"For a design-oriented company it is always a privilege to cross paths with the conceptual and artistic evolution of creative talents with whom the firm shares intrinsic affinities. This is what has happened in the case of Foscarini and James Wines.” — Carlo Urbinati, founder and president of Foscarini.
Reverse Room is a special installation created by James Wines with his daughter Suzan Wines, designed to bring out the characteristics of surreal inversion of these variations on a theme. In a room with dark walls, overturned and angled, with monochrome tables and chairs, the suspension lamps sprout from the floor, while table lamps look down from the ceiling, challenging our perception of spaces and our response to environmental stimuli and conventions.
James Wines, winner of the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013, is the president and founder of SITE, the group working on architecture, environmental art and design created in 1970 in New York. He has designed over 150 buildings in 11 states, and has received 25 important art and design awards. His work focuses on the fusion of art, architecture and landscape in the surrounding context.
Suzan Wines, an architect and partner of I-Beam Design, has created award-winning projects published in various magazines and shown at the Milan Triennale, the Venice Biennale and at Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens in London. She has also been a correspondent in New York for Domus, and has taught architectural design in various university programmes, including Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design and the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York.
Reverse Room - Foscarini Spazio Soho
20 Greene St, New York, NY 10013
May 20—June 1, 2018