On the evening of Wednesday, April 17th, at our ABC | NYC showroom, we were honored to host The Unveiling, our annual sculpture show and reception celebrating the artists selected to receive the ABC Stone-sponsored Carrara Sculpture Residency.
Gianluca Giarrizzo and Arngrímur Sigurðsson unveiled the pieces they created in Italy last Summer, Crema I and Trans-Human Bomb. Other works on view by esteemed artists Jago, Barbara Segal, Peter Glenn Oakley, Alessandro Lombardo and Brice Esso. It was an enchanted evening of art, wine, and conversation.
We’re so proud of what we’re building, and we always enjoy showcasing that work to our community of artists and art enthusiasts. Thank you to all who were involved for your dedicated efforts in making this incredible event so special. (more…)Read Full Post...
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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Jenny Dina Kirschner of Jenny Dina Kirschner Interiors is smitten with stone. In fact, in her own kitchen featured here, she’d chosen the slabs before she’d even closed on the property—that’s commitment to a material.
The space was completely gutted, so Jenny had a fresh canvas on which to leave her indelible imprint. It would be impossible to misidentify the focal point of the space in this kitchen. The luscious sculptural island is made of polished Belvedere quartzite. The entire piece is seamless with mitered corners at the top and sides; two large slabs were used, measuring approximately 80 square feet of stone in total. Jenny found her match at ABC Stone, a renowned resource for natural and man-made stone. The company also features Functional Art and Cubic Elements to complement any exceptional interior or exterior space.
When designing kitchens for her clients, Jenny often starts with the countertop material, and her own kitchen was no exception. The entire perimeter of the room is white: the flooring, cabinetry and even the hardware deliberately sublimates itself to the majesty of the quartzite island. “The intensity of the dark stone immediately grabbed my attention,” says Jenny. “It has all these really beautiful earth tones: green, caramel, crystals and ivories. It’s swirly and very dreamy.” The cantilevered drop to table height creates an architectural play of lines and volume that add visual interest and functionality. Flanked by Prouvé Standard SP Chairs, designed by Jean Prouvé and produced by Vitra, the island beckons to be touched and interacted with—it’s not passive decoration.
With storage often a challenge in urban kitchens, Jenny chose to extend her cabinets to new heights, quite literally. “Building the double-height cabinetry was pricey and challenging, but a must for me,” she says. “There were architectural soffits and elements we had to work around, and I wanted it to look seamless.”
Since the kitchen is an open concept, Jenny preferred to delineate the spaces discreetly yet purposefully. Flooring in the kitchen is porcelain by Stone Source in UonUon, and the rest of the flooring on the first floor is pickled and white-washed white oak. By interweaving individual floor planks, Jenny creates a subtly textured boundary between spaces. Visually blurred, it’s less jarring and abrupt than a complete switch of materials and colors.
Jenny masterfully integrates textures into her spaces, but here in the kitchen she deliberately kept textural layering to a minimum. She prefers instead for the enraptured gaze and attention to wander into the vastness and beyond.
Jenny Dina Kirschner
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On Wednesday, November 7th, ABC Stone and LUXE Interiors + Design held a panel discussion and cocktail party in honor of the grand opening of ABC’s NYC flagship Experience Center. The engaging discussion focused on how to push stone usage to the edge and utilize the material in truly awe-inspiring ways. Panelists and intrepid designers Keith Baltimore, Jenny Kirschner, Carol Kurth, and Piera Ruvolo were on hand to share their knowledge and inspiration and the President of ASID NY Metro chapter, designer Kim Radovich, served as moderator.
We are extremely grateful to all those who attended the ABC Stone Client Appreciation Dinner, Cooking Class & Wine Pairing on the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, at the Institute for Culinary Education in Lower Manhattan. There, guests were treated to a menu of Blini with Eggplant “Caviar”, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Grilled NY Strip Steak with Sweet and Spicy Pepperonata, and a Pumpkin Tartlet. Check out some pictures of this memorable event!
ABC Stone is pleased to announce that we will be a featured exhibitor at the 30th annual ICFF | International Contemporary Furniture Fair, to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from May 20th to May 23rd, 2018.
ICFF NYC, North America’s platform for global design, maps the newest frontiers of what’s best and what’s next. For the four-day duration of the Fair, the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, and design industry professionals, all in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths. In addition to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, ICFF is a series of fascinating, fun, and edifying programs, and will feature a packed schedule of exhibits and features.
You’ll be able to find us at Booth 2537, where we will be showcasing several exciting new ABC materials like Stonethica, Flexibilize and MAs concrete, as well our La Bella stools. Click here to register. Read MoreRead Full Post...