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In the ACFNY elevator after our opening panel. Andrea Lenardin with Bettina Zerza, Matias Del Campo, Herwig Baumgartner, Duks Koschitz, Peter Trummer and Stephen Philips. photo by Axel Schmitzberger. Resident Alien. Austrian Architects in America. Austrian Cultural Forum NY. September 25 2019 – February 17 2020

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The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design invites Andrea Lenardin to join the panel Bauhaus > LA > NOW as part of the ongoing series delirious LA, together with fellow Los Angeles practitioners Jessica Fleischmann, Yunhee Min, Heather Scott Peterson, Pae White, and moderator Tim Durfee. WUHO Gallery, Hollywood

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The Austrian Consulate General invited Andrea Lenardin to contribute to the commemoration of its founding in Los Angeles half a century ago. Celebrating the community of Austrians who came here as well as the Angelenos who embraced them. For Event II, co-hosted by Red Bull , we ventured to the beach  in Santa Monica for a volleyball tournament.

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The new ⅛ was featured in Bulthaup’s series of Glass X Wine tastings during the 2019 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. Designed in collaboration with Peter Noever, a l m’s ‘take’ on the traditional Viennese house wine glass was produced by Stölzle, Germany – one for red and one for white – and presented with Austrian vintages selected by Astor Wines and bread by Ole and Steen. All proceeds from sales of the glass during the event were donated to World Central Kitchen.

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The Austrian Consulate General invited Andrea Lenardin to contribute to the commemoration of its founding in Los Angeles half a century ago. Celebrating the community of Austrians who came here as well as the Angelenos who embraced them, the year-long 50th anniversary festivities were launched with a reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the first location of the Consulate.

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For Chef Daniele Uditi’s second restaurant in Southern California, Pizzana West Hollywood, our adaptive re-use of a former coffee shop doubled its size, creating a covered dining patio in a garden setting flooded with natural light. Here, we also introduced Giro – the a l m designed pizza “turntable”

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Working closely with chef Marc Zimmerman to create the spatial environment for Ittoryu GOZU San Francisco, Andrea Lenardin traveled with the GOZU team to Japan to meet with purveyors and advise on the selection of tableware for the restaurant.

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As creative director for Heartwork, Andrea Lenardin co-hosted Heartwork Perspectives 2 on the subject of Color at Heartwork’s NoMad showroom, featuring Heartwork CEO Karen John in conversation with curator Susan Brown (Cooper Hewitt Museum), founder Nathalie Ebel (Backdrop Home), partner Nina Etnier (Float Studio), and director Melissa Levin (Uniqlo Global Creative Lab)

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On the initiative of Peter Noever and Andrea Lenardin, the international Jury composed of Gregor Eichinger (Vienna), Sandra Hofmeister (munich), Greg Lynn (Los Angeles), Irina Korobina (Moscow), and Dung Ngo (New York) selected projects by Thomas E Burns, Anton Defant, EOOS, Mark Mack, Kerstin Pfleger, and Mathieu Wellner as outstanding examples of design that engages cultural diversity and global challenge. Galerie Rauminhalt_Harald Bichler Vienna. design-declared.org

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As global dining habits coalesce, we see an opportunity to rethink the traditional table setting. In a transatlantic collaboration with designer Stefan Diez, a l m developed a new line of tableware for German porcelain manufacturer Schönwald. SHIRO, a blank canvas for the chef, was launched at Ambiente in Frankfurt.

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Thank you Edition Detail for inviting Andrea Lenardin to contribute to My Bauhaus – 100 Architects on the 100th Anniversary of a myth, with a piece focused on the legacy of the Bauhaus  not only its influence on design thinking, but also its role as a cultural engine that engaged politics and social transformation. Edition Detail, Sandra Hofmeister.

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a l m hosts the fifth hangar dinner featuring an installation by Bettina Khano and Andrea Lenardin. September 8, 2018

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a l m hosts the fourth hangar dinner featuring sound by DJ Orange. June 10, 2018

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a l m hosts the third hangar dinner featuring the premiere of ‘Hangar in Neutral’ – an interactive and immersive sound piece by Will Thomas. March 25, 2018

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Brice Bischoff installs Halo Snuffers on the studio roof.

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a l m hosts the second hangar dinner to celebrate the launch of Jonathan Olivares’ Selected Works monograph. January 21, 2018.

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a l m hosts the second hangar dinner to celebrate the launch of Jonathan Olivares’ Selected Works monograph. January 21, 2018.

we wish you the very best for the new year!

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HEARTWORK · BENU · ‘LETTE / THE DESIGNER’S DICTIONARY OF COLOR

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MONSIEUR BENJAMIN · ESALON ·FORAGERS

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LAMILL · PIZZANA · IN SITU

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a l m hosts the first hangar dinner with special guests Riot Motor Club. October 22, 2017.

