22 February 2011: THINK FABRICATE’S ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME SHOW PREMIER Presenting Brand New Furniture Lines MADE in Brooklyn
(Brooklyn, NY – February 22, 2011) Think Fabricate, a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary design studio, is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Architectural Digest Home Show. From March 17-20, 2011 the innovative young company will make its Manhattan debut in the MADE section of the show at Booth M14 – with the introduction of a full range of new home furnishings collections. The space will echo the design team’s sense of playfulness and commitment to sustainability and will showcase furniture that features historical motifs, modern forms, colorful accents, eco-friendly materials and smart, space-saving ideas. Throughout the show, Think Fabricate will also host a series of spirited and informative events in their booth along with free design consultations for show attendees.
Think Fabricate was co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline as a multidisciplinary design collaborative that provides expertise in furniture, product, graphic and industrial design as well as design research and fabrication. As a sister company to Doban Architecture, Think Fabricate has a strong background designing for residential, educational, and commercial settings, which is the genesis of many of their unique lines of furniture. Each piece is handcrafted in the company’s East Williamsburg, Brooklyn fabrication shop. Options for customization are available.
New Think Fabricate pieces on display will include:
Not Your Mother’s – a collection of unique furnishings that is at home in Victorian brownstones and modern day apartments alike. The entire line is made from carefully selected materials such as FSC-rated MDF, bamboo plywood, and remnant or recycled marble and painted ash veneer. The radiator cover features a playful arrangement of decorative perforations taken from historical motifs on 19th century transferware platters. The china cabinet is wall-mounted with a dramatic angled frame and unique molding and is offset with a bright accent color.
TV Quilt – a series of cabinets, artfully composed to form a beautiful wall unit. Closed, the unit represents the refined delicacy of a traditional patchwork quilt with hand layed French walnut veneer doors. Pulling a drawer or flipping a panel reveals colorfully painted accent details, which are also revealed on the sides. It is available in two standard sizes, accommodating a TV up to 32” or 42”.
Wall*nuts – a line of diminutive cabinets that are flexible, sculptural, even playful. Each piece is crafted from solid walnut and features a different style or function to be used individually or as a group in an artful arrangement.
Walnutopia – a collection of occasional furniture crafted from solid walnut and veneer, in combination with painted MDF and bamboo plywood. It includes a coffee table and an end table with silkscreen details.
Fleur de Noyer – a line of walnut home furnishings characterized by clean, modern lines and a decorative, fleur de lys motif. The chest of drawers is available with 7 or 9 drawers and includes a storage compartment and a built-in plate known as the “fleur de technology” that enables the user to plug in and recharge their personal electronic devices right on top of the chest of drawers.
In addition to Think Fabricate’s mix of products, Susan and Jason will be available for free design consultations all weekend. Questions about color, storage, material composition and other design dilemmas will be answered on a first come, first served basis. Architects, designers, design consumers and media are also invited to a series of events in the Think Fabricate booth including:
Not Your Mother’s Tea Party!
Sip traditional refreshments with a contemporary twist!
Celebrate the historical motifs and modern forms of our Not Your Mother’s collection!
THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (5-6 pm)
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (3-4 pm)
A Toast to Walnut!
Raise a glass to our bouquet of new collections in walnut!
Enjoy the unique texture, color, and universal appeal of this intriguing material!
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (3-4 pm)
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 (3-4 pm)
About Think Fabricate
Think Fabricate was co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline in November 2009 as a multidisciplinary design studio affiliated with Doban Architecture. Gorsline is a former principal at A&G Designs, where he was design director. Doban is an award winning architect and founder of Doban Architecture. Think Fabricate’s primary goal is to design solutions for better living, learning and community. All of the company’s collections are designed and manufactured in Brooklyn, using sustainable materials, natural wood, applied color and historical motifs juxtaposed with modern forms. Current projects include custom furnishings for the Academic Center at Monroe College as well as custom furniture designs for several residential projects. Think Fabricate is also a member of Furniture New York – a non-profit organization and consortium of designers and craftspeople fostering community and education in the greater New York area. For more information, contact them at 718-797-1041 or visit www.thinkfabricate.com or facebook.com/ThinkFabricate.
About Doban Architecture
Susan Doban leads Doban Architecture, an award winning 12-person architectural practice in downtown Brooklyn. Doban has 25 years of experience in the design and management of architectural, planning, and furnishing projects, including numerous educational, commercial, residential, and economic development projects in the region. Under her leadership, the firm has completed more than 60 capital improvements for New York City School Construction Authority. Before founding Susan Doban Architect, PC, in 1996, Doban was an associate at Fox & Fowle Architects. She has her M.Arch from Columbia University and her BA from Harvard. She is an active VP on the Board of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and a recipient of a Kinne Travelling Fellowship for study of American Urban Waterfronts. Highlights of Doban Architecture’s awards include: the Preservation League of NY State 2008 Historic Preservation Award; the Municipal Art Society’s Masterwork Award; two Building Brooklyn Awards; a US EPA Award for Energy Efficiency; and the McGraw-Hill NY Construction Best of 2007 Award. For more information, visit www.dobanarchitecture.com.
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