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L&G x Henrybuilt: Common Ground installation during NYC x Design

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During 2019 NYCxDESIGN, Henrybuilt will present Common Ground, a showroom installation by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, who conceived the show based on their history working with Henrybuilt and the resulting overlap of the two brands’ values, references, and methodologies.  Ladies & Gentlemen will be featuring new lighting and styled vignettes with object by Origin throughout the gallery space, responding to the Henrybuilt system’s elegant functionality by complementing it with organic forms and soft materiality.  

Common Ground will mark a reconnection of the two brands’ creative roots that can be traced back to their beginnings in Seattle, Washington.  Davis, co-founder of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio began his design career as an intern at Henrybuilt in 2005.  Davis worked closely with founder Scott Hudson to articulate the foundational standards of Henrybuilt’s system.  Lee, Davis’s co-founder at Ladies & Gentlemen, was pivotal in the development of leather products for the company.  In addition to fostering significant growth for the Henrybuilt brand, their six-year working relationship provided Davis and Lee with the philosophical and practical knowledge upon which they based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s driving principles.  This installation will reflect this by highlighting the intersection of the brands’ work in shaping beautifully functional spaces that celebrate elegance and simplicity.

Common Ground

May 17th - June 17th, 2019

Henrybuilt Showroom / 12 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013

Hours: M-F, 11am-6pm

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NY Design Week MAY 15-19

We've yet to have fully unpacked since our big move to New York, but we are ready for the upcoming NY Design week!   L&G Studio will be launching new works, new collaborations, with new friends in new stores all around New York! 

Read below for all the event details and come visit!


L&G SPECTACLE at Offsite
May 15-18

Join us at this year's NY Design week for the launch of new lighting and objects at Sight Unseen's Offsite show including limited edition items in collaboration with Avo, and John Hogan.  We are  excited to be exhibiting alongside John Hogan and Calico Wallpaper while collectively exploring the concept of visual illusion via material, light, pattern, and forms.  You won't want to miss this SPECTACLE show.  #offsiteSPECTACLE

OFFSITE / W. 36th st, New York, 10018
MAY 15-18 / Fri (12-7) Sat-Mon (11-6)


L&G Studio Shape Up for Roll & Hill
May 15-19

We're elated to have our Shape Up lights just recently launched at Salone de Mobile in Milan and then again for NY Design Week at The Future Perfect Showroom and DDC! Come see the new R&H edition as well as other amazing lighting by Jason Miller, Karl Zahn, Paul Loebach, LIndsey Adelman.

The Future Perfect / 55 Great Jones St, NY, 10012

DDC /  181 Madison Ave, NY, 10016



The Shed at The Standard Hotel by Makers & Brothers
May 14-17
 

The Shed by Makers & Brothers travelled all the way from Ireland to host a fresh selection of design and craft favorites in the luscious garden The Standard (East Village).  Come pick up one of our mini chimes and enjoy the sounds of spring.   

The Standard Hotel East Village / 25 Copper Square,  NY, 10012


Outside the Box for Wanted 
May 9th - May 19th

L&G Studio is part of the SEATTLE Outside of the Box curated by Darin Montgomery of Urbancase  for Wanted Design. We're honored to be part of the exhibit which represents a variety of materials and aesthetics employed by the Seattle design community under the common theme of food & entertainment. 

Wanted at Industry City /  2nd ave between 36th & 37th, Sunset Park, 11232

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New Happenings, New exhibits, and New York Times,

We're thrilled to share all these exciting news & happenings in addition to our BIG MOVE!  It's only been the first quarter this year, and already we've had so many exciting things happen as if there were some sort of cosmic forces that made all the stars align and everything have fallen into place beautifully.  The first couple months we did a little west coast tour with great companies like Urban Outfitters (Seattle), Heath Ceramics(San Francisco), and Poketo (Los Angeles).  We launched a new edition of our Ovis Chair with Avo at AD Home show.  Now this coming month, we'll be making our big move to NY as well as showing and attending Salone de Mobile expo in Milan! 

Here's what we're up to this month and in May! 


Roll & Hill Lighting / Milan

APRIL 14th - APRIL 19th

It's official!  L&G will be debuting a fresh revamp of our Shape Up lighting series, through Brooklyn-based Roll & Hill.   We are incredibly honored and thrilled to be in such great company not to mention to be in Milan for the launch at Euroluce during Salone De Mobile. 

