Alumni, Faculty, and Students to Completely Outfit Two Model Residence Interiors in Brooklyn
Pratt Institute has completely outfitted two Hudson Companies model residences interiors in the new Third + Bond townhouses at 115 Third Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, creating holistic interior home environments that include conceptually innovative and aesthetically stunning floor and wall coverings, home accessories, furniture, textiles, art, lighting elements, and more-all by Pratt alumni, faculty, and student fine artists, designers, and architects. The Pratt-outfitted duplex 3-bedroom and floor-through 2-bedroom residences will be on view in October 2009.
The Pratt residence interiors represent, integrate, and celebrate the broad range of internationally-recognized art, design, and architecture talents from the Pratt community while showcasing a full-scale, green environment in one of the residences. Pratt Professor of Architecture and Alumnus Anthony Caradonna coordinated the curating, styling, and staging of the apartments. "These high-design environments represent the extraordinary range of talent of Pratt's students, faculty, and alumni," said Caradonna. "The spaces are fully functional, residential interiors that reflect a diverse cultural milieu intrinsic to Brooklyn and its developing urban context," he added.
The residences at Third + Bond are on track to be the first Brooklyn mid-rise, luxury project to achieve both LEED-Gold and Energy Star Home green building certifications. Designed by Rogers Marvel Architects as a modern interpretation of the traditional brownstone, the project showcases 44 units, many with private outdoor space. "We are thrilled to be working and engaging with Pratt alumni, faculty, and students in this design process," said David Kramer, a principal at Hudson. "The Pratt and Third + Bond partnership is a natural-we both are about great design, sustainability, practicality, and beauty," he added.
The duplex three-bedroom, three-bathroom model with private yard includes sustainable design elements with a sophisticated, modern sensibility. The furniture is clean-lined and fabricated in natural wood, glass, and metal, with home accessories that include various designs by former Pratt faculty Eva Zeisel, industrial design professor and alumnus Bruce Hannah, architecture professor and alumnus Bill Katavolos, and alumni Harry Allen and Giovanni Pellone. The color scheme is primarily blue, with abstract, organic patterned wallpaper and textiles inspired by locally grown oysters and created by Pratt students. The apartment will be outfitted with GROW, an ivy-like solar and wind panel system designed by Pratt alumni and acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection in 2008.
Elements of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom floor-through model residence include eco-conscious designs made from natural and recycled/recyclable materials that reflect a playful and affordable modern
design sensibility. Caradonna selected objects that rely on no waste-design and material strategies made from both cutting-edge technologies like laser-cutting and inventive traditional design methods. The furniture is both organic and streamlined, while the home accessories, artwork, and textiles incorporate natural and urban imagery through silkscreened images of neighborhood trees and Brooklyn architectural themes, storefronts, and roofscapes. The color-scheme and custom-designed wallpaper are inspired by the variations of greens and reds found in historic street maps of Brooklyn from the 1920s.
Members of the press are invited to an exclusive VIP/Press preview of the Pratt-outfitted Third + Bond model residences on Tuesday, October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please RSVP to Amy Aronoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.636.3554.