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“Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic.� Carlo Mollino


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BIO Aurora Badiu is a Romanian designer, based in Los Angeles. A careful and creative thinker with a tremendous eye for detail, she aspires to capture the essence and emotion of her surroundings through her work. She is fascinated by the duality of the archaic and the new, of the east and the west and is constantly exploring these contrasts. A firm believer that design should be timeless not only beautiful, and that quality should be over quantity. Aurora is no stranger to interior design, having spent more than seven years working for a diverse range of clients and companies, such as the Romanian Green Building Council, Elle Decoration and Cassina. These collaborations allowed her to develop a refined aesthetic sense and an expressive idea of design. She is especially inspired by the work of artists, designers and architects of the past, like Constantin Brancusi’s simplicity, Carlo Scarpa’s innate approach to materials and Luis Barragan’s emotional architecture; Carlo Mollino’s and Adrian Pearsall’s theatrical beauty, Gio Ponti’s vision of detail, Pierre Paulin’s softness, and Charlotte Perriand’s innovative use of industrial materials and technology as well as natural materials with traditional processes. Her enthusiasm for design is evident in her perseverance and dedication to her work. To contact Aurora please email to aurorabadiu@gmail.com. To get inspired you can find her on Instagram @aurorabadiu.


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aurora badiu interior designer Locatiom: Los Angeles, California Email: aurorabadiu@gmail.com Instagram: @aurorabadiu Portfolio: https://issuu.com/aurorabadiu/docs/ portfolio_ab

Skill Summary An energetic, self-motivated, and detail oriented Interior Designer with professional work experience in: • Commercial & Residential Design & Development • DD/CD set production • Hand Drafting & Hand Sketching • Furniture Design • Lighting Design • Sourcing FF&E • Materials & Finishes • Ceramics Production • MAC & PC Proficient • Microsoft Office: MSW & Excel • Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign • AutoCAD | SketchUp • Studio Webware • Retail / Sales • Styling / Set Design • Languages: English | Romanian | Latin

Other Work Experience Meyer Davis Studio Entry-Level Interior Designer Janet Levy Projects Studio Assistant FIDM Chairing Styles Furniture Designer Romanian Green Builing Council Interior Architect National Museum of Art of Romania Educational Programs

Professional Experience Cassina s.p.A., Los Angeles, CA 08-2018 | 04-2019 Showroom Manager |  Interior Design Consultant Oversee all aspects of the showroom including merchandising the showroom and managing the residential and commercial projects. Ensure that client relationships were maintained while effectively leading and developing a sales team to grow to its full potential for the industry. Personally deliver sales results while managing the overall business. Developed new accounts while managing and expanding new territories. Maximize sales growth through effective account management and team work resulting in an annual growth of 1.2M in revenue. Conduct ongoing product training and sharing knowledge. Increase client awareness of product and the “making” through new methods of communication. Thinkpure, Inc., Inc. Los Angeles, CA 05-2017 |  07-2018 Interior Designer |  Project Manager Work directly with Principal to take on a key role in the design process including conceptual design, schematic design, design development, and construction documents (including detailing and shop drawings for furniture and lighting). Participate in client presentations and actively build relationships with clients through the project process. Coordinate with project consultants, contractors and vendors. Create work plans, scope of services, and budgets. Real estate - completely remodeled 1920s Mission Revival 3,000sf home with 4 bed, 4 baths previously purchased for $680K and sold with multiple offers at $1.795M. Aurora Badiu, Badiu Los Angeles, CA & Romania 11-2010 | Present Interior Designer | Freelance Residential and commercial design projects. Furniture design. Programming; space planning; concept development; FF&E & IF selection; DD/ CD sets; Project Management. Art direction. Styling. Curatorial projects & events. ELLE Decoration, Bucharest, Romania 04-2009 | 05-2010 Editor and Interior Stylist Write articles on the latest interior design trends. Collaborate with industries producing materials, furniture and accessories. Conceptualize and organize photographic shoots for home interiors, table top and lifestyle.

Education FIDM Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA 2016 Associate of Arts Degree, Interior Design Major Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography Bucharest, Romania 2013 Set Design & Costume Art Certification University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu Bucharest, Romania 2011 Bachelor Degree, Interior Architecture Major


TABLE OF CONTENTS • RINGMAN Residence • ROSENTHAL Pop-Up Gallery • CARIBOU Club Chair • blEND Restaurant & Lounge • Hand Sketching & Rendering


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Ringman Residence

1st Floor

2nd Floor

Rosenthal Gallery

Club Chair

Fundamental concealed reality

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infinite continuity Reflected Ceiling Plan

simplified forms contransting textures

Hand Sketches


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

A contemporary single-family courtyard house constructed out of 10 shipping containers.

