Jamie Durie for B+N: NEW Infused Veneer

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We are delighted to introduce a special collaboration with international award-winning designer, author, and television host, Jamie Durie.

Inside the Design

Durie and his team have inspired a unique design language, called “transterior”, to describe the creation of environments with seamless transitions between the indoors & out. The philosophy of bringing the outdoors inside and the indoors outside, helps to forge a deeper and more organic connection to nature within a constructed habitat.

This ideal curation of an environment inspired by nature – its elements and textures, required the perfect vehicle (hint hint: B+N Infused Veneer) to translate Jamie’s vision of imbuing interior spaces with the natural world. The result: a fresh and visceral collection set to dramatically transform spaces, while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.

The Jamie Durie Infused Veneer Collection includes 11 styles, each an exclusive celebration of the shapes, colors, or textures discovered in both the rare and ordinary plants, flowers, objects, and landscapes found across the globe. Through skillful repetition of image and pattern, bold or delicate use of color, and varied but intentional scale-play, this ethnobotanical collection serves to inspire us from the inside out and the outside in, aka – our “transteriors”.

What is Infused?
Our Infused Veneer is a revolutionary product that “infuses” imagery and graphics into wood veneer species – such as maple, cherry, and walnut. These LEED certified 48” x 96” architectural panels can be used as focal walls, casework fronts, and can utilitze any of our panel-based merchandising product such as the Puck System.

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Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Abstract Navajo

 

Inspired by the unmistakable patterns found in Southwest Native American weaving. Navajo textiles are highly prized collector’s items. Originally used in every day life, they became a staple of trading between the Native Americans and those along the Santa Fe Trail. Originally, the weavers would dye the wool using colors from nature around them: plants, beetles, piñon pitch, ash, and clay.

Our modern interpretation gives this abstract pattern three-dimensional depth with a mix of cool and warm grey tones layered upon metallic shades of copper, gold, and rose gold.

Shown here in Cherry. Abstract Navajo is a 3-panel repeat.

Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 Tubular Chairs with Sputnik Floor Lamp

#JamieDurieforBN, Shibori

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Shibori

SHIBORI

Shibori panels are a geometric reinterpretation of the the traditional Japanese technique of dyeing natural fiber cloth using thread, wood, and string. Traditional Shibori indigo dye is derived from from the True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) plant, native to Asia. When Shibori is repeated vertically, this ethereal design creates a memorable statement and offers its greatest visual impact.

Shown here in Maple. Shibori is a 3-panel repeat.

Sputnik Table Lamp with Hugo Sunlounge by Jamie Durie

fallingdots, #JamieDurieforBN

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Falling Dots

Inspired by the indigenous art of Australia and other indigenous, aboriginal cultures around the globe. This naïve pattern borrows earthy tones from the Australian landscape, and gives the feeling of being wrapped in hanging vines or the trickling of rain drops down a window.

Shown here in Maple. Falling Dots is a single-panel repeat.

Tubular Chair by Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 with Sputnik Multi Pendant

Wave Dots, #JamieDurieforBN

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Wave Dots

WAVE DOTS

The gradient of dots in this pattern paint a landscape of rolling sand dunes, misty mountain ranges or crashing waves – either way a dramatic backdrop for any room setting. This is also the only monochromatic design in the collection.

Shown here in Maple. Wave Dots is a 3-panel repeat.

Large and Medium Sputnik Lanterns with Hugo Sunlounge by Jamie Durie

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Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Pink Frangipani

PINK FRANGIPANI

Here, pressed Frangipani, or Plumeria, displays its strong, graphic leaf shape into a burst of pink. These flowers are native to tropical and sub-tropical regions, and are most fragrant at night.

Shown here in Maple. Pink Frangipani is a 2-panel repeat.

Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 Rope Stool with Hugo Single Seat Sofa

#JamieDurieforBN, Blush-Tone Florals

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Blush-Tone Florals

Brazillian Jasmine – Mandevilla Sanderi. A continuation in ‘pressed flower’ design, here we’ve used the showy trumpet-shaped white brazilian blooms to create this tessellation. In their natural habitats, these flowers blossom on vines that grow vigorously, quickly transforming a bare surface into a visually appealing frieze of flowers. Our paneling mimics this au natural phenomenon with higher notes of graphic contrast.

Shown here in Maple. Blush-Tone Florals is a single-panel repeat.

