Materials

Glass Artistry

Glass Artistry

Both palette and canvas, glass is infinitely mutable and eloquently transmissive. The seduction is powerful.

It is impossible to separate glass from light. It simply does not exist without light behind, below, before, above, or through it. It is that intrinsic relationship that draws designers and artists to choose glass as their medium. And as technology continually refines manufacturing techniques and lighting options, the possibilities inherent in glass are virtually limitless.

NeoCon East Sustainability Exhibit

Beauty of the Waste

Gensler’s Baltimore team reveals the ironic beauty of a resource we routinely squander.

When the Merchandise Mart asked Gensler’s Baltimore office to create a sustainability-focused experience for NeoCon East, Jim Camp and his team took it personally.

The exhibit’s goal was to promote dialogue around sustainability and offer visitors a point of pause and inspiration in the generic Baltimore Convention Center lobby before they entered NeoCon.

The New York Times Building Facade

Making Headlines

At the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times Building, Pentagram melds signage, architecture, and brand identity for Times Squares’ founding tenant.

When Pentagram was brought on to conceive the façade identity for The New York Times Building, it was obvious that signage should be integrated with the building’s innovative brise soleil, a curtain wall of white ceramic rods designed to control light and heat intake.

de Young Museum

Skin Deep

The ethos of San Francisco’s de Young Museum is embedded in its copper skin and in architecturally integrated donor recognition.

San Francisco’s de Young Museum had been closed to the public since 2000 after being damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. After two bond issues for its reconstruction failed, it looked as though the museum might never reopen.

Blueraven Creative

Image of SensoryPEN

Blueraven Creative (Wauconda, Ill.) will roll out a new user-friendly SensoryPEN design over the next few months. Clients will be able to sound-enable exhibit panels, outdoor trail markers, displays, print, and even corporate poster presentations. No computer or wi-fi needed; simply touch and listen. The SensoryPENs and audio buttons will be sold separately, providing exactly what clients want in interactive and accessible designs.

Skyline Design - New York Design Center

Photo of Skylline Design Showroom

Skyline Design (Chicago) recently opened its expanded showroom in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. Located in Aristeia Metro’s showroom on the 14th floor, the remodeled space features 12 glass panels in award-winning patterns displayed in full size and scale. It showcases a range of techniques, opacities, and designs from select collections, as well as artwork from Henry Domke.

Blueraven Creative

Photo of SensoryPEN

Blueraven Creative (Wauconda, Ill.) created SensoryPEN, a new, affordable, and fun way to add audio description, multiple languages, games, and interactive audio components to a museum's exhibits.

SensoryPENS play audio recordings when touched to specially printed, almost invisible codes that are embedded into various substrates: laminated paper, vinyl, high-pressure laminate, tile, porcelain enamel, and more.

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