Four 40ft. and six 20 ft. containers are spread in such wa plenty of windows that will allow for a seamless transition

The project will bring back the relation betw ture, architecture and inhabitant comfort, as wel ate a strong relationship between inside & The courtyard is not only used as a social family gatheri it is also a source of air flow and thermal comfort to the r

Embracing the natural lifestyle along with a passion for modern art, the residence needs to feature a wonderful indoor-oudoor interplay and a spacious collected space.


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ay to create a picturesque home centered on a beautiful courtyard garden with to the outside.

ween nall as creoutside. ing space, residence.

Courtyard surrounded on all sides by interior living spaces.

Courtyard

Courtyard: a light well, an air shaft; thermal performance of a courtyard deals with heat exchange between the courtyard, the indoors and the outdoors.


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

The R. Residence is a perfect natural retreat that will allow inhabitants to escape the big city rush of Los Angeles.


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Front Entrance Elevation

Hand Sketch


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

The first level covers the space for a living room, powder room, kichen, dining, a two-story library and study room, and the children’s bedroom with their own bathroom and dressing. The upper level houses the master suite, which is accessible through a long open hallway passing the library.

LEGEND: Carpol Entry Living Room Powder Room Kitchen Dining Room Library/Study Room Laundry Kid’s Bedroom Master Suite

FLOORPLAN 1ST FLOOR


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FLOORPLAN 2ND FLOOR


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

Combining the modern style with Deco touches, a well-balanced space was created: both soft and bold, feminine and masculine, with natural materials like hardwood floors, natural stone or glass. The use of light was an extremely important aspect so the colors used are simple and neutral tones contrasted by elegant, grounded statement colors like dark blues, rich reds, marsala, blush pink and metallics.

Passage Console

m.a.s.s.a.s. sofa by Patricia Urquiola

Ekstrem chair by Terje Ekstrรถm


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Living Room Elevation

Entry & Living Room Perspective


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

DINING ROOM

Naturscopie II Wall Lighting by Galeria BSL

Astral Agner chandelier by Lindsey Adelman

Furniture & Fixtures

Saarinen Oval Dining Table | Knoll

CH33 Chair by Hans Wegner


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Dining Room Perspective

Panton Chair by Verner Panton

Tudor Cupboard Moooi

Lolita Sidetable by India Mahdavi


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

LIBRARY & STUDY on two-story

The Golden Chair by Nika Zupanc


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Library Perspective

A331 by Alvar Aalto

Library Elevations

Fri Easy chair by Jaime Hayon


RINGMAN RESIDENCE

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

Modo lamp by Jason Miller

Suite Bed by De la Espada

Marx Stool by Gabriel Scott

Magnolia Black Rug by Vivienne Westwood

Starr Side Table by India Mahdavi


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Shape-Up chandelier by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Ally nightstand by Phase Design

Master Bedroom Perspective


ROSENTHAL POP-UP GALLERY

Rosenthal is an extraordinary faceted company over 130 years, and epitomizes contemporary design & art in both porcelain and glass. The German brand stands for luxury, lifestyle and a special aesthetic feeling. The Rosenthal Pop-Up Gallery is a public exhibition about the pottery of Rosenthal.


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EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE

Ceramic Vases from Rosenthal Collection

INSPIRATION


ROSENTHAL POP-UP GALLERY

The Rosenthal project encompassed the idea of thinking about the space, circulation, and connecting with a historical brand. The boutique is positioned as a guarantor for elegant and sophisticated tabletop culture.

Floorplan Level I


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Floorplan Level II


ROSENTHAL POP-UP GALLERY

The space is about designing a gallery by keeping the product the main focus. The survey of work will be an important exhibition, and a rare look at Rosenthal’s production. A collection of modern porcelain vases, each with a different design reflecting the varied aesthetics of the designers that collaborated with Rosenthal. Authentic Tapio Wirkkala lighting complete the entire space. Wirkkala is one of the famous designers that worked for Rosenthal in the modern period of 20th century.

Doodle Sofa | Moroso

Platner Lounge Chair & Sid

INTERIOR PERSPECTIVES | Materials & Furniture


de Table | Knoll

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Black Quartz

Mystic Blue Quartz

Black Leather

Pendant Lights designed by Tapio Wirkkala


CARIBOU

Each product has a story to tell; in the celtic tradition the deer represents both male and female aspects. Caribou are unique among the members of the deer family in that both females and males have antlers. Therefore we have a synergy between the feminine and masculine energy. The key idea of the Caribou chair was to represent the roles of these dual qualities.

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Conceptual sketches

Caribou is about movement and finding the inner space and place as you sit and spend time in it. This chair is a fresh interpretation of the classical club chair or “fauteuil comfortable�.

symmetrical, organic, curvilinear, and unisex

INSPIRATION | CONCEPT


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feminine and graceful

dramatic wing arms by Adrian Pearsall

Emphasized lines and curves as main elements


CARIBOU

Caribou is a club chair with visual elegance which you can easily observe with the gracefulness in its lines and quality forms. Pure lines, geometric forms, right angles and symmetry were the inspiration behind the Caribou chair. While the simplicity of the design remains the same as the initial club chair, the sophisticated details are the ones defining Caribou. In the production process the attention was focused on following the traditional craftsmanship to show respect and durability to the consumer and the materials.

