April 23, 1015 – Thank you to everyone who supported Housing Works‘ 2015 Design on a Dime and the Groundbreaker Awards. Together, we raised $1.3 million dollars to build the Hull Street Residence. Hull Street is a from-the-ground-up housing development project that will transform a vacant 6,000 sq ft. lot, into a beautiful and safe home for 26 single, formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS.
As a partner at the creative agency 513 (#513design), Tom Lenz has created internationally recognized and award-winning production designs for televised large scale live events, award shows, concerts, talk shows, music & comedy specials, broadcast studios & immersive environments. His clarity of vision, innovative spirit, sense of wit and willingness to work through the most precious of design processes with a smile has made him a prized asset to countless productions and a respected partner at the firm. In his spare time, Tom is an avid skier, diver & sailor and can be found wandering remote places all around the globe.
Also showcased in this project are designs by Souda, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of modern furniture, lighting, and home decor. The name Souda, loosely translates to mean “Oh yeah!” in Japanese. It’s a fitting moniker for a company who’s products are strikingly new, yet immediately at home in residential and commercial environments alike.
Since debuting its first collection in January of 2013 the young company has begun to establish itself as an up and coming force in the world of contemporary design. Enlisting the help of a growing roster of young furniture and lighting designers, Souda manufactures products that seamlessly marry handmade and industrial techniques.
The collection can be found in a growing number of international showrooms and retailers. Honors include the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair ‘Best New Designer’ award, a 2014 NY Design Award for the Strut Shelving System, and features in dozens of publications including Dwell, Wallpaper Magazine, Metropolis and the New York Times.
Designed by Isaac Friedman-Heiman, the Kreten Side Tables are concrete furniture like you haven’t seen before. Original pieces are created in Souda’s Brooklyn studio by casting concrete into a spandex mold. The unique material combination delivers forms that are sure to make a statement in interiors and exteriors alike. Industrial, organic and sculptural
Bold and distinctive, the Kreten Candelabra captures the liquidity of concrete in its fluid branching form. Designed with three holes atop each branch for candlesticks, the Kreten Candelabra can be an eye-catching source of illumination or can stand alone as a serious statement piece. Available in colors ranging from subtle to bold, the Kreten Candelabra has a modern sculptural presence that is one of a kind.