David Kordansky Gallery Expands to New York and More News – SURFACE


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01 October 2021

The next gallery space for the David Kordansky Gallery on 20th Street in Chelsea, New York. Image courtesy of the David Kordansky Gallery and POURQUOI

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The David Kordansky Gallery will open an outpost in Chelsea, New York, designed by wHY.

One of California’s most watched galleries will soon open an outpost in New York City. In the spring, the David Kordansky gallery will inaugurate a space on the ground floor in Chelsea designed by Kulapat Yantrasast of WHY, which was also behind the gallery’s newly expanded outpost in Mid-City, Los Angeles. A personal exhibition of the work of artist Lauren Halsey will kick off. “Opening our own space in New York is the start of an incredible new chapter in the gallery’s journey,” says Kordansky. “We are honored to take this step forward by presenting Lauren’s first solo exhibition in the city. Lauren embodies the visionary energies and stories of Los Angeles, as well as a collaborative philosophy that inspires building communities around the world.

Andrea O’Donnell has been named the new CEO of Everlane.

Since its inception in 2010, Everlane has established itself as a transparent direct-to-consumer brand that has won over consumers for its open book approach to production and pricing with founder Michael Preysman at the helm. As he moved into a more sustainability-focused role as Executive Chairman, the brand appointed Andrea O’Donnell as its new CEO after her successful stewardship Lane Crawford, John Lewis, and most recently Dockers, where she was president of Ugg. O’Donnell’s previous responsibilities includes campaigns and partnerships, a skill set she plans to tap into when she steps into her new role on January 1.

The Londoner of Yabu Pushelberg. Photograph by Henry Bourne

The Londoner, Yabu Pushelberg’s first super-boutique hotel, opens in London.

The theatricality takes on a new form with the addition of the Londoner to the Leicester Square hotel scene. Located next to the theater district of the British capital, the establishment designed by Yabu Pushelberg channels the performing art through layered programming that spans 16 floors. Rising from its basement oasis to the sandwich floors that host collaborative workspaces, ambient ballrooms, exclusive cocktail lounges and luxury guest suites to its crowning open-air restaurant, the he company creates a robust customer experience that configures spaces to look like a box within a box as a nod to several archetypes involved in a production.

Warby Parker entered the New York Stock Exchange with soaring stock prices.

Opting for a direct listing instead of an IPO, Warby Parker mirrors the approach of Spotify, Roblox and Coinbase to join the public exchange. Under the ticker symbol WRBY, the eyewear brand is testing the market’s appetite for direct-to-consumer brands and exceeding expectations with an initial price of $ 54.05, rising over 30% of its benchmark price of $ 40 and valuing the company at $ 6 billion. “We have less than 1% market share in this huge category and we see huge tailwinds to increase our revenue and results in the years to come,” says co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa.

Esme by Space Copenhagen. Photography by Wichmann + Bendtsen

Danish company opens dream restaurant called Esmée in the heart of Copenhagen.

Following the launch of Geist in 2011, Space Copenhagen is unveiling its second gourmet outpost that harnesses Mediterranean aesthetics and the aura of classic French brasseries. Located a stone’s throw from the Royal Danish Theater and Charlottenborg Palace, Esmée reinterprets her Kongens Nytorv site with rustic materials reminiscent of traditional Danish houses through a neutral color palette that echoes the intimate ambience of restaurants in Europe. from South. Compensated with a deep burgundy-hued bar, Esmée creates a versatile playground for chef Andreas Bagh to prepare classic French cuisine infused with Nordic essences as the culinary destination evolves from morning coffee to intimate evening dining. .

Demna Gvasalia from Balenciaga receives Medal of Honor from Georgian President.

Serving the biggest names in fashion, the appointment of Demna Gvasalia in 2015 at Balenciaga and her experience at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, among a myriad of other labels, has placed him as one of the most influential voices in the fashion industry. In recognition of his forward-thinking career, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili describes Gvasalia as “a role model for the next generation of creative Georgians” and awarded him a Medal of Honor on the sentimental date of September 27 – a snap a moment in story 28 years ago which recounts the collapse of Sokhoumi and the loss of control over Gvasalia’s homeland, Abkhazia.

A Kim Kardashian-inspired Halloween costume via Yandy

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