The Hoxton Collaboration

The Hoxton Collaboration

Dusen Dusen designed and created custom bedding for the London-based hotel’s stateside debut. All 175 rooms in the hotel are outfitted with an exclusive bedding design on jewel-toned headboards. A black and white line print, the design features motifs such as ladders, steps and circles, subtly featuring all the letters in Hoxton. Opened in September 2018, the Williamsburg location is located on Wythe and North 10th and features three restaurants and a lobby open to the public.

Dragon Curve

Dragon Curve

Dragon Curve is an installation of objects, wall pieces and home goods that explores a specific pattern, "Arc," in various iterations and through different widths, colors, and media. The pattern is created by connecting multiple rotations of a simple shape – an arc – at a 90° angle, and is inspired by an infinite fractal pattern first described by NASA physicist John Heighway in the 1960s known as the “Dragon Curve.” The resulting curve is continuous and infinite; it never crosses itself and does not meet at the ends. In her work, Ellen often utilizes mathematical rules to create patterns, isolating one or two factors in order to produce a complex image.

 

The exhibition features collaborations with Bower Studios and Brendan Timmins. With a focus on mirrors, Bower explores perceptions of depth, light and self, and aims to bring unexpected objects and environments into people's lives. The triptych mirror, designed in collaboration with Bower, merges Van Dusen's playful patterns with Bower's innovative take on mirrors. The upholstered chairs, made in collaboration with Timmins, signal a new use and direction for the “Arc” print. Timmins, a designer of semi-functional aestheticized objects, is inspired by hidden processes, material experimentation and the prototype as a unique and self-contained form.

Ddugoff Collaboration

Ddugoff Collaboration

In 2017, Dusen Dusen collaborated with menswear brand DDUGOFF on a summer capsule. The collection consists of five classic button-up shirts in Dusen Dusen's signature prints. The capsule was a natural extension of a custom suit the pair created for Kyle Dixon of Survive for the 2017 Grammys, where he was nominated in the Best Score category for the Stranger Things soundtrack. Ellen and Daniel Ddugoff also attended high school together in Washington DC. The look book, shot in Ellen's childhood home, features her two brothers and father.
Vicky Reps Dusen Dusen

Vicky Reps Dusen Dusen

To launch the 2017 home collection, Dusen Dusen sent comedian John Early down to Fort Lauderdale to represent the line in character as the beloved 'Vicky' on the home shopping tv show "Showcase Marketplace." The segment aired nationally on regional networks alongside businesses that sold products like caffeinated wine and candy themed stuffed toys. Hilarity and true camaraderie between the host and Vicky ensue.
Microsoft Surface Experiments

Microsoft Surface Experiments

In 2016, Microsoft invited Ellen Van Dusen to participate in the Surface Experiments project, a series of collaborations with various creatives exploring a project of their own choosing using the Microsoft Surface. The result is a three-part project designed and built on the Surface Pro 4 by siblings Ellen and Henry Van Dusen. ABC RYB is a book of ten color-separated patterns in vinyl and a series of multi-layer compositions in acrylic, as well as a website that explores these patterns in a digital context. Each of the components is a study in transparency, layers, and the additive and subtractive values of color. Read more about the project here.
West Elm Collaboration

West Elm Collaboration

Dusen Dusen and West Elm produced a range of products for the retailer's summer 2017 capsule. The result is boldly patterned take on outdoor furnishings and textiles. The collection includes indoor textiles such as rugs and throw pillows in some of our iconic prints, as well as upholstered chairs designed in collaboration with Eric Trine. Peep our "Slash" print on Eric's powder coated frames in the photos above!
Paperless Post Collaboration

Paperless Post Collaboration

Paperless Post on a series of brightly patterned invitations as a part of the brand's "Spotlight" series. The set of 10 includes classic prints from past collections as well as new and updated designs, translating the bold and carefree aesthetic that is characteristic of Dusen Dusen's collections onto both paper and digital stationary.
High/Low Jewelry Collaboration

High/Low Jewelry Collaboration

In spring 2016, Dusen Dusen and Sonya Gallardo of High/Low Jewelry collaborated on a capsule of necklaces featuring Sonya's signature double curve necklace in polymer clay. Sonya created a set of 4 necklaces inspired by Dusen Dusen's Spring 2016 prints. Each necklace is hand painted and assembled in Los Angeles.
Workshop Residence

Workshop Residence

In 2015, Ellen and Snips temporarily bid Brooklyn farewell for San Francisco to participate in an artist-in-residence program at Workshop Residence. The program—which invites artists and designers to create products using resources from the Bay Area—allowed Ellen to work extensively with plexiglass and resin, materials outside of the normal Dusen Dusen wheelhouse. During her 6 week long stay at Workshop Residence, Ellen explored a single print through various mediums, resulting in a diverse set of objects: a small apparel capsule sewn from digitally printed fabric, a table and checkers set made of laser cut plexiglass and clear resin, and screen printed vinyl placemats that create a new, layered pattern when stacked.
Visual Magnetics Mural

Visual Magnetics Mural

In spring 2015, Dusen Dusen created a large-scale, interactive magnetic mural in partnership with Visual Magnetics. The sunset hued gradient-on-gradient installation debuted at WantedDesign NYC in May 2015 and was designed in collaboration with Henry Van Dusen. The mural features our Cutouts print, which began with and was inspired by actual paper cutouts. The resulting composition, as seen above, did not last long in its original state as visitors were encouraged to move and play with the shapes to create their own.
Big Bow Project

Big Bow Project

In 2014, Design Within Reach enlisted Dusen Dusen to partake in its Big Bow Project, which challenged designers to envision and create a wrapping for an Eames Lounge and Ottoman. In response, Ellen boxed the Eames set in solid, translucent, and metallic plexiglass panels that were laced together with rubber and fabric rope from her Spring 2015 collection. 
Eric Trine Collaboration

Eric Trine Collaboration

In spring 2014, Dusen Dusen collaborated with California-based designer Eric Trine on a series of furnishings that debuted at Sight Unseen's OFFSITE. The resulting collection consisted of three chairs total, two multi-colored ones in pastel and primary colors, as well as a third in black and white. Each piece featured Eric's signature metal frames while the upholstered fabric showcased the Objects print in six different colorways. In addition, Eric designed and created neon lamps inspired by the different shapes found in the Objects print.