Week 3 Events: October4design in New Canaan!

data blogOctober 15, 2021

Nina Anker opened New Canaan’s October4design celebration back in September with her exhibition of solar lighting and sustainable design titled “bio philia” at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society’s Bishop Gallery.

This week, Anker, the founder of nea studios in Brooklyn and an award-winning architect, will give a presentation of her Cocoon House on Long Island. Anker’s lecture will be one of the many highlights of October4design’s third week.

These events are featured this week:

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Tuesday, October 19th

Cocoon House October4design Live New Canaan

Cocoon House Presentation by nea studio: Nina Anker, founder of nea studio in Brooklyn, will discuss her home on Long Island that is renowned for its sustainable and innovative concept, exceptional construction, solar lighting, and fabulous furnishings. The home is the subject of her book, Cocoon House, which will be available for purchase. The 90-minute event is free and begins at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 21st

Gallery Stroll: Participants will be able to check out the individual galleries of Heather Gaudio, Cas Friese, and Jean Jacobs, and also take a look through the Tonk Gallery. The two-hour stroll begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 22nd

Modern House Day Tour kickoff: This event is sold out, but you can put your name on a waiting list by emailing ngeary@nchistory.org. If you already have a ticket, the tour begins at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and will take you on a docent-led journey through three of the town’s architectural masterpieces: The Glass House designed by Philip Johnson, SANAA’s Grace Farms, and the home of Eliot Noyes. You’ll learn about the architects that built each masterpiece and what inspired their designs. Lunch is included. The tour begins at 11:30 a.m.

Cocktail Party at BassamFellows: Architect Craig Bassam and Creative Director Scott Fellows are hosting an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation at the BassamFellows headquarters in Ridgefield. BassamFellows is located in the restored Schlumberger Building that was designed by Philip Johnson. From its inception, BassamFellows has focused on building relationships with some of the world’s leading craftspeople, while forging innovative collaborations across the world of architecture, branding, and design. Tickets can be purchased here. The two-hour event begins at 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 23rd

Modern House Day Tour and Symposium: Get the day started at 9 a.m. with a symposium organized by Cole Akers, the curator and special projects manager of The Glass House. Following lunch, the tour of some of New Canaan’s most prominent modern houses will begin. Architect docents in each house on the tour will explain significant features, and docents on the buses that will shuttle people to each location will point out other New Canaan landmarks. The day concludes with an evening cocktail reception where architects, designers, and visitors can discuss the day’s events. Tickets can be purchased here. Logistical details will be sent when a ticket is purchased. Space is limited.

Hotel Marcel Lecture and Hard Hat Tour: Bruce Becker, the architect and developer of the new boutique hotel in New Haven, will lead a hard-hat tour of the geometrically-designed structure that is a historic rehabilitation of the mid-century modern Pirelli Building that was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1967. The hotel will feature 165 rooms, a restaurant, gallery, and meeting space. The hotel will utilize high-tech materials and emerging technologies to emit a low energy output. It has been named the first Passive House-certified hotel in the U.S. Be one of the first to visit the sustainable masterpiece and learn about Becker’s future plans for the hotel. This event is sold out but you can get on a waiting list by emailing ngeary@nchistory.org. The 90-minute tour begins at 11 a.m.

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A schedule of events for the week on October 25th through the 31st will be posted soon. Check out the entire calendar of events for October4design here.