New Andre Kikoski by Wilsonart® Laminate surfaces debut at event
New York, NY (Feb 9, 2016) – Award-winning architect Andre Kikoski, AIA, has partnered with Wilsonart, a leading manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces for 60 years, to create Andre Kikoski by Wilsonart, a new collection of laminate surfaces. The Collection previews at Modernism Week 2016 where Kikoski’s new colorful line will be featured in “Willy’s Garage,” a whimsical takeover of this year’s official Modernism Week show home garage.
‘Willy’s Garage’ will feature an array of patterns and textures from the Collection as well as signature pieces by Carl Hansen & Son, Austere, USM, and Flos Lighting. The space provides a bohemian man cave where “modernistas” can come together. The 3,500 sq. ft. home, developed by Thomboy Properties, is an interactive, tongue-in-cheek exploration of modernist design and how it relates to design today.
The new Collection takes inspiration from the organic qualities of natural materials. Andre Kikoski by Wilsonart includes a wide range of patterns, including canvasses of polar and birch bark that bring the outside in, while others use digital technology to replicate recycled glass. Acid-etched and brush-hammered metals create unexpected texture and depth in the laminates. The Collection also features some of Kikoski’s favorite architectural finishes, including chiseled stone, luxurious linens, crystals, rippled glass, hand-troweled plaster and distinctive geometric patterns. By manipulating scale, texture, contrast, inversion and color, the Collection creates dramatic new interpretations of timeless architectural finishes through digital innovation.
Andre Kikoski by Wilsonart will be available online later this year as part of the “Collaborations” category of the Wilsonart® Virtual Design Library (www.wilsonart.com/VDL), an evolving, curated collection of laminates available in just 2-3 weeks from order.
Kikoski will also be headlining a presentation entitled “East Coast vs. West Coast Modernism” with architect Michael Lehrer, FAIA on Saturday, Feb. 13 during Modernism Week at CAMP. The presentation will be moderated by Interiors magazine editor-in-chief Erika Heet.
Andre Kikoski Architect is an award-winning Manhattan-based architecture and design firm, acclaimed for engaging innovation and artistry in work that elevates and expands our ideas of the built environment. Named one of the “Top 20 Biggest Power Players in New York City Real Estate,” a “Top 40 Firm in Residential Design,” and most recently nominated for a Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Award in Architecture, Andre Kikoski Architect has proudly worked with such renowned brands as The Guggenheim Museum, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Kohler Companies, Ligne Roset, The Related Companies at Hudson Yards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski Crystal, and Westfield at the World Trade Center.
Andre Kikoski Architect’s award-winning international portfolio includes 100 completed projects. A leader in the dynamic synthesis between art and architecture, Andre Kikoski Architect is featured in more than 700 publications across 27 countries including Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Fast Company, Interior Design, Surface, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wallpaper* among others.
Andre Kikoski AIA, LEED AP, received his Master’s degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned Distinctions for Innovation in Design and Technology. Prior to founding the firm, Andre trained in the offices of I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman. Andre is a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and Alumni Council Emeritus at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Andre is a frequent lecturer and juror at ArtHamptons, Harvard University, Modernism Week, the New York Times Architectural Digest Home Show, New York University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, among others.