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212box’s events to celebrate the first look at their new publication, Collaborations: A Houston Penthouse.
It’s been a pleasure celebrating the launch of 212box’s new book with UK and European launches in London and Paris. In the book, the multidisciplinary architecture and design firm brought together artisans and craftspeople globally to collaborate on a luxurious penthouse suite project in Houston, Texas.
TDC teamed up with NY-based multi-disciplinary design firm to deliver UK and European launch events to celebrate their brand new book Collaborations: A Houston Penthouse.
Written by journalist Saxon Henry and published by Images Publishing, the book dives into the studio’s latest project creating a luxurious bespoke penthouse suite overlooking the skyline in Houston, Texas. The firm – known for designing over 160 Christian Louboutin stores over the course of two decades – worked with more than fifty artisans and creatives – from sculptors and cabinet makers to painters and ceramicists to create the interiors to this apartment.
Amongst these collaborators were multiple London-based businesses including BDDW by Tyler Hays, Foresso, Fromental, SHORE and Helen Amy Murray. In addition, Paris-based businesses including: Veronese, Maison Jean Rousseau, Cogolin Rugs, Anasthasia Millot, Laurence Le Constant, Bruno Moinard, Thierry Martenon, Galerie Geraldine Banier, Galerie Claude Boulle, Alexander Lamont, and Thierry Toutin.
In late November last year, together with 212box we hosted the UK book launch at BDDW’s showroom in Mayfair, London, and in January 2024 we held the European launch at Veronese’s showroom in Paris. It was wonderful to strengthen 212box’s relations with UK and European press as well as industry professionals, creatives and designers.
The newly launched book brings makers and curators into focus, aiming to give readers a behind the scene look at partnerships formed throughout the project. It demonstrates the inquisitive and playful “What if?” nature of 212box’s approach, their storytelling through their creation of objects and experiences, and commitment to the connection between the value of materials and the value of experience.
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