contributing designers and orange 22 members at the launch party – image © victoria jacob photography

for the new york design week 2008, orange22 design lab launched their ‘botanist’ collection. the project is a new collaboration with 8 designers (yves behar, margo chase, milton glaser, kahi lee, karim rashid, joe ricchio, massimo & lella vignelli and clause zellweger) each providing a design that is then cut into the aluminum benches using water-jet technology. orange22 will also be contributing charity donations equaling the designer’s royalty to a number of social causes. you can read more on the project here

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22
‘albero’ by joe ricchio with kara larsen, 2008 – image © victoria jacob photography

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 milton glaser and margo chase – image © victoria jacob photography

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 dario antonioni of orange22 with karim rashid (center) – image © victoria jacob photography

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 ‘lines’ by massimo and lella vignelli, 2008

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 ‘epigram’ by milton glaser, 2008

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 designers sign their works, clockwise: kahi lee, joe ricchio, lella vignelli and massimo vignelli image © victoria jacob photography

new york design week 2008: 'botanist' by orange22 L-R: milton glaser, massimo vignelli, lella vignelli and dario antonioni of orange22 image © victoria jacob photography

‘botanist’ project website: http://www.botanistseries.com