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Arc_ID Student Work Display at 1010 Westwood Center

Come check out the new Arc_ID student work display on the 3rd Floor of the 1010 Westwood Center. Full Design Communication I printed sets went up this week and will be up for the entirety of Spring Quarter. Special thanks to Sarah Lutchmansingh and Rich Yeung for doing an incredible job of organizing and mounting the projects.

1010 Westwood Blvd
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

$5000 Scholarship Available for Women in Certificates

Continue the legacy of this remarkable woman by achieving your dreams.

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women Pursuing Postsecondary Education is a needs-based scholarship dedicated to helping women get the education necessary to have a successful career.

Each year, winners of the scholarship are awarded up to $5,000 to help them reach their goal of successfully completing a certificate program.

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted from Monday, April 22, 2019 through Monday, May 20, 2019.

 

 

MASS Beverly x Swarovski’s Design Competition

Los Angeles, February 21, 2019 – Swarovski, in partnership with luxury design showroom MASS Beverly, is pleased to invite designers of all disciplines to take part in “The Brilliance of Design” competition. The competition challenges designers to submit a design concept that incorporates Swarovski crystal in a work that applies to one of three categories: Lighting, Home Décor or Architectural Surfaces. 

 The competition was announced at the launch of ‘The Brilliance of Design’, an expansive showcase through mid-May that explores Swarovski’s lighting, architecture and interiors solutions within MASS Beverly, one of the premiere design destinations in Los Angeles. Curated by design visionary Mary Ta, co-founder of MASS Beverly, ‘The Brilliance of Design’ has Swarovski partnering with the Los Angeles design showroom to put the spotlight on the brand’s Crystal Palace lighting; Swarovski Professional Architecture, Lighting and Interior Solutions; and Atelier Swarovski’s home décor and jewelry collections.

The distinguished jury is looking for imaginative concepts that challenge traditional design approaches and push the boundaries of crystal creativity. Applicants are encouraged to explore Swarovski’s rich design history, as well as its full assortment of crystal colors, effects and materials, to inspire new works. Additionally, Swarovski encourages the use of mixed materials and all designs should celebrate crystal and the art of crystal cutting. When integrating other materials, it is key to consider manufacturing capabilities and limitations for each material.

One winner from each category will see their design concept showcased at MASS Beverly and receive $5,000 crystal sponsorship for future design projects. Winning concepts may also be produced commercially.

In the category of Lighting, applicants are encouraged to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with light and crystal through innovative interpretations of lighting designs. Lighting designs may include: chandelier, surface-mounted light (e.g. sconce), or other creative luminaires.

In the category of Home Décor, applicants are encouraged to innovate home décor designs that serve a functional purpose and are both decorative and giftable. Home décor designs may include: vase, tray, candleholder or other decorative tabletop objects.

In the Architectural Surface category, surface treatments push the boundaries of crystal application within the field of high-end interiors and offer one-of-a-kind crystal applications in terms of quality, diversity and creativity. Innovative architectural surfaces can be applied to walls, tables, room dividers and flooring. These treatments offer designers the opportunity and flexibility to customize designs that juxtapose crystals with myriad materials. Architectural Surface designs may include loose crystal, or a crystal motif pattern or shape integrated into a solid surface. Note that solid surfaces permitted include marble, wood, cement and metal along with carpet.

One winner from each category will be selected by a jury including:

  • Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski Crystal Business
  • Mary Ta and Lars Hypko, co-founders, MASS Beverly
  • Yves Behar, founder and CEO of Fuseproject and Swarovski collaborator
  • Edie Cohen, deputy editor, Interior Design magazine

Deadline to submit entries is April 22, 2019. Winners will be featured in a showcase at MASS Beverly and will have the opportunity to participate in an event at the showroom around the La Cienega Design Quarter’s LEGENDS event in May 2019.

To receive the complete competition brief and official rules, please email:MASSDesignCompetition@Swarovski.com.

Click here to download the complete competition brief.

