Marmol Radzineris regularly featured in leading publications, including many Architectural Digest, Dwell, The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper*, Interior Design, and Architectural Record. Now it is a turn of CovetED Magazine to tell about his recent project with a music icon Lenny Kravitz!
Marmol Radziner is known to be a leader in the field of modern architectural restoration. The founders of the Los Angeles-based firm Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Ron Radziner, FAIA, formed their partnership in 1989. They launched a unique design- build practice led by architects. Since its inception, they have developed a reputation for innovative design and precision in applying construction standards. Marmol Radziner integrates a variety of design services with construction capabilities. A team of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, metal fabricators, carpenters, furniture-makers, and construction crew possess a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that cannot be found at a single-discipline firm.
The company got recognition for its award-winning historic restoration of Richard Neutra’s 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. Additional among their works are restorations of works by Cliff May, Rudolph Schindler, and John Lautner.Marmol Radziner currently employs over 170 employees in their offices, shops, and in the field. Marmol Radziner creates projects that engage the surrounding environment and take a warm, textured approach to modernism that is elegant and timeless. Unique compositions of light, materials, and space, as well as rigorous attention to detail, have garnered projects for clients in the art and creative industries, such as artist James Turrell, art collector Eugenio Lopez, and fashion designer Tom Ford.
The Instrumental Home is a free standing enclosure that includes a living area, kitchen, one bedroom and one bathroom. This interior space maintains a constant connection with the outdoors by the use of full height glazing. The kitchen and living area and bedroom open up to large exterior decks, facilitating a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. The exterior trellis provides a delicate cover for the decks while filtering light into the interior spaces. Like the spaces themselves, the materials are an elegant palette of metal panels, wood flooring and aluminum doors and windows. Interior Inspiration New York City-based design firm Kravitz Design, Inc. conceived the Instrumental Home’s interiors with the goal of creating an efficient, indoor/outdoor living space.
Each area of the pre-crafted, one-bedroom home was smartly considered to maximize use of its compact footprint. In order to bolster the indoor/outdoor living concept, many of the project’s durable exterior materials (metal wall panels, floor tile) are carried inside—effecting a seamless transition and an automatic expansion of the kitchen and living room when the home’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors are open. Other resourceful details, like a kitchen island that doubles as a dining table and a built-in vanity and closets, add to the home’s highly functional qualities. KDI has selected furnishings, such as modular brass-and-leather tables and lightweight cantilevered bar stools, which further complete the flexible and thoughtfully designed interiors.
The legendary music icon Lenny Kravitz founded Kravitz Design, Inc., focusing on residential, commercial, and product design. The company’s team encompasses a diverse group of creative professionals that have executed a variety of projects throughout the world. KDI touts a portfolio of noteworthy ventures around the world, with a range that includes Paramount Bay a 47-story bay front condominium project in Miami, development of pop-up environments for Pepsi’s new Kola House hospitality brand in Milan and Dubai, luxury suites in Las Vegas and Miami Beach for the SLS Hotel brand, a collection of ceramic tiles for Lea Ceramiche and created a collection of sunglasses and watches for the Brazilian brand Chilli Beans. Most recently Kravitz Design undertook the creative vision for the re-launch of world renowned Parisian nightclub L’Arc, designed a limited edition camera and case for Leica called the Correspondent and launched a 20 piece furniture collection with CB2.