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The Black & White Bauletto: A Film by Manù
A one-minute video featuring one white and one black Bauletto Bag from EFM's Manù Leathergoods Collection spinning themselves into a surprise!
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Products Collection, MoMA Design Store
This collection of products—from picture frames to pencil trays—includes a wide array of objects in a variety of materials, with the common denominator of...
House on Lake Erie
The narrow width of this 2 acre site inspired the sequential layout of volumes - garage, guest house, and main house, connected by an enclosed walkway. This...
Franchi Argentieri is one of Rome’s oldest silversmiths, and EFM was among a group of designers invited to reinterpret the craft in contemporary pieces of...
Desking System, Propeller, Knoll
Propeller, which started as a table collection with wire management capability, grew to become a comprehensive system for all types of office space, from training...
Townhouses, Aqua Development, Miami
As one of the architects commissioned to design a new development on Miami's Allison Island, EFM created four townhouses. The two different 4-story townhouse...
DR34M Leathergoods Collection
DR34M Leathergoods Collection is a collection of handbags, travel bags, totes, wallets and accessories handmade in the USA of Italian leather, designed by...
Manù Luxe Leathergoods Collection
The Manù Leathergoods Collection is a collection of handbags, travel bags, totes, wallets and accessories handmade in the USA of Italian leather, designed by...
"In Northern Italy, we got as a gift for school enrollment a backpack with the fur lining typical there. Children with these bookbags on the back... this is an...
Feasibility Study, New York University E-Learning Center
Feasibility Study for NYU Stern School of Business' new online learning facility.
Askew Textile Collection for HBF
Intended for commercial and hospitality applications, this textile collection incorporates references to traditional patterns such as toile and Liberty lilies in...
Occasional Tables, HBF
The Almond and Mitre series of occasional tables for HBF Furniture. Designed to allow different material combinations, both series offer wood or Corian top finish...
Inspired by jewelry, four different earphone designs are meant to appeal to both men and women and across age groups. Structured for an ergonomic and comfortable...
Spinneybeck Architectural Products
EFM designed concept, product and collateral for Spinneybeck's Architectural Products, a collection of handrails, floor and wall tiles, drawer and cabinet pulls,...
As Co-Founder and Creative Director of Articolo, a manufacturer and online retailer of modern high-end side tables, EFM designed a number of products in...
Chair, Cecilia, Knoll
The slender profile of this wood chair belies its ability to easily meet the contract industry’s standards for strength. Inspired both by racing bicycles and...
The Oliver collection makes use of Murano's long tradition of colored glass, but in a new way. When filled, the color at the bottom of each glass is diffused...
Vases, oTTo Collection, Dune
This collection of vases is made from anodized aluminum extrusions mounted to glass bases. The glass and aluminum are connected with a type of glue used...
Lampshade, Tai Ping
EFM developed a new brand concept for Tai Ping, a high-end rug manufacturer, Tai Ping Review. The concept was founded in the reuse of overage materials from Tai...
Pierluigi Ghianda is one of the premier master wood craftsmen working today. EFM worked on many projects with the Ghianda workshop and developed a series of...
Table & Chair, Montina
A dining room collection for the Italian manufacturer Montina. The same table base can carry several different sizes of table tops. The upholstered chair can be...
Pulls, Valli & Valli
A collection of door levers and matching window hardware for the Italian high-end manufacturer Valli & Valli.
Davis & Warshow Showroom, NYC
The Davis & Warshow kitchen and bath showroom combines four formerly separate spaces into one. The entrance tunnel creates a visual focus on the company logo,...
Spinneybeck Corporate HQ, Buffalo, NY
The headquarters and warehouse facility for the Spinneybeck leather company were designed as part of EFM's role as Spinneybeck's Creative Director. Individual...
American Institute of Graphic Arts Renovation, NYC
The renovation of the New York headquarters of the American Institute of Graphic Arts was executed in phases, allowing the AIGA to remain fully functional as the...
Brownstone Renovation, NYC
EFM completely reconfigured the interior of a landmarked, 5-story, 6,000 square foot brownstone, replacing the central staircase and all of the structural...
