snarkitecture

Established2008
HQBrooklyn, New York
FounderDaniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative design practice founded by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen. They create large-scale projects, installations and objects which focus on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. The studio creates unexpected and memorable moments centred on the importance of experience and openly invite people to explore and engage with their surroundings through the work. The duo met while studying and established Snarkitecture as a formal practice in 2008. Arsham claims the practice is neither art nor architecture but instead “floats in the space” between. Architect Ben Porto joined as a partner in 2014. Together Snarkitecture has created cement pillows for the iPhone 5 and Beats by Dre headphones, fashioned the world’s largest ball pit which sits at 60 metres x 23 metres, and constructed the runway for clothing label En Noir’s New York Fashion Week show. They also boasted collabs with major brands; including designing furniture with Pentatonic and UVA. Snarkitecture had their first comprehensive museum exhibition in 2018, unveiling Fun House as a part of the Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside the National Building Museum in Washington DC. The exhibit charts pieces from across their 10 year history. In 2019, the practice created Snark Park, a multi-faceted, immersive exhibition space that will house a series of art installations, all created by the ground-breaking design studio. Snarkitecture designed the Highsnobiety Crown aluminum key trophies which were handed out to the best designers of the year in 2017. Who has collaborated with Snarkitecture? Snarkitecture has collaborated with the likes of footwear brand Del Toro, Ronnie Fieg’s KITH store, and an installation for COS in Milan plus a temporary store for Odin Fragrances.

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