FRONT VIEW


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CARIBOU

The solid wood frame was a must in ensuring resilience because it allows for adequate webbing fixing and strong main construction. The tapered legs were an integral part of the frame because not only are they used for structure but they also dictated the rest of the chair; the dark walnut finish is working as an accent against the brushed copper sabots. The color of copper represents a sense of beauty, sensitivity, as well as the joy of living. Which in turn makes the copper the perfect embellishment for the Caribou chair.

BACK VIEW


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CARIBOU

The whole design of the seat cushion was thought for a softer initial feel but to be highly supportive once compressed. To achieve this, the heart of the cushion is a coil spring unit made with 14 extra heavy duty coil springs that are 8-way handtied together to create a complete innerspring core. The entire system gives Caribou an even comfort level and has the advantage of never “bottoming-out� no matter how much pressure is put on it. The armrests are opened to the outside and invites you to sit down, while the outside is wrapping the user in a comforting relaxation.

TOP VIEW & MATERIALS


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CARIBOU

Marked leather piping is used as a delicate welt to accentuate its shape in a natural way, giving it an easily recognizable design of my signature. The back cushion is working as an accent pillow, filled with luxurious goose feathers encased in the 100% cotton and down proof exterior, with a detachable cover.

SIDE VIEW


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CARIBOU

The Caribou chair brings together sophisticated lines, materials and patterns softened with the timeless curves of a traditional club chair. The clean lines are sustaining its modern appeal. Caribou wants to be a chair with the quality of tailoring representing comfort, skill and substance.

CARIBOU - final look

PRODUCTION PROCESS


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blEND Restaurant & Lounge

“Simplicity is complexity resolved.” Constatin Brancusi Visual inspiration: the Endless Column of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, that embodies the connection between heaven and earth.

Blur Sofa by Moroso

blEND’s materials are a direct reference to elements of nature and their transformation to the hectic pace of modern life. The natural materials guided the forms of the lighting fixtures. All the fixtures suggest infinite continuity into the surrounding space by the repetion of identical rhomboidal shapes.

Mirto Tab

Silver Lake Collection by Moroso

INSPIRATION | CONCEPT COLORS | MATERIALS | FURNITURE | LIGHTING


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Endless Column & The Kiss by Constatin Brancusi

Fundamental concealed reality

mith, folklore, tradition

Natural, noble materials

CONSTAN

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Boxy LED Downlights infinite continuity

bles by B&B Italy

marble stone bronze wood metal

YY Chair Moroso simplified forms

contransting textures

Golden Ratio study for ceiling


blEND Restaurant & Lounge

blEND is a rigid space in appearance but flexible and extremely cushy.

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Lighting: Keeping a natural mood, both indirect and direct lighting were involved. Uniform vertical illuminance defines the space. An even brightness distribution from ceiling to floor emphasises walls as a whole.

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Restaurant bar & lounge

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blEND Restaurant & Lounge

Geometric Profile. Composed conviviality. Influenced by the geometry from Constantin Brancusi’s works, I drew simple shapes, and combined them and experimented with them until they started to “sing”. blEND is a rigid space in appearance, but flexible and extremely cushy.

matter pendant

REFLECTED CEILING PLAN


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bar sketch

sheer pendant


blEND Restaurant & Lounge

Clearly distinguished surfaces. Creating a rich intense visual effect, objects are unique for their textual and chromatic qualities and their perfect dialogue with the surroundings.

ELEVATION | Private Dining

ELEVATION | Dining Area


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Wall Lighting Detail


blEND Restaurant & Lounge

Lighting that maintains a naturalmood, both indirect and direct lighting include uniform vertical illuminance which defines the space. An even brightness distribution from the ceiling to the floor emphasizes walls as a whole. Washlighting is serving as a background for accent lighting. Uplights are creating a high quality atmosphere by enlarging the spatial effect and adding dynamism; a deepset effect is ensured by double glazing, resulting in reduced glare.

ELEVATION | Bar

ELEVATION | Lounge


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Creative Process HAND SKETCHING & RENDERING

Commitee Armhair by Pierre Jeanneret

Lounge Chair by Finn Juhl


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Chieftains Chair by Finn Juhl

Conference Chair by Williams Haines

Desk Chair by Paul Dupre-Lafon


Creative Process HAND SKETCHING & RENDERING

Graphite Pencil Play


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“Remembering

Remembering

Freehand Sketc


Creative Process HAND SKETCHING & RENDERING

Girl Bedroom


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