Interiors and Sources – Arquitectonica’s mother-daughter team of Laurinda Spear and Marisa Fort Adams have already tackled the worlds of architecture, interiors and landscape design, but they’re just getting started.
World Architects – With “Linework,” Wolf-Gordon partnered with Laurinda Spear to introduce highly graphic designs that revitalized commercial wallcovering. The collection was named to the New York Times Magazine’s A-List of new products, and her pattern Bamboo remains one of the company’s most popular.
Trend Hunter – Trend Hunter has featured quite a few color-changing creations of late, and now we can add the Chroma watch to that impressive roster. Featuring an interesting face, its numerals swiftly change color every second.
Dwell – In our July/August issue, we take a look at 15 women leading the design world, one of whom is Laurinda Spear, cofounder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica.
Archinect – Laurinda Spear and Marisa Fort have launched the new ArquitectonicaSHOP website in a move to expand their new design venture, ArquitectonciaSHOP, to include other fashion accessories and furniture. Striving for total integration between architecture and product, Arquitectonica’s collection rethinks everyday objects by bringing thoughtful design to every daily life.
ELLIPTICAL TIME -- The Future Is History: Time TravelThe New York Times - The architect Laurinda Spear, a founder of the Miami firm of Arquitectonica, has designed everything from ties to skyscrapers -- including a boldly fissured tower that will rise at 42d Street and Eighth Avenue. Just like her bigger work, her new Ellipse watch is faux futuristic, nostalgic for the early 1960's, when the world was a more future-loving place.
Fibre 2 Fashion – ArquitectonicaSHOP has just released their new 2013 collection of silk scarves and ties, right in time for the holidays!
Angry Archi – Arquitectonica cofounder Laurinda Spear’s watch displays a radical interface that does away with numbers and hands. Each ring on the abstract clock face rotates in time with the hours, minutes and seconds, mimicking the celestial orbit of planets around the Sun.
Munsell – Have you seen the Chroma watch? Based on the Munsell Color System, the numbers change color every second, and the hand colors merge from one color palette to another.
Architizer – Rem D. Koolhaas isn’t the only architect to take the fashion plunge. Arquitectonica’s Laurinda Spear has just launched her own accessories line, available at Arquitectonica Shop, filled with exuberantly printed scarves and ties. And, boy, do we mean “exuberantly printed.”
Paper ArchitectsMetropolis - In 1999 commercial wall-covering manufacturer Wolf-Gordon debuted its first “concept collection,” designed by architect Laurinda Spear. Called Linework, after the term for plans drawn with nib and ink, it derived its appearance from architectural graphics: patterns like Wave and Rain abstracted the symbols for heating insulation and property lines. Three months after its launch the New York Times Magazine included Linework on its “A-List of Design.”
Woodworking Network – Formica® is 100 years old! To celebrate this centennial, Formica Corporation has published Formica Forever. The book takes us on a lively, information-packed walk through the life of this much-loved material…
Contract Design – The Laurinda Spear Collection of roller shade designs feature bold colors and large-scale graphics. Spear is the founding principal of the architecture and design firm, Arquitectonica, and designed some of the curving forms to soften the corners of windows