Remembering Rex Ray

Rex Ray’s artwork ranges from collage on paper, canvas and resin boards to digital work. Ray’s work is made entirely by hand. The collages are made with hand-painted and printed papers hand cut with scissors. His work combines a mid-century modern aesthetic with psychedelic color palette and shapes. Ray was known for popularizing the use of high-gloss resin panels – encasing his colorful, graphic collage designs in a gorgeous glossy layer of resin.

Ray’s collages, paintings and design work have been exhibited at galleries and museums, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; and NYC.

Rex Ray’s exhibition are currently at the SFMOMA and San Francisco’s Gallery 16

Abstract and handcrafted, with a retrofuturistic feel, Rex Ray’s work is always identifiable, whether seen on museum or gallery walls, in hip restaurants and boutique hotels — or on book, CD covers or rock posters. He worked on a wide range of custom projects for Apple, Dreamworks, Swatch and David Bowie among others.

We at B+N Industries are proud to have worked with him; his inimitable talent forged into our lines of Infused Veneer™ Panels and carved relief Iconic Panels™. Rex Ray’s feel for wood grain, pattern, and shape melds perfectly with the warmth and graphic quality of these exclusive product lines. Whether used in retail, hospitality, or contract applications, this collection will be sure to bring an impactful and individualistic aesthetic to any interior.

B+N Industries Makes ICFF Inaugural Debut

B+N Industries x Shantell Martin, ICFF NYC

#ShantellMartinforBN

Burlingame, Calif. (April 21, 2015) – B+N Industries is pleased to announce their inaugural debut at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in Booth 1762, Friday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 19. In what is set to be an interactive and product driven celebration of artistic talent, B+N Industries will feature of the moment artist Shantell Martin illustrating live on their most versatile merchandising and design solution, System 1224. On the other side, the colorful and whimsical collaboration of Furniture, Infused Veneer, (and even Surfboards) with the late artist Rex Ray will be spotlighted. Also making its premiere is Fortina: a remarkable architectural system that will fool your senses, replicating wood slats and Louvers with aluminum and a hyper-realistic non-pvc surface.

As leaders in their industry, B+N is committed to developing innovative products while striving to keep creativity at the forefront, and are always looking for ways to inspire. A natural extension of their mission involves relevance and making intentional choices to surround their brand with people and ideas that reflect what is of the moment, interesting, and unique.

To that end, B+N Industries has chosen talent that embodies this relevance and are excited to feature both established and new wave artistry paired with their products at ICFF. Using their System 1224 and Fortina as her blank canvas, Shantell will apply her “trademark black ink” to every inch of white surface over the course of the show. Her meditation of lines; language of creatures and messages will invite our viewers to share a role in her creative process. The alternate side of their installation will be a celebration of Rex Ray for B+N, an exclusive collection of Furniture, Surfboards, and Infused Veneer created using cutting edge industrial applications.

Originally from London with a VJ stint in Tokyo, artist Shantell Martin is currently living out her dream in New York where she recently became a visiting scholar at MIT Media Lab. In between “Drawing On Everything”, you can find her collaborating with high-profile designers like Kelly Wearstler, creating displays for luxury retail brands like Joyce (Hong Kong), working on exclusive commissions for private clients, teaching at ITP NYU, or volunteering with some of her favorite Arts organizations. Shantell has been featured in Vogue, Elle, T Magazine, Vie, Vibe, The New York Times, The New Yorker, 1st Dibs, California Home & Design, MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Jimmy Kimmel Show to name a few.

Artist Rex Ray, real name Michael Patterson, was born in Germany but eventually came to the states and settled in San Francisco to attend the Art Institute. In fact, San Franciscans are honored to consider him one of their own for both his contributions to Art and Activism. Ray’s iconic work ranges from fine art to collages made entirely by hand, paintings on both resin and canvas, photography, print works, as well as graphic design. Once familiar it is impossible not to recognize these abstract, color-filled, playful patterns with mid-century modern influences and psychedelic whimsy as his. Our collaboration is the perfect fusion of his artistry with our innovative design techniques.

To see the exclusive Rex Ray collection, or to meet and experience the evolution of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries in person, visit Booth 1762 at ICFF, May 16 – 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. it is open to both trade and general public.

Follow B+N on social media for information in real-time and use the official tag #RexRayxBN and #ShantellMartinforBN to share your moments.

Find more detailed information on ICFF below.

Celebrate the life and work of artist Rex Ray through the #RexRayxBN collaboration, B+N Industries Design

Celebrate the life and work of artist Rex Ray through the #RexRayxBN collaboration.

Be inspired by Shantell Martin as she creates the #ShantellMartinforBN experience in our space, B+N Industries Design.

Be inspired by Shantell Martin as she creates the #ShantellMartinforBN experience in our space.

Fortina by B+N Industries, ICFF NYC

Let us introduce you to our newest architectural product line #Fortina, which can be used in both interior and exterior situations.

ICFF  

The 27th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 16-19, 2015.

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

Register Here

Trade
Saturday, May 16
and Sunday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 18
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 19
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City

For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 19, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

More than 700 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain and Portugal Brands.

Monochrome Mood: Black + White

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We are opening our eyes to all things Black and White at B+N Industries in honor of our GlobalShop feature artist, Shantell Martin, and her trademark use of black ink on white surfaces. Be inspired by the bold, dramatic, and modern feel you can create by adding some of our favorite monochrome products to your space.

Image_1263The Classy Chairs in Gloss Black and Gloss White, with English Garden and Roman Horse images slipped into acrylic backs

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The Turned Wood Table in Gloss Black with a glass top

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Iconic Table in Gloss White Helsinki Pattern

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Iconic Fleur Panels in Gloss Black

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Iconic Versailles Panels in Black and Matte White

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Iconic Panels in Matte White Albert Pattern

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Iconic Panels in Matte White Broadcast Pattern

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The Iconic Bedroom Collection complete with Headboard, Platform Bed, and Dresser, all in Gloss Black Albert Pattern

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Iconic Low Credenza in Gloss White Albert Pattern

B+N Industries Puck 3-Way Merchandising Unit

Puck 3 – Way Merchandising Unit in Black

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Iconic 2 – Way Merchandising Unit in Matte White Helsinki Pattern

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