#JamieDurieforBN, Blue Florals

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Blue Florals

BLUE FLORALS

Plumbago – Plumbago auriculata. Quite frankly we couldn’t have picked a more common backyard plant as inspiration for this design. Baby blue coloured Plumbago flowers, singled out and pressed the old-fashioned way between the pages of hefty books, then scanned to create an X-Ray effect and manipulated into the magical design you see before you. The most humble bloom transformed in the most extraordinary fashion to create an optical kaleidoscope.

Shown here in Cherry. Blue Florals is a 2-panel repeat.

Sputnik Pendant Lamp, with Hugo Single Seat Sofa, and Weave Umbrella Stand by Jamie Durie

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Donkey Tails

Jamie Durie For B+N Infused Veneer: Donkey Tails

Donkey Tail, or Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum) is a type of flowering succulent native to southern Mexico and Honduras. The fleshy blue-green leaves and trailing stems form an unmistakably dramatic and inherently sophisticated silhouette.

Shown here in Cherry. Donkey Tails is a 3-panel repeat.

#JamieDurieforBN, Chain of Pearls

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Chain of Pearls

CHAIN OF PEARLS

The succulent, Chain Of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), when found in its natural habitat of southwestern Africa, trails along the ground, rooting where it touches and forming dense mats. When cultivated, it usually cascades over walls and fences, creating a natural and unique drapery of green.

Shown here in Maple. Chain Of Pearls is a 3-panel repeat.

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Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Zig Zag Spike

ZIG ZAG SPIKE

Zig Zag Spike – Euphorbia pseudocactus. Inspired by the desert landscape and blue skies of one of Jamie’s favourite places, Palm Springs. The cactus & succulent plants symbolize warmth, protection, and endurance. They have become very popular in visual design for their beautiful yet harsh, architectural quality. These panels create a strong visual effect through the repetition of forms undiluted by the addition of anything else and are a lovely, unexpected stroke when used indoors.

Shown here in Maple. Zig Zag Spike is a 3-panel repeat.

Sputnik Floor Lamp, with Hugo Single Seat Sofa, and Hugo Side Table by Jamie Durie

#JamieDurieforBN, Candelabra

Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Candelabra

CANDELABRA

Candelabra tree – Euphorbia ingens. Also inspired by the arid desert landscape and clear blue skies of Palm Springs. This is a fun and unexpected way to bring the no maintenance beauty, serenity, and life force of these stunning plants inside.

Shown here in Maple. Candelbra is a 3-panel repeat.

Large and Medium Sputnik Lanterns with Hugo Single Seat Sofa with Side Table by Jamie Durie

A moment with designer Jamie Durie at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles…


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NEW: Electrified 1224 by B+N, Globalshop Launch

Electrified 1224 by B+N Industries, Globalshop Launch

Introducing Electrified 1224. All the strength and functionality of System 1224 with the hi-tech addition of plug-and-play LED illuminated shelves and cabinets…

Get up close and personal with our most powerful system to date at Globalshop, Booth 1771, March 23 – 25, in Las Vegas.

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B+N Design: Murad Flagship

Murad Flagship in Los Angeles - B+N Industries custom technology driven retail interiors

Many of you may already be familiar with or currently use products from Murad, a skincare brand based on innovative scientific research created by leading visionary physician Dr. Howard Murad. A total body approach to beauty through the creation of his Inclusive Health Movement, aptly labels him “The Father of Internal Skincare”, and acknowledges the critical role internal health and wellness play into achieving beautiful, healthy skin and happier, more fulfilling lives.

With an official Murad Spa already in play in the Greater Los Angeles area, and products being sold in boutiques and other high end spas all over the US and Canada, the Murad dream team decided it was time to create their first official Flagship.

The amount of heart and soul that go into a brand’s first Flagship are incredibly personal from the starting conceptual ideas to the intimate finishing touches. When we first met the Murad team at GlobalShop, they fell in love with our System 1224 as the optimal interpretation of what they had already envisioned housing their product lines, interactive marketing, and merchandise. And so began our wonderfully creative, technical design relationship with Murad which included a mix of our stock offerings paired with multiple innovative custom solutions for their first retail home.

Let’s walk through this technology driven retail experience to give you a first hand account of some of the incredible details involved in applying Murad’s inspirational “Better Every Day” mission to their own environment.

