The Curation of Design

04.04.2011

ART & DESIGN

360 Chaise by Orange Skin

360 Chaise by Orange Skin Life and Times

360 Chaise by Orange Skin

Millenium by Orange Skin

Millenium by Orange Skin Life and Times

Millenium by Orange Skin

SKiN Lounge chair by Orange Skin

SKiNLoungechair

SKiN Lounge chair by Orange Skin

Tipi by Orange Skin

Tipi by Orange Skin Life and Times

Tipi by Orange Skin

Wish By Orange Skin

Wish

Wish By Orange Skin

Orange Skin offers a refreshing approach to contemporary European design. The Chicago-based studio provides a window into the world of top designers in the showroom, with pieces by Italian designers including Magis, Minotti and Voideo. The space is open to the public and design colleges frequently host lectures on-site, with rare objects as a backdrop.

“My job is more of a curatorial position. It’s an extension for me of the belief in what design does and the quality that good design brings to people’s lives,” says co-founder Obi Nwazota. “For me, prior to Orange Skin, I’m trained as an architect and I dabbled in fashion and the whole idea of lifestyle and how it relates to culture with no borders.” Nigerian-born Nwazota gravitates towards unusual materials such as titanium and furniture made from automotive industry parts.

In addition to guiding private clients through designer collections, Orange Skin has consulted for the Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women and furniture for the film The Dark Knight. They are due to contribute to the aesthetic of Masbar City in Dubai. Says Nwazota, “The core principal will always continue to remain, always challenging what is design.” (Orange Skin)

  • Kia soto

    jay z is freggin incredible http://www.tattletailzz.com

  • www.THENOIREFFECT.com

    Great site.

  • http://twitter.com/pinkeggshell kimberly ward

    The more you know, the better you live! I love creative ideas. They are my oxygen! -Kimberly and Cameron.

  • Anonymous

    Really proud of Orange Skin and your design concepts. You guys are pacesetters and an inspiration.

  • http://twitter.com/jai1986 AjiE jAY-z cARteR

    i LOVE jAY-Z AND everything he does is amazing

  • http://twitter.com/jai1986 AjiE jAY-z cARteR

    Jay-z is amazing

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_43IVYIZII4PV7VVVQ7WSD6V6RY Dolly

    Thank you!! I need the creative like I need oxygen. I live to be immersed in the flavors, sounds, textures and beauty of expression. Good luck to this venture, I’ll be back, be back, be back, be back….

  • Anonymous

    Anyway know who makes / designed the lamp in the second slide? I love it and want it.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyMassacre Johnny Massacre

    What the fuck is this? Seriously.

  • Anonymous

    Think imma through me a lil tipi up in the backyard, and have me a lil pow wow session spot for me and my girl.

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