MORE ABOUT EUROLUCE

LOCATION: 
Fiera Milano / Strada Statale 33 del Sempione, 28, 20145 Rho Milan, Italy ( HALL 13 - STAND H 12)


Wallpaper* Handmade / Milan

APRIL 14th - APRIL 24th

Each year, Wallpaper* hand picks select designers, makers and manufacturers to create one-off pieces to be exhibited in Milan during Salone de Mobile. L&G Studio is excited to be one of the chosen designers to collaborate with UK-based manufactures to create an exciting new piece under the theme of entertainment, which will be revealed on April 14th.

MORE INFO HERE 


LOCATION: Arcade Casati 32, Via San Gregorio 43 / Via Casati 32, 20124 Milan, Italy

 


BDDW showroom / Milano

APRIL 15th - APRIL 24th

L&G Studio's newly released Shape Up lights for Roll & Hill will be shown alongside a handful of talented American designers including Apparatus Studio, Lindsey Adelman, Karl Zahn, Bec Brittain, Egg Collective, Natalie page, David Weeks, Roman & Williams for Matter, and more! 

MORE INFO


LOCATION:  Via Santa Marta 19A, Milano, 20123, Italy


Bellevue Art Museum / Seattle

APRIL 17th - AUGUST 16th

We're thrilled to be part of a design exhibit featuring 28+ Pacific Northwest designers/makers in one of our favorite buildings in Seattle designed by Steven Holl.  A show curated by the amazing Charlie Schuck.

MORE INFO HERE


LOCATION:  510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


New York Design Week / OFFSITE

May 15 - May 18

Last year's Sight Unseen Offsite was amazing and this year only promises to be even better.  We are proud to be joining an amazing cast of design talent on display at a state-of-the-art photo & event studio just a block away from ICFF.  
We'll be exhibiting new lighting and sculptural  work collaboratively with west coast & east coast friends including Seattle-based glass artist/designer, John Hogan and Brooklyn's Calico Wallpaper.  
 

MORE INFO HERE


LOCATION:  Hudson Mercantile / 500 West 36th Street, NYC, NY, 10018


L&G Studio in T Magazine

L&G studio was featured as one of the 6 new design talents of America in the recent style issue of T Magazine. Read about how we made up words like "Shapeism" in describing our design process of simplify objects to their basic forms and playing them like building blocks.  We're incredibily honored to be featured alongside with other new American talents like Moving Mountain, Calico Wallpaper, Matthew Sullivan,  Steven Halenbeek, and AQQ.

READ THE FULL STORY

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Wind Chime Collaboration Pre-Sale!

We're just a day away from tomorrow's Reclaim NYC x 2 opening partyBut check out the online pre-sale first and to get first dibs!

We couldn't be happier with the result of these wind chimes in collaboration with Nicholas Nyland!  Nicholas made some really special ceramic chime pieces with various shapes, textures, and glazes. So every chime is one-of-a-kind!  

Below are some of process late night shots  and the finished chimes!

We'll also have a whole array of chimes for sale at Noho Next in these 3 styles amongst our Aura lights! The chime ranges from $95-$175

We will eventually put them on our website for sale, but for now, you'll have to come see/shop them in person...and come say hello!

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(L&G) + (NYC x Design) = NEW EXCITEMENT!

L&G is proud to introduce two entirely new collections debuting at the upcoming NYC x Design week starting May 17-20th.

MIRAGE- A collection of optic-bending furniture from shelves to tables.

MARU- A collection of lighting and accessories that explores the functional and aesthetic versatility of mix materials in all types of circular forms.  

Check out the collection HERE.

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

For the past month, we've been practically running on non-stop adrenaline straddling between excitement, caffeine,  and sleep deprivation while gearing up to launch 2 collections, 7 new products, at 5 venues during NYC x Design 2013!  

Here are the list of events that we'll be part of!

1. NOHO NEXT 2013 (we will be there, so come say hello!) @ Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street; May 17–20, 12pm to 7pm. Dylan & I will be there in person while exhibiting our brand new collections Mirage & Maru- a series of work from furniture, lighting, to small home accessories.

2. AmDC’s TROPHY  @ Underground at The Standard, East Village Hotel, 25 Cooper Square; May 17–20 / 12pm to 7pm. We'll be exhibiting our special mirage shelves.

3. RECLAIM x 2  @ 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor; Thursday, May 16, 2013 / 7pm- 11pm. We've donated special one-off editions of L&G wind chimes made in collaboration with artist Nicholas Nyland for Reclaim's second charity sale. 

