Jamie Durie & B+N: Come Meet The Designer

Who: Designer Jamie Durie with B+N Industries

When: Wednesday, March 29th, 11:00 AM

Where: GlobalShop, B+N Booth 4343, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

B+N Industries is honored to introduce a special collaboration
with international award-winning designer and author, Jamie Durie.

Durie and his team have created a unique design language called “transterior”: creating seamless transitions between the indoors & out. This philosophy of taking the outdoors inside, and the indoors outside, forges a greater connection to nature in a sophisticated and carefully curated environment inspired by nature and natural elements and textures.

Our acclaimed Infused Veneer and Iconic Panel Collections are a perfect vehicle
to translate Jamie’s vision of imbuing interior spaces with the natural world.
The result: a collection that will dramatically and elegantly transform spaces –
all with a symbiotic relationship of imagery and patterns driven by design
and created by nature.

Come on by and meet Jamie, hear him speak,
and ask questions about his inimitable outlook on design.

#JamieDurieforBN

Get your B+N complimentary access pass to GlobalShop using the Lustrous link below…

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Jamie Durie for B+N Infused Veneer: Candelabra

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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…


Access to the complete #JamieDurieforBN catalog here including technical details and specifications.

For additional information on this inspirational collection, please visit our website or give us a call…

Toll Free (US or Internationally) 1.800.350.4127

B+N HQ California 650.593.4127

B+N New York Show Room + Office 212.255.4110 

mail@bnind.com


 

Off The Grid…

1224 Gridbreaking Panels and Accessories create a dynamic rhythm.

Design Off The Grid with our NEW Architectural System, Gridbreaking 1224

Gridbreaking Panels and Accessories bring a new level of design play to System 1224. With various panel sizes up to 48″ wide and 96″ tall, designers can create a more dynamic rhythm to the presentation. Combine the Metal Panels with magnetic graphics for powerful statements of color, pattern, and images.

Join us at Globalshop in Booth 1771, March 23 – 25, in Las Vegas, to explore the possibilities of 1224 Gridbreaking while discovering applications for current and future projects. We’ve reserved a spot for you, so take a moment now to register using the link and secure your free Expo Pass.

The wall is your canvas. Don’t follow the rules. Break the Grid.

#Gridbreaking1224  #System1224  #BNIndustries  #BiNspired

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.

Follow the link for details:

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New Kit on the Block

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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

A.R.E. Shoptalk: Hosted by B+N Industries + Gensler

We are excited to announce that B+N Industries will be hosting the San Francisco edition of A.R.E.’s Shoptalk series with Gensler at their San Francisco offices on Thursday, May 7, from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. See below for details or register directly here.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the role of technology in the worlds of physical and digital design, as well as discussion around ROI, with a networking cocktail reception to follow. Join us for this special opportunity to connect and learn with your industry peers! #AREShoptalk

B+N Industries x Gensler Host A.R.E. Shoptalk

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

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Puck 3 – Way Merchandising Unit in Black

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Iconic 2 – Way Merchandising Unit in Matte White Helsinki Pattern

Shantell Martin for B+N Industries at GlobalShop 2015

Burlingame, Calif. (March 5, 2015)B+N Industries is pleased to announce that artist Shantell Martin will be illustrating live at GlobalShop in Booth 2179, Tuesday, March 24 – Thursday, March 26.

As leaders in our industry, we are 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 our mission involves relevance and making intentional choices to surround our brand with people and ideas that reflect what is of the moment, interesting, and unique.

To that end, B+N Industries has chosen to feature talent that embodies this relevance and we are excited to pair her artistry with our products. Using our 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.

Originally from London with a VJ stint in Tokyo, Shantell 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) and contemporary furniture brand Vitra, 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.

To meet this artist on the rise and experience the evolution of Shantell Martin for B+N Industries in person, visit Booth 2179 at GlobalShop, March 24 – 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Follow B+N on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for information in real time and use the official tag #ShantellMartinforBN to share your moments.

IMG_4936In this exclusive video for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine”, Shantell Martin discusses her process — and the mural she created for the designer Kelly Wearstler’s West Hollywood store.

