SACRED SPACES

JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS is delighted to open its door to a dear artist, friend, and family member, Roshan Houshmand.

Roshan lives and creates her art in Andes, New York, in the Catskill Mountains and has been an artist there and abroad for more than three decades.

Her “Sacred Spaces”, a collection of works invoking the east as a metaphor of the west and vice versa, will accompany you through a journey of inspiring relationships, symbols, patterns and chance.

Incorporating Asian designs, floral patterns and mirrors, elements of the east are integrated in a western context. Traditional decorative and symbolic motifs with the subtlest of mutations are transformed dramatically to assume familiar shapes; familiar only because the images speak with the appropriate elan for the western context of experience. The mood evoked is a perfect and harmonious mixture of the inexplicable mystery of Persian gardens and the transcendent spirituality of the western abstraction.

The exhibition includes works on paper, and oil and mixed media paintings on canvas.

Please come to welcome Roshan in our showroom on Thursday, May 15th 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest.

TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT ROSHANHOUSHMAND.COM

Open Studio: May 15th to June 17th (10am – 6pm)

(For Friday visits, call 203.965.1238)

JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS

31 Howard Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013

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ARCHITECTURAL PANELING SYSTEM

Spanning 4 floors of stairs and conference rooms, our stack wall has never been so monumental. Built from cuts of live edge Spalted Maple slabs, JOHNHOUSHMAND developed this stack wall application to find a way to take the dynamic outer edge of the tree and turn it into an Architectural System.

Appreciating not only the aesthetic value of this design, but also the sustainable value, HAVAS WORLDWIDE with TPG ARCHITECTURE chose this methodology to define the visual signature of their new NYC headquarters.  Embedded in the stack are Blackened Steel boxes that allow HAVAS to change display features dependent upon visiting clients or current campaigns. This is one example of how remarkable yet flexible this paneling is, and defines it as a distinctive option in not only commercial, but also hospitality and residential sites of any scale.


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LOVE’S LABOR

JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS in collaboration with Studio e Partners is proud to present recent works by STEVE BURNETT.
Steve is a friend, artist, fellow farmer, and overall amazing soul whose multi-faceted self translates boisterously on the page in his paintings. Off the page, he radiates these selves outward with no bounds.
When wearing his artist’s hat, Steve creates watercolors which are each a light point and labor of love. I would hope anyone with optimism, affection, mirth and wit will come visit with these dreamy visions. Maybe even adopt one and take it home to further inspire. They will not disappoint.
I hope you can join me at the showroom to fete Steve at the Artist’s Reception on Friday, February 7th, or at the Open Studio on Saturday, February 8th (RSVP required, please see below). I look forward to seeing you there and sharing the ethereal world of Steve’s conjuring.
Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest.

JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS

in collaboration with STUDIO e  PARTNERS

Artist Reception and Wine Tasting: Friday, February 7th | 6pm – 8pm

Open Studio: Saturday, February 8th | 10am – 1pm

JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS
31 Howard Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

RSVP by January 31st, 2014: eande@studioepartners.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING STEVE BURNETT’S WORKS, PLEASE CONTACT:

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INSON WOOD at THE WATERFALL MANSION

Art. Architecture. Real Estate. Luxury. Design. The triumvirate powerhouse of architect Inson Wood, real estate developer Kate Shin, and realtor royalty Ivanka Trump have teamed up to re-brand and re-launch The Waterfall Mansion on Manhattan’s upper East Side. And JOHNHOUSHMAND is thrilled to have been embraced in this lifestyle vision.

Featuring Manhattan’s tallest indoor waterfall, the interiors have been brilliantly executed by Inson Wood.  Conveying his passion about living with great art every day, Inson has installed a stellar range across style and media. With tapestries by Chagall and Picasso, carpets by DuBuffet, sculptures by Edwina Sandys, Murakami and Auguste Garufi, paintings by Warhol, Richter and Justin Bower

And, there is art as furniture.  Mixed in amongst all of these luminaries, also in an array of media, are multiple JOHNHOUSHMAND pieces.

We would love to take you on a personal tour of The Waterfall Mansion. Please call the showroom to schedule your exclusive visit 212-965-1238.


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BEST OF YEAR AWARDS 2013 VOTE FOR JOHNHOUSHMAND (October 1-11)

Hard to choose a favorite amongst one’s own creations – - like choosing your favorite child – - but we’ve made our final submissions to Interior Design Magazine’s “Best of Year” competition. We would be honored to have your support in the voting process.

