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Point of View: Metropolis Blog
“How a Design Firm Found Crafstmanship in Noodles” More

Point of View: Metropolis Blog

Inspired by Skyline's autumn Soba Noodle-making workshop with Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains, Metropolis Magazine featured a thoughtful synopsis of the event, capturing the spirit of the two companies' shared goals of crafting quality goods with a creative panache.

How a Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles showcases workshop highlights and photographs, including the backstory of how Skyline came to know and appreciate the work of food writer, author, and Japanese cooking instructor, Sonoko Sakai. Based in Los Angeles, Sakai is leading the Japanese food and culture project Common Grains, advocating for sustainable and healthy living through the tradition and pleasure of eating grains and vegetables.

Sakai's careful, but skilled and determined nature, along with her regard for the environment, reflects Skyline's own ethos of innovative, sustainable, quality craftsmanship. Read more here.

Photos: Kelsey Lindsey

Designing for Healthcare
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Designing for Healthcare

On September 30th Skyline Design hosted a gathering for healthcare designers in its Merchandise Mart showroom, Suite 1060. The event centered on the life and work of Henry Domke, a physician-turned-photographer whose nature images inspire tranquility and healing in hospital settings.

An informal discussion shed light on Henry’s professional history, preferred photographing techniques, and insight on evidence-based design, including thoughts on the best themes and colors for patient healing.

Skyline has worked with Henry since 2007, transferring his remarkable artwork onto the medium of glass. And indeed, Henry’s art radiates on glass – his work in the showroom displayed this perfect union.

To read more, download the Press Release
View his images exclusively for our Botanica collection
View his full collection of nature photography at Henry Domke Fine Art

Best of NeoCon Gold Awards
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Best of NeoCon Gold Awards

With the opening of its first permanent Chicago Showroom in the Merchandise Mart, Skyline Design is proud to announce its acceptance of two Best of NeoCon 2013 Gold Awards from Contract Magazine.

Skyline Design launched its Digital Glass Portfolio at NeoCon 2013, winning best product in both the Wall Treatments and Surfacing Materials/Finishes categories.

The Skyline Digital Glass Portfolio offers a selection of images for digital printing on glass by eight commissioned artists, photographers, and designers from across the United States. The initial launch represents the first phase of an ever-growing collection, with the work of new artists to be added.

Skyline Design is proud to build on its history of creating collaborative partnerships with celebrated artists, architects, designers and photographers, to realize their creative visions with architectural glass. For the Digital Glass Portfolio, Doug Fogelson, Bryan Nash Gill, Bill Sosin, and Herman Yu have drawn inspiration from the natural world, creating patterns and textures based in sources as varied as raindrops, tree rings, and skeletal winter branches. Other artists, including Jim Krantz, Anne Lindberg, Sonnenzimmer, and Thirst, redefine manmade elements—fabrics, letters, symbols—into immersive environments.

Visit us at Merchandise Mart Suite 1060 to view the collection. Information coming soon; contact sales@skydesign.com to learn more.

 

Pratt Students Visit Skyline
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Pratt Students Visit Skyline

Pratt Design students led by Interior Design Professor Jon Otis visited Skyline this year at NeoCon, and were given a tour of the Skyline factory and design studio where they learned how the glass products they specify are created and manufactured.

At NeoCon, KnollTextiles Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas and Skyline Creative Director Deborah Newmark offered an informative and inspiring presentation about the new KnollTextiles Glass Collection, which translates iconic textile patterns to architectural glass. It was an exciting and educational experience for the students and Skyline.

Back at our headquarters, General Manager Vipul Bhagat toured the students through Skyline's manufacturing facilities to show them firsthand how our glass is produced. They were able to see and feel the glass to understand the different techniques and capabilities we can offer for working with the material.

This was the second year we collaborated with Mr. Otis to provide his students a valuable learning experience, and we look forward to many more years to come! Thank you to Jon and Pratt for your continued interest in Skyline Design.

Please contact us if you are also interested in taking a factory tour.

