News & Events
TEAM PLAYERS
Sometimes two minds are better than one. More

TEAM PLAYERS

Manufacturers call on top designers and architects for their latest offerings. Hospitality Design Magazine mentions Patricia Urquiola's collaboration with Skyline Design in their August 2015 issue.

 

 

Great Glazing
1K Fulton Interior Glass Panels More

Great Glazing

1K Fulton, a former 1920's-era cold storage facility in Chicago’s West Loop, recently transformed into a cutting edge LEED Gold certified building offering 550,000 square feet of office and retail space. The building’s interior uses printed and backlit glass panels depicting photos from the original refrigerated interiors to convey an important piece of the building’s storied past. 

Read the full article here.

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
Features Skyline Design's Make Collection More

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD

"Skyline Design's newest glass series comprises four base designs—Hexagons, Letters, Threads, and Triangles—which can be customized using algorithms that adjust density, stroke, line weight, scale, and distortion, depending on which pattern option is selected. These can be etched onto one or both sides of the glass."

 

NeoCon preview, June 2015

Dezeen Magazine
Patricia Urquiola adds grid-based patterns to architectural glass More

Dezeen Magazine

NeoCon 2015: Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has added colourful geometric patterns to sheets of architectural glass for Chicago company Skyline Design.

Urquiola, who previously told Dezeen that she hated glass, introduced the self-titled collection for Skyline at this year's NeoCon trade fair.

"They are experts with glass," she told Dezeen. "They have a very sophisticated approach and understand how to create specific effects with the material. They're very rigorous. That's the appeal."

#MetropolisLikes
The Best of NeoCon 2015 More

#MetropolisLikes

"This new collaboration with Patricia Urquiola demonstrates a sophisticated and elegant solution where patterns shift depending on how near or far you are to the surface, ranging from opaque to translucent to transparent. Patricia can do no wrong!"

- Paul Makovsky, Metropolis Magazine Editorial & Brand Director

ARCHITECT Magazine
Partitions you can see through More

ARCHITECT Magazine

ARCHITECT Magazine featured Skyline Design's Make Collection.

"Architectural glazing does more than serve as a decorative backdrop in contract interiors. It's also used to divide spaces while delivering daylight to a building’s core and can even muffle sound—a plus in the brave new world of open workspaces. We scoured our files—err., inboxes—to find the latest products bringing natural wood grains, tangible texture, and geometric patterns into the light."

Selvedge Magazine
The design legacy of Alexander Girard More

Selvedge Magazine

Selvedge Magazine recognized Skyline Design's Alexander Girard Collection.

"Applying Girard's rythmic patterns to glass is a natural extension of his approach to interior design, which layered transparent patterns to break up spaces."

GOOD DESIGN Award
The most prestigious world design award More

GOOD DESIGN Award

Skyline Design has received the GOOD DESIGN Award for the Alexander Girard Collection.

GOOD DESIGN Awards Program recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. GOOD DESIGN is the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Contract Magazine brand report
December 2014 More

Contract Magazine brand report

Skyline Design has been recognized for architectural glass in Contract Magazine's December 2014 issue.

Featuring Alexander Girard's Alphabet in the digital edition (pg. 74-75).

Metropolis Magazine
Riotous Right Angles - Alexander Girard More

Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis Magazine featured Grid from Skyline Design's Alexander Girard™ Collection.

"The late 1960s radical design group Superstudio transformed how we look at the grid—not as a matrix of oppressive rules, but as a platform for liberation. Designers are returning to that idea, harnessing the organizing power of frameworks but having a lot of fun doing it."

2014 Nightingale Awards
Gold Award: Alexander Girard Collection More

2014 Nightingale Awards

Skyline Design is honored to accept the Gold Award in the Surfacing Materials category for its Alexander Girard Collection

Join the movement.
Be original. More

Join the movement.

Skyline Design supports and is member of Be Original Americas
Be Original is committed to initiating discussion on the importance of preserving original design across North America through informational, educational and influential marketing initiatives and consistent efforts to promote this agenda in various design contexts.

NeoCon 2014
Alexander Girardâ„¢ Collection More

NeoCon 2014

Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60

Skyline Design Launches Alexander Girard™ Collection

At NeoCon, Skyline Design launches ten graphic patterns by Alexander Girard, now available rendered on glass in a variety of techniques. Initially conceived as textile designs, glass expands the aesthetic expression of the original artwork, offering transparent, translucent and opaque effects.

Applying Alexander Girard’s pattern language to glass is a natural extension of his approach to interior design, which used layered transparent patterns to break up spaces, an approach that manifested itself as early as the 1920s, when he designed a series of etched glass pieces.

Walking a line between representation and abstraction, the selected patterns show strong symbolic presence and stand on their own. By bringing his work to contemporary interiors, Skyline Design acknowledges the relevance of Girard’s legacy today and honors a cherished American designer.

Download the Press Release

Contract Magazine
NeoCon 2014 Preview More

Contract Magazine

NeoCon 2014 Preview

Skyline Design launches 10 graphic patterns by Alexander Girard, the former director of the Herman Miller fabric division. Originally conceived as textile designs, Skyline Design has now rendered the patterns on glass in transparent, translucent and opaque effects in both color and neutral options.

Patterns comprising the collection include: Alphabet (shown), Fruit Tree, Graph, Grid, Leaves, Lines, Manhattan, Retrospective, Ribbons and Treads.

Contract Magazine NeoCon Preview

Skyline Design Showroom: Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60
Photo: Kelsey Lindsey

Girard on Glass
Metropolis Magazine More

Girard on Glass

Skyline Design finds that the midcentury designer's iconic textile patterns translate well to the contemporary medium of architectural glass.

"As a trained architect, Alexander Girard was interested in all building materials and their interaction in a space," says Skyline Design president and co-founder, Charles Rizzo. "Layering and translucency form a continuous thread in his work. Glass seemed an ideal material to explore his interest in patterning in a contemporary context."

Read more to learn how we worked with Girard Studio to reproduce ten of Girard's original textile designs on translucent, transparent and opaque glass. View the Alexander Girard™ Collection at NeoCon, Merchandise Mart Suite 10-60.