May 15, 2013
Axis Mundi Begins Design
on Bond Street Loft
Design has begun on an amazing 4,000 sq. ft. loft.
The Robbins & Appleton Building is a historic building
located at 1-5 Bond Street in New York. Built in 1871,
the building was used to manufacture watch cases.
It was designed by architect Stephen Decatur Hatch
in the Second Empire style. The building features an
ornate cast iron facade and stunning blue mansard roof.
April 11, 2013
New York Magazine
Space of the Week
Wendy Goodman takes her followers on a tour
of the light-filled duplex Axis Mundi recently
completed in the Meat Packing district.
See the transformation with before and after photos.
Axis Mundi Receives 2013
‘Best Of Houzz’ Award
Axis Mundi has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013
in the Design Category by Houzz, the leading online
for residential remodeling and design. The design firm
was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users
that comprise the Houzz community.
Axis Mundi Designs
Axis Mundi is collaborating with Blaze Makoid Architecture
on a new house in South Hampton. The firm is designing the
interiors for a previous VIP client. Scheduled completion
is summer of 2013.
UES Duplex in Former
Gimbel’s Department Store
Axis Mundi is nearing completion of an extensive
renovation of a duplex apartment in the former Gimbel’s
department store. The design for a three bedroom
apartment features two curved folded steel staircases.
Axis Mundi Interior
Sets the Stage
for Carini Lang’s
Ad in Elle Decor
Axis Mundi Chosen to
Design Jovani Showroom
Jovani, a designer of glamorous cocktail and evening
wear, has chosen Axis Mundi to redesign their 3,000 sq. ft.
headquarters in the Garment Center.
Axis Mundi Designs
Previous Project Again!
The firm has been hired by the new owner of a previously
designed Upper West Side duplex to redesign the apartment
again. Construction to begin May 2013.
Grand Army Apartment
Featured in the
New York Observer’s
in Charge of UES
Construction has begun on a 3,000 sq. ft townhouse
(built in 1899). The extensive renovation is schedule
for fall 2013 completion date.
Early American Modernism
Axis Mundi has acquired a rare pair of museum quality
Westport/Adirondack chairs manufactured by Harry C. Bunnell
in 1905. Bunnell received a patent for the design after his
hunting buddy, Thomas Lee, developed the chair in 1903.
Westport Chair circa 1907, designed and produced by
Harry C. Bunnell, Westport, NY. Impression on the back reads
"U.S. Pat. JULY 18, 1905/CANADIAN PAT. FEB. 5, 1907
MFD BY H.C. BUNNELL/WESTPORT, N.Y."
height: 37 in. (94 cm); depth: 39 in. (99 cm); width/length: 38 in. (97 cm)
Meat Packing Duplex
The meat-packing duplex features a dramatic
cantilevered and folded steel stair.
Axis Mundi Selected
to Design Loft and
Rooftop Garden in Soho
(3,000 sq. ft.)
July 13, 2012
Fast Company Features
the Cloud House
The Cloud House in rural Colorado is what you'd get
if Jony Ive got into architecture... Full story
Revved Up With Red
Axis Mundi offers tips on incorporating color and pattern into
your home palette in the summer issue of Minted Magazine.
Page 117 - read it online here!
We Love Architecture
Axis Mundi is pleased to be participating in Architecture
for Humanity’s “I Love Architecture” charity auction,
alongwith a very inspiring group of contributors, including
Kengo Kuma, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind,
Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and many others.
Revels in New York
Designer John Beckmann explains architectural
hacking and the city’s lagging avant-garde
architecture scene in The Revel In New York Guidebook.
Axis Mundi to Design KIPP
Foundation Headquarters, NYC
Axis Mundi Tapped to Design
Skyboxes + Galleries for
Christie’s at 20 Rock
Meets Gio Ponti at
8:23 minute video duration.
Museum Quality ‘Easy’ Chairs
Axis Mundi has acquired a rare pair of 'Easy' armchairs
designed by Pierre Jeanneret, model no. PJ-SI-29-A,
from Chandigarh, India, ca. 1955-1956.
Teak, wicker. Compass-shaped legs. 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm.) high
Special commission for the Panjab university, Chandigarh, India
John Beckmann juries
Design Excellence Awards
(Chicago, IL) Awards were announced on Designight
on Navy Pier, October 28, 2011.
Pimm Fox Interviews
John Beckmann on
7:16 minute video duration.
Beckmann on Jury
of Architizer Competition
Axis Mundi at
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi selected their favorite classic
pieces for an exhibition that will run through November 1st.
John Beckmann Receives
14th Street Apartment
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi acted as a design consultant
with some quick tips on how to vitalize a Dining Area
with color-field striped wallpaper, Tom Dixon felt chairs,
carbon-fiber Moooi chandelier, and a Saarinen dining table.
John Beckmann on LX-TV’s Open House NYC
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi has been retained to design
the new East Coast headquarters of DonorsChoose.org.
The 6500 sq. ft. loft is scheduled for completion in
April 2010. This project was made possible through
the 1% program of Public Architecture.
Peace Pentagon Concept
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi proposes a dramatically folded
‘brise-soleil’ facade for the rehabilitation of the Peace
Pentagon building located at 339 Lafayette Street in NYC.
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi has been commmisioned
to design the interiors and garden for a residential
townhouse on Jane Street in the West Village.
Expected completion: Summer 2010.
Downtown by Starck
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi has completed the
interior design for two apartments in the Philippe
Starck building at 15 Broad Street across from the
New York Stock Exchange.
A Twenty-First Century
Concept for Far Rockaway
(New York, NY) In an effort to revitalize the historic 1940’s
beach bungalow community in Far Rockaway, Queens,
Axis Mundi proposes a morphed bungalow/Surf Club.
Beckmann Takes On
Jean Nouvel at
MoMA Tower Showdown
Read about it here!
Axis Mundi Unveils
Alternative Design for
MoMA Tower, NYC
“sheer, outright lunacy...”
“a thoroughly-explored and self-initiated project...”
—The Architect’s Newspaper
“Absolutely unforgettable with its trippy design...”
on Prospect Park
(New York, NY) Axis Mundi has been commissioned
to design one of the 3 bedroom units in this new
building at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. The
project is scheduled for completion April 2010.
Axis Mundi deploys Toy
Soldier Security Barricades
(New York, NY) With an ongoing seven year old war in
Iraq, the United States continues to be on elevated
terrorist alert. And yet, the threat has never been
less visible. In repsonse to this, the maverick design
firm Axis Mundi proposes a compelling reminder in the
form of larger-than-life size security baricades.