Please save the date our next Designer Networking Event will be held at material[ENVIRONMENT] on Thursday May 27th, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:30pm. Featuring Alexander Purcell's furniture line APRRO.
Also, we are going to have a raffle for one of href="http://sakebombstore.com">APRRO’s sake bombs, so please make sure you bring your business cards!
7466 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Cross streets Gardner and Vista)
PH: 310 272 4912
Street parking is available.
The purpose of our DNG Events is to bring talented individuals who work in the design industry to meet and network their talents and products.
PLEASE make sure you bring your business cards, portfolios and/or images of your work so you can share your products and design work with our members. If you would like to bring a product of your work - we encourage your to do so so we can see your designs. It is important that you bring your materials so we can view your work and products!
Please forward this invite to other interior designers, store owners, showroom managers, artists and product designers that you might know. And remember you need to be a member to join our events so if you would like you can bring your $25 membership fee (for the year) to this event.
Please RSVP (only if YOU CAN make it) - to turquoise.la
We look forward to seeing you on THURSDAY May 27, 2010.
About Alexander Purcell / APRRO
Alexander Purcell graduated with an MA in Architecture from Cambridge
University, UK and studied Product Design at Art Center College of
Design. He spent his formative design career in architecture. Working
at Richard Rogers and Manser Associates in London on projects including the Millennium Dome, the Great Eastern hotel and Sketch restaurant and bar. From there he moved to Los Angeles, becoming an award winning Art Director for M&C Saatchi LA. Among his clients were: The J. Paul Getty Trust, Ketel One Vodka, Qantas, The U.S Department of Commerce, Tourism Australia, City National Bank, Beverly Hills Tourism and the San Diego Zoo.
In 2009 he launched APRRO an interdisciplinary design studio. Purcell’s vision is to produce innovative design that pushes the boundaries of aesthetics, technology and materials; and re-defines the relationship between designer and manufacturer. APRRO debuted its first collection at the ICFF in May ’09.
The Collection has received numerous international features and awards for its launch collection.Including CH+D ‘Best new Product’ and becoming a finalist in Grand Designs awards. Following the success of APRRO’s debut, Purcell launched the sakebombstore.com in November 09. The reputation of the unique decanter inspired by the juxtoposition of a fugu fish and WWII sea mine ran wild through out the internet. The Sake Bomb was awarded ‘Fab 40 USA’ by Walpaper* magazine along with being featured in numerous other publications and blogs around the globe.
The APRRO collection is available through the showroom and vandm.com/MaterialEnvironment
About Owner Ramon Delgado-Maynes / material[ENVIRONMENT]
material[ENVIRONMENT] features the most exciting and innovative names in Mid-Century & Contemporary Design. Continuous themes are presented in 8-10 week intervals, with complete architectural changes within the showroom space
the m[E] collection is comprised of many greats known to Mid-Century Design. Ramon points to the visionary works of Gio Ponti, Paul McCobb, Andree Putman and Charles Hollis-Jones as the major inspiration for his creation of this pioneering space.Also featured at m[E] is lighting and furniture from the eco-conscious contemporary design group, FORD&CHING, as well as the visionary works from APRRO. The art gallery at m[E] shows a variety of International artist from the 16th century through the present.
m[E] is more than a showroom/gallery; it's a place where artists, aesthetes and appreciators of all kinds can congregate to share ideas and gain inspiration. In the forth-coming months, Ramon's plan is to use this space not only for art and design exhibitions, showcases and social gatherings, but as a pivotal place wherein cultural & community concerns are spearheaded.
Opened in March of this year, m[E] features the most exciting and innovative names in Mid-Century & Contemporary Design.
"We all dream of our ideal living and workspaces; what they would look like, the atmosphere we want to create, the comfort, and for many, the elegance. Realizing this dream is often a lengthy process as we search for the furniture, art and accessories that embody us as individuals and make our homes and offices a reflection of who we truly are." - Ramon Delgado-Maynes
In his quest to offer inspiration of a multi-faceted lifestyle, designer & proprietor Ramon Delgado-Maynes has brought his aesthetic viewpoint, or as he calls it, his "brain out-loud", to material[ENVIRONMENT].