April 4, 2013
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May 31, 2012
“Arden Wohl’s apartment by artist and designer Andrew Yes”
“Who’s Who of contemporary designer pieces”
ARCHITECTURE INTERIORS (Germany)
Sep 1, 2012
“Fantasy, color and illusion, as well as a dash of mystery and enchantment”
HOME ACCENTS TODAY
“We say YES to Andrew Yes”
NEW YORK SPACES
December 4, 2012
“Alternative interior arrangements…curated by
New York based designer Andrew Yes.”
May 31, 2012
March 5, 2013
“Eccentric interior designer, Andrew Yes–with a name that already invites opportunity.”
“Playful and vibrant design aesthetic festive pillows
modernize the antique and soften the ‘now’
January 8 2013
“Artist and designer Andrew Yes named as the show house honorary designer, to
create this absolutely awe-inspiring space.”
June 1, 2012
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January 8, 2013
This winter, Andrew YES released a collection of specialty pillows that have made for more than just a unique holiday gift—they are also décor staples for any living space. The centerpiece of the collection is YES’ signature pillow ball, which he created to “soften certain spaces and enhance others.” However, there are also traditional square pillows that come in a variety of patterns, including one with triangular patchworks “to give the illusion of pyramids.”
These festive pillows come in a wide variety of colors and styles and are covered with materials as varied as YES’ own “vegan leather” and selected antique tapestries. Each pillow his filled with kapok, which is a natural fiber made of seed pods from the Kapok tree that is also used in life preservers. The kapok fiber keeps the pillows light, buoyant and supportive, which makes the pillows an ideal fit in any living space.
“The magic of these pillows is that they are universal and extremely comfortable,” YES says. “They modernize the antique and soften the ‘now.’ I’ve seen clients create a refuge in a Chesterfield sofa, punctuate a Minotti sectional and they look amazing as a symmetrical pair on a gilt settee. Kids also love to scatter them on the carpet and roll on top of them.” Definitely an added bonus for those friends with children.
December 26, 2012
Andrew Yes | New York, NY
Part artist, part interior designer, this brooding mustachio recently made a splash with his ultra-modern designs at the BOFFO Show House in New York City. Check out his site for featured works and shop his collection of poppy pillow balls. andrewyes.com
December 4, 2012
New York-based artist and designer, Andrew Yes creates unique art, furniture, lighting, and, pillows of course! The vibrant and playful designs don’t belie the functionality of the designs. Looking for a pillow ball? You got it. The YES man has it all. Take your pick from stripe, zig-zag, star, batik and star-patterned pillows to name a few. Endearing this companyeven more, each pillow is hand-made in the USA.
October 1, 2012
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There’s always something exciting going on in the design world, and right now is no exception. Both recent and upcoming events showcase the creative continuum of design – that of the past and of the future.
Pierre Frey is mounting an exhibition in its Paris showroom, featuring the work of illustrator and stage designer Jean-Denis Malcles. Beginning in 1941, Pierre Frey bought 20 of Malcles’s colorful and fantasy-filled drawings, which he then used to transform the concept of upholstery at Maison Pierre Frey. The exhibition, which runs from Sept. 7 to Dec. 15, marks the centenary of Malcles’s birth in 1912. Characterized by an innate sense of color, illusion and enchantment, the designs are as fresh, modern and relevant today as when they were first introduced.