B+N Industries custom System 1224 installation, Murad Flagship Los Angeles

A foundational element in the design of the Flagship involved the “Hero Wall” which houses the brands Hero Products alongside Best Sellers and Treatment focused skincare solutions. System 1224 was the perfect match for their unique vision which is used along the entire wall with a mix of shelving, cabinetry, and graphics in a custom color of Echo Wood. A monitor is enclosed seamlessly within System 1224 allowing a stream of both marketing and clinical information to reach the customer directly improving overall store experience. One of the most unique interactions occurs when a customer removes a product from the cabinet below the monitor cueing information to stream across the screen explaining its features.

Hero Wall using B+N Industries System 1224 with custom Magnetic Graphics, Murad Flagship

Details of System 1224 include custom magnetic graphics on paneling and shelf lips with the ledges being used to house targeted skincare product solutions along with category signage which has been applied directly to the custom wood panels of System 1224.

Hero Wall, angled view using B+N Industries System 1224 with custom magnetic graphics, Murad Flagship LA

The angled view of the end of the Hero Wall using System 1224 meets with cut out patterned divider which separates the product and retail space from the testing spa.

Skincare Analysis Station, Hero Wall using System 1224, Custom color blocked columns, B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

Upon entry to the Murad Flagship the customer is immediately introduced to the Skincare Analysis Station, a Silestone topped table composed of 3 docked iPads and hidden printer which feeds individual assessments to the customer guiding their technical retail journey. The front quarter at a glance includes the Hero Wall, interactive custom stations, floor containing custom insignia and script, along with color blocked columns whose paint customization had to mirror identically those found in the individual product lines.

B+N Industries design, Murad Flagship LA

Skincare systems are differentiated by color via packaging and separated with cabinetry that was created using the same shade through custom paint formulation. The punchy color cabinets are home to interactive iPads set at eye level, with acrylic enclosed product pamphlets below, and pockets of open storage hold skincare accessories necessary for allowing the customer to test any product of interest. The table is finished in a Silestone countertop, with legs made of real oak stained to matching cabinetry and reinforced with steel. Products sit atop the table within a lit panel which rotates 360 degrees for easy access and viewing, and the custom designed cord management system appropriately conceals any potential visual noise.

B+N Industries design, Murad Flagship LA

Low profile, bottom lit shelving serves as a key visual detail in the specialized skincare product wall. A second surface print technique is used on the backside of the acrylic which lines wall backs of shelves to protect the texture from wear and instill longevity. The material choice of acrylic also helped to control the amount of light desired paired with custom kelvin lighting. Acrylic risers and signage complete the look.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

View of the front half of the Murad Flagship, with the Hero Wall to the right and Color coded product lines sitting opposite, completed with custom branded flooring.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

The Express Service area provides a unique demonstration space and interactive spa where the customer can learn how best to use and combine products first hand. Custom rug continues to play on the geometry found throughout the store with punchy saturated ottomans to encourage discussion and review.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LA

Custom wood was carefully matched to the System 1224 paneling around the store, creating clean lines mixed with paint splattered visuals along the focal wall as the cash wrap continues the minimalist feel.

B+N Industries Design, Murad Flagship LAA view as evening sets in upon the Murad Flagship in Los Angeles, inspiring us with the mission to be #BetterEveryDay….and Night!

A.R.E. Awards B+N for Murad Flagship

At the 2016 A.R.E. Design Awards in Las Vegas, B+N received top honors for their work on the Murad Flagship in Los Angeles.

A.R.E. 2016 Design Awards

B+N Industries Globalshop 2016

B+N at Globalshop 2016 #Fortina #Electrified1224 #Gridbreaking1224

New Kit on the Block

Kit and Ace, Elizabeth St, NYC, B+N Industries

Inside the Nolita boutique of the new technical luxury brand, Kit and Ace, on Elizabeth Street in NYC. (Photo credit: B+N Industries)

By Erin M. Loewe for Design Retail Magazine

“Athleisure” wear is a relatively new concept, and its explosive growth over the past few years shows no signs of abating. However, while many people prefer to live in their yoga pants, a comfortable, more sophisticated alternative may soon get their attention.

Enter Kit and Ace, a new and growing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based retailer co-created by Shannon and JJ Wilson, the wife and son of lululemon Founder Chip Wilson. Shannon and JJ are merging their knowledge of textiles and retail to offer “technical fabrics”—most notably their trademarked cashmere blend called Qemir—that are comfortable, durable and fashionable.

What started as a concept store beneath the Kit and Ace offices in Vancouver in July 2014 is poised for quick international expansion. The new single-story, 1,851-sq.-ft. store in New York’s trendy Nolita neighborhood is considered a flagship for the brand, upon which many new store designs will be based. Kit and Ace has been opening an average of one store per week since the Nolita store opening last November.

