Today is the final day of D’s New York Design Week (NYCxDESIGN) coverage, where I’ll present the lion’s share of my personal favorites from all that went down this May. There is lots of eye candy in store so sit back, scroll away, and enjoy!
Above – Grain debuted a great new line of furnishings at this year’s ICFF. I’m especially loving the tables, which took their inspiration from hand carved African stools. The scooped out top is achieved via a CNC router.
For this year’s ICFF, Ercol Furniture teamed up with the textile and wallpaper artists, Timorous Beasties, to upholster their timeless (1950s deigned) Studio Couch in New York City Toile. A great mix of past and present.
Hot off the presses from Benjamin Klebba and Matt Pierce of Phloem Studio – the Peninsula Chair!
The brainchild of Oslo based designer Andreas Engesvik, the Bunad Blanket was inspired by the traditional costumes (bunad) of Norway. Available in five different designs, each blanket is manufactured in the Mandal Weaving Mill - one of Norway’s leading producers of woolen goods.
Composed of notched wooden planks and poles accented with brass supports, the Primo Shelving System, designed by the Chicago based Casey Lurie Studio, assembles intuitively and without the need for additional pieces or hardware.
Intended as a display case for your food, these recycled green glass domes may be placed on top of their accompanying wooden disk or used as a bowls with wooden lids. Produced by Panorámica – a cooperative formed by a group of young and talented Mexican designers.
Debuting their new private label furniture and lighting collection at ICFF 2013, The Future Perfect brought in designer Russell Pinch to create the Goddard Sofa seen above. Complete with a sustainably harvested beech wood frame, a hand tied coil spring seat, and filled with natural materials such as coconut fiber, horse hair, natural latex and wool – this piece decidedly takes its cues from the past.
On the occasion of the ICFF 2013, Molteni&C and Dada presented “Vivere alla Ponti” (Living Ponti-style). The event served to promote a new collection of furnishings designed by Gio Ponti between 1934 and the 1950s. The armchair shown in the image above was originally designed by Ponti in 1934 for Rubelli.
Part of Ladies & Gentlemen’s 2013 Maru / Mirage Series, the coffee table and corner shelf shown above play with the dizzying optical effects created by mirrors set at angles to one another.
The vision of Chicago based designer Elliot Eakin, the Ages Occasional Table is composed of three pie shaped slices of metal, which are supported and held firmly in place (while never touching) by a tripod of silicon bronze legs.
Keiou Design Lab debuted their new 3-dimensional interior wall panel collection made from Dalpi (a pourable stone made from fine grained pure white jade and other natural minerals).
Produced by Panorámica - a cooperative formed by a group of talented young Mexican designers – this suspended terrazzo planter was created with tight quarters and city living in mind.
‘Desktop Empires’ created by designer Colin Wilson for the Tools for Everyday Life project, are some seriously display worthy building blocks.
Designer Carlo Aiello received this year’s prestigious ICFF Studio Award for his Parabola Chair shown above. Having just opened his own studio, Carlo Aiello Design in 2013 – an atelier that focuses on innovative contemporary industrial design – I think it is fair to say he is off to a great start.
Graphic designer, photographer and artist Stephan Hengst has come out with a new collection of metallic wallcovering, entitled Shining Armor (shown above).
The collapsible Spin (spider in Dutch) stool by Designer Daphne Zuilhof was part of the ‘Negative Space’ exhibit, presented by Sweden’s Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design at this year’s ICFF.
Founded by designer and illustrator Katie Deedy, Grow House Grow specializes in narrative inspired wallpaper design. That Highly Intelligent Clam and In the Bathhouse (both shown above) were inspired by two separate New York Times articles published in the summer of 1909.
Nervous System is a Massachusetts based design studio, which creates and utilizes computer simulations to generate unique designs which they then digitally fabricate into existence. The Orbicular Lamp series, inspired by how veins form on leaves, is lit from withing by eco-friendly LED’s. The computer program that generates the lamps’ 3D printed nylon plastic shades ensures that each and every one is a one-of-a-kind piece.
Making its debut at this years ICFF, was Nervous System’s new version of their Radiolaria web app which now allows anyone to design their own custom cellular table. The app enables customers to select for table height, leg number and finish option, as well as which ‘cells’ will hold Plexiglas inserts. Once a table has been generated and finalized within the computer, an order is placed and Nervous system uses a CNC router to carve it into existence from a sheet of Baltic birch plywood.
I hope you all found some new things to love! For additional D coverage on NYCxDESIGN 2013, I recommend the following posts – Wanted Design, Reclaim X2, Contemporary Craft Finds, and Lighting Favorites.