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Todd Bracher to Speak at NeoCon East

Todd Bracher, designer and collaborator on our collection, The Music Project, will be one of the keynote speakers at NeoCon East in October in Baltimore, MD. Bracher, who’s about to  complete an exhibition in Brazil will share his views on everything from the moon and music to fish skeletons and photons, all while sharing how his process is opening new avenues for Design & Business.

A native New Yorker, Todd Bracher, founder of Todd Bracher Studio LLC, currently works out of New York City after a decade working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and London. In addition to our The Music Project collaboration, Todd has collaborated with some of the most prestigious brands from around the world on projects ranging from furniture and object design to interiors and architecture. He has been pinned as “America’s next great designer,” as well as received nominations for International Designer of the year in 2008 and 2009. His experiences range from working at Tom Dixon’s Design studio to being appointed Creative Director of the Scandinavian luxury brand Georg Jensen.

Todd Bracher will be speaking on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Theater, Show Floor. For more information about NeoCon East, visit their website

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Todd Bracher to Show First South American Exhibition

American designer Todd Bracher will have his first South American exhibition in Sao Paulo this August. The Museu da Casa Brasileira, with its neo-classic architecture, will be the ideal place to contrast with the minimalistic and strategic thinking of the American design star. Between August 23 and October 21, 2012, the exhibit “Todd Bracher – the essence of things” will present pieces such as furniture, kitchen appliances, lamps and objects, as well as photographs and videos referring to the his creative process.

“I don’t want to be recognized, remembered or classified as a designer – and neither as an artist. I don’t like titles, I don’t like being stereotyped as a North American, a foreigner, I don’t want to be anything. I just want to be an individual and this exhibition is all about that. It’s a personal point of view interpreting the world through art, design, drawing. This is what is defined by art and design,” says Bracher.

His furniture and objects are produced by companies such as Zanotta, Fritz Hansen and Cappellini. His creations have won him many awards and was recently named the Best New Designer at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Shaw Contract Group collaborated with Todd Bracher in 2011 on our collection, The Music Project. He worked with our designers and a team of software engineers to capture and visually interpret musical sounds then integrate them into the carpet design.

Todd Bracher in Brazil from bangert projects on Vimeo.

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Encouraging Creative Thinking Through Design

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Imagine: How Creativity Works explores where innovative thoughts originate and explains how some companies are not working to create environments where they’re more likely to occur. The book suggests that the best ideas come when you least expect them; when you are in a relaxed state. Supporting this idea, designers are incorporating spaces in workspace environments that reduce stress, such as game rooms or relaxation spaces.

 

In an interview with NPR, author Jonah Lehrer also says that when solving a technical problem, outsiders are often more successful than the expert in the field. Shaw Contract Group applies this thinking in product collaborations. It expands our thinking and encourages us to think differently about our designs.

 

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