To create a store with a sleek, urban aesthetic that was easily transferrable, Kit and Ace partnered with Vancouver-based Evoke International Design and Burlingame, Calif.-based B+N Industries.

“Passionately, we design our shops with a strong sense of place, but the nature of our rollout program requires us to have a large pre-fabricated component,” says Jordi Morros, head of shop development at Kit and Ace. “In collaboration with B+N and (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada-based) Divert Millwork, the Kit and Ace shop development team has produced a unique fixture package that is the foundation for our custom-built shops, with flexibility for future growth and economies of scale. Basically, we’ve ended up with transformable spaces, installed in minimal time, at a quality level you would expect to find in a high-end home.”

The Nolita store exudes a relaxed yet modern vibe. Reclaimed redwood planks flank the exterior of the store, and inside, warm white ash floors and white extruded metal wall panels brighten the space. The simplicity is broken up by splashes of Kit and Ace’s signature blue, as well as copper accents.

“The materials used were intended to be representative of a simple West Coast modern design aesthetic,” says David Nicolay, principal and lead designer at Evoke. “We started working with white ash as the material for the walls; it complements the refined nature of the clothing. The combination of stained white ash, white panels, black ‘hot walls’ and copper accents were to ensure the product had an interesting background to sit upon, but still allowed the product to be the feature of the store and not compete with its surroundings. The added touches of copper throughout the store design were to further enhance the feeling of luxury.”

B+N provided the bulk of the fixture package, all the way to the peg hooks, which display the thread in the store’s tailor shop—an area that features an in-house trend designer who helps with monogramming and other customization services.

Gary Somberg, architectural representative at B+N, says the combination of the company’s 1224 and Fortina louvered upright systems was totally unique to Kit and Ace. “The perimeter walls were designed as almost a clean slate,” he explains. “You could completely redesign the interior of the store; put any face-out or any T-shirt box anywhere. It’s kind of neat how they can rearrange the stores by simply moving a wall bracket.”

The centerpiece of the store is a white-ash 8-ft.-by-8-ft. square table with copper logo inlays, topped by copper pendulum lighting (both designed locally in New York). While the table acts as a workspace for employees and a gathering place for customers, its main function is to host the store’s invite-only supper club, where creative types can meet and converse.

“The supper club tables are unique to each shop, as they are created by a hyper-local artisan,” Morros says. “Being square is key, as it allows everyone to be engaged in one conversation…in short, it’s a way for us to engage with the local creative class and start some real, organic conversations.”

Whether its shopping for an upgraded comfy tee or the feeling of community that shoppers seek, Kit and Ace will try to meet their needs by expanding rapidly in the next two years. Morros says the company is eyeing many spots in North America, Australia, Japan and Europe.

Find the Digital Article below..

New Kit on the Block

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Courtesy of Design Retail Magazine

Experience Shantell Martin for B+N Industries

For this year’s GlobalShop we wanted to do something fresh, modern and memorable, so we invited artist Shantell Martin to apply her #DrawingOnEverything philosophy to our installation using her trademark black ink on white surfaces. Without question, Shantell Martin for B+N Industries was the highlight of the show. Many of you were captivated by Shantell’s presence, personality, and live art performance, but for those of you who missed it – this is your opportunity to get the creative scoop.

System 1224 with LED lit panels and Fortina, B+N Industries Design, Las Vegas

We started with a blank canvas using our System 1224 as the focus, composed of white, black, and LED lit paneling, acrylic boxes, shelving, and desk, while Fortina creates a semi-enclosed ceiling and frames our logo.

The foundational elements of our Shantell Martin for B+N experience were based on one of our most versatile merchandising and interior designs, System 1224. This system uses rectilinear forms and repeating modularity with light, taut, planar surfaces – devoid of applied ornamentation with the capacity to adapt to any interior, aesthetic, or type of merchandise. Timelessness and adjustability are at the core of the system, and usability is inherent in its disciplined design. Any component can be removed and replaced from the front of the system, singularly, without tools. This gives the user the opportunity to quickly grow and change a project with the seasons, marketing rollouts, or current inventory. Just as the great modernist architects of the last century designed buildings with implicit functionality and simplicity, System 1224 is a classic solution for the retail and hospitality environments of today.

