Nina Cho is an artist and designer, currently based in Detroit. Nina was born in the United States and raised in Korea, where she studied woodworking and furniture design at Korea’s art school, Hong-Ik University. She then earned an MFA in 3D Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
The Maung Maung mirrors reflects Nina’s design philosophy, a minimalist approach to design. “Through practicing the beauty of the void, I can respect not only the object itself but also the negative space that object created.”
Since launching Maung Maung mirrors with Colony in 2019, Nina has been awarded the NYCxDESIGN award for best accessories collection and the American Design Honors award presented by Wanted Design and Bernhardt Design.
A newly envisioned design program, The Conception Series works to introduce the international design market to emerging American talent. Through a series of pop-up exhibits and exclusive, limited edition collections, the Series ushers forth a new generation of designers, artists and makers into the contemporary design vernacular of today.
Working from a rich foundation of curation, exhibit design, design education and collaborative design development, Colony works with a tightly curated selection of young designers guiding them through a vigorous curriculum of product development and design entrepreneurship. Each
Aries Rising Capricorn, Bec Brittain's newest collection of work is an unpredictable and unmistakably hand "drawn" series of lighting now on view at Colony.
I felt strongly compelled to create work that reflected a gestural drawing or a sculpture practice more than the precision typical of my design practice. I was very inspired by the singularity of each person's mark when they draw and wanted to incorporate my hand into the work.
Please join us in welcoming Bec to our cooperative of independent American designers. We are so excited to share this new work and her entire collection with you.
Photography: David Mitchell
Nimbo in Noctilucent by Flat Vernacular
Wavy Sofa by Moving Mountains
Nocturne Credenza 2 by Vonnegut/Kraft
Layered Bench by Studio Paolo Ferrari
Sounding by Hiroko Takeda
Split 1 by Nina Cho
Found II Console No. 2 by A Space
40 Bleecker by Colony
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PS. Pictured are postcards produced by our friends at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery by their gallery artists. Pick them up at 54 Ludlow St and send them to friends and family who need a gentle (and awesome!) reminder to vote.
Bloom 3 by Allied Maker
Repeat/Arc Side Table by KWH
Cantilever Bench by Phaedo
Throw by Hiroko Takeda
Tri Cone by Allied Maker
Pastille Coffee Table by Vonnegut/Kraft
Relevé Stool by Vonnegut/Kraft
Saddle Stool by Grain
EAE Lounge Chair by Erickson Aesthetics
Lexan Side Table by Phaedo