4. STDARD SOCKET @ Wanted Design- 269 11th Avenue; May 18th-20th / 10am-7pm. Our ‘Full Turn’ lighting will be displayed as part of Standard Socket’s inaugural lighting collection.

5. STORY @ 144 10th Ave; May 1st-May 30th / 11-7pm. We're part of STORY's ever changing retail concept store offering some small gift & home goods at their current [DESIGN] theme popup shop.

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New Collaboration Brewing

We're really excited to be working with our dear friend/artist, Nicholas Nyland in creating a whole collection of wind chimes which we'll launch in mid-May!

We've been posting some process shots on our EXPLORATION page  and we'll be sharing them next week and will be exhibiting them at New York Designweek along with other new works from MAY 17-20 at Reclaim NYC and Noho Design District. (Details TBA) 

We've been a long-time fan of Nicholas' work and been wanting to work with him for years now! We love his fun & uninhibited way wanting to work with him for years now!  We love his uninhibited ceramic pieces and his use of  fun colors and  textures.

Needless to say it's going to be an exciting collaboration and we think it'll yield a really interesting result contrasted with our simple forms and material pallet!

Here are some photos from our brainstorming  session with Nicholas and at his lovely home!

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Natural Selection Lookbook FINISHED!

We're SOOOOO very excited to share our very first lookbook!
We simply can't wait to share this 70 page lookbook with y'all through the magic of the world wide web!
click "EXPAND" to see it full screen! (This whole online publishing is freakin' amazing!)

Launching Natural Selection has been a total learning experience for us. It challenged us in so many great ways and also lead us to so many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with talented people we've admired.
Besides this being first attempt in creating a furniture & lighting product line, it was also our first collaborative project with an artist, Ashley Helvey, our first time having a professional photographer like Charlie Schuck help us take fantastic studio shots, our first time showing at Noho Design District during NY Design Week, which then lead to our first feature in Surface Magazine!
We couldn't be any happier with all the great responses we've been getting so far!
We really hope that this can lead to some more exciting opportunities down the line! 
 

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Natural Selection Lookbook Sneak Peek!

We've been working long and hard....(mostly long) on putting together a lookbook for our Natural Selection collection we launched back in May during NY Design Week!

We wanted to create a visual guide that communicates our vision & inspiration behind the collection.  More and more, we realized just how much of the PNW surrounding has influenced us and our work. Whenever we go on nature walks, we end up collecting random nature findings, taking a ton of photos of everything we see...colors, texture, shapes, materials, and scenery with the hope of capturing all the wonderful feelings we experience when being out in nature....

The Natural Selection collection is very much about how we reinterpret the humility and warmth that nature provides.

Here are just some of outdoor shots we took around our neighborhood in Seattle for the lookbook! (which we'll soon share!)     

 

   

 

 

 

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NDD Report on Sight Unseen

Check out everything that Monica & Jill (from Sight Unseen) did for Noho Design District including our Ovis Chair & Aura light at Zero + Maria Cornejo.

See the full post HERE!

It was seriously amazing to see all the shows, spaces, and works they coordinate and organized for the entire neighborhood of Noho during New York Design week. I don't know how they did it all...but my suspicion is that they just don't ever sleep. Yup.

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Getting ready for NY Design Week!

We've been feeling like Super Mario Brothers for the past week and a half trying to pass every level of finishing our products, taking photos of our work, editing the photos, sending out a newsletter & press releases,  pack & shipping our furniture & lights so it'll get to NY in time, remembering to pack our clothes (and underwear), making sure our water bottle doesn't have any water in them when going through security,  and remembering to put our shampoo, contact solution, utility knife, hammers, drill bits & screws in the checked luggage and NOT in our carry on.... 

It's usually stressful leading up to catching the flight, but once we're on the plane we feel we can at least relax a little being so far away from work...and instead be able to enjoy a view like this....the high altitude sunset and little itty bitty frost crystals that forms on the window...so neat.

Then we land in NY....and then it's back to frantic town all over again!! So now we're on to the next challenging level of dealing with all the logistics in New York to set up our work up in time for Noho Design District!! And this level is all about doing errands in middle of Manhattan....WITH A MINI VAN! And boy did we let loose on the horn.

It's only been our first full day in NY and we're already exhausted from all the rush and trying to get everything set up!!! Luckily there was enough adrenalin going through both of us that kept us from just passing out....

