Snarkitecture in Black and White

November 24, 2014 8:10 PM

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For a person like me, who thrives in bold color combinations and patterns, it's fair to say that the monochromatic black and white palette that is almost always used by Snarkitecture took me out of my comfort zone -- and captivated me. Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen, the brains behind Snarkitecture, welcomed me last week in their Brooklyn studio where we discussed their many projects, past, present and upcoming. In their work, the focus shifts from distracting hues to the thousands of possibilities contained in the objects' materials.

The two men have been collaborating since 2008 and have grown their practice under the support of clients and mentors who understand the value of cross-pollination between the disciplines of design, art, and architecture. From small objects to furniture to site-specific installations, there seems to...

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