HAPPENINGS

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FAREWELL TO OUR SUMMER INTERN

August, 2018

With summer’s end we bid a fond farewell to our Intern Kyle Spittle. He will be returning to Philadelphia to continue his studies in Industrial Design at Jefferson University. Over the course of  the summer Kyle further developed his skills in CAD and Solid Works while also exploring techniques in fabrication such as molding and casting. His tireless efforts made a substantive contribution in service of both client and in house projects.

Before working with Hohman Design, Kyle gained early experience as a maker with his costuming endeavor, Vulcan Armory Props. Kyle has researched and created suits of replica armor from narratives in the popular culture. Here you see a flight suit he fabricated based on the video game Titanfall. We will be talking to Kyle, and taking a closer look at his personal creations, on our upcoming YouTube channel. 


INTRODUCTION OF THE HYPNO EYE

January 10th, 2018

Congratulations to HYPNO on the broad release of the new “EYE” selfie-ball. The luminous, app-driven device is unlike anything else in the world of experience marketing. Hohman Design has proudly provided hardware design for HYPNO’s products since 2013, as well as production design services for select HYPNO experiences in highly competitive marketing environments such as SXSW and Art Basel Miami. The challenges of prototyping, developing and manufacturing the EYE have fostered a deeper partnership in innovation between HYPNO and Hohman Design.


HOHMAN DESIGN IS MOVING

FOR RELEASE:

Richmond, VA, Friday May 26th, 2017

Hohman Design announces plans to relocate its business to 3425-B W. Leigh Street. The new studio-office and prototyping facility is scheduled to be ready this July and is located next door to the design firm’s previous address.

After six years of expansion, Hohman Design is consolidating its facilities from a large-scale fabrication shop to a clean environment prototyping space to better serve both client projects and in-house product development.

The new 2000 sq. ft. studio is part of the historic renovation of the entire 3400 block of W. Leigh St. in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Virginia’s capitol city. “This neighborhood has become a hotbed of creative and cultural entrepreneurs,” said Studio Principle Tom Hohman. “We’re glad to stay right here, walking distance from our friends in architecture, design, print making, and more - not to mention the dizzying array of craft food and beverage spots. This is a great place to entertain, build community and stay inspired.” 

HOHMAN DESIGN
3425-B W. Leigh St.
Richmond VA 23230
(704)661-5270

Hohman Design is an industrial product design firm developing furniture, appliances andother exhibits for license as well as for clients. hohmandesign.com


LECTURE AT VCU ARTS CINEMA PROGRAM

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00PM

The VCU Arts Cinema Program will host Tom Hohman to address the 2017 Summer Intensive students as they embark on a series of four films to be produced over the following ten weeks.

With over 25 years of design experience in the motion picture industry, Tom will share his film career biography. Inspired by industrial designer turned production designer, Syd Mead, followed by training at Art Center College of Design, this story includes a full circle journey to Tom's current industrial design practice, Hohman Design.

Find out more: arts.vcu.edu/cinema


WAVE 01 - VCU KINETIC IMAGING DEPARTMENT UNDERGRADUATE SENIOR EXHIBITION

Friday, April 28th, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00PM

Hohman Design is pleased to host one of four “Waves” of the 2017 KI Senior Show. Wave 01, here in the gallery space at Hohman Design, will feature recent video, animation, sound, and emerging media projects, from Kevin Moun, Onirologia (Costantino Toth), Wandaryna Phou, Tiffany Reniva, Morgan Hooper, Allison Cribbs, Natalie Abernathy, John Irving, Rowan Gryder and Mitchell Craft.

This exhibition will be free and open to the public for one night only – Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6-10pm.

Find out more: arts.vcu.edu/kineticimaging  and on Facebook: Wave01 Wave02 Wave03 Wave04


CRITICAL - VCU CRAFT AND MATERIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CANDIDACY EXHIBITION

Opening Reception - Friday, April 21st, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Hohman Design will host the VCU Craft and Material Studies Department Candidacy Exhibition, Friday April 21st through Sunday April 23rd. Opening Reception Friday, April 21st 6-9PM. Soft Closing Sunday, April 23rd 2-6PM. MFA candidates: Jenna Alderiso, Sasha Baskin, Anne Bujold, Magdolene Dykstra, Everett Hoffman, William Lenard, Haiylin Liang, Hollis McCracken, Katey Murphy and Meg Wachs present their explorations in wood, fiber, clay, glass, metal and more. Guests of HOHMAN DESIGN are invited to a private social function in the Studio Office prior to the student’s Opening Reception in the Gallery Space.

Find out more: arts.vcu.edu/craft


CURRENT ART FAIR AMBASSADOR'S GATHERING

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30A

Hohman Design is honored to host an Ambassador's coffee reception for the upcoming CURRENT Art Fair. This informational, for gallerists, special patrons and the press, will take place in a staged gallery setting here at the studio to promote the 2016 main event scheduled for October 2016.

We are further thrilled to announce that we will have the privilege of staging the gallery with the fine art photography of Mark Havens whose work has been published and exhibited internationally. In addition to his studio practice, Havens teaches at Philadelphia University.

Find out more: markhavens.com

This event is invitation only.


CURRENT ART FAIR

Thursday, October 20th - Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Hohman Design is honored to host CURRENT, Richmond’s first contemporary art fair. Art enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to purchase art presented by seven premiere Richmond galleries: ADA Gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, Quirk Gallery and 1708 Gallery.

CURRENT will emphasize accessible opportunities to collect art and will feature works from local, national and internationally recognized artists. CURRENT offers opportunities for collectors of all levels, from new to seasoned, and features special access to many of the area's gallerists and curators. 

The hours for CURRENT are Thursday, October 20, 6-9 PM, Friday October 21, 12–9 PM, Saturday, October 22, 12 - 9 PM, and Sunday, October 23, 12 - 5 PM. Admission is free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets to the Preview reception from 6 - 9 PM on Thursday are $50/ticket and are available at the CURRENT website, and at the door.

Find out more: currentrichmond.com


SHEPARD FAIREY DESIGNS CURRENT LOGO

We are pleased to announce that Shepard Fairey has just unveiled his logo for the CURRENT Art Fair. Hohman Design is hosting the inaugural fair this October, here at our studio warehouse in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond Virginia. We are just blocks away from the landmark radio-tower on Broad Street that served as an inspiration to @obeygiant as he designed the logo for the upcoming event. The brand successfully combines the unique industrial-deco flavor of the area with some of Fairey’s signature take on retro-WPA iconography.