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For additional information, please contact:    

Helen Cowdrey                                                Tamar Mashigian
Camron PR                                                       Designing PR

helen.cowdrey@camronpr.com                    tamar@cdecor.com

+1 917.675.4359                                               +1 310.276.5001

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.7 billion euros in 2017. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2017, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage, and is embedded today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda. In addition, the global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote human empowerment, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

www.swarovskigroup.com

 

Swarovski Lighting

Swarovski Lighting, formally established in 2011, includes two premium consumer lighting brands: Swarovski with its contemporary aesthetic and Schonbek with its classic designs, as well as Custom Lighting Solutions, a team of experienced in-house lighting designers and engineers specializing in custom modification of its two premium crystal lighting brands for luxury living. Together, Swarovski and Schonbek share more than 250 years of crystal and lighting history.

www.swarovski-lighting.com

 

Atelier Swarovski

  • Atelier Swarovski offers cutting-edge jewelry, accessories and home décor items which are the ultimate expression of Swarovski. Pushing the boundaries of creativity with crystal, created gemstones and genuine gemstones, it collaborates with the finest talents in the world across fashion, jewelry, architecture and design.
  • Atelier Swarovski was founded by Nadja Swarovski in 2007 as a showcase for creativity, craftsmanship, master cutting and material innovations. The brand presents seasonal jewelry and accessories collaborations twice a year, alongside its constantly evolving core collections.
  • Atelier Swarovski’s home décor collections, launched at Milan Design Week in April 2016, comprise functional and decorative objects for the home.
  • With its focus on conscious luxury, Atelier Swarovski introduced its first fine jewelry collections made with Swarovski Created Diamonds in 2017, and was certified as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council the same year. In 2018, continuing its sustainability journey, Atelier Swarovski announced its partnership with Fairtrade, working with a cooperative mine in Peru to incorporate responsibly sourced gold into all future collections.
  • The brand celebrated its first decade with the release of ‘Brilliant: The Story of Atelier Swarovski’, published by Condé Nast, in early 2018.
  • Atelier Swarovski’s past collaborators include Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Jason Wu, Christopher Kane, Maison Margiela and Mary Katrantzou for jewelry, and Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad for home décor.

www.atelierswarovski.com

 

MASS Beverly  

MASS Beverly is the leader in international luxury design showrooms serving a global audience. Representing an exclusive collection of innovative and elevated European brands, the West Hollywood showroom offers a 360-degree approach to design, with a comprehensive selection of couture modern furniture brands. Debuting in 2014, MASS Beverly is the brainchild of design visionary Mary Ta, founder of the Minotti Los Angeles showroom, and Lars Hypko, trained as an architect in Italy and an expert in ultra-high-end residential complete turnkey design and products, who have introduced an unparalleled offering of luxury European products, many of them not available anywhere else in the United States, that would complete an entire home. Among the lines represented at MASS Beverly are:

  • Bottega Veneta Home
  • Henge organic furnishings
  • Rimadesio custom glass and marble closets
  • Ernestomeda modern kitchens and baths
  • Gandiablasco outdoor furniture
  • Via Bizzuno and Porsche high tech architectural lighting

The customized design selections perfectly integrate European sensibility with American lifestyle, combining traditional artisanal methods and high tech design without compromising on the design aesthetic.

Clients of MASS Beverly include world-renowned architects, designers and developers. Led by Lars Hypko and Mary Ta, MASS Beverly has collaborated in the development of marquis residential projects throughout the United States, including homes for Calvin Klein, Robert Downey Jr., and Beyoncé and Jay Z.

For further information, visit massbeverly.com  

Meet the Panelists: Women Leaders in Hospitality at BDWest

MARCH 13-14, 2019  ///  LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

Tickets available now!

Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality
Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 14 // 9:30 – 11:00 AM

A Boutique Design signature session, presented in partnership with NEWH

Join us for continental breakfast on day two of BDwest, and take part in our annual conversation with trail-blazing women in hospitality design, manufacturing, operations and investment. Bring your questions—and walk away with insider advice for making the current hotel development and investment climate work to your advantage.

LEARN MORE>>

IN ADDITION, NEWH will award its $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Boutique Design, to Eng Ea, a hospitality and management major at New York University.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED // TICKETS $40 PER PERSON
SPACE IS LIMITED

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New Sections Added for Winter 2019 – Enroll Today

New sections of the following courses have been added for Winter Quarter 2019. Enroll today.

