A brief overview:
We pivoted off a commission to build things we love.
July 5, 2022
HGTV featured Iliad's credenza (currently in development) in their article on trend spotting on the New York design scene.
We met Felicia Feaster, a design editor at HGTV, at Wanted Design and through follow-ups and conversation got our upcoming credenza piece published.
We're busy in the workshop making this one real and look forward to showing it out soon!
May 15, 2022
Iliad launched their "Solar" collection at the Javits Center in Manhattan as part of the jurried Wanted Design show.
We had an extremely positive response:
- We collected over 350 contacts from interested designers.
- Wanted jurors considered our display for best in show.
- Several members of the press inquired about our work and we got one publication.
Not bad for our first show!
Where we're heading
We're rebuilding certain pieces, expanding the collection and creating the infrastructure behind promoting this creative design project.
October 20, 2020
Inside Out Show
Ordinarily held on the lawn of the William Vale Hotel in Willimsburg Brooklyn for NYCxDESIGN, Inside Out was conducted online within virtual landscapes during the pandemic.
Iliad was among 40 Brooklyn designers who participated in this jurried show with lanscapes and visualizations by Duyi Han
May 1, 2020
Closed Brooklyn Studio
A casualty of the pandemic, we were forced to close our studio after work dried up. We were in progress on a interiors project for the New York Times.
We take with us the hands-on experience with novel material techniques and the opportunity to work with our hands.
While we're exploring new approaches to production, the lineage of material experimentation remains a fellow traveler.
May 1, 2020
New York Times Interior
The New York Times asked Iliad to repurpose a 15th floor conference room as a lounge for the Daily and Weekly Podcasts.
Borrowing from the language of the Renzo Piano design, we took the tubes from the facade and bent them into wooden furniture pieces. While the architecture has a technical aspect to it, there are frequent splashes of rich warm colors: deep red carpets or terra cotta stucco for example.
While challenging to produce, steam bent oak and naturally tanned leathers seemed like a way to bridge the gap between the character and branding of the building with a comfortable lounge program.