Voting for the BOY is a bit tricky so we’ve put together some instructions to walk you through. Voting is underway and will run until October 11th.

Interior Design Magazine’s Best of  Year Awards

VOTE HERE

Voting Instructions

1. Register by clicking “My Account” in the navigation bar. You cannot vote without being registered. Once registration is complete, it will return you to the voting page.

2. Click the orange “Vote” button in the upper right corner of your favorite design to make your selection.

3. Make sure to press the right arrow (>) from the bar labeled .

Once on it with the cursor, the arrow (>) will change into “Next” after each category in order to place your vote.

4. You are asked to vote in EVERY CATEGORY. In fact, your votes will not be submitted unless you make a selection in ALL CATEGORIES.

Hey – good design is always worth perusing.

You can find our work in these categories

Furniture: Contract/Desking 0184 Black Walnut Desk with Acrylic Legs

Furniture: Contract/Tables 0273 Engineered Log Table AND 0268 Black Walnut Table with Slate Insert

Furniture: Residential/Dining Tables 0262.1 Acrylic Slab Dining Table with Black Walnut Microslab

Materials and Surfaces Live Edge Stacked Spalted Maple Wall Panel System

Seating: Residential/Lounge 0044.5 Acrylic Headboard with Black Walnut Microslab

VOTE HERE

WITH OUR WARMEST THANKS!!


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CHALK IT UP!


“Consciousness over physics,” describes how John views the challenge of combining diverse materials in unexpected ways. Fusing two elements, whose inherent properties appear completely contrary, into a beautiful and fully functional piece of art is why many seek JOHNHOUSHMAND creations.

Havas Worldwide, one of the leading global advertising and communications companies, commissioned us to create a communal table for their break room that would facilitate the ever-changing creative process. Monumental in scale at 24’ long, they asked if we could incorporate a “chalk board” feature with our signature live-edge wood aesthetic. Additionally, the wood used had to meet their deep commitment to sustainability.

Using a tree that was downed in a nor’easter, we began. Turning two live-edges of high character black walnut in towards the center of the table, and creating mating live-edges in Italian slate, Table No. 0268 comes alive with touch, kiss, and flow. Elevated on blackened steel legs with a stiletto heel curve, this communal table invites the firm’s creative talent to gather for sustenance as well as stimulation. Coffee in one hand, chalk in the other, No. 0268 invites all to gather and brainstorm.

Chalk it up to Houshmand to design and create a venue to bring creative ideas to the planet.

Check out this great time lapse of No. 0268 being installed! Created by the amazing team at TPG Architecture!

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DALE COHEN DESIGNSTUDIO AND JOHNHOUSHMAND: MONUMENTAL LANTERN AT THE HAMPTON DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

This summer we have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful designers who have featured the work of JOHNHOUSHMAND in their show house spaces. Working with Dale B. Cohen for dale cohen designstudio’s space at the Hamptons Designer Showhouse was an exciting creative endeavor. What emerged from this collaboration was groundbreaking and innovative!

Dale’s initial concept for her room on the Terrace Level of the Hamptons Designer Showhouse was to create a beautiful space for a collection of art.  Taking this creative approach allowed Dale to work without the constriction by a specific program, like a bedroom or bathroom, affording her the opportunity to make something out of the box.  During the preliminary discussion between John and Dale, John shared his enthusiasm about expanding into the world of lighting.  Dale was looking to create a large and sculptural object to animate her room.  Sitting down together, the collaboration between the two designers was an easy exchange of ideas arriving at the Monumental Lantern, No. 0277.

John looks for his work to bring about an extraordinary way of viewing the physical world. The materials used to design and create are chosen with the utmost care and due diligence in order to achieve a physical creation that evokes a visceral and soul touching experience.

With this project, it was the weaving process that allowed the design intent to come to full fruition. The materials themselves had limits and these constraints defined the work and the ultimate shape of the lantern that was achievable. Woven, razor thin micro slabs of wood, converging with the iridescent cast of frosted acrylic, all held together by an ethereal glow. The Monumental Lantern emerged as a beautiful, elegant form.  And while massive in its actual dimensions, the lantern achieves an air of lightness and floating, especially when lit.

This melding of geometric rigidity and natural looseness is only the preliminary step towards future lighting possibilities at JOHNHOUSHMAND. We are positive that Dale’s room in the ShowHouse will give an extra “glow” to the summer.

