Category Archives: architecture

Aesop, Nashville

International skin, hair and body care products retailer Aesop has opened a shop in Edgehill Village, the Australia-based company’s first Nashville store. Aesop Edgehill marks the company’s first collaboration in the Americas with Parisian architects Ciguë. The design studio  previously created Aesop Le Marais, Aesop Tiquetonne and Aesop Islington, among other spaces. Aesop (pronounced EEE-sop) was founded in Melbourne in 1987 and is owned by Brazilian company Natura, which totaled about $4 billion in revenues in 2016, according to businessweek.com.…

Tom Burr / New Haven

450 Sargent Drive, New Haven, Connecticut Open by appointment only Bortolami is pleased to announce the opening of Tom Burr/New Haven, alternatively titled BODY / BUILDING, the third project of the gallery’s Artist/City programming initiative. Over the next six months, Burr will occupy and activate the first floor of the Marcel Breuer-designed office building previously occupied by the Armstrong Rubber Company and the Pirelli Tire Company, now owned by IKEA. Open by appointment only, this Brutalist masterpiece will serve as…

Wolf Gordon – Folio

Wolf-Gordon’s 2017 pop-up installation celebrates the company’s 50th Anniversary via a display of its commercial wallcovering and upholstery partnerships with leading international designers, and its recently published monograph, Wolf-Gordon: Sample Book. The project presents a series of three portals, symbolic of the company’s past, present and future. The project derives its name, “Folio”, from the vocabulary of printed matter and, indeed, books are used in this innovative installation as the basic module of construction. They are arrayed in consistent rows,…

YVES Restaurant

Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein, the proprietors of both Navy and Smith & Mills, are masters at creating restaurants with good vibes. The kinds of places that are foolproof date spots: cool, sleek, welcoming — and never look like they’re trying too hard. With Yves, which is open on Greenwich Street all day and night, they’ve abandoned their signature industrial aesthetic in favor of a design that’s lighter and softer, and the food follows suit. Chef Daniel Berg’s simple, easy…

Aesop, Washington DC

 Created in collaboration with Tacklebox under the leadership of Jeremy Barbour, the design is defined by local heritage, pairing a distinctive visual language with evocative materiality to weave the store into the fabric of the neighborhood.  In a nod to the tobacco barns once common to the area, the 900-square foot space is distinguished by its use of 100-year-old Southern Pine sticks – a humble material traditionally used to hang and cure tobacco leaves. Cut and stacked en masse, 30,000…

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson¹s School of Design eventually collaborating on their senior thesis which became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers’ mothers’ maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York. Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of…