designedCOLLECTIVE we + you
The designedCOLLECTIVE is a group of talented and evolved people that celebrate all that inspires. LOCZIdesign studios is home to our interior design firm, studio collective, and gallery. We showcase a curated selection of artists, designers, and galvanizing soirees. Through our gallery space, we feature revolving artists' work. With our quarterly events, we bring together people for a salon-style evening filled with music, food and entertainment shining light on organizations designing a better world. Connect with us to find out about our upcoming exhibitions, or to rent our studio for your next event!
Architexture // Elements In Form & Transformation
We're still basking in the glory of our sixth annual designedCOLLECTIVE event opening and after-party. It was an honor to share the beautiful and powerful art of Gus Harper, Sedonya Kay Sculpture, and Rye Hudak. Special thanks to Ryan Stubbs and DJ Loczi for creating the soud-scape and Pat Bailey for providing the spirits. A.J. Lovewins, thank you for letting us shine a light on Harmonic Humanity! We had a blast with the opening party for SF Design Week. Take a look at the photos from the event.
EBB: Opening Reception | HOLIDAY Soiree
On behalf of designedCOLLECTIVE, LOCZIdesign and CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, presented EBB: a two-person show featuring the art of Gina Borg and Christopher Russell at LOCZIdesign studios this past winter.
Both Borg and Russell's works reference energetic currents at play in the natural world. Borg uses incremental shifts of warm and cool tones with vibrant hues that radiate and shift on the canvas, creating patterns of perpetual movement. The warm buttery light of Russell's landscapes is often fused with geometric shapes and candy colors, simultaneously abstracting and highlighting subtler forces at play.
LOCZIdesign studio debut | FADE TO WHITE
On October 24th, 2013 we opened the doors to our new LOCZIdesign studios while showcasing the stunning works of Los Angeles-based painter Gus Harper. As designers, we are often creating from nothing and aspiring to infuse spaces with hope while fulfilling anther's dream. As such, we thought it fitting to launch our studio inspired by Gus and his work. Fade to White was curated to enlivening the conversation between the interior design world, art world, and held as a tribute to our beloved friend and designedCOLLECTIVE contributor, Jacqueline Stolte.
designedCOLLECTIVE Meets Exploratorium
Seed of Life, a designedCOLLECTIVE installation was featured at the Exploratorium Opening on April 12, 2013 one of the highlighted interior design vignettes tied into the evening’s theme, “Now this is where things get interesting.” Our lounge poetically "took root" in the heart of two halves of a majestic 330-year-old Douglas Fir tree, surrounded by a section of its trunk and gigantic root system. The Douglas Fir “Tree Experience” is also a part of the installation at the Exploratorium placed in a 8,000-square foot space that will focus on the life sciences. (see press release)
Beauty Brains Brawn and Beyond: How three women are designing a better world
This was one of those times when saying, “you had to be there” rings true: Our Third Annual designedCOLLECTIVE was not just a monetary success, having raised over $2,000 for three of the philanthropic organizations founded by the panelists, it represented a beautiful blend of some of the most innovative, conscious and creative Bay Area visionaries to come together at one time—a success beyond measure. The evening, “BEAUTY, BRAINS, BRAWN, and Beyond”, was hosted by Funny or Die’s Erin Gibson and featured a panel discussion lead by Paige Loczi with Katie Meyler of More Than Me Foundation, Dorka Keehn of Ignite, and Laura Guido-Clark of Project Color Corps.
Master Class: The Role of Sustainability in Design Today
The designedCOLLECTIVE of San Francisco hosted three masters in automotive, industrial and architectural design for a panel discussion “Sustainability in Design” at Atelier LeeQuen. The fourth in a series of annual events created by Paige Loczi, owner and creative director of sustainable interior design house LOCZIdesign, drew close to 80 designers, artisans and craftspeople from across the creative spectrum. Guests of the June 2011 forum of the designedCOLLECTIVE were given the unique opportunity to casually engage in stimulating conversation with three masters: Geza Loczi, awarded the Michelin Lifetime Achievement Award in Automotive Design in 2011; Dave Deppen, architect and thought leader, winner of the first ever Livable Buildings Award; and popular award-winning furniture and lighting designer, Rick Lee.