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Talia Ghazal

Growing Beyond the Standard

Imbue's three designers reinvent the collaborative process. For nearly a decade, Talvy, Hunter and Matt of Imbue Design have shared workspace: a ten-foot long table in their Salt Lake City-based studio. Don't let this fool you, though – sitting shoulder-to-shoulder daily hasn't changed a thing. The passion and enthusiasm surrounding their work has remained as strong as the day they met in grad school. Their close proximity is clearly working for them; the designers' fresh approach to architecture is known for breaking the rules of standard modern design. When the design trio incorporated our Kingstown Stool in a San Francisco Nob Hill residence, we at Studio DUNN were intrigued. We looked into Imbue Design's story and reached out to them...

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Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Process Makes Perfect

Enjoy these behind the scenes images from a select few projects that we enjoyed working on this past month... Stillwater Club Chair with custom fabric for C&J Katz Studio in Boston, MA.  A custom dimensioned Bristol Console Table for Jessica Helgerson Interior Design in Portland, OR. A batch of Rockport Sawhorses and (cut off in the background) the feet from a batch of Kingstown Counter Stools ;) Quality control happening in our lighting department for Sorenthia Collection parts.  Playing with colored glass options for our Equinox Sconce! Early prototyping process. Our refined work has humble beginnings in every day materials including paper, dowels, and a handy hot-glue gun.  

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Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Thinking Vertically

How Leone Design Studio's re-renovation took a Brooklyn apartment to new heights. Gowanus-based Leone Design Studio has renovated a brownstone Brooklyn apartment they had already... Well... Renovated. We here at DUNN found their story fascinating. We reached out to Roy and Jennifer Leone (the husband-and-wife design duo) to find out more about this project, the challenges they faced, and (to be frank) we were curious to find out how they decided to use our Sorenthia 2-Arm when remodeling the apartment. The genesis of this story began when Leone was approached to do renovations on a brownstone apartment house in the boroughs of Brooklyn. At the time, the clients who purchased this space were soon-to-be parents of twins. Eight years later,...

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Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Custom Is Our Middle Name

A peek inside the studio and a couple of the projects that are kicking off our 2017... Like this custom Rockport Console Table for Lauren Jayne Design: "Lauren Jayne Design is a full service, boutique interior design firm founded in 2013 by Lauren Williams. Her design philosophy features a refined use of materials, sophisticated color, and strong silhouettes. The firm specializes in residential and hospitality work with an array of impressive projects; from a fully-customized, Miami Beach residence, a ground up Aspen Mountain chalet, to a contemporary, family-friendly home in New York. Each design is crafted to reflect the client with a modern sensibility." Gluing up a new batch of Coventry Stools and sanding a batch that has already been shaped. One of...

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Adam Rodriquez-Dunn

Ah, Summer

It was a busy time at Studio DUNN.  As one of the multitude of projects we pursue each summer, molding the minds of young designers is among the top!  For the 8th year in a row, we were happy to welcome two interns into our small team, providing an opportunity for hands-on learning while eagerly coaxing--ehm, I mean encouraging--them to contribute their bright ideas to the inner workings at DUNN.  After roughly 3 months on our team, and not scaring them away, here’s what our interns had to say about their summer experiences:   What did you learn? Madison (Junior, Rhode Island School of Design, Industrial Design): I definitely learned what I wanted to!  I saw first-hand how Asher wanted us to start...

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