Italy Design Tour | February 17-23, 2019

Italy Design Tour | February 17-23, 2019

The fun didn’t end in Austria, the second leg of the journey continued from Vienna to Milan. Organized by Federlegno Arredo Eventi (FLAE) we visited the Prada Foundation, and the following design companies for a whirlwind tour from Milan to Venice. We visited Versace Showroom, Casa Gianni Versace, Roda, Carpanelli, Penta Lighting, Vallari Porcelain, Molteni, Nardi, Essequattro, Sartori, Capital, Atmosphera, Cadore Arredamenti, iDogi, and Moroso. Special thanks to Ms. Lucia Schito and Mr. Daniele Socci for organizing a mind blowing experience, and my new friends and colleagues, Michael Stephen Cox (Foley & Cox), Joshua Rose and Rafi Kalichstein, (Form Design Studio), Sabrina MacLean (Hinojosa Design), and Brian Messana (Messana O’Rorke).

Austrian Design Tour | February 10-16, 2019

Austrian Design Tour | February 10-16, 2019

We had a extraordinary tour of Austrian furniture and design companies, and manufacturers in Vienna and Upper Austria on a tour sponsored by Advantage Austria from February 10th - 15th, we meet with Mischer Traxler Studio, Kohlmaier, Carl Aubock Studio, Rauminhalt, Lichterloh, Lobmeyer, Woka Lamps, Strasser Steine GMBH, Steininger Designers GMBH, the furniture designer Philipp Aduatz, Team 7, Wittman Mobelwekstatten GMBH, Franz West Privatstiftung, Kunsthandel Kolhammer and Galerie Bel Etage, and if that wasn’t enough we visited the Sigmund Freud Museum and Haus Wittgenstein. Special thanks to Ms. Magdalena Suppan for putting this all together and being a superb host.


Axis Mundi wins LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition

Axis Mundi wins LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition

We are very pleased to be one of the winning entries for the LA + ICONOCLAST Central Park Competition announced today. A design ideas competition that inspired 382 designers and artists from 30 countries to reimagine New York’s Central Park.

”From megastructures to new ecologies and radical ideas for democratizing public space, the LA+ ICONOCLAST winning entries show how designers can move beyond the status quo of picturesque large parks and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century,” jury chair Richard Weller said.

Press Release: https://www.design.upenn.edu/press/la-journal-announces-winners-competition-redesign-new-yorks-central-park

PORTUGAL DESIGN TOUR | November 11-15, 2018

PORTUGAL DESIGN TOUR | November 11-15, 2018

PORTUGAL DESIGN TOUR | November 11-15, 2018
Sponsored by NERLEI. Visited Ferreiras E Marcelino, Deartis, Ceriart, Loucicentro, Green Apple, Gargula Gotica, Perpetua, Pereira and Aimedia, MVC Portuguese Limestones, Meze Products (Ernesto Grilo)

John trying his hand at special finishes at 432 Park Avenue

John trying his hand at special finishes at 432 Park Avenue

John Beckmann getting down and dirty in the Gallery at 432 Park Avenue. He likes to get involved, he also likes black for drama. The gallery is being completed by special finishes maestro Sir Anthony Chase, using a troweled black pearl, burnished with gunmetal and bronze polish.

Architectural Students from Sapienza University of Rome visit Axis Mundi

Architectural Students from Sapienza University of Rome visit Axis Mundi

Professor Luigi Nappi and about 20 architectural students from Sapienza University of Rome visited the studio for a casual discussion on the state of design, our work and career advice. John Beckmann (foreground) and Hannah LaSota (far right). We hope they enjoy the rest of their trip in New York!

Vista Tower Chicago

Vista Tower Chicago

In Progress: A 360 Sky Penthouse in Vista Tower. The building is on its way to becoming Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper with a planned height of 1,191 feet. When completed, the Jeanne Gang - designed tower will trail only Willis Tower (1,451 feet) and Trump International Hotel & Tower (1,389 feet) on the list of Chicago's tallest buildings.