MULTIPLE NEW LAUNCHES FOR DANAO LIVING AT BDNY

We are happy to finally announce the launch of over two years of product development with the outdoor furniture brand Danao Living. Beginning in the summer of 2014, our studio began working with Danao to develop a wide range of outdoor teak dining concepts geared toward the hospitality and residential markets. This past week at BDNY (Boutique Design New York), Danao exhibited our newly completed Luna, Ethos and Echo series as part of the brand's long-awaited relaunch, along with new works by Monica Armani, Marmol-Radziner, Colin Nourie and others.

These new products are part of much deeper collections we developed that include bar stools, dining tables and bar tables for both indoor and outdoor use. Like all of Danao's products, these new additions to the collection, which are produced in sustainably harvested Indonesian teak wood, are priced to be very competitive in the hospitality market. Stay tuned as we roll out additional products over the coming year with Danao Living.

NEW WORK TO BENEFIT THE DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE

For the second consecutive year, we are honored to have been invited to contribute work to an annual silent auction to benefit The Design Trust for Public Space. This year, specifically for this meaningful effort, we have collaborated with the 3D printing house Shapeways to design and produce our new 'Trois' series of candle holders. These 'Edition of One' objects, made from 3D-printed bronze-finished steel, will be available as part of the Trust's benefit auction on November 1st, with production versions to be released in the coming months.

The Design Trust for Public Space Art + Design Benefit Auction is a special evening that brings together over 500 New Yorkers - leaders in the private and public sectors of architecture, design, city planning, transportation, and real estate - for the sake of our city's public spaces. Please join us on Tuesday, November 1st at Dune Studios to celebrate the Design Trust's unparalleled work in revitalizing NYC's shared spaces. For more information, click the image below.

Ascalon McSwain at The Gilded Owl gallery

We're happy to announce that Turntable, our 2012 collaboration with designer Frederick McSwain will be on exhibit in November 2016 at The Gilded Owl gallery in Hudson, NY alongside the well-curated works of legendary designers Vico Magistretti, Ron Arad and others.

Inspired by history's most enduring piece of musical equipment, Ascalon McSwain pondered a detail sacred to both DJ's and audiophiles, the strobe calibration dots of a record player. The result is an indoor outdoor table that merges practical utility with optical illusion, inviting the observer to move and rotate to experience the end goals of the design. For more images of Turntable and other pieces by Ascalon McSwain, click the image below.

The Gilded Owl is located at 105 Warren Street in Hudson, NY.

Perimeter for Council Nominated for Best of Year!

We are thrilled to announce that our Perimeter collection for the American furniture brand Council has been nominated for Interior Design magazine's Best of Year Awards for 2016! Please support us by clicking the image below to vote for the collection. Voting ends October 14, 2016.

today's feature on freunde von freunden!

We're very proud to be the subject of the latest interview series from the amazing, incredibly-curated Freunde von Freunden website!

"By all appearances, Brad Ascalon’s Upper Manhattan home design studio should belong to a musician. A trio of guitars and a solitary ukulele line the walls; opposite his desk sits a modest keyboard. It’s music that helps the multidisciplinary designer unkink knotty design problems. And judging from the design briefs tacked to the wall—both old and new, ranging from clients like L’Oreal to Design Within Reach—the need for astute problem-solving must arise often. “There’s not much difference between music and art and design,” Brad says after a short stroll along the East River. His dog, Charlie Parker, trots by his side. “They all come from the same place. They resolve themselves in the same ways..."

Click the image below to learn more about Brad Ascalon, his thoughts, his history, his process and his passions outside of design...

OUR NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE!

After months of work, our studio is excited to finally launch our new website! In our WORK section, check out any and all of our products, projects and installations going back to 2004. Within our special NEWS section, we'll keep you up to date on all of our latest launches, exhibitions and press, as well as our speaking engagements, panel discussions and other events with our clients, friends and colleagues. Submit your info to our CONTACT section, and we'll also be sure to send you our latest newsletters during our big launch periods. We look forward to sharing all of this with you in the coming weeks, months and years! And as always, thank you for your continued support for our studio and the work we do.