Spatial design as it relates to physical interiors, exhibitions or installations, either permanent or temporary, for private, public, commercial or industrial purposes. Examples include: public installations, restaurant/hospitality interiors, office or medical interiors, set designs, retail displays, exhibition booths, etc.
Before starting FOOD in 2018, Dong was a founding partner of Family New York with Oana Stanescu, which led the designs of contemporary art museums in Mantaa, Finland and Maribor, Slovenia, stand-alone stores for Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, the stage design for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour, and residential projects for him and his family in Paris and Los Angeles.
Dong's work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Complex and Wired and has been awarded the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence, the New York Design Award for Best Young Practice and was nominated for the INDEX Awards in Copenhagen. Prior to starting his own practice, Dong worked as a designer at OMA and REX in New York and EHDD in San Francisco, specializing in public, cultural, and hi-density mixed-use buildings.
Dong earned his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley.
Alice is a writer in New York City. She contributes essays, criticism, features, and interviews to the New York Times, Bloomberg, and New York Magazine, and other publications. Alice also copywrites for fashion brands and startups.
Archie Lee Coates IV is a co-founder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., a New York based creative studio that uses art, architecture, and graphic design to initiate ideas around themes that interest them. Past projects include 30' inflatable flowers for Midtown Manhattan, a re-brand of America for SFMOMA and a compilation of all the times Joaquin Phoenix has walked in his films, titled Walking Phoenix. In 2011, he co-founded the quarterly publication CLOG, and in 2010 he co-founded + POOL, an initiative to build the world’s first water-filtering floating pool in New York with Family New York. Archie is also a thesis faculty at School of Visual Arts’ Design for Social Innovation program, where he teaches how to bring ideas to life.
Cass Nakashima is an associate at Food New York working as a Project Lead for a renovation of a 2500sf residence in Soho, new galleries for Milk Studios, renovation of Need Supply Co. flagship, residences for Kanye and Kim Kardashian West in Los Angeles and the Services Building of + POOL.
Hassan Rahim is an artist and art director originally from Los Angeles, now working out of New York.
Jesse is and Architectural Designer. He was worked at Food (Formerly Family) since 2015 and has been the Project Lead on Off-White stores in Tokyo, Singapore and New York, a new community church in the Sydhavnen neighborhood of Copenhagen and the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany. Prior to Food, Jesse worked with DFA Architects, Huff+Gooden, and was a designer at Hassell Studio in Perth, Australia. Jesse earned a Master’s in Architecture at the University of Western Australia and University of Arizona, and a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design at UWA. Jesse is from Perth, Australia.
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