Anyway....here's what we did and some photos of our first day

11am-1pm Arrived at Zero + Maria Cornejo to scope out the space and figure out a plan of attack on how we can set up our lights, hanging chair, floor chair, side tables and plant hangers.

Lovely window display of paper cranes in Z+MC

And me (Jean) getting distracted/tempted by all the amazing beautiful Z+MC shoes & clothes.....

1pm-2pm: Went over to Heller Gallery in Meatpacking district to deliver our Nyth bowls  for RAW+UNFILTERED show by AmDC.  We got a little sneak preview and is totally psyched to have our works be shown amongst some amazing works there. Here's our bowls next to our table buddies, Fort Standard, who made these cast bronze candelabras!

2-4pm  did some major driving around where we borrowed a 10ft ladder that we somehow fit in the mini van, then  got a bunch of light bulbs at a hardware store, and went to this awesome plant called Plantworks for plants for our plant hangers.... I got to look at some AMAZING giant plants and cacti I wish I needed. I love NY for all their little mom & pop shops with the best things.  

430pm We set up a mobile work station in our friend's classy mini van and illegally parked for an hour and a half just to claim a street parking spot by 6pm...yah....parking in Noho, that's the kind of fun logistics we love. I know I should be ashamed to even admit doing something as desperate as camping out in a van just to claim a parking spot...but it was TOTALLY worth it for the spot right outside the shop and that we didn't have to pay $12/hr. Wow...I'm totally starting to sound like a cheap old lady!  yay!

6pm-8pm: Then for 2hrs all we were able to do is hang some Aura lights before everyone at the shop had to leave!! Despite the little progress we had, I was really happy with how the lights look in front of the amazing large scale photo of Maria's clothes by Mark Borthwick,  an artist/photographer and also Maria Cornejo's husband.  Talk about a super couple....seeesh!

So now....we gotta get up in butt crack of dawn to head over there and do the rest of the set up. woo hoo!!

more & more for later!

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Sneak Peak Process Shots on Sight Unseen

We love process shots and apparently so does Sight Unseen!

They shared a nice post sharing some pics of our chairs in collaboration with Ashley for Noho Design District.

We've been pretty active on posting our process almost daily on our tumblr & Instagram (jeanLGstudio), so you can see more there, too!

Also the Sight Unseen post shows more sneak peak process shots of other talented friends from Iacoli & McAllister and Fort Standard... plus others talents we hope to meet like Caitlin MociunMakers & Brothers, Bec Brittain and more...more...more!!!

Just awesomness all around!

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L&G + Ashley Helvey

This all started back in March when we went over to Ashley's moving sale (yes, I got some awesome stuff!) at first was just us doing a little shopping, but one thing lead to another, we ended up talking about a collaboration of some sort! 

This year, we REALLY REALLY want to make it out to NY for ICFF & NY Design week, since we've never been!! We firgured this would be the best time to collaborate & come up with something to submit.

We've always admired Ashley's warm & natural sensibility of using super natural materials. So we thought it would be great to merge both of our aesthetic to design & create furniture pieces for NY Design Week.  We' were so excited to hear that Ashley was just as excited about it as we are!

Our first brainstorming session was at Elliot Bay books. Without shame, we sat down and just covered the whole table with bunch of vintage books, drawings, inspirations, and materials to look at together. We were like kids in a playground going from one idea to another getting more and more excited as we talked & sketched. 

At the end of the meeting we decided to go with designing some sort of lounge chair or hanging chair...the concept & design was still a bit undefined, but we continued to explore...

We then looked at some random materials we had sitting around our house in hope to find something that can really compliment Ashley's rustic warm aesthetic and also utilizes her textile skills. 

Below are some of Ashley's felting & weaving project she was working on another day when we went over to talk. If you follow her blog, you'll quickly get a sense of how everything she captures is beautifully simple, warm, and balanced....and something that we really want to embrace.

I held on to this little tiny ball of Navajo wool sample from Ashley for the longest time...not only to look at it as a sample, but also because it was so darn cute & fuzzy! 

playing with some materials....but ended up looking like a robot!

Various cotton ropes to mock up a mini hanging chair concept

All this is still quite priliminary....but I think we've honed in on some good general direction and pallet focusing on a more natrual, simple, and warm feel.  Good thing we live & work in the same place, so we can literally look at all this 24/7!!

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