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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

Below are some of our favorite images:

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Winka in Elle Decor!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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Check out the Celebrity Style section of Elle Decor to learn the 12 things Winka can’t live without!

Winka At Fourth Columbia Conference

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Come and see Winka at the Fourth Columbia Conference, on Architecture, Engineering, and Materials, March 31!

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Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering is the fourth in a series of conferences on architecture, engineering and materials. Each conference explores the boundaries between architecture, engineering and materials science by bringing together a wide range of leading architects, engineers and scholars in an intensely focused investigation. How is a new generation of professionals and manufacturers fusing engineering and architectural practices, and how do new materials and material concepts change our professions?

Visit www.arch.columbia.edu/permanentchange for event details and registration info.

Hope to see you there!