The first BOFFO Show House took place recently in New York, an avant-garde environment exhibiting works from Jenny Holzer, Stark Carpet, Cappellini, Patricia Urquiola, Jamie Hayon, Poltrona Frau and Eduardo Garza, among others. Curated by Andrew Yes, the show house featured four unique spaces specialized for the themes of Work, Play, Nature and Future
An interesting parallel is at play in that the show house, created more than 70 years after Malcles’s prints, captures many of the same themes seen in the drawings – fantasy, color and illusion, as well as a dash of mystery and enchantment. The modern application may be different, but the creative elements of good design remain the same. -Tracy Bulla
June 12, 2012
“From start to finish, BOFFO Show House is an intense tour of alternative interior arrangements that celebrate innovative designers. This is the first year that the non-profit BOFFO is hosting the show house, curated by New York based designerAndrew Yes.” - Huffington Post
June 9, 2012
A playroom turns into a dollhouse. Lasers shoot through dark bedrooms as an office explodes upward like a geometric tree. No, these aren’t the working concepts for a futurist Alice in Wonderland (though surely even Tim Burton would find these walls appealing). Things are slightly askew for the better at the first ever BOFFO Show House, where contemporary boundaries of living are tested and redesigned in four themes staged in four bi-level apartments. The Show House combines innovative furniture, art, lighting, floral arrangements, and even fragrance to create unique interiors across the hall from each other like a dorm floor magnified by proportion and personality.
Work, Play (smelling of sweet, unwrapped candy), Nature and Future, though each behind their own door at The Madison Jackson on the Lower East Side, seem to coalesce together in an aesthetic of invention. Sometimes alien with its unfamiliar shadows, yet at others distinctly recognizable in Surrealist-like manifestos, these rooms are anything but usual. Arranged by the eccentric interior designer, Andrew Yes–with a name that already invites opportunity–notable designs by Focus Lighting, USM Modular Furniture, Tom Fruin, ROLU, Snohetta, Eduardo Garza, Max Lamb,Christopher Kurtz and Alex Gil are given free reign to occupy the wildest decorative sensibilities. A dry underwater tank, gravity-less trees, a sofa made of rubber, and rubbish as twenty-foot wallpaper make up only a few of the axial moments not to be missed.
For some summer design inspiration, stop by BOFFO over the weekend when they’ll be serving champagne in celebration of its month long run before closing on June 4th. Dive right into a design wonderland, though be wary of any glasses labeled, “Drink Me.” But, who knows? It might make you rethink the height of that dining room table.
BOFFO Show House with Andrew Yes
June 1, 2012
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by Sameer Reddy
Since its inception in 2009, BOFFO has been building bridges between the design, fashion, architecture and art worlds by fostering eye-catching, ephemeral collaborations that invite the public to discover bespoke design environments. Founded by Faris Al-Shathir and Gregory Sparks, the non-profit is best known for its pairings of emerging designers and architects to create pop-up stores that push the boundaries of retail design.
With its latest project, however, BOFFO decided to approach the world of interiors from a different angle, offering up their version of a show house. Interior designer and artist Andrew Yes was tasked with transforming four loft apartments, set in the former PS. 12 school building, into environments that explore the themes of Work, Play, Nature and Future. Describing the project, Yes said, “A lot of show houses are pretty conservative. Our goal was to create a new kind of show space that created relationships between established and lesser-known designers… Boffo likes to do things big and this space offered us the perfect canvas.”
USM Modular Furniture Installation designed by Ghiora
Dressed with contributions from 108 designers and artists each room presents a distinct mood that resonates with its title. Suspended trees from NY-based floral design company Ovando, a fragrant cedar chest by Harry Allan and Yes’ coral-and-crystal sculptures are a few of the elements that set the tone for Nature, while a Jenny Holzer LED sculpture and faceted furniture by Ramon Esteve for the Spanish firm Vondom help to animate the Future. A massive stained-glass house by Tom Fruin dominates Play, while a modular furniture system by Ghiora Aharoni Design Studio for USM rises into a dramatic, cantilevered tower in Work.
One of the featured furniture rooms within the exhibit
Each environment offers a treasure trove of items, both big and small, to keep visitors captivated, and seen together, the Show house illustrates the ability of design to bring a living space to life. It’s an interesting shift away from the fashion-centric projects that garnered much media attention in 2011, but fashion fanatics can relax: this Fall, BOFFO will begin the next round of Building Fashion with a new slate of designers and architects.