Original Release here

And The Winner Is….

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Here at B+N Industries, we can’t think of a better way to start the new year than by sharing our own inspiring, feel good story from the holiday break. As many of you know, we created a FIAT themed showroom using our Fortina line and System 1224 in our New York offices for The Retail Design Collective back in December. You might also know that visitors to our showroom were entered into our awesome #FreeFIAT Giveaway. A week after the show, we gathered in our CEO’s office to watch him pull one lucky name from the numerous entries we received. After verification consistent with giveaway rules, our Team was excited to phone the winner and share the good news.

Without further delay, the WINNER of the B+N Industries FIAT Giveaway is Tim DiCesare!

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When we phoned Tim, he was absolutely ecstatic. As it turns out, Tim has been living in Kansas City for the last six and half years without a car, and everyday he takes the bus to and from work. Tim currently works as a Visual Manager and Mass Merchandiser for Hallmark Cards. (And yes, we couldn’t resist mentioning that he was about to have his very own Hallmark Moment!)

B+N Industries has given me an awesome Christmas gift!! Thank you!!!!

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On weekends, Tim would rent a car to get to the lake to relax which naturally meant his “Hertz miles are off the charts!” A few months back, he realized it was time to invest in a car but was having difficulty making a choice amongst all the options on the market. Not only did our #FreeFIAT Giveaway make the decision process stress free, through our agreement with FIAT Tim was able to visit his local Studio in Olathe, Kansas, and work with them directly to select and order his perfect car.

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The FIAT Studio member, Terry Hines, made the process a breeze. He ordered in a car with the features I wanted, and took great care of me as I asked ignorant questions about registration and all that goes with a car. Terry even offered to pick me up to get me to the dealership without any hassle.

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We couldn’t imagine a better way to end and begin the year at B+N. Check out the video to hear Tim’s happy story straight from him!

We had a great time working with FIAT in our latest creative venture. If you have yet to see the innovative environment we created in our New York Showroom for The Retail Design Collective using our newest product line Fortina and System 1224 with FIAT as the backdrop, you can check it out here.

Video credit: FIAT of Olathe

CEO Speak

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Our CEO, Brad Somberg, in his natural state with artist Shantell Martin during one of our recent collaborations.

 

An article on current industry and internal happenings featuring our CEO, Brad Somberg, in the November/December edition of design:retail magazine…

Tell us about any new company innovations, products, services, materials, processes – that you’ve developed/are developing

B+N continues to be a top design leader in the retail, architectural and hospitality markets – both domestically and internationally. Over this last year we have launched 1224 our new modular panel system. We are also pleased to announce collaboration with Toppan, a Japanese based corporation, representing their Fortina line of products in North America. Both these systems are “Design Driven” and offer a range of solutions to the Architectural and Design community.

What differentiates your company from other competitors in the marketplace?

We are never satisfied. We travel the world studying design, being inspired by cultures, our surroundings, and are always thinking and developing new ideas.

What is your company’s philosophy toward customization?

Our ultimate goal is to have enough proprietary products in our offerings to give clients an off the shelf solution. We currently have over 15 fully developed systems in our offerings. Within those systems there are plenty of built in options for customization to create a unique look for whatever brand is looking to utilize them. That being said we are designers/manufacturers and have the capacity for 100% custom solutions.

Are you seeing more or less collaboration in the industry?

If you look at most of the successful retailers, brands, part of their success is via collaborations. Fashion Designers are teaming up with retailers to create both soft-goods and hard-goods to be sold via retail. We see this as fresh and a way of keeping brands on the top of consumer’s minds. We take the same approach with collaborations, whether we are teaming with Rex Ray to create a line of products or collaborating with our Japanese partners bringing Fortina to our North American clients. It is a way to keep our brand relevant and to offer unique solutions to our diverse audience.

Are you experiencing more or less global sourcing/sales. What other countries have you worked in?

We have truly become an international company. Both from a sales and marketing standpoint and from global sourcing initiatives we have had over the years. We have managed to diversify our client base in such a manner that over 50% of sales is outside the United States. As our customer base has expanded it has led us to develop manufacturing to support those efforts.

 

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