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Local design studio one of 20 finalists in the running for $25,000
Cincinnati-based design company Such + Such has been selected as one of 20 finalists for popular home furnishing retailer West Elm’s
national “We Love Local Small Businesses Grant” contest. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 and mentorship from West Elm while three runners-up will have their products featured in West Elm stores during the upcoming
that we were chosen to move forward in
this competition has blown us away,” said Alex Aeschbury, co-founder of Such +
Such, in a press release. “We couldn't have gotten here without the support of Cincinnati, and it’s
fitting that Cincinnati will help take our brand to the next level.” Such +
Such’s founders Aeschbury and Zach Darmanian-Harris, former students at University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, have provided design and fabrication services for a
variety of clients nationwide, as well as some of Cincinnati’s local favorites Neon’s Unplugged, Sloane Boutique and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
the contest, Such + Such in August launched a product line featuring hand-crafted furniture and home decor pieces including coffee tables, stools and
wall clocks. All of the pieces from this inaugural line are sustainably made
from naturally felled ash wood locally sourced from the Ohio Valley.
Such + Such joins 19 other small companies from around the U.S.
whose creations include pottery,
hand-dyed textiles, organic soap and skincare and handmade novelty goods. These finalists will be judged based on online votes, originality,
design, story, commitment to local production and depth of product assortment.
Public voting is open through Oct 14, and can be done here.
The winners will be announced Nov 19.
There will be a
voting party hosted by PB&J, a local PR and design firm that merged with Such +
Such in 2013. The party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight at the
PB&J offices at 1417 Main St. 1A in Over-the-Rhine. Rhinegeist Brewery will
be providing refreshments.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
No costume challenge is too daunting for
two local design divas Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young.
Reptiles+Rainbows design duo walks the line of cute and creepy
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
“Sometimes it’s hard to explain what we do
because it’s still evolving,” says Philip Valois, designer and
co-founder of Reptiles+Rainbows, a multidisciplinary design studio he
began in early 2013 with designer, art director and life partner, Carla
DJ-turned-designer puts Ohio on the map
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It’s a timeworn story: creative type grows up in a small
town and feels compelled to leave for the big city. But instead of the usual ending
for local designer/businessman Floyd Johnson has instead created his own avenues
for creative success right in his hometown.
Peter Haberkorn’s exhibit at Prairie takes viewers on a road trip
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Peter Haberkorn, a Cincinnati artist who
imaginatively salvages and repurposes older materials, has a background
in architectural study. Fittingly, the first thing you notice upon
entering Northside’s Prairie to see his new show, Airstream, is just how beautifully his work fits in as gallery-complementing design.
New Space in Over-the-Rhine, same dedication to artistic quality
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sure, I’ve heard of Rookwood Pottery. I’ve seen tiles here and there in older homes in the area and heard the name spoke on the proud owners’ lips. The name evokes images of well-trained artisans leaning over their dusty workspaces, carving incredibly detailed molds and gently placing them in the kiln, waiting expectantly for their creation to take life.
ArtWorks continues to nurture young artists with The Outdoor Museum
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What happens when talented teenagers are teamed with design professionals and asked to interpret “green” concepts in billboard-like format? Plenty happens, as can be seen in The Outdoor Museum, or TOM, in Eden Park now through May 31.
1 Comment · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Museums have not been immune to the nations economic meltdown Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts endowment has calamitously plunged and Cincinnatis Contemporary Arts Center had to lay off five people, including its public relations director.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
China Design Now, which just opened at Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) and will be there until Jan. 11, 2009, stands poised to be a high-profile exhibition for the museum.