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Colony Plays Matchmaker for Its Pas De Deux Showcase

An interactive installation by wallpaper producer Flat Vernacular invites participation. Photography courtesy of Charlie Schuck.

 

American design cooperative Colony’s latest presentation, Pas De Deux, imagines a duet between design and art. Helmed by founder Jean Lin, the show pairs like-minded designers and artists to showcase inspired textiles, objects, lighting, and furniture.

Ame by Studio Paolo Ferrari is upholstered with a cascading textile by Hiroko Takeda. Photography courtesy of Charlie Schuck.

 

An interactive installation by wallpaper producer Flat Vernacularinvites visitors to continue the pattern with paint. New York-based lighting design and manufacturing studio Allied Maker partnered with ceramic artist Michele Quan of MQuan Studio to produce stoneware sconces with painted patterns. Ame, an evocative lounge chair by Studio Paolo Ferrari, comes upholstered with a cascading textile produced by Hiroko Takeda and inspired by Japanese straw rain gear. Another favorite: KWH’s expertly-crafted Cove/Arc credenza below Hidenori Ishii’s acrylic and resin painting, its yellow and orange flourishes giving off mirror vibes.

Hand-painted stoneware sconces by ceramic artist Michele Quan of MQuan Studio. Photography courtesy of Charlie Schuck.

 

Other participants from the Colony stable include Vonnegut/Kraft, Fort Standard, Moving Mountains, Grain, and LA-based Klein Agencymaking its Colony debut. The pièce de résistance: sound artist (and Jean’s brother) Jasper Lin’s ambient auras fill the space while wispy hanging fabric baffles rhythmically move to the score, courtesy of gusts from programmed fans. The subtle effect adds a theatrical touch fitting of the performance. Open through May 31 at 324 Canal Street, 2nd Floor.

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