Interior Renovation, Townhouse, NYC
EFM collaborated with Alexander Gorlin on the renovation of this single-family, Modernist townhouse on New York City's Upper East Side. EFM was responsible for...
House at Austerlitz, NY
Set on a 35-acre property in Columbia County, New York, this 7,000 square foot project consists of two separate volumes – the main house and a guest house –...
NYU Stern School of Business, 11th Floor, NYC
Redesign of NYU Stern School of Business' Dean's Suite and Executive Area.
Times Square Hotel, NYC
EFM developed the concept and all the design elements, including architecture, furniture and graphics, for an urban retreat in the heart of New York City's Times...
Somekh Building, Shanghai
The Somekh building is a historic 5-story building that was gutted during the Cultural Revolution. It is located in the heart of the next wave of development: one...
Frank Lloyd Wright House Renovation, Rye, NY
This 1957 Frank Lloyd Wright house renovation focused on returning this once “seaside cottage” to its original splendor while accommodating contemporary uses...
Upper East Side Apartment, NYC
This project combines two small apartments into one 1,800-square-foot unit in a pre-war building on New York's Upper East Side.
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, NYC
This established New York City gallery exhibits art of many different media and scales: from large sculpture to miniature prints. The loft space is divided into a...
Renovation, NYED School Project, NYC
EFM, with a team of invited architects, takes on a pro bono project with New York Education Design to renovate a public school in collaboration with students in...
Photo Studio, NYC
For this studio built on top of the foundations of an old car repair shop in Chelsea, EFM drew on the industrial architecture of the neighborhood. Downstairs...
San Marco Apartment, Milan
For this renovation of an apartment in Milan’s historic center, EFM Design adapted the space to contemporary needs by accommodating up-to-date technology....
Apartment, Places des Vosges, Paris
In this renovation of an apartment in a 17th century building on Paris' historic Places des Vosges, a self-contained cube fitted with a kitchen floats in the...
Chrome Castle Ship
Study to transform an old cruiseliner into a floating luxury hotel.
Apartment Renovation, NYC
Renovation of a small apartment into a work/live space.
Upper East Side Townhouse, NYC
Graphics & Identity, Manù
Corporate Identity/Branding and online content for Manù, manufacturer and online retailer of high-end leather goods.
Graphics & Identity, Spinneybeck
EFM designed the corporate Identity, product literature, online and print ads, website, and communications for Spinneybeck Leather, premier US leather supplier.
Graphics & Identity, DR34M
Logo, website, and corporate identity for DR34M (Dream), a new brand for high-end clothing and leather accessories.
Redesign Proposal, Manischewitz
As part of a business plan exercise intended to broaden the market of the Manischewitz brand, this proposal capitalizes on the fact that health conscious shoppers...
EFM Design Holiday Cards
EFM Design annual Holiday cards.
Corporate Identity, Articolo
Brand concept and identity program, including e-commerce website, for Articolo, a manufacturer and online retailer of high-end side tables.
Showrooms, Tai Ping
EFM’s series of temporary showrooms for this Hong Kong based high-end carpet and rug manufacturer employ a neutral palette of materials to showcase the vibrant...
Stores, Russell Athletics
EFM worked with Russell Athletics' International Division on a new retail identity for its introduction as an independent brand. EFM developed the branding...
The Manù Bouquet
An in-house produced video for Mother's Day promoting the Manù leather bracelet on Manù's website and other Social Media.
The Manù Snap
An in-house produced video to explain the functionality of the typical characteristic Manù snap fastener, posted on Manù's website and other Social Media.
Manù at Work
An in-house produced video showcasing part of the development and manufacturing process, posted on the Manù website and other Social Media.
Color and pattern studies for project-specific custom textile designs.
Color & Light in Architecture, Venice, 2010
Lecture presented at the Venice, Italy School of Architecture for the Color & Light in Architecture Symposium.
Color Analysis 2012
Color analysis for the forecasting session of the Interiors Committee at the Color Association of the United States [CAUS].
Graphic Identity, Sweetpea
Store and corporate identity design for Sweetpea, a new chain offering high quality coffee and variations on traditional Southern biscuits. The logo incorporates...