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EDUN Americas, Inc. Showroom & Offices / Spacesmith

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Courtesy of Spacesmith

EDUN is a progressive fashion company launched in Spring 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono. In May 2010, Spacesmith was retained to design the lifestyle fashion brand’s new 8,600 square foot space to house offices; a showroom; design, production & marketing teams; and a sample room on the corner of Grand and Mercer Streets in Soho. The design intent was to keep the new construction to a minimum while allowing natural daylight to penetrate into the space and to embrace EDUN’s commitment to sustainability. It was fundamental to EDUN that Spacesmith design the space using reclaimed and salvaged materials and furnishings and to work with local vendors, craftsmen and craftswomen.

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Architect: Spacesmith Location: New York City, New York, USA Project Area: 8,600 sqf Project Year: 2010 Project Team: Jane Smith, Partner in Charge; Charles Patten, Design Principal; Ambar Margarida, Stefan Danicich Photographs: Courtesy of Spacesmith

EDUN is founded on the premise of trade for aid as a means to create jobs and alleviate poverty. The brand aims to raise awareness of the possibilities in Africa and encourage the fashion community to do business there. To help achieve this goal, EDUN is investing in the development of sustainable, community-based projects in Uganda and Kenya that focus on the environment, health care and education.

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Reclaimed Barn Wood: Pioneer Millwork General Contractor: Legacy Builders Task Seating: Knoll-Chadwick Chairs

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Cite:Christopher Henry. "EDUN Americas, Inc. Showroom & Offices / Spacesmith" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/142040/edun-americas-inc-showroom-offices-spacesmith/>