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Tom Dixon Showroom @ Soho, New York

Tom Dixon Showroom @ Soho, New York

Opened earlier this month to coincide with the city’s NYC x Design festival, the new Tom Dixon Soho / Manhattan outpost forms the “USA East Coast hub” for the brand, complimenting the existing store in Los Angeles.

The late 19th century showroom at 25 Greene Street, Soho, New York now showcases Tom Dixon’s rapidly expanding catalogue of lighting, furniture and home accessories in a generous 625 sqm twin floor retail store setting

Interchange by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

Interchange by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

The office and co-working space infrastructure, designed by the award-winning workplace architects Barr Gazetas, are focused on true community working through expert curation of complex floor plans and space use.

The new spaces offer high quality fit-out and technology services, with the interior designs provided by the acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio whose past work includes Shoreditch House and the Mondrian Hotel, London.

This is the first time that DRS and Tom Dixon have designed a co-working environment.

Knoll Hospitality at Work @ Neocon Chicago 2018

Knoll Hospitality at Work @ Neocon Chicago 2018

Knoll Inc., a constellation of design-driven brands and people celebrating its 80th Anniversary, presented Hospitality at Work at NeoCon 2018 – the annual contract industry trade show that took place in Chicago from June 11-13, 2018

Street Style Fashion @ Salone Milan 2018

Street Style Fashion @ Salone Milan 2018

Milan Fashion Week and Milan Design Week both unfold here – which makes the possibility a visit will coincide with a global convergence of the design community highly likely, making it one of the few cities that can truly claim Fashion and Design are part of its’ cultural and civic DNA

Virgil Abloh aka “DJ Flat White” @ SETTINGS Civic Underground

Virgil Abloh aka “DJ Flat White” @ SETTINGS Civic Underground

Whilst in Sydney for the special Supply x Nike Top ten launch, Off-White founder and Nike collaborator, Virgil Abloh took the opportunity to DJ ( using his DJ moniker Flat White ) at Sydney’s Civic Hotel Underground alongside Sydney creative group, SETTINGS˚

The announcement was dropped seemingly out of the blue, with very little promotion for the event online—but drew a large crowd who were aware of Off-White’s cult status and Abloh’s reputation for high energy sets.

Virgil Abloh x Bespoke Ind x Nike Reconstruction Workshop @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh x Bespoke Ind x Nike Reconstruction Workshop @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh held a Nike Reconstruction Workshop in the top level of Pop-Up space and those VIP guests lucky enough to have scored an invite got a personal insight into Virgil’s creative process, and got to flex their own creativity when they reconstructed their own pair of Nike kicks – right in front of his eyes.

Invited workshop participants ( and a few very lucky ” Kids” plucked at random from the long line queued out the front ) were each given a pair of Nike Air Force 1’s, some velcro, coloured swoosh’s, hammers and tools to create their own authentic shoes.

Virgil Abloh interviewed by Woody from Sneaker Freaker @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh interviewed by Woody from Sneaker Freaker @ Dedece Sydney

With Virgil Abloh touching down in Sydney to host an event in partnership with Supply and BespokeIND, Simon Wood ( aka Woody ) from Sneaker Freaker sat down with the most influential figure in street wear right now for this “exclusive” interview.

” Working in an industry, there’s rules to follow and rules to break. Find a way to creatively break the rules.” ………………. Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

Virgil Abloh Signing Nike “Top Ten” Kicks @ Dedece Sydney

On a quiet Darlinghurst street last week, hundreds of young, mostly male Sneakerheads ( many still in their school uniforms having ducked away early from school ) patiently lined up for some 4-6 hours ( even as some light rain fell ) to meet their idol, Virgil Abloh, the introverted Chicago native.

Some of them had even journeyed to Sydney from inter-state to the official Supply ” Pop Up” Store installation space – thus inadvertently becoming the personification of Nike’s most fundamental principle: ‘Just Do It’.

All those in line were in high spirits, hoping to have their Abloh x Off-White iterations of the Nike “Top Ten” kicks autographed by Virgil