Skyline Previews The KnollTextiles Glass Collection
Seven patterns rediscover iconic textiles on glass More

Skyline Previews The KnollTextiles Glass Collection

The KnollTextiles Glass Collection is an iconic collection of seven patterns that rediscover the nonchalant luxury of classic textiles. Linear, undulating, textural, playful, and organic designs translate textile weaves onto glass with a range of scales and opacities. Historic yet timeless, these eco-friendly patterns are well suited for corporate and healthcare environments. Each is offered in two glass techniques, or create your own custom look. Preview at NeoCon Booth 8-6106 for a fall 2012 launch.

Learn more. Monday Morning Quarterback June 4-10 issue, page 69

5+ Collection for Healthcare
New Michael Graves' glass collection enhances the patient experience More

5+ Collection for Healthcare

5+ Collection for Healthcare
The 5+ Collection by world-renowned architect and product designer Michael Graves, FAIA, features modern abstractions of familiar materials, places, and patterns. The new architectural glass collection presents five initial designs to connect and enclose healthcare spaces to enhance the patient experience. 

Paralyzed from the waist down in 2003, Michael Graves quickly identified a lack of beauty and accessibility in healthcare design. The 5+ Collection features patterns reminiscent of the stones and bricks from walkways and piazzas, available in both transparent and semi-transparent options to accommodate a range of aesthetics and privacy needs. Create light, beauty and privacy, and inspire healing with the 5+ Collection by Michael Graves for Skyline Design.

Read the Contract Design Magazine Product Focus for more.   

An evening with Suzanne Tick
Skyline sponsored an engaging and educational event with Knoll, Tandus, and Suzanne Tick following NeoCon More

An evening with Suzanne Tick

Skyline sponsored an inspirational evening with Suzanne Tick, Knoll, and Tandus at the Gensler Chicago offices on the last day of NeoCon. The exhibition and weaving workshop, held in the Rotunda of the famous Louis Sullivan building, featured pieces from Suzanne Tick’s recent “Salvage” exhibition, while engaging designers in a weaving class about technique, structure, and material. The positive atmosphere– set by an upbeat music mix and Tick’s contagious optimism– revitalized the spirits of participating architects and designers following the busy week of NeoCon. 

Tick began with a brief description of her work, having first picked up weaving in college with materials inspired by her father’s scrap metal yard. She went on to work for KnollTextiles and Tandus Flooring, specializing in material development for commercial and residential interiors, and again recently picking up weaving perhaps when her father– an original source of inspiration– moved into her home two years ago. 

As it turns out, architects– people she’s worked with throughout her career– found the new pieces exciting and inspiring, and both NBBJ and Gensler have since commissioned pieces from her. Seeing this as an educational opportunity, she began leading workshops in Gensler’s NY offices to teach the craft of weaving. We were so fortunate to have had the opportunity to create a similar experience with Tick this year, and with talented designers from Knoll, Tandus, and Gensler. 

Photography: Scott Shigley

Innovation Award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada
Skyline Design wins Gold Innovation Award for Booth Design More

Innovation Award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

Skyline Design was awarded a Gold Innovation Award for Booth Design at September's IIDEX/NeoCon Canada show.

As a first-time participant, Skyline was overwhelmed by the positive response received for its architectural glass and Greenplay Furniture collections. The company featured its new Suzanne Tick Markerglass™ and Kids Glass designs, with an overview of best-selling glass patterns and architectural products. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and visited us!

To learn more about IIDEX, visit: http://www.iidexneocon.com/2010/

New York Showroom
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New York Showroom

Skyline Design is excited to announce the opening of its expanded showroom in the New York Design Center. Sharing space in Aristeia Metro’s showroom with contract fabric supplier CF Stinson and seating manufacturer Source, Skyline Design showcases its sophisticated, sustainable architectural glass in a range of techniques, opacities, designs, and aesthetics. Featuring twelve full-height glass panels in award-winning patterns, two walls of samples from select case studies and collections, and a photographic glass wall with artwork from nature art photographer Henry Domke (pictured below), the showroom offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Skyline’s designs in their various applications. Contact christine@a-metro.com for more.

