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Architectural Furniture Exhibit Opens at MBUS

Furniture by Architects opened on October 11th at the College of Architecture + the Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios. The exhibition features the work of nine different architects and firms, some of which include FIU professors and students. Alumnus and current MAA student Alan D’Amore exhibits as D’Amore Workshop, and MAA student and Adjunct Professor Mauricio Gonzalez along with alumna Kaelsie Saravia exhibit as Surface Workshop. Also featured in the show are CARTA faculty members: Assistant Professor Nick Gelpi, Instructor and Fabrication Lab Manager Eric Peterson, and Chair of Landscape Architecture Roberto Rovira.

CARTA instructor Nikolay Nedev who co-manages the firm NC-office, curated Furniture by Architects. “I find that a lot of architects are interested in furniture,” said Nedev. He explained how architects have a unique take on furniture construction:“[architects think] a little bit beyond the pragmatic and try to really express the connections and the joinery.”

The nine architects and firms featured in Furniture by Architects are

1521 design studio
D’Amore Workshop
Brillhart Architecture
Gelpi Projects
NC-office
Eric Peterson
PIE Studio
Studio Roberto Rovira
Surface Workshop

Furniture by Architects will run until Monday, November 11, at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Free and open to the public

Photographs provided by Odette Barrientos.

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