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RUFproject is looking for an architecture / interior / designer with a passion for graphic and brand design.

RUFproject is looking for an architecture / interior / designer with a passion for graphic and brand design.

Our spaces are never pre-conceived; they emerge out of the narrative we weave with our clients.  There is no design template, no preconception, no convention that cannot be questioned, disturbed or redefined.

We would like you to work with us if you:

  1. are constantly curious and thinking about new ideas.
  2. consider design a key element of your passion, pursuits and perspective
  3. are modest; approachable and friendly, with a sense of humour.
  4. are a performance-oriented team player with an utmost commitment to deliver.
  5. are meticulous with details and able to complete projects with high levels of excellence.
  6. understand that communicating an idea is as important as having one; and are therefore skilled in 3D software, Rhino and/or 3dsmax a must; and 2D software such as Autocad; Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop as well
  7. have 3 years or more experience.
  8. and can cope with fast, furious and fun.

If you are interested in working on exciting architectural interiors, retail and events for some of the world’s leading companies,  please send a sample of your portfolio and a copy of your cv to info@rufproject.com 

Salary depending on experience and skill level.

Air Max Con / NYC

Multi-Day sneaker convention in NYC.   Some highlights of RUFproject's recent design work supporting this amazing event ...   #AIRMAX

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Best Trade Show Booth at Natural Products Expo West 2015 – Nature’s Path / Design by RUFproject

Written by Max Goldberg on March 13, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter.

"After Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East, I give my award for the best trade show booths.... 

At Natural Products Expo West 2015, the clear cut winner was Nature’s Path. Not only was it the best one of the show, but it was one of the most compelling and thoughtful booths I’ve ever seen."

 

Nature's Path Expo West Booth (Design by RUFproject)

Sean Pearson
Nike Zoom City Arena Project / Nike + RUF + Atomic + Production Glue

“The regulation-size court incorporates a fully programmable LED screen to run content and interactive training programs. Consumers are invited to witness and work out with the best Nike athletes and Nike Master Trainers through virtual training programs and the signature move sequences of some of the best in the game.”

Check out the article on NBC sports here

and the piece in USA Today here

“It is what it is,” Briscoe said after the game when asked about the court conditions. “It was hard to focus because while you’re playing the court is (flashing electronically). It’s just weird, but at the same time it’s just fun. … At the end of the day it was a great court, and whoever came up with the idea, I can’t even explain it. It’s a crazy experience.” (from USA today)

Sean Pearson
W38th Residence Photos

A preview selection from our recently completed project at 38th and Blenheim in Vancouver; with GWilson Construction and Paul Sangha Landscape Architects

Sean Pearson
Dover Street Market fashion store opens in New York

From The Style Examiner: "As reported by The Style Examiner back in December 2012 (see HERE), Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garçons has opened a branch of Dover Street Marketin New York City, adding to the existing stores in London and Tokyo.

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Located on Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue, the new Dover Street Market store opened just before Christmas 2013, making available a curated selection of brands (including Saint Laurent, Moscot, Nike, Thom Browne, J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha, J. JS Lee, Prada, Christopher Kane, Ann Demeulemeester, Visvim and many others) displayed on individual installations produced by artists and designers. In addition to retail spaces, the store contains events areas and an outpost of theRose Bakery, created by Rose Carrarini and her husband Jean Charles."

Sean Pearson
DESIGN EXCHANGE NAMES LUKAS PEET FIRST EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION WINNER

Congratulations to Lukas Peet!

from the DX announcement

"The final review panel, handpicked by Design Exchange president Shauna Levy, comprised of three international creative business leaders: Douglas Coupland, Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer; Heather Reisman, co-founder of Kobo and founder, Chair and CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc., Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer; and Marcel Wanders, co-founder of the successful design label Moooi.

The final review panel chose Lukas for his versatility in contemporary furniture design. Lauded for his lighting designs, Peet also produces desks, clocks, mirrors in metal, wood and fiberglass, and much more. The panel sees the potential for his pieces to transcend time­ - future classics that join form and function and display insight far beyond his years.

"We were impressed by the breadth and diversity of Mr. Peet's work, as well as the fact that an impressive amount of it was carefully and beautifully considered from concept through to execution." - Heather Reisman, Indigo's Chair and CEO ...

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Gulf Island's Residence in Arthitectural.com

From the editor at Arthitectural.com: 

The design of this Gulf Islands’ private residence responds to the Client’s brief for the creation a ‘modern log cabin’ on a precious 3.1 acre piece of ocean-front property. The Client was torn between the idea of the rustic Canadian log cabin and the desire for a glass house. Through the use of a highly expressive structure, expanses of glass and a simple & minimal material palette the project took this challenge as it’s fundamental concept, striving to reconcile the rustic with the modern in its form, materiality and organization....

Sean Pearson
Nikelab @ DSMNY / RUF's new retail concept for Nike
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From Style.com / World of Interiors: Dover Street Market New York’s Designers on the Spaces They Designed for the New York Megastore:

"...For the space, flanked by menswear from Junya Watanabe, Gitman Brothers and Stutterhiem, Nike aimed for multifunctionality. “Shelves will become tabletops. Table legs can be swapped out to be reused as shelves. Display units can be manipulated into various forms for a variety of product display options,” Kneller said. “Everything in the space will evolve to become something else when needed. Mixing everyday materials with innovative design techniques, a combination of raw materials such as plywood comes to interesting forms through 3-D printing. Innovative in the approach, simple in its materials, the Nike space with Dover Street Market NYC looks to the future potential of retail design....”

Sean Pearson
A must read: Poetics & Place The Architecture of Sign, Subjects and Site by Dr. Kristen Kreider

A must read:

How do artworks 'speak', and how do we 'listen' and respond? These questions underlie the investigation here of Roni Horn's Pair Object III: For Two Rooms, Emily Dickinson's later manuscripts, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Passages Paysages, Fiona Templeton's Cells of Release and Jenny Holzer's Lustmord. The tenets of critical performance, art-writing and site-writing inform the critical method used in Poetics and Place. Each chapter is dedicated to one of these five artworks, and is arranged in order to fulfill three main objectives: to understand how the artworks generate meaning through a material poetics in relation to place; to develop a critical methodology for engaging with them; and to investigate their ethical potential and political imperative. All of this, ultimately, facilitates the development of a triadic relation between theoretical concepts of sign, subjects and site at the crossover between poetry, art and spatial practices. This extends each artwork beyond the dyad of a critical encounter in order to offer - and allow others to grasp - an appreciation of how the artwork figures meaningfully, as well as configures meaning, in the wider world of objects and things. The book concludes with a discussion of the ethics of reading from the second person, opening up a debate concerning the role of empathy within contemporary, politically-engaged practices in art and poetry.

Sean Pearson