New York Design Center
200 Lexington Ave #1416
New York, NY 10016

Healthcare Design Magazine
September 2012 PR More

Healthcare Design Magazine

Glass is increasingly being selected as a premier architectural design material for healthcare interiors. Seven projects featuring Skyline glass were included in the September 2012 issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

The Lunder Building for Massachusetts General Hospital by NBBJ NY is shown on page 75, showcasing custom AST Digital Glass Printing.

NorthShore LIJ Katz Women's Hospital and Zuckerberg Pavilion by EwingCole highlights a custom Botanica Seeded Eucalyptus glass design, page 88.

Skyline's Organics Fern pattern is on display at the Kaiser Permanente Gaithersberg Medical Center by AECOM (page 96), and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Multispeciality Clinic by MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health (page 175).

Healthcare Design also featured the SSM St. Joseph Health Center Emergency Department by Lawrence Group (page 149) and Baystate Medical Center by Steffian Bradley Architects (pages 226-227), each exhibiting custom Skyline architectural glass.

Contact sales@skydesign.com to learn more about Skyline architectural glass.

Metropolis Likes NeoCon
NeoCon Highlights featured in Point of View Blog More

Metropolis Likes NeoCon

Earlier this month, Metropolis editors selected Skyline Design among creators of the top spaces, products, and ideas at NeoCon, in the integrated social media coverage known as Metropolis Likes. They sought out design solutions that the magazine's editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, describes as “unexpected and urgent—ideas that strike us as beautiful, useful and brilliant”.

Skyline Design debuted a strong line-up of new collections, including The KnollTextiles Glass Collection, and Cleo Mobile Magnetic Markerglass.

View photos from the awards.
View images from our NeoCon booth.

Interior Design Best of Year Award Finalists
Cleo Mobile Magnetic Markerglass and The KnollTextiles Glass Collection honored More

Interior Design Best of Year Award Finalists

Two of Skyline's new products are finalists in the 2012 Interior Design Best of Year Awards.

Cleo Mobile Magnetic Markerglass is a finalist in the Office Accesories category.

The KnollTextiles Glass Collection is a finalist in the Building Products category.

Please stay tuned. Winners will be announced live at the Best of Year Awards ceremony in NYC on November 29th.

Interior Design BoY 2012 Awards
Two Product Honoree recognitions, with two winning Projects featuring Skyline glass More

Interior Design BoY 2012 Awards

Skyline Design's Cleo Mobile Magnetic Markerglass and KnollTextiles Glass Collection were honored among the top products of the year at Interior Design's annual Best of Year Awards.

Cleo Mobile Magnetic Markerglass was an Honoree in the Accessories: Office category, and the new KnollTextiles Glass Collection was honored in the Building Products category.

Skyline Design is also proud to have had it's glass featured in three projects honored at the show. ZGF Architects won in the Healthcare: Small category for Randall Children's Hospital, which features numerous floors of colorful Skyline architectural glass. Cannon Design was honored in the Healthcare: Large category for Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building, showcasing our Collection in Whites Chainlink pattern, as well as white Vitracolor.

Thank you for your continued support of Skyline Design. Contact us at sales@skydesign.com to learn more about our products.

"Exciting New Takes on the Boring Old Floral"
AST III/Vitracolor daisies enliven healthcare space More

"Exciting New Takes on the Boring Old Floral"

Skyline joins Interiors & Sources magazine in celebrating Spring with a look at impactful floral design. St. Joseph's Women's Hospital by HKS features Skyline's AST™ and Vitracolor® processes, to create bold, colorful, graphic displays on glass. Our partial height Organics™ Seeded Eucalyptus™ pattern creates modest privacy for patient rooms. Photographer: Blake Marvin.

"Exciting New Takes on the Boring Old Floral"
 

#1 Brand in Architectural Glass 2012
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#1 Brand in Architectural Glass 2012

We’re pleased to announce that Skyline Design was selected as the most preferred brand in architectural glass for the second year in a row by the readers of Contract magazine. We appreciate the many architects and designers who answered an open-ended survey and voted for Skyline again.

Contract Brand Report 2012
Skyline Design featured on pages 70-71