Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Project - Corian Shutters

This was a project I completed in an apartment in Woodside, Queens last month. The shutters are made from Corian which are milled with a very simple pattern and a handle under the panels so you don't need any hardware. The bedrooms in this apartment are very sunny in the mornings, and these shutters do the job in keeping direct sunlight out. And they aren't too heavy and dark, like they would be if they had been made of wood.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Traveling in Ladakh

An image from India, the Ladakh Region. Photo taken by Basar Girit, some five years ago.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Traveling - Tammisaari

We visited my aunt's summer cottage, which is located on an island off the coast of Finland and about two hours from Helsinki. The island on which they live can only be reached by boat, and the closest town is Tammisaari. This is the view from their little dock.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer Traveling - Agia Sophia

I don't think the work on this structure will ever come to completion.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Of Ether and Grace

We have an exhibition up for the next month at The Christopher Henry Gallery on Elizabeth Street, between Grand and Broome. There are two of our installation pieces and a series of new works. Please feel free to go and see it. www.christopherhenrygallery.com

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Traveling - Helsinki at Midnight

Summer Traveling

Well, I don't have any new projects to report as of yet, so I'm going to post some photos of where I've been able to go this summer. My husband and I took a trip to with both family and friends, a long needed and long awaited frenetic adventure through the woodlands of Finland, the wilds of Istanbul and various villages of Turkey. It was such a great pleasure traveling with friends, particularly friends who happen to know their cities inside and out, that we've vowed to do it more often. And since coming back, I've found myself flipping through my photo album over and over again. So instead of waiting to post images of some new projects we are currently working on, I'm going to start a new series of photos of where I've been and what I've seen.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cardboard Shutters

These are some closeups of cardboard shutter mock ups that I've made recently. The real shutters will be made of Corian, but these cardboard ones aren't bad either. So I think I'm going to keep developing them in both materials.

Also, one of our Levent&Romme sculptures will be showing at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City this weekend, represented by the Spring Gallery. It's free admission and a beautiful space right by the river, so please feel take a visit if you can. Also, my pattern lights are available and visible at Voos, a cool little store in Williamsburg. You can see images of them both on their website and ours. Also, we have a new website up with a bit more information then before. I'm going to keep adding to it little by little.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

This Past Weekend

It's been a beautiful weekend. Incredible weather, nice drinks, and a lot of laughing. I met some very interesting people in Park Slope this past Saturday, and had the loveliest conversations, but I only caught their first names unfortunately. Too bad.

We're going to have our new website up and running this week and we'll have a few new blog posts, too. So please keep checking in...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Screens available

We are currently looking for a home for the two screens that we created for Bklyn Designs: The White Screens and The Weave Screen. Please let us know at info@leventandromme.com if you know of a suitable home for our pieces.

Monday, May 11, 2009

BKLYN Designs

We had an incredible weekend at Bklyn Designs. As a young group of designers, it was wonderful to be able to showcase our work for the first time the way we did, and have the opportunity to meet so many people who gave us wonderful feedback on our work. We thank everyone who came to see us. Over the coming weeks, we will be working on our website - making it more informative, straight forward and easier to use - so we hope you will keep your interest in us and check in again. In the meantime, if you have inquiries, please feel free to contact us at info@leventandromme.com and either Anne or I (Fiyel) will get back to you as soon as we can! Thanks again!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Rolling into BKLYN Designs

After setting up our booth at BKLYN designs yesterday - which included rolling the Weave Screen through the streets in Dumbo after the rain finally stopped - we had a great day at St. Annes Warehouse today. Thank you to everyone who came by and looked at our work.
We will be at BKLYN Designs all of this weekend.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Blink, A Coffee Table

Here are some late night photos of our coffee table, The Blink, which will be featured at BKLYN DESIGNS.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Bed Almost Complete

The Aluminum trim is still missing.

Details of the Bed

I assembled the bed for the first time, after having it lacquered, and the above photos are some detail shots of it. The base is currently painted black, but I was wondering if perhaps I shouldn't have gone with a brighter color, something that would have given it some glow. A red, perhaps, or orange? The white lacquered frame is missing the aluminum trim, however. That will be applied at the end by the week.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Screen Wall

Our most recent piece, a wall consisting of two screens weaving in and out of each other, has now been assembled.
The images above show it in its raw state (MDF) before being painted.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

White Screens

The white polyethylene screens are being cleaned up, hole by hole. Drilling the holes on the CNC-router turned out to be only half of the work done...

Head Board Tiles

We are in production mode these days. A few photos of the head board tiles for the bed we are working on. The wood grain and hole patterns are merging beautifully - soon to be subtly toned by a light white-wash.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Time is running short, and we have potfuls to do. Here are some prototypes for our postcards that we have been working on for BKLYN DESIGNS, to give out to our visitors.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Box Theater Project

Three screens milled


Double-layered lamp
Inner shell bass wood, outer shell white translucent plexi-glass, laser-cut
A sketch for our Brooklyn Designs installation