Posts Categorized: Interiors
This week we are featuring Meriah Schultz on our blog, she is a beloved member of the Dizon Inc. family as producer and friend. We sat down with Meriah and asked her a few questions about design, fashion and music. Scroll down to see the interview and learn more about some of her latest projects.
What’s your favorite thing about working fashion week?
The Dizon Inc. wrap party!
What inspires you in your own life or work?
Ideas that come from other industries like art, science, and literature. I like confluences and mash-ups of thoughts or imagery that come together to create something new and exciting.
What are 3 artists (or designers) you are feeling/ following right now?
Lygia Clark, Rochelle Goldberg, Dries Van Noten (always)
What are you working on right now?
I’m doing some creative direction for Bensen furniture and also making a newspaper for complexgeometries with my own photographs (see Meriah’s Photography Tumblr here). In my spare time: I am learning beekeeping, and have an architectural project that I plan on doing with the bees next year!
What are you reading now (books/Magazines)?
Apartamento magazine, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin, and The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edward de Waal
What are the 3 most played songs/albums on your iTunes?
Dance Yrslf Clean by LCD Soundsystem, One Million Lovers by the Growlers, Cheree by Suicide
What are you watching right now?
Revisiting all of Ingmar Bergman. I am especially loving Persona right now.
List 3 go to items you can’t live without:
My phone (I hate it, but it’s true), bright lipstick, and my bicycle.
Where is your favorite place in the city to eat?
Souen if I’m feeling healthy, Il Buco if I’m not
List 3 fashion week essentials:
Pens, the girls at Dizon, and a sense of humour!
Does fashion have a place in your life out side of work? If so, in what way?
Of course. I love seeing how the trends we see during NYFW penetrate culture and can actually change it. EVERYONE is affected by these shows whether they like it or not. I also LOVE clothes, so that helps!
Inform Interiors is a retail store that was started by my family 51 years ago with the goal of bringing contemporary European design to the Canadian market. It is a really unique store that almost feels like a museum. We also have a beautiful rooftop, which is where I keep my bees!
I got my first hive earlier this Spring, and realized quite quickly that there was a potential to beautify the hive itself and make it more architectural. So, I am working with a group of architects and designers to design functional, but architecturally interesting hives. As urban beekeeping becomes more popular, it seems like a great opportunity to integrate design into this beautiful natural process.
Bensen is a Canadian furniture manufacturer that was started by my stepfather, Niels Bendtsen. All designs and products are made here in downtown Vancouver. I have been working with them to do creative direction and color selections for their various visual and print presentations.
PS X KNOLL: INTERIORS
Proenza Schouler’s collaboration with M.A.C cosmetics wasn’t their first venture beyond clothing. Back in 2009 they released a range of textile’s with the high-end furniture designer Knoll. The designers are known for developing unique textiles with innovative techniques and unexpected materials so experimenting with interiors made complete sense. Jack and Lazaro designed 5 different textile patterns based on previous collections such as the spring 2008 and the fall 2007 runway shows. The textiles are classic and sophisticated with dramatic use of color and patterns. To see the full collection and catalogue, click here.
Photographs by Knoll.
A recent fieldtrip to the ICFF fair got us inspired! Today we will share with you a few of our favorite designs, materials and installations.
A favorite of ours is the Family Tree installation by Frederick McSwain for Bernhardt. The installation consist out of six wall sculptures, each representing the growth, history and people of the Bernhardt family from over the years. The wall sculptures are inspired by the concentric rings of a tree. Frederick McSwain says “When contemplating an appropriate tribute to the generations of Bernhardt craftsmen who carry on the tradition of fine woodworking, this visual was the initial catylist”.
A second installation that captured our eyes was the Antolini Luigi booth. They were presenting a Spanish fossilized limestone in a veneer format, which is available in slabs, tiles and cut-to-size pieces. What fascinated us is how they presented this material in an original refreshing way, by cutting the limestone in pillars resembling a forest of pencils.
Lastly we discovered a new way of creating space dividers, seatings and lighting by the use of Molo’s softwal + softblock modular system. It is a free standing, flexible partition system made from paper and textile structues. It is a very multifunctional and good solution for a temporary wall divider or for seating at an event.
Photography by RubenVDB and the lookbooks of the designers.