PORTFO LIO Lys Hunter Schwartz
Interior Design - West 9th Street Apartment MODERN, INDUSTRIAL & WARM
Interiors - Lys Hunter Schwartz MY OWN PROJECTS
Renovation - Minetta Lane Studio IN PROGRESS - FLOOR PLAN & SNAP SHOT
Interiors - Digs By Katie PROJECTS WITH KATIE LEEDE
Elle Decor Concept House 2012
Traditional Home Hampton Showcase 2012
Interior - Park Avenue Apartment IN PROGRESS - SNAP SHOTS
Albatross Chair A LIGHT EMBRACE
Albatross Chair INSPIRATION & FUNCTION The arcs and angles of bird and human movement inspired the positive and negative spaces of the design, creating a sense of levity and strength. The footprint is small yet generous. The chair offers an angled backrest which supports your lumbar. The swoop continues, hugging the user while offering the elbows a resting spot. The paper twine seat flexes under weight for further comfort.
Albatross Chair FORMAL DEVELOPMENT The concept originated in opposition to the static, simple chair. It seeks to achieve movement and tension with clarity.
In Season Wheel
place mats featuring a map of local produce seasons
In Season Wheel In Season Wheel MAGNETS
FUNCTION This wheel helps you plan menus and meals. It shows you whatâ€™s available each month in local farmers markets. Each month is represented by a colored wedge. The seasons of each fruits and vegetable are indicated by the brightly colored stripes.
COLOR STORY MONTHLY SEASONS
In Season Wheel SYSTEMS: WEBSITE As an extension of this concept, I started a local eating website. It features picks of the week, recipes, restaurant suggestions, and interviews with farmers, nutritionists and chefs.
Tego TEA FOR TWO, TO GO
Tego FUNCTION & INSPIRATION Sharing a cup of tea is an important and historic ritual. By joining the two cups, this product redefines a cup as part of a pair, reinforcing the idea of connecting. The pod can be pulled apart to reveal two cups and a trivet. Each trivet is embossed with a quote about sharing on the inside.
Ving VINO ON THE GO
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Ving FUNCTION An easy way to share a glass of wine anywhere, in a park, on the beach or even on the roof, just grab a bottle of wine, Ving and go. Ving is made up of two stemless wine glasses coated in silicone, connected by a silicone piece. The connector hugs a bottle opener, keeping it from banging the glasses.
COLOR WAYS EXTENSION OF THE “TO GO” COLLECTION
Anywhere Mat A PICNIC BLANKET & BAG IN ONE
Anywhere Mat FUNCTION & INSPIRATION A mat for anywhere, this blanket converts into a bag to carry your essentials. The mat opens into a circle to accommodate groups of people. Waterproof and ripstop material make this a durable bag and blanket. Leather details and ruching add quality and refinement. Inspired by mandalas, the solar system and campfires, the graphic is bold and informative.
Riverbed Bathroom Accessories BRING NATURE INTO THE BATHROOM
Viennese Coffee Service SIMPLE, UNEXPECTED GEOMETRY
Yomo - Home Collection EXPLORING TEXTURES & FINISHES
Yomo - Home APPLICATIONS I worked with textile designer Hope Newman to create these accessories for the home. She is the mastermind behind these featherweight silk and wool felted concoctions and laser cut leather and silk jersey pieces. Our collaboration brought her scarfs to new scales and applications. We played primarily with layering, altering the transparency and opacity. Products launched ICFF 2007.
SPIRIT OF PLACE - HELSINKI
Kalevalakehto CONCEPT TO COMPLETION I worked with architect Travis Price along with students from Catholic University to create this pavilion, a tribute to The Kalevala, a culturally significant text. Designed for the site in Helsinki, we not only designed but built this project in the summer of 2010, where it was a feature of Helsinki Design Week 2010 & Winner of the Award of Merit for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects/ DC Chapter.