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SITE Santa Fe Presents “DesignLAB: Next Nest”

Opening and Awards Ceremony



Event Description

SITE Santa Fe to Host
DesignLAB: Next Nest

Nov. 3-Dec. 1, 2013

SITE Santa Fe is delighted to partner this year with Design Santa Fe to present DesignLAB: Next Nest, a juried exhibition featuring inspiring new domestic forms and design concepts. Next Nest merges artistic visions with 21st century sustainable objects and spaces for living. Artists, designers, and architects will present designs for furniture, lighting, wall treatments, graphic, interior and textile designs. The exhibition runs from Sunday, November 3 - Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Exhibitors in the 2013 DesignLAB; Next Nest Exhibition:
1. Kenji Kondo Studio, Albuquerque, NM (P)
2. Kramer Woodward, Albuquerque, NM (P)
3. Phillipe Horvath, Laguna Beach, CA (P)
4. Ben Ortega, Santa Fe, NM (S)
5. Tamie Glass, Igor Siddiqui and Kendra Locklear, Ordia, Austin TX (P)
6. Marie Perrin-McGraw and Robert Turek, Wildomar, CA
7. Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, B + U, Los Angeles, CA (P)
8. Liana Chan and Kohei Nonaka, Albuquerque, NM (S)
9. Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael, Oakland, CA (P)
10. Jessica Johnson and Jessica Shoemaker, Albuquerque, NM (S)
11. Conrad Skinner, Santa Fe, NM (P)
12. Jennifer del Rosario and Evangeline Diao, Freemont, CA (S)
13. Jared Winchester, Abuquerque, NM (P)
14. Jason Pilarski, Los Angeles, CA (P)
15. Pete Collins, Albuquerque, NM (S)
16. Cade Hayes, Tucson, AZ (P)
17. Ralph Steenblik, Salt Lake City, Utah (P)
P= Professional S= Student

The jury that selected the final Next Nest exhibitors includes: Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe, Janet Dees, Assistant Curator, SITE Santa Fe, Laura Carpenter, Ellen Berkovitch, CEO of Adobe Airstream, Michelle Moser, Owner of Grace Communications, Erin Elder, Visual Arts Director, Center for Contemporary Art, James Horn, Spears Architects and Thomas Lehn, Thomas Lehn Designs. Projects selected for the exhibition will compete for two Professional Category Awards of $1,500 and $1,000; and two Student Category Awards of $1,000 and $500. 

Organizers invited artists, designers and architects to consider new domestic concepts within one or a combination of these topical zones, suggesting new experiments in a range of media, from electronically changing wall graphics to interior water reuse systems; from interactive digital tools to wall-permeating sound; and from new ideas about public/private space to innovative furnishings, lighting and tools.
The jury considered the following criteria in their selection of projects for this exhibition’s Professional and Student Categories: innovative use of materials, conceptual strength, sustainable resourcing, creative functionality, new rituals for domestic usage, innovative technology, and intriguing innovations of form.