The Kirtley’s are both working professionals with three children. When they purchased their home in Apopka, they knew that they wanted to completely renovate their kitchen. The kitchen suffered from a boring and outdated look. They wanted to replace the cheap builder grade cabinetry. Their old square edged laminated countertops were chipped and damaged from use. Their cheap standard stainless steel sink was too shallow and the bi-fold door to the pantry didn’t match the rest of the kitchen. In addition, there was no task lighting – often making the space feel dark. The Kirtley’s made a decision to completely renovate their entire kitchen.
Depuis 2014, Beatrix Ruf est Directrice du Stedelijk Museum d’Amsterdam. Elle occupait auparavant le poste de Directrice et Conservatrice en chef de la Kunsthalle Zürich (2001-2014). En 2013, elle était commissaire de l’exposition Neue Welt de Wolfgang Tillmans, coproduite avec les Rencontres d’Arles. Elle a également été commissaire de nombreuses expositions et écrit des essais et catalogues. Beatrix est Membre du conseil de surveillance du Musée d’Art Moderne de Vienne, Membre du comité des programmes du Bundeskunsthalle de Bonn, Mentor du Programme dédié au commissariat d’expositions De Appel Centre d’Amsterdam, Membre du conseil d’administration de la Samdani Art Foundation de Dhaka, Membre du comité scientifique du MAXXI Museum de Rome et enfin Membre du conseil d’administration de POOL , un programme post-secondaire dédié au commissariat d’exposition, basé à Zurich.
Designers, architects, engineers, researchers and other practitioners from all over the world are invited to submit research proposals that can benefit from the know-how and expertise of atelier LUMA .
Proposals should present innovative directions for engagement with local resources and assets, and can range from materials research to social services and impact. Proposals should also outline a research direction and a preferred topic of engagement, with the understanding that atelier LUMA will act as a mediator in the region, connecting designers with local partners and resources, and assisting the research grantees during all steps of their project development.
Grantees will be expected to conduct a maximum of one year research with a flexible period of residence in Arles. In addition to a designer fee, the recipient will receive an allowance to realise their project (subject to scope of proposal).