The 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse is located at:
990 Brick Kiln Road, Bridgehampton, New York
(For GPS navigational systems, please use Sag Harbor, NY 11963, or click here.)

Open Daily Monday to Sunday
Sunday, July 21 to Monday, September 2
11AM to 5PM

  • Admission is $35 and includes a Journal.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the door or may be purchased in advance.
  • No admission 30 minutes before closing.
  • No strollers, infants, children under 6, or pets are admitted.
  • House built by Bodenchak Design and Build
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LongHouse Reserve: White Night Summer Benefit

Jack Lenor Larsen and John Houshmand have a shared history of mutual respect, deep admiration and collaboration.  We are honored by the request to have our No. 0222 Cast Aluminum Director’s Chair – clad in a signature Larsen textile – be a featured item at the upcoming auction benefiting Jack’s foundation at LongHouse Reserve.

When founding LongHouse, Jack’s mission was to create a place that exemplifies living amongst art in all its forms.  His collections of ethnographic and handcrafts, gardens, sculpture and programs invite the public to embrace a life as textured and signature as his textiles. Layers of beauty mature and evolve from season to season at LongHouse, never failing to inspire anyone who crosses its bound. This philosophy is deeply inspirational to John and all of us at JOHNHOUSHMAND and motivates our love for nature, natural forms and combined materials.

This Saturday, July 20th marks this year’s benefit auction evening and LongHouse will be honoring architect Richard Meier, artist Ai Weiwei, and in memoriam of Lisa de Kooning. Bids for pieces in the auction can be placed online in advance of the auction at: http://paddle8.com/auctions/longhouse.

LongHouse Benefit Info:

Date: July 20, 2013

Dress: Shades and Shapes of White

6PM: Cocktails in the Garden and Silent Auction

8PM: Dinner and Performances

LongHouse Reserve | 133 Hands Creek Road | East Hampton, New York 11937

For more information call Joanne @ 631.329.3568

Reserve/Purchase tickets here:

https://longhouse.org/longhouse-instore?catid=6&productid=71

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THE DESIGN STUDIO AT HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS

If you weren’t able to stop by the Holiday House Hamptons over the 4th of July holiday, you still have time! The house will be open until July 21st for you to visit and experience stunning rooms created by top designers.

We are so pleased The Design Studio embraced us in their vision for their elegant outdoor area.  They chose to incorporate our cast acrylic low table, No. 0221, in their graceful interpretation of an alfresco entertaining area. This harmonious seating arrangement plays hide and seek amidst the billowing curtains creating an atmosphere of airy contentment.  Plush chairs invite guests to relax and sip on refreshments while gazing upon our piece that wonderfully transitions here from indoor to outdoor.  The No. 0221 seamlessly marries with the color palette of its given surroundings.  In this particular setting, the translucence of the cast acrylic accentuates the supple tones of pink and mauve suffusing the ambience with a gently rolling, effervescent air.

And for a bit of an inside scoop… be on the look out for the No. 0221 on an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of New York who took a seat in The Design Studio’s space to dish their latest thoughts and tidbits.

HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS INFORMATION

Location:

4 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton

Open to the Public:

Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, July 21

Fridays – Mondays 11AM – 5PM

Thursdays 11AM – 8PM

Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Contact: info@holidayhousehamptons.com

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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MARSHALL WATSON INTERIORS AT HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS


In need for some design inspiration for your holiday weekend?  Head over to the Hamptons!

Come kick start your summer by visiting the Holiday Hampton House in Bridgehampton to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

We are happy to be featured by the ingenious design talents of Marshall Watson Interiors for their stunning room in the Hampton Holiday Show House. Their sensational bedroom was themed after “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The room’s warm, golden light evokes the soft, luminous dreaminess of a balmy summer night, while the delicate cream and charcoal accents create a tranquil place of repose.

Amongst the highlighted pieces is a pair of our very own No. 0116! Juxtaposed on either side of the sofa sits our “Z” tables in cherry wood and starfire glass. The supple red and amber tones of the cherry grain add to the summery glow of the bedroom, while the starfire glass blends perfectly with the ethereal ambiance.

Come take a walk through this enchanting bedroom and see what you can dream up.

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July Holiday!

HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS INFORMATION

Location:

4 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton

Open to the Public:

Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, July 21

Fridays – Mondays 11AM – 5PM

Thursdays 11AM – 8PM

Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Contact: info@holidayhousehamptons.com

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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