Surface Materials (REG# 366663)
Wednesdays, 7 – 10pm
Instructor: Tatyana Zhukova

History of Environmental Arts: Part I (REG# 366664)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Instructor: Gray Adams

Color Theory and Application (REG# 366665)
Mondays, 6:30 – 10pm
Instructor: Edward Varias

Elements of Design II (REG# 366666)
Thursdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm
Alvalyn Lundgren

Design Communication II (REG# 366667)
Mondays, 6:30 – 10pm
Instructor: Patrick Allen

Design Communication I (REG# 366668)
Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Christopher Carr

Fund Your Future: Scholarships for Hospitality Students

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is awarding scholarships to students pursuing a major and career within the Hospitality Industry. Winners will be honored later in the year during the NEWH Los Angeles Gala. NEWH chapters and regional groups across the U.S., Canada, and the UK award scholarships annually, based on whether student is in a 2-year, 4-year or graduate program and the following criteria:

  • Enrolled student attending an accredited college/program in: Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 900-935
  • Must have completed half your total required credits/units/hours for an undergrad degree (or 2-year certificate program) or be a graduate student
  • 3.0 GPA (cumulative) or over “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent
  • Have financial need through college for current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies
  • Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, architecture, hospitality management, travel and tourism, culinary, senior living, etc.)

Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, which provides access to the hospitality industry through scholarships, mentorship, and education. NEWH chapters and regional groups award scholarships annually to students pursuing a future within the hospitality market. NEWH scholarship alumni boast careers in hospitality design, development, hotel management, operations, and culinary, around the world.

Apply + learn more www.newh.org (scholarship/chapter scholarship applications)
Connect + Questions: newh.scholarship@newh.org or 800-593-NEWH
Facebook: @NEWHScholarships

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Top 25 Schools for Architecture & Interior Design

Credit: ceoworld.biz (http://ceoworld.biz/2018/07/25/best-universities-to-study-architecture-and-interior-design-in-america-2018/)

Choosing the right program is a life-changing event and students, now more than ever, cannot afford to waste time and resources on a sub-par education.

The field of architecture and interior design is becoming one of the most sought-after professions among career-changers and young professionals. CEOWORLD Magazine ranks the Top 25 Universities to Study Architecture and Interior Design in the United States.

Check out who made the list: CEOWORLD Magazine

2018 ASID LA Student Scholarships – Winnings have increased

The Harold W. Grieve Scholarship Committee has significantly INCREASED the scholarship  winnings!

1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $7,500
3rd Prize: $5,000
2 Honorable Mentions: $3,000 each

Don’t miss your chance to take a big bite out of tuition and send in your entry today!

Entries should be class projects-commercial or residential-that show your ability to create innovative concepts, space plan, furnish and decorate.

Submissions should be two-dimensional presentations only.

Presentations will be made on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Designers Lounge at the LA Mart.

This competition is being held as part of the Rocky LaFleur Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration on September 26. Winning scholarships will be awarded at the Celebration.

Please submit the following information ASAP to asidoffice@asidla.org to claim your spot to compete:

Harold W Grieve Scholarship
Application Form

Name:

ASID Student Member #:

Email Address:

Cell Phone:

School Name:

Anticipated Graduation Date:

Head of Dept. Name and Email Address:

ASID Activities:

Presentations will be approximately 20 minutes per student and will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 between 10am and 3pm at the LA Mart, 1933 S Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles.

Advanced Portfolio Design and Graphic Storytelling

This course will guide you through our written and graphic self representation.  By the end of this course you will have a personal portfolio design, resume and sample works.  The main focus of the class will be to learn techniques on presentations for studio projects, interviews and client meetings.  We will investigate these together through a combination of lectures, mock presentation and workshops.  This class will be interactive and change week to week.

ENROLL TODAY!

NEWH LA Chapter Scholarships Now Open

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter scholarships are now open!

  • Open to students with a major and career objective within hospitality: (interior design, culinary, hotel management, architecture, etc.)
  • Student must be attending college in Los Angeles, Southern California or zip codes 900-935
  • Apply before: September 30th, 2018
  • Open to International students
  • Membership is not required but it is free to students + full-time educators
  • Students can apply online: http://newh.org/chapter-scholarships/ or submit a PDF application by mail/email

Get connected:
Web: http://newh.org/chapters/los-angeles/
Facebook: @NEWHLosAngeles   @newhinc    @NEWHScholarships
Twitter: @NEWHinc     Instagram: @newhinc

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