Panoramic Pure View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries

Panoramic shot of our installation, Fortina encloses the edge and top with mixed lighting and the LED lit boxes show the possibilities inherent in System 1224.

We used our newest product line, Fortina, to finish the perimeter wall which continued on to a create a ceiling. This remarkable architectural system will fool your senses by replicating wood slats and Louvers with aluminum and a hyper-realistic non-pvc surface. The combination of these materials makes the collection perfect for “green” building. The large collection of finishes has a touch and feel that is indistinguishable from real wood. It dramatically enhances interior and exterior environments with the benefits of lighter weight, less cost, less waste, easier installation, as well as more consistent color and finish than real wood.

Detail shot of Fortina Louvers which frame our B+N Industries logo...

Detail shot of Fortina Louvers which frame our B+N Industries logo…

Since Shantell’s trademark involves applying black ink to white surfaces (and occasionally silver ink to black surfaces), it was only natural to build a predominantly white version of System 1224 for her working canvas – with a dose of black for added drama. The panels, shelving, and desk were powder coated in white, while the black panels were powder coated in black. A few unique standouts were the LED lit graphic panels used in between the white and black paneled sections, acrylic boxes containing white converse high tops, and a black metal case within the black paneling that Shantell used to create a special hand drawn silver vignette.

Side View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries Blank Canvas Using System 1224

Side view of our pure installation of System 1224 and Fortina before Shantell Martin transforms the space. White and Black paneling are separated by LED lit panels.

Shantell’s process always involves a mix of spontaneity and thoughtful precision. With each piece, she intuitively determines a starting point and then applies a single uninterrupted first stroke which serves as a reference point for the flow of the surrounding lines to come. At the beginning of Day 1 as seen in the video snapshot below, Shantell had an entirely pure and untouched canvas to work with. She began with her initiation line and moved around System 1224 repeating this technique until she found a resting place to branch out the details of her visual story.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries Using System 1224, (Firestone) from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

Nothing in the space was immune to Shantell’s touch, that meant acrylic boxes, shelving, the desk, and ottomans were all fair game. Perhaps the most interesting moments occurred when her pen hit the LED lit paneling, black metal box, and the floor which we reserved for the start of Day 2.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries using System 1224

Shantell works on the panels of our System 1224, while words and messages can be seen throughout

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries drawing on LED panels of System 1224

Shantell writing Are You You on our favorite feature of this installatiom, the LED lit panels of System 1224

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, #DrawingonEverything using System 1224

Shantell covers the white powder coated desk in her signature way. The desk can be attached to any point on System 1224. She even plays off the book on top asking Do We Read? You will also sea that she likes to have fun spelling certain words.

Watch her work on our work in this video capturing the entire #SMxBN space.

SMxBN: See Shantell Martin at Work from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

#ShantellMartinforBN, Shantell Martin for B+N Industries installation

View from an angle of our Shantell Martin space end of Day 1.

Panoramic View of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries at the end of Day 1 of installation, #ShantellMartinforBN

Panoramic view of The Shantell Martin for B+N Industries installation at the end of Day 1.

At the beginning of Day 2, Shantell hit the floor and applied her incredible visual language to every corner. This was one of our favorite aspects of the #ShantellMartinforBN installation, and it added such a unique layer of artistic interest. Take a peek at the time lapse video below to watch Shantell take over our floor.

Shantell Martin Hits The Floor for B+N Industries from B+N Industries on Vimeo.

Shantell Martin drawing on the floor for B+N Industries, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell Martin hits the floor for B+N Industries at the start of Day 2

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on the floor for #ShantellMartinforBN

Not one to leave anything out, she tackled the floor underneath the desk. Here you can also see the acrylic boxes above with her touch.

If you’ve been paying attention, you might be wondering how Shantell was able to draw in permanent marker on System 1224 two consecutive days in row. Here is where it gets interesting, since we wanted Shantell to be able to begin each day with a clean slate we decided to use our custom magnetic graphics in solid white to cover each of the panels. These magnetic pieces are currently employed to display marketing or custom imagery in the retail and hospitality environments or they can be done as shown. Many of our visitors found it remarkable how seamlessly our magnetic graphics can transform each System 1224 panel. So with her original artwork underneath, Shantell was ready to begin a new masterpiece.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on System 1224, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell starts Day 2 by playfully reminding not to hide in the corner on System 1224…

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, drawing on LED panels, Are Your Lights On

Are your lights on? Ours are… We love how the silver popped on the black panels of System 1224 and how the floor ads interest to the rest of the environment

