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November 19, 2014–February 2015
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Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

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Aug192013

The FORM Questionnaire: A Conversation with Russell Greenberg

U*tique, a luxury vending machine, springs from the mind of Russell Greenberg. Image courtesy RUX Design. Russell Greenberg founded RUX in 2008 with the intention of creating a space for innovative thinking, where, as he puts it, "lightning strikes twice daily." In practice it means the firm's portfolio encompasses everything from architecture and product design to brand identity and technology. Stickbulb, a line of lighting, launched last year, and there's also Cameo, a jewelry collection, not to mention a luxury vending machine. We're delighted to bring you a conversation with Russell, as part of our on-going q-and-a series with architects and designers. Here, he touches on the beauty of fragments—and a complicated relationship with caffeine. You can also see more of the work of RUX Design in our Summer issue, arriving soon.

What direction do you see the profession heading?

3D printing will completely revolutionize the way we build.

What buildings inspire you?

Factories. 

Where else do you find inspiration?

My immediate environment. An elegant crack in a sidewalk . . . The crooked curve of a stranger's nose . . . I'm more inspired by fragments than wholes.

What are your three favorite objects?

Pad. Pen. Pillow.

Russell Greenberg. Image courtesy RUX Design.Who are some of your favorite young architects?

What If i told you I googled "young architects" to try to answer this . . . I'm hopelessly out of the loop and always have been.

If you could live anywhere, where it would it be (a location or specific structure)?

I play this game with myself all the time and the answer depends on my mood. Right now, I would say a renovated old brick warehouse with high ceilings, a saw-toothed roof, impeccably white walls, polished dark concrete floors, original cast-iron columns and a massive roaring fireplace.

A decade from now, what trends will be cringeworthy?

Drinking 3-plus cups of coffee a day.

What currents trends will stand the test of time?

Drinking 3-plus cups of coffee a day.

Do you collect? If so, what?

Yes. Ideas.

Color—yes or no?

Of course yes. If you think in black and white then you make in black and white.

What are you reading?

Absolutely nothing. 

What are you wearing?

A pair of nice jeans I accidentally wore in the shop and ruined, canvas slippers no socks, a button down shirt untucked (always) and my wedding band. Oh, and SPF 30. 

What are you eating?

Green juice, sushi, and PORK.

Do you listen to music while you're working?

I don't miss it when I don't have it, but I love it when its there. 

Are you a sketcher or a computer person?

Both. You have to be these days. But in my heart I'm a sketcher.

Social media—yes or no?

No.

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