Archive for October, 2003

Fabrica

fabrica.jpgFabrica is the Benetton Research and Development Communication Centre. Fabrica is housed in a stunning building by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and is situated outside Treviso in North Italy. Led by an international team , Fabrica supports the creative development of young artist/researchers from all over the world. After a tough selection process, Fabrica invites young artists to participate in a range of communication activities, in cinema or graphics, design or music, as part of Colors Magazine, or within interactive or photography.
In its role as a laboratory of applied creativity (its name comes from the Latin word meaning “workshop”), Fabrica deals with new forms of communication, following two key principles: a hands-on approach to training (the young grant holders are invited to “learn by practice”), and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Links: www.fabrica.it

Klein Dytham Architecture

klein.jpgKlein Dytham architecture was established in Tokyo by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 1991. It is a fully bilingual office specializing in architecture, interiors and furniture design.

Taking the best from east and west, KDa aims to fuse different cultures effortlessly. The practice has no recipes, working with the client, program and all the other parameters of the project to develop a unique but above all an appropriate solution which is fun and a pleasure to experience.

Links: www.klein-dytham.com

Unit 1391

unit1319.jpgThey say:

WE_MAKE_IDEAS
WE_MAKE_STORIES
WE_MAKE_EXPERIENCES
WE_MAKE_STYLE
WE_MAKE_UNITS

WE_DO_INTELLECTUAL_DESIGN
WE_DO_GRAPHIC_DESIGN
WE_DO_MOTION_DESIGN
WE_DO_INTERIOR_DESIGN
WE_DO_FASHION_DESIGN
WE_DO_DESIGN

and I say: They do a pretty good job of it.

Links: www.unit-1391.net

Segura Inc

segura_inc.jpgA multi-faceted design and communications firm that specializes in print, collateral and new media communications.

Founder and principal Carlos Segura, an award-winning designer whose work is well-respected in the local, national and international design communities, brings over a decade of advertising experience with him, being a successful art director for many of the advertising giants such as Young & Rubicam, Ketchum, HCM Marsteller, Bayer Bess Vanderwacker, FCB and BBDO, prior to establishing Segura Inc. in 1991.

Links: www.segura-inc.com, www.segurainteractive.com, www.t26.com

Mario Lalich

36_thum.jpgName: Mario Lalich
What: Photographer, Filmaker
Company: Mario Lalich Photography
Where: New York (NOHO) and Croatia (Dalmatian Coast)
Age: 36
Looking at: Surface Magazine and J.T. Leroy’s ‘Heart is the many deceitfull thing’ novel
Listening to: Tocka ‘Suzuki’, and mixed various tango from my own collection
Links: www.rootylicious.com, www.mariolalich.com

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