The time has come for The Architectural League of New York's annual Beaux Arts Ball, taking place at Weylin B. Seymour's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday, September 20. The 2014 theme, "Craft", celebrates the value of artisanship in architecture and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. This year's co-chairs include Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Drawing inspiration from the recent interior renovations of Weylin B. Seymour's — an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank — nine architects and designers will work with Nuit Blanche New York to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the building's interior design.
More event details from The Architectural League:
"[Weylin B. Seymour's ] exuberant interior decorations of tiling and mosaics, patterned wallpapers, frescoed domes, carved wood and stone, and bronze and gilt work, recently magnificently restored, will serve as inspiration for nine architects and designers, who with Nuit Blanche New York will project digital interpretations of its motifs and details on the interior of the buildingʼs central domed space.
In advance of the Ball, The Architectural League has interviewed the team of artisans and consultants who worked on the buildingʼs restoration and will release a series of digital features and photographic essays further."
BEAUX ARTS BALL 2014: CRAFT
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Weylin B. Seymour’s: 175 Broadway Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Projection installation created by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY).
With content developed by 2×4, Aranda\Lasch, The Bittertang Farm, CASE, INABA, Jenny Sabin Studio, LAB at Rockwell Group, Norman Kelley, and PellOverton Architects. Music by pazel.
Graphics by Pentagram.
Drinks and dessert. Festive attire.
Co-chairs: Rachel Judlowe, Joseph Mizzi, Billie Tsien, and Tod Williams.
Tickets and a full list of this year’s Benefit Committee and Sponsors are available on the League’s website, archleague.org/craft, or by phone at 212.753.1722 x14.
Here's a quick throwback to last year's Beaux Arts Ball, "-ism", which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show at New York City's 69th Regiment Armory.
"Since the Leagueʼs revival of the event in 1990, the Beaux Arts Ball has become the premier annual party of the architecture and design community in New York with over 1,000 architects, designers, artists, and their friends attending. Located each year at a different venue of architectural importance somewhere in the five boroughs of New York, the Ball hosts installations, performances, or other engagements with designers and artists. The Beaux Arts Ball helps support the programs of The Architectural League."
Get your tickets now and join the festivities!