Open House New York Launch Party

Over the course of two days each October, OHNY Weekend opens up hundreds of buildings and sites across the five boroughs for tours and talks. OHNY Weekend celebrates the best of New York architecture and engages the public in a conversation about the importance of design, planning, and preservation to the future of the city.

ABC was there to help celebrate and support this wonderful organization and their mission to inform, educate and inspire. For more information or to get involved, please visit: http://www.ohny.org/

Take Home a Nude

On October 15th, the New York Academy of Art (NYAA) held it’s 24th Take Home a Nude art party and auction at Sotheby’s in the heart of Manhattan. 150 naked or naked-inspired pieces, including work by Will Cotton, Arthur Elgort, Patrick Demarchelier, Yoko Ono and Kiki Smith were up for auction. 700 guests including Padma Lakshmi, Naomi Watts, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, Eileen Guggenheim, and Rachel Hovnanian were in attendance. The night’s honorees were author and journalist Tom Wolfe and New York art critic Jerry Saltz.

ABC proprietor Jonathan Tibett, who is also an NYAA board member, describes the evening as “a wonderful way to celebrate art and life while raising money for a terrific school.” Over $900,000 was raised to held fund NYAA scholarships and programming.

See some of the extraordinary pieces from the evening below…

 

ABC Sponsors 2nd Annual Women in Architecture Awards

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ABC Stone is a very proud sponsor of Architectural Record magazine’s second annual awards program to recognize and promote women’s design leadership. The luncheon ceremony honoring this year’s award winners took place on October 6th at the Time & Life Building in New York City.

This year’s winners of the five awards are:

Billie Tsien, Design Leader: Honoring an architect with significant built work and influence Tsien is a founding partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien, New York. Her practice is known for major institutional and cultural projects, such as the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

Meejin Yoon, New Generation Leader: Honoring an architect who is rising in the profession Principal and co-founder of Howeler + Yoon Architecture in Boston, Yoon is also head of the department of architecture at M.I.T. Her work explores material and experience in architecture at a variety of scales, most recently completing the Sean Collier Memorial at M.I.T.

Anna Dyson, Innovator: Honoring an architect who has made a mark in innovative design and building technology Dyson, professor of design, technology, and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and founding director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE), is an innovator whose work centers on collaborative research among diverse disciplines to develop new systems for building and energy generation.

Pat Sapinsley, Activist: Honoring an architect who has used her skills for effecting change in the public realm Managing director of Cleantech Initiatives at New York University’s Urban Future Lab, Sapinsley brings together green technology and entrepreneurship to create a stronger marketplace for sustainable solutions.

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Educator: Honoring a professional who has helped the advancement of women Taylor is dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. An architect and planner, she was the first woman chairman of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill before bringing her vast experience—particularly in large scale urban and transportation projects—to her role leading PennDesign.

These winners were selected after deliberation by an independent jury including Rosalie Genevro, executive director of the Architectural League; critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen; Jill Lerner, principal of KPF; Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News; and Mark Regulinski, managing director of SOM.

Susan Alisberg of Alisberg Parker Architects, Elizabeth Graziola and Catherine Kirchoff of Peter Pennoyer Architects, Karen Stonely of SPAN Architects, and Susan Grant Lewin joined ABC for the luncheon.

ABC Stone Proudly Presents APS for ABC

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ABC Stone is pleased to present APS for ABC, a collaboration between celebrated Italian architect and designer, Antonio Pio Saracino and ABC Stone. APS for ABC will include an extraordinary range of limited edition functional art furnishings in natural stone, designed for and available through ABC and select art galleries.

By connecting the worlds of art and design, Saracino has successfully created products which are a fusion of form and function. Each unique piece in the collection will be limited to a production of 12 individually stamped and numbered units.

All designs in the APS collection will explore the relationship between the natural and the man-made world. By employing new technologies, sustainable principals, and creative thinking, Saracino pursues innovative design on every scale.

The inaugural piece from the collection, Mineral Table, is made of the world’s purest Blue de Savioe marble and is being featured as part of designLAb, Pacific Design Center’s cutting edge art and design exhibition, now on view through August 2016. The remaining pieces in the collection will be introduced throughout 2016 as part of ABC’s functional art focused White Box Studio coming in January.

ABC and Saracino have collaborated previously on Saracino’s large scale figurative sculpture, HERO, inspired by Michelangelo’s David. HERO is a gift from Italy to the United States, donated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 13-foot high statue fabricated in Vermont Danby Marble is positioned in the public plaza at Three Bryant Park and will remain on view indefinitely, creating a new landmark in the center of Manhattan.

Saracino has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and has designed buildings, monuments and products in a variety of industries. Saracino’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Art and Design, New York and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Email Lyndsey at abcworldwidestone.com with inquiries.

ABC Stone Proprietor Jonathan Tibett honored at INDIXIA

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Long-time Arts for India supporter and ABC Stone proprietor, Jonathan Tibbet, was honored at INDIXIA, an art auction to benefit underprivileged children in India who wish to pursue a higher education in fashion, design, or cinema. Mr. Tibbet was among 5 notable artists and philanthropists honored.

For information on how you can help this worthy cause, click here

Click here for the Women’s Wear Daily’s rundown of the event.

Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold

1509-EUA-NY-Archleague-NY-Beaux-Arts-Ball-0419-538x692 ABC is a proud sponsor of The Architectural League of New York’s Beaux Arts Ball. The annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the League’s schedule of live and digital programs, competitions, design studies and publications including its First Friday and Current Work series, among others. This year’s event was held on September 18th at the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory turned artist/performance space in Queens. Click here to see the League’s highlights from the evening.

Our favorites below…


ABC Sponsors the 6th Annual atHome a-List Awards



At ABC Stone, it’s no secret that we love great design and architecture, which is why we’ve sponsored the atHome a-List Awards for the past 6 years. atHome consistently showcases the best of the best in Fairfield County with stunning photography and compelling editorial. We are grateful for the support atHome and the A&D community of Fairfield County has given ABC through the years and we are thrilled to be part of such an extraordinary evening.

Click here to see more from the 2015 a-List Awards.