During Design Miami event in 2013, Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik from Faena Group partners announced the initiation of the Faena collaboratory.
All began with the visionary new Faena Miami Beach community, that includes the ‘Faena house’ oceanfront residences by foster + partners, alongside the ‘Faena arts center’, ‘Faena bazaar’ and ‘artists-in-residence center’ by rem koolhaas/OMA. The project stands as a creative and interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration while the Faena Miami Beach is under construction.
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A number of large-scale public art and design installations are part of the development including custom-design gates and sculpture by antwerp- and amsterdam-based Studio Job.
The dutch-belgian duo reveals the next phase of their work for the district on the occasion of Design Miami 2014 in the form of the ‘Faena fountain’. Commissioned for the Faena Group hotel Miami beach, the site-specific ornamental structure ‘explores man’s search for spiritual and physical renewal and references the mythology of the fountain of youth‘, says Alan Faena. Studio job is also responsible for Faena Art Miami and Buenos Aires’s renewed identity.
MBRABBU has the pleasure to introduces you the fantastical universe of Nikolai and Simon Haas — the L.A. twins formally known to an increasing number of design “aficionados” as The Haas Brothers — is now on full display in “Cool World,” their debut exhibition at R & Company in New York. Then came September 2012 and their fateful trip to New York, where they met with Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, the owners of R & Company.
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