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a l m hosts the first hangar dinner with special guests Riot Motor Club. October 22, 2017.

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With the opening of their Manhattam studio, Heartwork launches a discussion series: Heartwork Perspectives – Passion, Process, and Path to doing what you love – Shu Hung, Dung Ngo, Colin Vernon, and Beth Viner in conversation.

 

Summer at a l m flew by!

At the hangar, our new studio extension at the airport, on the deck, in the garden, or on the roof – we found time to play in the midst of a busy summer in LA. @a_l_m_project @hangardays

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Napoli Vita Mia

Rated by Jonathan Gold one of the best pizzas outside of Italy, PIZZANA opened its first restaurant in Brentwood late spring. Continuing our decade-long collaboration with Sprinkles founders Charles and Candace Nelson, who partnered with native Neapolitan chef Daniele Uditi, we took inspiration from the rugged beauty of the Gulf of Naples and the energy of Italian Futurism. Transposed into the context of Los Angeles, our design concept transforms a mundane storefront into a multi-layered space activated by an interplay of compressed and soaring ceilings.

Creative Direction, Architecture and Design Agency. Finalist AIA LA Restaurant Design Awards. Make a reservation at PIZZANA here.

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Work As You Are

Collaborating with CEO Karen John since she founded HEARTWORK in 2012, we are excited to announce the launch of their Manhattan showroom this fall, featured in the current issue of Metropolis.

Creative Direction, Architecture, Design Agency. Explore the HEARTWORK collection here.

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Kasper Kovitz installs LITMUS2017 on the studio roof.

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Bettina Khano installs Carpet from/for a city on the studio roof.

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a l m hosts a soirée at the studio with Freunde von Freunden.

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At Murray’s Iron Works with photographer Titia Vermeer and actress Kate Butler, we photographed the three workwear outfits we designed for chef Corey LEE’s three restaurants — Bennu, In Situ, and Monsieur Benjamin.

 

 

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On November 8th 90 million Americans chose not to vote.

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Long-sleeve unisex black tee with gold print, 100% cotton. Pre-order here.

a l m dives headfirst into summer

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In Situ

Named America’s Most Original New Restaurant by The New York Timesour latest collaboration with chef Corey LEE In Situ opened at the SFMOMA in June.

With an eye to map-making, we adopted the Mercator projection of the world demarcated into international time zones, but slightly disturbed by an axial tilt – a dislocation that hints at the shift from a recipe’s origins to its new situation at In Situ. This tilt plays out in each design element in various media and materials, from logo to menu, an In Situ plate produced by Rosenthal, wait-staff apparel, environmental signage, library shelving, ephemera, and the website.

View full project description here. Make a reservation at In Situ here.

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a l m jumps into Spring

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Photo by Pieter Vermeer.

Axial Tilt

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For in situ at SFMOMA, a l m’s third project with Chef Corey Lee, we envisioned an identity concept that would express Lee’s desire to break with the reigning paradigm for museum cafés and restaurants, and offer instead an à la carte menu appealing to loyal locals as well as visitors passing through. With an eye to map-making, a l m adopted the Mercator projection of the world demarcated into international time zones, but slightly disturbed by an axial tilt – a dislocation that hints at the shift from a recipe’s origins to its new situation at in situ. Opening June 2016.

Desert Gold

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The restoration project that brings an energized palette and expanded footprint to a 1950’s William Cody residence is underway in Indian Wells, California. Without altering the existing roof plane, the expanded livable space swells under the luxury of broad overhangs. A new studio addition infuses a contemporary spirit into the historic ensemble. Ongoing.

Bonbonnière

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The ‘lette boîte carrée, inspired by the classic bonbonnière, is three boxes in one. With its minimal aesthetic, the boîte carrée acts as a white canvas with infinite potential for customization. Offering a choice of 3 custom inserts – snow crystal, heart and field – and more patterns planned in the future, the boîte carrée maximizes the potential of ‘lette’s vivid color palette and presents a unique and open-ended opportunity for imagination and surprise.

In the Works

As Chobani ventures to take the café concept around town, our collaboration expands to include the design of the first Chobani X Target café in TriBeCa – and stay tuned for a second Chobani SoHo expansion. Heartwork founder Karen John and Andrea took a trip to Milano during Salone on the mission to rethink how we live, love, and work. Construction has begun on a l m’s latest project with Sprinkles founders Charles and Candace Nelson, working in conjunction with celebrated pizza chef Daniele Uditi of Naples, Italy – slated to open later this year in Brentwood, California. New client Bloch has engaged a l m to create the experience around their new dance-inspired fitness endeavor and launch their first US-based Bloch dance retail space in NYC.

In the Media

Look for an article featuring Sam Medina’s review of a l m’s practice in the May issue of Metropolis Magazine, and a forthcoming documentary film about the making of In Situ featuring our Los Angeles studio.

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