Vellum Design Build and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Exhibition. The exhibition of furniture designed and constructed by CAED students will be on display the 29th - 31st October, 2009 at atmodsphere, 119 choro at higuera in downtown San Luis Obispo. The top entries will also travel to Santa Barbara to be showcased in the Design Within Reach showroom there on State Street, Thursday, January 14th, 2010.
"Best of Show"
"CWA: cradle to cradle"
"RNT: Modern Master Award"
Once again, we have an auspicious team of jurors headed by:
Ron Radziner of Marmol Radziner in Santa Monica. Ron Radziner, FAIA is the principal in charge of design at Marmol Radziner and Associates. Radziner, a Cal Poly alumnus runs the office with fellow alum, Leo Marmol. Marmol Radziner is a unique office in that they celebrate the “joy of making” through a variety of avenues, whether it be architecture, construction or landscape, furniture or prefab housing.
Additionally, we have James Gates and James Brown of PUBLIC in San Diego. Public, an office of architecture and art in San Diego, is headed by Cal Poly Alumni, James Gates and James Brown. Their particular brand of phenomenological design results in a specifically “hands-on” approach to architectural practice. In striving to create an architecture of the senses, it becomes necessary to confront and engage multiple boundaries within the study and practice of architecture. Of critical importance is the process of 'making'. With Public’s own hands, they put physical shape to their model and paper designs. Without the hand of the designer shaping the piece, the practice of architecture becomes mere direction, with the architect only suggesting a vague possibility, not 'making' a conceptual and physical connection.
This year there is also a San Francisco architect on the jury. Gideon Hillman of 8 inc. architects in San Francisco, Hawaii, New York, Beijing, London and Tokyo. Gideon has participated in two Vellum competitions, winning one and finishing runner-up in the Vellum Prize for the other. For more information go to: 8 inc.
Laura Rittenhouse is also on the jury. She is a local furniture designer. Laura is a graduate of the California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area with a bachelor’s degree in fine art – wood furniture. She is drawn to the art of furniture design and how function can be multi-layered. Laura takes inspiration from the natural environment, architecture, weaving and early to mid 20th century modern design. She creates and builds all of her pieces by hand and always strives to make well executed and well crafted pieces of furniture. Laura loves working with wood and designing objects that can be used in the everyday environment. To view her website, go to: Laura Rittenhouse Studio Furniture
Rounding out the jury is Chris Allen of CWA: construction, woodworking and architecture. Chris has participated in three Vellum Design Commpetitions, winning two with partner Bonnie Miller. He spends most of his time building amazingly well-crafted artifacts, furniture and casework.
Design Within Reach– San Francisco-based Design Within Reach (DWR), is a retailer of well-designed furnishings and accessories with close to 75 outlets in Canada and the US will be sponsoring a reception for the 2009 Vellum winners.
Eric MacSwain: Access Compliance Consultants.
Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT Architects), Architect and Professor Ralph Roesling: Modern Master Award.
Erica Jacobson: Wilson & Co. Sotheby’s Intl’ Realty.
CWA Studios, Chris Allen title sponsor of the CWA: Cradle to Cradle Award
Gideon Hillman from 8inc based in San Francisco.
Novo Restaurant, San Luis Obispo.
Corner View Restaurant, San Luis Obispo.
Henri + Tracee de Hahn, San Luis Obispo.
Ian Anderson: Anderson Design + Visualization.
Time + Effort: G.J. Garner Homes San Luis Obispo County Office.
M:OME, Modern Sustainable Living, San Luis Obispo.
Vellum Design Build and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Exhibition.
Exhibit: Thursday, October 29th, 2009, 6:30pm -9:00pm, open during farmer's market
Exhibit and reception: Friday, October 30th, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibit: Saturday, October 31st, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Atmodsphere, 1119 Chorro at Higuera in San Luis Obispo
A. The "cradle to cradle" award for furniture exhibiting special sustainable characteristics and a small ecological footprint. If you intend to have your piece considered for this special award, please mark the "Y" box on the application form and be aware that you are required to submit a one-page description of the sustainable characteristics by the 7th of November.
B. The "modern master" award for truth and authenticity toward the ideals of the Modern Masters. There are no special requirements for this special award. All entrants will be considered in this category.