Blokwerk design influences

 

As an artist, architecture has always been a major influence, my career path was not to be an architect, but my work often seems to comment on architecture. I was very inspired by the trips to Amsterdam and Berlin. My next move was conceiving Blokwerk which became my my first Brintons collection. Design,engineering, color. Order, geometry, emotion.

“Design is intelligence made visible.”-Le Corbusier

For me it began it began with De Stijl

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Koroseal Studios wallcovering

Just back from NYC, checked into the Hilton and was surprised by my own wallcovering in the lobby and bar! It’s the Koroseal Studio line in a custom caramel color. Very luxe, click here for the line and a link to an interview,http://www.koroseal.com/designer.php?id=11

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If I had thought about it, there was a camel color suede biker jacket at Saks that would have been the perfect match….hummm

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Sneak Peak of New Collection: BLOKWERK from Oren Sherman

Brintons is excited to announce BLOKWERK, an innovative Axminster collection engineered specifically for the corridor, debuting later this month.

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Immersed in the widely influential waters of the De Stijl movement, BLOKWERK presents a collection of carefully composed designs offering an innovative solution to corridor design. Oren Sherman brings a restrained simplicity to the world of Axminster, resulting with the truly collaborative collection of elementally flexible designs. Constructed with harmonious textures and contemporary color palettes, BLOKWERK offers a multitude of ways to balance color and shape, manage scale and proportion, turn corners, and extend perspectives.623x249xblog-sneakpeakbanner.png.pagespeed.ic.zPH5JO6ZTZ“These designs have been engineered with extraordinarily long repeats,” explains artist-illustrator Oren Sherman, “allowing designers to chart inventive pathways through corridors and transform often overlooked spaces into exciting opportunities.”

http://www.brintons.net/americas/en/collections/

Wan Awards rate Las Vegas LINQ Hotel among the worlds best use of color!

Outstanding award submission! The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Elkus Manfredi Architects.https://twitter.com/WANAWARDS/status/684771147720830980

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The Exterior: Color Tells the New Story. I am very fortunate to be part of the amazing Elkus Manfredi Architects team on this project. It began with an audacious idea: “why don’t we paint it plaid?”

The challenge for the new LINQ exterior: change the conversation, make a major statement about the future of Las Vegas using sophisticated, modern, connective design that manifests the fresh creativity of the millennial imagination. With only paint as the material and color the language, The LINQ stands apart as something entirely unique, young, fashion-forward, and hip, a major impact, both in Vegas’s bright desert daylight and in the visual cacophony of the city at night.

Solution: A five-color blue scheme was developed, worlds apart from the predominantly one-note desert-sand color of the old hotel and other resorts on the Strip. Blue paints were custom-mixed to desaturate the black pigment, resulting in five very distinct high-chromic blues. Perpendicular panels on the façades were treated with accent colors that change when seen from different angles and spell out secret messages in binary code, such as “ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN” and “YOU ARE AMAZING.” At night, a simple LED light program turns the entire building into a slow-burn kaleidoscope, moving from rich blues and chartreuse to violets to pinks and corals. The light show connects The LINQ to its surroundings – a first for the Strip – embracing the adjacent High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, in the shower of color. The impact – powerful, beautiful, visceral. The means – simple, creative, inexpensive. The story –nothing less than a paradigm shift in the Las Vegas design vernacular. Summarized in the words of renowned casino designer Roger Thomas, the old Imperial Palace hotel has been “transformed into an exciting and provocative landmark with nothing more than a brilliantly conceived coat of paint.” With one bold stroke, the baton is passed to a new generation.

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Wigs

I recently ran across this incredible artist; Asya Kozina who makes baroque wigs from white paper. How utterly wonderful.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/31246849/Baroque-paper-wigs

“Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. I made a series of wigs. Paper helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed unnecessary details.”

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Brintons Blokwerk

I am very happy to announce my new collection for Brintons: Blokwerk. This is the first of a series of posts to talk about how a collection is born. I have loved Di Stijl for a lifetime, movements that sweep from Architecture, to furniture, to graphic design and painting. They have as much to do with sociology, innovative production techniques, politics and original thought, as much as they have to do with art.

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“The secret of art is to improve on nature, the secret of design is to improve on industry.”

-Voltaire

love organizational systems. Take a look at these paintings by Theo Van Doesburg, a designer I am obsessed by. Beautifully organized, a hybrid of art and graphic design. Oddly not as well known as he is influential.  For me he was big influence as a starting point.

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