Pierce Arrow Factory Complex Building “K”

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Historic and current photograph, rough sketches and preliminary color palette for Pierce Arrow Factory Complex Building “K” Have you driven the former Pierce Arrow Factory Complex at the corner of Great Arrow and Elmwood Avenue? Great things are happening and we are excited to be a part of the project team for a little known, 9000 sf, 2-story building, referred to in historic documents as building “K”,  that sits between the former Administration Building to the south and Garage Building to the north. The following is a bit of history… 1711 Elmwood Avenue, also known as Building K, is located in […]

Dix-Sept Onze

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It has been many years since I watched the movie DIVA, but I have always remembered the character Alba roller skating in a very cool industrial loft space. That was when I owned a pair of roller blades, however I had not mastered the art of stopping. Watching the movie, I thought how great it would be to rollerblade within the confines of a spacious loft space and not worry about hills, curves and other obstacles. Hold that thought. My husband and I own a small summer car that we have been storing in a friend’s garage on Grand Island […]

Beautiful day for a site visit….

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August 31, 2017 construction progress photo for a new 250-bed adult and 12-bed adolescent facility designed for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the New York State Office of Mental Health. ARIG provided interior design services for this 243,000 square foot, six-story, facility. Visit the project page to find out more about this project and the design team.

Tidbits Returns

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  The ARIG tidbits was temporarily closed in 2013 after updating our website with a new template the post layouts were jumbled and not easily fixed.A short time later a good thing happened– we were selected for a number of interior planning and design projects.We have been working hard behind the scenes this year hoping to bring tidbits back.Some of the old content is back and will be joined with new content very soon!It’s a work in progress, so please be patient, we have many big ideas that we would love to share with you!

Charles Pollock

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CHARLES POLLOCK 1930 – 2013 Very sad to read in the NY Times yesterday that Charles Pollock perished in a fire at his Queens studio on August 20, 2013. A talented, mid-century furniture designer and artist in the news more recently with the release of the newly designed CP chair commissioned by Bernhardt Design which was posted here last November. This is a video produced by Bernhardt Design last year that highlights his life and talent.

Save the Eames House

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The Eames Foundation has launched a campaign to save and preserve the Eames House built approximately 70 years ago in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, California. It is the former residence and studio of the iconic mid-century modern designers, Charles and Ray Eames. To raise funds, The Eames Foundation is offering limited edition prints reflecting the simplistic design style found in the architecture, furniture, photography and more created by this husband and wife team. Visit EamesHouse250.org to learn more about the Eames House and the Eames Foundation campaign partners Herman Miller and Vitra offering matching donations for the digital prints and […]