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Design in 5
Drinks with a Designer: Billings Jackson Design
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Billings Jackson Design Offices
Duncan Jackson, managing director and head of the New York office of Billings Jackson Design, will host a studio visit to the multi-disciplinary industrial design firm. Following the visit to their downtown office, casual conversation will continue over drinks at a nearby bar.
Billings Jackson’s projects include the collaboration on the detail of the “gridshell” cladding for Asymptote’s Yas Island Marina Hotel, the Bus Bulb Remediation project in Lower Manhattan, and the New York City Coordinated Street Furniture system, which was a commission by and partnership with Cemusa and Grimshaw Architects. In addition to other street furniture projects in Bilbao, Zurich, and other cities, the office has worked on lighting, seating, desking, and wayfinding systems, as well as various architectural details such as wall systems, cladding, and hardware. The office has won numerous IDEA Awards, GOOD DESIGN Awards, and a NYC Art Commission award.
Duncan Jackson is a furniture designer by training. In 2005 he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture, and Commerce. Jackson has been running his own company since 1989 and also worked with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw for several years, where he met Eoin Billings. The two co-founded Billings Jackson Design in 1992.
Drinks with a Designer is open to all young designers roughly five years or less out of school or under 35; whether you are a graphic, industrial, or fashion designer, an artist or architect, Design in 5 invites you to attend. Reservations are required as space is limited: email email@example.com or call 212.753.1722 x 13 to reserve and receive more information. The program is free for Architectural League members and $5 for non-members.
Design in 5 is a group of the Architectural League of New York, formed for designers of all disciplines 5 years or less out of school. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun.
Photos courtesy of Billings Jackson Design.