“The World is (Y)Our Oyster”
Local luxury riff on...
OrangeHOWELL’s Oysters “Rockefeller” was initially envisioned at Zadie’s Oyster Room (Chef, Mike Campanile) while considering the natural beauty of each oyster as individuals within our diverse democratic society, however polarized politically. Natural uniqueness reaffirmed in every oyster shell, that creation, which is to say LOVE, trumps everything. “The World is Our Oyster”.
December 2017: Fast-forward to a fine gilding techniques at Alpha Workshops, taught by the illustrious Carol Cannon. The nexus of Oysters “Rockefeller” Collection was borne by fusing oceanic elements with epicurean urbanity. Reminiscent of Portuguese Manueline architecture that marks the transition from Late Gothic to Renaissance. Discards transformed, Mother Nature is accentuated into repurposed beauty.
“Design alias” OrangeHOWELL® reinterprets iconic motifs as codified luxury and beautifies the quotidian aiming to instill a relevant perspective.
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller Christie’s Spring Sale, May 8 – 11, 2018 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10020
*All Estate proceeds from the sales will benefit selected charities that Peggy and David supported in their lifetime such as: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Main Coast Heritage Trust, American Farmland Trust, Rockefeller University, to name a few.
Zadie’s Oyster Room: Oysters “Rockefeller” vs. Oysters "Kilpatrick" because everything happens on 12th Street.
Billion Oyster Project’s 5th Annual Party will take place Friday, April 27, 2018, 7–10pm, Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a citizen science project co-ordinated by the New York Harbor School with the goal of restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2030 (Gilded Age of Sustainability, a tipping point...)
OrangeHOWELL, the designer’s great-great grandfather, a Welsh-American, Quaker farmer with ties to the Underground Railroad, is the muse. O.H. Projects are motif focused, elegant versions of symbols, redesigned in NYC’s East Village, a culturally diverse, vibrant community in the United States of America.