sofa. “I wanted something casual, understated, with a visually interesting back and sides, because it became the centerpiece of my home.”
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Ratana launches Terana outdoor furniture label
When the creative minds of Ratana felt nature pull at their souls during the lockdown, they were forced to uplift the brand with its best offerings yet. Joanna Leung, Vice President of Strategy at Ratana, enlisted designer Enrique Moya-Angeler to design a brand new furniture label that takes inspiration from nature’s most breathtaking elements: water ice, sand and stone. Called Terana after the French word for ‘terrain’, the brand offers a carefully selected assortment of outdoor furniture that not only reinforces Ratana’s sustainability, but writes a love letter to nature.
Atrium Outdoor by Patricia Urquiola for Kvadrat
The Spanish designer’s latest textile, called Atrium Outdoor and available in a range of warm shades, features a subtly spontaneous pattern reminiscent of stripes on wallpaper. To achieve the effect, two yarns of similar colors are combined with a contrasting yarn that imbues the textile with distinctive depth and a subtle wavy movement in the foreground. âSeen from a distance, it looks homogeneous,â says Urquiola, âbut at the same time, its ‘striped’ design projects a sense of movement. Â»Atrium Outdoor is also water repellent, quick drying and completely free of fluorocarbons.
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