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