Dezeen’s documentary Elevation launched in New York earlier this week at a premiere attended by leading designers and architects.Dezeen co-founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs introduces ElevationThe 18-minute movie, which explains how drones will change architecture, cities and society, was shown for the first time at Public, Ian Schrager’s new hotel on the Lower East Side.
The premiere at was Public in New York was attended by over 200 guestsOver 200 guests attended the screening, held on Sunday in Public Space at the hotel designed by Herzog & de Meuron.Stephen Burks, Patrizia Moroso and Abdou Salam Gaye were among the guests at the premiere and the VIP dinner afterwardsAttendees included architects Claesson Koivisto Rune and Dara Huang; designers Lee Broom and Philippe Malouin; interior designer Afroditi Krassa; and artists Joep van Lieshout and Camille Walala.
Ravi Naidoo and Philippe Malouin joined Dezeen’s Fairs to celebrate the launch of ElevationThe movie, described by UK culture secretary Matt Hancock as “mind-blowing”, was introduced by co-directors Marcus Fairs and Oliver Manzi of Dezeen.Julia Jomaa, Camille Walala and Afroditi Krassa attended the premiereThe premiere was followed by a dinner at Public’s Bowery Garden restaurant, which was attended by VIP guests and Dezeen Awards judges including Patricia Moroso, Stephen Burks and Ravi Naidoo.Judy Dobias, Julie Taraska and Joep van Lieshout were guests at the launchThe dinner marked both the launch of the movie and the start of the countdown to the final deadline for entries to Dezeen Awards, which falls on 30 June.
Lee Broom and Emily Wadsworth, Dezeen’s head of digital, at the premiereThe world premiere was followed by a European premiere held in London during Clerkenwell Design Week. Private screenings of Elevation are taking place in Venice this week at Casa Flora, our base in the city during the Venice Architecture Biennale.Following the premiere, Bowery Garden hosted a dinner for Dezeen Awards judges and other VIP guestsFurther screenings will take place around the world over the coming weeks. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletters to get details on these and other Dezeen events.