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Yogasmoga Stores


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Yogasmoga Stores


A younger generation is shaping a more conscious way of doing business. YOGASMOGA, the yoga and sports apparel company, illustrates this perfectly. They’re committed to performance-based, technologically advanced fabrics and manufacturing techniques. But their rigorous company ethos is equally concerned with the planet—no harmful chemicals, a reduced carbon footprint, and giving back to the people who produce their clothes are all part of their value system. Working with a lightening-fast roll-out, and with 10 different locations and various pop-ups, we united the aesthetic through use of a natural Japanese siding treatment that originated at least as far back as the 18th century. In shou sugi ban, woods such as cypress and hemlock are charred, doused with water, cooled, then brushed to remove dust and debris. Finally, it is finished with tung oil. The environmentally friendly method preserves the wood, eliminating the need for paints and retardants. Like Yogasmoga’s clothes, it looks great too.

Design: John Beckmann, with Silvia Tosques and I-Hsuan Chao
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Christie's Private Galleries


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Christie's Private Galleries


Exclusivity is the privilege of the connoisseur. This concept was foremost in the minds of the Axis Mundi team when the venerable Christie’s auction house tapped them to design two private galleries and two skyboxes overlooking the auction floor, amenities offered Christie’s most select coterie of collectors so they can view and bid on art while remaining invisible to public and paparazzi alike. It was essential that the scheme and materials telegraph a kind of access reserved for the elite. The skyboxes were swathed in architectural envelopes of luxurious American black walnut and zebrawood. Furnishings are by that paragon of modern chic, Jean-Michel Frank. The private galleries boast polished terrazzo, a material that elevates the de rigueur concrete we’re used to seeing. Walls—on which blue chip art is in constant rotation—are gallery white, but feature floating reveals and anodized aluminum trim that impart a sense of precision craftsmanship. Elegant and extravagant in an understated way, these skyboxes and galleries exude the sophistication demanded by an art venue of this caliber, with a clientele to match it.

2,200 sq.ft.
Design Team: John Beckmann, Richard Rosenbloom and Nick Messerlian
Renderings: Virginia Melnik
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Veggietopia


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Veggietopia


Project Team: John Beckmann and Jake George
Photographer: Mikiko Kikuyama
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Third Ave Office


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Third Ave Office


New York, New York | Axis Mundi designed the New York offices for STAX, a research firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This was a fast-track project completed in two months, for the client’s new office in New York City. The space was partially gutted, but we kept the existing glass partitions. New 5″ oak flooring was installed and Axis Mundi designed a polygonal-shaped reception desk, clad in the leftover wood flooring material. Office furniture and systems throughout are by Vitra.

Total Area: 2300 sq.ft.
Design Team: John Beckmann and Nick Messerlian
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