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A/D/O  A creative space, built by @MINI, dedicated to exploring the boundaries and #futureofdesign.

Rising over the visitor, each of the 16 nine-foot columns of Spirit of the City is intended to challenge personal perception while eliciting a visceral and electrifying reaction similar to the thrill one might experience when exploring a new city.
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#futureofdesign #spiritofthecity #adonyc

On view in The Courtyard at A/D/O: “Prism Ziggurat” by @the_principals.
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Inspired by the faceted forms of The Periscope (the geometric pattern of mirrors and glass featured in our atrium) as well as ancient temple forms, the planters reference a deep-knit geometry with strength in reserve and a tension beneath the calm of reality.
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#futureofdesign #theprincipals #ado
📸: @jakeezaccor

@jumbo.nyc and its co-founder, @justin.donnelly, experienced breakthrough praise and recognition during #NYCxDESIGN for their “neotenic” collection. But what does that word even mean? Donnelly - an A/D/O Workspace Member - explains its definition as well as his design process and practice on The A/D/O Journal. The Neotenic Collection is currently on display through July at @theadoshop.
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Read on. Link in bio.
#FutureOfDesign #ADONYC #TheADOWorkspace

@diandi.nyc is making a name for itself in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn - not just for its progressive cuisine, but also for its meticulously thoughtful design and aesthetic.
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The recently opened Vietnamese restaurant has @ado woven into its fabric. Key components and furnishings were fabricated in The A/D/O Workspace Lab and The Atrium at A/D/O served as a meeting and planning space for the restaurant co-founders.
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Full article on The A/D/O Journal. Link in Bio.
#FutureOfDesign #ADONYC

On The Journal | @iniarchibong | Design and Higher Purpose.
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As a son of Nigerian immigrants, raised in the United States, and living in Switzerland, Ini’s designs communicate his dual identity and unique experiences. 
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“My entry point into craft was a spiritual one. Spirituality often causes hesitation, especially when you speak about the role of light, darkness, or purpose in your work. I think we have to understand that if everything is light, everything is comprehensible and clear. “
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Full article on The Journal. Link in Bio.
#FutureOfDesign #WaterFutures

On View in The Library @ADO | Sensible Surfaces by @johanschwind.
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The exhibit of photographs carefully extracts architectural elements from their familiar context, visually alters perspectives and focuses on the investigation of tactile qualities of our urban development. ————
“While the built environment - or architecture more specifically - is the largest spatial occupant of the city, it’s perceptibility is often overpowered by more immediate stimuli.” - Schwind.
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#architecturephotography #futureofdesign #NYC

On View: #MINILiving Urban Cabin in DTLA for LA Design Festival.
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Created in collaboration with @freelandbuck , the goal for #UrbanCabin is to rethink our essential needs for living and housing as cities become more and more condensed. The conceptual, yet highly functional and livable space, is only 15 square meters and includes a rooftop garden to give inhabitants a fluid connection to nature.
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On view through June 10. #FutureOfDesign #MINI #urbancabintour

The A/D/O #WaterFutures Design Challenge includes a $72,000 prize pool for designers and teams that conceptualize solutions, campaigns and creative ideas to solve the global water crisis. The challenge asks designers to not only create solutions for sustainable drinking water but also to rethink plastic consumption and waste that are polluting our oceans.
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For inspiration: In 2011, a small team of graduate students set up a company called @studio_swine and created the “Sea Chair” - a usable chair created from recycled and repurposed plastic waste. The invention to create the chairs features a hand-powered water pump that powers a device called The Nurdler. The Nurdler separates sand and water from nurdles (microplastic pellets in the ocean the size of a pea that have damaging chemicals). The nurdles are then repurposed and turned into the Sea Chair.
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To learn more about the #WaterFutures Design Challenge visit a-d-o.com
#WorldWaterDay #FutureOfDesign

On View @ADO | “F YOUR MANNERS” an A/D/O Workspace Exhibit by @shawnax.
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Reflecting on her embarrassment of her parent’s eating manners, Shawna X found inspiration for F Your Manners when she began analyzing her shame: Why is it rude to slurp noodles when slurping savors the flavor? Why is eating with hands a faux pas? Why is it grotesque to eat every part of an animal? By asking these questions, she began recognizing her own prejudice and resentment toward her identity and culture - which included her own family. F Your Manners is a playful and therapeutic approach aided by an unraveling of the artist’s internalized insecurity and shame.
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See it in The Atrium at A/D/O through the end of June.
#futureofdesign #adonyc

We are open Monday on Memorial Day from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Be sure to stop by if you haven’t seen #SpiritOfTheCity yet and stay for brunch at @restaurantnorman.
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📷: @afro_child.
#uvaatado #MINI #futureofdesign

The A/D/O Shop, @theadoshop, has launched its own IG account. Follow along for updates on artists, products, partnerships and events.
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If you’re in #NYC, stop by The Shop this weekend to check out our curatorial takeover by @_sightunseen_ and a showcase of works by @jumbo.nyc.
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#futureofdesign #ADO #MINI

In the coming weeks A/D/O is hosting a series of workshops and events around our #WaterFutures program for #WorldEnvironmentDay and #WorldOceansDay.
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On June 7, we are hosting a day-long @warkawater workshop with designer @arturovittori. At the workshop, participants will create their own model of a Warka Water Tower (pictured here).
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