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About Us

SMART. FRESH. CURATED. Axis Mundi is a leading contemporary architecture and design firm specializing in high-end residential, commercial and cultural projects. Our completed projects in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York, embody glamour, urbanity and sophistication, while simultaneously functioning practically and offering a highly crafted sense of place. Our work embraces the time that we live in. Axis Mundi was founded by John Beckmann in 2004, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design. During his studies, he apprenticed with master minimalist Joseph P. D’Urso and, after graduating, collaborated with other design luminaries. Throughout his career he has honed an astute understanding of the intersections between architecture, design and contemporary art. Beckmann’s honors include a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (1998) and a McDowell Colony Fellowship (2010). He both edited and contributed to The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation and Crash Culture (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), one of the first books to grasp the implications of digital technologies on the fields of architecture and design. Beckmann has also been a visiting critic at Yale School of Architecture, Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design, and he has been a featured guest on Bloomberg TV and NBC's Open House.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Rugs, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Green Building, Home Office Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Wine Cellar Design, Kitchen Remodeling

Areas Served

Chicago, Chicago Heights, Oak Park

Awards

2015: HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design (nominee), 2014: Best of Houzz Design, 2014: Best of Houzz, 2010: MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1998: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

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55 Projects

Chicago, IL

Modern Beach Cottage

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Contact Axis Mundi Design
Axis Mundi Design
321 N. Clark Street,
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60654
Typical Job Cost $50,000 - 2.5 million
License Number Chicago + New York