Each year the design world converges upon New York for a citywide celebration of all things design. The events, often referred to as NYCxDESIGN or more inclusively New York Design Week, largely center around the massive International Contemporary Furniture Fair but also include an endless array of other happenings, ranging from the well established Wanted Design to smaller gallery-like exhibitions both in Manhattan and its immediate outlying areas. While this year found me unable to attend, a girl’s got to do her homework; so I present to you the fruits of my Instagram combing, eBlast sorting, and all around thoroughly thorough online hunting. I hope you love the finds as much as I do.
Inspired by the icons of mid-century modern design, award winning artist, craftsman and educator Joe Cariati utilizes ancient glassblowing techniques to create these gorgeous, one-of-a-kind works of art.
NONDESIGN’S NON LINEAR LIGHTING collection combines CNC cut acrylic with full color RGB LED’s. Each lighting module is connected to the next via colored cords, and the full system can be controlled by remote or smartphone.
Part of the Passivation Project by Everything Elevated, these pill-like containers are chemically altered to boost their durability. The treatment also creates a distinctive chromated color modulation that is unique to each piece.
The QuaDror™03 table by Horm.it is built upon designer Dror Benshetrit’s QuaDror support system, which capitalizes on the strength of interlocking L-shaped geometries to create a new structural building block.
Designed by Luur, the U-Bench is an exploration in geometry where one U-shaped tube is welded with a second to create a perfect circle at their point of connection. Now available through The Future Perfect.
Nika Zupanc’s Collection III, designed for the London-based brand Sé, won this year’s ICFF Editors Award for best furniture. Shown above – the collection’s Stardust Sofa upholstered in Neisha Crosland’s Zebra Velvet.
Designed by Kristine Five Melvær and manufactured by the Norway-based Røros Tweed, the 100% natural Naturpledd collection is made using only the sheep’s natural wool colors – excluding all dyestuffs and additives. The line’s striking patterns were inspired by wool treatment techniques such as weaving, braiding, knotting and balling.
Meg Callahan and Andrew Mau’s shaved cowhide rug collection is and experiment in creating material-sensitive, textural patterns. The design and crafting of each piece takes its cues from the characteristics of each individual hide. The collection as a whole, pulls inspiration from landscaping, pet grooming, and shaved head design!
Check back in tomorrow for Part II of D’s New York Design Week 2015 coverage.