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Heineken with a Heart benefit is a success!

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The benefit co-sponsored by Heineken with a Heart, Sotheby’s, and the Netherland Club was held for the MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) Academy, a pro-bono project by Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics, was a great success for the foundation.



“Synergies between Architecture and Furniture”, a WantedDesign conversation featuring Winka Dubbeldam

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

WantedDesign Invite

Kicking off the WantedDesign conversation series is the “Synergies between Architecture and Furniture” talk on May 14th, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Panelists include Dror Benshetrit, Mathilda McQuaid, Domnique Gonfard, Jacques Ferrier, and Marc Thorpe, joining Winka for this first of a three part series of conversations presented by WantedDesign during their International Design Event. The series will be an opportunity to share, question, and discuss design topics with the main actors of the design and architecture scene. Other panelists include Giulio Cappellini, Matali Crasset, Todd Brascher, Antoine Roset, Joe Doucet, and many more.

WantedDesign at La Venue – Terminal Store
608 West 28th Street, at 11th Ave

Charity begins at home: MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) Academy and Sotheby’s Charity Auction

Monday, May 2nd, 2011


On May 19th, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., the Netherland Club of New York will host an evening benefiting the MCF Academy, a pro-bono project by Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics. Come and join us as Heineken with a Heart in conjunction with the Dutch Tourist Board raise funds for the academy with a silent auction by a Sotheby’s Auctioneer. Door donations range from $25 for members of the Dutch Tourist Board and $40 for non-members and guarantees entry in to the door raffle. The evening offers live entertainment, a complementary Indian buffet, and a wide range of Heineken brands for refreshments.

MCF Academy Charity Auction Invite

This evening promises to deliver a good time for all with an abundance of fun and festivities, all for a good cause. The MCF Academy will be the first school in Liberia to provide free education, including room and board, to its students — orphans who are victims of the recent civil war in Liberia. The goal is to educate as many Liberian children as MCF can support, as these children are the future of Liberia. Archi-Tectonics has offered to design the MCF Academy pro-bono to support the great efforts of the MCF to house, feed, and educate 200 orphans.

Please come and support this philanthropic endeavor by purchasing your ticket today and bidding on some of the wonderful items that will change the lives of those who need it most.

Archi-Tectonics drops an eight-page anchor with the April feature Ports of Call in Interior Design Magazine

Friday, April 29th, 2011

April Cover of Interior Design Magazine

The latest issue of Interior Design takes an in depth look at the latest design innovation, the new Ports 1961 Shop at the Bund in Shanghai from the team at Archi-Tectonics. Interior Design profiles the installation that has set both the worlds of fashion and design alight with the latest offering from the Archi-Tectonics/Ports International union. Texture is one of the many focal points of the installation, underlining the fluidity between architecture design and fashion. Winka uses lighting effects to create an ambient atmosphere for all who enter the shop. “The subdued accents are like color therapy,” she states to give them an opportunity to experience the Ports 1961 in a completely different light, literally.

Just Opened! Ports 1961 - Shanghai

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

First we did the Ports 1961 London Store…

Now our new Ports 1961 design, the Shanghai Flagship store, is open!

For the Concept of the Ports 1961 Shanghai Flagship Store, we were inspired by the two important factors which helped create Shanghai and in particular the Bund, namely its history as an international port and its use of the Art Deco style.

We introduced a silvery wood liner for the space, which forms a calm backdrop for the Ports collection as it is suspended in space over sculpted wood bases featuring accessories, such as bags, shoes and jewelry.  We combined these flowing silvery gray wood liners with the pearly finish of the inside volumes. Like an oyster, the rough outer walls line the outside walls, and reveal soft glowing silvery slivery volumes inside, which generate a more gallery-like atmosphere.”  Winka Dubbeldam

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