Event: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tickets available: September 20, 2012 at 2 p.m.
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Join us for an evening with Jeff Kovel, founder of Skylab Architecture as he reveals “The Hidden Narrative”.
About Jeff Kovel, AIA, Architect: Skylab Architecture
Jeff Kovel is motivated by the desire to push the boundaries in order to create unique, sustainable design and architectural experiences. After studying architecture in Rome, Italy, and graduating from Cornell University in 1995, he came west and settled in Portland, combining his love of the natural with his New York modernist roots. From 1996-1999, he began building his portfolio by working on a series of high profile spaces for rock musician Lenny Kravitz.
In 1999, he founded Skylab Architecture. The firm continues to thrive as a laboratory driven by a strong artistic impulse, and a design philosophy that invites inspiration, high concept and orchestration into the unfolding process.
Today, Kovel’s work seeks to illuminate the juxtapositions found throughout history and future aspirations, varying the mix of color, materials and volume so as to invite others to bring their own perspective into the often ambiguous narrative of a space.
Admission includes complimentary small-batch wine and beer from the Pacific Northwest, hors d’oevres, and treats from Portland’s Alma Chocolate. Presented by Designspeaks, 52 Limited, and Ace Hotels.
About Jeff Kovel and Skylab Architecture
Designspeaks exists to encourage people to talk about design. Our purpose aims to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, and industrial. To establish an interface within the context of real life. To support the most compelling regional voices in design. To talk it through.
Designspeaks is aligned with the Ace Hotel properties in Portland, Seattle, New York, and Palm Springs. Each local event celebrates talent practicing in the immediate region. Previous speakers include Seattle’s Modern Dog (in Portland and Seattle), professor and filmmaker Andrea Marks, dean of Northwest design, the redoubtable Byron Ferris, Communications Arts editor Patrick Coyne, creative director Jelly Helm, designer and entrepreneur Aaron Draplin (in Portland and Seattle), educator and illustrator Frank Chimero, design style-makers The Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCo), local design pioneers The Felt Hat, the inimitable Invisible Creature, and Steve Sandstrom.
DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, graphic, and industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.
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