Bev Koski receives York Wilson Endowment

LABINAC congratulates Bev Koski, recipient of the York Wilson Endowment which will fund the acquisition of six bead works for the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto.

Lisa Meyers has written on how Koski`s practice extends Anishinaabe visual language through a context of materiality, abstraction, modernism, and the language of pattern.

LABINAC commissioned seven bracelets from Bev Koski in 2018, three of which were acquired by Centre national des arts plastiques, France.

Bev Koski’s beadwork is featured in multiple collections such as the  Canadian Museum of History, Carleton Art Gallery, The Indigenous Art Centre Gallery, Thunder
Bay Art Gallery, Textile Museum of Canada.

LABINAC @ NOMAD VIRTUAL DESTINATION – Palais Bulles – online 28th September

We are excited to announce that LABINAC

participates in NOMAD VIRTUAL DESTINATION – Palais Bulles

with the work

Dichroic Glass Chandelier
Designed by Jimmie Durham for LABINAC
Made of dichroic glass & aluminum.

A rare selection of only 50 objects by 50 international galleries inspired by the extravagant Palais Bulles is on sale now, with part of the proceeds going to support the Design Museum.


The showcase is hosted on and can be accessed by clicking on the link

exhibition “BROKEN – light shines through” open thursday through saturday and by appointment

After a wonderful opening weekend the exhibition

                               light shines through

can be visited

Thursdays & Fridays 14 – 19h
Saturdays 12 – 19 h

and by appointment


Lindower Str. 20
13347 Berlin

If you plan to visit please write a mail to:    

We are looking forward to seeing you.



Glass works by Maria Thereza Alves on display at Fondazione Berengo Art Space

LABINAC is excited to announce that new Murano glass designs by Maria Thereza Alves are on display in the exhibition


Curated by Nadja Romain and Koen Vanmechelen
05.09.2020 – 07.01.2021
at Fondazione Berengo Art Space

The exhibition reflects the wealth of contemporary female artists creating works of art in glass.



LABINAC is proud to announce it’s participation in


28 SEPT – 11 OCT 2020


LABINAC opens exhibiton during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2020

Can broken glass be vindicated?
LABINAC announces exhibition during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2020 titled

light shines through

LABINAC, the design collective founded in Berlin by the artists, Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham together with Kai-Morten Vollmer will celebrate the serendipity of light coming from cracks and fissures with an exhibit of new lamps and chandeliers.

“Glass dances with light most magically”, according to Jimmie Durham, who was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in the last Venice Art Biennale.

At Callie’s, a new art space in Berlin, LABINAC will present a collection of recently-made lighting designed by Alves, Durham, Modersohn, and Strinna.

The opening will be on Friday, 11.09.2020 from 6–10 pm at

Lindower Str. 20
13347 Berlin

Callie’s is a non-profit experimental institution founded for the purpose of fostering creativity, cultural exchange, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

For more information please contact:
+49 176 6103 6404
and visit


Jimmie Durham Returns to Venice with LABINAC // Jimmie Durham Ritorna a Venezia con LABINAC


Berlin, 2019/07/29


LABINAC is proud to announce its participation in NOMAD Venice.

As a founder of the design collective LABINAC, Jimmie Durham, along with his partner Maria Thereza Alves and Kai-Morten Vollmer, will participate in the Nomad Design Event in Venice this September.
Durham is looking forward to being in Venice again in September, the city he admires and which he has said, “The artisans of Venice have been an inspiration to me for twenty years or more.”
This May Durham was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by La Biennale di Venezia / Venice Biennale of Art 2019, in which he is also exhibting in the Arsenale and the Giardini. He has already participated in several Art Biennales as well as two Architecture Biennials in Venice, and was a professor at Università Iuav di Venezia 2007.
Alves will come from Brazil where she has been working with indigenous communities on projects related to the Art Biennale of Sydney in 2020 and a new work for the Botanical Garden in Berlin about Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
LABINAC will also feature works by Elisa Strinna, an artist from the Veneto area, and Jone Kvie, a Norwegian artist currently living in Marseille.
LABINAC will be given a special projects space in the NOMAD Venice, which runs from September 5th until 8th in the historic Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel.