June 1, 2012
by Elka Karl
There are your typical show houses, and then there’s the BOFFO Show House: a wild, creatively beautiful, outside-the-box hotbed of design and art ideas. Located at 371 Madison Street in New York and available for viewing through June 4, the BOFFO show house was curated by the arts and culture nonprofit group BOFFO, who worked with artist and designer Andrew Yes, named as the show house honorary designer, to create this absolutely awe-inspiring space. We recently chatted with Andrew about the inspirations and process for the BOFFO show house.
CasaSugar: How did Faris Al-Shathir and Gregory Sparks from BOFFO choose you as the honorary designer for the BOFFO Show House?
Andrew Yes: This is my third project with BOFFO. We have learned that we work well together and this project developed out of that relationship.
CS: BOFFO’s show house stands out from the traditional show house in so many ways. What would you say are the most distinct differences between the traditional show house and BOFFO’s?
AY: BOFFO show house is about inspirational concepts and mashups of creativity, and bringing people together. It’s truly a show, which is staged in the space that was formerly the school’s auditorium.
CS: How were the four themes (Work, Play, Nature, Future) chosen?
AY: These themes are four common denominators of importance for most New Yorkers. We want to bring something from all over the world to give people an escape.
CS: Faris mentioned to me that BOFFO’s show house was inspired by Elsie De Wolf’s show house from 1911. How do you see that inspiration interpreted in the home? How did you interpret this inspiration?
AY: When Faris and I started to develop the Show House idea I began to read him lines from Elsie De Wolfe’s book The House in Good Taste and we love her. I admire her winning-war against the dark stuffy clutter of the Victorian age. She, like us, showed new possibilities of design in existing historical spaces and made bold statements on how times have changed. As we move into a ‘new age’ we want to express our vision of what is fresh with anthropomorphic furniture, daring colors, artistic installations. We ended up creating a fun house.
Keep reading to find out about some amazing pieces featured at the BOFFO show house.
CS: Which of your designs at the BOFFO show house are personal favorites?
AY: I love them all, and I was amazed to see how much diverse work came to Faris and me. My personal favorites are my [pieces] Dry Aquarium, Galactic Pillow Balls, and Fossil Table. I also Love Ben Venom’s quilt, Don’t Wake Lucifer in our teenagers bedroom. Melissa Gamwell’s fine porcelains, Eduardo Garza’s 24 Karat Gold Saber Tooth Cat sculpture, Pablo Piatti Birds of Paradise mural en grisaille printed by Tres Tintas, Joe Robbins’s Peg and Pole Table, available with a collection of innovative modular accessories , Tom Fruin’s neon Future Fireplace, Noah and Nathan Rice’s spiritual paintings, D.B. Kim’s Swarovski Unity Ring pendant lights, Fort Street Studio’s vintage Moroccan boucherouite rugs, Space Cutter’s Monolith Table, Max Lamb’s rubber sofa, and Sandra de Ovando’s suspended tree installation.
CS: How were the designers and artists chosen for the BOFFO show house?
AY: It was a process of curating a call-for-submissions and reaching out to our favorite established show rooms, artists, designers, and galleries.
CS: How do you think the boldness of the BOFFO show house will influence show houses in years to come?
AY: I think next year should be on a rotating theatre stage with an audience, There can be live music, moving parts, dance, and poetry readings projected via Skype along with a benefit for the ASPCA.
Photos by: Evan Joseph
May 31, 2012
Now open through June 4 and sponsored by Surface, Boffo Show House has transformed four apartments in New York’s Madison Jackson building—a former school house-turned-condo in the Lower East Side—into an “experiment in living.” The spaces are filled with contemporary and classic design pieces by brand such as Kohler, Lladró, Tres Trintas, Artek, and Marset. Curated by designer Andrew Yes, work by designers like Bec Brittain, Christophe Mathieu, Jaime Hayon, Jasper Morrison, Max Lamb, and ROLU was installed and grouped according to themes of Nature, Future, Work, and Play. Some of our favorite installations are below.