Ladies and Gentlemen…after Milan here is the news from edition 2015 of New York Design Week. In addition to the official exhbition ICFF, the second edition of “Sight Unseen Offsite” it’s confirmed as the platform of great interest to the research of new names on the front of the design. This year in particular have drawn attention United States’s brands with more than 100 new design realities!
So no doubt New York design scene is confirmed as one of the most interesting in the world, below are some of the studies that left me breathless.
“Contour” side/dining tables and beautiful “Polaris” wall lamp from Brooklyn based Bower studio. At Sight Unseen OFFSITE, Bower grows its Contour collection, launching a new marble and tinted-glass coffee table, now made with a lacquered wooden base.
Calico Wallpaper is a line of bespoke wallpaper founded in Brooklyn in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customized and non-repeating wall mural. The studio is pleased to show work this year alongside John Hogan and Ladies & Gentleman Studio, all designers focused on optically pleasing work.
Some pieces from Seattle-based Ladies&Gentlemen Studio focused on creating a diverse set of products, from small objects, home decor goods, and jewelry to furniture, lighting, and beyond. Their open, multidisciplinary approach to design yields an unexpected, ever-evolving set of ideas and experiments collected from their everyday discoveries, explorations, and surroundings.
The amazing “Plants in Cities” system by Huy Bui. The systems are made from natural walnut and char black wood with slivers of copper and steel details. With a practice rooted in environmental design, the designer builds modular terrariums that stack and suspend in space and play host to an interconnected world of micro-ecosystems. The modular units come in a variety of scales and mediums, bridging disciplines from product, furniture, and interiors to architecture and urban design.
Founded in 2015, Rosie Li Studio is a lighting design practice formed by designer Rosie Li and engineer Philip Watkins.The studio forgoes traditional lamp design for building systems driven by science and mathematics, constructing fixtures using modular parts with a focus on simple geometry and pared-down forms.
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