for more information please contact:
+49 176 6103 6404
and visit




Berlino, 29/07/2019


LABINAC è orgogliosa di annunciare la propria partecipazione a NOMAD Venice

In qualità di fondatore del collettivo di design LABINAC, Jimmie Durham, e con la sua compagna Maria Thereza Alves e Kai-Morten Vollmer, parteciperanno al Nomad Design Event che si terrà a Venezia a settembre.
Durham è entusiasta di poter essere ancora una volta a Venezia questo settembre, la città che ammira e di cui ha detto, “Gli artigiani di Venezia sono stati fonte d’ispirazione per me da oltre venti anni”.
A Maggio Durham è stato insignito del Leone D’Oro alla carriera alla Biennale di Venezia del 2019, nella quale ha anche esposto nell’Arsenale e nei Giardini. Durham ha partecipato già a numerose Biennali d’arte e Biennali di architettura a Venezia, ed è stato professore all’Università Iuav di Venezia nel 2007.
Alves lo raggiungerà dal Brasile dove sta lavorando con alcune comunità indigene su progetti legati alla Biennale d’arte di Sydney 2020 e ad un nuovo lavoro per L’orto Botanico di Berlino sulla Foresta Atlantica del Brasile.
LABINAC metterà in mostra anche i lavori di Elisa Strinna, artista veneta, e di Jone Kvie, artista norvegese che attualmente vive a Marsiglia.
Uno speciale spazio per i progetti sarà destinato a LABINAC all’interno della NOMAD Venice, che avrà luogo dal 5 all’8 settembre nello storico Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel.
artist currently living in Marseille.

Per maggiori informazioni contattare
+49 176 6103 6404

Oppure visitare


LABINAC shows selection of designs during the Gallery Weekend Berlin

After our first participation in Milano Design Week 2019, we are happy to announce that a selection of designs will be on view in Berlin on the 27th and 28th of April, from 12-18h.

Please visit us at:

c/o Pirol Studios
Bülowstr. 56 HH 1st floor
10783 Berlin

LABINAC exhibits at MILANO DESIGN WEEK – Fuorisalone 2019

We are happy to announce that the deisgn collective LABINAC will participate in the Milano Design Week – Fuorisalone 2019 with designs by Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Bev Koski, Jone Kvie, Elisa Strinna et. al.

Please visit us at

Via Sansovino 27
20133 Milano

and join us for an aperitivo on the 10th of April from 6-8 PM.



LABINAC comes to ITALY // LABINAC arriva in Italia

Press Release

Berlin, 2019/03/06

LABINAC comes to Italy

The design collective LABINAC, started in 2018 in Berlin by Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham, will participate in the Milano Design Week – Fuorisalone in Milan from April 8 through April 14 of this year.
Labinac will present furniture, lighting, jewelry and elements for interior design such as hand-blown glass vases.
The showroom is at the Rabotaroom on Via Sansovino 27 in Milan.
Alves and Durham traveled to Naples, Capua and Nola earlier in the year and found chestnut wood lumber hundreds of years old and broken sheets of exotic marbles. Marcello de Giudice and his family at the Nolana Foundry in Nola are producing benches and tables from these, following LABINAC’s designs.
LABINAC has commissioned design works by artists such as sculptural bracelets by Bev Koski from Thunderbay, Canada, hand-crafted porcelain lighting by Elisa Strinna from Padua, Italy and an olive wood shelf unit by Jone Kvie from Stavanger, Norway. The artist Trude Tortora of Naples has agreed to make special woven straps for some of Durham’s gold jewelry.
LABINAC is also showing from Brazil, ceramic works by Arupo Waura, a Wauja master ceramicist from Mato Grosso do Sul, hand-woven necklaces by the Huni Kuin weaver, Maria Rosilene Silva Pinheiro, stunning glass bead necklaces by the Kayapo and gourd bowls with geometric designs by the Tapirapé and Karaja.
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Berlino, 06/03/2019

LABINAC arriva in Italia

Il collettivo di design LABINAC, lanciato nel 2018 da Maria Thereza Alves e Jimmie Durham, parteciperà alla Milano Design Week – Fuorisalone che si terrà a Milano dall’ 8 al 14 Aprile di quest’anno.
LABINAC presenterà mobili, lampadari, gioielli ed elementi per l’arredamento di interni come vasi in vetro soffiato.
Il salone d’esposizione sarà nella Rabotaroom in Via Sansovino 27 a Milano.
Alves e Durham, durante un viaggio a Napoli, Capua e Nola all’inizio di quest’anno, hanno ritrovato del legno di castagno vecchio centinaia di anni e dei frammenti di lastre di marmo esotico. Marcello de Giudice e la sua famiglia, alla Fondazione Nolana a Nola, stanno attualmente producendo delle panche e dei tavoli da questi materiali, sulla base del design LABINAC.
LABINAC ha commissionato lavori di design ad artisti come Bev Koski di Thunderbay (Canada), che ha realizzato braccialetti scultorei, Elisa Strinna di Padova (Italia) che ha realizzato lampadari di porcellani fatti a mano e Jone Kvie di Stavanger (Norvegia) che ha realizzato delle mensole in legno di olivo. L’artista napoletana Trude Tortora ha accettato di realizzare degli speciali cinturini intrecciati per alcuni dei gioielli in oro della collezione Durham.
LABINAC metterà in mostra anche oggetti provenienti dal Brasile, lavori in ceramica di Arupo Waura, maestro ceramista Wauja da Mato Grosso do Sul, collane intrecciate a mano della tessitrice Huni Kuin, Maria Rosilene Silva Pinheiro, stupefacenti collane in perle di vetro di Kayapo e contenitori di cucurbitacea con decorazioni geometriche realizzate dai Tapirapè e Karaja.
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