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, Word Play

We even changed out the LED lit boxes on the second day for Shantell to play…

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, #ShantellMartinforBN

Shantell Martin takes a moment to enjoy her incredible installation for B+N Industries

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, full installation, #ShantellMartinforBN

A view of the entire #ShantellMartinforBN experience at the end of the show

Shantell’s installations have similar qualities due to the use of her chosen format of black and white. This monochromatic approach allows the eye to explore her work without the influential tone that color can give, i.e. apples are red and figures have flesh. Each of her pieces is entirely original, and always contains a philosophical message throughout. The heart of her work involves engaging the viewer with playful and whimsical shapes, characters, and text in both question and statement form. There are a few iconic phrases she likes to use as a compass in her own artistic journey that she shares with her audience, such as Who Are You, Are You You, and You Are You. This simple question/answer wordplay has given her internal direction in the art world and has become a fundamental assessment tool in keeping her mission at the forefront, a reminder to be oneself in all things. Throughout the show, Shantell engaged the audience and passed along her black & white message with hand drawn cards. She also personalized her outfit to include a custom message for B+N Industrues as seen below.

Artist Shantell Martin wears a custom shirt for her collaboration with B+N Industries...Why are you here today?

Shantell created her own custom shirt each day to embrace her B+N Industries installation…Why are you here today?

Who Are You? Are You You? You Are You...Shantell's philosophies are always inherent in her work.

Who Are You? Are You You? You Are You…Shantell’s philosophies are always inherent in her work.

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries, System 1224

Shantell created an inspirational vignette using silver on the black metal box attached to System 1224.

Artist Shantell Martin in her custom shirt for B+N Industries

Shantell sports her custom shirt for Day 2 of the show, What’s in Your Pocket?

Artist Shantell Martin with B+N Industries CEO, Brad Somberg, in front of her #ShantellMartinforBN installation.

Shantell and our CEO, Brad Somberg, had a great deal of fun during the show and managed to entertain each other easily with intelligent banter

B+N Industries Team - Annette Garcia - Lena Lim - Erica Hirschfeld during #ShantellMartinforBN

Annette Garcia, Lena Lim, and Erica Hirschfeld from the B+N Industries team enjoying the #ShantellMartinforBN experience…

Artist Shantell Martin, with our Director of Digital + Social Media, Sarah Somberg, who is wearing a hashtag dress by Issa for #ShantellMartinforBN.

The artist, Shantell Martin, with our Director of Digital + Social Media, Sarah Somberg, who is wearing a #hashtag dress by Issa for #ShantellMartinforBN.

Our Director of Social Media shows off #SMxBN hashtag nails holding a custom water bottle for the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event

We sported our social media shortened hashtag #SMxBN to spread the message about Shantell Martin for B+N Industries and passed out custom water bottles with our signature B+N orange label and original Shantell artwork.

We feel it is our responsibility as a brand to develop and inspire the next generation of designers – since Shantell Martin is currently a scholar at MIT (Media Lab), it felt natural to have her host an exclusive class for current students majoring in the Arts and Fashion related degrees. The students were so grateful and thrilled to have intimate time with her. During the hour sessions at the end of each day, she demonstrated her artistic process and explored the philosophical meanings behind some of her work.

Shantell Martin demonstrates her process for students from FIT NYC during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event..

Shantell demonstrates her process for students from FIT NYC…

Artist Shantell Martin gives a master class for students in fashion and design during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries collaboration.

With PAVE’s help via Dash Nagel, we were able to fill our sessions easily with energetic students and great energy from Shantell.

A personal shot we love of Zorina Price capturing her wife, artist Shantell Martin at work during the Shantell Martin for B+N Industries event...

A personal shot we love of Zorina Price capturing her wife at work…

At the end of the session, Shantell continued “Drawing on Everything” with our employees and students offering up themselves for fresh “Shantoos” (aka Shantell Tatoos)…

Shantell Martin even drew on the students during the B+N Industries event

Shantell even drew on the students…

At the end of the show, we were delighted to receive the Outstanding Booth award from VMSD. We are so honored to have been able to partner with artist Shantell Martin for this special installation, and look forward to sharing more of her with you at our next appearance at ICFF in New York, May 16-19, 2015.

B+N Industries wins Outstanding Booth for our collaboration with artist Shantell Martin from VMSD

What do you read? VMSD…

All photos and video content courtesy of B+N Industries

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