Thursday, September 29th 2011 marks the opening of the second installation by BOFFO Building Fashion with the two week opening of Irene Neuwrith + Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY. Part of1800 square foot space at 57 Walker Street, New York, was transformed using contemporary techniques to design a unique retail structure that will house a collection of raw timeless jewelry pieces from Irene Neuwirth.
As one of the worlds leading developers of applied computational protocols in the field of design and fabrication, Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY were selected from some of the top architectural candidates in the world by BOFFO, Irene Neuwirth along with a specifically selected panel of judges had specifically chosen them to help shape the retail environment into a pure and natural inspired collaboration that will compliment breathtaking structural designs and elegant timeless jewelry. The precise metal-stone balance of fine gemstones will be present in the store where turquoise, emerald and lapis are interlaced within intricate golden lattice of digitally fabricated architecture as timeless collectable jewelry, the ultimate statement in modern luxury.
With her fascination with intense colors and raw, un-manufactured gem cuts, Irene Neuwirth has emerged as one the new leading jewelry designers in the United States. Her use of strong colors and bold designs were drawn from growing up in the artistic and creative community in the Venice Canals. Irene Neuwirth jewelry is adored by the many fashion-forward, discriminating and affluent clienteles, who have all come to expect a line that delivers a precise balance between timeless, collectable jewelry and the ultimate statement in modern luxury. She balances the line of strong and bold with glamour femininity. Irene’s casual and elegant pieces are a celebrity favorite and can be seen gracing the red carpets to stars like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Marcia Cross and Katie Holmes, among others.
Store hours will be; Monday – Saturday from 12 PM – 7 PM and Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM with press previews and special events throughout the span of the series.
Irene Neuwirth is an independent, fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003 by designer Irene Neuwirth, the company has emerged as a leading jewelry brand in the US, recognized by its uniquely modern and sophisticated designs. Irene’s collections are widely anticipated season to season by a fashion-forward and discriminating clientele, who have come to expect a line that delivers a precise balance between timeless, collectable jewelry and the ultimate statement in modern luxury. The jewelry is worn by some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Reese Witherspoon. In 2006, Irene was the recipient of the Town & Country Couture Design Editors’ Choice Award at the Couture Jewelry Collection & Conference. In 2008, Irene was a finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, the pre-eminent honor for young American fashion designers. In 2009, she became a member of the CFDA.
MARC FORNES is a registered “Architecte DPLG” mixed with a fine connoisseur in computer science. Hidden under his label THEVERYMANY, he is one of the leading figures in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. In 2004 he graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London after having previously studying in France and Sweden. Marc’s professional work experience in La reunion, France, UK and the US includes SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects, where he was the project architect, from competition to tender documentation, for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau. During his three years on this project he directed the material research and geometrical development for what would have been the largest self-supported carbon fiber shell to date.
Under THEVERYMANY- Marc has designed and built an extensive body of large scale prototypical installations. He has been invited across the globe, lecturing at the MoMA (NYC), showing work at the Guggenheim (NYC) and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the FRAC Center in Orleans.